Private Luxor Day Trip From Marsa Alam

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Key Details

  • Mobile Voucher Accepted
  • Hotel pickup Available
  • Duration: 10 Hrs
  • Language:
    English
  • Departure Time :
    04:30 AM
  • Departure Details :
    Traveler pickup is offered
    Airports
    Hurghada Airport, Hurghada Egypt
  • Return Details :
    Returns to original departure point
  • Cancellation Policy :
    This activity is non-refundable Tours booked using discount coupon codes will be non refundable.

Overview

Discover the archaeological treasures of Luxor on this private day trip from Marsa alam. Traveling by private air-conditioned car, head for Luxor and explore the headline tombs and sites with a qualified Egyptologist guide. Visit the incredible Valley of the Kings, see the Temple of Hatshepsut and Colossi of Memnon, and marvel at the epic columns and courts of Karnak Temple. Also enjoy a felucca ride on the Nile with lunch on a Nile island.

Highlights

  • Step back in time on a history tour
  • All entrance fees included
  • Free hotel pickup and drop-off included

Know More about this tour

Start your private tour in the early morning with a pickup from your centrally located Marsa alam hotel. Then, sit back in your private air-conditioned car and enjoy the desert scenery as you travel inland to Luxor. After a roughly 3.5-hour journey, arrive in this bustling city and set out on your tour. As you travel, learn from your qualified Egyptologist guide how Luxor occupies the former site of Thebes, the ancient capital of Egypts New Kingdom. Discover, too, how the modern city lines the east bank of the Nile River, facing the Valley of the Kings on the west bank.

Start your explorations at this age-old necropolis, where 63 New Kingdom royal tombs from the 2nd century BC riddle the mountains. Listen to your guide as they explain how and why the tombs were built, and then visit three on your own guides are not permitted to accompany you to delve into the richly decorated corridors and anterooms. If time allows and you wish to visit the tomb of Tutankhamen, you will need to purchase a separate ticket. Afterwards, meet back up with your guide and head for the Temple of Hatshepsut. After a photo stop at the two statues of the Colossi of Memnon, continue to an island on the Nile and enjoy a typically Egyptian lunch.

Duly refreshed, make tracks to Karnak Temple, a vast religious complex built between 2055 BC and 100 BC. Rising imperiously from the east bank, this awe-inspiring temple contains three inner temples dedicated to the gods Amun, Mut and Khonsu. Follow the Avenue of the Sphinxes inside and marvel at the Great Hypostyle Hall, with its forest of 134 huge columns. See the chambers, kiosks and man-made Sacred Lake and hear from your guide how the different temples and structures were used. During your time in Luxor, enjoy a roughly 30-minute cruise on a felucca, gliding along the Nile River past peaceful palm groves, fields and mountains.

With your visit over, head back to Marsa alam in your private car, and end your tour with a drop-off at your hotel in the evening.

Inclusions

We will pick you up from any location in Marsa Alam

Round-trip transport by private, air-conditioned minivan

Services of a qualified Egyptologist guide in Luxor

Lunch

Approx. 30-minute felucca ride

Entry/Admission - Temple of Hatshepsut at Deir el Bahari

Entry/Admission - Valley of the Kings

Entry/Admission - Temple of Karnak

Entry/Admission - Colossi of Memnon

Exclusions

Food and drinks, unless specified

Gratuities

Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking

Child rate applies only when sharing with 2 paying adults

Wheelchair accessible

Stroller accessible

Near public transportation

Transportation is wheelchair accessible

Surfaces are wheelchair accessible

Most travelers can participate

This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate

Face masks required for guides in public areas

Face masks provided for travelers

Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff

Social distancing enforced throughout experience

Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas

Gear/equipment sanitized between use

Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized

Guides required to regularly wash hands

Regular temperature checks for staff

Temperature checks for travelers upon arrival

Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons

Traveler Reviews

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  • 06-Mar-2022

    We had the most amazing time on a 4 day Nile Cruise from Luxor to Aswan. It was only part of our 10 days in Egypt. We were lucky enough to have a local guide from Luxor, who was very knowledgeable and was absolutely enthusiastic to share his culture with us. Mahmoud Nour is educated in Egyptology and had an ease for communicating all of his education with us. He was well organized, had great communication skills, made us feel safe and was attentive to everyone's needs. It was unbelievable to be emerged in history, especially when he also used other media to take us back to the time of the ancient pharaohs. Our tours where with 3-8 people but no matter how many people in the group, he made sure we all heard what he was saying at all times. We feel like the world is a little bit smaller and we are leaving Egypt with the desire to return. We are fortunate to have met people here who I consider new friends. Had I known I would have spent more time in Luxor and Aswan with Mahmoud Nour (AMAZING). You really need at least two days in Luxor. I will definitely recommend him to our friends and I recommend him to anyone booking with Egypt Tours Portal. You can request him via email with the company. He really made our trip! It was the BEST trip of our lives!

  • 16-Jan-2022

    We decided on short notice to plan this 1 day trip to Luxor which we integrated into the weeks diving activities. It was an early start for us 2 ladies, picked up on time by private limousine driver, then met up with our guide, Abdul at the tours starting point. Abdul received us with a warm welcome, we experienced him as being very polite, knowledgeable and attentive with excellent English command. He is indeed proud of his Egyptian heritage, very inspiring to witness. Other than the tour itself, we also had other wishes in which Abdul was very accommodative and easily integrated them into the days schedule (visit ATM; buy some Black tea/Hibiscus tea/Egyptian coffee goods; buy an authentic cat statue made from the areas material). We also got to choose if lunch is to be at the Nile or in town restaurant; of the latter which we chose had lovely Egyptian food, so we opt for that. We arrived safely back at the resort in the evening, for us lasting memories in specific the fact that we felt like Queens the whole day, and the Valley of the Kings and Karnak temples were simply impressive The amazing charisma of the queen Hatshepsut history as detailed out by Abdul was indeed a discovery A huge thank you to our fabulous guide, Abdul and team for giving us a taste of Egyptian history. Evelyne & Simone

  • 29-Dec-2021

    Honestly one of the best day trips I’ve had in Egypt! The tour guide (Mr. Mourad Fouad) we had was very knowledgeable and accommodating and allowed to bask in the beauty of the sites. I recommend having him as your guide too if given the chance. My favorite has to be the Karnak Temples; the rich history paired with the unbelievable columns and stones in there were astounding.

  • 01-Nov-2021

    Luxor was an outstanding experience in our 7 day trip organized by EGYPT TOUR PORTAL, such as VALLEY OF KINGS in West and KARNAK TEMPLES in the East. MARIAN AZER was both amazing & passionated guide, very knowledgeable indeed .. She explained the history interestingly very well .. Day was super cool with her covering all places in smooth flow. Will recommend her for all Luxor trips 😀

  • 29-Aug-2021

    We had 2 half days touring Luxor booked thru Egypt Portal Tours. First off, this is an Egyptian owned small business. The online booking was easy and the choices varied. We chose to customize the trip, and even with changing it a few times, everything was done as promised at reasonable rates. Email and WhatsApp communication was good. Our local guide Mohammed Hasan was the best we had in Egypt! Had other tours in Cairo that were good, but Mohammed made these special. First he was on time with a clean air conditioned vehicle and safe driver. Mohammed knows his Egyptology & was able to explain ancient history in a thought provoking but fun way. Human nature hasn’t changed much over millennia. He handled hotel check in, all ticket purchases and found excellent local restaurants to take us to. Entertaining conversations(his English is great) throughout the day gave us a truer sense of living in Egypt and Luxor today. He went beyond what was in our contract to help with a pharmacy, money exchange and late checkouts. Our #1 choice in Luxor.

  • 14-Feb-2021

    From the beginning we were looking for a good company to do our tours in Egypt, and we cannot regret of choosing this company! Their service is amazing, our lovely guide Nermeen showed us the best of Luxor and the secrets behind the pharaohs story. I highly recommend this tour.

  • 04-Mar-2020

    We booked a private tour to Luxor from El Gouna, the trip to the destination is quite long almost 4 hour, fortunately we had a private car! What we discovered at the arrival was beautiful!! Our tour guide Mahmoud Nour was brilliant! We had a wonderful time! He explained us some history about the places we visited and gave us good tips we can only recommend him! The. We took a small cruise on the Nile and stop at a delicious restaurant for lunch. Then the last visit at Karnak temple and headed back to El Gouna. All went perfect! A good organization and driver!!

  • 01-Mar-2020

    We booked this tour online in advance to our stay in Egypt. The organisation was good, also the response time on the mails was quick. On the day of the tour we were picked up right in front of our hotel. Our driver was skilled and friendly and took us to Luxor in 5hrs. In Luxor Nermeen welcomed us as our guide. She guided us the whole day. Her knowledge was huge and she could answer every of our questions. There was always enough time to take pictures beside sightseeing and Nermeen let us customize the tour so it fits best to our interests and plans. We also had nice talks about egyptian way of life. Lunch was delicious and healthy. Nice spot and good view over the river Nile. It was an informative and fun day trip. I definitely recommend this tour, especially with Nermeen!

  • 11-Jan-2020

    Driver was very professional. Omar was fantastic and very knowledgeable. He answered every one of our questions and our lunch was delicious. I highly recommend this tour!

  • 27-Dec-2019

    We took a day trip to Luxor and visited a memorial temple, Valley of the Kings, Hatshepsut Temple, and Karnak Temple. Our tour guide Mahmoud was very knowledgeable and we loved that he gave us an authentic Egyptian experience by taking us on a river cruise down the Nile to an amazing restaurant on a banana plantation. Definitely the best part of our trip and Mahmoud did a fantastic job!

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