Luxor East Bank
After arrival at Luxor Airport you will meet one of our assistants who will transfer you in a private air-conditioned vehicle to your hotel in Luxor. After check-in at the hotel you start your guided tour of the East Bank of Luxor by visiting Karnak. Karnak is a complex of temples built in different reigns, starting with the Avenue of Sphinxes, the Hypostyle Hall with its 134 gigantic columns, the Obelisks of Queen Hatshepsut and Tutomosis I, the Temple of Amon adorned with lotus and papyrus designs, the Granite Scarbeus of Amenophis III and the Sacred Lake. Karnak beats every other pharaonic monument: it is simply one of the most beautiful ancient monuments in Egypt. After Karnak you will be brought to Luxor Temple, which is dedicated to the Theben Triad of Amun-Ra, Mut and Khonsu. There you will see the granite statues of Ramses the Great. After this visit you will be transferred back to your hotel for an overnight stay in Luxor.
Luxor West Bank
After breakfast in the morning you will take a tour of the West Bank of Luxor by crossing the Nile to visit the Colossi of Memnon. With a height of nearly 18 meters, these two statues originally stood in front of the mortuary Temple of Amenophis III, of which only ruins remain. After this site you will head on to the Valley of the Kings, the most famous concentration of royal tombs. This ancient necropolis is a must-see for Luxor travelers. Here your Egyptologist tour guide can best advise you as to which tombs to visit. Also, you can choose to see the most famous attraction, the Tomb of Tutankhamun (which carries an extra charge). After visiting the tombs you will continue to the Temple of Queen Hatshepsut, the only woman ever to reign over Egypt as pharaoh. The rest of the day you can spend as you like. At the end of the day you can be transported to Luxor Airport or Luxor train station for your further travels.