Don’t miss this amazing opportunity to explore the oldest religious site in the world and join us on this 8-hour private tour of Luxor to get the complete picture of both the east and the west banks of this ancient city. Start by exploring the Valley of the Kings; the burial site of legendary kings. Enjoy Habu Temple and learn about the burial rituals of the pharaohs. Tour the Karnak Temple, one of the finest examples of a site of worship in history. Admire the Luxor Temple made from glorious Nubian sandstone. With door-to-door transport and lunch included.
Pick up Time
|Everyday||Private||Around 9:00 am|
|Tour Duration||Site opening time|
|About 8Hours||220 km||6am to 5pm|
Egypt Gift Tours Egyptologist tour Guide will pick you up from your Hotel/Nile Cruise in Luxor on time, by air-conditioned vehicle to start your day tour. Drive in nature for about 35 to 40 minutes to the West Bank to start 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. Your tour guide will explain everything from outside as no guiding inside the tombs, then explore the best 3 selected tombs from the open ones.
Proceed to Medinat Habu, located at the southern end of the Theban Necropolis, where the first labor strike in history against their king Ramesses III was launched. This memorial temple of Ramesses III is one of the best-preserved temples in Egypt and surrounded by a massive mud-brick enclosure wall, which may have been fortified.
End your tour in the West Bank by a photo stop in front of the gigantic statues of Memnon.
Enjoy Lunch in a local restaurant.
Back to the East Bank to see the largest temple all over the world; Karnak Temple built through 2000 years, covering an area of about 63 acres. Listen carefully to the stories and legends to be told by your tour guide. Marvel at the sheer size of the Great Hypo-style Hall, take photos between the huge columns and obelisks.
In your way to Luxor Temple, stop to see the avenue of sphinxes, once linked the two temples together for the ancient Egyptians New Year Festival.
Then, to Luxor Temple, which is among the most beautiful temples in Egypt, and was built by king Amonhotep III from the 18th. dynasty and completed by the great king Ramesses II during the 19th dynasty, where ancient Egyptian, Christian and Islamic features are exhibited. Admire its obelisk and well preserved statues.
At the end of the tour, you will be transferred back to your hotel.