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Cairo to Luxor by plane – 2 Day Luxor Tour incl. Hot Air Balloon

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Duration

2 Days

Tour Type

Daily Tour

Group Size

6 people

Languages

English

Overview

2 Day Luxor Tour from Cairo by plane incl. Hot Air Balloon  

Cairo, the capital of Egypt, offers a wide variety of attractions, but when you are in Cairo, don’t miss the opportunity to visit Luxor as well, known as the largest open-air museum in the world. Sempre Travel Egypt takes you to famous Luxor sights incl. a ride with the Hot Air Balloon. Our 2 Day Luxor Tour from Cairo by plane incl. Hot Air Balloon guarantees you an eventful cultural tour.   

Price per Person

1 Person: 776.00 €
from 2 People: 620.80 €
from 3 People: 597.52 €
from 4 People: 582.00 €
from 5 People: 566.48 €
from 6 People: 550.96 €
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HIGHLIGHTS

  • Karnak Temple
  • Luxor Temple
  • Colossi of Memnon
  • Luxor Hot Air Balloon
  • Valley of the Kings
  • Hatshepsut Temple

Itinerary

1. Day: Karnak Temple, Luxor Temple

For our 2 Day trip to Luxor from Cairo, we pick you up from your accommodation in Cairo in the early morning. From here we drive through the city that never sleeps to Cairo Airport for your flight to Luxor, where an exciting culture trip to the most interesting Luxor sights awaits you.

After arriving at Luxor Airport, an experienced Egyptologist will meet you to accompany you to our first destination, the

Karnak Temple


With a visit to Karnak Temple, you enter one of the largest temple complexes ever built in history. You will be overwhelmed by this masterpiece of architecture with its massive pillared hall, the famous Hypostyle Hall and the 300 tons heavy Obelisk. How was it even possible to erect it at the time? Inside of the temple complex are several small temples and chapels. Our Egyptologist will explain more about the Karnak Temple complex and the stones that came from the quarries in southern Egypt over the Nile River to Luxor.

Take a stroll through the temple complex and be amazed by the impressive monuments. Here the life of the Egyptians took place during the time of the Pharaohs. Before we leave Karnak Temple, we go to the outside area of the temple complex, where the “Holy Lake”, which was used for ceremonial ablution, is still filled with water. From here we make our way to the next stop of our 2 Day Luxor Tour, to the not less attractive

Luxor Temple


At the time of the reign of the Pharaohs in Egypt the Luxor Temple was connected to the Karnak Temple by a processional path which today has been restored in many years of restoration work. The temple on the beautiful Luxor promenade, which was not used for worship like Karnak Temple but as a coronation temple, is one of the most famous Luxor sights on the East Bank.

Alexander the Great had the 4 pillars that once supported the roof removed and built a chapel inside. If the Luxor Temple served as a fortress in Roman times, it was not until the first century AD that four churches were built on its site, of which only ruins remain today. While we walk through the beautiful colonnade to the Holy of Holies, our Egyptologist will explain the well-preserved inscriptions on the columns. We leave the Luxor Temple behind us for your stay in an exclusive hotel on the Luxor East Bank. Here you can relax or join one of our optional Luxor tours in the evening, such as the Karnak sound and light show.

2. Day: Colossi of Memnon, Hot Air Balloon, Valley of the Kings, Hatshepsut Temple

Before sunrise, it’s time to go to Luxor West Bank! After checking out from the hotel, we continue the 2 Day Luxor Tour from Cairo by plane incl. Hot Air Balloon with the ride to the opposite bank of the Nile River to Luxor West Bank and pass on our way early in the morning one of the Luxor attractions, the

Colossi of Memnon


The guardians of the mortuary temple of Amenhotep III that now stand very lonely at the entrance of the rocky mountains in the West Bank of the Nile River were once known for their “singing” that was caused by the wind going through the cracks in the huge statues. During restoration work, these cracks were closed and the voices of the Colossi of Memnon stopped. We leave the massive statues behind and make our way to the start point of the Hot Air Balloon.

Luxor Hot Air Balloon


The ground crew is already awaiting you to help you "board" the Hot Air Balloon. Off you go with our special Luxor attraction, a Luxor Hot Air Balloon Ride over the largest open-air museum in the world. Enjoy the unique opportunity to experience the monuments of Thebes (Luxor in antiquity) with the Karnak and Luxor Temple, which you visited yesterday, the still outstanding Hatshepsut temple and the famous Valley of the Kings from a birds-eye view. After about 45 minutes of exciting driving over the Nile Valley, we land on the West Bank of the Nile River and continue our excursion, not without receiving a flight certificate (a great certificate for those who stayed at home), with a visit to the

Valley of the Kings


The famous Valley of the Kings, hidden in the rock massif, is one of the most spectacular places among the Luxor sights. More than 65 famous graves have been discovered, and you will visit 3 of them that are available for selection. Our archaeologist will be happy to help you choose the 3 most impressive tombs. The most famous tomb in the Valley of the Kings, the one of Tutankhamun, whose grave goods are preserved in the famous Egyptian Museum in Cairo, can be visited with that of Seti I and Ramses VI for a surcharge.

When entering the tombs that lead deep into the rocky mountains, you will be overwhelmed by the well-preserved wall paintings that each tell the story of the respective kings. You will see that it makes a big difference to see photos and hear stories about the tombs and to feel the fascination of this necropolis yourself. After some time in the Valley of the Kings, we continue our way to the next Luxor sights, the beautiful

Hatshepsut Temple


that already can be seen from the promenade of the East Bank thanks to its illumination in the evening. We reach the Hatshepsut Temple, built by the female ruler Hatshepsut that ruled over whole Egypt for more than 22 years, as an architectural masterpiece at the strategic location in the rocky mountains of the West Bank. The Temple of Hatshepsut consist of many steps and on the upper terrace, a breathtaking view over the Nile River Bank awaits you. On the back, the rock massiv secures the temple construction.

To this day, the terraced temple can keep up with the most modern construction methods. At the top of this temple construction, you will be surprised by the well-preserved reliefs that cover the masonry. Our Egyptologist is always available to answer all the questions you might have about the History of the Hatshepsut Temple.

We reach the end of our 2 Day Luxor Tour including an Overnight stay from Cairo by plane and take you back to Luxor East Bank for the flight to Cairo. After you arrive at Cairo Airport, we take you back to your accommodation in Cairo with the best wishes for the rest of your Cairo holiday.

Everything about the excursion

TOUR TYPE: Culture  

TOUR LENGTH: 2 Days 

VISIT: according to the itinerary 

PICK-UP POINT: Your accommodation in Cairo   

PICK-UP TIME: around 03:30 a.m.    

RETURN: Your accommodation in Cairo   

General information:      


Travel Guide:  

All our guides are experienced Egyptologists with at least 5 years of experience.    

Vehicles:  

All our vehicles are modern equipped and have air-condition.    

Payment:   


To secure the booking, a 25 % deposit of the travel price is due, this can be done online by credit card, Visa and Master or bank transfer.      

The remaining amount of 75 % must be paid before the start of the excursion on the day of travel and can be paid with credit card or cash.      

The booking of your trip is considered complete and confirmed by your tour operator, as soon as we have received the 25 % deposit.     

Children's prices:   


Children from 0 - 2 years free of charge (except for flight excursions)      

Children from 3 to 11 years of age receive a 50 % discount      

Children from 12 years old are considered an adult  

Included/Excluded

  • Transfer from and to your accommodation
  • All transfers with modern air-conditioned vehicles
  • Flight Cairo – Luxor and Luxor – Cairo
  • Overnight stay in a 5* Hotel in Luxor
  • All sights mentioned in the itinerary
  • All entrance fees for visits according to the itinerary
  • Professional Egyptologist during the privately guided tour
  • Lunch in a local restaurant
  • Assistance from travel agents with pick-up and return
  • Personal Expenses during the tour

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Sun and wind protection
Sunscreen
Sunglasses
Comfortable Shoes
Jacket in the wintertime
Light cotton clothing in the summertime
Passport valid for 6 months
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