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
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Facts at a glance
|Time Difference:||+2 hours (UK)|
|Flight Time:||5 hours from UK|
|Average Temp:||33 °C|