See Rameses and Tutankhamun Laid to Rest in Luxor on Private Tour, the city on the east bank of the Nile River in Egypt. Luxor was the old capital of Egypt, Thebes, was on the West bank of the Nile, that is where most of the tombs and ruins are.
A vital part of a visit to Egypt, on your guided private tour, see the cursed tomb of Tutankhamun, in the spectacular Valley of the Kings.
Luxor is home to the largest temple in Egypt, the vast Karnak Temple complex that holds the Great Temple within its walls. See the remains of the temples dedicated to Amun (Luxor, Karnak), best seen by horse-drawn buggy.
To the west of the Theban Mountains lies the Valley of the Queens and the Valley of the Kings. Take a private guided tour of Luxor in hot air balloon, or maybe a cruise down the Nile.
Luxor stands head and shoulders above the other towns for the absolute wealth of graves and temples of Egypt. The magnificent city of the Middle Kingdom and the New Kingdom pharaohs who started the vast burial constructions snugly concealed amid the rugged valley of the West Bank and covered the banks of the Nile with their massive building works. Read More...
On Your Guided Private Tour to Egypt See the Cursed Tomb of Tutankhamun, in the Valley of the Kings
Egypt guided private tours visit the famous Valley of The Kings. For over 500 years in the 11th to the 16th-century tombs were built for nobles and kings.
On the west bank of the Nile near Thebes, the two valleys are spectacular and breathtaking.
Home to the tomb of one of the most famous Pharos in Egyptian history the boy King Tutankhamun; this should be on your tour list.
The Mummy Tutankhamun is very unusual in that it shows unique features around the torso which you will see on your guided private tour.
Top 10 Things to Do in Luxor
Ipet-isu, The Temple of Karnak, is a city of temples built over two thousand years dedicated to the triad of Mut, Khonsu and Amun. The biggest religious building every built on over 200 acres it was a place for people to worship the Gods. The great temple is at the heart of Karnak and is quite a sight to see. On an escorted private tour you will see in awe the magnificent construction and wonder how did they do it?
Valley of the Kings
Egypt guided private tours visit all the major attractions including the famous Valley of The Kings. For over 500 years in the 11th to the 16th-century tombs were built for nobles and kings. On the west bank of the Nile near Thebes, the two valleys are spectacular and breathtaking. Home to the tomb of one of the most famous Pharos in Egyptian history Tutankhamun; this should be on your tour list.
The modern town of Luxor is the site of the famous city of Thebes (Waset, in ancient Egyptian), the City of a Hundred Gates. Take a guided private tour and see why many archaeologists believe Luxor temple to be one of the most valuable monuments of antiquities in the world. From the Luxor Temple to the Valley of the Queens this is a vast tourist attraction so take some time and plan your tour well.
The Temple of Hatshepsut
The Temple of Hatshepsut near steep cliffs facing the desert hills, the light coloured, nearly white, sandstone of the temple standing on conspicuously against the gold yellowish to light brown stone behind. The temple complex is laid out on three terraces rising from the plain, connected by ramps, which split it into a north and a south half. On a private tour you will be awestruck at its beauty.
With the famed Valley of the Kings and Temple of Deir al-Bahri the primary attractions, Medinet Habu is frequently overlooked in the West Bank excursion. However, this is certainly one of the most attractively adorned temples of Egypt and should be on any West Bank hit list. The complex consists of the great Temple of Ramses III, connected with a noble palace that has been encompassed by enclosure walls a must see private tour.
The Colossi of Memnon
Besides the road that runs towards the Nile from the Valley of the Queens and Medinet Habu are the famous colossal sculptures known as the Colossi of Memnon? Carved from tough yellowish brown sandstone quarried in the hills above Edfu. On a guided tour see how they symbolise Amenophis III once stood guard at the entry to the king's temple, of which only tiny traces are left, and seated on a cube-shaped throne.
The great mortuary temple dedicated to Amun and built by Ramses II and lies south of Deir el-Bahri. It's still an incredibly remarkable monument although only around half the first construction has survived. Throughout the Ancient Rome Imperial period, it was later immortalised by the English poet Shelley in his poem Ozymandias and was known as the Grave of Ozymandias mentioned by the historian Diodorus just beautiful.
Valley of the Queens
The tombs in the Valley of the Queens mainly belong to the 19th and 20th dynasties. A total of nearly 80 graves are known, almost all of them excavated between 1903 and 1905. A lot of the graves are without ornamentation and bare, resembling just caverns in the stone. The Valley of the Queens is the most well-known for the Tomb of Queen Nefertari. The tombs in the Valley of the Queens is the real highlight of the private tours of Luxor.
Mortuary Temple of Seti I
The mortuary temple of Seti I is devoted to Amun and also to the cult of the king's Father Ramses I. Left bare by Seti I, it was decorated by Ramesses II with beliefs and identities, which vie in quality with the current work at Abydos. The amazing Temple of Seti is a must see on your private tours of Luxor. The temple was initially 158 meters long, but all that now remains is fragments of pylons, the courts and sanctuary with its different halls and chambers.
The Temple of Horus at Edfu
This 2,000-year old Temple of Horus is almost entirely intact, the history of this building and its description are outlined in lengthy inscriptions on the outside the enclosure wall. Its relative youth, when compared to the temples of Luxor, suggests that it is in far better shape and remains among the finest locations in Egypt to see the splendour of ancient Egyptians.
Travel Tips for Luxor
Best Time To Visit Luxor
Luxor from March to April and from October to November is the best time to book your private tour. These months have comfortable temperatures, fewer crowds and low hotel rates on most days of the week. Winter is by far the most popular time to visit Egypt's capital because the days are warm and sunny and the evenings are cool and breezy. If you're planning a trip between December and February, you can expect swarms of tourists.
Typical Costs in Luxor
For a budget traveller, Luxor is the place to visit, It’s one of those places with more or less parallel systems, with luxury travellers having plenty to choose from but backpacker types can also find good hotels and reasonably priced meals. All private tours and trips from Luxor are usually negotiable in price, be prepared to bargain hard for the best deals.
Know Before Visiting Luxor
Any preconceived notions you had of Luxor will be blown out of the water when you book your private tours. No amount of books can prepare you for the spectacular tours. Classed as one of the safest countries to travel to (tourist police are everywhere) Egypt has targeted visitors with lots of little additional extras on any booked tours. FYI bring your own toilet paper seriously it does not exist in Egypt!!!
Weather in Luxor
The Annual Weather Averages in Luxor are that July is the hottest month with temperatures hitting 28oC and the coldest and wettest month is January at only 14oC. In the high season, the sunshine is out for a total of 14hours WOW! So bring your suncream, hat and walking shoes and off you go.