Private Tours and Excursions Luxor Egypt

 
Away from the traditional tours and sights of Egypt, are many ‘Hidden Gems’, otherwise known as our Private Tours and Excursions Luxor Egypt. Here at Memphis Tours, we want to give our clients the ultimate experience here in Egypt, therefore pride ourselves in showing you life and culture as Egypt is today. With a diverse mix of old and new, we  give you a real insight into many aspects of life here, both entertaining and astounding. 

Discover the ‘Real Egypt’ with us and we will take you on adventures you will treasure for ever. Offering tours from a few hours, day tours and longer to suit your schedule and requirements. If you are a frequent traveler to Egypt and are looking for ‘something different’ away from the general tours, then take a look at our ‘NEW’ range of exciting Egyptian tours on offer.
 
All of our tours are accompanied by a professional expert Egyptian Tour Guide with specialized knowledge.
LUXOR: - Home of the Ancients 
 
Upper Egypt is the key location in Egyptian tours, having the most Ancient Temples and Tombs famous in ancient Egyptian history. LUXOR therefore,is home to the majority of sites both on the East and West Bank of the the beautiful River Nile. However, there are many extra tours available away from the main sites and are offered to you with an expert tour guide. 
 


Enjoy an adventure in the early morning on a breathtaking hot air balloons ride over Luxor for 45 minutes floating over some of the world's most important archaeological sites, including the Valley of the Kings and Queens, and iconic historic monuments.  During the flight over Luxor you get breathtaking views of the sprawling temple of Karnak and Luxor temple  along with the green lush Nile delta and farmlands. includes refreshments.
 
  • Private Tour -2  Kalesh and Luxor Market tour - Duration 2-3 hours


Delight in the leisurely ride of a local ‘Kalesh’ ( Horse and carriage ride) which will take you on an interesting tour around local Luxor, to see life among the Upper Egyptians unchanged for centuries. 
Once you have taken in the scenery, the carriage will stop at Luxor Market to give you the opportunity to buy some local handmade gifts (feel free to barter) and stop for a refreshing drink of local ‘Chai Bil Nah Nah’ (mint tea), or whatever you fancy, and feel free to try the traditional ‘Shisha Pipe’ (hubbly bubbly). Drink Included. 
 
  • Private Tour 3 - Star Gazing by Camel Ride - Duration - evening tour
 
What an exciting opportunity here in Luxor, to discover the clear night skies and gaze at the stars by a slow camel ride through a local village into the open countryside. See the local Luxor villagers going about their daily lives in a rural setting whilst enjoying your camel experience. Drink included.
 


Pick up from your Hotel or Nile cruise in Luxor by minibus to the Quad Bike Station for a fun adventure quad biking (All Terrain Vehicle) in Luxor. Very easy controls system so even the most inexperienced rider can drive it with confidence. Enjoy a unique safari excursion through the breathtaking scenery of the ancient land of the Pharaohs on the West bank of the River Nile in Luxor passing by the ancient monuments as well as seeing life and local people.Biking into the desert, you will  Enjoy watching the sunset views  over the desert and Luxor with an opportunity to take some stunning photographs. On the way back to the Quad Bike Station you will have fun on the sand dunes and finally transfer back to your Hotel / Nile cruise in Luxor
 
 
Early pick up from your Hotel or Nile cruise in Luxor by minibus to the Quad Bike Station for a fun adventure  quad biking (All Terrain Vehicle) in Luxor. Very easy controls system so even the most inexperienced rider can drive it with confidence. Enjoy a unique safari excursion through the breathtaking scenery of the ancient land of the Pharaohs on the West bank of the River Nile in Luxor passing by the ancient monuments as well as seeing life and local people.Biking into the desert, you will Enjoy watching the sunrise over the desert and Luxor with an opportunity to take some stunning photographs. On the way back to the Quad Bike Station you will have fun on the sand dunes and finally transfer back to your Hotel / Nile cruise in Luxor.
A wonderful opportunity to see the real luxor, famous for its Ancient temples. Explore the splendid wonders of  Karnak Temple and the majestic Luxor Temple  which were built by Amenhotep III and Ramses II and dedicated to the God Amun, built for rituals and festivals purposes. After this,  you will have the opportunity to enjoy some free time for shopping in Luxor, for some fun bartering with the local stall holders and get some lovely hand crafted gifts. 
 


The West Bank of Luxor, is your destination for this incredible ‘once in a lifetime’ insight into the burial site and resting place of young King Tutenkhamun where you will be accompanied by your own Egyptologist tour guide to also visit the two colossal statues of Amenhotep III  Colossi of Memnon, first starting with the Valley of the Kings, then on to Hatshepsut Temple at El Deir El Bahary, an impressive Temple dedicated to  Queen Hatshepsut the only female Pharaoh rising out of the desert plain in a series of terraces and merges with the sheer limestone cliffs. Finally some free time to shop and explore Luxor  for some fun bartering with the local stall holders and get some lovely hand crafted gifts. 
 


On the East Bank of Luxor along the newly refurbished Corniche, sits the famous Luxor Museum which hosts an amazing display of pottery, jewelry, furniture, statues and stelae which were created by the Brooklyn Museum of New York. They include a carefully selected assortment of items from the Theban Temples and Necropolis. Then the new extension of the building called the New Kingdom, is dedicated to war machines featuring Tut-Ankh-Amoun’s war chariot. Best of all there are also two royal Mummies, that of Ahmosis I and what is believed to be that of Ramses I. Then continue your Luxor sightseeing tour to visit the majestic Mummification Museum which contains everything you would ever wish to know about mummification. The ancient Egyptians believed that in order for a person to reach the afterlife, it was essential that both their body and their name remained, so their Soul would be transported from one life to the next. In order to achieve this, the mummification rituals were developed to preserve the body. The museum contains several human and animal mummies as well as the tools and the canopic jars needed for the ritual. With some free time for shopping in Luxor.
 


 Accompanied by your own Egyptologist tour guide, your first visit of the day will be on the East Bank of the Nile in Luxor to famous Karnak Temple the largest place of worship ever built. Its ancient name Ipet-isut means “the most sacred of places.” The Temple, or, more correctly, the complex of Temples, was built over more than two thousand years by generation after generation of Pharaohs. Within the complex, the great “Hypostyle Hall” is an incredible forest of giant pillars. Then continue the tour to visit the majestic Luxor Temple which was built by Amenhotep III and Ramses II for ritual and festivals and dedicated to the God Amun. continue to the West Bank, The site of the two colossal statues of Amenhotep known as the Colossi of Memnon, and then visit the Valley of the Kings, where the magnificent tombs were discovered, including the boy King Tutenkhamun. These tombs were carved deep into the desert rock, richly decorated and filled with treasures for the afterlife of the Pharaohs. You will visit 3 tombs, then continue the tour to visit Hatshepsut Temple at El Deir El Bahary. This impressive Temple is dedicated to the Queen Hatshepsut the only female Pharaoh rising out of the desert plain in a series of terraces and merges with the sheer limestone cliffs. Finally, some free time for shopping in Luxor.
 



Today is your relaxing trip on the beautiful River Nile on the Lotus Nile cruise boat to Dendera which is one of  the most popular day trips from Luxor. The Temple of Hathor at Dendera, on the Nile north of Luxor, is one of the latest attractions of the many Egyptian Temples. Dedicated to the wife of the God Horus, it was built in Roman times and its decorations include Roman emperors alongside Egyptian Through the day you will have lunch on board the cruise and then sail back to Luxor. Includes lunch.
 
 
An early start for your transfer to Luxor Airport for your flight to Cairo, where you will be accompanied by your own Egyptologist tour guide to visit the famous Giza Plateau, home of Egypt’s greatest attractions to visit the Great Pyramids, which is one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World including the Great Pyramid of Cheops, Middle Pyramids of Chephren and the smallest Mykerinos Pyramid along with the famous mysterious Sphinx, the Father of Terror for the ancient Pharaohs. This tour includes a visit to the Valley Temple facing the great Sphinx. Lunch at quality restaurant is included, then a visit to  the world-renowned Museum of Egyptian Antiquities, built in neo-classical style designed by the French architect Marcel Dourgnon which exhibits a collection now over 120000 masterpieces ranges from pre-dynastic era, Pharaonic era to the Greco-roman period in Egypt. Learn about the great Egyptian civilization and the mummification art in ancient Egypt. Continue your tour to visit the Christian heritage in Coptic Cairo including some of the early religious monuments of the city such as the Hanging Church or the Suspended Church,  this basilica church was named for its location on top of the south gate of the Fortress of Babylon. The church became the centre of the Christian Church of Egypt. Afterwards enjoy an evening of shopping at the Khan El Khalili famous Bazaar and old market in Cairo. Enjoy some free time in Cairo, then  transferred to Cairo Airport to fly back to Luxor with direct transfer to your hotel in Luxor. 
 
 
Day 1 - Luxor to Giza Sightseeing Tours
Pick you up from your hotel in Luxor by air-conditioned mini bus to Luxor Airport for your flight to Cairo, where you will be accompanied by your personal Egyptologist Tour Guide to visit Sakkara that is part of Memphis's massive Necropolis, and the burial site of the most ancient Pharaohs where you will see the first Pyramids build in Egypt, the Step Pyramid of King Djoser that was designed by Imhotep, the ancient Egyptian architect. Also a visit  to the Teti Pyramid and Tombs in Sakkara then you will be transferred to Memphis, the ancient Capital of Egypt to visit the colossal statue of Ramses II and nearby a still half-buried Hathor Temple then drive to the famous Giza Plateau, home of Egypt’s signature attractions of the Great Pyramids, one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World including the Great Pyramid of Cheops, Middle Pyramids of Chephren and the smallest Pyramid of Mykerinos along with the mysterious Sphinx, the Father of Terror for the ancient Pharaohs. The tour includes a visit to the Valley Temple facing the great Sphinx. Lunch will be included. Later you will be transferred to your Hotel for free personal leisure time to enjoy your overnight stay in
 
Please note *  An optional evening tour to attend the fabulous Sound and Light Show at the Pyramids is available or you may wish to enjoy an evening on a luxurious Nile cruise ship for dinner, belly dance and oriental show for 2 hours then you will be transferred back to your hotel. 

Day 2 - Cairo Sightseeing - Luxor return
 
Breakfast in your hotel in Cairo. Leisurely free time in Cairo followed by a tour to the world-renowned Museum of Egyptian Antiquities that was built in neo-classical style designed by the French architect Marcel Dourgnon which exhibits a collection now over 120000 masterpieces ranges from pre-dynastic era, Pharaonic era to the Greco-Roman period in Egypt. Then you will be move on to the Citadel of Saladin that is overlooking the city from the Muqattam Hills and Mohammed Ali Alabaster Mosque, a spectacular structure inside that was built in Turkish style and very similar to the Blue Mosque in Turkey and simply considered to be one of the greatest landmarks in Cairo whose minaret can be seen from any part of old Cairo then visit the Christian heritage in Coptic Cairo including some of the early religious monuments of the city such as the Hanging Church or the Suspended Church,  this basilica church was named for its location on top of the south gate of the Fortress of Babylon the church became the center of the Christian Church of Egypt. Afterwards enjoy an afternoon of shopping at the Khan El Khalili famous Bazaar and old market in Cairo and barter for some local hand made treasures. Transfer to Cairo Airport to fly back to Luxor and direct transfer to your hotel in Luxor.
 
 
 
Day 1 - Luxor / Cairo Sightseeing 
 
An early start for your transfer to Luxor Airport for your flight to Cairo, where you will be accompanied by your own Egyptologist tour guide to visit the famous Giza Plateau, home of Egypt’s greatest attractions to visit the Great Pyramids, which is one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World including the Great Pyramid of Cheops, Middle Pyramids of Chephren and the smallest Mykerinos Pyramid along with the famous mysterious Sphinx, the Father of Terror for the ancient Pharaohs. This tour includes a visit to the Valley Temple facing the great Sphinx. Lunch at quality restaurant is included, then a visit to  the world-renowned Museum of Egyptian Antiquities,built in neo-classical style designed by the French architect Marcel Dourgnon which exhibits a collection now over 120000 masterpieces ranges from pre-dynastic era, Pharaonic era to the Greco-roman period in Egypt. Learn about the great Egyptian civilization and the mummification art in ancient Egypt. Continue your tour to visit the Christian heritage in Coptic Cairo including some of the early religious monuments of the city such as the Hanging Church or the Suspended Church,  this basilica church was named for its location on top of the south gate of the Fortress of Babylon. The church became the centre of the Christian Church of Egypt. Afterwards enjoy an evening of shopping at the Khan El Khalili famous Bazaar and old market in Cairo.Then transfer to the hotel for check in and Enjoy your over night stay in Cairo.
 
Please note *  An optional evening tour to attend the fabulous Sound and Light Show at the Pyramids is available or you may wish to enjoy an evening on a luxurious Nile cruise ship for dinner, belly dance and oriental show for 2 hours then you will be transferred back to your hotel. 
 
Day 2  - Alexandria Sightseeing - Cairo Return Luxor
Morning transfer from the hotel  with your personal  English speaking Egyptologist Guide who will accompanied you to visit  Alexandria, home of Alexander the Great . Visit the ancient sites of the Catacombs of Kom El- Shokafa and Pompey's Pillar which dates back to the 3rd century. It is Over 25 meters high, and it is made of granite, and is the last of the remaining relics of the Serapeum. The Pillar was erected in honor of Emperor Diocletian, Roman Amphitheater, Fort Qaitbay, and then visiting the Alexandria library.The library was reconstructed by building the new library in Selsela at Shatby which is beside the conference centre. The library is one of the greatest cultural and scientific centres that specialize in the affairs of, literature, civilization, sciences and arts in the area so attracts  scholars from all over the world. lunch is included. Finally, escorted by your Guide back to Cairo then to Cairo Airport to fly back to Luxor with direct transfer to your hotel. 
 
 
Day 1 - Luxor to Aswan Sightseeing Tours 
 
An early start  from your hotel in Luxor for transfer to Aswan (approx. 3 hours 30 minutes each way)  for a wonderful tour to the majestic Philae Temple which was built in honor of the Goddess Isis the chief deity of the island, lunch at local restaurant in Aswan included.Then enjoy a motor boat ride to a Nubian Village, situated at the bottom of Elephantine Island and discover the simple and natural life of the very kind and hospitable Nubian people, Transfer to your Hotel in Aswan for check-in with free time at leisure and overnight stay. Lunch is included. 
 
Day 2: Safari Trip to Abu Simbel 
 
breakfast at the Hotel in Aswan, then at 10:00am, accompanied by your Guide and driver to Abu Simbel for about a 3 hours drive taking in the sights along the way. Arrive Abu Simbel to start your Safari Trip from Shokan mount about 15 KM from Abu Simbel with 2 stops for photographs of Sphinx and Shitan Mountains. As soon as we arrive to Shokan Mountain, a trek for 2 KM until arrival at Lake Nasser. A lovely scenic boat ride to enjoy the surrounding landscape and natural view of the lake whilst taking some pictures of incredible Abu Simbel Temples and Bird Mountain called also The White Mountain. Overnight stay at a Hotel in Abu Simbel. Includes lunch and breakfast.
 
* Please note - Optional Sound & Light Show at Abu Simbel Temples is highly recommended.
 
Day 3 -  Abu Simbel Temples 
 
Check out after breakfast at your hotel, then visiting  the two Temples of Abu Simbel, with their unique style, are considered to be the masterpieces of ancient Egypt, reflecting the glory and grandeur of the new Kingdom. The Egyptian Government and UNESCO  co-operated in order to save these Temples from the floods. The Temple of Ramses II was dedicated to the four universal Gods Ptah, Re-Her-Akhtey, Amun-Re, and to Ramses II himself. The great Abu Simbel Temple is also called The Sun Temple of Ramses II.The Temple of Queen Nefertari is also Called theTemple of Hathor who was the wife of the Sun God so in a symbolic way, the two Temples, that of Ramses II and that of Nefertari, bring Ramesses II, Nefertari, Hathor and the Sun God together as one. Lunch would be served at local restaurant in Aswan before you travel back to your hotel in Luxor. Breakfast, Lunch included.
 
 
Pick up from your Hotel in Luxor by your personal Egyptologist Tour Guide then by air-conditioned mini bus  to Dendera Temple which is dedicated to Goddess Hathor - cow headed woman and known as the Goddess of Love. This temple dates back to 125 B.C and it is quite unique because of the fact that the roof is still intact and visitors can admire the beautiful ceiling which depicts the hours of the day and night as well as the journey of the sun, moon and the stars across the sky. One of its ceilings is decorated with a plaster cast of the signs of the zodiac. Not only that but this temple has the only relief which represented Queen Cleopatra and her son Caesarian. Continue on to Abydos which was the head of the God Osiris- the God of the Underworld and part of his body was buried there according to the legend of ancient Egyptians,. In Abydos you will visit the famous Temple of King Seti I – the founder of Abydos Temple which was completed by his son King Ramses II.  The beauty of this Temple almost feels like an apology and dedication to the following Gods Osiris, Isis, Horus, Amun Ra, Mut and Khonsu. After this, return to Luxor by your transport. 
 
 
If you have never experienced the wonders of the Ancient River Nile,then this wonderful opportunity to sail between Luxor and Aswan on a sleek, and modern Nile Cruise boat and visit all of the Ancient Temples en route is an outstanding way to treasure this trip of a lifetime. 
 
Day 1 - Luxor Sights - East Bank 
You will be greeted by your own personal Egyptologist Tour Guide for an incredible journey through time into the lives of the Ancient Egyptians. You will be escorted along the East bank of the Nile to the impressive and famous Temples of Luxor and Karnak, with the Avenue of Sphinx which connected the two Temples in ancient times. You will then be transferred to your Nile Cruise Boat for the rest of the day and evening,.
* Please note - There is an optional tour of the ‘Sound and Light Show’ at Karnak  Temple. 
 
Day 2 -  Luxor Sights - West Bank 
After enjoying a leisurely breakfast on board the Nile cruise boat, your expert Tour Guide will take you on a fascinating Nile journey to the West Bank of the River Nile to experience the original resting place of the world famous boy King Tutankhamun in the Valley of the Kings along with discovering the Temple of Queen Hatshepsut (the only Female Pharaoh) at El Deir EL Bahari and the two towering statues of the Colossi of Memnon. After this memorable experience on the Nile, you will return to your boat for lunch and sailing the Nile to Edfu via the famous Lock at Esna. Docking overnight at Edfu with a superb dinner on board. Includes breakfast, lunch, dinner. 
 
Day 3 - Edfu and  Kom Ombo
Your morning will start after breakfast on your Nile Cruise boat with a guided expert tour of Edfu Temple, an awe inspiring Temple dedicated to the God Horus (falcon headed God),oneof  the best preserved temples along the Nile. Following this, lunch on board your Nile cruise boat, whilst sailing on towards Kom Ombo. Once arrived, you will indulge in an interesting tour with your guide,of the Temple of Kom Ombo,  famous home of  the two Gods Sobek ( the crocodile God of fertility),  and the falcon God Haroeris, also known as Horus the Elder,(the Good Sister, a special form of Hathor).
Sailing along on your Nile journey to Aswan under the spectacular Aswan Bridge,Gateway to Nubia and Aswan City and see the wonderful sandstone rocks illuminating the ‘Tombs of the Nobles’ dating back to the Middle  Kingdom. 
 
Day 4 :disembarkation - Aswan Sightseeing
After breakfast, you will prepare to  disembark from your Nile Cruise boat. Another exciting day awaits you where you will be escorted by your expert Egyptologist Tour Guide in Aswan for an amazing tour of the Aswan High Dam, Unfinished Obelisk and the Temple of Philae in Aswan. This will conclude your Nile cruise tour. 
 
  • Private Tour 17 - Overnight El Minya from Luxor - Duration - 2 Days 
 
Day 1 -  Luxor / El Minya Tour
At 06:00 Am a Memphis Tours Representative will pick you up from your Hotel in Luxor and transfer you to El Minya, approximately 6 hours drive from Luxor. Upon arrival at El Minya you will visit the City's site of the Great Plain where Akhenaton received his divine inspiration to build his city. Lunch will be served is a quality local restaurant in El Minya, then transferred to your Hotel at El Minya. Dinner and Overnight in El Minya. Lunch and dinner included.
 
Day 02 - Beni Hassan and Tombs Tour then return Luxor
Morning after breakfast, you will be driven to Beni Hassan, where you can explore Bakhet’s Tomb (Bakhet III was the Governor of the Oryx Nome), Khnumhotep’s Tomb (Khnumhotep was a Governor under Amenemhat III in the 12th dynasty) and Khety’s Tomb (which belonged  to a Governor in the 11th dynasty).Then proceeds to visit the Northern Tombs followed by lunch in a good quality local restaurant in El Minya before driving back to your Hotel in Luxor. Breakfast and lunch included.
 
Day 1 - Luxor to Dakhla Oasis
At 05:30am,a Memphis Tours Egypt Representative will pick you up from your Hotel in Luxor to drive to Dakhla Oasis approximately 5 hours drive to visit the Roman Temple of Hibis and Nadora outside the early Christian Cemetery and Chapels painted with murals at Bagawat. Then a drive to Dakhla Oasis, where you will spend the night at an Oasis style reed hut and communal showers with basic facilities. Overnight in Dakhla. Meals: Lunch and dinner
 
Day 2 -  Dakhla Oasis to Kharga Oasis
After breakfast, enjoy a trip to the Roman temple of Deir El Hagar with its serene surroundings and the Roman burial ground of Mezzawaqqa. Following this,a visit to the Islamic Village of Al Qasr, approximately 35 km from Mut, which houses ruins of an Ayubid Mosque.Transfer to Kharga and overnight camping in Kharga Oasis. Meals: Breakfast, lunch and dinner.
 
Day 3 - Kharga Oasis to Luxor
Breakfast at the campsite and then transfer back to your hotel in Luxor. Meals: Breakfast.
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