Departure5 January 2024 I'm flexible
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BoardAll-inclusive Full-board Half-board Breakfast Self catering Room only
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Colloquially known as the worlds finest open-air museum, Luxor can be found on the site of the Ancient Egyptian city of Thebes surrounded by the ruins of the temples of Luxor and Karnak.
On the opposite banks of the Nile lie the temples, tombs and monuments of the West Bank Necropolis including the Valley of Kings and Valley of the Queens, sites that draw thousands of tourists from around the world every year.
Depending on current events and the political situation in Egypt, you could find yourself surrounded by visitors or experiencing the unique archeological heritage of this incredible ancient city and its sites in complete isolation. Either way, what awaits is quite breathtaking.
With its hot desert climate, Luxor offers day time temperatures between 25Â°C and 40Â°C, while the cooler nights drop to between 5Â°C and 25Â°C. With rainfall practically non-existent, Luxor is one of the sunniest cities in the world and some years has no rainfall at all. Great if you're looking for a dry hot getaway, not so good if your planning to stay longer, particularly if you're used to the drizzle of the UK.
Served by Luxor International Airport (LXR), the city has a modest ferry service, predominantly utilised by locals, for crossing the Nile, but available to tourists (al be it at 4 times the price). There is also a local railway and sometimes overly enthusiastic taxi service available throughout the city.
With so much to do and see from the temples to the tombs and with all that heritage, this is one for the bucket list. It's not a question of if, but when will you book your next trip? We suggest...now.
Things to do in Luxor
Luxor Blog posts
From the UK's most popular travel bloggers
Exploring the Karnak Temple Complex in Luxor: A Visitor's Guide
16th January 2023 by Where Angie Wanders
A colossal statue of Ramses II towers over the entrance of the Second Pylon, standing at an impressive 50 feet tall and carved from a single piece of stone. His wife, Queen Nefertari, is positioned between his legs....
Sofitel Winter Palace review: Magical stay in the heart of Luxor
13th November 2022 by PommieTravels
The Sofitel Winter Palace is one of Egypt’s most historic hotels and one of the best places to stay in Luxor. As soon as I saw it on Booking.com I knew I absolutely had to book a stay here! Located right in the heart of the city close to Luxor Temple, this beautiful 5-star hotel first opened its doors in 1907 and has welcomed many famous guests over the years, including Agatha Christie, Jackie Kennedy, Jane Fonda, Al Gore, Henry Kissinger, Prince Charles and Lady Diana, and President Sarkozy....
The best of Ancient Egypt: What to do in two days in Luxor
20th December 2022 by The World in My Pocket
Luxor is a must visit for every traveller passionate about Ancient Egypt, it is where history comes back to life through incredible architecture and art. Based on my own experience, in this two days in Luxor itinerary, I will tell you how to best organise your trip to the former capital of Egypt, and how to get there....
A complete guide to the Cairo to Aswan train (via Luxor)
25th August 2022 by The World in My Pocket
Travelling by train has been considerably glorified for many years in movies and books. It is a cost-efficient way of moving around, and also creates opportunities for authentic local experiences. I have travelled on the most famous trains around the world, including the Transsiberian, and every journey has opened doors into the local culture of the country I was in. It was on a night train from Beijing to Hong Kong where a Chinese man with the most perfect British accent taught me how to use...
Weather in Luxor
Our month-by-month guide to the weather and climate in Luxor