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Trip to Luxor from Sharm El Sheikh to visit Luxor sightseeing Valley of the Kings, Mortuary Temple of Hatshepsut, Colossi of Memnon, Karnak Temple Tour availability Wednesday and Friday
Sharm El Sheikh to Luxor is popular Tourists Destination among people who visit Egypt. The distance between Sharm El Sheikh and Luxor is about 405 KM, the flight takes around 50 minutes from Sharm El Sheikh Airport SSH to Luxor Airport LXR.
Luxor is one of the oldest cities in the world; we don't know when exactly Luxor was built. The ancient Egyptians called the city "waset" that means the scepter, but the Greek called it Thebes of the hundred gates and the Roman - Dios Polis Magana. At last when the Arab conquered Egypt they gave it the name of Luxor and it means the palaces as the city has lots of ancient temples. 2/3 world's monuments are located in Luxor. Trips to Luxor from Sharm El Sheikh will let you visit the most famous sightseeing in Luxor are Valley of the Kings, Queen Hatshepsut Temple, Karnak Temple, Luxor Temple, Memnon colossal statues and Banana island. And we will visit with you the main temples and shrines of the city.
excursion to Luxor from Sharm El Sheikh includes transfers to Sharm El Sheikh airport, return flight from Sharm El Sheikh to Luxor, tickets to Luxor sightseeing and tour guide, you do not need to worry about anything. We will pick up from your hotel in Sharm El Sheikh, as per the time stated in your invoice. Our representative will transfer you by air conditioned van to Sharm El Sheikh International Airport SSH, will give you some instructions so you will catch your flight to Luxor hassle free. Flight to Luxor takes just 50 minutes. The tour guide will be waiting for you outside the arrival hall of Luxor airport with the sign "sharm-club.com".
Our first destination during the excursion will be West bank where we will visit the west Thebes. We will have a short stop at Colossi of Memnon, the biggest egyptian statues to take some pictures with these gigantic statues. These two somewhat weathered seated statues greet visitors to the necropolis. They are all that remain of what was once the largest mortuary temple in the necropolis, that of Amenhotep III.
Deep in the limestone hills to the north-west of Deir el Bahri is a remote valley known as the Valley of the Kings. Here are the pharaohs of the 18th, 19th & 20th Dynasties chose their eternal resting place. Thutmose I was the 1st pharaoh to excavate a tomb in the barren valley, and to construct his mortuary temple at the edge of the verdant valley. Here the most famous tomb of King Tutankhamen is situated. This famous tomb is among the smallest in the Valley of the Kings but the only one that was found non robed. The five thousand-old objects cataloged from the tomb represent a unique accumulated collection and, perhaps, the richest placed in any tomb.
Our visit includes entrance to 2 different tombs in the valley that are open to the general public, so you can get an idea about Pharaonic funerary art.
Next stop at Mortuary Temple of Hatshepsut. This terraced sanctuary designed by queen’s architect Senmut is the most beautiful temple in the necropolis. Her temple was designed like the adjacent 11th Dynasty mortuary temple of Mentuhotep the Great, with terraced courts. These rose, one above the other, by connecting inclined planes at the centre.
Lunch in a local restaurant in Luxor on set menu basis will be offered.
After lunch we'll go to the East bank to explore huge temples of Karnak which has no equal in the world. It is not a single temple, but temple within temple, shrine within shrine, where almost all the pharaohs, particularly of the new Kingdom, wished to record their names & deeds for posterity. Its famous Great Hypostyle hall has 134 columns arranged in sixteen rows, covers an area of 4,983 square metres. It is the largest single chamber of any temple in the world. The hall was decorated throughout. All the walls and the shafts of the columns were covered with reliefs & inscriptions showing adoration of the deities, especially Amon-Ra.
Nile felucca ride to Banana island to discover a vast collection of banana plants, to enjoy sailing along the Nile river and to observe a beautiful Upper Egyptian countryside and its islands can be taken optionally.
By the end of the program you will get some time for shopping and then transfer to Luxor airport to catch your flight back to Sharm el Sheikh where our representative will meet you and transfer to your hotel.
Yes, you need to get a Full visa of Egypt. It coasts 25 USD and can be purchased upon arrival in Sharm el Sheikh airport.