Full-Day Luxor Highlights East and West Banks

8 Hours

Overview

Make the most of your time in Luxor with this private tour that ensures you see all the highlights of both the East and West Bank. In the company of just your party and an Egyptologist guide, explore such ancient sites as the Temple of Karnak, the Valley of Kings, and the Temple of Ramses III.

Itinerary

Day 1 :

Itinerary
This is a typical itinerary for this product

Stop At: Valley of the Kings, Luxor City, Luxor 85511 Egypt

In the morning you will be picked up from your hotel in central Luxor or harbor by an air-conditioned vehicle for a full guided trip of about 8 hours. First you will be transported to the Necropolis of Thebes, the Valley of the Kings on the West Bank of Luxor. This ancient necropolis is a must-see for Luxor travelers. There you visit four royal tombs, including the Tomb of Ramses,lV the Tomb of Ramseslll, the Tomb of Merenptah .Valley of the Kings on the West Bank of Luxor.

Duration: 2 hours

Stop At: Tomb of King Tutankhamun (Tut), Valley of the Kings, Luxor Egypt

Entrance fees to the tomb of Tutankhamun (300.00 EGP) (optional)

King Tutankhamun, the most famous king in the world. This young king from the New Kingdom was around 10 years old when he ascended the throne and died when he was only 19. You will get the chance to be face to face with his royal mummy in his tomb in the Valley of the Kings

Duration: 25 minutes

Stop At: Tomb of Ramses III, Valley of the Kings West Bank, Luxor Egypt

The tomb of Ramesses III, designated as KV 11, is a complex system in the Valley of the Kings. It has been known since antiquity,the wonderful decorations include colourful painted sunken reliefs featuring the traditional ritual texts (Litany of Ra, Book of Gates etc) and Ramses before the gods. Unusual here are the secular scenes, in the small side rooms of the entrance corridor, showing foreign tributes, such as highly detailed pottery imported from the Aegean, the royal armoury, boats and, in the last of these side chambers, the blind harpists that gave the tomb one of its alternative names: ‘Tomb of the Harpers’

Duration: 25 minutes

Stop At: Tomb of Merenptah, Valley of the Kings West Bank, Thebes, Luxor Egypt

In Egyptian mythology, Ptah is the demiurge of Memphis, god of craftsmen and architects. In the or simply in its falcon form of the new deity, began to be placed in tombs to accompany and protect the dead on their journey to the West of Luxor .Tomb 8, which is located in the Valley of the Kings, was the burial place of the Pharaoh Merneptah and is the model of royal tombs Merneptah was a son of Ramesses II and Queen Isis-Nofret.the tomb was discovered by Howard Carter in 1903. Of coursethere is a material decrease in the number of lateral rooms, and a dramatic increase in the height of the corridors and rooms. He did away with the jogged axis used since the time of Horemheb and instead built the entire tomb on a single axis. Also, for the first time, the entrance was made considerably wider than earlier tombs .

Duration: 25 minutes

Stop At: Tomb of Ramses IV, Valle de Los Reyes, Luxor Egypt

The tomb of Ramses IV (KV 2) in the Valley of the Kings is rather different than most other tombs built here. This tomb is by far the most spectacular of the other tombs you will see. The hieroglyphics on the wall depict scenes from the Litany of Ra, Book of the Dead, Book of Caverns, the Book of the Heavens, Book of Amduat, and the Book of the Night. The blue and white colors on the walls inside the burial chamber are very vibrant and you can see the king's sarcophagus made of rose-colored granite. There is also a beautiful scene of goddess Nut on the ceiling, where she is depicted swallowing the sun, and it traveling through her stomach, for Nut to give birth to it.

The tomb has so much colour and detail even the ceiling above the sarcophagi with its goddess Nut stretching across the space. The sarcophagus is one of the largest in the valley, even though some of the paintings have deteriorated this is one of the most decorated.

Duration: 25 minutes

Stop At: Temple of Hatshepsut at Deir el Bahari, Kings Valley Rd Deir el-Bahari, Luxor 23512 Egypt

After visiting the tombs you will be transported to the Temple of Queen Hatshepsut (Deir el Bahari), the only woman ever to reign over Egypt as Pharaoh. This queen was an ancestor of King Tutankhamun and belonged to the same dynasty.Temple of Queen Hatshepsut, the only woman ever to reign over Egypt as Pharaoh .

Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Colossi of Memnon, Thebes, Luxor Egypt

The Colossi of Memnon, the two largest ancient statues in Egypt, which date back to the era of King Amenhotep III.

Duration: 10 minutes

Stop At: Temple of Karnak, Karnak, Luxor Egypt

Karnak Temple , you visit what is considered to be one of the world's greatest architectural masterpieces, namely the complex of Karnak Temples on the East Bank of Luxor. Karnak is a complex of temples built in different reigns, starting with the Avenue of Sphinxes, the Hypostyle Hall with its 134 gigantic columns, the Obelisks of Queen Hatshepsut and Tutomosis I, the Temple of Amon adorned with lotus and papyrus designs, the Granite Scarbeus of Amenophis III and the Sacred Lake. Karnak beats every other pharaonic monument: it is simply one of the most beautiful ancient monuments in Egypt.

Duration: 2 hours

Stop At: Obelisk of Queen Hapshetsut,, Karnak, Luxor Egypt

The Obelisks of Queen Hatshepsut and Tutomosis I, the Temple of Amon adorned with lotus and papyrus designs,

Duration: 5 minutes

Stop At: Temple of Ramesses III, Karnak, Karnak,, Luxor Egypt

Karnak you visit what is considered to be one of the world's greatest architectural masterpieces, namely the complex of Karnak Temples on the East Bank of Luxor. Karnak is a complex of temples built in different reigns, starting with the Avenue of Sphinxes, the Hypostyle Hall with its 134 gigantic columns, the Obelisks of Queen Hatshepsut and Tutomosis I, the Temple of Amon adorned with lotus and papyrus designs, the Granite Scarbeus of Amenophis III and the Sacred Lake. Karnak beats every other pharaonic monument: it is simply one of the most beautiful ancient monuments in Egypt.

Duration: 10 minutes

Stop At: Temple of Amun, Temple of Karnak complex, Luxor Egypt

Temple of Amun, also known as Karnak Temples. You visit what is considered to be one of the world's greatest architectural masterpieces, namely the complex of Karnak Temples on the East Bank of Luxor. Karnak is a complex of temples built in different reigns, starting with the Avenue of Sphinxes, the Hypostyle Hall with its 134 gigantic columns, the Obelisks of Queen Hatshepsut and Tutomosis I, the Temple of Amon adorned with lotus and papyrus designs, the Granite Scarbeus of Amenophis III and the Sacred Lake. Karnak beats every other pharaonic monument: it is simply one of the most beautiful ancient monuments in Egypt.

Duration: 2 hours

Stop At: Luxor Temple, Luxor 23512 Egypt

Luxor Temple, which is dedicated to the Theben Triad of Amun-Ra, Mut and Khonsu. There you will see the granite statues of Ramses the Great. These ancient temples are a must-see for Luxor travelers.

Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Avenue of Sphinxes, between the Karnak and Luxor temples, Luxor Egypt

Avenue of Shoinxes ,Spectacular avenue stretched from Luxor to Karnak, a distance of 3 kms. Today, its only a few hundred metres long but its very impressive.this avenue used to conect the Karnak templo and the Luxor templo.A six miles avenue with sphinxes in both sides of it.

Duration: 15 minutes

Stop At: Obelisk of Thutmoses I, Luxor Egypt

Obelisk of Thutmoses I

The Obelisks of Queen Hatshepsut and Tutomosis I, the Temple of Amon adorned with lotus and papyrus designs,

Duration: 5 minutes

Pass By: Tombs of the Nobles, Thebes, Al Asasif Egypt

Tombs of the Nobles

Pass By: Howard Carter House, Valley Of The Kings, Luxor Egypt

carter house

Pass By: Tomb of Merenptah, Valley of the Kings West Bank, Thebes, Luxor Egypt

temple of Merenptah

Pass By: Ramesseum (Mortuary Temple of Ramses II), West Bank, Luxor Egypt

Temple of Ramsess ll

Pass By: Tomb of Ramses VI, Valley of the Kings West Bank, Luxor Egypt

Tomb of Ramser Vl

Pass By: Mummification Museum, Corniche El Nil St. Opposite Mina Palace Hotel, Luxor Egypt

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Pass By: Valley of the Nobles, West Bank near Ramesseum Gurna, Luxor Egypt

Tombs of the Nobles, Al Asasif, New Valley Governorate

Pass By: Temple of Seti I, Past the road to the Valley of the Kings, towards the village of el-Tarif. This is a Temple not a Tomb, Luxor Egypt

Mortuary Temple of Seti I

Pass By: Tomb of Ramases IX, Valley of the Kings., Luxor Egypt

Tomb of Ramases IX, Luxor, Egypt

Pass By: Luxor Travels, 3 Al Qarna Rd, Al Bairat, Luxor, Luxor Governorate 85951, Egypt

Luxor Travels, 3 Al Qarna Rd 3, Al Qarna Rd, Luxor 85951 Egypt

  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Traveler pickup is offered.
  • we can meet you at your accommodation In Luxor
  • Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
  • Private tour, exclusively for your party: Ensures a personalized experience
  • Learn about ancient Egyptian history from your Egyptologist guide
  • Includes lunch: No hidden extras
  • Hassle-free pickup and drop-off from your Luxor hotel

Confirmation will be received at time of booking
Tomb of king Tutankhamun
Most travelers can participate
This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate

Cost Includes

  • Qualified Egyptologist guide
  • Lunch
  • Transport by air-conditioned vehicle
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off in Luxor

Cost Excludes

  • Before the tour you have the possibility of optional hot air ballooning.
  • Gratuities (recommended)
  • All entrance fees cost 28 USD per person
  • Entry/Admission - Valley of the Kings
  • Entry/Admission - Tomb of King Tutankhamun (Tut)
  • Entry/Admission - Tomb of Ramses III
  • Entry/Admission - Tomb of Merenptah
  • Entry/Admission - Tomb of Ramses IV
  • Entry/Admission - Temple of Hatshepsut at Deir el Bahari
  • Entry/Admission - Colossi of Memnon
  • Entry/Admission - Temple of Karnak
  • Entry/Admission - Temple of Amun
  • Entry/Admission - Luxor Temple

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Full-Day Luxor Highlights East and West Banks
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