Breakfast at your hotel in Luxor, and then your Egyptologist tour guide will pick you up and start your Luxor east and west bank day tour. Your first stop will be at the two Colossi of Memnon, the only remains of the Mortuary Temple of Amenhotep III (1390–1352 B.C).
Head to visit the Valley of the Kings, the largest burial ground for most of the royal pharaohs and powerful nobles of the New Kingdom of ancient Egypt (from 1550 to 1080 B.C). You will visit 3 tombs excluding the Tomb of King Tutankhamun, Seti I and Ramses VI (Extra ticket on spot).
Proceed to the Temple of Queen Hatshepsut, considered one of the most successful rulers of ancient Egypt. The temple is considered to be a masterpiece of ancient architecture. Its three massive terraces rise above the desert floor and into the cliffs of Deir el-Bahari. Both the setting and the construction of her temple make it unique among the landmarks of Egypt.
Enjoy Lunch at a good quality local restaurant, and then move on to explore the east bank of the Nile in Luxor. Visit Karnak Temple, the largest ancient religious complex ever constructed in Egypt. Entering the complex through a ram-headed avenue of sphinxes and uncover a vast array of temples, chapels, pylons and other ancient buildings as you soak up the unique atmosphere and let your imagination run wild as you learn about cult and beliefs in Ancient Egypt.
Continue to Luxor Temple, you will enter the temple through the great pylon where two enormous statues of Ramses II still stand, along with a pink granite obelisk (its mate stands in the Place de la Concorde in Paris, France). The Temple Of Luxor was built by Amenhotep III during the 18th Dynasty and was completed by Ramesses II during the 19th Dynasty. Later you will be transferred back to your hotel in Luxor.
Optional: You have the choice to rise very early to see the West Bank of Luxor from above on an optional Sunrise hot air balloon ride.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch