Luxor Day Tour from Hurghada, El Gouna Small group with the top operator

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Luxor Day Tour from Hurghada ElGouna or Makadi
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From $100.00

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up to 24 hours before the experience starts (local time)

  • 15 to 16 hours
  • Pickup offered
  • Mobile ticket
  • Offered in: English


Experience ancient Egypt’s most iconic sites on a full-day tour to Luxor from Hurghada, El Gouna, or Makadi. Explore a complex of royal tombs in the Valley of the Kings, and walk the imposing arcades at the Temple of Queen Hatshepsut, the powerful ruler who became Egypt’s first female pharaoh. Slip between the crumbling Colossi of Memnon, stroll through the chapels, temples and sacred lake at the Karnak Temple, then return to the present with a trip to an alabaster factory and papyrus bazaar. 
  • Enjoy the scenery of the Nile Valley region
  • Visit the Valley of the Kings and tour the royal tombs
  • Eat an included lunch on the city's East Bank
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off from Hurghada with other areas at extra charge

What's Included

  • Local guide
  • Professional guide
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Lunch
  • cross the nile by boat 4 minute from east to west
  • Gratuities
  • Drinks
  • There is an extra payment for transfers from Makadi, Safaga, soma Bay, El gouna or Shal Haseesh
  • The nile boat trip 40 minute extra 10 euro per person

Meeting And Pickup

Pickup points

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Pickup details

please contact local supplier for final pickup time from your hotel and keep note there is extra charge for transfer if your hotel outside of Hurghada

What To Expect


45 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

Al Hurghada - Qena

20 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

Temple of Karnak

2 hours Admission Ticket Included


5 minutesAdmission Ticket Free


45 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

Valley of the Kings

1 hour Admission Ticket Included

Temple of Hatshepsut at Deir el Bahari

45 minutesAdmission Ticket Included

Colossi of Memnon

10 minutesAdmission Ticket Included

Thutmoses factory for alabaster stone

30 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

Al Hurghada - Qena

20 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

Hurghada (Pass By)

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • May be operated by a multi-lingual guide
  • Passport name, number, expiry and country is required at time of booking for all participants
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • A current valid passport is required on the day of travel
  • Hotel name room number is required before the day trip
  • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
  • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • Copy of the passport and arrival stamp is required to be send by email or whatsapp
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 30 travelers

Cancellation Policy

You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.

  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.

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Traveler Tips

drive not as fast, people were afraid in the bus, and the drive was really dangerous.
Start at 4am and come back at 8:30pm is a long day, where we jump from 1 place to another.
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What a trip!
Gillian_R, Feb 2024
Amazing experience! Second trip with this incredible company! Ahmed got us there safely and timely! We were very well looked after! The guide Said was very knowledgeable and accommodating! Can’t recommend this company enough!
Excellent trip with very good driver and guide
Elsa_B, Feb 2024
Ahmed worked hard to get us there early and as result we were really able to enjoy seeing the temple before it was very busy, he took care of us very well. Our tour guide Said was very knowledgeable on the history and symbology used and was able to bring the stories in the hieroglyphics alive. Highly recommend this trip and worth the early start. Bonus the bus had WiFi too.
Exceptional trip to Luxor
Apoorv_G, Dec 2023
Our driver Ahmed was exceptional. He contacted us a day in advance and understood our address properly, and contacted the hotel as well so that there is no confusion left. He picked us up at the exact given time and made sure that we arrived early before all the crowds so we could admire Karnak Temple in peace. We were the first group to reach Karnak Temple. Drinks and snacks were available throughout the trip at no extra cost. He also explained to us the history of various places. We were back to our hotel in time for dinner. We felt completely safe. Book a tour with Ahmed without a doubt.
Lasting memories
Kath_S, Nov 2023
Ahamed transported us to Luxor swiftly and had a great personality and his information throughout the journey was fantastic Once we arrived in Luxor we met up with Said our guide - his knowledge and pace we couldn’t fault he was great and his English very good - would defiantly recommend this tour as we visited everything and didn’t feel rushed at alll we were given refreshments and Siad kept us moving swiftly so we did not get hassled as the stalls by the traders
Overall good experience
Rudraksh_P, Nov 2023
Tour was good. Specially driver, who saved lot of time while driving fast. We left 04:40 in the morning and return to back to our hotel 19:15 Which was very good However, disappointed with the itinerary. Luxor temple was not included
Amazing experience!!!
Thanit_S, Aug 2023
Despite the hot weather it was still a very great experience because of Said our guide and Achmed our driver that day. Achmed made sure we arrived early before all the crowds so we could visit and admire Karnak temple in peace. We were actually the first group to arrive from Hurghada. He also provided us with drinks and snacks along the way and dropped us off right on time for dinner. The ride was comfortable and there is a movie player + good working airco system inside the van. Said who was our guide for that day is a man with lots of knowledge and interesting facts about Ancient Egypt and his way of storytelling is nice to listen to. He made sure we would stand in the shade while he spoke which might be a small thing but is actually very considerate of him. He would happily answer any questions we had. 5 stars, would definitely recommend to anyone who is interested in doing a Luxor tour!!
The best driver
Beatriz_S, Aug 2023
The driver was exceptional! We felt safe with him, he was nice and kind and even told us about the history of the places that we were passing by! The driver made everything possible for us to be the FIRST ones to arrive in Luxor and to leave luxor without so many traffic for us to have a relaxed experience (trust me it gets crowded). We left early (we were the first bus to arrive from Hurghada) and we arrived in the hotel on time for dinner wich was great! Thank you SO much! If you want to go to Luxor go with this company🥰
Amazing tour of Luxor
Karon_T, Aug 2023
An amazing tour. Our driver Ahmed was brilliant the whole day. Not only did he get us to the different sites before all the coachloads of tourists arrived, but he provided us with drinks and snacks all day. The guide for the sites we visited Saeed was very knowledgeable and experienced, speaking excellent English. We even managed to fit in a 45 minute boat ride on the Nile after lunch. Overall this tour was excellent value for money, as well as being a small group of 5 people and an experience not to be missed. I would highly recommend this tour company if you want to visit Luxor and all the sites.
Great Tour around the sights of Luxor
Derek_M, Jul 2023
We had a great trip away from our hotel in Luxor. Ahmed our driver was very friendly and helpful, he gets you to Karnak temple before the other tourists arrive which might be a bit adventurous for some who are used to UK roads but it added to the adventure. Siad our guide was very knowledgeable, his tour of Karnak Temple and selection of tombs to visit at the valley of the kings was great and he always took care when he was stopping to explain something that we were in the shade. It was 42deg during our visit. Its a long day with small children but our 9yr old loved it We got back to the hotel in time for dinner. Great Experience, glad we got to see Egypt.
Excellent and safe day trip
andrew_j, May 2023
Picked up at exactly 5am first people at Karnak temples and achmed the driver was very knowledgeable and answered all questions. Drinks and snacks available throughout the trip at no extra cost and back at the hotel for exactly 6.30pm in time for dinner. The trip itself was very good with Karnak temples then lunch followed with a boat trip then visited the valley of the kings and then valley of the queens. Has to be the most organised trip we have ever been on ! At all times we felt completely safe with our guide Said telling us just to ignore the locals trying to sell us stuff ushering us through at all times well done Viator ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
Everything fine but a little unsafe + very pushing for extra money and good review while they are watching
Robert_R, May 2023
In general everything was fine, guy's were punctuall and we saw all points from the trip itinerary. Our driver Ahmed was a very nice and friendly guy. He is a good driver however he was driving extremely fast and in few moments unsafe, some families with children might not like it. Said, the tour guide was very knoledgable and could answer all our questions. In general he was friendly however you can clearly feel that he was sad that that day the whole group was just me and my friend and he will not get as many tips as he want. He was also pushing us and lying (which I don't like very much) for some extra expenses like boat trip (first it was 20 euro per person and you must say if you want immediately if you want, then 10 euro and finally it turned out that it was booked anyway long time ago and we will go for free). All trip was specially constructed in a way that you stop in a places that local people will push you for buying their products and give them extra tips. Both guy's were pushing very, very hard for making a good reviews here while driving bus and showing it to them, they asked us about it at least 5-6 times or even more. I find it wery unpolite and probably this is the reason why this trip is in my opinion a little overrated.
Disappointed family
Madhu_D, Apr 2023
We had a very good experience with this tour operator on Cairo trip and so booked for Luxor. They put us with another operator and the experience is bad right from the pickup, drive, food and lackluster guide.
The driver was very unprofessional
Brian_P, Mar 2023
The guide was very professional and knowledgeable and did a very good job. The driver was rude, drove very recklessly and aggressive. The drive demanded a good review before being dropped off. He complained bitterly we didn't make a review in the bus while we where being shaked like a cocktail due to his reckless driving. Everything mentioned in the tour brochure was done. The lunch was good. The driver had plenty of water and soda with potato chips. Everything was on time. We saw all the advertisemented sites. The guide knew his material and did a great job
Luxor is truly amazing, a must see
jamie_c, Mar 2023
what an amazing trip, Luxor is truly a must see. Said our tour guide was perfect, he was so knowledgeable and gave us time for everything we needed, top top top service for him. We had lunch by the Nile which was a buffet and was pretty good, then we paid extra for the Nile boat trip, which was good but didn’t have to do it unless you really wanted to do it. A full 15/16 hour day with drinks and snacks in the van for free was really nice, they even stopped to get us sugar cane juice which was great. I would recommend this trip to anyone. There was only one downside however… at the end of our journey we was hassled to write a review and was told we had hours to do it in the bus (even though I slept) and felt a bit like we were being told off. After that, we were then shouted at for not giving a tip to the driver (which we should have) but I gave the rest of my Egyptian pounds to the tour guide as a tip. The driver even threw rubbish out of the van at our hotel and shouted something! This though does not put me off reviewing this as a 5 star trip which says a lot of how good it was! Said was an honestly amazing host. Just bring more money to tip both 😂
Very Good Day Trip to Luxor and Temples
Suzanne_A, Jan 2023
We had an amazing day trip. Our driver Ahmed arrived on time, picking us up in a very comfortable 8 seater van, with Wifi onboard as well as a video screen to enable us to watch a film on route if we wanted to. After we made a quick stop to pick up our guide Said, we continued to the Karnak Temple in Luxor and arrived before most other tourists, which was great as it enabled us to take some amazing photos without massive crowds in view. We then had lunch in a restaurant by the Nile before a 45 minute trip on a boat, crossing to the other side of the river to visit the Valley of The Kings. Then onto the temple of Hatshepsut. Both Ahmed and Said were great. We made a stop at a papyrus factory then an alabaster factory and despite saying we really didn't want to participate as we have visited various papyrus and alabaster factories on previous visits to Egypt, we felt obliged to go in as we were told the van would be locked.
4 do Luxor
Richard_A, Dec 2022
what a wonderful trip, Ahmed our Driver and Said our tour guide it was perfect, Said was so knowledgeable and we where able to enjoy our time with enough info and as a group of 4 it was just right. Lunch by the Nile and we paid extra for the Nile boat trip. Nothing was to much for them. a full day with drinks and snacks in the van for free helped and a never to be forgotten experience. I Recommend this trip to anyone. Ramashka tours were great
Ian_M, Dec 2022
Well organised trip. Picked up on time and the driver speedily got us to Luxor and back. The guide, Siad, explained all the most important sites and there was plenty of time for exploration. Highly recommend.
Five Star Experience
Paula_A, Dec 2022
We were picked up from our hotel at 5am prompt as promised by Ahmed. We were met by our wonderful guide Said who was so knowledgeable on Egyptian history. We had the most wonderful experience visiting the Temple of Karnack early morning which enabled us to see the Temple and take out photos before it became very crowded. We had a buffet lunch on the Nile which was lovely, lots of food to suit every taste. We then made our journey on the boat taking advantage of the 40 min extra time. Ahmed was waiting for us and then we visited Valley of the Kings. Absolutely phenomenal experience of a lifetime. We also visited Hatshepsut Temple which was extraordinary. Throughout the trip Ahmed offered chilled refreshments and the mini van was so comfortable and cool with the much welcomed ac. Ahmed went above and beyond for us as my husband had a bad chest cold he took us to the pharmacy and got medication for my husband. So grateful for the experience and the five star treatment we received. I would encourage anyone to choose Rameshka Tours for their trip. Thank you so much Ahmed.
Amazing day trip to Luxor
Dimitar_G, Sep 2022
We used Ramashka tours for our trip to Luxor. They were exeptional from the start to finish. We booked "small group of people" but for some unknown reason we got upgraded to a private car ( thanks to Ahmed ). Our driver Abdou was very kind, chatty and friendly and his English was very good. In Luxor we met our guide Said. Who was very knowledgeable about the Egyptian history and culture. He pointed all the important facts and details of everything we saw. Also answered all the questions we had. Overall, a great day and experience with Ramashka tours, HIGHLY RECOMMEND. FIVE stars to our driver ( Abdou), FIVE stars to Said, FIVE stars to Ahmed.
Karlos_B, Aug 2022
First of all our driver Ahmed was so kind and friendly. Also he is an amazing driver that he managed to get us to all the destinations ahead of the large crowds. Definitely helps for capturing those great photos. Then the tour guide Said was incredibly knowledgeable and really engaged our tour group by 'quizzing' us and helping us to relive each moment. Lastly the Valley of the Kings was so surreal and overwhelming. The whole experience exceeded our expectations and definitely worth the time and money.

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