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Who wouldn't want to explore the 'world's greatest open air museum' and see its temples, tombs, spectacular desert, and river scenery? The main attractions lie at either side of the Nile, the East and West bank, encompassing staggering must-see sites that'll make you wonder how times and generations have evolved.

Temple of Luxor

Temple of Luxor

This temple is in honor of the Egyptian God Amon-Re around 1400 BC, and constructed by famous Egyptian pharaohs -- Amenhopis III and Ramesses II (aka the 'great builder').

Horse and Carriage Tour

Horse and Carriage Tour

Why not let a horse do all the walking by jumping aboard its carriage for an orientation tour. Wander through the bazaar or just relax at a cafe and enjoy a strong local coffee.

Colossi of Memnon

Colossi of Memnon

Let a donkey take you to the West Bank to see the two 18-meter-high stone statues of Amenhotep III (all that remains), and marvel at the style and decoration of the tombs.

Karnak Temple

Karnak Temple

This was the center of all religious life in ancient Egypt. Built and extended by successive generations of rulers, you can't help but be awed by the massive columns and painted hieroglyphs.

Mummy Museum

Learn about mummification and see a range of human and animal remains at this captivating museum. This practice is believed by the ancient Egyptians to be a critical part of the quest for eternal life.

Luxor Museum
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Luxor Museum

Take a stroll through and discover the many artifacts discovered in modern Luxor. Statues found in 1989 hidden beneath the floor of the Luxor Temple, and an annex dedicated to Egypt's Golden Age are also on show.

Luxor Souk Market
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Luxor Souk Market

Dizzy yourself in this bustling bazaar crammed with clothes, jewelry, trinkets, stunning spices, and leather goods. Haggle til your heart's content to get the best deals on your new exotic finds!

Planning Your Luxor Visit

There is so much political unrest in Egypt.  Is it safe to go there?

Terrorists continue to plan attacks in Egypt. Foreigners could be targeted in tourist resorts or other locations frequented by foreigners. Be aware of your surroundings at all times and use heightened caution to avoid unsafe situations.

Should I follow a specific dress code here?

Egypt is an Islamic country. For woman, it's generally best to dress modestly, keeping knees and shoulders covered and not to wear figure hugging clothing. Women visiting religious sites are advised to cover their hair and neck with a scarf and take shoes off if required. Men can wear shorts and a normal style t-shirt.

Much of Egypt is desert -- how do I travel across this?

Four-wheel drive vehicles are really the only way and be prepared for a bumpy ride. Perhaps take anti-nausea tablets or any other remedy you use to prevent travel sickness.

Good to know

  • Language
    Arabic
  • Currency
    Egyptian Pound EGP (£)
  • Time Zone
    UTC (+02:00)
  • Country Code
    +20
  • Best time to visit
    Temperatures can be high from May to September, if you want to avoid the heat, then go in the cooler months of October through February. Always be prepared with sunscreen and layers to keep you protected from the daylight sun and the cooler nights.

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What people are saying about Luxor

Wonderfull day trip from Hurghada to Luxor

The day trip was as advertised, good upfront communication, great tour guide and very very friendly staff. We travelled with our two children; they loved it as well • great value for money • 16.5 hour trip of which 7 hours in a Toyota hi-ace van, however comfortable enough, just plan to bring entertainment. • art&craft store was a nice end to the tour, they gave a very original great show

Great Service, Reliable great team made our day to Valley of the Kings

I was a little concerned when I arrived at our hotel to be told that the holiday operator and hotel do not run tours to Luxor! I'd booked this trip on line from home at GetyourGuide. I started to ask about to make sure that it was safe to go. I had no need to be concerned. I received updates to my e-mail of all the details I needed for our trip. We were picked up directly from our hotel by the lovely Bob! He was our guide for the day, we had 2 drivers due to the long drive and about 10 in the group. We had a great day, Bob had excellent english and was very interesting with his knowledge and the way he presented it to us. We enjoyed the Nile cruise which was extra but definitely worth it. Lunch was good and Bob looked after us right through out the day. making sure we didn't get bothered by any street vendors etc as we went through to the attractions. Can recommend enough. Many thanks for a great day out.

Day Trip to Valley of the Kings, Luxor Reviewed by Anonymous, 04/02/2019

This was a great day trip! The guide was very knowledgable!

Journey was smooth. The guides English was very good and was able to answer all questions. Was a fun day. Thank you.

Day Trip to Valley of the Kings, Luxor Reviewed by Natasha, 03/28/2019

A very full and interesting day, memorable for the right reasons.

Apart from the long minibus journeys, this was an excellent trip. Although only scratching the surface of an amazing place, the guidance from Mohammed was first-class and gave us a basic understanding of the history of what we were looking at.

Day Trip to Valley of the Kings, Luxor Reviewed by Jamie, 02/21/2019

Excellent organised trip with excellent service and tasty food

Excellent organised trip knowledgable guide (Mohammed and perfect driver Ahmet ).Very tasty the lunch in Crocodile restaurant Luxor . Highly recommend trip

Day Trip to Valley of the Kings, Luxor Reviewed by Rositsa, 02/13/2019