3 Days in Luxor: Suggested Itineraries

By Viator, June 2015

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To visit beautiful Luxor is to be part of one of the oldest traditions. People have been touring this amazing Egyptian city since the ancient Greek and Roman eras. To have that kind of longevity there must be a remarkable draw, so it’s no wonder then that Luxor is referred to as the world’s greatest open-air museum.

Day 1: Welcome to Luxor

Upon arrival, you’ll find Luxor divided into three areas: Luxor, Karnak, and Thebes. To see all three easily, consider an adventure in an exotic locale and take a hot air balloon flight over your arid new surroundings. A private tour of the East Bank will give you an insider view of some of the most impressive temples in upper Egypt with your own Egyptologist guide.

Day 2: Exploring Egypt

Round off your exploration of the varying avenues and temples of Luxor with a comprehensive West Bank Tour. A step back in time to the days of pharaohs and slaves, and the grizzly stories of bandits and tomb raiders of Tutankhamen should set your hairs on end.  Grab lunch at a local vendor and relax in the hot sands before an evening with the spectacular Sound and Light show which takes you through an audio and visual history of the city, its rulers, and their regal, interweaving pasts.

Day 3: Waterways Away From Luxor

So much arid beauty surrounds this Saharan gem of a city, that you should not miss this iconic landscape. Consider a luxury cruise with private guides on perhaps the most famous rivers in all the world, the Nile, in either 8 or 5 day excursions. Truly an unforgettable experience worth writing many a postcard about. Additionally, you could take a car or boat to Dendera from Luxor and see the Temples of Hathor, Isis, and the Coptic Basilica. Routinely lauded as one of the best trips in the area, any diversion from Luxor is sure to be a good one.

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5-Day Nile River Cruise from Luxor to Aswan with Optional Private Guide

4.5 star rating: Recommended 24 Reviews

Enjoy the beautiful scenery as you cruise the Nile on a 5-day journey from Luxor to Aswan. You also have the opportunity to upgrade to a private guided tour so ...  Read more

Location: Luxor, concludes Aswan, Egypt
Duration: 5 days (approx.)

From USD $347.00

Best 8-Day Nile River Cruise from Luxor Including Aswan and Optional Private Guide

4 star rating: Recommended 16 Reviews

Spend eight days on a voyage down the beautiful and romantic Nile River on a cruise from Luxor to Aswan and explore the historic temples, tombs and relics of ...  Read more

Location: Luxor, Egypt
Duration: 8 days (approx.)

From USD $453.00

Private Tour: Luxor West Bank, Valley of the Kings and Hatshepsut Temple

4.5 star rating: Recommended 107 Reviews

Tour the most famous sites on Luxor's West Bank in the company of an expert private guide. You'll step back into Egypt's ancient history at the Valley of the ...  Read more

Location: Luxor, Egypt
Duration: 4 hours (approx.)

From USD $54.00

Private Tour: Luxor East Bank, Karnak and Luxor Temples

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 67 Reviews

Take a half-day private tour with a qualified Egyptologist guide exploring the East Bank of Luxor. You'll see two of the most impressive temples in Upper Egypt ...  Read more

Location: Luxor, Egypt
Duration: 3 hours (approx.)

From USD $47.00

Hot Air Balloon Flight Over Luxor West Bank and Nile River

4.5 star rating: Recommended 25 Reviews

For unbeatable views of Luxor's famous temples, take a hot-air balloon flight over the Nile River's west bank. Away from the crowds in the peaceful glow of ...  Read more

Location: Luxor, Egypt
Duration: 1.5 - 2 hours

From USD $187.00

Karnak Sound and Light Show with Private Transport

4.5 star rating: Recommended 33 Reviews

Experience the beauty of the Temples of Karnak illuminated against the darkness of night as the pharaohs of the New Kingdom take you on a journey into Ancient ...  Read more

Location: Luxor, Egypt
Duration: 1.5 - 2 hours

From USD $38.00

Private Tour: Dendara from Luxor

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 9 Reviews

Travel from Luxor to Dendara either by road in an air conditioned vehicle or by boat along the Nile River to see the well preserved Temple of Hathor, Temple ...  Read more

Location: Luxor, Egypt
Duration: 12 hours (approx.)

From USD $30.00

East Bank Tour Luxor and Karnak Temple from Luxor

You will visit Karnak Temple of God Amon, Mut (Amon Wife) and Khonsu Their Son and Luxor Temple.

Location: Luxor, Egypt
Duration: 3 hours (approx.)

From USD $50.00

Private Tour to the Temple of Kom Ombo and Edfu from Luxor

Full private day tour from Luxor to see the Temple of Edfu and the Temple of Kom Ombo. You will be guided by a licensed Egyptologist tour guide and transported ...  Read more

Location: Luxor, Egypt
Duration: 8 hours (approx.)

From USD $138.00

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