Luxor

Luxor, Egypt

Often referred to as the world's greatest open air museum, Luxor is the ideal base to explore the areas many historical sites. Here you will find the Luxor and Karnak Temples, the Valley of the Kings and Queens, the Colossi of Memnon and Deir el Medina (the workers' village).

Luxor

Situated in the Nile Valley, Luxor is another major destination for discovering the ancient history of Egypt. Consisting of three areas; on the east bank is the city of Luxor, the town of Karnak on the north edge and the ancient city of Thebes on the west bank.

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Luxor Hotels (20)

The Karnak is set in its own extensive and well kept gardens on the banks of the River Nile, offering a very good standard of facilities and services always with a warm friendly and relaxed atmosphere...

The hotel is set amongst beautiful palm trees in a lush greenery on Crocodile Island on the river Nile. The resort is ideal for families or couples who are looking for an informal hotel, offering rela...

The Steigenberger Nile Palace Hotel enjoys a great location looking out onto the main road in Luxor and backing on to the banks of the Nile....

Situated on the banks of the River Nile at the heart of Luxor, the Sonesta St George Hotel provides a luxurious base to explore the many sights of interest....

The Sheraton Luxor Resort Hotel is built in 8 acres of gardens on the East Bank of the Nile. The hotel is a good base from which to explore Luxor....

Pavillon Winter Luxor Hotel serves as an extension to the historic Winter Palace. The hotels share facilities and are well located in the midst of their own tropical gardens....

The Iberotel Luxor Hotel enjoys a splendid location on the banks of the Nile which is ideal for boat excursions....

This hotel is said to be more like a palace with it's beautiful, luxurious decor and 8 hectare garden....

The El Luxor is a lively, comfortable, modern hotel with a wide range of leisure facilities in a great location on the Corniche....

The Emilio Hotel is the perfect base from which to explore the surrounding area and all its attractions....

The Gaddis Hotel is a 3 star cosy hotel offering travellers good services and comforts as well as good value for money....

Situated in the heart of Luxor, the hotel is a great base for visiting the many ruins such as The Temple of Karnak and The Temple of Luxor....

The Karnak Hotel Luxor provides a comfortable base for visiting the many attractions in Luxor....

The New Philippe Hotel is in the perfect location for couples and families who want explore Egypt....

The Pyramisa Isis Luxor is built on 28 acres of subtropical landscaped gardens and is directly on the Nile and in Luxor centre. This hotel is one of the most popular five star hotels in the city and ...

The Queens Valley Hotel offers good accommodation, service and location for visiting all the local attractions....

Royal House Hotel is located in the heart of Luxor and offers great value and an excellent base to explore the local area....

The Winter Palace is a luxury hotel that was once a private residence of King Farouk of Egypt. Designed like an English stately home, it is an outstanding landmark on the river front that even the Pha...

The family-run hotel provides all the amenities required to ensure as pleasant and comfortable stay in Luxor....

Nuzzled in a secluded area on the Nile Corniche, The Tutotel Hotel is your gateway to the astounding world of ancient Egypt....

Things to see

On the northern edge of Luxor is the Temple of Karnak, a huge site worth visiting in the early hours of the day to avoid the stifling heat, the Luxor Temple is situated in the centre of the city while the fascinating tombs of the Valleys of the Kings and Queens are found on the west bank, after being greeted by the two faceless Colossi of Memnon which are the first monument to see on route to the Valley of the Kings.

Out and about

Luxor is divided by the Nile River, creating a West Bank and an East Bank, the Luxor and Karnak Temples, the main tourist hotels, shops and tourist market are all on the East Bank. To go from one side to the other can be done by road, though this involves a 15km detour via a bridge to the south of the city. The 'National Ferry' provides an easier and quicker route and it runs every 15 minutes during the day. Taxis are plentiful and cheap, providing an easy choice for travelling around Luxor; ensure to agree the fare before setting off.

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