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Private Full-Day Luxor Highlights of East and West Banks

Tour Details

Detailed program

In the morning you will be picked up from your hotel in Luxor by an air-conditioned vehicle for a full guided trip of about 8 hours. First you visit the Valley of the Kings, which holds the most famous attraction, the Tomb of Tutankhamun (which carries an extra charge). Your Egyptologist will be on hand to recommend and advise you as to which tombs to visit. This ancient necropolis is a must-see for Luxor travelers. Later, you will visit the impressive mortuary Temple of Queen Hatshepsut, the only woman ever to reign over Egypt as pharaoh. Then you 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. Then you will have lunch, after which you visit what is considered to be one of the world's greatest architectural masterpieces, namely the complex of Karnak Temples on the East Bank of Luxor. 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 taken to Luxor Temple, which is dedicated to the Theben Triad of Amun-Ra, Mut and Khonsu.
After touring the sites you will be transferred to your hotel in Luxor by an air-conditioned vehicle.

Program includes

- Qualified Egyptologist Tour guide
- Lunch
- Transport by air-conditioned vehicle
- Hotel pickup and drop-off in Luxor

Program excludes

- Entrance fees for the mentioned sites
- Any extras not mentioned
- Any optional sight or optional tour
- Gratuities (recommended)

Know before you go

Not wheelchair accessible
Not stroller accessible
Not suitable for pets
No public transportation nearby
Infants must not sit on laps
Infant seats unavailable
Transport is wheelchair accessible, however be prepared for uneven surfaces at the sites visited which may be difficult for those with walking disabilities or using a wheelchair
Entrance tickets to the archaeological sites not included (can be paid only with Card)
(Optional) If you wish to add a hot air balloon to your Luxor tour, we can do so for you. The price must be asked on arrival.
(Optional) Airport pick up: check General Info Page 📷
TRAVEL TIP: Due to very low wages, "Baksheesh" or tips/gratuities are an integral part of life in Egypt. It is useful to carry small notes with you at all times. If you are unsure who, or how much to tip, please do not hesitate to ask your tour guide for guidance.

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