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Avenue of Sphinxes Tours and Activities

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Avenue of Sphinxes

The Avenue of Sphinxes was the site of ceremonial processions and originally connected the temples of Luxor and Karnak, although it is considerably more recent than either of those sites, dating to around 380 BC. It stretched some 1.5 miles (2.7 kilometers) and would once have had 1,350 sphinxes lining its sides. Around half of those have been uncovered, with many reworked by later civilizations or sitting in museums. Much of the avenue itself is covered by modern buildings.

There are dozens of examples in various states of preservation forming the immediate approach to each temple. Some of them bear the cat-like features of the famous Great Sphinx at Giza, others have rams’ heads. The entire avenue is the subject of a major ongoing excavation project.

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The visible parts of the Avenue of Sphinxes form the main approaches to both the Karnak Temple and the more centrally located Luxor Temple.

Address: Luxor, Nile River Valley, Egypt
Admission: Free
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One package Luxor Hot Air Balloon with Luxor Full Day Tour

One package Luxor Hot Air Balloon with Luxor Full Day Tour

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Sailing over Luxor in a hot air balloon lets you see the full scope of the archaeological site, a perspective that’s impossible to get from the ground. This tour departs every morning for an unforgettable ride over one of the world’s largest open-air museums. Included breakfast and hotel pickup make the early-morning start a little easier.
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  • 7 to 9 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$139.80
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$139.80
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2 Day Luxor Highlights Tour from Safaga to Luxor

2 Day Luxor Highlights Tour from Safaga to Luxor

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Discover the ancient glories of Luxor on this private 2-day tour from Safaga, including overnight hotel accommodation and round-trip transport. Enjoy the desert views on route to Luxor, once the ancient royal city of Thebes. Spend the rest of the day and the next exploring the East Bank’s magnificent Karnak and Luxor Temple, and the Valley of the Kings, Colossi of Memnon and Temple of Ramses II on the West Bank. Learn fascinating facts about each site from a private Egyptologist guide, and enjoy half-board 3-star hotel accommodation in Luxor.
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  • 2 days
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$256.42
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$256.42

Private Full-Day Luxor Highlights East and West Banks

Private Full-Day Luxor Highlights East and West Banks

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Make the most of your time in Luxor on a full-day, private tour that explores the highlights of the East Bank and West Bank. You'll see the Temple of Karnak, Luxor Temple, the Theban Necropolis, the Valley of the Kings, and the Temple of Ramses III, a favorite for brilliant art and well-preserved architecture. Traveling in the comfort of a private, climate-controlled vehicle, you will have the flexibility to enjoy Luxor sites at your own pace, with door-to-door transport, lunch, and all entrance fees included.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$103.00
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$103.00
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One Day Sunrise Balloon, Sunset Felucca ride, Luxor full-day tour

One Day Sunrise Balloon, Sunset Felucca ride, Luxor full-day tour

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Early morning I Like Egypt Tours representative will pick you up to enjoy air balloon riding. Transfer to marine enjoy Soft drinks before you take the motorboat to the west bank, then you will be transferred to the take-off area of a balloon ride in the sky of the biggest open-air museum( Luxor ). The "Balloon Ride" trip departs every day, however, confirmation in advance is still highly recommended. The balloon ride takes 45 minutes, before your land again. Discover Luxor’s East Bank and West Bank on a full-day, private tour that gives you the flexibility to explore each destination at your own pace. Immerse yourself in Luxor's ancient history at the Valley of the Kings, Temple of Hatshepsut, Colossi of Memnon, Karnak and Luxor Temple.then Sunset Fulucaa Sailing boat Nile River. • Sunrise Hot Air balloon ride • Private tour ensures personalized service. • Cover key highlights in a single day of sightseeing. •pickup and drop-off at your hotel or cruise ship by VIP 1st Class Car.
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  • 7 to 9 hours
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$153.85
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Full Day Tour to Best Monuments of Luxor from Luxor

Full Day Tour to Best Monuments of Luxor from Luxor

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Discover Luxor’s most important monuments during this full-day private tour. Visit the Karnak Temple, the largest place of worship ever built, the Luxor Temple, the Necropolis of Thebes, the Valley of the Kings, the Temple of Ramses III, and much more. Learn about the fascinating history of ancient Egypt from your Egyptologist tour guide and sample the cuisine with a lunch at a local establishment.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$114.00
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Private The Best of Luxor in 2 Days from Luxor

Private The Best of Luxor in 2 Days from Luxor

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See the best that Luxor has to offer on this private 2-day tour. Visit the Valley of the Kings and a number of important ancient temples, including the Karnak Temple, with an Egyptologist to explain their significance and histories. Discover antiquities and treasures from ancient Egypt at the Luxor Museum, including artifacts from King Tut’s tomb, and a possibility to enjoy a hot air balloon ride over the city—not included.
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  • 2 days
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$148.00
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$148.00
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Full Day Historical Tour in Luxor

Full Day Historical Tour in Luxor

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Unlock the mystery of Tutankhamun, the world’s most famous boy king, during this full-day, adventure-filled tour. Enter the tomb where he has lain for millennia, and come face-to-face with the well-preserved mummy. All entrance fees are included, and you’ll cover all the top highlights, including the temples of Karnak and Luxor. Tours include transportation in an air-conditioned minivan, a private Egyptologist guide, and tasty lunch.
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  • 8 hours
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$130.00
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$130.00
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Private Luxor Highlights in Two Days

Private Luxor Highlights in Two Days

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Explore all that Luxor has to offer on this comprehensive 2-day tour of the area. Visit key landmarks like the Valley of the Kings, the Temple of Ramses III, Karnak Temple, and much more. Listen to informative commentary from your Egyptologist guide as you walk around these ancient monuments. Upgrade your experience to include a hot air balloon ride over the Valley of the Kings for the ultimate adventure.
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  • 2 days
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$143.00
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$143.00
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Nile Cruise from Luxor to Aswan: 5 Days including the Visit of Abu Simbel Temple

Nile Cruise from Luxor to Aswan: 5 Days including the Visit of Abu Simbel Temple

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Rather that traveling by dusty roads from Luxor to Aswan, tackling heavy traffic along the way, embark on a relaxing Nile cruise. Led by an Egyptologist guide, this 5-day-long cruise includes accommodation and meals, as well as visits to sites including the Necropolis of Thebes, the Temple of Kom Ombo, and Abu Simbel.
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  • 5 days
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$1,025.65
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Private Guided Day Tour From Luxor To The East and West Bank

Private Guided Day Tour From Luxor To The East and West Bank

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Experience the highlights of the Nile’s West and East Banks on this private day trip from Luxor. Admire the soaring columns, halls and sanctuaries of breathtaking Karnak and Luxor Temple on the East Bank. Then, switch your sights to the mountain tombs of the Valley of the Kings, and stunning Temple of Hatshepsut, Colossi of Memnon and Temple of Ramses III on the West Bank. As you explore, hear tales of the pharaohs and peoples who built these masterpieces some 4,000 years ago from your very own, private, informative Egyptologist guide.
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  • 8 hours
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$112.00
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Sound and Light Show Karnak Temple

Sound and Light Show Karnak Temple

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Book tickets and transfers in advance for the celebrated Luxor Sound and Light Show at the city’s vast Temple of Karnak. Learn the history of ancient Egypt in an awe-inspiring illuminated spectacle that utilizes the majesty of the Avenue of Sphinxes and the Sacred Lake. Your package includes round-trip transfers from your Luxor hotel.
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  • 2 hours
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$56.25
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One package Hot Air Balloon with Luxor Private Full Day Tour

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One package Hot Air Balloon with Luxor Private Full Day Tour

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Enjoy Hot air balloon and private full day luxor tour on one package including private transportation with our professional guides Luxor hot air balloon ride Get a bird’s eye perspective on the archaeological site Light breakfast and tea included All transportation included with hotel pickup and drop-off
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  • 7 hours
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$90.77
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Luxor East Bank's Best Sights from Luxor

Luxor East Bank's Best Sights from Luxor

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See the best sights on Luxor's East Bank with an Egyptologist during this 5-hour private tour. Explore the Karnak Temple complex, including the Avenue of the Sphinxes and Sacred Lake. At the Luxor Museum, see artifacts from Tutankhamun's tomb and the impressive statue of Sobek, the crocodile god. Continue to Luxor Temple, dedicated to the Theben Triad of Amun-Ra, Mut and Khonsu. Hear engaging, informative commentary from your Egyptologist guide on the way. All entrance fees and round-trip transportation from Luxor hotels are included.
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  • 5 hours
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$82.00
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$82.00
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Private Day Tour to Luxor from Cairo by Plane

Private Day Tour to Luxor from Cairo by Plane

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Explore Luxor's East and West Banks at your own pace with this private tour, led by a Japanese-speaking Egyptologist guide. Ideal for groups with Japanese speakers, this tour covers all of the area's most important attractions, including the Valley of the Kings, the Temple of Hatshepsut, the Colossi of Memnon, the Temple of Karnak, and Luxor Temple, all in the comfort of an air-conditioned vehicle.
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  • 12 hours
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$501.54
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$501.54
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2 Half Days Tour in Luxor

2 Half Days Tour in Luxor

This tour shows all of the best monument Luxor has to offer. If you have limited time, then this is the tour for you to see all the sights that are not to be missed, in just one day. The tour also includes hotel pickup and drop-off for your convenience.Day 1 Day 2 1. Karnak Temples. 2.Hypostyle Hall Karank Temples 3. Obelisks of Queen Hatshepsut 4. Obelisks of King Tutomosis I And more 5.Luxor Temple. 6.Avenue of Sphinxes, Luxor. 7. 15 Granite statues of King Ramses the Great. 8. Obelisks of Ramses ll (the smaller one closer to the west is now at the Place de la Concorde in Paris) 9. Statue of King Tut (Tutankhamen) & His Wife And more - At the site you will get information from your Egyptologist tour guide and you will get free time to explore the ancient monuments by yourself.
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  • 2 days
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$82.06
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Private Guided Tour to East Bank Including Karnak and Luxor Temples

Private Guided Tour to East Bank Including Karnak and Luxor Temples

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Discover the must-sees of the Nile’s East Bank and gain deep insight into their history on this private 4-hour trip from Luxor. With your own qualified Egyptologist guide to provide context and detail, head to Karnak to explore this magnificent temple ensemble, whose origins date back to 2,000 BC. See the towering columns, sphinxes and sanctuaries as your guide shares tales of the 30 pharoahs who built the complex. Then, continue to atmospheric Luxor Temple, whose ornate statues and intimate chambers make a wonderful contrast to Karnak's scale.
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  • 4 hours
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$51.00
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Full Day Luxor Tour with Hot Air Balloon Ride w/Guide Lunch

Full Day Luxor Tour with Hot Air Balloon Ride w/Guide Lunch

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Explore the important landmarks and attractions of the East Bank and Luxor Temple during this 2-hour private tour from Luxor. With your dedicated Egyptologist guide, tour the Luxor Temple, dedicated to the Theben Triad of Amun-Ra, Mut and Khonsu. See the impressive granite statues of Ramses the Great and enjoy free time to explore on your own. Learn about the history and archaeology of the area through your guide's informative commentary. All entrance fees and round-trip transportation from Luxor are included. 
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  • 10 hours
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$205.13
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$205.13

8 Hours Tour to see East and West Banks of Luxor with Lunch and Guide...

8 Hours Tour to see East and West Banks of Luxor with Lunch and Guide...

Day tour to see the Best highlights of ancient Luxor with Lunch and Guide This tour shows all of the best monument Luxor has to offer. If you have limited time, then this is the tour for you to see all the sights that are not to be missed, in just one day. The tour also includes 1. Valley of the Kings, 2. Temple of Hatshepsut at Deir el Bahari, 3. Colossi of Memnon 4. Karnak Temple, Luxor 5. Luxor Temple, Luxor 6. Avenue of Sphinxes, Luxor 7. Tomb of Ramses VI, 8. Tomb of Ramses III, Luxor, 9. Tomb of King Tutankhamun (Tut) 10.Lunch
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  • 8 hours
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$51.29
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Private 2 Day Tour to Egypt's Famous Royal Tombs and Temples

Private 2 Day Tour to Egypt's Famous Royal Tombs and Temples

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Anyone who’s serious about ancient Egyptian history will want to give Luxor at least two days. On this private door-to-door tour, spend your first day exploring the mystery of Tutankhamun—including entering his original tomb—with stops at the Colossi of Memnon and the temple of the female pharaoh, Hatshepsut. On day two, rejoin your private guide to explore the temples of Karnak and Luxor, and the world-class Luxor Museum.
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  • 2 days
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$133.34
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$133.34
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Nile Cruise Holiday from Luxor to Aswan 4 Nights 5 Days

Nile Cruise Holiday from Luxor to Aswan 4 Nights 5 Days

Spend 5 days and 4 nights relaxing on a leisurely Nile River cruise from Luxor to Aswan on full board accommodation. Accompanied by your Egyptologist tour guide, you'll explore the wonders of ancient Egypt. All you need do is sit back and enjoy the scenery. Your Nile cruise features a swimming pool with a sun-lounger terrace, opulent lounge and bar, reading areas and a discotheque. Your luxurious cabin offers panoramic views, an en-suite shower room, individually controlled air-conditioning, TV, minibar, climate control and telephone. The restaurant offers a mix of local and international buffet-style cuisine. You can enjoy drinks while soaking up the sun by the pool bar. Room service is available 24 hours.
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  • 5 days
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$900.00
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$900.00

Day tour to see the Best highlights of ancient Luxor with Lunch and Guide

Day tour to see the Best highlights of ancient Luxor with Lunch and Guide

Day tour to see the Best highlights of ancient Luxor with Lunch and Guide This tour shows all of the best monument Luxor has to offer. If you have limited time, then this is the tour for you to see all the sights that are not to be missed, in just one day. The tour also includes 1. Valley of the Kings, 2. Temple of Hatshepsut at Deir el Bahari, 3. Colossi of Memnon 4. Karnak Temple, Luxor 5. Luxor Temple, Luxor 6. Avenue of Sphinxes, Luxor 7. Tomb of Ramses VI, 8. Tomb of Ramses III, Luxor, 9. Tomb of King Tutankhamun (Tut) 10.Lunch
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  • 8 hours
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$51.29
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 Luxor East Bank: Karnak and Luxor Temples

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Luxor East Bank: Karnak and Luxor Temples

Visit the temples on the East Bank of luxor; known as the city of the living. Explore Karnak temple and luxor temple with a qualified Egyptology tour guide. See the avenue of Sphinxes; once linked the two temples in the first place where it was discovered. Take it easy with private door-to-door transfer at your Luxor hotel by an A/C vehicle.
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  • 3 hours
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$52.25
$55.00
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$55.00
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Luxor Full Day tour from Luxor Airport with Lunch and Guide

Luxor Full Day tour from Luxor Airport with Lunch and Guide

Day tour to see the Best highlights of ancient Luxor with Lunch and Guide This tour shows all of the best monument Luxor has to offer. If you have limited time, then this is the tour for you to see all the sights that are not to be missed, in just one day. The tour also includes 1. Valley of the Kings, 2. Temple of Hatshepsut at Deir el Bahari, 3. Colossi of Memnon 4. Karnak Temple, Luxor 5. Luxor Temple, Luxor 6. Avenue of Sphinxes, Luxor 7. Tomb of Ramses VI, 8. Tomb of Ramses III, Luxor, 9. .Lunch
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$123.08
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$123.08
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Hot Air Balloon with Luxor Full Day 5 Tours With Sailing Felucca

Hot Air Balloon with Luxor Full Day 5 Tours With Sailing Felucca

Egypt Hot Air Balloon Trip In Luxor. The Hot Air Balloon Trip is an amazing way to see the world’s largest open-air museum. Early pickup from your hotel will take you to the balloon over Luxor in the morning, a light breakfast and tea will be included. start your great day to visit the Valley Of The Kings, the magnificence of the grandeur of architecture which was used for burial, there are many kings buried in this valley. then Queen Hatshepsut temple which was built by Queen Hatshepsut, who ruled Egypt about 20 years during the 18th Dynasty, the only pharaonic woman who reigned ancient Egypt. Then continue your day Tour to The Colossi of Memnon which is remains of the mortuary temple of Amenhotep III. then go to have your lunch (optional) and after lunch tour to visit Karnak Temple, the greatest example of worship in the history, dedicated to the God Amo. Finish your day tour by visiting the Temple Of Luxor, after that will transfer you back to your hotel or Nile Cruise in Luxor.
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  • 7 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$179.49
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$179.49
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