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From Hurghada: Luxor Valley of the Kings Full-Day Trip

1. From Hurghada: Luxor Valley of the Kings Full-Day Trip

Take a day excursion from Hurghada to see some of Egypt's finest historic sites in the Luxor Valley. Benefit from complimentary pickup and drop-off and the services of an Egyptologist guide as you explore some of the most important landmarks of Ancient Egypt. After pickup from your hotel, drive to Luxor to visit the most famous monuments in Egypt, including the Temple of Karnak. Relax over lunch at a local restaurant, then board a typical Felucca boat to cross the Nile to the City of the Dead (optional). See the impressive Colossi of Memnon, the last remnants of the Temple of Amenophis III. Be enthralled by the architecture of the Valley of the Kings, and visit the temple of Hatshepsut, one of the female rulers of Ancient Egypt.

Marsa Alam: Ancient Cairo & Giza Pyramids Day Trip by Plane

2. Marsa Alam: Ancient Cairo & Giza Pyramids Day Trip by Plane

Explore fantastic Cairo on this day trip from Marsa Alam to the Pyramids. You will be picked up from your hotel in Marsa Alam and taken to Hurghada Airport. From there you will fly to Cairo, where you will be picked up and accompanied by your guide. Your Egyptologist tour guide will take you on a visit to the Great Pyramids of Cheops, Chephren, and Mykerinus. Then go to take memorable photos and to see the Sphinx with its lion body and the head of a pharaoh - the statue dates back to the reign of King Chephren. You will have lunch at a local restaurant in Cairo. After that you will have the opportunity to visit the Egyptian Museum with all its treasures from the times of the Pharaohs. It displays more than 250,000 real artifacts, including Tut Ankh Amun's treasure collection. Continue to Cairo, where you will have the opportunity to visit Khan El Khalili, Cairo's oldest bazaar. In the evening you will be transferred back to the airport and fly to Hurghada. There will be a vehicle waiting for you upon arrival, which will take you back to your hotel in Marsa Alam.

From Hurghada: Full-Day Trip to Cairo and Giza with Lunch

3. From Hurghada: Full-Day Trip to Cairo and Giza with Lunch

Discover the “City of a Thousand Minarets” on a full-day tour of Cairo, with round-trip transfers by bus from Hurghada. Relax in air-conditioned comfort on the long journey, admiring views of the Gulf of Suez. Upon arrival, your private Egyptologist guide will take you to Giza Plateau to see the oldest of the 7 Wonders of the Ancient World. Get breathtaking views of the Pyramids of Giza as you explore the mortuary temples of Cheops, Chephren, and Mykerinus. Learn the story of how the temples were constructed and hear the stories behind their legends. Continue to the Great Sphinx, the giant statue of a reclining mythical beast with a lion’s body and the face of the Pharaoh Khafre. Go to the Valley Temple opposite, attributed to the Pharaoh Khafre, and marvel at the feat of ancient engineering. Next, take a break for lunch at a local restaurant. Then, drive into central Cairo to discover the artifacts at the Egyptian Museum in Tahrir Square with fast-track entry. Designed by French architect Marcel Dourgnon, the museum’s collections exceed 120,000 masterpieces from the pre-dynastic to the Pharaonic and Greco-Roman periods. Learn about the mummification art of Ancient Egypt before your return transfer to Hurghada.

Hurghada: 3-Hour City Tour with Shopping Stops

4. Hurghada: 3-Hour City Tour with Shopping Stops

Discover the different districts of Hurghada on this city tour. Explore both the traditional old town and the new, modern city. After being picked up at your hotel in an air-conditioned vehicle, you will drive to the fishing village and visit original, simple houses that only have one floor. It feels like time stands still in this part of the city. The fishermen get up with the sunrise and go to sleep as the sun sets. Life is simple and traditional. Visit a shipyard and see how fishing boats are built and restored using traditional methods. The largest mosque in Hurghada is situated nearby. Here you can learn more about Islam, the main religion of Egypt. You will then continue to the oldest Coptic church in the city. At the end of the tour you will visit the large fruit and vegetable market before you are dropped off back at your hotel.

Hurghada: Full-Day Trip to Cairo by Plane

5. Hurghada: Full-Day Trip to Cairo by Plane

Upon arrival in Cairo you will be greeted by an Egyptologist who will accompany you throughout the tour. The tour starts in Giza, where you can marvel at the famous and impressive pyramids of Cheops, Chephren, and Mykerinos, as well as the world-renowned Sphinx.  The tour also includes a visit to the Valley Temple. After a break for a delicious lunch, the tour continues on to the Egyptian Museum. Here you can admire the treasures of the young pharaoh Tutankhamun with more than 120,000 masterpieces of Egyptian art and artifacts. In the afternoon you can enjoy shopping at the Khan el-Khalili market. At the end of the tour you’ll be transferred to the airport in Cairo to catch the flight back to Hurghada, followed by a direct transfer to your hotel.

Hurghada: Desert ATV Quad and Camel Ride Sunset Trip

6. Hurghada: Desert ATV Quad and Camel Ride Sunset Trip

Explore the magic of the Red Sea Desert by quad bike and camel ride mixed with the beauty of the sunset on this exciting trip from Hurghada. Experience local life at Bedouin Village and enjoy Bedouin tea. Start your day by getting picked up at your hotel and taken to the quad bikes, where you will have the chance to test drive and learn all the important details of the vehicle before setting off on the tour. Get into gear and conquer the sand dunes. Let the desert flash past you and feel the adrenaline rush through your body. After about an hour, reach the Bedouin Village. Relax, drink Bedouin tea, and experience the Bedouin lifestyle. Take part in a camel ride before heading back through the sand dunes to the starting point. 

From Hurghada: Luxor Overnight Tour and Hot Air Balloon Ride

7. From Hurghada: Luxor Overnight Tour and Hot Air Balloon Ride

Enjoy a convenient pick-up at your hotel in Hurghada, Visit the Temple of Karnak and admire the columned halls, chapels, and sacred lake. Enjoy lunch at a selected restaurant in Luxor before heading to the other bank of the Nile River in a traditional motorboat. Explore the City of the Dead and the Colossi of Memnon. Admire the only remains of the Temple of Amenhotep III and visit the Valley of the Kings. Discover the Temple of Hatshepsut, one of the most famous queens of ancient Egypt. At the end of the day, our guide will take you to a 5 stars Nile view hotel at Luxor to relax and refresh before enjoying a free time to admire the nightlife of the amazing Luxor, at 4 am the bus will take you to see all places that you visited on land but this time from the sky with some wonderful views of Luxor on a hot air balloon ride, enjoy breakfast at your hotel before heading back to Hurghada

Luxor: Hot Air Balloon Ride over the Valley of the Kings

8. Luxor: Hot Air Balloon Ride over the Valley of the Kings

Enjoy a 50-minute hot air balloon over the Valley of the Kings, the world’s most important archaeological site, lit up by the changing colors of the sunrise. Watch as the balloon begins to stand up and board with the assistance of the ground crew. After a gentle takeoff, you’ll become one with the wind and lose the sensation of motion. Get lost in the tranquility of ballooning, disturbed only by the noise of the burners.   Take in breathtaking views of Luxor and all its ancient temples and tombs. See the lives of farmers and other locals as you glide over fields where people irrigate their land, gather crops, and care for their animals. To ensure all passengers have an equal opportunity to see and snap some amazing photos, the pilot will be sure to rotate the balloon during the flight. Finally, your guide will teach you the proper landing position and land expertly in an empty field or desert.

From Hurghada: Full-Day Giza Pyramids Tour with Lunch

9. From Hurghada: Full-Day Giza Pyramids Tour with Lunch

Travel back in time and experience the heritage of Ancient Egypt on a full-day tour to Cairo and Giza, with transfers by air-conditioned vehicle from the Red Sea. Meet your guide and driver at your hotel, and set off on your Egyptian adventure. Sit back and relax, enjoying the impressive views along your drive to the capital. Upon arrival in Cairo, visit the famous Egyptian Museum on Tahrir Square, and discover one of the most comprehensive collections of Ancient Egyptian relics in the world. Next, head to Giza to see the pyramid complex, the oldest of the seven wonders of the ancient world and built over 4,500 years ago, including the iconic Great Pyramid of Giza — the oldest and largest of the pyramids in the complex. Visit the Great Sphinx of Giza, a famous limestone statue of a reclining sphinx with a Pharaoh's head, a mythical creature. Then, visit the Papyrus Museum and learn how Ancient Egyptians used papyrus to record the stories of their civilization, before returning to Hurghada in the evening.

From Aswan: 4-Day 3-Night All-Inclusive 5-Star Nile Cruise

10. From Aswan: 4-Day 3-Night All-Inclusive 5-Star Nile Cruise

• Day 1: Aswan Discover Egyptian culture by sailing the Nile on a 5-star cruise. Your Egyptologist guide will pick you up on time to start the tour with a visit to the Aswan High Dam. Drive over to where you'll hop on a motor boat to get to Philae Island. After a tour of the island and a visit to the temple, check in to your cruise. Snap some photos of both sides of the Nile and hear about the cultures of the Nubian and the Egyptian. Drink your tea on the sun deck while you cruise along the beautiful waters. Stop at Komombo to visit the temple and then enjoy an overnight stay aboard the boat.  • Day 2: Edfu - Esna - Luxor Enjoy breakfast on the ship and then sail over toward Edfu for a wonderful horse-drawn carriage ride to Edfu Temple. Head back to the boat and sail to Esna, passing through Esna Lock. Glide toward Luxor where the cruise will dock overnight.  • Day 3: Luxor Listen as your guide explains the history of the Valley of the Kings in detail. Afterwards, continue on a drive to discover the secrets of the Queen Hatshepsut during a visit to her temple. Discover the West Bank and visit the Howard Carter House, in which the famous English man who discovered the tomb of King Tut once lived. Take some time to relax on the boat before heading off to visit the biggest temple in the world: Karnak Temple. Drive over to see the small, beautiful temple of Luxor. Enjoy an overnight on the cruise.  • Day 4: Luxor - Departure After breakfast, end service in Luxor.

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It’s a long day! But so worth it, left the hotel at 5.30 am and buckled in for a 5 hour coach journey to Luxor. Our tour guide Nana was fantastic, she was so welcoming and friendly and certainly added to the experience. Made us feel relaxed about the barrage of street side sellers. And what to avoid so you don’t have to spend unnecessarily. The only things you’ll have to pay extra for is the Nile cruise which is great fun and drinks at the restaurant. You may also need extra cash for toilet breaks.

Being a solo girl traveler I was always afraid that something might happen to me. I loved the trip, Will was very nice and respectful. Showed marvelous places. When coming back to the hotel, the driver said he was going to drop off other passengers first (I taught it was weird since I’m the morning I was the last one being picked up). When me and the driver were alone he told me I was beautiful and asked if I wanna do something with him which made me super uncomfortable and afraid

The tour guide Nana was amazing she had a great deal of knowledge and was very efficient. It’s a long day travelling and it is really hot so take light breathable clothing and a hat/scarf for your head. All of this is absolutely worth it and I learnt a lot about Egyptian history. Take €10 for the boat trip as it isn’t included but worth it and also have change handy to use the toilets! They take any currency.

First time diving and I loved it. All the team was very kind and professional. Being a solo girl traveling I can say that I always felt very respected

Brilliant experience definitely worthwhile. Our tour guide Russia was amazing!