How To Take A Day Trip From Cairo To Luxor?

How To Take A Day Trip From Cairo To Luxor? There are four major cities along the Nile River to visit in Egypt.  It’s Alexandria, Cairo, Luxor, and Aswan.  Cairo to Luxor is the easy day trip option.

Egypt is an amazing country.  As we know it, t’s basically the beginning of civilization.  The country has been through many ups and downs through its rich history.  It’s the only country in the world with a standing ancient Wonders of the World — The Giza Pyramids.  The other ancient Wonders of the World are gone.  In addition, the Egyptians hospitality are up there with some major tourists cities. How To Take A Day Trip From Cairo To Luxor

How To Take A Egypt Day Trip From Cairo To Luxor
Karnak Temple Luxor Egypt

Now, I know what you’re thinking to yourself.  Is Egypt safe?  YES!  Egypt is like every other major city in the world.  I think Egypt is safer than most cities in the United States per capita.  I’ve traveled to a lot of “dangerous” cities throughout the years.  With Egypt, I NEVER once felt threatened.  In addition, the Egyptians will warn you if there is schedule protest in the city.  Furthermore, my Egypt trip is one of my most memorable trips because it has been a life long dream to see the ancient Egyptian ruins.

Anyway, I’m a big fan of day trips.  It provides me a way to be efficient with my traveling without wasting precious time.  My time is very important to me and I value my time more than my money.  Why?  I can always make the money back but I will never be able to make up for lost time.  Therefore, I’m going to explain how to take a day trip from Cairo to Luxor.  It’s a very simple process with only two steps needed to be done in advance.  Here are the steps:   How To Take A Day Trip From Cairo To Luxor

Book a round-trip flight from Cairo to Luxor: How To Take A Day Trip From Cairo To Luxor

It’s really cheap if you book it at the correct time.  It shouldn’t cost more than 150 USD; however, I paid a little more than that because I booked it a month in advance.  The airport would be CAI to LXR.  We have the flight set up for you right here. How To Take A Day Trip From Cairo To Luxor

Book a day tour in Luxor: How To Take A Day Trip From Cairo To Luxor

There are multiple tours in Luxor.  The Egyptian economy is suffering and its tourism industry has basically collapse.  In addition, the Egyptian pound has lost value due to the country’s unstable economy.  What does this mean?  Everything will be really cheap.

Why a tour?  Luxor doesn’t have a great infrastructure.  In other words, there is no public transportation that will take you to any of the ancient ruins on the West Bank.  The sites on the West Bank is only reachable by tour guides.  I am sure there no plans to build a mass public transportation infrastructure anytime soon.   How To Take A Day Trip From Cairo To Luxor

How To Take A Egypt Day Trip From Cairo To Luxor
Luxor Temple

I took a day tour in Luxor.  It really educated me on the lives of Egyptians, Muslims, and the people’s rich history.  With that said, I would recommend a day tour in Luxor.  It’s easy and convenient.  Plus, the tours are in air-conditioned vehicles.  I’m going to recommend the tour I took, which includes the major sites in Luxor’s East and West Bank.  Here are the summarized details:  How To Take A Day Trip From Cairo To Luxor

Monuments Included in Tour: How To Take A Day Trip From Cairo To Luxor

  • Valley of the Kings (West Bank) – The area where the majority of the Egyptian kings were buried.  The tombs are available to visit.
  • Queen Hatshepsut Temple (West Bank) – The temple dedicated to the Egyptian Queen who changed the landscape of Egypt.
  • Colossi of Memnon (West Bank) – Two stone statues of Pharaoh Amenhotep III, which has stood since 1350 BCE.
  • Karnak Temple (East Bank) – The famous temple dedicated to the Theban triad that was built over 2,000 years ago.
  • Luxor Temple (East Bank) – Luxor was formerly known as Thebes and the temple was built around 1400 BCE.

Tour Accommodations: How To Take A Day Trip From Cairo To Luxor

  • Airport/Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Transport by private vehicle
  • Qualified Egyptologist guide
  • Private Guided Tour Entrance fees
  • Lunch in a quality local restaurant

    How To Take A Egypt Day Trip From Cairo To Luxor
    Valley of the Kings

Other Options: How To Take A Day Trip From Cairo To Luxor

The other option would be booking a tour that includes the flight tickets.  Now, this would be the more expensive option; however, it’s the option with the least amount of work.  I know a few people who took this route and they all recommend this tour here.

Lastly, Egypt is a country that can not be missed.  It’s the beginning of civilization and a wonderful experience.  I don’t think any self-proclaimed traveler can call themselves a world traveler without visiting Egypt.

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