Luxor is a place worth learning about. It is in Upper Egypt, about 700 km from Cairo. The most relaxing ways to get there would be by plane or by train with sleeping cars. Luxor is home to some of the most important archaeological sites from the time of the Pharaohs. Basically, it had an East bank and a West bank.

The only time you can visit the East Bank Monuments, like the Luxor and Karnak Temples, is during the day. Between Karnak and Luxor, it takes about four to five hours to get there.

The Temple of Queen Hatshepsut, the Valley of the Kings, and the Colossi of Memnon are all West Bank Monuments, and it takes a full day to see them all. During your time on the West Bank, you will have two hours to look around the Temple of Hatshepsut. It took two hours to get to the Valley of the Kings, but only fifteen to get to the Colossi of Memnon.

1) Sounds and Lights show at Karnak Temple :

After dark, people can go to the Temple of Karnak on nights when there is a special music and light show.

2) Edfu and Kom Ombo Excursion :

  • The temples of Edfu and Kom Ombo are easy to get to from Luxor.

     

  • The first one was built to honour the god Hours.

     

  • When you get to the temple grounds, you’ll take a carriage up to the front gates.

     

  • At the Kom Ombo Temple, people prayed to the gods Sobek, the crocodile god, and Horus, the falcon god.

3) Hot air balloon excursion :

The hot air balloon leaves Luxor every morning at 5:30 am. The meeting time for the trip is set the day before.

4) Quad bike excursion at dawn in the desert :

For this trip into the desert, it will also be possible to use a quad. So, you will have to leave your hotel or start your cruise very early in the morning and head to the Quads station. When you want a guide who knows what they’re doing to take you on a safari. When the day is over, a group of Bedouins will feed you dinner.

5) Cairo Excursion from Luxor by flight :

Every day, a flight leaves Luxor at 6 am and arrives in Cairo at 7 am, so it is possible to get to and from Cairo in one day. You will be taken to a local restaurant for lunch before seeing the pyramids of Giza, which include those of Cheops, Chephren, Mycerinus, and the Sphinx.

Later in the day, you’ll look at the treasures of the Egyptian Museum, including an exhibit about the legendary boy king Tutankhamun. When you’re done at the Egyptian Museum, you’ll have some free time to look around Khan El Khalili, which is one of the most famous markets in the whole Middle East.

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