Luxor: Full or Half-Day East and West Bank Tours
- Transportation included
- Duration options: 4 - 8 hours
I went from Hurghada to Luxor during the Covid-19 Pandemic in December 2020 (2tourists,1 driver,1guide). All in all I was very happy that I could do this trip. However, there are some things you should be aware of before choosing to go with this organization. Pick up 05:30am +drop at 21:00pm. The car was very very small and uncomfortable for 4 people and a ride of 4h per way! I would have expected a more comfortable car for this price. you spend at least 10hours in the car. We added a boat trip in Luxor on the Nile river (17€ per person for 30min), which was absolutely overpriced! I read online that ppl pay 10€ normally but the guide asked us to pay 17€ per Person and didn't negotiate. Do not book a boat-trip, only choose to use the boat as a ferry to cross the river to have lunch on the other side. The guide tries to explain everything but sometimes he does not have the correct facts, which is a bit sad. But he was entertaining, which is nice. Have fun and take care!
The trip was very well organised and the guide was very clear about where we were going, what we were doing and what times to meet up after exploring during our 'free time'. It was a long journey but we got to see an awful lot. During the trip we got to see about 4 sites and upon returning to the coach we would find bottles of water, crisps, chocolate and cans of soda waiting for us which was a nice touch (and needed). The one regret i have about the trip is that at the valley of the kings you will have access to 3 tombs, you will have to pay extra to visit Tutankhamuns tomb (around £15 english per person) and i wish we had done that, but thats the only regret. Loved everything else and as we neared Luxor the guide told us so much about the way of life out here, we learnt so much. Would definitely recommend this tour!
It was a long day but thoroughly worth it, saw so many wonderful things, would highly recommend going. Our guide (Smiley) was excellent, he joined us on arrival in Luxor and stayed with us all day, extremely knowledgable and you could tell he enjoyed doing this. The transport was good, comfortable vehicle, my only criticism was that neither the driver or his companian spoke any english and when we did need some help and advice they were unable to understand what we were saying, also they used their phones do many times whilst driving.
Great excursion. Our guide was great, he knew his history and at each site we visited he was very informative. The river Nile boat ride was lovely and the lunch was very tasty. Would have preferred a large coach to travel on as it was a long journey. We ended up on the back seat of a mini bus so it was very cramped.
It was a long day but well worth it I had the most amazing time from the beginning staff were fantastic and you can't forget our bus driver who got us safely everywhere. My guide Mimo was awesome very knowledgeable, friendly and had us laughing all day...yella yella habibi.. Lady from Australia was very happy..