Day Trip To Luxor From Cairo By Plane

Cairo, Egypt
Day trip to Luxor from Cairo by Plane with Lunch

From $320.00

Price varies by group size

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-You will not receive a refund if you cancel.

  • 10 to 12 hours
  • Pickup offered
  • Mobile ticket
  • Offered in: English


Luxor contains many of Egypt’s most standout attractions, but its long distance from Cairo makes it tricky to visit as a day trip. During this fast-paced, all-inclusive excursion, you’ll hop a domestic flight to cover the highlights of the southern city in a single day. Enjoy door-to-door transportation from your Cairo or Giza hotel and guided tours of millennia-year-old temples, plus a peek at the famous statue of Ramses the Great.
  • An action-packed day trip to Luxor from Cairo, by flight
  • Cover all the ancient highlights in a single day, perfect for travelers short on time
  • Enjoy free time to grab lunch in a local restaurant on your own (own expense)
  • Get in-depth commentary from your own private guide as you tour stunning ancient sites

What's Included

  • Tour guide
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Round-trip flight Cairo/Luxor/Cairo
  • Lunch
  • Bottle Water
  • Entry Fees
  • Tipping

Meeting and Pickup

You can head directly to your preferred meeting point, or request pickup.

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Start time

03:30 AM

End point

This activity ends back at the meeting point.

Pickup details

As per confirmed pickup time you will find our tour guide waiting for you and he will hold a sign showing our company name

What To Expect

Enjoy door-to-door transportation from your Cairo or Giza hotel to the airport to get your action-packed day started. Then, catch a flight to Luxor, cutting down the length of your journey and increasing the amount of time you have to explore.

Once you arrive, allow your guide to lead you on a whirlwind tour of Luxor's millennia-old temples, including a glimpse of the statue of Ramses the Great. Take the opportunity to grab lunch at a local restaurant of your choice (at your own expense) and then continue soaking up the atmosphere of the city.

Continue making the most of every minute in Luxor until it is time to head back. After a full day, relax on your transfer to the airport for your flight back to Cairo.


5 hours Admission Ticket Free

Valley of the Kings

1 hour Admission Ticket Free

Temple of Hatshepsut at Deir el Bahari

1 hour Admission Ticket Free

Colossi of Memnon

1 hour Admission Ticket Free

Luxor Temple

1 hour Admission Ticket Free

Temple of Karnak

1 hour Admission Ticket Free

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Infant seats available
  • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
  • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Most travelers can participate
  • Note : During your booking we need copy photo from your passport please update it with booking process
  • This depends on tha availability of the class on the plane on the same day that the customer wants. if it is available, a reservation will be made. if it is not available, the customer will be informed that it is not available.
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate

Cancellation Policy

This experience is non-refundable and cannot be changed for any reason. If you cancel or ask for an amendment, the amount you paid will not be refunded.

  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.

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    Featured review
    Tour guide Sam was great. Helpful and knowledgeable about area Great tour. Highly recommended our tour included pick up and drop off


    345 reviews
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    Great experience
    Derrick_S, Apr 2024
    Tour guide Sam was great. Helpful and knowledgeable about area Great tour. Highly recommended our tour included pick up and drop off
    Best experience in Egypt
    Frode_J, Apr 2024
    No doubt this was our best day in Egypt! The sights are so impressive, beautiful, and our guide Angie was fantastic. She was clearly very insightful, and shared with us the appropriate level of detail so we learned a lot from each site visited. Highly recommend taking this tour, even if it is a super early start and late finish. Our 10-year-old stayed engaged througout!
    Luxor is a must!
    Jarred_S, Apr 2024
    This experience was amazing and u couldn't be happier. It's a long day but so very worth it. Sam and driver ali made me feel so welcome and gave me such good memories and so much information about the sites. Luxor is incredible place and must be seen if in Egypt! Make sure to ask for SAM and Ali you will not be disappointed. !!!!!
    Tour by plane to Luxor
    Kenny_O, Mar 2024
    The tour went well. Transportation and accommodation was provided. The tour guide gave a really good tour in Luxor. I would visit again on another trip.
    Excellent tour.
    Diana_S, Feb 2024
    Excellent tour, complete as much as possible. The guide very knowledgeable. Lunch no good, the only good is the kindness of the people in the restaurant.
    The history of ancient Egypt
    Casey_S, Feb 2024
    PLEASE READ! • 04:30 hotel pick up • 05:00 arrive at airport - go to check in counter to receive boarding pass (without guide, not emphasized in description) •07:00 depart to Luxor •08:15 arrive in Luxor and meet guide OUTSIDE of the airport (not emphasized in description) The only reason why this excursion did not receive 5 stars is because of the logistical unclarity which caused some anxiety with the flight to Luxor. To reiterate you will be traveling to Luxor alone to meet the guide there, outside of the airport. (Some other companies meet their guides at the Cairo airport, this one does not. The meeting point is in Luxor. Our guide also did not have a sign which caused some confusion in the morning. Was it worth it? YES, absolutely! Would I do it again? YES, absolutely! Our guide, Sam, provided us a tailored experience like none other. I am thankful I took the risk of booking this trip knowing there are many moving parts. If you decide to take the risk, please read the above itinerary and it will help relieve some of the stressors of the start of the trip. We were able to get an in depth, highly insightful look at many of the great places, tombs, and temples throughout Luxor. If you are staying in Cairo, this is a must day trip!! I cannot recommend this enough. This is ancient Egypt. There is so much history, passion, and power in this city.
    The best trip!
    Irina_K, Feb 2024
    The best trip I ever had , to see all this in one day is unbelievable! Hasan the guide was amazing, friendly and very professional , in one day he told me whole history of Egypt I guess, because he never stopped talking:)))The flight back to Cairo was delayed 1 hour and I thought they left me by my own I was so scared that they would not wait for me but no they waited for one hour and brought me to hotel safely! Highly recommend this trip ! Thank you Hasan! Irina.
    Great tour, great sites, seamless travel
    Thomas_T, Jan 2024
    Great tour. Met all expectations. Sam was a GREAT tour guide and we loved seeing the sights in Luxor. All of the travel was smooth and easy. The hotel room to rest in until our flight was also an extremely nice touch. My only nit to pick would be with the time, 3:30am is so early. Ouch. The tour probably could have started a couple hours later and still accomplished everything we wanted to see.
    Wonderful guide made the trip perfect.
    Brock_M, Jan 2024
    This is a must-experience trip. I can not emphasize enough how enjoyable our guide made the trip. His enthusiasm and energy was just perfect. We would go again just to have him as a guide. Pick up and drop off from the hotel and airport details were planned very well.
    A Day in Luxor
    JMichael_G, Dec 2023
    Everything went smoothly and price seemed reasonable. Guide was passionate, well informed and responded well to any request we had. All the coordination between flights and rides went smoothly. Long day, but worth the effort.
    Worst guide ever
    Nedal_K, Dec 2023
    The whole trip was long and tiring. The tour guide. Shireen, was not into it. She barely did cover any background of the temples or tombs. I would not recommend her or Emo Tours. Bad experience with all the staff form Emo tours.
    Fantastic tour, great people!!
    Mason_Y, Dec 2023
    The tour was well organized and executed. My flights were a little delayed both coming and going and the tour coordinators were very friendly and patient about it. I enjoyed not being in a big group of people a whole lot because I was able to stop and get a phone charger and SD card for my camera with the help of my tour guides. This is super appreciated. The tour itself was very good. I was taken to all of the sights and given some great insight on history and culture. I was taken to a local lunch spot which had incredible food and this enhanced the experience very much. The driver even stopped so I can pickup food on the way back to my hotel since I got back super late. Amazing service, definitely recommend this. The only feedback on this is my tour guide did not suggest or help with cool photos very much. I had to ask her to take a few photos of me at one point. I do sometimes get guides who know the cool photo spots and make suggestions. But other than that she was absolutely fantastic.
    Crème de La Creme experience
    David_G, Nov 2023
    I had such a beautiful experience with Amgie (tour guide) and Hossam( private driver). They were extremely professional and courteous. Amgie was very knowledgeable in what she does and has created memories for me that I will never forget in my life and my trip to Egypt. Hossam has been a great driver as well! I would definitely recommend this excursion to anyone visiting Egypt. Amgie and Hossam will take good care of you!
    Request Ahmed
    jaymes_b, Nov 2023
    Wish I would have stayed here instead of Cairo. Ahmed is second to none. Super informative, patient, friendly, and an expert at throwing pictures with your phone!! Highly recommend.
    Amazingly fun!
    Jullien_C, Nov 2023
    The tour was great! The driver and specially the tour guide were clever and friendly. Our tour guide has such a thorough understanding of the history of the place. Highly recommended.
    High Pressure Sales of Overpriced Junk
    Mitchell_C, Nov 2023
    Silwa Fathay was the guide for this tour. Sadly, she managed to turn seeing the Valley of the Kings into a series of high pressure sales of overpriced merchandise. We seemed to rush through the tour but always seemed to have time for these scams. I am guessing the guide was receiving commission from sales. Even after being told to stop, she continued to try to peddle these scams. When actually providing information about the tour, she was overbearing and intrusive. It was a relief to be able to visit parts of the tour that the guides were not allowed. It is sad that this expensive tour was treated with such disrespect by the tour guide
    Awesome trip
    Alexandra_L, Oct 2023
    Sheeren and Hossam (forgive my spelling) were excellent! Sheeren was a great guide, I see a lot of reviews saying they didn’t get a lot of information at some sites but it’s also important to know that at some of these places the guide can’t go in with you at certain places. Sheeren did an excellent job explaining as much to us as she could before entering the places she wasn’t able to go in with us. Pickup time might vary based off of your flight information. We got picked up at 6am and arrived back around 1130pm based off of flights. They will put you in a hotel to rest before the flight and it’s not the best but it was clean and good for a nap (you’ll want it). Please remember that you might have “free time” but these sites close around 5pm which I feel is why the tour ends before earlier. It was a wonderful experience and I would do again.
    Raveena_S, Oct 2023
    Ash (guide) and Dan (driver) were excellent. Just did this tour yesterday and all of our pick up/drop offs were all punctual. Ash was informative and also wonderful in engaging my 9 year old daughter into the tour. I highly recommend this if you want to see all the highlights and are short on time for your visit. I chose the hotel drop off option to rest instead of the felucca ride bc we got exhausted from the heat. If you do this and don't get heat exhaustion then do the felucca ride bc the Nile looks prettier in Luxor. Thanks for making our experience stress free. The Paris restaurant food was also good and an authentic real Luxor experience.
    Bad logistics, great guide
    Sara_Z, Oct 2023
    Our tour guide Mustafa was extremely knowledgeable and the tour was very enjoyable. However, Viator failed to meaningly inform me of the pick up time change. When I initially booked the ticket, the pick up time was listed as 3:30 am. The voucher which I printed out just days before also said 3:30 am. However, Viator messaged me on the Viator app about a week after booking that the pick up time was 6:30 am, but neither I or the other couple on our tour (who booked through TripAdvisor) were aware of the change. Once we were sitting in the hotel lobby for 20 minutes without any word about pick up, I messaged the tour manager who was very communicative about changes in the hotel pick up time and pick up time from the Cairo airport in the evening. This is not on EMO tours but please be aware of the flight delays on intra-Egypt flights. Our original flight was supposed to take off at 8:35 am, but ended up taking off at 12 pm, so we did not arrive in Luxor until 1 pm. Thankfully our tour guide and drivers were waiting at the airport and took us directly to the sites, and made sure we did not miss any of the 4 sites included in our tour. They were extremely flexible which made the experience in Luxor very enjoyable. All and all, do go to Luxor but definitely check your messages on Viator and it would be helpful if Viator sent emails or WhatsApp messages confirming the pick up time if it changes from the initial booking.
    Amazing history and culture
    BJ_A, Oct 2023
    Amazing experience with a great guide. It is a lot for one day, but so glad I did it. If you can manage more time in Luxor do it, but if you’ve only got a day this tour is great! My guide was funny, smart and very friendly. He knew so much about ancient Egypt that other tourists were stopping to listen in on all the knowledge he was sharing. Absolutely remarkable. One note that was my experience in ALL my Egyptian tours. They love to haggle and you will be put in hard sell situations where they push you to buy more stuff you may not want. I saw it as a part of the culture and it was an experience to say the least, but if you’re going on a tour in Egypt be prepared for it. Totally worth it in the end!

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