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Day Tour: East and West Banks of Luxor

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icon3 hours  (Approx.)
Hotel pickup offered
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iconOffered in: English and 1 more

Keeping you safe during COVID-19
What you can expect during your visit
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
Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons
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Overview

Luxor is home to some of Egypt’s most remarkable ancient ruins, but group tours can offer limited to time to explore. This private full-day tour ensures a personalised experience and explores both the East and West Banks of the Nile, including the UNESCO-listed Valley of the Kings, the Colossi of Memnon, the temple of Hatshepsut, the Karnak Temples, and the Temple of Luxor. Hotel pickup and lunch is included.
  • Full-day private tour of Luxor
  • Explore Luxor’s East and West banks with a qualified Egyptologist guide
  • Visit the UNESCO-listed Valley of the Kings and admire the tombs of the ancient Pharaohs
  • Marvel at ancient wonders such as the Temple of Queen Hatshepsut, the Colossi of Memnon, and Karnak Temple
  • Enjoy a typical Egyptian lunch at a local restaurant
  • Great-value tour includes hotel pick-up and lunch
  • This private tour can be customized to your interests and ensures you’ll receive personalized attention from your guide
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Driver/guide (small group tours not more than 8 person on 14 seats van)
Hotel pickup and drop-off (selected hotels only)
Round trip by Camel ride
Drinks
Entrance fees:
Valley of the Kings 240 LE
Hatsheput Temple 140 LE
Karnak Temple 200 LE
Luxor Temple 160 LE

Departure Point

Traveler pickup is offered
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Departure Time

8:00 AM
Your tour begins with pickup from your central Luxor hotel in time for an 8am departure. Traveling in the comfort of a private vehicle, set out to discover the city’s ancient ruins, accompanied by your private guide.

Start your tour on the West Bank, exploring the UNESCO-listed Valley of the Kings (Necropolis of Thebes), where the mountains are home to over 63 royal tombs, dating from the 2nd century BC. Venture inside to see some of the tombs, including those of King Tutmosis I, Tutmosis III, Tut-Ankh-Amon, King Ramses VI, King Mrenptah, and Amonhotep II.

Continue exploring the surrounding archeological wonders, including the Temple of Queen Hatshepsut (Deir el Bahari), the Colossi of Memnon, and the Temple of Medinat Habu (Temple of Ramses III), before breaking for lunch (included) at a local restaurant.

After lunch, cross over to the modern city on the East bank of the river and enjoy a tour of the Karnak Temples. Follow your guide around the vast temple complex, which was built between 2055 BC and 100 BC, and includes highlights such as the Avenue of the Sphinxes, the Great Hypostyle Hall, and the Sacred Lake. Finally, visit the Temple Of Luxor, built by Amunhotep III in the 18th Dynasty of the New Kingdom, and completed by Ramses II during the 19th Dynasty.

Your tour ends with drop-off at your hotel.
Itinerary
Stop At:  
Valley of the Kings
Start your tour on the West Bank, exploring the UNESCO-listed Valley of the Kings (Necropolis of Thebes), where the mountains are home to over 63 royal tombs, dating from the 2nd century BC. Venture inside to see some of the tombs, including those of King Tutmosis I, Tutmosis III, Tut-Ankh-Amon, King Ramses VI, King Mrenptah, and Amonhotep II.
Duration: 2 hours 
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Temple of Hatshepsut at Deir el Bahari
Continue exploring the surrounding archeological wonders, including the Temple of Queen Hatshepsut (Deir el Bahari), the Colossi of Memnon,
Duration: 2 hours 
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Temple of Medinat Habu
Temple of Medinat Habu (Temple of Ramses III),lunch (included) at a local restaurant.
Duration: 2 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Temple of Karnak
After lunch, cross over to the modern city on the East bank of the river and enjoy a tour of the Karnak Temples. Follow your guide around the vast temple complex, which was built between 2055 BC and 100 BC, and includes highlights such as the Avenue of the Sphinxes, the Great Hypostyle Hall, and the Sacred Lake
Duration: 2 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Luxor Temple
Temple Of Luxor, built by Amunhotep III in the 18th Dynasty of the New Kingdom, and completed by Ramses II during the 19th Dynasty. Your tour ends with drop-off at your hotel.
Duration: 1 hour 
Admission Ticket Free
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Infant seats available
  • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
  • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 15 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Imperialegypt

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience. Learn more about cancellations.

The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
Q:
What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during Day Tour: East and West Banks of Luxor?
A:
The policies on face masks and attendee health are:

  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Face masks provided for travelers
  • Temperature checks for travelers upon arrival
See all safety measures taken by Day Tour: East and West Banks of Luxor.
Q:
What is the policy on sanitization during Day Tour: East and West Banks of Luxor?
A:
The policies on sanitization are:

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
See all safety measures taken by Day Tour: East and West Banks of Luxor.
Q:
What is the social distancing policy during Day Tour: East and West Banks of Luxor?
A:
The policies on social distancing are:

  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons
See all safety measures taken by Day Tour: East and West Banks of Luxor.
Q:
What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Day Tour: East and West Banks of Luxor?
A:
The policies on staff health & safety are:

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
See all safety measures taken by Day Tour: East and West Banks of Luxor.

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Traveler Tips


  • "I did the balloon flight (also set up by the tour operator) at extra cost." See review
  • "It might be an idea to make sure before the tour that you have the cash in smaller notes." See review

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Great site, funny organisation
sh0ng0l0l0t
, Apr 2019
While the sites visited were simply amazing, and the price paid online was very affordable, the guide made us understood he was living on tips, which means this company works with freelance guides and don't pay them well. The guide did not come with us on some of the sites saying guides were not allowed even though we saw quite a few guides on this site. The lunch did not include drink (which it does not say on the description of the visit) and was in a very touristy restaurant. Our guide also misinformed us on the price of entrance ticket (making us pay without our agreement voluntary contribution at each entrance). The guide was friendly though. But tips were at every corner.
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Private Day Tour: East and West Banks of Luxor
Meena1959
, Jan 2019
The guide Ashraf was just amazing the best one we had in Egypt so knowledgeable and very kind and friendly
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This tour was fantastic! Our guide...
Margaret M
, Aug 2018
This tour was fantastic! Our guide, Amr, was extremely knowledgeable and did an excellent job. Both he and our driver, Hagag, went out of their way to help us. This was a wonderful, wonderful tour, I highly recommend it. Oh, and lunch was absolutely delicious!
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Absolutely fantastic. The guide was...
Bradley A
, Jul 2018
Absolutely fantastic. The guide was very knowledgeable and friendly, and he gave us time to explore sites on our own after telling us about them, which we really enjoyed. We also greatly appreciated that we were not forced to stop once at any stores and listen to a sales pitch for local goods--as the guide said, the people who want to do that will ask for it, and we were certainly more interested in seeing the sights than buying souvenirs. The tour started and ended promptly, and the driver was professional and capable as well. As for the content of the tour, we hit the main sites on both the West and East Banks of Luxor, plus the Habu Temple, which is apparently not visited as often by tours. It's a good choice nonetheless. Either way, I would not hesitate to recommend this tour to other visitors.
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Great Overview Tour
Jonah P
, Jun 2018
If you are only in Luxor for a day then choose this tour. I did the balloon flight (also set up by the tour operator) at extra cost. It started at 330AM. Then was taken back to the hotel for a quick breakfast then a
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As others have commented, there is a...
Alias
, Jun 2018
As others have commented, there is a lot to cover and it can get pretty exhausting. We did tours everyday while we were in Egypt, but this one was the most tiring. Karnak was my favourite, and I'm glad we had enough time there. The tombs in the Valley of the Kings are great for the experience, but perhaps not as aesthetically stunning maybe it's just the three we saw. One thing we struggled with was cash. Because you are expected to pay in EGP at each place, we quickly ran out of smaller notes. It might be an idea to make sure before the tour that you have the cash in smaller notes. The guiding was fine, but I was a little bit perplexed when our guide came with me to the hotel reception desk after the tour and asked for my passport. I think he was trying to be helpful, but it really threw me, especially because we did not require any assistance the hotel staff spoke good English. All in all a good choice if you want to see all the Luxor highlights in a day.
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Highly recommend this trip! Our tour...
hannahiqbal_6
, Feb 2018
Highly recommend this trip! Our tour guide was Mohammed, and he was so good - definitely knew his stuff! The whole process was seamless, we were picked up on time and everything was as expected, if not - better!! If you are only in Luxor for a short time, then this trip is perfect to see the main sites! The only downside was we wanted more time in Karnak Temple as its huge and you could spend hours exploring - but this was our own fault for booking a jam packed tour so no issues!! Thank you so much Mohammed - you were amazing!
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If one were to select just a single...
MARINA D
, Dec 2017
If one were to select just a single tour of Luxor, this would be the best! With an in depth look at the array of tombs and temples on both the East and West banks of the Nile, this is a treasure trove of sights and learning. My tour guide Wael was superb! He is a national treasure unto himself. One could hardly expect such a well informed, courteous guide with excellent time management skills. The majesty of Luxor comes alive with Wael's guidance. Thank you!
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Better to seperate the west bank and...
Yang Z
, Nov 2017
Better to seperate the west bank and east bank in 2 days so you could see much more if you are interested in history because there is so much to see in King's Valley, with this tour, I only visited king's valley and saw 3 tombs. Plus it's tricky to pay tips...I gave 100 to tour guide and 60 to driver at the end of the day and the tour guide wasn't happy and told me I was ungrateful...
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We were greeted by our tour guide...
Christine M
, Oct 2017
We were greeted by our tour guide Hady at our hotel. He was very pleasant and high spirited person. We started the tour at the West Bank. We visited The Valley of the Kings went inside three tombs, Hatshepsut temple. Hady was very knowledgable and gave us interesting facts with recent discovery and findings.I have been watching a lot about egypts history in Discovery Channel and National Geographic but having an egyptologist with you during the tour is more better and Hady was able to explain questions that is not told on tv, After west bank we headed off to east bank and saw karnak temple and luxor temple. I had a request from Hadi that I wanted to see how papyrus was made and he took us there as well. This tour is worth it all. A piece of advise to tourist - if you plan to buy souvenirs, always haggle with prices as they are always giving you 100-150 percent top up from the original price. Better check out prices first like papyrus be sure to know it is not fake, price range from 5 to 30 , alabaster figurines and vase depends on the size but should be on the range from 5 to 20 only. Be careful of people giving you sweet talks and free especially if your touris. Nothing is free its all paid. Tourist is also expected to give tips even if they have not done anything. Some people just beg for nothing.
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