Discover Luxor's most impressive ancient sights on our day tour from Hurghada to Luxor. We'll see 2 amazing temples, the royal burial ground of the valley of the kings where Tutankhamen's tomb was discovered and make time for a delicious lunch
Our fantastic day tour tour from Hurghada to Luxor gives you the opportunity to see Luxor's biggest attractions in one fun-filled day.
We'll start the tour by picking you up early from your hotel in Hughada and travel to Luxor in a comfortable, air-conditioned coach. On arrival to the magnificent City of Luxor, it won't take you long to realise why this historically rich sight is regarded as the "World's largest open-air museum".
On arrival to Luxor together with your Egypt Excursions highly trained, knowledgeable and friendly tour guide we'll explore Karnak - "the greatest example of workmanship in history". The Karnak Temple complex - known simply as Karnak, comprises a vast mix of temples, chapels and other buildings dating back as far as the reign of Senusret I in the Middle Kingdom. The area surrounding Karnak was the ancient Egyptian's main place of worship of the eighteenth dynasty.
Our guided tour will take you around the impressive and vast open-air museum of Karnak, the second largest ancient religious site in the world and the second most visited historical site in Egypt after the Great Pyramids of Cairo.
The size, diversity and complexity of the ancient buildings of Karnak are due to the length of time Karnak was developed over, with approximately 30 pharaohs contributing to it over their respective reigns of Egypt, this is unheard of from any other temples in Egypt.
Walking around Karnak you'll see a staggering amount of carvings all over the stone built temples, representing the gods and figures worshiped from the very ancient to the different gods worshiped in the later stages of ancient Egyptian civilization. Almost all our customers comment on how intricately detailed the carvings on Karnak temple are, bearing in mind the enormous size of the complex, and describe a feeling of awe similar to that of seeing the great Pyramids up close. Questions of "How did they achieve this!?" are regularly asked, especially when you consider the age of the temple.
One of the more notable things you'll see as you make your way around Karnak is the Hypostle Hall, an enormous hall area of 5,000 m2 with 134 massive 10 meter tall columns arranged in 16 rows. The architraves on top of these columns weigh 70 tons, so the general theory is that they were built using massive levers requiring a great level of balance and time to get the massive stones to such a great height. There are many alternate theories to explain the building of Karnak, if you're interested then feel free to ask our guide.
Hatshepsut Tempe Tour
Next we'll continue our tour of Luxor's most impressive ancient sights at the mortuary temple of Queen Hatshepsut, located beneath the cliffs at Deir el Bahari along the Niles West Bank.
Widely regarded as one of the "incomparable monuments of Ancient Egypt", this beautiful temple is different to many other ancient Egyptian temples with its lengthy terraces split over 3 levels. On our tour of Hatsepsut's temple we'll see the story of how Queen Hatshepsut came to be a female pharoh through colourful reliefs in the temple walls and ceilings. As always, your Egyptologist tour guide will tell you everything you want to know about this magnificent place from it's rich history to how it was built, as well as explaining what some of the hieroglyphics mean.
Hatshesut's temple is a magnificent place that has to be seen on your day tour in Luxor.
A Delicious Lunch
After a fantastic morning exploring some of Luxor's impressive temples, we'll relax along the Nile at a local restaurant for a delicious buffet lunch and some drinks.
Valley of the Kings
No trip to Luxor would be complete without seeing the Valley of the Kings!
The Pyramids of Giza were built for the Pharaohs of Egypt's Old Kingdom, but the Pharaohs of the New Kingdom wanted to be closer to the source of their dynastic roots in the south and so built splendid crypts in the barren dessert hills to the west of Luxor, in the Valley of the Kings.
The ancient Egyptians built massive public monuments to their pharaohs, but they also built hidden underground mausoleums that no one was ever meant to see, it's these tombs now excavated in the Valley of the Kings that we'll be seeing on our tour. The Valley of the Kings became a royal burial ground for the Pharaohs such as Tutankhamen and Ramses II, as well as other royal figures in society such as queens, high priests and other elites of the 18th,19th and 20th dynasties.
These ancient tombs tell of elaborate preparations for the next world in which pharaohs would need their bodies as they join the gods and so would require mummification to keep it in good order. Within these well hidden tombs was also vast amounts of treasure, food, linen, flowers, beer, wine and everything else a kings would need in the next world even including beloved companions from this life.
It was widely believed that the Valley of the Kings had given up all it's secrets and that all the tombs had been found throughout the thousands of years since their construction, however Howard Carter's find of king Tutankhamen's tomb in 1922 proves that there may still be tombs waiting to be found.
Return to your Hurghada Hotel
After seeing Luxor's most impressive sights on our famous tour of Luxor from Hurghada we'll travel back to your hotel in Hurghada by air conditioned coach, getting back around 8:30 PM. in the evening.
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Luxor Tour from Hurghada Reviews
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Luxor Tour from Hurghada
We booked the trip online as the reviews were really good. One review was really accurate of the trip. It was an early start with lots of police checks and speed bumps. As for our guide Marwa she was excellent and very informative of the sites and other interesting facts between our sites. The historical sites were magnificent and left the mind boggled as to how they managed to build the structures and the tombs. Once again a big thank you to Marwa for making the day enjoyable and informative.
from Nairn, Scotland - 15th Nov 2018
Luxor Tour from Hurghada
We have just returned from our 2 week trip to Hurghada. Whilst there we decided we wanted to look into trips to Luxor and Cairo. We decided that Cairo was too far with our 3 kids. We found Egypt excursions and read the reviews and were surprised to find the cost was very reasonable compared to other companies. We filled out the form and paid our deposit. I was then contacted by e-mail from Mohammed. I then contacted him via WhatsApp. I was told that a representative from the company would meet me at the security gate outside my hotel and O was to pay him the rest of the money and he would give us the tickets. We were a little wary but it was fine. By the way we booked on the Monday for Wednesday trip. We paid a little extra and had a private tour as we have 3 kids we wanted to be able to do what we wanted and not wait around for a large group. Well the driver turned up at 5.20am as planned. The minivan was comfortable and the air condition was a godsend. We were advised to take our passports but at no point were we asked for them. But at every security check point the drivers details were taken. At no point of the journey did we feel unsafe. We went through some amazing countryside and watched farmer work the fields and were amazed at how green it was as we drove inland. We had a comfort break halfway through the journey, be advised, they expect you to tip to use the toilets and they are desperate to sell you stuff. We were then taken to Karnak Temple where we met Marwa, our guide for the day. We then had the option to go in the minivan to the restaurant or for an extra charge we could take the boat across the Nile. We went on the boat, it was so relaxing, shaded and a wonderful breeze. Marwa told us things about the Nile and the history behind some of the properties we passed on the Nile. She then took us to lunch at a restaurant which was completely setup with a buffet for these tours. The food was lovely and included, we just needed to pay for our drinks, they do not serve alcohol. We were then taken to a papyrus shop (optional ìf on a private trip) Colossi of memnon, Alabaster shop (this is optional if on a private trip) Hatshepsut and then valley of the kings. At all places there were bazaars to buy souvenirs, so take plenty of money!! I cannot describe how amazing this trip was and how wonderful Marwa was as a guide and friend. She made us feel very welcome and treated our kids like her own. She looked after us so well, she was so knowledgeable about every site we saw and gave us such an insight into Egypt. Doing a private trip meant that the road trip was a little bit easier and we arrived before all the coach parties!! So no queuing or waiting for everyone. We arrived back at our hotel at 9pm, so it was a long day but so worth it. We had the same comfort break on the way back. At times we were not sure if we could cope with anymore walking out in the sun but it was timed so well as we arrived at the vallet of the Kings as the sun was low in the sky and plenty of places in the shade. The tour included 3 tombs vut it was extra to visit King Tut. We got breakfast boxes from our hotel and took lots of water but wished we had taken some more, especially as we had the minivan all day and could leave stuff in it. Although there are plenty of places to get drinks. Be warned that although our driver was brilliant, the roads are hairy, we are not quite sure what the rules are!!
from Devon, UK - 6th Nov 2018
Luxor Tour from Hurghada
One of the best decisions we made while planning our Luxor trip was to hire Egypt Excursions and it was worth it. We saw more with our private guide than we would have if we were part of a big group because we weren't waiting around for people to follow, catch up, and get going; we learned more about the places we saw because we weren't straining to hear or tuning out because we were in the back of the group; we saw what we wanted to see and skipped what we didn't because the tour was, more or less, tailored for us.
We were picked up from our hotel and taken to Karnak where we were met by our guide for the day, Marwa. Our guide, Marwa, was great. She was super warm, welcoming, and knowledgeable. She clearly loves her job as a tour guide as she seemed to do it with such passion. And was totally invested in making sure we had a good time and learned a lot about the Karnak Temple and Luxor at the same time. She knew all of the ins and outs of making sure we got to the sites like Valley of the Kings in comfortable way (by boat)and that made a big difference in hot weather. The scenery was absolutely unbelievable, unlike anything we've seen before.
We had during our trip lunch which was included and we would've never discovered this restaurant on our own.
This was a truly unforgettable experience.
from Slough - 18th Sep 2018
Luxor Tour from Hurghada
Fantastic day visiting Luxor - We got to see far more than expected Guide & driver was great
Warning ! - This tour is a very long hot day ! - Not suitable for young children !
Highly recommend this tour company !
from HULL - ENGLAND - 15th Jun 2018
Luxor Tour from Hurghada
Luxor transpires of beauty in all its rock. We did not know what to expect when only the night before we decide to embark on this adventurous trip. The journey was a marvel of change, from the sea to the desert to end the Egyptian countryside, I felt like I was living in one of the many Egyptian films. The day began with a welcome from Mahmoud, who with patience and so much knowledge made us discover this treasure unknown to us. From the temples, the valley of The Kings to the cruise on the Nile, with care and attention Mahmoud made sure that our day was pleasant. I think a single day in Luxor is not enough, it need more time to explore it deeply.
from Uk - 5th May 2018
Luxor Tour from Hurghada
We had travelled by an Air-conditioned car for approximately 5 hours to Luxor with a halfway resting point. I found the whole travel interesting to watch as we had changed from the sea, desert, and agricultural lands. When arriving in Luxor, we were welcomed by MARWA. MARWA was very approachable and friendly and straight away made us all feel comfortable and ready to go on the tour. She was an excellent tour guide in which she was able to tell us about the sites that we visited and answer any other questions that we had. She was passionate about giving the right information and making sure we were able to see all the best places. She never rushed us around and gave us plenty of time to take in the surroundings. MARWA had given us the opportunity to take a boat trip onto the Nile, this was amazing to see all the lands and locals that surround the Nile. MARWA had chosen a nice restaurant for us all to eat in, the food and the service was to a great standard.
Additional information - I thoroughly enjoyed the whole day experience! MARWA was a brilliant Tour guide, couldn't recommend more. I Will be travelling back to Egypt once again for the experience but will be taking a 2-day tour in Luxor with MARWA as I feel that there is so much more to see.
from Lincolnshire - England - 30th Apr 2018
Luxor Tour from Hurghada
Excellent day from start to finish. Driver came on time very polite and friendly. Our tour guide was very good spoke excellent English and made the tour very interesting. When I go again I will make the trip again but this time do the 2 days. Many thanks for a great day out.
- 25th Mar 2018
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Hi Mohammad, we had a private tour of Cairo with your company from Sharm el Sheik in August 2014. We had a fantastic day and would like to use you again but this time for a private tour of Luxor from Hurgarda. As well as all the sights of the Valley of the Kings and Luxor its self we have heard about a little island that can be reached by sail boat and wondered if it would b possible to incorporate this into the day as well? We will be staying at the Premier Le Reve hotel and arrive on 11/08/17. We would like to go to Luxor on Thursday 17/08/17. Please could you see if this would be possible for us to do. Thank you Kind regards Mary Anne Gugan
Welcome back to our lovely country regarding your Private Luxor trip from Hurghada For Sure this is possible , also you can book the 2 days private trip if you have time to cover every thing in Luxor .
but if you want only one day private trip also this is available with us !
Asked by Patrick Connor on 3rd January 2017
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