Luxor: Full or Half-Day East and West Bank Tours
- Pickup available
- Duration options: 4 - 9 hours
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I went from Hurghada to Luxor during the Covid-19 Pandemic in December 2020 (2tourists,1 driver,1guide). All in all I was very happy that I could do this trip. However, there are some things you should be aware of before choosing to go with this organization. Pick up 05:30am +drop at 21:00pm. The car was very very small and uncomfortable for 4 people and a ride of 4h per way! I would have expected a more comfortable car for this price. you spend at least 10hours in the car. We added a boat trip in Luxor on the Nile river (17€ per person for 30min), which was absolutely overpriced! I read online that ppl pay 10€ normally but the guide asked us to pay 17€ per Person and didn't negotiate. Do not book a boat-trip, only choose to use the boat as a ferry to cross the river to have lunch on the other side. The guide tries to explain everything but sometimes he does not have the correct facts, which is a bit sad. But he was entertaining, which is nice. Have fun and take care!
Great experiece. Entertaining woman guide, very nice drivers, which do not lose their or out time, drived well and fast. I do appreciate the presence of personal security guy, which helped group to feel safe and secure from local bussines men, which were realy rude and annoying. Well organizated, I payed full price for trip and entries, I had to pay only the toilet fees, which noboby can be protected from... anywhere. My kids were treated kindly and friendly. Thanx so much. Can be only recomended. Elizabeth
Omar and Ramadan were excellent guides and pilots. We spent the most time in the air when compared to all the other balloons on this day. Landing further away from the airfield gave an amazing experience flying over monuments and houses with villagers looking up and waving as they ate their breakfast. When we landed next to a school the children came running out to watch. The balloon was safe and well maintained. Thank you Omar and Ramadan for giving an experience to our family that will last a lifetime.
Good drivers, the guide was also very open and provided useful information. The mini bus is in a very good condition and was very clean. Even the capacity for was about 15, we were only 6 tourists. Booked the trip one day before. Communication with the travel agent was as well very good. The total value of the additional entries was 580 egipt pounds(Karnak, Valley of the kings and hatshepsut). Is better to have local money and not usd or eur, as they adjust the rate in their favor.
The driver was very punctual at the hotel reception at 5 a.m. He was a very good driver, knowing every details of the road by head. We felt very safe with him during the whole trip. The local guide, Mohammed, was a fantastic guide, well prepared, with a huge lexical knowledge. We learned a lot from him about the history, hieroglyph writing. We always had a lot of time at all location, stops.