Luxor Day Trip from Hurghada

Hurghada, Egypt
Private Tour Luxor Day Trip From Hurghada Including Valley of the Kings Hatshepsut Temple and Karnak Temple
  • 14 hours (approx.)
  • Pickup offered
  • Mobile ticket
  • Offered in: English


Your private Luxor day trip from Hurghada 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. A delicious lunch and 'felucca' (sailboat) ride along the Nile River are also included.
  • Private day trip to Luxor from Hurghada with a qualified Egyptologist
  • Travel to Luxor and visit the royal tombs in the Valley of the Kings
  • Marvel at the columns and chambers of Karnak Temple
  • See the Temple of Hatshepsut and giant Colossi of Memnon
  • Enjoy a felucca trip on the Nile River and an included lunch
  • Learn about ancient Egypt's cities, temples, and pharaohs from your expert guide
  • Receive personalized attention from your guide on this private tour

What's Included

  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Round-trip transport by air-conditioned car
  • Services of a qualified Egyptologist guide in Luxor
  • Lunch
  • Food and drinks, unless specified
  • Gratuities

Meeting and Pickup

Pickup points

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Start time

05:00 AM

What To Expect

Your private tour of Luxor kicks off with an early morning pick up from your Hurghada hotel. Enjoy air-conditioned comfort as you make your way through the desert in your private minivan on the journey to Luxor. Your expert Egyptologist shares 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 takes 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 massive 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 Hurghada includes a ride on a felucca (sailboat) along the Nile River. Once the trip is complete, make your way to Hurghada in the air-conditioned comfort of your private vehicle and return to your hotel for the evening.

Temple of Hatshepsut at Deir el Bahari

2 minutesAdmission Ticket Included

Valley of the Kings

1 hour Admission Ticket Included

Temple of Karnak

1 hour Admission Ticket Included

Colossi of Memnon

15 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
  • Surfaces are wheelchair accessible
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 15 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.

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214 reviews
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Reviews by Viator travelers.
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Amazing day trip to Luxor! Thanks to our tour guide-Marian Azer
Monica_M, Mar 2022
Marian Azer-She was very knowledgeable of Egypt’s history&kind! Our driver Hussein was excellent too
Abdul's Guidance Was Incredible
Mat_G, Feb 2022
The trip was absolutely incredible and Abdul was by far the best guide I've ever had. I've been to multiple pyramids in Mexico, Ankor Wat, huge ancient Chinese palaces and many other ruins and sites around the world but the sites at Luxor with Abdul's insight was by far the greatest historical experience I've ever had. The age and size if these sites is just mindblowing. Abdul's immeasurable knowledge of the sites also provides an amazing dimension to what you're seeing as well, with everything explained in detail. This tour will remain one of the best days of my life and be remembered as one of the greatest, If not greatest set of historical sites I've ever seen!
Pay a lot of money to get good service and then get let down
Steven_J, Jul 2021
Should have been most memorable part of our holiday. Trip was confirmed, car did not turn up. Viator and local tour company blamed each other. At least I got a refund, but it did not compensate for getting up at 04:00. I have visited Luxor twice before, this would have been the first time for my girlfriend and I wanted it to be an experience of a lifetime.
Awesome Day Trip to Luxor
Niki_V, Jun 2021
This was an amazing day trip from start to finish. We had a very comfortable cool van to ride in. We had a bathroom stop and were inundated by people selling goods; if you are going to buy...make sure to barter. We were met by our Egyptologist, Neramena. She was amazing, incredibly knowledgeable and was highly covid responsible. She swiftly guided us by the throngs of people wanting us to buy their wares. We had a fun boat ride down the Nile to a cute restaurant on Banana Island which had ample food. We could not have asked for a better guide and would highly recommend this trip and this particular guide!
One day in Luxor.
BrianMichael_C, Apr 2021
Many thanks to our wonderful guide Nermeen Nabil who made our trip to Luxor unforgettable.She shared with us her positive energy and deep knowledge in the history of Egypt. Luxor impressed us with its grandeur and ancient beauty.
Luxor trip
cathyb13, Jan 2020
Guide was very good and informative. Boat trip and the restaurant for lunch were pretty poor quality. Saw all we wanted to see though.
Outstanding day of amazing sights.
Lisa_D, Dec 2019
We were picked up from our hotel at 5.30am in a very comfortable vehicle. Our drive was 3.5 hours to our first stop, where we met with Marian who was our very friendly and knowledgeable guide for the whole day. After our first temple Marian said we were heading to the Nile where a boat would take us to a restaurant on the other side. She phoned our lunch order ahead and we had a lovely trip across. Lunch was plentiful and excellent. Soup, salad and flatbread with hummus, followed by chicken or beef or fish or vegetarian with rice. After lunch was the actual Vally of the kings then two more temples. We were really well looked after and I felt the extra cost to have our own vehicle and guide was well worth it. An amazing day we will all remember (6 of us). Special thanks to our wonderful guide Marian.
Luxus Luxor
jukkaukkola, Dec 2019
Very interesting, well organized and Fonecta guided by a real spesialist Mahshoud (?). The topics are surely world class.
Amazing tour with a wonderful guide and driver
Vanessa D, Aug 2019
Our private tour of Luxor was wonderful. Driver arrived at hotel promptly at the agreed time. Our tour guide Mahmoud Nour was wonderful! He first explained the plan for the day so that we would know what to expect and the timeline. His plan was perfect. There were multiple times that we were the only people in a tomb/area. The boat ride and lunch were a wonderful break from touring. Food was excellent. Mahmoud routinely checked to make sure we had enough water and that we were still happy with the plan. He is also a great photographer and he suggested several photos that we wouldn't have considered. So happy with our decision to book the tour and thankful we got such a wonderful guide.
A great day!
Dean_A, Jan 2019
This was a long day trip from Hurghada but well worth it. Guide (Mohammed) was excellant and gave us just the right level of information at each of the places we visited. We also had some time to explore on our own. The lunch and setting was lovely and we enjoyed the boat trip on the Nile. The guide also took some pictures for us so we had some photos with us both in. We felt safe at all times during the trip and were escorted through all the bazaars so didn't feel pressured at all. Unfortunatley the car we were in had a mechanical fault which meant the day was much longer than planned however we were well looked after and the tour provider compensated us for this on our return. December was a great time to do this excursion as the weather was not to hot and the sights were not busy.
Valley of the king's
Philip_L, Dec 2018
Not to be missed, our tour guide was very knowledgeable and spoke good English and explained everything in great detail, also our driver was very friendly and made the long trip most enjoyable. All in all a great experience
Summary: A great trip with a very...
Nick E, Apr 2018
Summary: A great trip with a very knowledgable guide, be aware it's a very long day with long travel times 4 hours of quite scary driving each way - although we took our 11 and 5 year olds they really struggled towards the end with the travelling and the heat much hotter than Hurghada, to the point we decided to skip the trip on the Nile as it would have been too much for them. Food was excellent but limited choice chicken, beef or fish so be aware if you have fussy eaters! Worst features are the toilets - not particularly clean and you had to pay 2 each at Karnak as well as pushy bazaars at the entrance to each temple. Would we recommend the trip - definitely but you must accept the toilet facilities are generally poor and you will have to pay it's hot I mean really hot and you will spend a good 8-9 hours driving! We were picked on time at our hotel in a modern clean minivan with a friendly driver who spoke some english. The journey to Luxor was initially very smooth on well paved modern roads through the desert/mountains with fantastic views. There are however a number of security checkpoints complete with armed guards to break up the flow. Traffic laws in Egypt are 'interesting' with lane discipline clearly optional so it's quite an 'exciting' journey! We stopped after about 1.5hrs at a small coffee shop with a few market stalls attached, there were reasonable toilets tipping clearly expected to use them and the ability to buy snacks/drinks at fairly reasonable prices. This stop lasted abut 30mins and there were a number of other minivans and coaches arriving during the time we were there. The journey then continues in a similar vein until you reach the first city Qena where the roads become more congested and the standard of driving more questionable with donkeys, carts, pedestrians, cars, lorries and coaches all involved in a battle for the fastest route! The area is a stark contrast to the resorts of Hurghada with the poverty of the area becoming more apparent. Travelling into Luxor we picked up Abdul Ahmed our guide and headed to the Valley of the kings. The first thing we found out was to stick with the guide through the Bazaar you had to walk through on entry and exit of the valley. This was an amazing experience but due to a break down in communications we left cameras on the bus as instructed however, you could buy a photography license for 300LE to allow photography. The tombs were spectacular, 3 are included in the trip and you can pay to enter more including Tutankhamun's we decided not to pay the extra as each tomb was similar with little left inside apart from the decorations. The facilities at the Valley of the kings were barely acceptable and once again a tip was required to use them. The next stop was at one of the many Alabaster factories close to the valley of the kings, we were given a demonstration of how the products were made before being given soft drinks inside the shop and the ability to use the SPOTLESS toilets. Be careful in the shop as there are no prices given until you have selected any goods and let me assure you while they were amazing they were not cheap. It's worth noting this stop was not in the itinerary and was a way to try to get you to purchase from the shop, personally we didn't mind the intrusion and the shop staff were friendly and polite without being pushy but we did buy a fair amount of products so be aware it may be different if you don't! Next we headed to the Temple of Hatshepsut again an amazing spectacle but with dubious facilities again a cost to use the toilets and my god was it hot! The same Bazaar was evident on the entrance/exit and you were pestered despite the best efforts of our guide to deflect the sellers. It was at this point we found out that the Island restaurant did not have chicken so we opted for the in town option as the kids were more likely to eat! Lunch was good with an Egyptian Mezze, soup and grilled chicken on the menu, food was well prepared and very tasty and the restaurant itself clean and tidy. Next up is Karnak which was probably our favourite part of the trip with an amazing temple and history. At this point however we decided to cancel the boat trip on the Nile it appeared we were due a motorboat trip not a Felluca. Throughout our guide was knowledgeable and informative if possibly slightly too detailed for the children and was helpful in catering for our needs as a group. The trip home was similar to the trip out but is anything even faster and under cover of darkness - which I'm not sure if it made it more or less scary!
Fantastic tour - seeing 3 of the...
Rowen Z, Apr 2018
Fantastic tour - seeing 3 of the tombs at the Valley of the Kings as well as Hatshepsut Temple but the absolute highlight was Karnak Temple - just unfortunate we couldn't spend longer at Karnak. Our guide, Mohammad, was fantastic, so knowledgeable and great at answering all of our questions, even from the kids. Food for lunch was average. The only drawback was the driving - our drivers travelled at 130km/hr for much of the trip and tailgated so much and also used their mobile phones while driving - certainly didn't feel safe - and they didn't really adjust when we asked them to slow down and not follow so closely.
Absolutely fantastic tour...
Ian T, Sep 2016
Absolutely fantastic tour, unbelievable spectacles throughout the day, tour guide Mohammed was brilliant, very knowledgable and always kept on advising us to ensure we took on enough water as there is obviously very little shade at the valley and at Hatshepsut Temple. If you are going to Egypt you simply MUST take this tour. You do not see history like this lying on a sun bed by the side of a hotel pool. We cannot recommend this trip enough.
Good value, excellent guide who...
Michael_D, Jul 2016
Good value, excellent guide who looked after us completely and very informative knew his stuff , food was fab plenty of options with a roof top view of the Nile. The sights are a must see but be aware no photos allowed at The Valley of The Kings. June review take plenty of water.
Muy recomendable
MariaJesus_M, Jul 2021
La organización y la amabilidad , tanto de nuestro chofer como de nuestro guia Ahmed Nasser Lo recomiendo 😀

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