Private Tour Luxor Day Trip From Hurghada

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  • Duration: 14 Hrs
  • Language:
    English
  • Departure Time :
    05:00 AM
  • Departure Details :
    Traveler pickup is offered
  • 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 Hurghada. Traveling by private air-conditioned minivan, head for Luxor and explore the headline tombs and sites with a qualified Egyptologist guide. Visit the incredible Valley of the Kings, behold the breathtaking Temple of Hatshepsut and Colossi of Memnon, and marvel at the epic columns and courts of Karnak Temple. A felucca (sail boat) ride on the Nile, lunch on a Nile island, and in-depth attention from your knowledgeable guide on this private tour all add to your enjoyment.

Highlights

  • All entrance fees included
  • Private guide for a more personalized experience
  • Private tour is operated with just your party and a guide/driver

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Start your private tour in the early morning with a pickup from your centrally located Hurghada hotel. Then, sit back in your private air-conditioned minivan 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 avidly as your guide explains 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.

Afterward, meet back up with your guide and head for the Temple of Hatshepsut. Marvel at this modern-looking temple and its impressive mountainside setting, and wander around its courtyards and terraces as you hear facts and tales about Hatshepsut, Egypt's great queen.

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 Hurghada in your private minivan, and end your tour with a drop-off at your hotel in the evening.

Inclusions

Hotel pickup and drop-off

Round-trip transport by private, air-conditioned car

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 - Avenue of Sphinxes

Exclusions

Food and drinks, unless specified

Gratuities

Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking

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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  • 29-Oct-2022

    We just got back from our trip to Egypt and have made some amazing memories. There were some down points, but I only point them out so that other travelers can make their trip better than mine. Be advised mine was good with a little room for improvement. The Tour Company was hit or miss with communicating, sometimes really on it, and other times they sort of disappeared. This would have been an issue if there was an emergency and thankfully, we had none. When they book your tickets in Egypt(Aswan, Luxor, Cairo), be sure to have any frequent flier programs (Star Alliance) attached to the ticket to allow for points, lounges, and upgrades. We ended up stuck in front of an exit row where the seats don’t go back. Not the best planning on their behalf. When you book your tickets home, be sure to ask when the last planned activity is. For us it was the night before we left and breakfast in the morning. We had transferred to our hotel in Cairo from Luxor and were flying home the next afternoon. Nothing was planned for the last day and sleeping at the airport made it challenging to get back into town. You might like to fly out mid-day to avoid issues. The hotels were fine. Some are better than others, but 5-star Egypt and 5-star America are not the same. Hair in the tub in one place. It was a shame not to be at some of the hotels a little longer, we sort of used them to sleep and shower before leaving. Like 9 pm check-in and 4:30 am departure! (Aswan) Speaking of Aswan, I didn’t think Abu Simbel was as good as I thought it would be and it’s a real schlep. 3 hours each way to see a world heritage site that has been moved and isn’t in its original spot. Petra would have been a better alternative, I think. We didn’t think we’d get a chance to be on the Nile by the description of the itinerary, so we opted for the dinner cruise the first night. The entertainment was fine, it was sort of cruise shippy, and they were pushing the photos pretty hard. The cruise was dark, so you didn’t really see anything. The food was not very good and the sunset was a disappointment as the rock music from the neighboring boats gave us headaches and the Cairo pollution didn’t allow us to actually see the sunset. I’d have opted for the Giza light show now that I have made this mistake. But with all these little issues, we had an amazing time and that is huge because of the guides that really put their heart and soul into what they do. I can’t tell you what a delight it was to meet each of them and what an impact on the trip they had. They should be highly valued by their employers being such amazing representatives of both the company and the country. We were so lucky to have a tour with Reham in Cairo. She was in constant communication when we landed and made sure we were settled in the hotel with no issues before we even met her. My only disappointment was having to say goodbye. We came to think of her as a friend and not a guide. She went out of her way to be sure we got tons of photos together which is a challenge for couples that travel together. She is so knowledgeable not just about history but also about current culture. She kept us entertained on the car rides pointing out things of interest. We had such a great time with her, we had high hopes she would be coming along with us to the other cities. She really went out of her way to bring us to a traditional Koshary restaurant for us to try real Egyptian comfort food. We ate like locals and it was one of the best meals we had and it was so common and simple. Just the experience we had hoped for. In Aswan we had the pleasure of touring with Hussam. He explained so much to us. We spent hours in the car together (6HRS!) and he was great company. One of our favorite memories comes from his extra excursion to a Nubian village for shopping and a bite to eat. We even took a boat on the Nile. And being during the day we were able to see all the magic the Nile has to share. The food was hands done the best we had in Egypt. We came away with beautiful scarves and amazing spices. Our last guide was Samar in Luxor. She was so much fun to be with. She took us to several very important places like the Valley of the Kings and Karnak and explained the sites perfectly. She even took us on another Nile cruise that was even better than Aswan. We stopped for lunch again and it was delicious. She was so sweet, We really enjoyed her company and she was so smart. We were really blown away by the amount of training she and her fellow guides are given in school prior to working with the public. All in All, despite being sort of Ghosted by the company after we paid, the guides and drivers were all amazing. I forgot to give enough credit to the drivers, but they are wonderful as well. Really taking care of us and even being slightly protective. It was amazing to be treated so well. I would defiantly take another tour since the folks they have working for them as so good at what they do, just be sure to iron out any kinks before you actually travel.

  • 21-Sep-2022

    Hossam is an amazing guide! We very much enjoyed the day trip in Luxor. He explained the history of every spot very interesting and in great detail. All is wonderfully organized and the cost is very transparent. 100% recommended!!!

  • 07-Sep-2022

    @ hossam hassan AKA brouno mars our guide,was fantastic. Taking care about all the details and super clever person. We felt very safe in all the trip and everything was very well organised by Bruno. His knowledge In history is amazing, he has an amazing future. I clearly recommend @hossam Hassan for any tour. Thanks for everything!

  • 21-Aug-2022

    Greatest tour ever! Very smooth journey to Luxor to then pick up our amazing guide (Mahmoud Nour) to begin our experience. Mahmoud has all the knowledge you need, and is able to show you such special parts of Luxor as he grew up there. Also, he is great at getting the perfect photo! I would HIGHLY recommend! Thank you again :)

  • 27-Jun-2022

    We went on a private tour with Hossam from Sahl Hasheesh to Luxor. Hossam made sure we were safe, he was very attentive and welcoming, very charming and kind. We were picked up in a nice air con car, visited The Valley of the Kings, including some extra tombs as recommended (without him we would have missed the greatest tomb art!) and his knowledge of the area and the mummies was outstanding. We then visited Hatshepsut's temple, then an alabaster factory where purchases were optional but slightly pressured. Luckily the stock was very nice and so were the sellers. Then Colossi of Memnon, then Karnak. Hossam then took us for a very nice lunch and took care with our dietary requirements (gluten free, vegetarians). He then recommended two additional excursions after a brief hotel stay which were a highlight: Feluccia boat trip on the Nile and the light show at Karnak. Hossam sent us WhatsApp photos all the way through the trip that showed us Egypt's history, or what was inside the tombs we didn't go in. He was easy to talk to, excellent English speaker and it was a pleasure to meet him, even on such a blisteringly hot day!! Thank you, ETP and big thanks to Hossam and our drivers. We hope to be back soon to explore another part of this fascinating, magical country with you! All the best, Cat and Jamie.

  • 06-Jun-2022

    I stayed in Egypt for 11 days and did the private tour in Luxor with Marian, a lovely and skilled tour guide. During the whole time I was there, she was helpful and knowledgeable, which made Luxor the highlight of my holiday. I highly recommend Luxor and contact Marian if you are looking for a tour guide that takes you on a historical journey and is friendly and respectful.

  • 31-May-2022

    We had the incredible experience traveling to Luxor to visit the Karnak Temple, Valley of the Kings and Queens, and a local alabaster workshop. The day trip from Hurghada was well-organized; the bus travel and boat travel, and the site tours were well-coordinated with the guiding which made for a wonderful visitng experience.The success of the day was a testament to our guide and experienced egyptologist, Nermen Nabil (Nermeena), who explained the local history of each site, contextualizing each monument, artefact, site within the larger landscape of egyptian history and cultural evolution. The highlight of the day, Queen Nefertari's tomb, was a last minute addition to our trip and Nermeena managed to restructure our itinerary to fit this unschedule visit. Despite arriving a few minutes before closing, she negotiated our entry with the local officers and we had incredible experience. She was honest and professional; I would recommend her to anyone! This day trip is a must!

  • 27-May-2022

    We had a great experience with this company. From the time we landed at the airport, helping us get thru immigration, and pretty much our entire visit. We booked a private tour with several stops. The vehicles were new air conditioned and we felt safe. The hotels were nice and the meals were good. If you visit Luxor request Marian Azer. She was very knowledgeable, patient and answered all of our questions. She gave us tips on where and how to shop. We would definitely recommend this company.

  • 22-May-2022

    We visited the Luxor Temple, the Valley of the Kings, and Karnak Temples. This was an absolutely amazing experience. Hossam Rashwan is an exceptional tour guide who brought all of these places to life for us. Please request Hossam for an unparalleled experience, you won't regret it!!

  • 20-May-2022

    We just came home from our wonderful day trip from Hurghada to Luxor. The drivers picked us up in front of our hotel at 5:00 a.m., dead on time. We were joined by our guide, Nermen Nabil, an egyptologist with vast knowledge and a very pleasant manner. She guided us through Karnak Temple, the Valley of the Kings, Temple of Hatshepsut at Deir el Baharand and they also accomodated our special request to see the Tomb of Nefertari in the Valley of the Queens. Of course this was an extra fee but we were completely aware of this and verified it before our trip. And it was absolutely worth it as that tune is the most beautiful thing anyone can see in Egypt. The professionalism of our guide and crew was outstanding and left us with a long lasting impression of this wonderful country.

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