Luxor Overnight Trip Hurghada is a fantastic private tour that allows tourists to see the majestic monuments of Luxor from Egypt. The journey to Luxor is undoubtedly one of the best excursions you can do while staying in Egypt! We consider the Valley of Kings program the most popular one! It is a rich and informative excursion to Luxor with a visit to the Valley of the Kings. It is a fabulous Luxor two-day trip that will enable you to enjoy Luxor by night and attend the Sound & Light Show in its temples! We recommend the trip because it lets tourists see many ancient Egyptian attractions: temples and tombs in Luxor. Besides, it will enable you to get more closely acquainted with the history of ancient Egypt!
Step back in time and explore the ancient temples of Luxor in Egypt. A four-hour drive from Hurghada, the grandeur city of Luxor is an excellent spot for a day trip with the whole family. Known as the world’s best open-air museum, nothing comes close to Egypt’s most significant temple complex. Perched on the site of ancient Thebes, roam the city and discover architectural monuments that have stood the test of time.
Travelling to Luxor
Before setting off for the day, consider the weather, as it’s usually scorching. So, light clothes, comfy shoes, and plenty of sun cream are in order. With so much to see, it’s worth taking a whole day to see all of Luxor.
Book your excursion to Luxor before your trip, and be ready for an air-conditioned vehicle to pick you up in the morning. If you’re lucky, you’ll get a window seat. Along the way, peer out at the breathtaking sights along the Nile River Valley.
You’ll meet your qualified English-speaking tour guide when you arrive in Luxor. Next, you’ll wander through its temples as the hot sun beams down, just as it did back when Pharaohs ruled.
Temple of Hatshepsut
Before entering the Valley of the Kings, tour the Hatshepsut Temple. Set in a unique half-circle of limestone cliffs, this memorial temple is a sight to behold. Dedicated to the only female pharaoh of ancient Egypt who posed as a male to gain the throne, the Temple of Hatshepsut has three levels. Inside, take time to explore each of the courtyards and chapels.
Walking through the temple, it’s easy to picture the grand sphinx statues that once lined the dusty 100-foot causeway back when Hatshepsut ruled the kingdom. Each was built for the gods, including the Anubis chapel and the Sanctuary of Amun. Head to the third level of the temple to see statues of Horus in falcon form and dual rows of impressive columns.
Discover the Valley of the Kings
A designated UNESCO World Heritage Site, the Valley of the Kings, is an ancient burial site on the west bank of the Nile. Discover 63 magnificent royal tombs of Egyptian kings and pharaohs as you go through the ‘gateway to the afterlife’.
You’ll know you’re in the presence of royalty when you stumble across one of the most famous tombs in the world: the tomb of King Tutankhamun. This lavish tomb was found with golden masks. However, many of the original treasurers are long gone, taken by archaeologists and even tomb robbers who raided the grounds of Luxor, Egypt, before anyone could stop them. Ensure you don’t miss a tour of the hidden underground tombs, where you’ll encounter even more ancient artefacts.
Before you leave, hop on the miniature train ride to the impressive visitor’s centre. Here, you’ll find lots of extra information about the Valley of the Kings and the identities of the mummified remains that can be seen there.
Wander through Karnak Temple
Discover where the ancient Egyptians worshipped their gods and pharaohs with a visit to the spectacular Karnak Temple. This grand temple is one of the most significant places of worship ever built and comprises complex pylons, obelisks, kiosks and sanctuaries.
If you want to see everything, you should prepare for a long walk as the site covers over two square kilometres. In the centre, you’ll find the Temple of Amun. It was here that people believed to be the home of their local god. When you enter the temple, gaze at the hieroglyphics that line the inner walls and columns.
You’ll feel like you’re in ancient Egypt when you go down the Avenue of the Sphinx. On either side of you, you’ll find countless statues that stretch across three kilometres. The pathway joins the Karnak Temple to Luxor Temple, making it easy to find your way to your next destination.
Although you can see many amazing things in each of the temples and monuments, you’ll be able to get up close and personal with ancient antiquities at the Luxor Museum—Marvel at masterpieces and statues of ancient pharaohs, royal mummies and treasures from Tutankhamun’s tomb.
Highlights on Overnight Trip to Luxor from Hurghada
- Luxor Temple.
- Karnak Temple.
- Lunch at a restaurant.
- Also, Colossi of Memnon in the temple of Amenhotep III.
- The temple of Queen Hatshepsut.
- Besides, admire the Valley of Kings in the City of the Dead.
Program of the Two-days Trip to Luxor
- Start time & Pick-Up. Landious Travel representative will pick you up from your hotel in Hurghada around 05:00 AM.
- Destination. After picking up all comers, the minibus leaves towards Luxor. It passes the city of Safaga and Qena on its way to Luxor. Noteworthy that the resort town of Safaga lies 45 miles south of Hurghada on the Red Sea coast. At the same time, the city of Qena is 220 km away in the Nile Valley. From the centre of Hurghada to Luxor, the way takes about 4 hours.
First-day program in Eastern Luxor
- Karnak Temple Visit. As soon as you have arrived at Luxor, we will show you the Karnak temple dedicated to the god Amun. This temple is the largest in Egypt and the whole ancient world. It lies in the City of Living – Eastern Luxor. In this temple, your guide begins his explanation. And then, he shows the frequently visited places in this large complex. This complex contains different temples and buildings inside.
- Lunch. Then, After visiting the Karnak temple in Eastern Luxor, you will enjoy lunch at a good restaurant.
- Luxor Temple Visit. After that, you drive to the Luxor temple to enjoy this fantastic temple.
- Hotel Check-In. By the end of your first-day program check-in.
Second-day program in Western Luxor
- Breakfast & West Bank Discovery. The second day of the trip starts with enjoying your breakfast at your hotel and then heading to the western bank of the Nile.
- Amenhotep III Temple visit. Once you arrive at the western bank, our trip continues with a visit to the Colossi of Memnon. These Colossi are two magnificent statues that stand at the entrance of the temple of Amenhotep III.
- Hatshepsut Temple Visit. Further, the bus goes to the beautiful temple of Queen Hatshepsut. It is a fantastic temple that exists in Deir El-Bahari. The Ancient Egyptians managed to cut this three-floor temple into the rock. It is worth mentioning that all sorts of tombs are around the place. Also, on the right-hand side, you can see two more temples of Thutmose III and Amenhotep Neb Hept Ra.
- Valley of the Kings Visit. Before the end of the program in West Luxor, you will visit the Valley of the Kings. It is so great in this place and interesting! Accordingly, in this place, you see three tombs for the great pharaohs of Egypt.
- Departure. Finally, our bus returns to Hurghada after such a lovely trip to Luxor.
- End Time. This “Luxor Overnight Trip from Hurghada” ends at approximately 24:00 the next day.
What does the Luxor Overnight Trip Hurghada price include?
- Tickets for visiting temples.
- Also, Transfer to Luxor and back to the hotel.
What does not the program of Luxor Overnight Trip Hurghada include?
- Additional excursion programs if not included in the previously-mentioned program.
- Also, the price does not include drinks in the restaurant.
What to take with you for the trip?
- Breakfast box.
- Also, Clothes match the season.
Booking Days of Luxor Overnight Trip Hurghada
- Daily from 04:00 – 24:00 the next day.
What is Expected to See during the Luxor Overnight Trip from Hurghada?
Monuments on the eastern bank of the River Nile
- Karnak Temple: The Temple of Karnak is the largest temple complex in the ancient world. This temple amazingly represents the achievement of many generations of ancient builders and pharaohs. Its old name is Ipet-isut – the most sacred of places. Continuously the building of this complex temple lasted more than two thousand years. Also, it compromises three main temples, smaller enclosed temples, and several outer temples on 247 acres of land. There is an incredible forest of giant pillars within the Great Hypostyle Hall.
- Luxor Temple: The Temple of Luxor was the centre of one of the most important festivals in ancient Egypt – the festival of Opet. This festival was to reconcile the human aspect of the ruler with the divine office. Amenhotep III and Ramses II built this majestic Luxor temple and dedicated it to the god Amun.
Monuments on the western bank of the River Nile
- Valley of the Kings: Valley of the Kings is where the magnificent tombs exist. For example, this place is home to tombs of ancient Egyptian kings, e.g., the great pharaoh Ramses II and Tutankhamun. Professionally, the Ancient Egyptians carved these tombs deep into the mountain rock. Also, they richly decorated those tombs and filled them with treasures for the afterlife.
- Hatshepsut Temple: At El Deir El Bahary, Hatshepsut temple is dedicated to Queen Hatshepsut – the only female pharaoh. This temple rises out of the desert with a series of terraces. This temple merges with the sheer limestone cliffs that surround that temple. Additionally, It is one of the most beautiful & best-preserved of all the temples of Ancient Egypt.
- Also, Colossi of Memnon: Two massive mono-stone statues of king Amenhotep III are the significant remains of a vast mortuary temple.
Services presented during the Luxor Overnight Trip from Hurghada
- Transport: Landious Travel uses an individual air-conditioned limousine/minibus to service you. A professional driver will accompany you during the trip.
- Guiding: a licensed professional English guide will accompany you to all temples and museums.
- Food: we present lunch/dinner in quality restaurants under the included services in the trip program.
Ayshna Mukherjee –
This trip offers a fabulous experience of history. This trip has two days to be a part of as much history as possible. The first day after you arrive in Cairo, you got to see the Karnak Temple dedicated to god Amun. The largest temple in whole Egypt and the world. The guide will be with you to answer all your questions and you can take your time to see the temple in detail and of course take photographs. After this, you will enjoy your lunch and then drive to the Luxor Temple. Thus you are done for one day. On the second day, you can enjoy your breakfast at the hotel in peace. Then you proceed to the West Bank of the Nile a take a walk there. Post this there is a visit to the Temple of Amenhotep III, where you get to see the Colossi Of Memnon as well. Then you lastly visit the Temple of Queen Hatshepsut, one of the most beautiful temples in Egypt. Then you also see the temples of Amenhotep Neb Hept Raand Thutmose III. Your trip ends with your visit to the Valley of Kings. Then you return to your hotel in Hurghada after an exciting trip.