Things to do in
Luxor

Our most recommended things to do in Luxor

From Hurghada: Luxor Valley of the Kings Full-Day Trip

1. From Hurghada: Luxor Valley of the Kings Full-Day Trip

Take a day excursion from Hurghada to see some of Egypt's finest historic sites in the Luxor Valley. Benefit from complimentary pickup and drop-off and the services of an Egyptologist guide as you explore some of the most important landmarks of Ancient Egypt. After pickup from your hotel, drive to Luxor to visit the most famous monuments in Egypt, including the Temple of Karnak. Relax over lunch at a local restaurant, then take a traditional Egyptian motor boat, to cross over the Nile River to the opposite bank (optional). See the impressive Colossi of Memnon, the last remnants of the Temple of Amenophis III. Be enthralled by the architecture of the Valley of the Kings, and visit the temple of Hatshepsut, one of the female rulers of Ancient Egypt. After finishing your program in this historical city, our transportation will take you back to the hotel in Hurghada. If you plan to stay in Luxor and don't come back to Hurghada, you need to choose the option (Shared Group with Entry Fees, One Way Transfer to Luxor)

Hurghada: Luxor Highlights & Valley of the Kings with Lunch

2. Hurghada: Luxor Highlights & Valley of the Kings with Lunch

Take a guided tour of the ancient city of Luxor and the Valley of the Kings from Hurghada. Has an expert Egyptologist guide taken you to important sites like the Temple of Karnak and Hatshepsut, and the Colossi of Memnon. Get picked up from your Hurghada hotel and board a comfortable minivan to travel back in time to the fascinating world of Ancient Egypt. Stop for a break and have delicious lunch at a local restaurant. See the Columned Halls, Chapels, and sacred lake of the UNESCO World Heritage site while visiting the Temple of Karnak. Visit the Mortuary Temple of Hatshepsut & Take unfortgable photos around. Take Optional felucca ride, a traditional Egyptian sailing boat, to cross over the Nile River to the opposite bank & Visit The Banana Island & Capture memroble moments. Marvel at the historical Valley of the Kings or opt for an optional entry to King Tut's tomb. Explore the City of the Dead and the Colossi of Memnon. Admire the only remains of the Temple of Amenhotep III and visit the Valley of the Kings. Be inspired by the stunning architecture and discover the Temple of Hatshepsut, the only female ruler of ancient Egypt. After finishing your program in this historical city, our transportation will take you back to the hotel in Hurghada.

Luxor: Hot Air Balloon Ride over Luxor Relics

3. Luxor: Hot Air Balloon Ride over Luxor Relics

After early morning pickup from your central Luxor hotel or cruise ship, travel by air-conditioned vehicle to the launch site on the west bank of the Nile River. On arrival, enjoy a light pre-flight refreshments, and meet your expert pilot and ground crew. Next, listen to a comprehensive safety briefing and step inside the balloon’s sturdy basket with your pilot and several other passengers. Then, feel your adrenaline surge as the brightly colored balloon rises into the sky for your approximate 30-45 minutes flight. As you ascend, behold the thrilling bird’s-eye views as the sunlight illuminates the temples and monuments below. Gaze down over Karnak, Queen Hatshepsut’s Temple, and other monuments while you absorb the peaceful dawn. Then, if the wind conditions are right, float over the Ramesseum, the impressive funerary temple of Pharaoh Ramses II, and gaze down at its pylons, statues, and courtyards. While you float through the sky, a ground support van and crew will follow your balloon and will be there when you land. After a safe touchdown, step back onto land and receive your personal flight certificate. Finally, drive back to Luxor where your experience ends with a drop-off at your hotel or ship in time for breakfast and your morning tour departures.

Luxor: Shared Full-Day Tour to Luxor West and East Banks

4. Luxor: Shared Full-Day Tour to Luxor West and East Banks

Begin your trip with a pick-up from your hotel In Luxor, there will be a group of people with you Next, Head to the west bank of Luxor to visit The Valley of the Kings, also known as the Valley of the Gates of the Kings. Then, head to the Mortuary Temple of Queen Hatshepsut. Located opposite the city of Luxor, it is considered to be a masterpiece of ancient architecture. Marvel at 3 massive terraces that rise above the desert floor and into the cliffs of Deir el-Bahari Then, move to the colossi of Memnon where you'll see the mortuary temple of Amenhotep III at the Colossi of Memnon Then, You will go to a local restaurant for lunch Go to Karnak Temple, the greatest example of worship in history, it was dedicated to god Amun, his wife Mut, and their son Khonsu to represent the Theban triad. Listen and be amazed at the explanation of this ancient history Move to the Luxor temple that was built by Amenhotep III in the 18th Dynasty in the modern kingdom and the temple was completed by Ramses II. Finally, You. will be transferred back to your hotel.

Luxor: Morning Hot Air Balloon Ride

5. Luxor: Morning Hot Air Balloon Ride

You will be picked up from your hotel or cruise ship in Luxor ( It will be around 5:30 am, but the time may be changed according to your hotel location) Once you arrive at the take-off area, Appreciate the majesty of Luxor, once ancient Egypt’s capital, from the air on this balloon flight, reaching 1500 feet (450 meters) above the desert and the Nile. Glide over the Valley of the Kings, the Temple of Hatshepsut, and so much more, and receive a certificate on landing.

Hurghada: Luxor Highlights, King Tut Tomb & Nile Boat Trip

6. Hurghada: Luxor Highlights, King Tut Tomb & Nile Boat Trip

Take a guided tour from Hurghada to discover the historical city of Luxor and the Valley of the Kings. Take a trip to famous places like the Temple of Karnak, Hatshepsut, and the Colossi of Memnon with an expert Egyptian guide. Get picked up from your Hurghada hotel and travel in a comfortable minivan. Discover the city's most stunning sights to immerse yourself in the captivating world of Ancient Egypt. Take in the columns, chapels, and sacred lake at the Temple of Karnak, a UNESCO World Heritage site that is worth a visit. Have lunch in a selected Luxor restaurant before embarking on a felucca, a traditional Egyptian sailing boat. Admire the breathtaking views of the ancient city of Luxor and its temples, and sail across the Nile River to the other side. This is where you can discover the City of the Dead and the Colossi of Memnon. Examine the remaining ruins of the Temple of Amenhotep III and take a trip to the Valley of the Kings. Get inspired by the breathtaking architecture and explore the Temple of Hatshepsut, which was the only female ruler in ancient Egypt. Next, you'll be able to explore the Tomb of Tutankhamun, a 3-kilometer journey through history, and enjoy a remarkable Nile boat tour to Banana Island. Once your program ends, your air-conditioned transfer will be ready to pick you up from Hurghada.

From Cairo: Private Luxor Day Tour with Guide and Flights

7. From Cairo: Private Luxor Day Tour with Guide and Flights

Our delegate will Pick-up you up from your hotel in Cairo or Giza at about 6:00 A.M. by air-conditioned car to head to Cairo International Airport to take the one-hour flight to Luxor. (Flight Tickets included) Upon your arrival, our delegate will be waiting for you with our company sign to start your trip heading to the West Bank of Luxor to visit The Valley of the Kings, also known as the Valley of the Gates of the Kings where, for a period of nearly 500 years from the 16th to 11th century BC, rock-cut tombs were excavated for the pharaohs and powerful nobles of the New Kingdom Then move on to the Mortuary Temple of Queen Hatshepsut, The Temple of Hatshepsut is a mortuary temple built during the reign of Pharaoh Hatshepsut of the Eighteenth Dynasty of Egypt. Located opposite the city of Luxor, it is considered to be a masterpiece of ancient architecture. Its three massive terraces rise above the desert floor and into the cliffs of Deir el-Bahari. Next, move to Medinet Habu, where the burial temple of Ramses III can be found, one of the city's most important religious monuments. Its entrance is 63 meters wide and 22 meters tall and bears a representation of the Pharoah himself punishing some prisoners. Then move to the colossi of Memnon where you will See the mortuary temple of Amenhotep III at the Colossi of Memnon, then stop for lunch at a local restaurant. Next, Sail on the Nile River in a traditional felucca sailing boat to discover the beauty of Luxor. Relax with a drink as you soak up the scenery. 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. After finishing, you will be transferred to Luxor International Airport to take the one-hour flight to Cairo (Flight Tickets included) Upon your arrival, our delegate will be waiting for you outside Cairo Airport After meeting, you will be transferred to your hotel again in Cairo or Giza

Luxor: Valley of the Kings and Hatshepsut Temple Day Tour

8. Luxor: Valley of the Kings and Hatshepsut Temple Day Tour

Begin your trip with a pick-up from your hotel in Luxor, there will be a group of people with you Next, Head to the west bank of Luxor to visit The Valley of the Kings, also known as the Valley of the Gates of the Kings. Then, head to the Mortuary Temple of Queen Hatshepsut. Located opposite the city of Luxor, it is considered to be a masterpiece of ancient architecture. Marvel at 3 massive terraces that rise above the desert floor and into the cliffs of Deir el-Bahari Then, move to the colossi of Memnon where you'll see the mortuary temple of Amenhotep III at the Colossi of Memnon Then, You will go to a local restaurant for lunch Finally, You will be transferred back to your hotel.

From Aswan: 4-Day Nile Cruise from Aswan to Luxor with Guide

9. From Aswan: 4-Day Nile Cruise from Aswan to Luxor with Guide

Cruise the Nile on a 5-star ship from Aswan to Luxor, stopping to see the sights of Kom Ombo, Edfu, Karnak Temple, Hatshepsut Temple, and the Valley of the Kings along the way. With full board, your meals are taken care of, and your own private guide will show you the best of ancient Egypt. Day 1: Start your ancient Egypt exploration in the beautiful city of Aswan. Your guide will pick you up from your Aswan hotel to escort you to Philae Temple. Known as the "Pearl of Egypt”, Graeco-Roman temples and colonnades, kiosks, and sanctuaries rise proudly against the skyline. Afterward, you’ll be dropped off at your cruise ship in time to enjoy lunch and the rest of the day to relax onboard. Day 2: Early in the morning, you have the option to take an optional guided tour to Abu Simbel or enjoy a free morning. The mighty temple built by Ramses II is a marvel of ancient engineering and also has a fascinating modern history. Enjoy lunch onboard as you begin sailing to Kom Ombo. Discover the temple dedicated to Sobek, the crocodile god, and Horus, the falcon-headed god, with your guide. The layout combines two temples in one with each side having its gateways and chapels. After your tour of Kom Ombo, return to the ship for dinner and a relaxing evening as you sail overnight to Edfu. Day 3: After enjoying breakfast, your guide will meet you to visit the hidden gem in Edfu, Horus Temple, As the largest temple dedicated to Horus, one of Egypt's most important historic deities, statues of the falcon-headed god are found throughout the complex. The temple’s extensive wall carvings have provided valuable information to historians about the Hellenistic period of Egyptian history, and the exquisite reliefs give us insight into the religion, mythology, and way of life during the era. Day 4: After breakfast, you can leave your luggage at reception while you spend the day exploring Luxor. Start your tour on the West Bank at The Valley of the Kings where you will visit the royal tombs of pharaohs of the new kingdom. Wander through passageways decorated with reliefs and hieroglyphs and learn about the ancient Egyptian beliefs about the afterlife. The next stop is the Mortuary Temple of Queen Hatshepsut. A keen admirer of Mentuhotep II's temple, Hatshepsut had her own designed to mirror it but on a much grander scale and, just in case anyone should miss the comparison, ordered it built right next to the older temple. Stop for a quick visit to the massive colossi of Memnon before enjoying a break for lunch in a local restaurant in Luxor. Then it's time to explore Luxor's East Bank. Start your tour with the biggest temple in Luxor, the impressive Karnak Temple. Home to three main temples, several smaller enclosed temples, and several outer temples, UNESCO-listed Karnak combines the achievements of many generations of ancient builders over 1500 years. Your next destination is the temple of Luxor, this beautiful temple was the main function during the annual Opet celebrations. Started by Amenhotep III and completed by Tutankhamun, Luxor Temple has a fascinating history throughout the ages. After your day in Luxor, your driver will drop you off at your accommodation in Luxor.

Luxor: Full or Half-Day East and West Bank Tours

10. Luxor: Full or Half-Day East and West Bank Tours

Meet your Egyptologist tour guide at your accommodation and start your journey in an air-conditioned vehicle. Relax in comfort as you travel to explore the most important historical monuments in Luxor. Choose between a tour of both the East and West banks, or visit only one side of the Nile according to your preferences. On the West bank, discover the Valley of Kings where you will visit the remarkable tombs and last resting place of the Kings Ramsses III, Ramsses VI, and Mrenptah. Then, proceed to the Temple of Queen Hatshepsut, dedicated to a female ruler who reigned over Egypt for 20 years, bringing the country wealth and peace. See the mortuary temple of Amenhotep III at the Colossi of Memnon, then stop for lunch at a local restaurant. On the East bank, witness the Complex of Karnak, which might be the largest temple in the world. You have one more stop before you leave the place: the magnificent Luxor Temple, a large ancient Egyptian temple which you will have time to explore.

Top activities

Top sights in Luxor

All activities

Our most recommended things to do in Luxor

From Hurghada: Luxor Valley of the Kings Full-Day Trip

From Hurghada: Luxor Valley of the Kings Full-Day Trip

Take a day excursion from Hurghada to see some of Egypt's finest historic sites in the Luxor Valley. Benefit from complimentary pickup and drop-off and the services of an Egyptologist guide as you explore some of the most important landmarks of Ancient Egypt. After pickup from your hotel, drive to Luxor to visit the most famous monuments in Egypt, including the Temple of Karnak. Relax over lunch at a local restaurant, then take a traditional Egyptian motor boat, to cross over the Nile River to the opposite bank (optional). See the impressive Colossi of Memnon, the last remnants of the Temple of Amenophis III. Be enthralled by the architecture of the Valley of the Kings, and visit the temple of Hatshepsut, one of the female rulers of Ancient Egypt. After finishing your program in this historical city, our transportation will take you back to the hotel in Hurghada. If you plan to stay in Luxor and don't come back to Hurghada, you need to choose the option (Shared Group with Entry Fees, One Way Transfer to Luxor)

Hurghada: Luxor Highlights & Valley of the Kings with Lunch

Hurghada: Luxor Highlights & Valley of the Kings with Lunch

Take a guided tour of the ancient city of Luxor and the Valley of the Kings from Hurghada. Has an expert Egyptologist guide taken you to important sites like the Temple of Karnak and Hatshepsut, and the Colossi of Memnon. Get picked up from your Hurghada hotel and board a comfortable minivan to travel back in time to the fascinating world of Ancient Egypt. Stop for a break and have delicious lunch at a local restaurant. See the Columned Halls, Chapels, and sacred lake of the UNESCO World Heritage site while visiting the Temple of Karnak. Visit the Mortuary Temple of Hatshepsut & Take unfortgable photos around. Take Optional felucca ride, a traditional Egyptian sailing boat, to cross over the Nile River to the opposite bank & Visit The Banana Island & Capture memroble moments. Marvel at the historical Valley of the Kings or opt for an optional entry to King Tut's tomb. Explore the City of the Dead and the Colossi of Memnon. Admire the only remains of the Temple of Amenhotep III and visit the Valley of the Kings. Be inspired by the stunning architecture and discover the Temple of Hatshepsut, the only female ruler of ancient Egypt. After finishing your program in this historical city, our transportation will take you back to the hotel in Hurghada.

Luxor: Hot Air Balloon Ride over Luxor Relics

Luxor: Hot Air Balloon Ride over Luxor Relics

After early morning pickup from your central Luxor hotel or cruise ship, travel by air-conditioned vehicle to the launch site on the west bank of the Nile River. On arrival, enjoy a light pre-flight refreshments, and meet your expert pilot and ground crew. Next, listen to a comprehensive safety briefing and step inside the balloon’s sturdy basket with your pilot and several other passengers. Then, feel your adrenaline surge as the brightly colored balloon rises into the sky for your approximate 30-45 minutes flight. As you ascend, behold the thrilling bird’s-eye views as the sunlight illuminates the temples and monuments below. Gaze down over Karnak, Queen Hatshepsut’s Temple, and other monuments while you absorb the peaceful dawn. Then, if the wind conditions are right, float over the Ramesseum, the impressive funerary temple of Pharaoh Ramses II, and gaze down at its pylons, statues, and courtyards. While you float through the sky, a ground support van and crew will follow your balloon and will be there when you land. After a safe touchdown, step back onto land and receive your personal flight certificate. Finally, drive back to Luxor where your experience ends with a drop-off at your hotel or ship in time for breakfast and your morning tour departures.

Luxor: Shared Full-Day Tour to Luxor West and East Banks

Luxor: Shared Full-Day Tour to Luxor West and East Banks

Begin your trip with a pick-up from your hotel In Luxor, there will be a group of people with you Next, Head to the west bank of Luxor to visit The Valley of the Kings, also known as the Valley of the Gates of the Kings. Then, head to the Mortuary Temple of Queen Hatshepsut. Located opposite the city of Luxor, it is considered to be a masterpiece of ancient architecture. Marvel at 3 massive terraces that rise above the desert floor and into the cliffs of Deir el-Bahari Then, move to the colossi of Memnon where you'll see the mortuary temple of Amenhotep III at the Colossi of Memnon Then, You will go to a local restaurant for lunch Go to Karnak Temple, the greatest example of worship in history, it was dedicated to god Amun, his wife Mut, and their son Khonsu to represent the Theban triad. Listen and be amazed at the explanation of this ancient history Move to the Luxor temple that was built by Amenhotep III in the 18th Dynasty in the modern kingdom and the temple was completed by Ramses II. Finally, You. will be transferred back to your hotel.

Luxor: Morning Hot Air Balloon Ride

Luxor: Morning Hot Air Balloon Ride

You will be picked up from your hotel or cruise ship in Luxor ( It will be around 5:30 am, but the time may be changed according to your hotel location) Once you arrive at the take-off area, Appreciate the majesty of Luxor, once ancient Egypt’s capital, from the air on this balloon flight, reaching 1500 feet (450 meters) above the desert and the Nile. Glide over the Valley of the Kings, the Temple of Hatshepsut, and so much more, and receive a certificate on landing.

Hurghada: Luxor Highlights, King Tut Tomb & Nile Boat Trip

Hurghada: Luxor Highlights, King Tut Tomb & Nile Boat Trip

Take a guided tour from Hurghada to discover the historical city of Luxor and the Valley of the Kings. Take a trip to famous places like the Temple of Karnak, Hatshepsut, and the Colossi of Memnon with an expert Egyptian guide. Get picked up from your Hurghada hotel and travel in a comfortable minivan. Discover the city's most stunning sights to immerse yourself in the captivating world of Ancient Egypt. Take in the columns, chapels, and sacred lake at the Temple of Karnak, a UNESCO World Heritage site that is worth a visit. Have lunch in a selected Luxor restaurant before embarking on a felucca, a traditional Egyptian sailing boat. Admire the breathtaking views of the ancient city of Luxor and its temples, and sail across the Nile River to the other side. This is where you can discover the City of the Dead and the Colossi of Memnon. Examine the remaining ruins of the Temple of Amenhotep III and take a trip to the Valley of the Kings. Get inspired by the breathtaking architecture and explore the Temple of Hatshepsut, which was the only female ruler in ancient Egypt. Next, you'll be able to explore the Tomb of Tutankhamun, a 3-kilometer journey through history, and enjoy a remarkable Nile boat tour to Banana Island. Once your program ends, your air-conditioned transfer will be ready to pick you up from Hurghada.

From Cairo: Private Luxor Day Tour with Guide and Flights

From Cairo: Private Luxor Day Tour with Guide and Flights

Our delegate will Pick-up you up from your hotel in Cairo or Giza at about 6:00 A.M. by air-conditioned car to head to Cairo International Airport to take the one-hour flight to Luxor. (Flight Tickets included) Upon your arrival, our delegate will be waiting for you with our company sign to start your trip heading to the West Bank of Luxor to visit The Valley of the Kings, also known as the Valley of the Gates of the Kings where, for a period of nearly 500 years from the 16th to 11th century BC, rock-cut tombs were excavated for the pharaohs and powerful nobles of the New Kingdom Then move on to the Mortuary Temple of Queen Hatshepsut, The Temple of Hatshepsut is a mortuary temple built during the reign of Pharaoh Hatshepsut of the Eighteenth Dynasty of Egypt. Located opposite the city of Luxor, it is considered to be a masterpiece of ancient architecture. Its three massive terraces rise above the desert floor and into the cliffs of Deir el-Bahari. Next, move to Medinet Habu, where the burial temple of Ramses III can be found, one of the city's most important religious monuments. Its entrance is 63 meters wide and 22 meters tall and bears a representation of the Pharoah himself punishing some prisoners. Then move to the colossi of Memnon where you will See the mortuary temple of Amenhotep III at the Colossi of Memnon, then stop for lunch at a local restaurant. Next, Sail on the Nile River in a traditional felucca sailing boat to discover the beauty of Luxor. Relax with a drink as you soak up the scenery. 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. After finishing, you will be transferred to Luxor International Airport to take the one-hour flight to Cairo (Flight Tickets included) Upon your arrival, our delegate will be waiting for you outside Cairo Airport After meeting, you will be transferred to your hotel again in Cairo or Giza

Luxor: Valley of the Kings and Hatshepsut Temple Day Tour

Luxor: Valley of the Kings and Hatshepsut Temple Day Tour

Begin your trip with a pick-up from your hotel in Luxor, there will be a group of people with you Next, Head to the west bank of Luxor to visit The Valley of the Kings, also known as the Valley of the Gates of the Kings. Then, head to the Mortuary Temple of Queen Hatshepsut. Located opposite the city of Luxor, it is considered to be a masterpiece of ancient architecture. Marvel at 3 massive terraces that rise above the desert floor and into the cliffs of Deir el-Bahari Then, move to the colossi of Memnon where you'll see the mortuary temple of Amenhotep III at the Colossi of Memnon Then, You will go to a local restaurant for lunch Finally, You will be transferred back to your hotel.

From Aswan: 4-Day Nile Cruise from Aswan to Luxor with Guide

From Aswan: 4-Day Nile Cruise from Aswan to Luxor with Guide

Cruise the Nile on a 5-star ship from Aswan to Luxor, stopping to see the sights of Kom Ombo, Edfu, Karnak Temple, Hatshepsut Temple, and the Valley of the Kings along the way. With full board, your meals are taken care of, and your own private guide will show you the best of ancient Egypt. Day 1: Start your ancient Egypt exploration in the beautiful city of Aswan. Your guide will pick you up from your Aswan hotel to escort you to Philae Temple. Known as the "Pearl of Egypt”, Graeco-Roman temples and colonnades, kiosks, and sanctuaries rise proudly against the skyline. Afterward, you’ll be dropped off at your cruise ship in time to enjoy lunch and the rest of the day to relax onboard. Day 2: Early in the morning, you have the option to take an optional guided tour to Abu Simbel or enjoy a free morning. The mighty temple built by Ramses II is a marvel of ancient engineering and also has a fascinating modern history. Enjoy lunch onboard as you begin sailing to Kom Ombo. Discover the temple dedicated to Sobek, the crocodile god, and Horus, the falcon-headed god, with your guide. The layout combines two temples in one with each side having its gateways and chapels. After your tour of Kom Ombo, return to the ship for dinner and a relaxing evening as you sail overnight to Edfu. Day 3: After enjoying breakfast, your guide will meet you to visit the hidden gem in Edfu, Horus Temple, As the largest temple dedicated to Horus, one of Egypt's most important historic deities, statues of the falcon-headed god are found throughout the complex. The temple’s extensive wall carvings have provided valuable information to historians about the Hellenistic period of Egyptian history, and the exquisite reliefs give us insight into the religion, mythology, and way of life during the era. Day 4: After breakfast, you can leave your luggage at reception while you spend the day exploring Luxor. Start your tour on the West Bank at The Valley of the Kings where you will visit the royal tombs of pharaohs of the new kingdom. Wander through passageways decorated with reliefs and hieroglyphs and learn about the ancient Egyptian beliefs about the afterlife. The next stop is the Mortuary Temple of Queen Hatshepsut. A keen admirer of Mentuhotep II's temple, Hatshepsut had her own designed to mirror it but on a much grander scale and, just in case anyone should miss the comparison, ordered it built right next to the older temple. Stop for a quick visit to the massive colossi of Memnon before enjoying a break for lunch in a local restaurant in Luxor. Then it's time to explore Luxor's East Bank. Start your tour with the biggest temple in Luxor, the impressive Karnak Temple. Home to three main temples, several smaller enclosed temples, and several outer temples, UNESCO-listed Karnak combines the achievements of many generations of ancient builders over 1500 years. Your next destination is the temple of Luxor, this beautiful temple was the main function during the annual Opet celebrations. Started by Amenhotep III and completed by Tutankhamun, Luxor Temple has a fascinating history throughout the ages. After your day in Luxor, your driver will drop you off at your accommodation in Luxor.

Luxor: Full or Half-Day East and West Bank Tours

Luxor: Full or Half-Day East and West Bank Tours

Meet your Egyptologist tour guide at your accommodation and start your journey in an air-conditioned vehicle. Relax in comfort as you travel to explore the most important historical monuments in Luxor. Choose between a tour of both the East and West banks, or visit only one side of the Nile according to your preferences. On the West bank, discover the Valley of Kings where you will visit the remarkable tombs and last resting place of the Kings Ramsses III, Ramsses VI, and Mrenptah. Then, proceed to the Temple of Queen Hatshepsut, dedicated to a female ruler who reigned over Egypt for 20 years, bringing the country wealth and peace. See the mortuary temple of Amenhotep III at the Colossi of Memnon, then stop for lunch at a local restaurant. On the East bank, witness the Complex of Karnak, which might be the largest temple in the world. You have one more stop before you leave the place: the magnificent Luxor Temple, a large ancient Egyptian temple which you will have time to explore.

Frequently asked questions about Luxor

What are the best day trips and excursions from Luxor?

The best day trips and excursions from Luxor are:

See all day trips and excursions from Luxor on GetYourGuide

What are the most popular museums and exhibitions in Luxor?

These are the most popular museums and exhibitions in Luxor:

See all museums and exhibitions in Luxor on GetYourGuide

Top Attractions in Luxor

Things to Do in Luxor

Cities in Egypt

Other Sightseeing Options in Luxor

Want to discover all there is to do in Luxor? Click here for a full list.

What people are saying about Luxor

Overall rating

4.5
(7,242 reviews)

We loved this experience and Ahmed and his team were amazing hosts. We have done a lot of tours and this is the only tour we didn't get hassled to buy more things or do other tours, Amhed only kept trying to give and not take, which was very refreshing. He also doesn't do tours where they treat the animals badly and that says a lot about a person, we highly recommend for everybody to do as many of the tours with him as you can. He was very knowledgeable as well.

Pick up very punctual, clean car with air conditioning. Tour in the valley of the kings and queens excellently explained in detail by the guide Beshoy Nagib. Very knowledgeable and ready to answer all our questions. Stop at the statue and alabaster factory. Truly excellent quality. Stop at the Colossi and very good typical lunch. A great way to visit the City of the Dead shore.

This trip was amazing. It’s one of the best ways to learn the history of ancient Egypt. Our guide Ahmed is great. He is nice and helpful. He make the knowledge of history very interesting. Our trip became more enjoyable because of him.

Totally worth it, as it's your own paste experience and well organized activities. On time pick ups and Asraa our guide was amazing, super passionate to explain the history and show us the sites.

Mary was an excellent guide and explained the history of the temple and its relocation. Very good visit. Second tour with Nice and again communication and pickup was perfect. Highly recommended.