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Overnight Trip to Luxor Highlights and Banana Island From Marsa Alam

Overnight Luxor from Marsa Alam
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Overview

Discover some of the best known historical sites of Luxor on both sides of the river in a 2-day trip from Marsa Alam guided by a professional Egyptologist tour guide. Visit the Karnak Temple and Luxor Temple on the East Bank, the first day. Then, visit the Valley of the Kings, Hatshepsut Temple and Colossi of Memnon on the West Bank in the 2nd. day. Cruise along the famous river and make your way to the banana island “an Island covered with banana plantations”, and have your lunch at the island restaurant. Relax with door-to-door transport and one night at Luxor hotel with breakfast included.

  • Visit Luxor’s top sights in 2-day tours from Marsa Alam
  • Tour the Karnak and Luxor Temples on the east bank
  • Marvel at the Valley of the Kings, Hatshepsut Temple and Colossi of Memmnon on the west bank
  • Spend the night in Luxor at Lotus hotel with breakfast
  • Walk around the banana island and have delicious meal.
  • Enjoy a convenient pickup and drop off at your hotel

Run

Tour Type

Pick up Time

Everyday Private Around 8:00 am

(available to change)

Tour Duration

 Site opening time

About 8 Hours 6 am to 5 pm

Itinerary

Day 1: Marsa Alam Transfer, Luxor East Bank and Overnight Lotus Hotel Luxor

This amazing tour will start with a pick up from your hotel in Marsa Alam at 7:30 am (available to change) by our English speaking driver in an air conditioned vehicle, then begins the 4-5 hour journey towards Luxor.

Upon arrival in Luxor around 11:30 am, meet our representative who will help you to check in your hotel in Luxor (Lotus Hotel) overlooking the Nile. Relax or enjoy the swimming pool, then meet your guide for the tour at 3:00 pm and head to the first stop of the day, Karnak Temple, a UNESCO World Heritage Listed site. Once within the walls you will marvel at the dimensions of the courtyards and halls of this, the world’s largest religious complex. Wander around this fascinating location with your guide and learn about the many generations of pharaohs that once were here. Excavation of this temple only began in the 19th century and it is still ongoing.

Proceed 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 Ramses II during the 19th dynasty, where ancient Egyptian, Christian and Islamic features are exhibited. Admire its obelisk and well preserved statues. Then, transfer back to your hotel for overnight.

Day 2: Luxor West Bank tour and Departure transfer to Marsa Alam

Have your breakfast and check out with your luggage and be ready for the west bank tour. Your Egyptology tour guide will pick you up from your hotel at 8:00 am. 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 18th to 20th dynasty carved their tombs in the mountains aiming to hide their treasure and protect their mummies. With your expert guide, learn about the rulers who are entombed here such as the Great Pharaoh Ramses II and Pharaoh Tutankhamun. 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.

Continue, to Hatshepsut Temple, one of the most beautiful and well-preserved temples of Ancient Egypt. Listen to her interesting story from your Egyptology guide and know how she managed to rule the country for 22 years as a sole Pharaoh. End your tour in the West Bank by a photo stop in front of the gigantic 17 meters statues of Memnon once depicted King Amenhotep III. Marvel at these fascinating sculptures and listen to incredible stories about the rulers and times through which they have lasted.

Then, drive down to the Nile and board a traditional felucca boat, relax, enjoy the scenery of the Nile views all the way, watch the real Egyptian life, pass by the farmer’s fields with the sugar cane as a major crop in Luxor. Disembark at the Banana Island, where your felucca captain will take you on a walk around the island, covered by the banana, mango, and guava trees. See the pigeon tower and the old irrigation wheel. Enjoy a delicious meal at the island restaurant, eat some sweet banana as a dessert. Sail back to the Nile side to be transferred back to your hotel in Marsa Alam .

Things to Bring:

  • Essentials for the excursion: Passport, comfortable shoes, sunglasses, hat, and sunscreen.
  • Your passport copy is required after booking for a government permission before the travel date
  • Please, send us your hotel name, address and room number when possible before the travel date.

Included:

  • Pickup and drop-off at your Marsa Alam Hotel by a private A/C. vehicle .
  • Professional English speaking Egyptology tour guide.
  • Bottle of water per day
  • 1 Night at Lotus hotel, Luxor with breakfast.
  • Banana Island tour with lunch

Excluded:

  • Entrance fees to the above-mentioned sightseeing.
  • Any Extras not mentioned in the itinerary.
  • Tipping to the guide and driver.
  • Water or Beverages during the lunchtime at the restaurant.

Tour Price:

  • Single: 450 $
  • 2-15: 300$

Children Policy:

  • 0 – 05.99 Free of Charge.
  • 6 – 11.99 pay 50% of the tour price.
  • 12+ pay full tour price as per adult person.

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