Theban Necropolis

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From Sharm El Sheikh: Guided Day Trip to Luxor by Plane

1. From Sharm El Sheikh: Guided Day Trip to Luxor by Plane

Experience Luxor in all of its splendor on this full-day guided trip from Sharm El Sheikh. Enjoy the convenience of private van transportation and a round trip flight. Savor local flavors with a delicious lunch at a local restaurant.  After pickup from your hotel in a private and air-conditioned vehicle, transfer to the airport to board your plane to Luxor. Once you arrive, head to the Karnak Temple complex. See the street of the Sphinxes, the hypostyle hallway with 134 gigantic pillars, and the obelisks of Queen Hatshepsut and Tutomosis I. Continue to the Theban Necropolis on the west bank of the Nile to see where the pharaohs were laid to rest.  Stroll through the Valley of the Kings where you can visit tombs from 3 different dynasties. Admire a masterpiece of ancient architecture at the Mortuary Temple of Hatshepsut. Finally, visit the Memnon Colossi, which are two of the largest ancient statues in Egypt, which date back to the era of King Amenhotep III. At the end of the day, fly back to Sharm El Sheikh and your private driver will take you back to your hotel.

From Hurghada: Luxor Highlights Private Day Tour with Lunch

2. From Hurghada: Luxor Highlights Private Day Tour with Lunch

Pick you up from your hotel by our tour guide, then drive approximately 240 km to Luxor. Arrive in Luxor and begin your trip by visiting East Luxor. The Luxor temple is a large ancient Egyptian temple complex located on the east bank of the Nile River in the city today known as Luxor. It was constructed approximately 1400 BCE. The Egyptian language refers to it as Rest or the southern sanctuary. Karnak Temple Complex, also known as Karnak, is a sprawling collection of decayed temples, chapels, pylons, and other buildings near Luxor. The complex was built during Senusret I's time in the Middle Kingdom (around 2000–1700 BC) and continued until the Ptolemaic period (305–30 BC). Lunch at one of the Egyptian restaurant's cuisine. The next stop on the journey is the Valley of the Kings, also known as the Valley of the Gates of the Kings, which is a valley in Egypt. Between the 16th and 11th century BC, rock-cut tombs were discovered for the Pharaohs and powerful nobles of the New Kingdom. Then visit The Mortuary Temple of Hatshepsut, also known as the Djeser-Djeseru. Pharaoh Hatshepsut of the Eighteenth Dynasty, who passed away in 1458 BC, was the architect of the temple that lies underneath the cliffs at Deir el-Bahari on the western bank of the Nile close to the Valley of the Kings. End the tour by visiting the Colossi of Memnon, two massive stone statues of the Pharaoh Amenhotep III, who reigned in Egypt during the Eighteenth Dynasty of Egypt. Theban Necropolis, which is located west of the River Nile, has been their location since 1350 BCE, and they have been there since then. At the end of the tour drive you back to Hurghada hotel

From Hurghada: Luxor Private Guided Day Tour with Lunch

3. From Hurghada: Luxor Private Guided Day Tour with Lunch

As per your request time pickup from your hotel/airport by our tour guide then start drive about 240 km to Luxor. Arrive Luxor begin your trip by visiting East Luxor. the Luxor temple is a large ancient Egyptian temple complex located on the east bank of the Nile River in the city today known as Luxor and was constructed approximately 1400 BCE. In the Egyptian language it is known as ipet resyt, "the southern sanctuary hen visit the Karnak temple Complex, commonly known as Karnak, comprises a vast mix of decayed temples, chapels, pylons, and other buildings near Luxor. Construction at the complex began during the reign of Senusret I in the Middle Kingdom (around 2000–1700 BC) and continued into the Ptolemaic period (305–30 BC). Lunch at one of the Egyptian restaurants cuisine. Then continue the trip by visiting The Valley of the Kings, also known as the Valley of the Gates of the Kings, is a valley in Egypt where, for a period of nearly 500 years from the 16th to 11th century BC, rock-cut tombs were excavated for the pharaohs and powerful nobles of the New Kingdom. Then visit The Mortuary Temple of Hatshepsut, also known as the Djeser-Djeseru. Built for the Eighteenth Dynasty pharaoh Hatshepsut, who died in 1458 BC, the temple is located beneath the cliffs at Deir el-Bahari on the west bank of the Nile near the Valley of the Kings. End the tour by visiting The Colossi of Memnon are two massive stone statues of the Pharaoh Amenhotep III, who reigned in Egypt during the Eighteenth Dynasty of Egypt. Since 1350 BCE, they have stood in the Theban Necropolis, located west of the River Nile from the modern city of Luxor. At the end fo the tour drive you back to Hurghada hotel or airport.

Cairo: 4 Nights 5 Days Nile Cruise to Luxor by flight

4. Cairo: 4 Nights 5 Days Nile Cruise to Luxor by flight

Day 1: Arrival Transfer to Nile Cruise & Luxor East Bank You will be pick up from your Hotel In Cairo by our representative to Cairo airport to catch the Flight to Luxor. Once in Luxor, Our licensed tour guide will meet and assist you at Luxor Airport/Railway station or Hotel to be transferred by A/C van to your 5 stars Nile Cruise to check in before lunch. Have lunch on board. Then, start your tour by visiting the largest temple ever; Karnak Temple built through 2000 years, covering an area of about 63 acres. Then we proceed to visit the famous temple of Luxor; Luxor Temple Proceed to visit Luxor Temple, where ancient Egyptian, Christian, and Islamic features are exhibited. Admire its obelisk and statues. Back to the cruise and have Dinner on board. Day 2: Luxor West Bank After Breakfast start the visit of the West Bank to explore the Theban Necropolis by visiting the Valley of the Kings, where the pharaohs from the New kingdom hewn their tombs in the mountains aiming to hide their treasure and protect their mummies. Then to the Mortuary temple of the famous queen Hatshepsut at El Deir El Bahari. End your tour in the West Bank by a photo stop in front of the gigantic statues of Memnon. Return back to the Cruise by noon to have your lunch. Start sailing down the River Nile to cross Esna Lock. Day 3: Edfu temple, Kom Ombo temple, Enjoy Sailing Breakfast on board then with our tour Guide will pick you up once the cruise land Visit the Temple of Horus in Edfu after you finish your tour will transfer you back to the cruise then sail to Kom Ombo. Lunch on board. Visit The Temple of Kom Ombo Shared by the Two Gods Sobek & Haroeies in Kom Ombo. Day 4 - Aswan Tour (Philae Temple, High Dam) & Departure Transfer After breakfast. Discover with your guide the highlights of Aswan and listen to the story of the Nubian immigration. Start your tour by visiting the High Dam; achieved in 1960 to protect Egypt from the flood and generate electric. Proceed to visit the Philae Temple dedicated to goddess Isis using a small motorboat to get there. Later on, you will be transferred to Airport to catch the flight to Cairo and our Driver will pick you up from Cairo Airport to transfer you to your Hotel in Cairo and End of Trip. Day 5: Disembarkation from Cruise Check out after breakfast. Discover with your guide the highlights check out after breakfast. Then our representative will accompany you to Aswan airport to take your flight to Cairo. Optional Excursion to Abu Simbel temple

From Aswan: 6-Day Nile Cruise to Luxor with Balloon Ride

5. From Aswan: 6-Day Nile Cruise to Luxor with Balloon Ride

Day 1/ Start your first day of our journey with an easy and fun visit to Aswan High Dam and the Unfinished Obelisk. Our representative will pick you up from your accommodation in Aswan in the morning to start the tour with Aswan High Dam, The Aswan Dam was an enormous project, lasting more than 10 years and costing more than a billion dollars. it controls the flow of the Nile River. The dam protects people living near the banks of the Nile from both floods and drought. After admiring the brilliant engineering skills in building the dam enjoy a quick time traveling on your visit to the Unfinished Obelisk, Abandoned thousands of years ago in the quarries of Aswan, the Unfinished Obelisk is a granite would-be monument that was never finished. It is one of the most important archaeological finds in Egypt for the insight it has provided into ancient stonemasonry methods. After the tour, the driver will take to enjoy an Egyptian dinner in a local restaurant before you head to the hotel booked for you in Aswan rest before our driver picks you up again at 5 pm to visit the colorful Nubian village, admire the beautiful Nile views on the motorboat ride that will take you to the Village, the most colorful and feel-good villages in the entire country.then enjoy your dinner in the village. After the unique visit, our driver will take you to the hotel to collect your luggage then head to the Nile cruise booked for you spend the next 5 nights.  Day 2/ After enjoying your breakfast on board our driver will pick you up from the reception to visit the beautiful temple of Philae, Dedicated to the goddess Isis, the Temple of Philae is located in a beautiful setting, landscaped to match the original site of the temple when it was relocated. then back to the cruise for lunch. enjoy your time on a 5-star ship before our driver picks you up to admire the sunrise in Aswan on a felucca ride. then back on the ship to have dinner and spend the night.  Day 3/ Early in the morning, our driver will pick you up from the reception to visit the most beautiful temple in Egypt (kindly check out before you leave and leave your luggage in the reception).    Relax in an air-conditioned vehicle and enjoy the car trip to The Great Temple of Abu Simbel, Dedicated to the Ancient Egyptian gods Amun, Ra-Horakhty, and Ptah and Ramesses himself, they are considered to be the most beautiful of the temples commissioned during the Pharaoh's reign.   After the overwhelming visit to the temple, you'll be back on the cruise to have lunch and start the sailing until you reach Kom Ombo where our guide will be waiting for you.    The guide will pick you up from the reception to visit the unique temple of Kom Ombo, Tit is in fact a double temple, dedicated to Sobek the crocodile god, and Horus the falcon-headed god. The layout combines two temples in one with each side having its own gateways and chapels.   and back again to the ship to enjoy the sailing.  Day 4/ in the morning after enjoying breakfast onboard, our guide will pick you up from the reception to visit the hidden gem in Edfu, Horus temple, As the largest temple dedicated to Horus, one of Egypt's most important historic deities, statues of the falcon-headed god are found throughout the complex, and its extensive wall carvings have provided valuable information to historians about the Hellenistic period of Egyptian history: the exquisite reliefs give us insight into the religion, mythology, and way of life during the era. Then back to the ship to enjoy the luxurious life and have some quality time with friends and family.  Day 5/ Enjoy an early start for one of the best if not the best experience in Luxor, The hot air balloon ride.    Our driver will pick you up from the reception to join a small group and take you to the hot air balloon ride airport. enjoy Watching the magical sights of Luxor drift by below.    after the magical ride, you'll be back on the ship to enjoy breakfast, and then your private guide will be waiting for you along with the private driver to visit Luxor East bank, starting with The biggest temple in Luxor, The Karnak Temple, which is home to three main temples, several smaller enclosed temples, and several outer temples - combining the achievements of many generations of ancient builders over 1500 years.   The next destination is the temple of Luxor, This beautiful temple was the main function during the annual Opet celebrations  After the unique adventure, the driver will drop you off back on the cruise to enjoy lunch and rest before our representative picks you up in the evening to one of the most surreal experiences in Luxor, The Sound and Light Show in the temple of Karnak, after the show our driver will take you back on the ship to have dinner and spend the night.  Day 6/ Our driver will pick you up early in the morning after enjoying your breakfast (kindly check out before you leave).   then head to the west bank, starting with The Valley of the Kings, its main purpose was to secure the royal tombs for the pharaohs of the new kingdom  Then moving to The Mortuary Temple of Queen Hatshepsut,  an admirer of Mentuhotep II's temple had her own designed to mirror it but on a much grander scale and, just in case anyone should miss the comparison, ordered it built right next to the older temple.   Ending the tour with a quick visit to the massive colossi of Memnon for pictures.  After a long journey in Luxor enjoy an Egyptian lunch in a local restaurant in Luxor before our driver drop you off at your accommodation in Luxor safe and sound.

5Days 4Nights Nile Cruise from Luxor, Aswan& Abu simbel

6. 5Days 4Nights Nile Cruise from Luxor, Aswan& Abu simbel

Day 1 Day 1 - Arrival Transfer to Nile Cruise & Luxor East Bank Our licensed tour guide will meet and assist you at Luxor Airport/Railway station or Hotel to be transferred by A/C van to your 5 stars Nile Cruise to check in before lunch. Have lunch on board. Then, start your tour by visiting the largest temple ever; Karnak Temple built through 2000 years, covering an area of about 63 acres. Then we proceed to visit the famous temple of Luxor; Luxor Temple Proceed to visit Luxor Temple, where ancient Egyptian, Christian, and Islamic features are exhibited. Admire its obelisk and statues. Back to the cruise and have Dinner on board Day 2 Day 2 - Hot Air Balloon & Luxor West Bank Early Morning pick up to the marine where we going to take a motor boat to the west bank of Luxor enjoy the life trip Hot Air Balloon After that we will start the visit of the West Bank to explore the Theban Necropolis by visiting the Valley of the Kings, where the pharaohs from the New kingdom hewn their tombs in the mountains aiming to hide their treasure and protect their mummies. Then to the Mortuary temple of the famous queen Hatshepsut at El Deir El Bahari. End your tour in the West Bank by a photo stop in front of the gigantic statues of Memnon. Return back to the Cruise by noon to have your lunch. Start sailing down the River Nile to cross Esna Lock. Day 3 Day 3 - Edfu temple, Kom Ombo temple, Enjoy Sailing Breakfast on board then with our tour Guide will pick you up once the cruise land Visit the Temple of Horus in Edfu after you finish your tour will transfer you back to the cruise then sail to Kom Ombo. Lunch on board. Visit The Temple of Kom Ombo Shared by the Two Gods Sobek & Haroeies in Kom Ombo. Day 4 Day 4 Abu Simbel Temples from Aswan Around 4:30, your guide will pick you up for Abu Simbel trip (sharing a small group), to visit one of the most impressive places in Egypt; the rock-cut temples of Abu Simbel with their unique design built for King Ramses 2nd and his beloved Queen Nefertari. Back to the Cruise by noon to have your lunch and enjoy free afternoon Day 5 Day 5 - Aswan Tour (Philae Temple, High Dam) & Departure Transfer Check out after breakfast. Discover with your guide the highlights of Aswan and listen to the story of the Nubian immigration. Start your tour by visiting the High Dam; achieved in 1960 to protect Egypt from the flood and generate electric. Proceed to visit the Philae Temple dedicated to goddess Isis using a small motorboat to get there. Later on, you will be transferred to your Aswan Hotel/Airport or Railway station.

From Marsa Alam: 3-Day Nile Cruise with Hot Air Balloon Ride

7. From Marsa Alam: 3-Day Nile Cruise with Hot Air Balloon Ride

Day1: our driver will pick you up from your accommodation in Marsa Alam in the evening at 10 pm to drive you to Luxor. when you arrive in Luxor you'll be picked up to go on the hot air balloon ride and enjoy watching Luxor from the sky, the biggest most wonderful open museum, in one of the most memorable experiences ever.  after the balloon ride your private guide and driver will be waiting for you to start the visit by exploring the west back viewing some of the best historical places in Egypt, the Valley of the Kings, has 63 magnificent royal tombs from the New Kingdom period (1550–1069 BC), all very different from each other. then head to the Monotry temple of queen hatshepsut, Hatshepsut is arguably one of the most formidable women in ancient Egypt. The most impressive feature of this temple is the grand way it is set into the mountains behind to provide an amazing backdrop, admire its unique structure of it, and learn more about the queen with your private Egyptologist.  moving to the huge colossi of Memnon, Memnon was a hero of the Trojan war. He was also the Ethiopian king who led his armies from Africa toward Asia to defend the beleaguered city. In the end, he was slain by Achilles. The two statues generally refer to the entire Theban Necropolis as the “Memnonium”; the name that is popular for more than 2000 years. engine the day with the largest building for religious purposes ever to be constructed, the Karnak temple, an amazing temple that you will always remember. The temple of Karnak was known as Ipet-isu—or “most select of places”—by the ancient Egyptians.  after a long interesting day, you'll be dropped off at the cruise ship booked for you to enjoy your lunch on the ship and start sailing.  Day 2:  early in the morning, our driver will pick you up after breakfast to explore the temple of the god Horus in Edfu, What you have seen on the internet and more is there because in the temple you also have the advantage of feeling yourself in ancient times. after the visit, you'll be back on the ship to keep on the sailing adventure to kom ombo. our guide will be waiting for you in kom ombo to visit the unique temple of kom ombo, One of the most unusual temples of Ancient Egypt, Kom Ombo was mainly built during the Ptolemaic Dynasty from 180 - 47 BCE, although there is evidence that it is stood upon an earlier temple.  after enjoying the history of the unique temple you'll be back to ship.  Day 3: in the morning after enjoying your breakfast on the ship and checking out of your room (kindly leave the luggage in the reception, you'll be back to collect them later on the day), the driver will pick you up to visit the Nubian Village and enjoy riding camels there, It's a village that allows you to see a different side of Egypt. and enjoy the colorful atmosphere. You smell all the amazing spices and get sensory overload from all the amazing shops. then moving to one of the most beautiful temples in Egypt, the Philae temple what makes it so special is its location, It was famed for its beauty and was known as the "Pearl of Egypt'.The temple complex of Philae is built on an island in the Nile River near Aswan, learn more about it with your private Egyptologist.  after the relaxing interesting visit, you'll be back on the ship to collect your luggage and our driver will drop you off at your accommodation in Marsa Alam.

Nile Cruise MS Concerto 5 days 4 nights from Luxor to Aswan

8. Nile Cruise MS Concerto 5 days 4 nights from Luxor to Aswan

Day 1: Temple of Karnak At 10: am meet & assist by our local representatives at your Hotel in Luxor or From Luxor airport then transfer to the Nile Cruise. Boarding before Lunch. Lunch on board. Visit The Temple of Karnak Luxor Temple Than visit the Temple of Luxor. excursion to the Luxor Temple to see its courtyard and the granite statues of Ramses the Great Proceed by carriage or bus to Karnak, which is serious of temples built in different reigns. Starting by the Avenue of Sphinxes visit the Unfinished Propylon, the Hypostyle Hall with it's 134 gigantic columns, the Obelisks of Queen Hatshepsut and Tutomosis III, the temple of Amon adorned with lotus and papyrus designs, the Granite Scarbeus of Amenophis III and the Sacred Lake. Afternoon tea. Dinner on board & Belly Dance show. Overnight on Board in Luxor. Day 2: El Deir El Bahari. Excursion to the Valley of Kings; visit the tombs of various Dynasties, The Temple of Deir El Bahari. is a valley in Egypt where, for a period of nearly 500 years from the 16th to 11th century BC, rock-cut tombs were excavated for the pharaohs and powerful nobles of the New Kingdom Colossi of Memnon Than stop at the Colossi of Memnon which are two gigantic sitting statues representing Amenophis III facing the Nile. Since 1350 BCE, they have stood in the Theban Necropolis, located west of the River Nile from the modern city of Luxor Temple of Hatshepsut at Deir el Bahari Then visit the Temple of Queen Hatshepsut. Lunch on board.Sail to Esna. Afternoon, Tea. Disco Party. Overnight on Board in Edfu. Day 3: Edfu Temple Breakfast on board. Visit the Temple of Horus in Edfu. Sail to Kom Ombo. Lunch on board. Temple of Kom Ombo Than Visit the Temple shared by the two Gods Sobek & Haroeris in Kom Ombo. Afternoon Tea. Dinner on board & Galabya party Overnight on board in Kom Ombo Day 4: Aswan High Dam Breakfast on board and Sail to Aswan arrival Aswan then Visit the High Dam, the Granite Quarries The Aswan Dam, or more specifically since the 1960s, the Aswan High Dam, is the world's largest embankment dam, which was built across the Nile in Aswan, Egypt, between 1960 and 1970 Temple of Philae Than visit the Temple of Philae Lunch on board. This large temple complex, relocated to the island of Agilika with the building of the High Dam in Aswan, features the magnificent Temple of Isis that was built in the late Ptolemaic and early Roman periods. Mausoleum of Aga Khan Sail on the Nile by felucca around Kitchener's Island and AghaKhan Mausoleum. Afternoon Tea. Dinner on board. Overnight in Aswan. The Mausoleum of Aga Khan is the mausoleum of Aga Khan III, Sir Sultan Muhammed Shah, who died in 1957. The mausoleum is located at Aswan along the Nile of Egypt, since Egypt was formerly the centre of power of the Fatimids, an Ismaili Shia dynasty. Day 5: Breakfast on board. Disembarkation and Transfer you to Aswan airport Note : If the cruise is not available we will check the similar

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It was one of the best experiences in life. An organization truly cared for down to the smallest detail. We didn't expect this seriousness and comfort in doing the tour. Above all, our guide Giuseppe was really important to us. He is very good at explaining and making you understand Ancient Egypt. A truly good and pleasant person throughout the day. He also helped us buy and deal with sellers. I hope to meet him again soon. ❤️ highly recommended tour to everyone! Thank you thank you and thank you A hug from Edoardo and Elisa See you soon!

Booked as a group tour, but it turned out we were the only 2 and the tour was converted into a private tour at no extra charge. Our guide Hoda and driver provided a fantastic day including a short Nile cruise and because we did not want to wait so long at the airport for our return flight, we were dropped off at the Steigenberger hotel on the Nile bank for a snack and drink and enjoyed the sunset.

Very long day of sightseeing but worth it. Our guide spoke French and was very kind, and the organization was perfect, the only negative point was the waiting time between the end of the excursion and the return flight.

We had a great guide Hamada and a skilled driver Peter. The guide organized a tour of Luxor according to our wishes and without queuing and gave us enough time at the sites. The trip went smoothly and quickly by car.

Guide n activity were good but after that you can’t leave. You have to wait 8 hours plus to leave because they book you on a very late flight and in a very early morning flight