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Full-Day Luxor Highlights Tour: East And West Banks

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Duration
time-raw1 hours
Difficulty
person-rawEasy
Starting point
Your Hotel in Luxor
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Luxor has so many archaeological treasures it can be hard to know where to start, but this full-day small-group tour takes in the highlights of both the East and West banks. Explore the ancient tombs of the Valley of the Kings, a UNESCO World Heritage site; visit Hatshepsut Temple; then cross the Nile to discover the UNESCO-listed temples of Luxor and Karnak.

What to expect?
  • You will be picked up from your hotel between 8:00 - 9:00 am in an air-conditioned van by your Egyptologist tour guide.
  • First you will go to the west bank, it is known as the city of dead and is the funerary complex of the Ancient Egyptians. You will visit the valley of kings, the ancient cemetery of Pharaohs of the new kingdom.
  • Hidden in the mountains between the tow limestone hills of Gurna the valley of kings holds 63 registered tombs and 3 more tombs have recently been found.
  • You will then visit the Hatshepsut Temple that is a mortuary temple with a unique design as it is the only temple in Egypt built in terrace formation into the cliff face. Hatshepsut was a famous female pharaoh who wore a false beard and all the trappings of male pharaohs in order to claim the throne for herself.
  • Then visit the Memnon statues, the only remaining statues fronting the mortuary temple of Amenhotep III and show the pharaoh sitting on his throne.
  • Next, go across the Nile to the East Bank for lunch at Maro restaurant.
  • The last stop in this tour is the Karnak Temples, the largest ancient temple complex in Egypt. Karnak Temple complex is one of the major sites of Egypt and within its bounds the sacred energies of Ancient Egypt can still be felt. You will also see the Luxor Temple known as Temple of the Gods.
  • You will then be taken back to your hotel.
What is Included
  • Pick up and Drop off at your hotel in Luxor or at the Luxor Airport
  • Bottled water
  • Lunch
  • Qualified Egyptologist guide
  • Transport by air-conditioned minivan

What is not included

  • Drinks
  • Optional Gratuity
What to Bring
  • Dress code is smart casual
  • Dress according to the weather for that day
  • Please bring a sunhat, sunglasses
  • Sunscreen and bottle of water
  • Passport
Additional information
  • Voucher: You will receive a secure voucher to either print out or present on your mobile phone.
    • Cancellation Policy: Free cancellation anytime prior to tour.
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