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From Sharm El Sheikh: Guided Day Trip to Luxor by Plane

1. From Sharm El Sheikh: Guided Day Trip to Luxor by Plane

Experience Luxor in all of its splendor on this full-day guided trip from Sharm El Sheikh. Enjoy the convenience of private van transportation and a round trip flight. Savor local flavors with a delicious lunch at a local restaurant.  After pickup from your hotel in a private and air-conditioned vehicle, transfer to the airport to board your plane to Luxor. Once you arrive, head to the Karnak Temple complex. See the street of the Sphinxes, the hypostyle hallway with 134 gigantic pillars, and the obelisks of Queen Hatshepsut and Tutomosis I. Continue to the Theban Necropolis on the west bank of the Nile to see where the pharaohs were laid to rest.  Stroll through the Valley of the Kings where you can visit tombs from 3 different dynasties. Admire a masterpiece of ancient architecture at the Mortuary Temple of Hatshepsut. Finally, visit the Memnon Colossi, which are two of the largest ancient statues in Egypt, which date back to the era of King Amenhotep III. At the end of the day, fly back to Sharm El Sheikh and your private driver will take you back to your hotel.

From Hurghada: Luxor Private Guided Day Tour with Lunch

2. From Hurghada: Luxor Private Guided Day Tour with Lunch

As per your request time pickup from your hotel/airport by our tour guide then start drive about 240 km to Luxor. Arrive Luxor begin your trip by visiting East Luxor. the Luxor temple is a large ancient Egyptian temple complex located on the east bank of the Nile River in the city today known as Luxor and was constructed approximately 1400 BCE. In the Egyptian language it is known as ipet resyt, "the southern sanctuary hen visit the Karnak temple Complex, commonly known as Karnak, comprises a vast mix of decayed temples, chapels, pylons, and other buildings near Luxor. Construction at the complex began during the reign of Senusret I in the Middle Kingdom (around 2000–1700 BC) and continued into the Ptolemaic period (305–30 BC). Lunch at one of the Egyptian restaurants cuisine. Then continue the trip by visiting The Valley of the Kings, also known as the Valley of the Gates of the Kings, is a valley in Egypt where, for a period of nearly 500 years from the 16th to 11th century BC, rock-cut tombs were excavated for the pharaohs and powerful nobles of the New Kingdom. Then visit The Mortuary Temple of Hatshepsut, also known as the Djeser-Djeseru. Built for the Eighteenth Dynasty pharaoh Hatshepsut, who died in 1458 BC, the temple is located beneath the cliffs at Deir el-Bahari on the west bank of the Nile near the Valley of the Kings. End the tour by visiting The Colossi of Memnon are two massive stone statues of the Pharaoh Amenhotep III, who reigned in Egypt during the Eighteenth Dynasty of Egypt. Since 1350 BCE, they have stood in the Theban Necropolis, located west of the River Nile from the modern city of Luxor. At the end fo the tour drive you back to Hurghada hotel or airport.

From Marsa Alam: 3-Day Nile Cruise with Hot Air Balloon Ride

3. From Marsa Alam: 3-Day Nile Cruise with Hot Air Balloon Ride

Day1: our driver will pick you up from your accommodation in Marsa Alam in the evening at 10 pm to drive you to Luxor. when you arrive in Luxor you'll be picked up to go on the hot air balloon ride and enjoy watching Luxor from the sky, the biggest most wonderful open museum, in one of the most memorable experiences ever.  after the balloon ride your private guide and driver will be waiting for you to start the visit by exploring the west back viewing some of the best historical places in Egypt, the Valley of the Kings, has 63 magnificent royal tombs from the New Kingdom period (1550–1069 BC), all very different from each other. then head to the Monotry temple of queen hatshepsut, Hatshepsut is arguably one of the most formidable women in ancient Egypt. The most impressive feature of this temple is the grand way it is set into the mountains behind to provide an amazing backdrop, admire its unique structure of it, and learn more about the queen with your private Egyptologist.  moving to the huge colossi of Memnon, Memnon was a hero of the Trojan war. He was also the Ethiopian king who led his armies from Africa toward Asia to defend the beleaguered city. In the end, he was slain by Achilles. The two statues generally refer to the entire Theban Necropolis as the “Memnonium”; the name that is popular for more than 2000 years. engine the day with the largest building for religious purposes ever to be constructed, the Karnak temple, an amazing temple that you will always remember. The temple of Karnak was known as Ipet-isu—or “most select of places”—by the ancient Egyptians.  after a long interesting day, you'll be dropped off at the cruise ship booked for you to enjoy your lunch on the ship and start sailing.  Day 2:  early in the morning, our driver will pick you up after breakfast to explore the temple of the god Horus in Edfu, What you have seen on the internet and more is there because in the temple you also have the advantage of feeling yourself in ancient times. after the visit, you'll be back on the ship to keep on the sailing adventure to kom ombo. our guide will be waiting for you in kom ombo to visit the unique temple of kom ombo, One of the most unusual temples of Ancient Egypt, Kom Ombo was mainly built during the Ptolemaic Dynasty from 180 - 47 BCE, although there is evidence that it is stood upon an earlier temple.  after enjoying the history of the unique temple you'll be back to ship.  Day 3: in the morning after enjoying your breakfast on the ship and checking out of your room (kindly leave the luggage in the reception, you'll be back to collect them later on the day), the driver will pick you up to visit the Nubian Village and enjoy riding camels there, It's a village that allows you to see a different side of Egypt. and enjoy the colorful atmosphere. You smell all the amazing spices and get sensory overload from all the amazing shops. then moving to one of the most beautiful temples in Egypt, the Philae temple what makes it so special is its location, It was famed for its beauty and was known as the "Pearl of Egypt'.The temple complex of Philae is built on an island in the Nile River near Aswan, learn more about it with your private Egyptologist.  after the relaxing interesting visit, you'll be back on the ship to collect your luggage and our driver will drop you off at your accommodation in Marsa Alam.

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based on 21 reviews

The guide was very knowledgeable, but he gave us little free time which was a shame. Prepare to buy a visa which was unexpected for us Also the trip was rescheduled severs times which became difficult as we had other plans while away. Overall a good trip. We paid extra to visit Tutankhamen’s tomb directly to the guide which seemed expensive. Lunch was basic and was quite late in the day. We visited a perfume factory and ceramic workshop which was unexpected. We had to chase up transfer from airport back to hotel. Hi

Brilliant trip to Luxor by plane. We enjoyed seeing the valley of the kings and the temples we had enough time to see things and stopped at cafes through the day to break it up. Only disadvantage is having to see the art shop and perfume shop as you can feel forced into buying these items.

Great day in Cairo with our French guide Ibrahim. He shared with us his passion for his country. Very nice and helpful like all Egyptians. He was able on each site to bring us to the right place to take the best photos. Thanks

The guide Ahmed was very well informed as to the egyptian mythology and history. this made the guide very much enjoyable. The bus tour was brand new with AC.

Our guide SHADIA accompanied us very well in excellent French.