One Day Trip to Luxor by plane
We will pick you up directly from the entrance door of your hotel in Sharm El Sheikh; you will recognize our driver by a sign with your name in his hand. He will take you to Sharm el Sheikh Airport from where you will take the plane to Luxor. Your guide will wait for you at Luxor Airport.
We will first of all head towards the West Bank, and you will make a short stop en route to have a look at the 3,400 years old Colossi of Memnon, the gigantic statues of Pharaoh Amenhotep III who were once standing guard in front of his no longer existing memorial temple complex that had been even larger than the Temple of Karnak.
After this stop we will show you the Valley of the Kings where during a period of 500 years the ancient Egyptians buried their kings and powerful nobles and where the mummies of some of the most famous and glamorous persons of the Pharaonic time were found. You can descend to the tombs of great Egyptian rulers and discover the well preserved colorful paintings and hieroglyphic stories on the walls.
Now we are ready for another highlight – the Temple of Queen Hatshepsut who was one of the most fascinating rulers of ancient Egypt, a female Pharaoh who proved her ability to successfully reign over an empire and finally created for herself an architectonically extraordinary mortuary temple with colonnaded terraces, a hypostyle hall and lots of statues, paintings and reliefs.
After enjoying lunch in a local restaurant you will visit Medinet Habu with the great mortuary temple of Ramesses III with colossal statues showing him as the ancient Egyptian God Osiris, well preserved pylons and walls and more than 7,000 m2 of decorated and inscribed wall reliefs which are not only a pleasure for the eyes, but teach us also about the ancient Egyptian history as for example they describe Ramesses III’s victory over his enemies, the ‘Sea Peoples’, a confederacy of seafaring raiders that threatened Egypt at that time.
After this you will see the Temple of Karnak, for sure one of the most extraordinary temples all over the world as after thousands of years it is still in an amazingly good state – so with a bit of imagination you will find yourself easily back in the past of this impressive sacral monument. You will have a lot of time to stroll around, explore the entrance area where you get an impression of how the immense pylon was built, walk through the avenue of ram-headed criosphinges, discover the hypostyle hall with its more than one hundred huge well preserved pillars, admire the hieroglyphs and paintings, see the holy lake and have a look at the various chapels, temples and statues. And if you like, approach the holy scarab close to the lake and surround it three times clockwise – according to the legend, offspring will follow soon…!
In the evening you will fly back to Sharm El Sheikh and our driver will take you from the airport to your hotel.
By the way – the sooner you tell us that you need flight tickets, the better price we can obtain for you!
- Transfers from/to your hotel to Sharm El Sheikh Airport in high-class vehicles with A/C
- Domestic flights Sharm el Sheikh – Luxor – Sharm El Sheikh
- Transfers from/to Luxor Airport and between the sights in high-class vehicles with A/C
- Guided tours in your language
- Entrance fees for the above mentioned sights
- Lunch in a local restaurant
- Mineral water and soft drinks
- Gratuity (tips) for drivers and tour guides
- Personal items, meals, drinks or services not mentioned
- International flights