Luxor is known as the world’s largest open-air museum so you have a big chance to see the most famous sites around Luxor on both sides of the river in one day. Visit Karnak Temple on the East bank and then see the Valley of the Kings and Hatshepsut Temple on the West bank.
Transfer / guide in private air-conditioned vehicle with Professional driver
Get inside tips from a local.
Perfect introduction for first-time visitors.
Guarantee your safety during your trip (24/7).
Pick Up service from your hotel & return.
Transportation in private air-conditioned vehicle with professional driver
Private English-Speaking Tour guide (any language available upon request).
All private sightseeing tour as mentioned in program .
Lunch at good quality local restaurant
Bottled water during the tour
For your safety: trip under authorization of the Egyptian Government
All taxes & service charge.
Optional and extra activities.
Beverage and any personal spend.
Visa to Egypt.
Tips are not compulsory and are left at your own appreciation.
After breakfast you’ll be met by your tour guide to begin your tour of the West Bank and East Bank of Luxor.
West Bank: Your guide will take you straight to the West Bank of Luxor, which was known in ancient times as the City of the Dead. This is an archeological paradise with its wealth of pharaonic temples and is considered a gateway to Valley of the Kings.
Valley of the Kings: There are actually 2 valleys: the East Valley, where the majority of the royal tombs and temples were constructed; and the West Valley. In all there are approximately 65 tombs and chambers located in this burial site for the major kings of the new Egyptian dynasty. Your visit includes entry into 3 tombs. If you wish to see either the tomb of Tutankhamun or Ramses 6, there is an additional ticket fee.
Temple of Hatshepsut: Visit the Hatshepsut Temple, named for the Foremost of Noble Ladies. Queen Hatshepsut was the fifth pharaoh of the 18th dynasty of ancient Egypt and the daughter of King Thutmose I. She established the first world trade network and her temple is considered one of the most important temples of ancient times.
The Colossi of Memnon: Before lunch, you’ll visit the Colossi of Memnon, the 2 massive stone statues of Pharaoh Amenhotep III. For the past 3,400 years (since 1350 BC), the statues have stood in the Theban necropolis as guardians at the entrance to Amenhotep’s memorial temple. The statues are made from blocks of quartzite stone.
Lunch:Your guide will escort you to restaurant to have lunch and a chance for some rest before the afternoon tour.
East Bank: Temple of Karnak, This complex was originally dedicated to King Amun Ra, his wife Mut and son Khons. Later, around 30 additional kings added their own touches to the complex. The site is vast, covering nearly 1 mile by 2 miles in area with more than 20 temples in all. What makes the Karnak Temple complex special is that it includes several of the finest examples of ancient Egyptian design and architecture, such as the Hypostyle Hall, one of the world’s great architectural achievements of all time and the Temple of Amun, a spectacular forest of giant papyrus-shaped columns. And also you will visit the ancient Egyptian Temple of Luxor. It was built by Amunhotep III in 18th Dynasty in the New Kingdom and was completed by Ramses II during the 19th Dynasty. Originally dedicated to the Egyptian god Amun-Ra’, the temple sits on the banks of the Nile River and contains colossal statues of Ramses II.
You’ll be transferred back to your hotel.
From Luxor: Full-Day Tour of the East and West Banks