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Hurghada: Luxor tour Valley of the Kings
Private Tour Luxor Valley of the Kings – Day Trip from Hurghada is an amazing adventure for your vacation. Take a day to explore the wonders of ancient Egypt in a tour custom made for your entertainment. Benefit from complimentary pickup and drop-off as you explore some of the most important historical landmarks.
The city of Luxor is one of the most popular tourist destinations in Egypt. The city is located on the banks of the Nile River. Luxor houses some of the most famous ancient landmarks in the country. This includes the Temple of Karnak and the Valley of the Kings.
Luxor Tour Valley of the Kings – Day Trip from Hurghada
After pickup from your hotel, drive to Luxor to visit the most famous monuments in Egypt. The Luxor tour begins with a visit to the Temple of Karnak. The temple is one of the largest in Egypt. It honors the god Amun-Re. Visitors can explore the temple’s vast complex of temples, chapels, and pylons, including the famous Hypostyle Hall with its 134 massive columns.
You can relax over lunch at a local restaurant on the banks of the Nile, then board a typical Felucca boat to get to the City of the Dead. It is home to some of the most impressive burial traditions and chambers in the world. Tourists can admire a number of tombs from Ancient Egyptian rulers in the Valley of the Kings. The Valley of Kings is one of the most important archaeological sites in Egypt. This valley was a royal burial ground for pharaohs and their consorts from the 16th to 11th centuries BC. The valley contains dozens of tombs, including that of Tutankhamun.
The highlight of your tour is sure to be Hatshepsut’s Temple, one of only a few female rulers of Ancient Egypt, buried in the in valley of Queens. . The temple was built in two phases, with an Upper Temple constructed atop a lower structure.
Visitors can see the Colossi of Memnon, two massive statues that are all that remain of the Temple of Amenophis III.
The tour concludes with a visit to the Valley of the Kings, one of the most important archaeological sites in Egypt.
- Tour plan
Temple of Karnak (photo stop, guided tour, free time)
Temple of Luxor
Mortuary Temple of Hatshepsut (photo stop, guided tour)
Colossi of Memnon (photo stop)
Valley of the Kings (photo stop, guided tour)
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The city of Luxor is located on the east bank of the Nile River in southern Egypt. It is one of the country’s most popular tourist destinations, with attractions that include ancient temples, tombs and monuments. The city is divided into two areas, the old town and the new town. The old town is where you’ll find the famous Luxor Temple and the Karnak Temple Complex. The new town is home to a large open-air market where you can buy souvenirs, clothes and other items.
The Luxor Temple was originally built during the reign of Amenhotep III in 1390 BC, and it was later enlarged and embellished by Ramses II. It’s dedicated to the god Amun-Re and is one of the most impressive temples in Egypt. The Karnak Temple Complex is even larger than the Luxor Temple and is dedicated to the god Amun-Re, as well as to other gods such as Osiris and Ptah. The complex contains a vast number of temples, chapels, pylons and other buildings.
The tour also includes visits to the Valley of the Kings, where many pharaohs were buried, and to the temple of Hatshepsut, one of only a few female pharaohs in Ancient Egyptian history. You’ll also see the Colossi of Memnon, two huge statues that are all that remain of a temple built by Amenophis III. The day trip to Luxor is a great way to see some of the most impressive historical landmarks in Egypt.
What to bring
- Passport or ID card
- Comfortable shoes
- Luggage or large bags
Know before you go
- Pickup is available from hotels in Hurghada, Sahl Hasheesh, and Makadi. Pickup and drop-off from hotels in Al Ahyaa, El Gouna, Soma Bay, and Safaga are available for an additional fee
- The journey from Hurghada to Luxor is around 5 hours by car with multiple check-points. It is recommended that you bring a book or prepare some music with you for the long ride
- Please provide your hotel room number as this is required by the Egyptian government regarding the COVID-19 protocol.