Luxor Day Tour: Valley of Kings, Memnon, Hatshepsut, Karnak

Overview

Are you planning a trip to Luxor and hoping to see the city in a new light? On our classic Luxor excursion, you'll see the city's three most important landmarks at different times of day.  You'll start in the Valley of Kings, where you'll have a chance to learn about some of the world's greatest mysteries on a two-hour guided tour. There are three tombs accessible from within. Then, after seeing the rest of Imhotep III's temple (the Memnon colossi), you'll be taken to see the most famous temple in Luxor, which happens to be Hatshupsut's mortuary temple (Karnak temple).
 

 

Tour Info
  • Duration: 8 Hours
  • Departure time and location: At 7:00 a.m., depart from the hotel/cruise/Luxor Airport.
  • Return time and location: Around 2:30 PM to Your hotel.
Tour Highlights
    • Uncover the mysteries of three Valley of the Kings tombs.
    • Immerse yourself in the splendor of the Hatshepsut Temple.
    • Capture the majestic Memnon Colossi against a picturesque backdrop.
    • Encounter the awe-inspiring Karnak Temple Complex.
What to Expect
    • Discover the renowned Valley of the Kings
    • Unveil the secrets of three remarkable tombs
    • Step into the footsteps of Queen Hatshipsute at her mortuary temple
    • Witness the interior grandeur of Imhotep III's temple
    • Roam through the iconic Luxor Temple, part of the Karnak Temples complex
Complementary
  • Complimentary bottled water will be provided to keep you refreshed throughout the duration of the tour.
More About Luxor Day Tour: Valley of Kings, Memnon, Hatshepsut, Karnak
  • We strongly suggest that you bring sunblock, sunglasses, and walking shoes that are comfortable because in Luxor the weather is extremely hot in the summer.

Itinerary

Day General Information
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In a single day trip from Cairo, you can explore some of Luxor's most remarkable attractions, including the Valley of the Kings, the Memnon Colossi, the Hatshepsut Temple, and the Karnak Complex. These sites collectively represent the essence of Luxor's historical significance.


Activity - 1
The Valley of The Kings

At the scheduled time, your guide will meet you for a transfer to the Valley of the Kings. Now, as you stand within this historical site, let your curiosity soar. Here, you'll have the privilege of exploring three distinct tombs.

Nestled amidst the low limestone hills of Gurna, the Valley of the Kings is an ancient Egyptian burial ground boasting 63 known tombs, with recent discoveries adding three more to the list.

Please note that admission fees for Tutankhamen's tomb are not covered in your package. You can easily obtain them on-site, and should you require assistance with ticket acquisition, your tour guide will be delighted to assist you.

Activity - 2
Queen Hatshepsut's Funerary Temple

Your next destination is the Mortuary Temple of Queen Hatshepsut, nestled within the Valley of the Kings. Distinguished as the sole temple in Egypt ingeniously carved into the side of a cliff, it stands as a testament to the remarkable reign of the renowned female pharaoh, Hatshepsut. Her audacious ascent to the throne, achieved by assuming the identity of a male pharaoh, complete with a false beard and regal male attire, is the stuff of legend.

Hatshepsut's dominion left an indelible mark, and this temple serves as an enduring symbol of her authority and devotion to the sun god Amun-Ra. Ascending through its terraces, you'll be rewarded with awe-inspiring panoramas of the surrounding landscapes, further enhancing the allure of this iconic tourist attraction in Egypt.

Activity - 3
The Memnon Colossi

After your exploration of the Mortuary Temple, you'll be treated to a glimpse of the iconic Memnon Colossi. These statues, the last remnants from the Mortuary Temple of Pharaoh Amenhotep III, depict him seated upon his throne. What sets the Memnon Colossi apart is their unique feature—each morning, just before sunrise, they emit a distinctive sound. This remarkable phenomenon has captivated both tourists and scholars for centuries, further enhancing the mystique surrounding these majestic sculptures.

Following this intriguing visit, a satisfying lunch will be served at a nearby restaurant, allowing you to recharge for the remainder of your journey.

Activity - 4
Optional Fellucca Boat Ride Along the Nile

Embark on a truly unique adventure on the world's longest river, the Nile. Step aboard a traditional wooden felucca, and set sail on these tranquil waters. As you gracefully glide along the river's gentle currents, you'll be enveloped by the magnificent vistas of Luxor. It's a chance to fully immerse yourself in Egypt's storied history and vibrant culture while savoring the unparalleled tranquility and serenity that only a felucca journey can provide. This is an experience you'll cherish for a lifetime.

Activity - 5
The Karnak Temples Excursion

Our final stop on this extraordinary tour takes us to the magnificent Karnak Temples, the grandest ancient temple complex in all of Egypt. Within the hallowed precincts of Karnak, the palpable sacred energies of ancient Egypt endure, making it one of the nation's paramount sites.

This temple complex stands as an awe-inspiring testament to ancient architecture, adorned with towering columns and intricate carvings that showcase the remarkable skills and craftsmanship of the ancient Egyptians. As you traverse its expansive grounds, you'll be transported back in time, envisioning the sacred rites and ceremonies that once graced this hallowed space.

Concluding this remarkable journey, you'll make your way back to your Hotel, Cruise, or Airport, carrying with you the profound memories of Luxor's unparalleled historical treasures.


Day Extra Information
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Commence your adventure by meeting your tour guide in the hotel lobby at 7:00 AM!

Inclusions & Exclusions

Inclusions
    • Exclusive transportation to all destinations
    • Personalized hotel pick-up and drop-off
    • Expert Egyptologist tour guide exclusively for your group
    • Inclusive entrance fees to top attractions
    • Enjoy a delectable lunch at a local restaurant during your tour
Exclusions
    • Beverages
    • Additional attractions not mentioned
    • Personal expenditures
    • Gratuities

Current Season Price Details

Please Note that price changes per season, so the price will depend on the date you pick when check out
# Price
Solo Adult $ 118 /per adult
Group of (2-3) Adults $ 88 /per adult
Group of (4-6) Adults $ 80 /per adult
Group of (7-10) Adults $ 75 /per adult
Group of (11-more) Adults $ 70 /per adult
Child [age:6-11] $ 47 /per child
Infant [age:0-5] $ 0 /per infant
Student $ 70 /per student
Deposit

20 % of the total booking amount

Extra Fees

To preserve the tranquility of certain tombs and ensure their protection from overcrowding, a separate ticket is required for their access. If you wish to explore these exclusive sites, such as the King Tut tomb, simply inform your guide, and they will assist you in obtaining the necessary tickets.

Please be aware that there is a $10 surcharge for airport pickup in Luxor.

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