Welcome to Luxor Travels!
My name is Ragab El Motgalye and I started Luxor Travels as an online tour agency in 2008. Since it is my wish to make the dreams of Egypt visitors come true, let me explain how Luxor Travels was my dream come true.
As a teenager in 1997, I had the opportunity to work with a renowned American archaeologist who was digging in the Valley of the Kings in my hometown of Luxor. Although I did nothing more than removing rocks and sand from the site, my curiosity was aroused and the seed of my love for Egyptology and archaeology was planted to grow over the years to come.
After graduating from university and finishing the study of Egyptology and Guiding in Luxor, I felt ready to welcome visitors from all over the world to Egypt, and especially to Luxor, to share my knowledge and love of the ancient Egyptian history.
During my work I met Luisa, an enthusiastic Egyptologist from Italy working in the tombs of the Nobles in Qurna village. At the same time I met Emiliano, a talented web designer. After guiding them around the many ancient monuments in Luxor, they both decided to help me set up Luxor Travels. After studying the domestic and international travel market, I realized that the way people are looking for travel and tour services had changed considerably with the use of the Internet. As a result I decided to establish an online travel agency rather than a traditional travel desk. This way people can prepare for their travels in advance from the comfort of their homes.
After a few initial years of managing Luxor Travels and guiding tourists by myself, I have expanded the company and now we have a whole team of qualified and enthusiastic tour guides working in different languages. We also cooperate with several international travel companies and we have gained many positive reviews over the years, and we keep doing our best to ensure memorable travel experiences and to keep living up to our good reputation.
Lots of times you hear people saying that it has always been their dream to visit Egypt and to see for themselves the famous ancient monuments, such as the Great Pyramids, Valley of the Kings and the mummy of King Tutankhamun. Egypt has been the first tourist destination in the world since 300 BC, when ancient Greeks came here for pilgrimage to the Colossi of Memnon. Also, people from neighboring countries came to Egypt for medical purposes and to enjoy the rich culture and civilization of the ancient Egyptians. It seems obvious that Egypt has been a fascinating place for many centuries, and nowadays travelers still wish to see all of Egypt’s wonders. Therefore, at Luxor Travels we understand the importance of an exceptional travel experience and we want to always make sure our tours are suited to specific needs, well arranged and, of course, unforgettable.
On behalf of the Luxor Travel’s team, I would like to invite everyone to come and enjoy all the treasures Egypt has to offer!