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Safaga to Luxor round trip in one day?

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Safaga to Luxor round trip in one day?

HI - we will arrive in Safaga on a cruise ship and would like to travel to Luxor. Does anyone know of transportation or tours that would help us do that?

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1. Re: Safaga to Luxor round trip in one day?

I have done this trip by road in one day, but the other way round (Luxor-Safaga-Luxor) its a fare distance and if you want 3 or 4 hours in Luxor, it will take you from early morning until late at night.

You should be able to hire an air-conditioned car with driver for about $35(US)or so pp (some haggling will be needed to get that price)for the return trip.

One problem that you may need to overcome however, is that this is a 'convoy' route, so you will have to fit in with the convoys or find a driver who is prepared to take you exclusively, whereby you will have to know certain things to get you thru the many checkpoints (PM me for details if required) and a certain amount of baksheesh is required here & there.

I don't know if there is a Safaga forum within TA that could give you more localised info. :-)

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2. Re: Safaga to Luxor round trip in one day?

Tours can be arranged from Safage port to Luxor for overday. It should not be missed.

Booking before you leave will be a good idea. Entrance fees in luxor will cost about US$ 50 for the East and West bank and you could hire a guide for your tour to show you around.

Need more info you can PM me

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3. Re: Safaga to Luxor round trip in one day?

You should be able to arrange the Luxor excursion directly from your cruise ship escursion office. In December 2007 my cruise ship stopped at Safaga and about half the passengers left on the Luxor escursion. I had already been to Luxor in the past so I spent a relaxing day on board. The tour busses will all be at the port to take on the passengers, then you move to an assembly area outside the town, and then a l o n g convoy with police escort on the Safaga-Qena-Luxor highway. You'll have about 5-6 hours in Luxor and they take you to the temples, tombs, etc. I don't recall the exact timing but it makes for a very long day.

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4. Re: Safaga to Luxor round trip in one day?

Hi - we have already been to Luxor too. Is there anything else to do in Safaga?

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5. Re: Safaga to Luxor round trip in one day?

hiya tazz safaga is by the sea its beutiful we stayed at a hotel (sol-y-mar paradise hotel) there overnight and we went out on a boat for 3 hours diving and snorkerling,then we lay on the beach and subathed then we played volleyball, i tell you i never book trips with the reps but we did this one and it was well worth it we got transport food tea breki and dinner then we set hone about 2pm the next day, the hotel is in a compound and you have to stay in it as there is nothing close by, the hotel caters for german guests and we we,r the only brits there but it was ok maggieomx

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6. Re: Safaga to Luxor round trip in one day?

Expect to be picked up by our Egyptian guide and car. Ship arrives at 7:00 AM and departs same day at 8:00 PM. How long is the drive each way

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7. Re: Safaga to Luxor round trip in one day?

Hi DGFToronto

The journey is around 3.5 hours each way.

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8. Re: Safaga to Luxor round trip in one day?

It is possible to do the trip to Luxor in one day as I have done Luxor to Safaga and back on quite a few occasions and as there are no more convoys you can leave early from Safaga to make a day of it in Luxor. Safaga is known for water sports including snorkelling and diving. The glass bottomed boat tours are popular and you can do these all inclusive with lunch and snorkelling. PM me if you want further info.

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