Luxor is famous for its great and picturesque Nile and its antiquities, which are located on the banks of the Nile and within all its streets, so its antiquities are located in the open air for everyone who wishes to know the greatness of the ancient Egyptian
Luxor has frequently been characterized as the "world's greatest open-air museum", as the ruins of the Egyptian temple complexes at Karnak and Luxor stand within the modern city.
Situated in the Nile Valley in Upper Egypt, Luxor is an essential component of any Egyptian itinerary. Known as 'the world's largest open-air museum', it harbours many of the country's most astonishing monuments and is the starting point of the majority of river cruises.
Exploring the ancient ruins, which are thousands of years old and still as built by the ancient Egyptian, and also the largest place for the extraction of the ancient Egyptian civilization.
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Egypt is home to numerous iconic attractions. Some of the must-visit places include the Great Pyramids of Giza, the Sphinx, Luxor's Valley of the Kings, Karnak Temple Complex, Abu Simbel Temples, the Egyptian Museum in Cairo, and the vibrant city of Alexandria.
The best time to visit Egypt is during the cooler months, which are from October to April. The weather is more pleasant for exploring the archaeological sites and the Nile cruises. However, if you don't mind the heat, visiting during the summer months can offer lower prices and fewer crowds.
The duration of your Egypt tour depends on the places you want to visit and the depth of exploration. A typical itinerary ranges from 7 to 10 days, allowing you to cover the major highlights in Cairo, Luxor, and Aswan. If you have more time, you can extend your stay to explore additional regions, such as Alexandria or the Red Sea coast.
Egypt is generally a safe country to visit, and millions of tourists enjoy their trips without any issues. However, it's always advisable to stay informed about the current travel advisories and follow the guidance of local authorities. It's also recommended to use reputable tour operators and exercise caution in crowded areas.
It is recommended to dress modestly, especially when visiting religious or conservative areas. For both men and women, lightweight and breathable clothing made from natural fibers is ideal, such as loose-fitting pants, long skirts or dresses, and shirts with sleeves. Don't forget to bring a hat, sunglasses, and sunscreen to protect yourself from the sun.
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We chose the MS May Flower Cruise which accommodations are clean, new and tidy. The services on the cruise was excellent with helpful and friendly staff.
I am provided with a very knowledgeable guide , Hany, who could introduce all the sightseeing points well and took care of us well.
The trip to Abusimbel was unforgettable.
The sail on Nile River with felucca was nice and enjoyable.
We also booked additional trip to Nibican Village , where the beautiful colorful houses catched our eyes.
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