PRIVATE Day Trip to Luxor by Bus From Marsa Alam


12 Hours

Tour Type

Historical and cultural

Group Size

40 persons


Marsa Alam


Mesmerizing journey to Karnak Temple to discover the mysteries that lie within its towering pillars and massive sphinxes.

What do 134 massive columns, an enormous obelisk and an impressive avenue of sphinxes have in common?

Answer: they are all part of the captivating Karnak Temple complex! Are you ready to explore the awe-inspiring beauty and history of Karnak?

Welcome to the Karnak temple tour - an unforgettable experience to explore ancient Egyptian temples and architecture. The tour will take you on a journey to discover the mystical Karnak temple, followed by a scrumptious lunch in a local restaurant, and finally, visiting the marvels of the West Bank of the River Nile - the Valley of the Kings, Colossal of Memnon, and the Temple of Hatshepsut.

The journey to Karnak temple begins with a comfortable car ride from your hotel, accompanied by an experienced tour guide who would take you through the history of the temple. On arrival, behold the spectacular entrance of Karnak temple with a grand Obelisk, and two colossal statues of Ramses II at the entrance.

As soon as you enter the temple complex, your eyes will be met with the great court of the temple, the largest religious court ever built in ancient times. It is so massive that the St. Peter's Basilica in Rome can fit inside it. One can only imagine the ceremonies and festivals that would have taken place here back in the day.

Discover the grand columns of the Hypostyle Hall, a forest of 134 columns in 16 rows, supported by breathtaking 70-foot-high columns with elaborate carvings on every surface to make them more picturesque. These columns have survived centuries, and it is a remarkable feat of engineering that they still stand tall today.

Explore the sacred lake, situated in the eastern part of the temple complex. This lake played a significant role in the ceremonies, rituals, and festivals of the temple. It was believed that the lake represented the primordial ocean, where the first creation of the universe took place according to the Egyptian creation story.

After exploring the temple complex, you will be treated to a delicious lunch in a local restaurant. Savor the traditional Egyptian cuisine, including falafel, shawarma, hummus, fresh bread, and much more, all cooked with fresh ingredients native to the region. Enjoy the flavors of Egypt at your leisure and refresh yourself for the next chapter of your adventure.

The tour continues with crossing the Nile and visiting the West Bank, the land of the dead, where we would explore the grand tombs of the great pharaohs. Discover the Valley of the Kings, nestled in the Theban Hills, with numerous tombs of the pharaohs, including the tomb of King Tutankhamun, the most famous and had the earliest excavations upon its discovery. 

Walk around the area and soak in the entire aura of the valley of the Kings. Pass the Colossi of Memnon, two gigantic statues of Amenophis III, stood guard at the entrance of the temple, but now, only ruins of the temple remain. 

While in the West Bank, we would end our journey by visiting the exquisite Temple of Hatshepsut, located at Deir El Bahri, in a magnificent setting of cliffs rising to the desert plateau. Wonder at the terraces of the temple, one of the most outstanding historical sites in Egypt, with unique architecture and an interesting history that is a must-see. at the end of your tour, you will be returned to your hotel in Marsa Alam.

In conclusion, the Karnak temple tour is an experience of a lifetime that offers a unique opportunity to explore the ancient wonders of Egypt, understand the history behind the architectural marvels, and taste the unique flavors of Egyptian cuisine. So, pack your bags, gear up, and join us on this exciting journey through the heart of Egypt.


  • Experience the Temple of Karnak, the largest temple ever constructed
  • Have a delicious lunch at a restaurant
  • See the two statues of Amenhotep III
  • Visit the royal tombs in the Valley of the Kings
  • Discover the life of a female Pharaoh at Hatshepsut temple


Day trip to Luxor
Transportation in an air-conditioned vehicle
Hotel pick-up and drop off
Tour guide
Entrance fees to all the attractions mentioned in the itinerary
Lunch at a quality local restaurant
Soft drinks in the vehicle
Service charges and taxes
Drinks at the restaurant
Personal expenses


How long will the tour take?
he tour starts at 7:00 am and ends at around 6:00 pm. So, you can expect it to last for around 11 hours.
What is included in the tour?
The tour includes transportation from Marsa Alam to Luxor, an English-speaking tour guide, entrance fees to Karnak Temple, the Valley of the Kings, the Colossi of Memnon, and the Temple of Hatshepsut. Additionally, a traditional Egyptian lunch is included at a local restaurant.
What should I wear?
It is recommended that you wear comfortable shoes and clothes, as the tour will involve some walking and standing. Additionally, it is advisable to bring a hat, sunglasses, and sunscreen to protect yourself from the sun.
Is the tour suitable for children?
Yes, the tour is suitable for children. However, please bear in mind that some parts of Karnak Temple and the other sites require walking, and younger children may tire easily.
Is the tour wheelchair accessible?
Unfortunately, some parts of Karnak Temple and the other sites are not wheelchair accessible. However, please let us know in advance if you or a member of your group has mobility issues and we will do our best to accommodate you.
How do I book the tour?
You can book the tour by contacting us via email or phone after booking the tour itself by clicking the book now button. in case, you have any special requests please let us know by clicking the ENQUIRY button and then filling in the form. We recommend booking in advance to avoid disappointment, as the tours can fill up quickly.
We hope these answers were helpful. Please let us know if you have any further questions or concerns. We look forward to welcoming you on our Luxor Day Tour to Karnak Temple!

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      - 200$
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      - 300$
    • 6 - 12 guests :
      - 420$
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