I am normally not a big fan of guided tours myself – the words conjure up a mental image for me of being hurried and herded around in a large group of people like a pack of sheep.  It is much more appealing to me to slowly wander around places of interest, guide book in hand; or just looking and soaking up the atmosphere, while going back in history in my imagination.  However at the moment, due to the long term lack of many tourists in Egypt – going on organised tours in Luxor is probably the easiest way to see the sites.

Tours in Luxor

The “walking man” at Luxor Temple

If you try to wander around alone you will be constantly annoyed and hassled by both official and unofficial guides and ‘guardians’ offering their service and ‘something special’.  And why would anyone waste their time and money going all the way to Egypt then risking having a less than satisfying experience in the magical ancient places?

MARA HOUSE offers TOURS IN LUXOR to the following sites

Our guide is Mohammed and he will give you the best information he has – as well as some other information and ideas, which he has gleaned from me with the passage of time that are outside the normal Egyptological realms.  He will not take you shopping, make any detours or attempt to take money for any “extras” while guiding you on our tours in Luxor

Comment on TripAdvisor from Tony (USA) who took our tours in Nov

“After planning for so long my Egypt trip I contacted Mara House and planned the itinerary for our group of three. I knew all the key points I wanted to visit in the West Bank, and the surrounding area such as Abydos, Abu Simbel, etc. and left the details to Mara.  I did say that I wanted to be “all Egypted-out” and I was not disappointed.  Our guide, Mohamed, through our 4 days is a wonderfully trusted, serious, and amiable person who knows just about everything and everyone.  At one point I thought…I could skip some of the smaller sites in the West Bank to make more time in the bigger sites….but I am so happy I continued with Mo’s suggestions for the Workers & Nobles tombs…smaller but i found them quite beautiful and tender.

When you don’t know the language or the places or much else you always feel a little lost but with Mohamed & the drivers from Mara House, we just always felt in good hands as we zipped back and forth fulfilling a life’s dream.

I just need to go back soon to continue!”

TOURS IN LUXOR – 2 Day Tour from Safaga to Luxor.

We will pick you up from the exit gate of the Port at Safaga in air-conditioned mini-bus and transfer you to Mara House – stopping off first to visit the temples at Karnak and Luxor.  You will enjoy a relaxing night at Mara House and after breakfast the following day – take the full tour of the 6 sites on the West Bank before being transferred back to your cruise ship at Safaga.  Please contact Mara for prices.

Included:

  • Transfer from Safaga to Luxor
  • Transfer back to Safaga from Luxor
  • Tour to 6 sites on West Bank
  • Tour to Karak and Luxor Temples
  • Egyptologist Guide
  • All Entry Fees
  • All Transfers
  • One night at Mara House including breakfast on the second day.

Contact Mara for availability and pricing

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6 Comments

  1. Tony USA 20 Jan 2020 20/01/2020 at 9:56 pm

    EXCEPTIONAL TOUR FROM LUXOR
    After planning for so long my Egypt trip I contacted Mara House and planned the itinerary for our group of three. I knew all the key points I wanted to visit in the West Bank, and the surrounding area such as Abydos, Abu Simbel, etc. and left the details to Mara. I did say that I wanted to be “all Eypted-out” and I was not disappointed. Our guide, Mohamed, through our 4 days is a wonderfully trusted, serious, and amiable person who knows just about everything and everyone. At one point I thought…I could skip some of the smaller sites in the West Bank to make more time in the bigger sites….but I am so happy I continued with Mo’s suggestions for the Workers & Nobles tombs…smaller but i found them quite beautiful and tender.

    When you don’t know the language or the places or much else you always feel a little lost but with Mohamed & the drivers from Mara House, we just always felt in good hands as we zipped back and forth fulfilling a life’s dream.

    I just need to go back soon to continue!

    Tony, USA traveled as family. Reviewed on TripAdvisor 20 Jan 2020 Tours in Luxor

     
  2. H..... India, 8 Jan 2020 08/01/2020 at 11:23 am

    Hi Mara,

    Thank you for checking in and we really enjoyed our travels in Egypt. It was made truly special by you and your team!

    My wife, Anjali, had this childhood dream of visiting the pyramids and Abu Simbel and I made her dream come true ably assisted by your excellent and professional team.

    We were saved from all the hagglings which come associated with touristy places. Your team members made sure we were well informed and saved from anyone over charging us.

    Mohammed I who guided us in Cairo was amazing and knowledgeable. Mohammed ll who guided us in Luxor and Aswan is truly remarkable and a treasure trove full of knowledge about everything. We spent the Maximum time with him and miss him already.

    A special mention for all the drivers who drove us around in Cairo, Luxor-Aswan and Abu Simbel. They are RockStars!! Safe, smiling and humble guys!

    I loved dealing with you Mara and cannot recommend you enough.

    Keep in touch and keep doing the excellent work you all are doing!! Kudos!

    Kindest Regards

    Letter from Guest 8 Jan 2020

     
  3. Marie "Mara" Vaughan 28/06/2013 at 11:22 pm

    Hi John P.
    Not in right mind to think about tours now – all here hoping for a new dawn sometime after the 30th – check out my blogs here

     

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