Quick Guide to Luxor
Luxor sits right by the ancient capital of Egypt, Thebes, so as you can imagine there's plenty of history around. Most people visit Luxor for a holiday on the Nile, as it's the starting point for the popular and numerous week-long Nile cruises. But don't overlook the attraction in Luxor itself, with plenty to recommend a trip or extending your stay. Split by the river into the East Bank and the West Bank, sights include the Luxor Temple, the Temple of Karnak and the Valley of the Kings. If your holiday in Luxor isn't about heading off up the Nile, be sure to take a felucca trip, best done at sunset - you can't avoid this river completely!
Fab holidays for:
Cultural sights, Nile boat rides, Sunshine
Luxor International Airport
Did you know?
Luxor's Valley of the Kings was rife with corruption. Guards were susceptible to bribes from thieves who went in and robbed gold and precious artefacts. It got so bad that royal mummies were removed from their tombs and buried somewhere else.