One of the world's top tourist destinations, Egypt's Luxor allows you to immerse yourself in 4,000 years of history and an endlessly mysterious and intriguing ancient civilisation on the eastern banks of the timeless Nile as you explore the playground of the Pharaohs.
At the same time, modern-day Luxor is a great base for experiencing many of Egypt's other delights, and it offers a fantastic range of accommodation, and buzzes with bazaars, shops, cafes and restaurants. It gets pretty lively here after dark too!
The site of the famous city of Thebes, home to Pharaohs and nobles, Luxor was formerly Egypt's capital. It's here that you'll find the jaw-dropping Karnak Temple, actually three temples constructed and expanded over 1300 years.
Over on the Nile's west bank lies the incredible Valley of the Kings, burial place of Tutankhamen, and site of Queen Hatshepsut's Mortuary Temple and the Colossi of Memnon – breathtaking twin giant statues.
Naturally, soaking up all these mesmerising ancient sights will be a priority. But find time to enjoy a felucca ride on the Nile too. The whole family will enjoy drifting up this awesome river in one of these traditional wooden Egyptian sailboats, so it's an unmissable experience on any Luxor holiday.
From Luxor, you can also visit cities such as fascinating and ancient Aswan, 250km further south down the Nile. Or combine your Egyptian adventure with a beach trip somewhere like Hurghada or El Gouna on the Red Sea, home to beautiful islands and coral reefs.
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