El Gouna Private Sightseeing Tours

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  • Luxor Private Tour El Gouna

    Luxor Private Tour El Gouna

    Sale! $90,00$250,00
    Get ready for an unforgettable adventure as you explore the exotic city of Luxor on a private day tour from El Gouna. Prepare to be mesmerized as you venture to the western part of Luxor to marvel at the colossal Temple of Amenhotep III, housing the awe-inspiring Colossi of Memnon. With your own personal guide and private car, you'll witness the ancient splendour of Karnak Temple and indulge in a mouth-watering lunch fit for royalty. But that's not all! The excitement continues as you explore the Valley of the Kings and visit the renowned Temple of Queen Hatshepsut. With transfers, entrance tickets and lunch included in the price, this is the ultimate Luxor experience. Get ready to embark on a journey of a lifetime as you're picked up at the crack of dawn from your hotel in El Gouna and whisked away in a luxurious air-conditioned coach to Luxor. Once you arrive, you'll be taken across the majestic Nile to visit Luxor's West Bank, where you'll discover the burial place of Egypt's most powerful kings. Explore three tombs and witness the grandeur and majesty of the young Pharaoh Tutankhamun's tomb for an additional fee. Next, brace yourself for the stunning Temple of Hatshepsut, one of the best-preserved temples in Ancient Egypt. Built on three levels and merging with the sheer limestone cliffs of Theban Mountain, this temple is an extraordinary monument that will leave you speechless. But the adventure doesn't stop there! Get ready to visit the Colossi of Memnon, two massive stone statues of King Amenhotep III that are the only remains of a complete mortuary temple. Afterwards, satisfy your hunger with a delicious lunch at a local restaurant in Luxor before heading to the Temple of Karnak, the largest ancient religious site known to man. Covering 247 acres of land, this impressive temple complex is the combined achievement of many generations of ancient builders and Pharaohs. Finally, as the sun begins to set, end your day with an optional tour in a traditional sailboat during the late afternoon. Your tour includes pick-up and drop-off services from your hotel in El Gouna, entrance fees, mineral water, shopping through famous Bazaars, and lunch. If you wish to make any changes to the itinerary, such as visiting Luxor Temple instead of Karnak or spending more time in the souq, arrangements can be made where possible. So, what are you waiting for? Book your ultimate Luxor experience now and get ready for an adventure of a lifetime!
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  • Cairo Private Tour El Gouna

    Cairo Private Tour El Gouna

    Sale! $80,00$270,00
    Experience the wonders of Cairo and its rich history on a day trip from El Gouna. See the majestic Giza Pyramids and the iconic Great Sphinx before enjoying a delicious lunch. Afterwards, immerse yourself in the fascinating exhibits at the Egyptian Museum. As a bonus, you'll also get to enjoy a relaxing boat ride on the Nile. All necessary expenses are included in the trip price, such as private transfers, entrance tickets, and lunch. This private day tour by car allows you to explore the Museum, Giza Pyramids, and the Great Sphinx before being safely transported back to your hotel in El Gouna. Join us on this exciting journey through the ages, from the Pharaonic era to Coptic and Islamic times. See the Giza Pyramids and Sphinx, and explore the Museum, all in one day.
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  • Saqqara Dahshur Tour El Gouna

    Saqqara Dahshur Tour El Gouna

    Sale! $100,00$300,00
    Experience a full-day private tour to the Pyramids of Giza, Saqqara, and Dahshur from Cairo or Giza with a private tour guide and air-conditioned car. You will have the opportunity to see the three pyramids in Giza, the Valley Temple, and the Great Sphinx in the pyramid complex. In addition, you will explore the Step Pyramid of Djoser in Sakkara necropolis and the pyramids of Dahshur. The trip price includes lunch, and a tour guide will pick you up from your hotel to begin your adventure. The tour starts with a visit to the Giza pyramids - Cheops, Chephren & Mykerinos. After seeing the famous pyramids, you can visit the Valley Temple and take a closer look at the Great Sphinx. Afterwards, head to the Step Pyramid at Sakkara, the world's oldest major stone structure, built in the 3rd Dynasty for King Djoser. Enjoy lunch at a local restaurant and then drive to Dahshur to witness two of Egypt's best-preserved early pyramids built during the reign of King Sneferu. The Bent Pyramid and the Red Pyramid at Dahshur are massive evidence of the architectural development that led to the construction of the Great Pyramid and its companions at Giza. Finally, you will be driven back to your hotel.
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  • El Minya Private Tour Safaga

    El Minya Private Tour El Gouna

    Sale! $100,00$300,00
    Are you interested in exploring the historical sites of Egypt? Our private day trip to Al Minya from El Gouna is the perfect opportunity for you. During this trip, you will have the chance to visit three main historical sights: Tuna El-Gabel, Tell Al Amarna and Beni Hassan Tombs. We understand that this trip is not just about sightseeing but also about comfort and safety. That's why the price includes private transport, lunch, transfers, entrance tickets, and a professional guide who will accompany you throughout the tour. We know that visiting historical sites can be overwhelming, but our compassionate and sympathetic English-speaking Egyptologist guide will make sure that you have a meaningful and enjoyable experience. You will also have bottled water during your trip to ensure that you stay hydrated. We want you to have a stress-free and memorable trip, so all taxes and service charges are already included in the price. Book your trip now and let us take care of everything for you.
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  • Monastery of Saint Anthony Trip Hurghada

    Monastery of Saint Anthony Tour El Gouna

    Sale! $50,00$170,00
    Experience the wonders of ancient Christian landmarks in Roman Egypt with a guided tour from El Gouna. Join us on an individual trip to the Monastery of St. Anthony, the oldest Coptic monastery in Egypt, and the Monastery of St. Paul. After exploring these magnificent landmarks, we will enjoy a delightful lunch together. The trip price includes transfers and lunch, so you don't have to worry about anything. Don't miss this opportunity to witness the beauty and historical significance of the Monastery St Antony and St Paul Monastery Egypt. Let us take you on an informative tour of the Galala Al Qibla mountains in the north of Hurghada. Our guide will provide you with full information about the monasteries, making this an unforgettable experience. Come and observe the smaller yet equally magnificent monastery of Saint Paul, which also holds precious historical treasures. Join us on this journey of discovery and passion for these ancient landmarks.
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  • Cairo Private Tour by Plane El Gouna

    Cairo Private Tour by Plane El Gouna

    Sale! $190,00$320,00
    Experience an unforgettable day trip to Cairo from El Gouna with a private tour guide. You'll have the opportunity to see the Pyramids of Giza, visit the Egyptian Museum, and explore the Khan El Khalili bazaar. The tour starts at 4:00 AM with a pickup from your hotel and transfers to El Gouna Airport. A flight departs at 5:30 AM to Cairo, where a guide will meet and assist you. The first stop is the Pyramids of Giza, followed by a visit to the Papyrus Institute and lunch at a local restaurant with a view of the Pyramids. The tour continues to the Egyptian Museum, which houses a rare collection of 5000 years of art, including an exhibit dedicated to Tutankhamun's collection of treasures. You can also add a visit to the mummies' royal hall for an extra fee. The tour ends with a visit to Khan El Khalili, Cairo's old bazaar, before returning to Cairo Airport for a flight back to El Gouna. The tour includes pickup services, a return flight ticket, a private air-conditioned vehicle, a private English Egyptologist guide, entrance fees, bottled water, lunch meal, shopping tours, and service charges & taxes. Please note that the times are guidelines and not definite.
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  • Luxor Dendera Private Tour El Gouna

    Luxor Dendera Private Tour El Gouna

    Sale! $90,00$250,00
    Join us on a day tour from El Gouna and immerse yourself in the wonders of the Dendera Temple. With our knowledgeable English-speaking Egyptologist guide, you will explore several notable monuments, including the Karnak temple, the Colossi of Memnon, and the temple of Queen Hatshepsut. After a delicious lunch, we will take you to the temple of goddess Hathor in Dendera before returning you safely to your hotel in El Gouna. Experience the real Luxor with a private day tour by car, accompanied by your own guide. You will visit the Valley of Kings, the burial place of Egypt's most powerful kings, and the Colossi of Memnon. The Temple of Karnak is an unmissable attraction, the largest ancient religious site known in the world. End your day with an optional traditional sailboat tour during the late afternoon, or customize your itinerary to your liking. Our package includes pick-up services, entrance fees, lunch, and all service charges and taxes. Join us for an unforgettable adventure in Luxor.
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  • Luxor Abu Simbel Tour El Gouna

    Luxor Abu Simbel Tour El Gouna

    Sale! $250,00$700,00
    Embark on a thrilling three-day adventure to Luxor, Aswan, and Abu Simbel from El Gouna, accompanied by your own private vehicle and tour guide. Delight in the wonders of Egypt as you explore the Valley of the Kings, Karnak, and Queen Hatshepsut temple. But that's not all! You'll get to experience the most breathtaking sights of Luxor and Aswan before venturing onward to the fascinating temples of Abu Simbel in Nubia. You'll be blown away by the grandeur of the Karnak Temple, the Temple of Goddess Isis on Philae Island, the Unfinished Obelisk of Hatshepsut, and Ramses II's temples. Plus, enjoy a scenic boat picnic by Felucca over the Nile River. All of your food and accommodations will be included in the trip price. Get ready to witness the most captivating temples that Egypt has to offer, including the Colossi of Memnon, the temple of Phiala, and the two temples of Abu Simbel. This is an adventure you won't want to miss!
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  • Luxor Overnight Tour El Gouna

    Overnight Luxor Tour El Gouna

    Sale! $220,00$250,00
    Experience the wonders of ancient Egypt on an overnight journey from El Gouna to Luxor with a private guide. Discover the area's most significant landmarks, including the Karnak Temple, the Temple of Hatshepsut, the Luxor Temple, the Valley of the Kings, and the Colossi of Memnon. Your knowledgeable Egyptologist guide will provide insights into the history and discovery of each site. The Luxor Overnight Trip from El Gouna includes a visit to the Karnak Temple and Temple of Luxor, along with lunch on the first day, while the second day entails exploring the temple of millions of years of Amenhotep III – Colossi of Memnon, the Valley of the Kings, and the Temple of Queen Hatshepsut. The trip price includes accommodation, entrance tickets, and private air-conditioned minibus transportation.
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  • Memphis Saqqara Tour El Gouna

    Memphis Saqqara Tour El Gouna

    Sale! $130,00$300,00
    Embark on an unforgettable journey to witness the grandeur of Ancient Egypt with the Giza Pyramids Tour! In just one day, you'll visit the Pyramids of Cheops, Chephren, and Mykerinus and marvel at the Great Sphinx, which dates back to the time of Chephren. You'll also explore the Valley Temple and discover the world's oldest major stone structure, the Step Pyramid of Djoser, built in the 3rd Dynasty for King Djoser. And that's not all! You'll also savour a delicious lunch at a local restaurant. But the adventure doesn't end there! With a private guide, you'll continue your exploration of Egypt's treasures, visiting Saqqara's age-old Step Pyramid of Djoser and scouring the ruins of ancient Memphis, including its fallen statue of Ramses II. This personalized tour allows you to tailor the itinerary around your interests, ensuring an experience you'll never forget. Don't miss out on this opportunity to discover some of Egypt's greatest antiquities! Snacks, hotel pickup and drop-off, and lunch are all included for your comfort and convenience.
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  • Sohag Private Tour El Gouna

    Sohag Private Tour El Gouna

    Sale! $170,00$330,00
    Embark on an incredible journey to Abydos/Sohag from El Gouna, and prepare to be amazed by the stunning Temples of Abydos! Discover the magnificent goddess Hathor at the temple, and marvel at the awe-inspiring Abydos Temple. After this fantastic stop, indulge in a mouth-watering lunch that will tantalize your taste buds. But the excitement doesn't end there! Prepare to be blown away by the Red Monastery and White Monastery in Sohag. This trip includes transfers, entrance tickets, and lunch, so sit back and relax as you immerse yourself in the world's oldest culture. If that's not enough, our Dendera and Abydos from El Gouna Day Trip is a full-day tour that includes the magnificent Hathor temple and the temple of Abydos with the Osireion from outside. Experience the best of Dendera and Abydos, along with other top Sohag tourist attractions like the Abydos temple and the Osireion, a cenotaph constructed to honour the god Osiris. Get ready for an unforgettable adventure!
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  • Dendera Abydos Tour El Gouna

    Dendera Abydos Tour El Gouna

    Sale! $130,00$250,00
    Embark on a thrilling personal journey to the awe-inspiring Abydos-Dendera from El Gouna, where you'll be treated to a visit to the exhilarating Temples of Abydos. And that's not all! Take a break and indulge in a delicious lunch before setting your sights on the magnificent Dendera Temple complex. With transfers, entrance tickets, and lunch all included in the trip price, you can sit back and relax while enjoying some of the most mesmerizing destinations in Egypt. An unforgettable Dendera & Abydos day tour from El Gouna awaits you, so why wait? Book now and experience the magic for yourself! Prepare to be enchanted by a Private day tour of the Dendera temple and Abydos temples from El Gouna, where you'll have the opportunity to visit the temple of Hathor, the Goddess of Love, Music, and Healing. Then, journey to Abydos and visit the temple of Osiris, a place of immense significance to ancient Egyptians. Just as modern Muslims aspire to complete a pilgrimage to Mecca at least once in their lifetime, ancient Egyptians dreamed of visiting Abydos. This place was strongly linked to the afterlife. Don't miss out on this once-in-a-lifetime adventure!
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El Gouna, Private Sightseeing Tours, exhibits all individual trips, excursions, and tours related to history and culture, including sightseeing and exploring the secrets of the past from El Gouna. These sightseeing excursions start from Hurghada and head mainly to Egypt’s sites and monuments. Specifically, these tours go to these monuments built during the Ancient and Roman periods. You cannot miss seeing the pyramids in Cairo or the numerous temples in Luxor! It is time to do this history-based activity while staying in Hurghada! It is the gate to all the historical monuments and attractions in Egypt.

Top Attractions & Places to Visit in Egypt

Home of the ancient Pharaohs, Egypt is a destination full of dazzling temples and tombs that wow all who visit. It’s not all historical treasures and tourist attractions, though. With vast tracts of the desert for 4WD adventures, the Red Sea’s world-class coral reefs and wrecks for divers, and cruising on the famed Nile River, there are plenty of things to do in Egypt for all types of travellers.

Beach lovers head to the Sinai or the Red Sea Coast to soak up the sun, while archaeology fans will have a field day in Luxor.

Cairo is the megalopolis that can’t be beaten for city slickers, while Siwa Oasis and the southern town of Aswan offer a slice of the slow pace of the countryside.

With so much to see and do, Egypt offers visitors a chance to create itineraries that combine culture, adventure, and relaxation all on one trip.

Plan your sightseeing with our list of Egypt’s top attractions and places.

Pyramids of Giza

The last surviving wonder of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World, the Pyramids of Giza, is one of the world’s most recognisable landmarks.

Having awed travellers down through the ages, these tombs of the Pharaohs Cheops (Khufu), Chephren (Khafre), and Mycerinus (Menkaure), guarded by the enigmatic Sphinx, are usually top of most visitor’s lists of tourist attractions to see at in Egypt and often the first sight they head to after landing.

Today, sitting on the desert edge of Cairo’s sprawl, these megalithic memorials to dead pharaohs are still as wondrous a sight as they ever were and an undeniable highlight of any Egypt trip.

Luxor’s Temples & Tombs

Famed for the Valley of the Kings, Karnak Temple, and the Memorial Temple of Hatshepsut, the Nile-side town of Luxor in Upper Egypt has a glut of tourist attractions.

This is ancient Thebes, the power base of the New Kingdom pharaohs, and home to more sights than most can see on one visit.

Luxor’s east bank is home to the modern city, with its vibrant souq, the two temples of Karnak and Luxor, and the museum. The west bank’s lush farmland and barren cliffs are where the vast majority of Luxor’s tourist attractions sit, with so many tombs and temple sights that it has been called the biggest open-air museum in the world.

Spend a few days here exploring the colourful wall art of the tombs and gazing in awe at the colossal columns in the temples. You’ll see why Luxor continues to fascinate historians and archaeologists.


The temple of Karnak, also known as Ipet-isu or “most select of places” by ancient Egyptians, is a massive complex of temples dedicated to the Theban triad of Amun, Mut, and Khonsu. Covering approximately 200 acres (1.5 km by 0.8 km), it is the largest religious building ever constructed and a testament to the ancient Egyptians’ devotion to their gods.

Built over more than 2,000 years, the temple of Karnak can still overshadow many modern wonders with its sheer size and grandeur. The great temple at its heart could hold ten European cathedrals of average height, and its Hypostyle hall, which features 134 columns and covers 54,000 square feet (16,459 meters), is still the largest room of any religious building in the world.

In addition to the main sanctuary, the temple complex contains several smaller temples and a vast sacred lake measuring 423 feet by 252 feet (129 by 77 meters). During the annual Opet festival, the lake was the site of holy processions featuring the Theban Triad’s barges. The lake was also surrounded by storerooms and living quarters for the priests and an aviary for aquatic birds.

The festival was a grand celebration, with the people receiving over 11000 loaves of bread and more than 385 jars of beer. Some were even allowed into the temple to ask questions of the gods. The priests spoke the answers through a concealed window in the wall or inside hollow statues.

For the largely uneducated ancient Egyptian population, the temple of Karnak was undoubtedly a place of great significance and wonder. Its scale and complexity would have been awe-inspiring, and its annual festivals would have been a source of great joy and celebration. Today, the temple of Karnak is a testament to the ancient Egyptians’ remarkable achievements in architecture, engineering, and religion.


Egypt’s most tranquil town is Aswan, set upon the winding curves of the Nile. Backed by orange-hued dunes, this is the perfect place to stop and unwind for a few days and soak up the chilled-out atmosphere.

Take the river ferry across to Elephantine Island and stroll the colourful streets of the Nubian villages. Then, ride a camel to the desert monastery of St. Simeon on Aswan’s east bank. Afterwards, relax in one of the riverboat restaurants while watching the lateen-sailed feluccas drift past.

Make sure to jump aboard a felucca at sunset to sail around Aswan’s islands. This is, by far, Aswan’s most popular activity and the most relaxing way to take in the local sights.

There are plenty of historic sites here, and numerous temples nearby, including Philae Temple on its island, but one of Aswan’s most popular things to do is simply kicking back and watching the river life go by.

Abu Simbel

Even in a country adorned with temples, Abu Simbel is something special. This is Ramses II’s great temple, adorned with colossal statuary standing guard outside and with an interior sumptuously decorated with wall paintings.

Justly famous for its megalithic proportions, Abu Simbel is also known for the incredible engineering feat by UNESCO in the 1960s, which saw the entire temple move from its original setting to save it from disappearing under the rising water of the Aswan Dam.

Today, exploring Abu Simbel is just as much about admiring the triumph of this international effort to save the temple complex as it is about gaping in wonder at Ramses II’s awe-inspiring building works.

Islamic Cairo

The atmospheric, narrow lanes of the capital’s Islamic Cairo district are full of mosques, madrassas (Islamic schools of learning), and monuments dating from the Fatimid to the Mameluke eras.

This is where you’ll find the labyrinth shopping souq of Khan el-Khalili, where coppersmiths and artisans still have their tiny workshops, and stalls are laden with ceramics, textiles, spice, and perfume.

Surrounding the market is a muddle of roads, home to some of the most beautiful preserved architecture of the old Islamic empires.

There is a wealth of history here to explore. Visit Al-Azhar Mosque and the dazzling Sultan Hassan Mosque, and climb up to the roof of the ancient medieval gate of Bab Zuweila for the best minaret-speckled panoramas across the district.

South Sinai

Egypt’s South Sinai region, on the Sinai Peninsula, offers a beach for every type of traveller.

Sharm el-Sheikh is a European-style resort town packed full of luxury hotels, international restaurants, and bags of entertainment options. A favourite with Europeans on winter-sun vacations, many resorts here cater to families on one- or two-week sun-and-sand breaks.

Dahab is a low-key beach town with a budget-traveller heart, which is just as much about desert excursions and adventures as the sea. It’s mainly known for its cheap dive-package deals and lagoon beach area, where windsurfing and kitesurfing are the top activities.

Up the coast, between the port town of Nuweiba and the border town of Taba, are the bamboo hut retreats that offer complete get-away-from-it-all respites from life and back-to-basics beach life.


Everyone’s heard of Giza’s Pyramids, but they’re not Egypt’s only pyramids. Day-tripping distance from Cairo, Saqqara is a vast cemetery of tombs and pyramids utilised during every era of Pharaonic rule.

It’s best known for its Old Kingdom Step Pyramid, which shows how the architects of Ancient Egypt finally advanced their engineering knowledge to create a proper pyramid shape.

There’s much more to see beyond the Step Pyramid, though, with some of the surrounding tombs, such as the Mastaba of Ti, showcasing some of the finest tomb paintings you’ll see in the country.

Nearby, the pyramid site of Dahshur is home to the Red Pyramid and Bent Pyramid, which Landious Travel incorporates into any Saqqara visit.

Egyptian Museum

A treasure trove of the Pharaonic world, Cairo’s Egyptian Museum is one of the world’s significant museum collections. The faded pink mansion in downtown Cairo is home to many exhibits.

It’s a higgledy-piggledy place, with little labelling on offer and chronological order severely lacking. Instead, every corner you turn here is home to some beautiful ancient art or sculpture, which would be the highlight of any other museum.

The museum’s star collection is the golden treasures from Tutankhamun’s tomb in the Valley of the Kings.

Travellers should note that the Egyptian Museum’s swag of riches is being transferred to the new Grand Egyptian Museum (GEM) in Giza, near the pyramids, which is tentatively due to open after years of delays in November 2022.

The GEM will finally provide this world-class collection with a worthy showcase. The entirety of Tutankhamun’s treasures, which have been stored for years, will eventually be entirely on display.

White Desert

Egypt’s kookiest natural wonder is White Desert National Park, out in the Western Desert, just south of Bahariya Oasis. Here, surreally shaped chalk pinnacles and huge boulders loom over the desert plateau, creating a scene that looks like icebergs have found themselves stranded amid a landscape of sand.

This highly scenic environment looks like something out of a science fiction movie. It is a favourite destination for 4WD desert trips and overnight camping, both easiest organised in Bahariya Oasis.

For desert fans and adventurers, this is the ultimate weird playground, while anybody who’s had their fill of temples and tombs will enjoy this spectacular natural scenery.


Alexandria has a history that not many others can match. Founded by Alexander the Great, home of Cleopatra, and a razzmatazz renegade city of the Mediterranean for much of its life, this seafront city has an appealing days-gone-by atmosphere that can’t be beaten.

Although today, there are few historical remnants of its illustrious past left to see, Alexandria’s long seafront Corniche road leading to its fort (sitting on the site where its famous ancient lighthouse once sat) remains a favourite summer destination to capture cooling sea breezes for Egyptians and foreign visitors alike.

Underwater archaeological projects here have imbued Alexandria’s museums with exciting exhibits. The modern Bibliotheca Alexandrina is a contemporary interpretation of Alexandria’s famed ancient library, and the handful of historical sights in town include an atmospheric catacombs site.

Abydos Temple

The Temple of Osiris in Abydos is one of Ancient Egypt’s most fascinating artistic treasures. The temple, begun by Seti I, sits amid a vast necropolis site where archaeological excavations are ongoing. There are various other temple remnants to see here, but for most visitors, the Temple of Osiris is the main reason to visit.

Its hypostyle halls, graced by papyrus-headed columns, contain some of the finest relief work in Egypt, with various scenes portraying the pharaoh and the gods of Ancient Egypt.

As the temple lies north of Luxor, it isn’t on the main Nile cruise ship route, so it receives much fewer visitors than the temple sites in Luxor itself and the Nile-side temples to the south. This means you are often lucky enough to wander through the temple’s halls with only a few other visitors.

Siwa Oasis

Sitting in isolation in the western corner of the Western Desert, Siwa is the tranquil tonic to the hustle of Egypt’s cities. This gorgeous little oasis, surrounded by date palm plantations and numerous hot-water springs, is one of the Western Desert’s most picturesque spots.

Siwa town lies in the middle of the ruins of a vast mud-brick citadel known as the Fortress of Shali, which dominates the view. At the same time, various temple remnants, including the Temple of the Oracle, where Alexander the Great is said to have come to receive advice, are scattered throughout the wider oasis area.

This is a top spot to wind down and go slow for a few days and an excellent base to plan adventures into the surrounding desert.

St. Catherine’s Monastery

One of the oldest monasteries in the world, St. Catherine’s, stands at the foot of Mount Sinai, amid the desert mountains of the Sinai Peninsula, where Moses is said to have received the Ten Commandments.

This desert monastery is home to an incredible collection of religious iconography, art, and manuscripts (some of which can be seen in the on-site museum) and the burning bush.

For most visitors, a trip to St. Catherine’s also involves a hike up Mount Sinai to see sunrise or sunset. Take the camel path for the easy route, or climb the famous Steps of Repentance for better views.

Coptic Cairo

The Cairo district, known as Coptic Cairo, is one of the most important Christian sites in the country. Originally the Fortress of Babylon, dating back to the Achaemenid Empire’s conquest of Egypt in 525 BCE, this district is home to Cairo’s oldest surviving church, synagogue, and mosque, as well as the excellent Coptic Museum, which holds the world’s most extensive collection of Coptic Christian art and antiquities.

A section of the Fortress of Babylon’s walls, which were repaired and expanded under Roman rule, is also still standing and is the entrance into the district.

Make sure to visit the Hanging Church, which holds a fine collection of icons and is built half over the Roman-era water wheel (hence the church’s name). Then, thread your way down the narrow alley to the Church of St. Sergius and Bacchus. According to local tradition, it was built atop where the Holy Family with the infant Jesus lived in the refuge after fleeing King Herod.

Nearby, the Ben Ezra Synagogue is famous for being where the Geniza documents cache was discovered.

A short walk away is the Mosque of Amr Ibn Al-As, built by the Arab Muslim army commander (and later, the first governor of Egypt) after conquering Egypt.

Destination of Sightseeing Tours from El Gouna

For pleasure, tourists have an excellent opportunity to do various sightseeing activities and history-related trips. Landious Travel organises sightseeing excursions in El Gouna to tourist destinations nationwide. You can comfortably travel to the country’s widely spread tombs, temples, and pyramids.

These history-related tours head to different historical destinations all over Egypt. They reached all the Egyptian governorates in the south of Egypt and three central governorates in the north.

Luxor Tours from El Gouna

Nevertheless, the primary impressions of tourists await in the legendary Luxor – where Egyptian civilisation flourished. As a rule, the excursion plan includes a visit to the ancient Egyptian monuments, a descent along the Nile and tasting local dishes.

For luck, El Gouna lies close to the country’s southern cities. Also, it is not that far from the northern ones. This unique location of Hurghada makes it easy to do sightseeing tours to the south of Egyptian cities. For example, you can travel to QenaSohagLuxor, and Aswan in the south. Qena is the nearest city where tourists can wander in these impressive temples of Dendera.

In the meantime, El Gouna is 340 kilometres from the famous city of Luxor. There are numerous historical attractions in Luxor – Karnak temples and Luxor temple on the eastern bank of the Nile River. Across the Nile lie the monuments, temples and tombs of Luxor Necropolis. This necropolis combines the Valley of the Kings and the Valley of the Queensthe temple of Queen Hatshepsut. It is an open-air museum where you can see these vast temples and mysterious tombs. Besides, tourists can reach Aswan from El Gouna.

Cairo Tours from El Gouna

Cairo is the second most popular location. The path to the state’s capital is not short – the cities are 500 kilometres from each other, but every minute on the way is worth visiting the largest city on the African continent. Excursions to Cairo from Hurghada start at night. The average travel time is 5-6 hours, depending on the distance of the hotel.

Cairo is called the “City of a Thousand Minarets”; you will see some of the city’s most beautiful and outstanding mosques on your trip. One of the most coveted attractions is the Egyptian National Museum, which contains unique artefacts belonging to one of the world’s most developed and mysterious civilisations. In the second part of the program, the bus stops in Giza, where the world-famous pyramids have been motionless for hundreds of years.

The location of El Gouna makes it possible to travel to Cairo, Giza, and Alexandria in the north of Egypt. In this subsection, you can find the ten best coach trips to Cairo from El Gouna.

List of Private Sightseeing Trips in El Gouna

For luck, we provide you with a long list of sightseeing tours. In this list, you can find the trip you dreamed about. Of course, you can discover the fantastic Ancient world monuments in Egypt.

El Gouna Private Sightseeing Tours Reviews