Luxor 1 day tour by Plane from Sharm el Sheikh/Private Tour


Luxor is well known as the world’s greatest open air museum. The number and preservation of monuments in the Luxor area are unparalleled anywhere else in the world. Luxor is a major attraction for tourists in Egypt and you will really step back in time here to explore Egypt’s ancient history.

 

You will be collected from your hotel and taken to Sharm el Sheikh Airport for your flight to Luxor. Upon arrival in Luxor you will be met by your personal English speaking tour guide for the day and transferred via air conditioned vehicle to the West Bank.

The West Bank is known as the city of the dead and is the funerary complex of the Ancient Egyptians. We will visit the Valley of the Kings – the ancient cemetery of the pharaohs of the New Kingdom, hidden in the mountains between the two limestone hills of Gurna. The Valley of the Kings holds 63 registered tombs and 3 more tombs have recently been found.

We will then visit the Hatshepsut Temple. This is a mortuary temple with a unique design as it is the only temple in Egypt built in terrace formation into the cliff face. Hatshepsut was a famous female pharaoh who wore a false beard and all the trappings of male pharaohs in order to claim the throne for herself.

We will then visit the Memnon statues. They are the only remaining statues fronting the mortuary temple of Amenhotep III and show the pharaoh sitting on his throne. The temple itself was destroyed in an earthquake and much of the ruins were used in other building work by other pharaohs.


Have lunch in a local restaurant before heading to the East Bank of Luxor.


Our last stop of the day is the Karnak Temples, the largest ancient temple complex in Egypt.  Karnak Temple complex is one of the major sites of Egypt and within its bounds the sacred energies of Ancient Egypt can still be felt. We will also see the Luxor Temple known as Temple of the Gods.


During the day you will have chance to do some shopping in the markets of Luxor.


At the end of the day you will be transferred back to Luxor Airport for your flight back to Sharm. On arrival in Sharm you will be transferred back to your hotel.


The program includes:
Pick-up and drop-off from your hotel in Sharm el Sheikh
All transfers during the tour
All entrance fees
Personal English speaking tour guide
Lunch
Return flight tickets Sharm/Luxor/Sharm

 

The program excludes:
Gratuities
Drinks
Any extras not mentioned in the program

 

Price: Adult $287/180GBP   Child $271/175GBP

We run this tour on a Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday