want individualised tours using local guides and drivers are welcome to book trips with us
whether they are staying at our properties or not. Our tours are popular with people who want
a more personal approach, families who want the guide to involve the children, serious
historians who want to spend a long time at a site, returning visitors who want a more detailed
visit and of course people that wish to pass their tourist dollar direct into the local economy.
Our Luxor base enables us to offer tours
to all of Upper Egypt covering Dendera, Abydos, Esna, Edfu, Aswan, Abu Simbel and middle Egypt locations
of Minya, Beni Hasan and Tel al Amarna. Our partners enable us to provide a wider range of options such
as Cairo, Alexandria and the Desert, Western Oasis’s.
Although many of our guests want the
standard tours some of them have given us a challenge which we have been delighted to meet. If you want
something unusual please don't hesitate to set us your challenge. These are some of the past challenges:
A 3 day trip into the Western desert looking
for petroglyths. This was a total off road experience with use of GPS and a back up vehicle.
Helping the First Descent of the Nile team on their
stop over in Luxor. They were making an IMAX film which was released February 2005.
Two days down to Minya to visit Beni Hassan and Tel
el Amarna, this trip was a long drive to Minya. A police escort was necessary but these can be arranged. The town
of Minya is a delight after the hassle of walking down the Corniche in Luxor.
To the War Graves at Port Suez to pay respect to a
relative. This involved getting directions from the War Graves Commission and then actually finding the place in
A month now
since we left Luxor but we all talk about it frequently. Thank you for an excellent stay in your very delightful
Luxor flat, which by the way was larger & lovelier than your photos might indicate. The desert travel assistance
you provided was first rate, with Suleiman's logistical & navigational skills A1*. I shall be contacting you
shortly to ask if I can book again, including some more desert nights.
For full details of all our tours please email
Luxor is the
richest historical site in Egypt with a wealth of tombs and temples from the 12th Dynasty onwards. Tourists
having been visiting Luxor (Thebes) for thousands of years and you can find graffiti from Ancient Egyptians,
Greeks and 19th century Europeans.
The majority of sites are situated on the
West Bank of the Nile, the only exceptions being Karnak and Luxor temples.
All the rest are here on the West Bank, arguably the
less commercial and least spoilt side of Luxor. (Put it like this - McDonald's is on the East Bank :). By staying on
the West Bank you save both time and money by avoiding continual Nile crossings before you can even start your day's
This is a small selection of the sites you can see on the West Bank:
- Mortuary Temple of Seti I
- Mortuary Temple of Queen Hatshepsut (Deir el Bahri)
- Mortuary Temple of Ramses II (the Ramasseum)
- Mortuary Temple of Ramses III(Medinet Habu)
- Mortuary Temple of Amenhotep III (Colossi of Memnon)
- Valley of the Kings with the tombs of Tutankhamen, Ramses VI, Seti I, Amenhotep II
- Tombs of the Nobles, highlights being Nakt, Rahmose, Rekhmire Roy
- Workman's village and tombs (Deir el Medina)
These can be visited in a variety of ways by taxi,
bicycle or even donkey. Arranging your tours locally will get you cheaper prices and the money
stays in the local economy rather than the tour operators.
We can give you a list of fixed price tours arranged with our local
Other Luxor attractions are boat trips along the Nile to Banana Island,
sunset on felucca sailing boats, local weddings and meals in local homes.