Luxor Tour Day trip from Sharm El Sheikh

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Pick up 05:00 AM
Duration 15 Hours
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Pick up & drive to Sharm El Sheikh Airport
Flight to Luxor
Visit of the Colossi of Memnon
Visit to the Valley of the Kings
Visit Mortuary Temple of Hatshepsut
Visit to Banana Island in Luxor (optional)
Visit to the Karnak Temple
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Flight to Sharm El Sheikh

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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 Distance

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 meaning

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.

Sharm El Sheikh to Luxor Flight

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 "".

Colossi of Memnon

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.

Valley of the Kings

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.

Mortuary Temple of Hatshepsut

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.

Karnak Temple

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.

Banana Island

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.

  • All transfers in Sharm el Sheikh & Luxor
  • Return flight tickets Sharm/Luxor/Sharm
  • Entrance fees to Karnak and Queen Hatshepsut temple
  • Memnon colossi and Valley of the kings entrance fees
  • Professional English speaking Egyptologist tour guide
  • Lunch in a local restaurant on set menu basis
  • Drinks in the restaurant during lunch
  • Entrance to Tutankhamun's tomb in Luxor
  • Felucca ride to Banana island in Luxor
  • Any extras not mentioned in the program

What to take with you
  • Passport with full visa of Egypt
  • Breakfast box from your hotel reception
  • Extra cash
  • Hat & Sun-glasses
  • Water

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Do I need a visa to go to Luxor?

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.


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A Day in the Timeless Wonders of Luxor from Sharm El Sheikh
5 / 5
Silvia , 16 Nov 2023
Embarking on a day trip to Luxor from Sharm El Sheikh was an extraordinary adventure that surpassed all expectations. The seamless journey by air set the stage for a day filled with awe-inspiring ancient wonders, and a tranquil felucca ride to Banana Island. The convenience of traveling by air from Sharm El Sheikh to Luxor was a game-changer. The short flight not only saved valuable time but also treated us to breathtaking aerial views of the Egyptian landscape. The efficiency of the transportation arrangements ensured a stress-free and comfortable experience, setting the tone for the day's exploration. Our first stop was the majestic Valley of the Kings, where the tombs of pharaohs revealed the intricate artistry and grandeur of ancient Egyptian burial practices. Our guide Azab provided captivating insights into the historical significance of each tomb, creating a vivid picture of the rich tapestry of Luxor's past. The awe-inspiring visit to Hatshepsut's Temple and the sprawling complex of Karnak left us spellbound, marveling at the architectural prowess of a civilization that stood the test of time. The day reached its pinnacle with a leisurely felucca ride along the Nile to Banana Island. The gentle breeze, the rhythmic lapping of the water against the boat, and the serene landscape created an atmosphere of tranquility. The felucca ride provided a unique perspective of Luxor, allowing us to soak in the beauty of the riverbanks and experience the timeless charm of the Nile.

Published: 09 May 2024 Last update: 09 May 2024