The Temple of Karnak at Luxor

Luxor

Magnificent Luxor sits proudly on the east bank of the Nile, inviting visitors to explore its ancient past that spans back thousands of years. Often described as the world's greatest outdoor museum, you will be mesmerised by its beauty and inspired by its magnificent relics. With one of the biggest sacred buildings on your doorstep - the maze-like temple of Karnak, and the impressive Valley of the Kings across the Nile, Luxor brings history to life in a compelling way.

Known as Thebes in ancient Egypt, Luxor today is split into three distinctive areas: the town of Luxor, the village of Karnak and the Theban necropolis, on the west bank. All three corners are well worth a visit, whether you explore by foot, horse drawn caleche, white-sailed felucca boat or hot air balloon!

For those rare moments when you want to relax, the city's contemporary side provides a wealth of restaurants, cocktail bars and cafes, alongside bustling bazaars to purchase those all important reminders of this fascinating destination.

Luxor is also the home base for our Nile Cruises, an excellent way to savour the best of Luxor and the magnificent River Nile.

While you're here...

  • Visit the Valley of the Kings - a breathtaking collection of royal tombs
  • Take a white-sailed felucca ride down the Nile or hot-air balloon ride over the city
  • Enjoy a spectacular show of light and music at the Temple of Karnak


Luxor hotels

Maritim Jolie Ville, Kings Island Luxor

Maritim Jolie Ville Kings Island Hotel

  • Bed & Breakfast
  • 5 Star

Set in over 165 acres of beautifully landscaped grounds, on an idyllic private island, the Maritim Jolie Ville Kings Island has breathtaking views... more

Iberotel Luxor Hotel

Iberotel Luxor Hotel

  • All Inclusive
  • 4 Star

The Iberotel Luxor nestles on the banks of the Nile, with spectacular views of the river, the west bank and the Hills of Thebes in the distance. This... more

Sonesta St George Hotel, Luxor

Sonesta St George Hotel

  • Bed & Breakfast
  • 5 Star

Ideal for exploring the mystery of ancient Egypt, the Sonesta St George's location on the banks of the River Nile makes it perfect for visiting... more



Facts at a glance

Time Difference: +2 hours (UK)
Language: Arabic
Flight Time: 5 hours from UK
Average Temp: 33 °C
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