Karnak and Luxor Temples









This morning was spent relaxing by the pool and after lunch I headed out to visit Luxor and Karnak Temples. The latter being the far bigger and more interesting. I did not get harassed at all today in either of the temples so clearly I am getting better at giving off "leave me alone" vibes. I even survived the 6 hour coach journey back to Hurghada at night through the dessert. There are loads of reports on Trip Advisor about needing Police escorts, not to travel at night, getting attacked by bandits but it seemed to be a load of rubbish and we had a very uneventful journey.

This whole trip was made more challenging by the fact I left my wallet in Hurghada and only had limited funds with me with no visa cards etc for back up. I made it back to my flat in Hurghada with 16 LE which is less than £2.

By doing my own thing over the last few days I have maybe not got it all correct but at least can give a suggestion to other going to Luxor based on my experiences and the best way to do things so in my opinion the best way to visit Luxor from Hurghada is outlined below.

2 day trip to Luxor from Hurghada

Day 1
0900 Go Bus from Hurghada to Luxor - Click on US Flag for English. Check times here but book in one of many booths around Sheraton Street - 45LE you can also book the return trip at the same time 50LE
1430 arrive Luxor, go into Tourist Info Centre (100m from bus stop/opposite train station) to collect free Town Map. Taxi to Karnak Temple - 20LE
1500 Visit Karnak Temple - 80LE
1630 Horse/Carriage Taxi to Luxor Temple - 20LE
1700 Visit Luxor Temple - lit up at night no need to pay to go in, just walk (or get carriage) around perimeter and enjoy
1730 Taxi or Walk to Hotel (I do not recommend where I stayed as too far from centre)

Day 2
0430 Hot Air Balloon Ride - 35 Euro (you need to book this in advance though I did it night before)
0800 Breakfast at Hotel
0900 Luxor Temple - 60LE (it is only smallish so 30-45 mins at most)
0945 Visit Luxor Museem - 70LE
1100 Taxi - 200LE to West Bank for Valley of Kings - 100 LE and Deir Al Bahari Temple 50LE
1500 Feluci on Nile poss to include late lunch - not sure on prices
1800 Back to Luxor Temple (enjoy from outside over coffee)
1900 Go Bus from Luxor to Hurghada
0015 Back in Hurghada

If you had a third day I would suggest a train or Taxi trip to Aswan. I was unable to do this myself but it cam highly recommended from guest I met in the hotel

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