Day Trip to Luxor from Hurghada
Cross the desert to the ancient city of Thebes and the chance to explore the world-renowned Valley of the Kings and the Temples of Karnak.
- Hotel Pick-up and Drop-Off from all Hurghada hotels.
- Air-conditioned transportation
- English-speaking guide
- Guided tour of the West Bank including visits to the Valley of the Kings, Valley of the Queens, Colossi of Memnon and the Temple of Queen Hatshepsut
- Visit to the Temple of Karnak
An early morning start takes you on a three hour drive across the dust-dry desert to Luxor – a site often referred to as the greatest outdoor museum in the world.
Cross over the mighty Nile and drive through lush farmland and sugar plantations to edge of the desert where you will find the tombs of the pharaohs in the Valley of the Kings. Cut directly into the mountains, the tombs were filled with treasures beyond comprehension and covered in beautiful painted hieroglyphics depicting the life of the king they housed.
Your guide will bring the stories to life as you explore the tombs before continuing to the impressive mortuary Temple of Queen Hatshepsut. Architecturally stunning, this temple would not look out of place with modern buildings and contains beautiful murals on its inner walls.
On your return to Luxor’s East Bank, there is a photo opportunity at the Colossi of Memnon, two gigantic statues that stand proudly, yet virtually alone at the entrance to what was Amenhotep III’s mortuary temple.
After lunch, continue to the hugely impressive Temple of Karnak. An amazing feat of ancient Egyptian engineering, the complex comprises three temples and took several generations to complete.
The centrepiece is undoubtedly the Temple of Amun-Ra, the largest surviving column-supported temple in the World although the hypostyle hall containing 134 free standing columns is also world renowned and the backdrop for several Hollywood films.
Departs: Daily, year round
Start Times: Normally 7.00am
Duration: Around 14 hours
Hotel Pick up: Yes, from centrally located Hurghada hotels. Please provide your Hurghada accommodation details at the time of booking.
Not included: Refreshments other than those listed above, Optional Gratuities
Dress Code/What to Bring: Casual. Dress according to the weather for that day. A sunhat, sunglasses, sunscreen and a bottle of water are recommended.
PLEASE NOTE: Price based on a minimum of two persons travelling. A single supplement applies for all single person bookings - you must select both the Adult ticket and the Single Supplement ticket when making your booking if you are a single traveller.
This tour is operated by our partners from 'Do Something Different'.