Day Tour to Luxor from Sharm by Air
Enjoy Luxor Tour from Sharm El Sheikh by flight to see its most famous sights in one day. Visit Karnak Temple and Luxor Temple on the East bank and see the Valley of the Kings and Hatshepsut Temple on the West bank.
- Pick up services from your hotel and return
- Return flight ticket from Sharm El Skeikh
- Meet and assist at Luxor Airport ans Sharm Airport upon arrival & departure
- All transfers by a private air-conditioned vehicle
- Bottled water on board the vehicle during the tour
- Professional English-speaking Egyptologist guide during your trip
- Entrance fees to the mentioned historical places
- Lunch meal at local restaurant
- All taxes and service charge
- Any extras not mentioned in the itinerary
- Personal spending
- Optional activities
Memphis Tours representative will pick you up from your hotel in Sharm El Sheikh to transfer to Sharm International Airport for flight to Luxor where you will be met & assissted by our Luxor representative. After that our Egyptologist guide will accompany you to discover the Karnak Temples, the greatest example of worshiping in the history and was dedicated to god Amon, his wife Mut and their son Khonsu. We recommend you knowledgeable guide with academic qualifications to make your tour to Egypt extra special.
Proceed to have your lunch at local resturant. Then visit 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 Amonhotep II.
Then discover the beauty the Temple of Queen Hatshepsut, the only pharaonic woman who ruled ancient Egypt. Her temple was built as a dedication to God Amon-Re, who was Hatshepsut's father in her legend. Move to see the Colossi of Memnon, the only remains of the temple of Amenophis III. Transfer to Luxor Airport for flight back to Sharm El Shiekh.
We met with our tour guide Nadia in Luxor who took us round the sites we wanted to see, she was brilliant, her knowledge and enthusiam made this a really great and interesting day out...although a long day it was made worth it with Memphis tours... We were returned to our ship safely and in plenty of time.
This is not a trip you could easilly do yourself and nor would you benefit from the expertise of a personal guide...and a driver who can manage the roads/traffic and security so well as Saed did. Id thouroughly recomend Memphis tours ...especially as they were also far cheaper than the cruiseship excursion price.
Just a quick note to congratulate Memphis tour for a perfect job in arranging our family trip to Luxor from Sharm-el-Sheikh. They went completely out of their way to ensure that everyones needs were met.
Visited February 2012
we look forward to the next tour!
I spoke to a lady called Fatma Sayed from the Cairo office online and she was extremely helpful. I told her my dates and also what I wanted to see and do. I organised my own flights and hotel as flights directly from Egyptair.com are cheaper than through an operator and I had point for free stay at a hotel so I booked that on my own. But the rest I left to Fatma to organise.
I did contact other companies but they were not helpful as Memphis Tours and they were able to provide me with everything. On day one we saw Karnak Temple, Luxor Temple and Karnak Temple Lights and Sound show in the evening which is very nice and should be seen. On day two we did the Valley of Kings and Queens, Hephesphut Temple and also had a Falucca Bost trip booked which was cancelled and we went on a motor boat instead as there was a sand storm and bad wind and Faluccas were not able to sail. I also paid the extra to see the Tutankamun Tomb and it is really worth it. So my advise is hat you don't miss this.
The only part of my two days which I thought was a bit pointledd was the boat ride to Banana Island. It is a very short ride from my hotel and you are barely on the boat and banana island is only a banana farm with nothing else there. I stayed at the Sheraton on the Nile and had a nile View and I could see the farm from across the river straught over. If I had known this then I would have not bothered with the boat, but I supose we had to kill 7 hours before our flight and the trip was worth it rather than a long wait in the reception of the hotel.
The lunch provided on both days was of a high standard at a small restaurant called Bon Appetit, and very tasty. It was proper egyptian food. If you do use memphis in Luxor ask them to take you to this restaurant. And the whole tour was a VIP tour with just me and my mum so we went at our pace.
Just one tip though, the drivers of the vehicle keep changing and you are expected to tip each one. Its up to you but my sugestion is that you make it clear to the egyptologist/guide that you will only tip one driver or you will tip them for the whole trip at the end and they can all share it out between them as if you pay as you go you will end up paying a fortune in tips as the people keep changing. Not sure whether this is deliberate or not, but bear my tip in mind.
The guide/egyptologist we had was Shaima and she was extremely great and very informatiove. She was very knowledgeable and a wonderful host.
Basically to finish I would definately recommend the trip iver two days and it also gives you a chance to relax as even in their winter months the heat tires yu out.
Well recommended and we had a superb time. Very memorable.