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Luxor: Highlights in Two Days

Luxor: Highlights in Two Days

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Experience Details

Luxor was ancient Egypt’s capital for many centuries and the area boasts so many historic riches it’s hard to choose what to see. Take in the essentials over two leisurely days on this private tour with your personal Egyptologist. On the first day, enter three tombs in the Valley of the Kings, explore the Temple of Hatshepsut, and admire the Colossi of Memnon. The next day, tour Karnak and Luxor temples.


  • See Luxor’s key sights at a mellow pace over two days
  • Explore gloriously painted tombs in the famous Valley of the Kings
  • Enjoy an in-depth half-day tour of Karnak Temple, including the Sphinxes
  • Relax with your own Egyptologist and private driver, direct from your door

What to expect?

Day 1: In the morning you will be picked up from Luxor airport or your hotel/port in Luxor for a full guided trip of about 6 hours. First you will visit the Necropolis of Thebes, the Valley of the Kings on the West Bank of Luxor. This ancient necropolis consists of tombs embedded in the mountain Thebes. Here you visit 3 tombs of various dynasties. Your Egyptologist tour guide will be on hand to recommend and advise you as to which tombs to visit. After visiting the tombs you will be transported to the Temple of Queen Hatshepsut, the only woman ever to reign over Egypt as pharaoh. Afterwards, you will be taken to see the Colossi of Memnon, the two largest ancient statues in Egypt. After touring the sites you will be transferred back to your hotel by an air-conditioned vehicle.

Day 2: On day two, there is a possibility of optional hot air balloon over the Valley of the Kings Necropolis of Thebes West Bank (additional cost and weather permitting costs at (100 USD per person). After breakfast, you will be picked up from your hotel for a full guided trip of about 4 hours to Karnak in the East Bank of Luxor. Karnak is a complex of temples built in different reigns, starting with the Avenue of Sphinxes, the Hypostyle, the Obelisks of Queen Hatshepsut Temple of Amon adorned with lotus and papyrus designs, the Granite Scarbeus of Amenophis III. 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. There you will see the granite statues of Ramses the Great. These ancient temples are a must-see for Luxor travelers. At every site you will get information from your Egyptologist tour guide and you will get free time to explore the ancient monuments by yourself. After touring the sites you will be transferred back to your hotel in Luxor.

What is included?

  • Qualified and Experienced Egyptologist guide
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off in AC Vehicle
  • Private tour

What is NOT included?

  • Entrance Fees to the sites (approximately EGP 1,300 per person)
  • Gratuities

Know Before You Go

  • Tour duration is fixed for all tours/activities, but it may vary depending on the city traffic.
  • The duration of the tour includes, both pick up and drop off timings as well.
  • This tour is not wheelchair accessible
  • Please bring your passport or ID card
  • Pets, luggage or large bags are not allowed on this tour.
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