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See Luxor’s temples, tombs and monuments on a full-day tour to the East and West Banks of the Nile with an Egyptologist guide, and explore the highlights of this ancient world. Discover royal crypts in the Valley of the Kings then visit the elegant Temple of Queen Hatshepsut, Egypt’s first female pharaoh. Take in the lonely colossi of Memnon and cross the Nile for lunch at a local restaurant; walk stone paths through the sprawling Karnak Temple then follow an imposing sphinx-lined road into Luxor, Upper Egypt’s ‘southern sanctuary.’
We started out going to the colossi of Memnon and then on to the valley of the Kings, going into the tombs of Tutankhamun, Merenptah, one of the Rameses and one more pharaoh sorry, didn't think about writing down the names at the time. The tomb of Tutankhamun was smaller than I expected, which is also naturally explained by the fact that the tombs were constructed during the reign of the king, so the longer the reign the bigger the tomb. I think I wouldn't go into Tut's tomb if I came back, but I don't regret that I did it. I found the other tombs included in the entry-ticket more interesting though. Then we went on to the mortuary temple of Hatshepsut which for me was the highlight of the west bank. After this we headed over to Karnak which was the highlight of the whole day for me, and then on to the Luxor temple which is very similar in style to Karnak. Our guide Marianne was very flexible, friendly and could answer all of our questions very well, and we even managed to fit some extra activities into our schedule. I highly recommend this trip for those short on time, but if I had a day extra I think I would have preferred to divide it into one day for the west bank and one day for the east bank, since I felt the time on the west side of the Nile was a little short and there were more ancient remains I had read about that I would have liked to see obviously prioritizing Karnak and the Luxor temple was still the right thing to do.
An excellent tour which allowed me to see key sights such as the Valley of the Kings, Hatshepsut memorial temple, Karnak temple and Luxor temple in one day. Ismail was a superb guide: gave me a great introduction to ancient Egypt, answered all my questions and took photos for me much appreciated as I was travelling on my own. I didn't feel at all rushed and also had time to wander around by myself after his explanations. Actually seeing the Valley of the Kings and the tombs was a highlight - made all those years of reading about it come to life! My husband was unexpectedly able to join us in the afternoon and I really appreciated the flexibility Ismail and the company showed so that we could alter the itinerary and pick him up. However, this was also an excellent option for solo travellers - safe, reliable, and pick ups, meals etc were all as planned. The professionalism and knowledge of my guide were outstanding and this was a great way to see Luxor.
Awesome tourguide - could not do enough. Will highly reccommend Emo tours in Egypt - they are awesome, in Luxor as well as in Cairo.
We joined one day private tour managed by Emo tours, with great guide named Mrs Nermeen. Thats really great memory and good time. She is really friendly, kindness, and great fluently English. Also great knowledge and experience as guide. its really easy understand to know about each tourist places. we are completely happy to spend day, and great delicious lunch with her.
Regarding of temperature, its quite crazy hot, but she always take care for us. we appreciate to her in the tour.
Its a wonderful experience.
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