Day trip to Luxor

It would be a shame to travel all the way to Hurghada and not make a day trip to the ancient city of Luxor whilst you’re there. It’s just a four hour drive from Hurghada, which makes it such a popular excursion for holidaymakers.

There’s plenty to fit into a full day trip to Luxor, but all of this makes the journey even more worthwhile. See the breathtaking Karnak Temple in all its glory and try and fathom just how the ancient Egyptians managed to build something so spectacular. Then head over to the famous Valley of the Kings. This ancient burial site houses over 60 Egyptian kings and pharaohs and it’s possible to go inside and see a few of them while you’re there. Of course, the most famous of all is King Tutankhamun himself, so be sure not to miss out on that opportunity.

Finish the day with a relaxing cruise down the River Nile, taking in the beautiful sights and sounds of the surrounding land. Be sure to carry plenty of sun cream and water and take a hat and sunglasses too. Unlike Hurghada, there is no sea breeze in Luxor, so it can get very, very hot.