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Hurghada: Luxor Hot Air Balloon Ride and Day Tour With Meals

1. Hurghada: Luxor Hot Air Balloon Ride and Day Tour With Meals

Our delegate will pick up you from your hotel in Hurghada at about 11:00 pm. After pick-up from your hotel, drive to Luxor and start your journey in a private air-conditioned vehicle. Relax in comfort as you travel to explore the most important historical monuments in Luxor. Upon arrival in Luxor in the early morning, a representative will greet you and take you to a cafe to try some local tea. You’ll then enjoy a hot air balloon ride for 45: 60 minutes to watch the sun come up over the archaeological sites of Luxor. Next, head to the west bank of Luxor to visit the Valley of the Kings. Here you will explore the 3 most important tombs and see the walls full of hieroglyphs. Your guide will then take you to the most important temple of the complex, the Mortuary Temple of Hatshepsut. The temple consists of three floors with open balconies built of limestone, with statues of the god Osiris and Queen Hatshepsut. Then, you will visit the Valley of the Workers (Deir el-Medina). This is the place where the workmen of the royal tombs used to live. Here you will see the Temple of Deir el-Medina, which was dedicated to the goddess Hathor. This is the only temple in all of Egypt where you can admire the carvings of the Final Judgement. At every site, you will get information from your Egyptologist tour guide and you will get free time to explore the ancient monuments by yourself. Next, See the mortuary temple of Amenhotep III at the Colossi of Memnon, then stop for lunch at a local restaurant. After lunch, enjoy a felucca ride. Enjoy a refreshing cup of traditional Egyptian tea (for free). You’ll then head to the east bank to visit the biggest temple in Luxor, It's the Karnak Temple. dedicated to the god Amun, his wife Mut, and their son Khonsu. Next, move on to Luxor temple. Built by Amenhotep III in the 18th Dynasty in the modern kingdom, the beautiful temple was completed by Ramses II. Finally, you’ll then be transferred to your hotel again in Hurghada.

Luxor: Private Tour to West Bank with Felucca Ride and Lunch

2. Luxor: Private Tour to West Bank with Felucca Ride and Lunch

Spend the day touring the west bank of Luxor with a specialized, private guide and in the comfort of an air-conditioned vehicle. Discover the fascinating history of the Egyptian Pharaohs and learn about the daily lives of the inhabitants of the Nile.  The day starts in the morning with pickup from your accommodation in Luxor. The first stop of the day is the Valley of the Kings, where you will learn about Ramesses VI, the only son of Ramesses III and Queen Isis. Learn about Ramesses VI's 8-year rule and the accession of Ramesses VII to the throne.  Visit the tomb of  King Tutankhamun, which retains its treasures to this day. Learn the legends of King Tutankhamun, from his reign to his discovery by the English scientist, Howard Carter. Continue on and explore the temple of Queen Hatshepsut, the queen who became Pharaoh who built the temple at Deir al-Bahari on the west bank of Luxor. Stop for lunch at a local restaurant before continuing to the tomb of Queen Nefertari, which is the largest and most prominent cemetery in the Valley of the Queens. Extravagantly embellished by Ramses the Great, you will marvel at the colorful and well-preserved inscriptions depicting the Queen's life and death.   A trip to Luxor would not be complete without a visit to Deir el-Medina, one of the best-preserved ancient settlements in the whole of Egypt. Learn about the lives of the workers who built the temples of the most famous kings and travel back in time exploring the shrines, tombs, and museums. Take a Felucca ride along the Nile River and enjoy the amazing views of the Nile and Luxor city. Relax with a hotel drop-off at the end of your tour in Luxor.

Luxor: Medinet Habu, Valley of Nobles, and Deir Private Tour

3. Luxor: Medinet Habu, Valley of Nobles, and Deir Private Tour

Step back in time to ancient Egypt on this private tour to some of Egypt’s most popular historic sites in Luxor. Get to know the history of Medinet Habu, the Valley of the Nobles, and Deir el-Medina as you explore with your own personal Egyptologist guide. Begin your trip with pickup from your hotel, then head to the West Bank of Luxor. Arrive first at Medinet Habu, where the burial temple of Ramses III can be found, one of the city's most important religious monuments. Medinet Habu’s entrance is 63-meters wide and 22-meters tall and bears a representation of the pharaoh himself. Then, continue to the Tombs of the Nobles, where you can find more than 500 tombs belonging to the members of the Egyptian aristocracy. Take a look inside a number of the tombs to admire their decoration. Having been less attractive to grave robbers, these tombs tend to be much better preserved than the royal tombs. Later, follow your guide to the final stop of the tour, Deir el-Medina, an ancient Egyptian village that was home to the artisans who worked on the tombs in the Valley of the Kings. At the end of the tour, you will be dropped back off at your hotel or selected location.

Cairo: Overnight Trip to Luxor by Plane

4. Cairo: Overnight Trip to Luxor by Plane

• Day one: Begin the experience with an early morning pickup from your hotel in Cairo and a transfer to the airport for your 6:00 AM flight to Luxor. After landing, simply look out for a sign with your name and meet your expert tour guide. Start the tour right away with a visit to the Valley of the Kings on the West Bank, where you will discover the tombs of various dynasties including the The Temple of Deir El Bahari. Admire the Colossi of Memnon, two gigantic sitting statues facing the Nile and representing Amenophis III. Explore also the famous Temple of Queen Hatshepsut and then have lunch at a local restaurant (beverages not included). After lunch, continue to the East Bank and see the courtyard and granite statues of Ramses the Great at the Luxor Temple. Marvel at the series of temples built over different reigns that make up Karnak. Beginning with the Avenue of Sphinxes, explore the Unfinished Propylon and the Hypo-style hall with its 134 giant columns. Admire the Obelisks of Queen Hatshepsut and Tuthmosis III, the Temple of Amon adorned with lotus and papyrus designs, the Granite Scarbeus of Amenophis III, and the Sacred Lake. Finally, transfer to your hotel in Luxor for an overnight stay at Ibrotel Luxor Hotel. • Day two: Get picked up from your hotel by a licensed tour guide in a private, air-conditioned vehicle and head to the West Bank of the Nile. Visit Medinat Habu, an archaeological site situated near the foot of the Theban Hills opposite the modern city of Luxor, Egypt. Although other structures are located within the area, the location is today associated almost exclusively with the Mortuary Temple of Ramesses III. The temple, some 492 feet, is of orthodox design and resembles closely the mortuary temple of Ramesses II (the Ramesseum). You will also have the chance to visit some other temples inside Habu Temple such as the Temple of Amun, which dates to the 18th Dynasty and was built by Queen Hatshepsut and Thutmose III. Continue your day tour to Deir el Medina, known as The Valley of the Worker. Later transfer to Luxor airport for your return flight to Cairo and hotel drop-off following landing.

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What people are saying about Deir el-Medina

Overall rating

4.8 / 5

based on 18 reviews

This trip is amazing! Me and my friend were picked up from our hotel by Mina in his car, he was lovely and got us to Luxor while we had a little nap. We then took a little boat ride across the river to the hot air balloon which was breath taking and incredible to see Luxor being lit up by the beautiful sunrise. From here we went to meet Mina again who introduced us to our guide Youla. She was amazing and very knowledgeable! Nothing was too much for her and very easy to get along with. Lunch on the Nile was so yummy and to finish with the felucca ride was perfect. We then met back with Mina who brought us back to our hotel safe and sound. This trip is a must and worth every penny. Mina and Youla really looked after us!! The only thing I would say is bring plenty of Egyptian pounds for entry, also for the little cart rides from the entry gates to the Temple and Tombs and also to pay for drinks at the restaurant as this was not included!

It was a really wonderful tour! Unfortunately, there weren't enough signs, so this is a short version. :) My driver, Mina, picked me up from my hotel in Makadi at about 11 p.m. and drove me safely to Luxor. Here we started with the balloon ride (definitely worth seeing) Shortly after landing, Adel Gerges welcomed me. He showed me the Valley of the Kings, the Temple of Hatshepsut, the workers' village, the handicrafts and papyrus making. After a delicious lunch, a Nile cruise, the Temples of Karnak and the Temples of Luxor. A huge thank you to Adel, who showed and explained an incredible amount to me. More than I could even take in. :) His passion and his friendly cordiality deserve special mention. Also a special big thank you to Mina! Also cordial, friendly and always concerned about my well-being, he is the greatest driver you could wish for. A great team! Thank you very much, Anya

Very warm welcome from the driver and the guide. Excellent pick-up at the hotel and return very well too ☺️ Then with the guide the explanations were clear not too long not too short and well imagined for the Valley of the Kings then for example. The food was good (all you can eat buffet). In terms of timing, the day went very well without a hitch between the hot air balloon, joining the guide, visiting the different sites. Very good I highly recommend this activity to have your eyes and ears full. nice job

From start to finish, it was great! The driver brought us back safely! The hot air balloon, magnificent! And then our guide, patient and passionate despite the 42 degrees! We did it all…in one day! Best deal! Thanks a lot !

Very good excursion, the trip went well and the guide Ismael was very nice! I recommend