If you’re looking for a way to explore the ancient Egyptian attractions and learn about the country’s rich history, we recommend the Luxor Trip by Plane from Sharm El-Sheikh, Egypt. This one-day excursion will take you to some of the most famous sights in Luxor. Starting with a pick-up from your hotel in Sharm El-Sheikh, you’ll be transferred to the airport to catch a flight to Luxor, which is only a 30-minute ride away.
Why Landious Recommends the Flight to Luxor?
You’ll start your trip from the west bank of Luxor, where the Valley of the Kings is located. This royal necropolis is known for containing 63 tombs and chambers constructed for the Pharaohs and powerful nobles of the New Kingdom of Egypt. The tombs, ranging in size from a simple pit to a complex tomb with over 120 chambers, are an archaeological marvel, and we’ll explore them together. Upon arrival, an English-speaking guide will accompany you throughout the day.
Before leaving the west bank, you’ll see the Colossi of Memnon, two massive stone statues of the Pharaoh Amenhotep III, who reigned in Egypt during Dynasty XVIII. After the Valley of the Kings, you’ll visit the funeral temple of Queen Hatshepsut, called the “Temple of Al Dier El Bahari.” Your tour guide will detail the magnificent history of this temple, including why it’s so historically and architecturally important.
Following this, we’ll have lunch at a local restaurant on the east bank with a stunning view of the Nile River. After lunch, we’ll take an afternoon tour of the Temples of Karnak. The complex is a vast open site and includes the Karnak Open Air Museum. It’s believed to be the second most visited historical site in Egypt, and it consists of four main parts, of which only the largest is currently open to the general public.
If time permits, we can visit Banana Island by boat, where you’ll enjoy the fresh air and taste some of the best fruits on the island.
After a day filled with adventure and exploration, we’ll catch our flight back to Sharm El-Sheikh and return to your hotel. Luxor Trip by Plane Sharm El-Sheikh is a unique chance to discover the Nile Valley’s largest wealth of ancient archaeological sites.
Highlights on Luxor Trip from Sharm El Sheikh by Plane
- Karnak Temple in the City of the Living.
- Lunch at a restaurant.
- Moreover, the Colossi of Memnon in the Temple of Amenhotep III.
- The temple of Queen Hatshepsut.
- Also, the Valley of the Kings in the City of the Dead.
Program of the Flight Trip to Luxor
- Landious Travel representative will pick you up from your hotel, in Sharm El-Sheikh, around 04:00 AM.
- After picking up all comers, the bus leaves for Sharm El Sheikh Airport.
Schedule in Eastern Luxor
- The flight to Luxor from Sharm El-Sheikh Airport takes approximately one hour. We will show you the Karnak temple when you arrive in Luxor. This temple is the largest in Egypt and the whole ancient world. The temple exists in the City of Living – Eastern Luxor. In the temple, your Guide begins his explanation, and then he shows the frequently visited places of this large complex. The complex itself contains different temples and buildings. Your Guide will show you all these temples and give you free time to take a picture.
- After visiting the Karnak temple in Eastern Luxor, you go shopping for some time.
- Then, you start a boat picnic through the Nile River with a visit to Banana Island. It is an additional program that can be ordered through us in advance! Once the boat picnic ends, you will find yourself in the west of the City – the City of the dead.
Program in Western Luxor
- In Western Luxor, the trip continues. The first stop there will be at the Colossi of Memnon. These Colossi are the two majestic statues that stand at the entrance of the temple of Amenhotep III. Your Guide shows them and gives you time to take a picture.
- Further, the bus goes to the mortuary temple of Queen Hatshepsut. It is the extraordinary temple that stands in Deir el-Bahari. The Ancient Egyptians carved it into the rock. Also, it consists of three floors. Around this temple, there are all sorts of tombs. Also, temples of Thutmose III and Amenhop Neb Hept Ra. Again, the Guide gives information and free time to inspect the place.
- The program allows you to see how artisans prepared statues in antiquity—the idea of tourists getting into the factory alabaster.
- Before the end of the program in Western Luxor, you will visit the Valley of the Kings. It is so great in this place, and interesting! Pharaohs built amazingly vast and decorated tombs in this valley.
Departure to Sharm El Sheikh
- Finally, fly back to Sharm el sheikh airport—our bus returns to Luxor international airport after such a program in the beautiful City of Luxor.
- This Trip to Luxor from Sharm El Sheikh by Plane ends at approximately 20:00.
What does Luxor Trip Sharm El Sheikh Plane Price include?
- Tickets for visiting temples.
- Air tickets to Luxor.
- Also, transfer to Luxor from Sharm el sheikh to Luxor and return (Transfer to Sharm El Sheikh Airport and back to the hotel).
What does not the price of the trip include?
- Additional Excursion programs.
- Also, Drinks.
Items to take with you for the trip
- Breakfast box.
- Also, Clothes for the season.
Luxor Trip Sharm El Sheikh Plane Booking Days
- Wednesdays from 04:00 – 20:00.
- Please, check with us for the latest updates on the flight schedule.
What is Expected to See during Luxor Trip from Sharm El-Sheikh by Plane?
Monuments on the eastern bank of the River Nile
- Karnak Temple: It is the largest temple complex in the ancient world. Amazingly, it represents the combined achievement of many generations of ancient builders and pharaohs. Its ancient name is Ipet-isut means “the most sacred of places”. Continuously this complex temple’s building lasted more than two thousand years. It comprises three main temples, smaller enclosed temples, and several outer temples on 247 acres. Within the great “Hypostyle Hall” is an incredible forest of giant pillars.
- Luxor Temple: The Temple of Luxor was the centre of the most important festival – the festival of Opet. Amenhotep III and Ramses II built this majestic Luxor temple dedicated to the god Amun. This festival was to reconcile the human aspect of the ruler with the divine office.
Monuments on the western bank of the River Nile
- Valley of the Kings: The Valley of the Kings is where magnificent tombs exist. It is home to tombs of ancient Egyptian kings, e.g., the great pharaoh Ramses II and Tutankhamun. Professionally, the Ancient Egyptians cared for those tombs deep into the mountain rock, richly decorated and filled with treasures for the afterlife.
- Hatshepsut Temple: Hatshepsut temple, at El Deir El Bahary, is an impressive temple dedicated to Queen Hatshepsut, the only female pharaoh. It rises out in the desert with terraces and merges with the sheer limestone cliffs surrounding it. It is one of the most beautiful and best-preserved of all of the temples of Ancient Egypt.
- Also, Colossi of Memnon: Two massive mono-stone statues of King Amenhotep III are the significant remains of a vast mortuary temple.
Temple of Tuthmose III: The temple construction occurred in the last decade of Thutmose III’s reign. We can guess that it was around 1435-1425 BC. Most probably, the temple saw destruction by an earthquake. It happened at the beginning of the twenty-first dynasty. Many discoveries took place eventually. One of them was the fragments of walls covered with relief decoration.