Luxor to Hurgada - travel options

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Jan 2nd, 2006, 09:10 AM
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Luxor to Hurgada - travel options

For some reason - I posted this under the general Africa/ME forum, not specifying Egypt...so I'm trying again.....

I am helping some friends plan a trip to Egypt. They are going to do a couple of days in Cairo and then Luxor (no cruise this trip). Then they want to relax at the beach. They have 3 kids under 12 - so they want a low-key family atmosphere with snorkling, fishing, and basic R&R.

I have suggested the Movenpick in El Gouna (just north of Hurgada) rather than Sharm, but I'm not sure of the best way to get there from Luxor.

Does EgyptAir fly from Luxor to Hurgada?

Would it be possible to rent a car in Luxor and drive to the Red Sea coast? They have lived in the Middle East, so basic language and driving issues are not a problem.

I feel silly not knowing this - having lived in Eygpt for several years - but this just isn't something we ever did!
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Jan 2nd, 2006, 10:41 AM
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The Egypt Air web site is showing a flight on Monday, Luxor to Hurgada, depart 19:35, arrive 20:00. No flight Sunday or Tuesday. You would have to check on Thursday to see if there is a flight Wed, Thurs, or Fri--only 3 days are covered--look on flight status. We reurned from Egypt 2 weeks ago and flew from Sharm to Luxor. That flight was scheduled for 2 days a week, Tuesday and Thursday. The Hurgada flight is probably the same--2 days a week.

You have to travel in a convoy from Luxor to Hurgada, at appointed times. You would have to check with a car rental agency to see if it is allowed to drive yourself.
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Jan 2nd, 2006, 06:35 PM
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Twofortheroad -

Thanks for the info. You obviously had better luck with the EgyptAir website than I did. I couldn't find any flights at all. I think it would be easiest to fly, so I'll check into that some more.
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