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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 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.

Aswan: Luxor Day Trip with Sunrise Hot Air Balloon & Felucca

2. Aswan: Luxor Day Trip with Sunrise Hot Air Balloon & Felucca

Prepare for an epic day trip from Aswan to Luxor's most iconic sites including the Valley of the Kings, Karnak and Luxor Temples, the Temple of Hatshepsut, and Colossi of Memnon. Take to the sky on a sunrise hot air balloon ride and cruise the Nile on a felucca ride - all this in one incredible day. After pick-up from your Aswan hotel, travel the 3 hours to Luxor 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, your private Egyptologist guide greets you at a café where you can try the local tea. Rise above it all on a hot air balloon ride over the west bank of Luxor as the sun rises. Enjoy the peace and tranquility as you quietly drift over the archaeological sites below. With your feet back on the ground, head to the Valley of the Kings to explore 3 important tombs. Decorated throughout with walls full of hieroglyphs, feel fully immersed in the world of Ancient Egypt as you learn about their beliefs in the afterlife. Staying on the west bank, your next stop is the infamous Temple of Hatshepsut. The temple consists of three floors with open balconies built of limestone, featuring statues of the god Osiris and Queen Hatshepsut. She was the only female pharaoh in Ancient Egypt. Visit the Valley of the Workers at Deir el-Medina, where workers on the royal tombs would live. Here you can see the Temple of Deir el-Medina, which was dedicated to the goddess Hathor. This is the only temple in Egypt where you can see carvings of the Final Judgement. See the mortuary temple of Amenhotep III at the Colossi of Memnon, then stop for lunch at a local restaurant. After lunch, there is time to enjoy a felucca ride on the Nile River before crossing to the east bank. Head to Karnak Temple, the largest temple in Luxor, dedicated to the god Amun and his family. Walk along the avenue of sphinxes to enter the UNESCO World Heritage-listed temple where you are greeted by towering columns and decorated walls. Started by Amenhotep III and completed by Ramses II, Luxor Temple is your next stop. Though smaller than Karnak Temple, the impressive site is no less intriguing. With massive statues of Ramses II flanking the entrance, the imposing temple speaks to the pharaoh's great power. At the end of your day trip in Luxor, return to your Aswan hotel or you can choose to stay in Luxor if you are traveling onwards from there.

Luxor: Hot Air Balloon & Private tour to West bank and Lunch

3. Luxor: Hot Air Balloon & Private tour to West bank and Lunch

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 pick-up from your hotel in the early morning, then Enjoy a Hot Air balloon flight over Luxor's historical sites and fields for around 45 Minutes (Check the pick up time with the company agent The pick-up time depends on The hotel location and how far it's from the ballooning area) Then after landing, Our guide will be waiting for you to 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, Have Lunch at a local restaurant then you will be dropped back off at your hotel or selected location.

Luxor: Medinat Habu & Valley of the Queens Private Day Tour

4. Luxor: Medinat Habu & Valley of the Queens Private Day Tour

At 8:00 am Pickup from your Hotel or Nile Cruise in Luxor by Sun Pyramids Tours Egyptologist Tour guide then you will be transferred by Private A/C Vehicle to the West Bank of the Nile where you will visit Medinat Habu, it is an archaeological locality situated near the foot of the Theban Hills on the West Bank of the River Nile opposite the modern city of Luxor. 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 150m long, is of orthodox design, and resembles closely the mortuary temple of Ramesses II (the Ramesseum). Then continue your day Tour to Deir el Medina, known as The Valley of the worker, Deir el-Medina is an ancient Egyptian village which was home to the artisans who worked on the tombs in the Valley of the Kings during the 18th to 20th dynasties of the New Kingdom period (ca. 1550–1080 BC) the paintings appear so fresh. End your day Tour with a visit to Valley of the Queens it’s is a place where wives of Pharaohs were buried in ancient times. In ancient times, it was known as Ta-Set-Neferu, meaning –”the place of the Children of the Pharaoh”, because along with the Queens of the 18th, 19th and 20th dynasties (1550–1070 BCE) many princes and princesses were also buried with various members of the nobility. Transfer back to your hotel or Nile Cruise in Luxor.

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4.6 / 5

based on 76 reviews

Impeccable organization with a fluid exchange with Arwa who keeps you informed and hears from you throughout the activity. Bomba is an excellent driver, good natured, friendly, constant communication before departure and the car smells very good. The hot air balloon experience is worth living, especially with the sunrise; unbelievable. Mohamed is a pilot who is both professional and at the same time friendly: nothing to say. Asma, our tour guide was really nice, involved and passionate. My congratulations for his French which is sincerely excellent for a person who started only 1 year ago: Bravo. Additional information: - Remember to take a coat or a good jacket (in the broad sense of what to cover yourself). At night it is really cool or even cold. -Count +/- 45min of waiting between the arrival in Luxor and the actual takeoff (waiting for other minibuses, inflating the balloons or even the briefing before boarding I recommend!

This day was really incredibly beautiful. We were picked up at the hotel in Hurghada at 11.50pm. Our driver Bebo spoke good English and got us safely to Luxor so we could sleep in the car with no worries. We got to a parking lot in Luxor at 4am and had to wait an hour for a minibus to take us to a field near the Valley of the Kings. The balloon ride there took 45-60 minutes and was really beautiful with the blood-red sunrise! After that we met our tour guide Sayed who studied Egyptology and German. We had such an instructive and exciting day with him, we agreed with him individually what we would like to do. Our Itinerary: Valley of the Kings, Valley of the Workers, Guided Stone Workshop, Nile Cruise, Lunch, Karnak Temple and Luxor Coach Ride. A truly unforgettable day :)

What an amazing experience. Very well organised from Bomba and Arwa, however a very long journey and quite cold in the early hours (bring a jacket and bag because it gets hot later on). Our Driver Mohamed Zamzam was supportive and helpful throughout the whole journey to and from Luxor and in Luxor too, couldn’t have asked for a better driver. Our Tour Guide Mohamed Sadiq was very knowledgeable and also very helpful when it came to recommendations, I liked that he never forced anything on us and let us choose our desired locations, he also welcomed me and my wife into his home city with open arms. Overall great experience but a very tiring one.

BREATHTAKING Experience!! Thank you so much to Arwa who arranged our whole tour was so good! Everything was organised and on point! Mohammed was an amazing chauffeur such a lovely guy and we couldn’t have asked for a better guide than Ahmed he was also amazing very good at story telling could listen to him all day haha!

Very well organised. I was taken care of the moment I stepped out of my door. My guide in Luxor was Sam. He was absolutely brilliant! A lovely chap to spend 2 days with, he was extremely knowledgeable. I highly recommend this trip!