Full Day Tour to Best Monuments of Luxor's West Bank & East Bank
See the highlights of Luxor on this full-day tour of the East and West Bank of the Nile. Explore the city's magnificent temples, tombs, and monuments in the company of an Egyptologist guide. Includes visits to the Valley of the Kings, Temple of Queen Hatshepsut, and Karnak Temple.
per adult from
7 to 8 hours
Hotel pickup available
What's included :
- Bottled water
- All Fees and Taxes
- Air-conditioned vehicle
- Private transportation
- Qualified Egyptology guide
- Hotel pickup and drop-off
What's excluded :
- Gratuities (optional)
- This is a typical itinerary for this product
Pass By: Luxor, Luxor, Nile River Valley
Your guide will be waiting for you at your hotel or Nile cruise "outside" then you will be taken to your private A/C vehicle, ready to start your tour.
Valley of the Kings
The remote, barren Valley of the Kings was the necropolis of the New Kingdom pharaohs. By digging their tombs deep into the Theban Hills, pharaohs from Tuthmosis I (c.1500 BC) on hoped to stop robbers stealing the priceless possessions buried with them.
But for all that, the structures themselves remain, their dramatic corridors and burial chambers stunningly adorned with symbolic accounts of the journey through the underworld and ritual paintings to assist the pharaohs in the afterlife.
and many different amazing Ancient Temple Monuments. In the Valley of the kings you will be taken back in time entering the tombs of the Pharaoh’s that contain painted pillars and walls.
Temple of Queen Hatshepsut
Against its stark mountainous backdrop, the partly rock-hewn Mortuary Temple of Hatshepsut at Deir al-Bahri is a breathtaking sight. It was designed by Queen Hatshepsut’s architect Senenmut in the 18th Dynasty and is an extraordinary monument which rises from the desert plain in a series of imposing terraces.
The temple was damaged by Ramses II and his successors, and Christians later turned it into a monastery (hence the name Deir al-Bahri, which means “Northern Monastery”). However, the ongoing excavation of the site continues to reveal much exquisite decoration. Adjacent to the main temple are the ruins of the much older Temple of Montuhotep II, the ruler of the 11th Dynasty who managed to unite Egypt, and the 18th-Dynasty Temple of Tuthmosis III.
Then to see the Colossi of Memnon
Soaring 18 m (60 ft) into the sky, the two enthroned statues of Amenhotep III are the first monuments most visitors see on arriving in the West Bank.
They originally guarded Amenhotep’s mortuary temple – thought to have been the largest ever built in Egypt -which was plundered for building material by later pharaohs and gradually destroyed by the annual floods.
All that remains are the two faceless colossi, which, despite the ravages of time, are an impressive sight.
Then you will visit the East Bank to visit
The Temple of Karnak
That is how it combines the achievements of many ancient builders & Pharaohs. It actually comprises a vast mix of ancient Egyptian decayed Temples, Chapels, and many other buildings. Inside it, you will find 3 main Shrines of Amun-Re, Mut, and Khunso on about 247 acres of Land.
you will visit Luxor Temple
There is more history in every square meter in this terrific temple which was constructed about 1400 BCE and unlike the rest of the temples which were constructed in ancient Egypt, it wasn't dedicated to any cult god or any deified king in death but it was dedicated to the rejuvenation of kingship where many kings were crowned and the best time to visit this magical Temple is at night.
Once the tour is complete you will be transferred in comfort back to your hotel.
Departure Point :Traveler pickup is offered
Pickup from select hotels
Return Detail :-
Hotel Pickup :
- Confirmation will be received at time of booking
- Not wheelchair accessible
- Infants must sit on laps
- Infant seats available
- Most travelers can participate
- This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
- Face masks required for travelers in public areas
- 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
- You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.
- For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.