Luxor Full Package Trip By Flight From Sharm El Sheikh
Luxor has often been called the world’s greatest open air museum, as indeed it is and much more. The number and preservation of the monuments in the Luxor area are unparalleled anywhere else in the world. Actually, what most people think of as Luxor is really three different areas, consisting of the city of Luxor on the east side of the Nile, the town of Karnak just north of Luxor, and Thebes, which the ancient Egyptians called “Waset”, which is on the west side of the Nile across from Luxor.
To say that the Luxor area is a major attraction for tourists in Egypt would be an understatement. It has been a tourist destination since the beginning of tourism. Even in ancient times, during the late Dynasties of the Greek and Roman periods, the area drew tourists, and has been doing so ever since. Today, Luxor is well equipped to accommodate tourists with many hotels and, in general, a tourist industry ready and willing to serve the people from across the globe that descend on this area of the Nile Valley every year.
Within Luxor, there are only three main streets consisting of Sharia al-Mahatta, Sharia al-Karnak and the Corniche, next to the Nile. The street in front of the train station is Sharia al-Mahatta and runs away from the Nile where it meets the gardens of Luxor Temple. Sharia al-Karnak, or Maabad al-Karnak which means Karnak Temple Street runs along the Nile from Luxor Temple to Karnak Temple. However, Sharia al-Karnak is known as Sharia al-Markaz where it meets Sharia al-Mahatta, and to the south around the temple it is known as Sharia al-Lokanda. Along this street one will find the colorful signs of restaurants and cafes, as well as bazaars where the usual variety of Egyptian souvenirs can be found. Of interest is the alabaster, which is plentiful along the West Bank and milled not far from here. Also look for the clay pots used by the locals for cooking, which are more unusual.
Luxor today is a city of some 150,000 people and is governed by special statutes that allow it more autonomy than other political areas of Egypt. One thing you might notice is that various government and other buildings conform to an ‘ancient’ building code. Particularly, the National Bank of Egypt (located near the Winter Palace Hotel), the spa south of the police station, and the railway station are all designed to appear as pharaonic constructs. All of this occurred after the Egyptianization of the modern town resulting mostly from the mania that resulted from Howard Carter’s discovery of the Tomb of Tutankhamun. As one might think, the city has all the amenities tourists might expect, including a variety of hotels, bars, nightclubs and restaurants.
Luxor Full Package Touring: While you’re Tour to The East & West Bank of the Nile you will see the most famous sites around Luxor on both sides of the river in one day. Visit Karnak Temple and Luxor Temple on the East bank and then see the Valley of the Kings and Hatshepsut Temple on the West bank.
Early in the morning, pick from your hotel and transfer to Sharm el-Sheikh’s airport.
Fly from Sharm to Luxor for a short flight 50 minutes.
Meet & assist in Luxor airport, by your English speaking tour guide.
You will start your visit in the west bank where you can see the Valley of the Kings, the magnificence of the grandeur of architecture which was used for burial, there are many kings buried in this valley. The most known tombs are King Tutmosis I, Tutmosis III, Tut-Ankh-Amon, King Ramssess VI, King Mrenptah and AmonhotepII. Then visit the Temple of Queen Hatshepsut, which was built by Queen Hatshepsut, daughter of Thutmosis I, who ruled Egypt about 20 years during the 18th Dynasty “1490-1469 B.C”, the only pharaonic woman who reigned ancient Egypt. You will passing by the colossi of Memnon for about 15 minutes “Remains of the mortuary temple of Amenhotep III “, back to the east bank in Luxor, lunch at local restaurant, continue you tour to visit Karnak Temples, the greatest example of worship in the history, dedicated to the God Amon, his wife Mut and their son Khonsu.
In the End your tour by visiting the Temple Of Luxor . It was built by Amunhotep III in 18th Dynasty in the New Kingdom and it was completed by Ramesses II during the 19th Dynasty. Back to the Luxor airport to get your flight back to sharm airport then you will pick up back to your hotels and resorts in sharm el sheikh.
- Pick up you from you hotel in Sharm by air conditioned car to Sharm Airport.
- Flight tickets Sharm/Luxor/Sharm.
- Entrance fees
- Open Buffet Lunch.
- All transfers by a private air-conditioned vehicle
- Private English Egyptologist guide
- Mineral water on board the vehicle during the tour
- Entrance fees of any other tombs not included in our private Program day tour.
- Any personal expenses.
- Trip Duration: about 11 hours
- Tour Runs: Saturday & Wednesday
- Start Times: 04.30 AM from your hotel.
- Return time: 21.00 “consists on flight arrival”
- Valid visa
- Breakfast box from your hotel reception
- Sun cream
- Sun Hat
Adult: 155 GBP
Child: 140 GBP (Child is till 12 years old)
Special prices for groups
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