10 Of The Best Things To Do In Luxor, Egypt

Two dry river valleys, split into an east and west bank much like Luxor city, form an ancient burial ground for excavated tombs of the nobles of the New Kingdom.

Valley Of The Kings

Built during the Middle Kingdom era, Karnak Temple comprises three compounds dedicated to the Theban triad: Amun, Mut and Khonsu.

Karnak Temple

Join the sea of vibrant hot-air balloons over Luxor at daybreak to see the West Bank archeological museum from above. 

Air Balloon Ride

Steeped in romance and history, Sofitel’s Winter Palace is the perfect spot to savour herbal tea or frosty pints in the late afternoon sun

Winter Palace

Used to sail the Nile River since the time of the pharaohs, the white canvas sails of traditional wooden felucca boats offer a graceful passage to North Luxor’s Banana Island.

Felucca Boat

Pick up anything from keffiyeh scarves to Middle Eastern spices at El Souk street market near Luxor Temple.

Haggle At El Souk

A fusion of communities and cuisines come together in Luxor, and the rich offerings of the Nile Valley farmlands are a fertile supplier for dishes such as mandi spiced meat.

Eat Bedouin-Style

In the cliffs of Deir el-Bahari opposite Luxor city, the Mortuary Temple of Queen Hatshepsut is one of Luxor’s most iconic sights.

Mortuary Temple

Known as the “Southern Sanctuary” in ancient Thebes, the Nubian sandstone Luxor Temple is one of the best-preserved to tour in Luxor.

Luxor Temple

Two stone statues of Pharaoh Amenhotep III, standing guard in front of the ruins of his mortuary temple, welcome tourists to the West Bank of the Nile

Marvel At The Colossi Of Memnon

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