Luxor Private Tour El Gouna is an inspiring individual trip to Luxor from El Gouna, Egypt! We recommend this informative trip because it allows tourists to see many ancient Egyptian attractions. Luxor’s temples and tombs in the Valley of Kings are among these attractions. Additionally, it lets you know a lot about the history of ancient Egypt!
Why do we recommend the visit to Luxor?
The Karnak temple complex is a must-see site for all lovers of history and archaeology and is the destination of this full-day excursion. Begin with boarding a limousine/minibus for a 5-hour drive through the desert to reach the west bank of the Nile river and the city of Luxor, standing on the ancient site of Thebes, the capital of the pharaohs in their golden age.
As you travel to this iconic site, you will have sights of the mortuary temples at Deir el-Bahari, including the temple of Queen Hatshepsut and the statues of Amenhotep III, also known as the Colossi of Memnon, where a photo stop is scheduled. The visit to the Valley of Kings will enable you to visit three royal tombs before taking a break in a five-star hotel for a buffet lunch.
The tour continues with a visit to the Temple of Karnak, an essential site of ancient worship, where approximately forty sphinxes will welcome you on what remains of the ancient Avenue of the Sphinxes. You will marvel at Hypostyle Hall, its vast columns and the Sacred Lake. Another brief photo stop at Luxor Temple rounds the tour off before you return to El Gouna and your ship.
The Valley of the Kings ticket includes entry to 03 Tombs; it does not include visits to the tombs of Tutankhamun, Ramses V, or any other Tombs that carry an additional fee.
Please note this tour includes extended periods of walking on an uneven path, gravel and stone surfaces with steps inside the Tombs at the Valley of the Kings and Karnak Temple. Using cameras, camcorders, and cell phones to take photos or videos is forbidden inside the Valley of the Kings.
Highlights on Luxor Private Tour El Gouna
- Karnak Temple in the City of the Living.
- Lunch at a restaurant by the Nile River.
- Moreover, the Colossi of Memnon in the temple of Amenhotep III.
- The temple of Queen Hatshepsut.
- Also, visit the Valley of Kings in the City of the Dead.
Program of the Day Trip from el Gouna to Luxor
- Landious Travel representative will pick you up from El Gouna Hotels around 05:00 am.
- After picking you up, the bus (limousine or minibus) leaves towards Luxor, passing Qena, 174 km away in the Nile Valley. The journey from the centre of El Gouna to Luxor takes about 4 hours.
Schedule in Eastern Luxor
- We will show you the Karnak temple when you arrive in Luxor. This temple is the largest in Egypt and the whole old world. You will find this temple in the City of Living – Eastern Luxor. In that temple, your tour guide will begin his explanation; then, he will show the frequently visited places in this large complex. Please note that this complex combines different temples and buildings. Therefore, your guide will have the task of showing you all these temples. Moreover, he will give you free time to take a picture.
- You will have a boat picnic following the visit to the Karnak temple in Eastern Luxor. It is an additional program! Optionally, this boat trip across the Nile River will be upon request.
- Once the boat picnic ends, you will find you have already reached the Western Luxor – City of the Dead.
Agenda in Western Luxor
- The trip will continue in Western Luxor with a stop at the restaurant. There you can enjoy a delicious lunch.
- Following lunch, the next stop will be at the Colossi of Memnon. The Colossi of Memnon are these two grandiose statues that stand at the entrance of the temple of Amenhotep III. Accordingly, your guide will show you these giant statues. Also, he will give you enough time to take a picture.
- Further, the bus will head to the beautiful temple of Queen Hatshepsut. It is a remarkable temple that exists in Deir El-Bahari. The Ancient builders carved these three floors of temples right into the rock. Around that temple, you will also see the temples and tombs of the Deir El Bahari Complex. Besides, Thutmose III and Amenhotep Neb Hept Ra have other temples. Once again, your guide will give you information and free time to wander.
- Afterwards, you will visit the Valley of the Kings. It is excellent and exciting in this place! Also, in the Valley, you will see three tombs that belonged to the great pharaohs of Egypt.
- Finally, Our bus will leave for El Gouna after such a program in the beautiful city of Luxor.
- This Individual Trip to Luxor from El Gouna ends at approximately 08:00 pm.
What does the Price of Luxor Individual Trip El Gouna include?
- Tickets for visiting temples.
- Private guide.
- Also, a private vehicle to Luxor and back to the hotel is provided.
What does the Program of Luxor Individual Trip El Gouna not include?
- Additional excursion programs if not included in the schedule mentioned above.
Items to take with you for this individual trip
- Breakfast box.
- Also, Clothes for the season.
Booking Days of Luxor Private Tour El Gouna
- Daily from 05:00 – 20:00.
What can you Expect to see during the Luxor Individual Trip from El Gouna?
Monuments on the eastern bank of the River Nile
- Karnak Temple is the largest temple complex in the ancient world. Amazingly, it represents the achievement of many generations of ancient builders and pharaohs. Its old name, Ipet-isut, means “the most sacred of places”. Building this complex temple has lasted more than two thousand years. It comprises three main temples, smaller enclosed temples, and several outer temples on 247 acres. The great “Hypostyle Hall” is an incredible forest of giant pillars.
- Luxor Temple: The Temple of Luxor was the centre of the most important festival – the festival of Opet. Amenhotep III and Ramses II built this majestic Luxor temple dedicated to Amun. This festival was to reconcile the human aspect of the ruler with the divine office.
Monuments on the western bank of the River Nile
- Valley of the Kings: The Valley of the Kings is where the magnificent tombs exist. This Valley is home to tombs of Ancient Egyptian kings, e.g., the great pharaohs Ramses II and Tutankhamun. Professionally, the Ancient Egyptians carved those tombs deeply into the mountain rock. Also, they richly decorated them and filled them with treasures for the afterlife.
- Hatshepsut Temple: At El Deir El Bahary, Hatshepsut temple is an impressive temple dedicated to Queen Hatshepsut. This temple rises out in the desert with a series of terraces. It merges with the sheer limestone cliffs that surround it. 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.