Private Day Tour: East and West Banks of Luxor

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Private Day Tour: East and West Banks of Luxor
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Explore Egypt’s most prized archaeological finds on a full-day tour of the East and West Banks of Luxor. Admire the ancient tombs in the Valley of the Kings, visit the Temple of Queen Hatshepsut, and explore Karnak and Luxor Temples.
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In Brief

Location:
Luxor, Egypt
Country:
Egypt
Duration:
7 hours
Operates:
Daily
Highlights:
Private tour is operated with just your party and a guide/driver
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Take this 7-hour private tour of Luxor to get a complete picture of both the East and West Banks of the ancient city. Start at the West Bank, home of the Valley of the Kings. Admire the grandeur of its ancient architecture, used as the burial site of legendary kings and pharaohs. You will visit the famous tombs of King Tutmosis I, Tutmosis III, Tut-Ankh-Amon, King Ramses VI, King Mrenptah, and Amonhotep II.

Next, visit the temple built by Queen Hatshepsut, daughter of Thutmosis I, who ruled Egypt for about 20 years during the 18th Dynasty (1490–1469 B.C). Hatshepsut is the only pharaonic woman who reigned ancient Egypt. Make a short stop at the Colossi of Memnon, where the remains of the mortuary temple of Amenhotep III lie. Then, head to the East Bank in Luxor.

After lunch at a local restaurant, continue your tour at the Karnak Temples, the greatest example of a site of worship in history. Dedicated to the God Amon, his wife Mut, and their son Khonsu, Karnak remains the second most popular attraction in Egypt after the Pyramids of Giza. The last stop on your tour is the Temple Of Luxor, built by Amunhotep III in the 18th Dynasty of the New Kingdom, and completed by Ramses II during the 19th Dynasty.

Inclusions

  • Snacks
  • Driver/guide (small group tours not more than 8 person on 14 seats van)
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off (selected hotels only)
  • Round trip by Camel ride

Exclusions

  • Drinks
  • Entrance fees:
  • Valley of the Kings 240 LE
  • Hatsheput Temple 140 LE
  • Karnak Temple 200 LE
  • Luxor Temple 160 LE

Departure Time

8:00 AM

Departure Point

Luxor hotels

Returns To

Returns to original departure point

Additional Information

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 15 travelers

Booking Information

You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.

Cancellation Terms

This trip is fully refundable up to 96 hours prior to the commencement of your trip.

Booking Terms and Conditions

When you book this trip, you need to read and accept the terms and conditions for booking our day trips in excursions.

Hotel Pickup

When you book, we will ask you to select a hotel to be picked up from. Once your booking is confirmed, we'll send you a confirmation voucher with full contact information (phone number, email address) for our local operator in case you need to update or change your hotel pick-up details.

Here are answers to some commonly asked questions about hotel pickup:

What if my hotel is not listed?
That's okay. When you book you can select an hotel from our list and make your way there on the day of departure; or you can contact our local operator directly to make alternate pick-up arrangements.

What if I have not yet booked a hotel?
Once your hotel arrangements are finalised, you can contact our local operator directly with your hotel details.

What if I live locally, am staying with friends or relatives, and/or don't require pick-up?
Once your booking is confirmed, we'll send you complete details and directions to the tour/activity departure point.

Scoring an average traveller rating of 4.67 out of 5 based on the last 12 recent reviews

The guide Ashraf was just amazing the best one we had in Egypt so knowledgeable and very kind and friendly
• Submitted 14 Jan 2019
This tour was fantastic! Our guide, Amr, was extremely knowledgeable and did an excellent job. Both he and our driver, Hagag, went out of their way to help us. This was a wonderful, wonderful tour, I highly recommend it. Oh, and lunch was absolutely delicious!
• Submitted 03 Aug 2018
Absolutely fantastic. The guide was very knowledgeable and friendly, and he gave us time to explore sites on our own after telling us about them, which we really enjoyed. We also greatly appreciated that we were not forced to stop once at any stores and listen to a sales pitch for local goods--as the guide said, the people who want to do that will ask for it, and we were certainly more interested in seeing the sights than buying souvenirs. The tour started and ended promptly, and the driver was professional and capable as well. As for the content of the tour, we hit the main sites on both the West and East Banks of Luxor, plus the Habu Temple, which is apparently not visited as often by tours. It's a good choice nonetheless. Either way, I would not hesitate to recommend this tour to other visitors.
• Submitted 27 Jul 2018
If you are only in Luxor for a day then choose this tour. I did the balloon flight (also set up by the tour operator) at extra cost. It started at 330AM. Then was taken back to the hotel for a quick breakfast then a
• Submitted 10 Jul 2018
Highly recommend this trip! Our tour guide was Mohammed, and he was so good - definitely knew his stuff! The whole process was seamless, we were picked up on time and everything was as expected, if not - better!! If you are only in Luxor for a short time, then this trip is perfect to see the main sites! The only downside was we wanted more time in Karnak Temple as its huge and you could spend hours exploring - but this was our own fault for booking a jam packed tour so no issues!! Thank you so much Mohammed - you were amazing!
• Submitted 26 Feb 2018
If one were to select just a single tour of Luxor, this would be the best! With an in depth look at the array of tombs and temples on both the East and West banks of the Nile, this is a treasure trove of sights and learning. My tour guide Wael was superb! He is a national treasure unto himself. One could hardly expect such a well informed, courteous guide with excellent time management skills. The majesty of Luxor comes alive with Wael's guidance. Thank you!
• Submitted 05 Dec 2017
We were greeted by our tour guide Hady at our hotel. He was very pleasant and high spirited person. We started the tour at the West Bank. We visited The Valley of the Kings went inside three tombs, Hatshepsut temple. Hady was very knowledgable and gave us interesting facts with recent discovery and findings.I have been watching a lot about egypts history in Discovery Channel and National Geographic but having an egyptologist with you during the tour is more better and Hady was able to explain questions that is not told on tv, After west bank we headed off to east bank and saw karnak temple and luxor temple. I had a request from Hadi that I wanted to see how papyrus was made and he took us there as well. This tour is worth it all. A piece of advise to tourist - if you plan to buy souvenirs, always haggle with prices as they are always giving you 100-150 percent top up from the original price. Better check out prices first like papyrus be sure to know it is not fake, price range from 5 to 30 , alabaster figurines and vase depends on the size but should be on the range from 5 to 20 only. Be careful of people giving you sweet talks and free especially if your touris. Nothing is free its all paid. Tourist is also expected to give tips even if they have not done anything. Some people just beg for nothing.
• Submitted 24 Oct 2017
Amr was super knowledgeable and friendly. We went to the Valley of the Kings, Hatshepsut, Karnak and Luxor Temple. Super informative!
• Submitted 29 Aug 2017
Excellent tour! My guide Mohammed was very knowledgeable and patient, introduced detailed information at every interest point along the way. He is also an excellent photographer, took a lot of pictures for me during the tour. Highly recommended.
• Submitted 28 Feb 2017
This was a great tour and well worth the effort. Just be aware it can be a bit exhausting towards the end of the tour.
• Submitted 09 Oct 2016
As others have commented, there is a lot to cover and it can get pretty exhausting. We did tours everyday while we were in Egypt, but this one was the most tiring. Karnak was my favourite, and I'm glad we had enough time there. The tombs in the Valley of the Kings are great for the experience, but perhaps not as aesthetically stunning maybe it's just the three we saw. One thing we struggled with was cash. Because you are expected to pay in EGP at each place, we quickly ran out of smaller notes. It might be an idea to make sure before the tour that you have the cash in smaller notes. The guiding was fine, but I was a little bit perplexed when our guide came with me to the hotel reception desk after the tour and asked for my passport. I think he was trying to be helpful, but it really threw me, especially because we did not require any assistance the hotel staff spoke good English. All in all a good choice if you want to see all the Luxor highlights in a day.
• Submitted 14 Jun 2018
Better to seperate the west bank and east bank in 2 days so you could see much more if you are interested in history because there is so much to see in King's Valley, with this tour, I only visited king's valley and saw 3 tombs. Plus it's tricky to pay tips...I gave 100 to tour guide and 60 to driver at the end of the day and the tour guide wasn't happy and told me I was ungrateful...
• Submitted 14 Nov 2017

In Brief

Location:
Luxor, Egypt
Country:
Egypt
Duration:
7 hours
Operates:
Daily
Highlights:
Private tour is operated with just your party and a guide/driver