Cairo to Luxor 5 days Trip

5 Days

  • Cairo
  • No Guide
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Cairo to Luxor: Explore the heart of Egypt on a 500km journey. Whether you travel by road, train or air, road trips offer beautiful views.

Start in Cairo, home to sights like the Pyramids of Giza, the Sphinx, the Egyptian Museum and Saladin’s Castle. Then, hit the road to Luxor.

This road trip offers breathtaking wilderness scenery along the Nile River, through the Sahara Desert. It’s a journey through Egypt’s rich history and natural beauty.


Cairo to Luxor is a journey that takes you through the heart of Egypt, offering a glimpse into its rich history and cultural heritage. The trip is approximately 500 km long and can be done by road, rail or air. However, traveling by road is the most popular option as it provides the opportunity to take in the stunning scenery along the way.

The journey begins in Cairo, the capital city of Egypt and one of the largest cities in Africa. The city is renowned for its rich history, which is reflected in the numerous monuments, museums and other landmarks that can be found throughout the city. Some of the most famous landmarks in Cairo include the Pyramids of Giza, the Sphinx, the Egyptian Museum and the Citadel of Saladin.

After exploring the city for a day or two, it’s time to hit the road and make your way to Luxor. The journey takes you along the Nile River and through the heart of the Sahara Desert, offering breathtaking views of the sand dunes and the distant mountains.

As you approach Luxor, you will pass through the city of Minya, which is renowned for its rich history and cultural heritage. This is a great place to stop and explore some of the ancient ruins, including the Beni Hassan tombs, which date back to the Middle Kingdom period.

Upon arrival in Luxor, you will be struck by its rich history and cultural heritage. The city is known for its many ancient monuments, including the Temple of Karnak, the Temple of Luxor and the Valley of the Kings.

One of the most popular attractions in Luxor is the Temple of Karnak, which is one of the largest temple complexes in the world. This impressive temple was built over a period of more than 1,500 years and features a number of stunning structures, including the Great Hypostyle Hall and the Temple of Amun.

Another popular attraction in Luxor is the Temple of Luxor, which was dedicated to the god Amun and was once a center of religious and political power in ancient Egypt. The temple features a number of stunning structures, including a pylon, a courtyard and a sanctuary, and is considered one of the most impressive monuments in the city.

The Valley of the Kings is another must-visit attraction in Luxor, as it is home to the tombs of many of ancient Egypt’s most powerful rulers. The tombs are located in a scenic valley surrounded by towering cliffs, and are adorned with beautiful wall paintings and other decorative elements.

In addition to its rich history and cultural heritage, Luxor is also a great place to relax and unwind. The city is home to a number of luxurious hotels, resorts and spas, as well as several parks and gardens, offering plenty of opportunities for visitors to relax and soak up the sun.

In conclusion, the trip from Cairo to Luxor is a journey that will take you on a journey through the heart of Egypt, offering a glimpse into its rich history, culture and natural beauty. Whether you’re interested in ancient history, stunning scenery or simply relaxing and unwinding, this trip is sure to be a memorable experience.


You make your way to the airport for your flight to Luxor. Upon arrival you will be met and assisted by our representative who will transfer you to your cruise boat: your floating hotel for your next 4 days. After lunch, which you will have on board, you will visit the magnificent Karnak and Luxor Temples. Once your visit to these ancient Theban Temples is complete you will return to the boat for your dinner.

A new day, your first breakfast on board, and then it is time to visit the West Bank of Luxor: the tombs of the New Kingdom Pharaohs in the Valley of the Kings;the magnificent temple of Queen Hatshepsut at Deir El-Bahri finishing with the immense Colossi of Memnon.
After this visit to the Theban "City of the Dead" you will be taken back to your boat for your lunch, and then you can watch as it departs Luxor and sails for Esna. As the Nile flows gently underneath you, dinner will be served.

You can enjoy your breakfast watching as the cruise boat crosses the Esna lock then sails onward to Edfu, home of the best preserved temple in Egypt: the Temple of Horus. Then return you to your cruise boat for dinner as the boat sails majestically towards Kom Ombo.

Sailing starts with breakfast, and then a visit to the Temple of Kom Ombo, dedicated to the gods Horus and Sobek. Afterwards it is back to the boat for lunch and the sail to Aswan. Once ashore you will be driven to see the High Dam, the worlds largest rock filled dam, and the Temple of Philae, moved to the island of Agilika after the waters of Lake Nasser flooded its original location. It is then back to Aswan for your last dinner on the boat.

You will have your final breakfast on the boat before you have to check out. After this visit you will be transferred to Aswan airport for the flight back to Cairo (flight duration is about 55 minutes).

The Trip Cost Includes

  • Pick-up or Drop-off service from and to Airport(in our own vehicle)
  • Transportation to and from!!
  • Food all along the trip(Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner and a cup of coffee or tea) and accommodations during the trip in hotels with family environment
  • Transportation, food, accommodation and insurance of Guide during the trip
  • Down jacket, all-season sleeping bag, duffel bag and trekking map(in case if you don’t have your own. Down jacket, sleeping bag and duffel bag must be returned after completion of the trip)
  • First Aid Medical Kit(Your guide will carry the Medical Kit but we also advise to bring yourself for your own use, as far as possible)
  • All the required permits and paperwork

The Trip Cost Excludes

  • International Airfare
  • Visa Charges
  • Hotel Expenses(In Kathmandu, some packages do include hotel expenses)
  • Your travel and medical insurance
  • Personal Expenses such as shopping, bar bills, hot shower, telephone, laundry, titbits etc
  • Food and accommodations in Kathmandu
  • Services not mentioned or not promised by the agent/agency
  • Emergency expenses such as expenses on chartered helicopter.

Frequently asked Questions

How fit do I need to be to do this trek?

Annapurna Base Camp is a Grade B or a moderately difficult trekking route. So any fit person can do this trek, even if you do not have any previous experience. You should be aware of what to expect and mentally prepare for it. Then, as long as you will to, you can.

How long do we walk every day when doing Annapurna Base Camp trekking?

On average, you walk about 4 to 6 hours per day. One or two days can be as less as 3hrs and one or two days can be as long as 7hrs.

What is the highest altitude reached in this trek?

The highest altitude reached is 4190m. This is the elevation of Annapurna Base Camp. ABC is the highest we will climb in this trek.

What about battery charging and host shower facilities?

Yes, you can charge batteries en route. Charger should be brought. There are hot shower facilities as well. You may have to pay certain amount for both ($1-$2). Negotiate. Also, hot water facility could be free at lower elevation.

Are there ATMs on the way to Annapurna Base Camp?

No. There are no ATMs on this trek route. You will have to draw enough cash in Pokhara or Kathmandu. There are a number of ATMs in these cities. Everything is paid in Nepali rupees. So money should be exchanged before the start of the trek.


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Cairo to Luxor 5 days Trip
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