Your private Luxor day trip from EL Gouna with stop at Valley of the Kings includes private air-conditioned minivan transport, an expert guide and a whole lot of history and fun. Learn about the archaeological treasures of this famed city and venture into ancient tombs with your own Egyptologist. Make stops at Valley of the Kings, Colossi of Memnon, Karnak Temple and Temple of Hatshepsut. Then journey into the Nile on a ‘felucca’ (sail boat), where you’ll enjoy lunch on a quiet island. There’s no better way to learn about and experience the wonder of Luxor than on this private tour.
Your private tour of Luxor kicks off with an early morning pick up from your EL Gouna hotel. Enjoy air-conditioned comfort as you make your way through the desert in your private minivan on a 3.5-hour journey to Luxor. Your expert Egyptologist will share stories and information about the famed city, which occupies the former site of Thebes—the ancient capital of Egypt’s New Kingdom. See the east bank of the Nile River and get an epic view of the Valley of the Kings.Your local guide will take you through the 63 Kingdom royal tombs that date back to the 2nd century BC and offer details on why the tombs were built. Explore three of these on your own (guides are not permitted). Purchase a ticket to the tomb of Tutankhamen if time allows and gain a deeper understanding of one of Egypt’s most iconic tombs.Join your guide and make your way to the Temple of Hatshepsut—a modern-looking structure. Explore the courtyards and terraces as you learn about Egypt’s greatest queen. Make a stop at the Colossi of Memnon to snap some photos and then head to a quiet Nile island to enjoy a traditional Egyptian lunch.With full bellies, head out to the Karnak Temple, which was built in 2055 BC. Its three inner temples are dedicated to Amun, Khonsu and Mut—gods your guide will share more about. After exploring the temple head towards the Avenue of the Sphinxes and check out the Great Hypostyle Hall, known for its 134 massive columns. Take in the beauty of the man-made Sacred Lake as you listen to your guide explain the significance of the history and architecture that surrounds you.Your private Luxor day trip from EL Gouna includes a 30-minue journey on a felucca (sailboat) along the Nile River. Once the trip is complete, you’ll make your way to EL Gouna in the air-conditioned comfort of your private vehicle and return to your hotel for the evening.