Things To Do in Luxor

Things To Do in Luxor

Things To Do in Luxor

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Top 9 Things to Do in Luxor

Within the city of a hundred gates lies a haven of great constructions that challenge time and achieve immortality. Luxor became a world heritage site by The UNESCO in 1979 and is famous for being one of the most visited places in Egypt, all because the sight of the glory is found across every inch of this heavenly city where the greatest example of ancient Egyptian architecture is found all over across the two banks of the Nile River where exploring heaven is possible and the most incredible memories are created to last an eternity. There are many activities to do in Luxor for enjoying a perfect vacation and in this article, you will explore the top things to do in Luxor so continue reading.

  1. Visiting the Luxor East Bank Attractions
  2. Explore the Tomb of King Tutankhamun
  3. Enjoy A Full Day Tour to Luxor West Bank Attractions
  4. Cruise the Nile River from Luxor
  5. Accompany An Egyptologist Tour Guide in Edfu and Kom Ombo Temple
  6. Take a Trip at the Rameessum Temple of King Ramses II
  7. Enjoy Hot-Air Balloon in Luxor
  8. Enjoy a Horse Carriage Tour in Luxor
  9. Visit the Majestic Luxor Museum
  10. Book Your Tour to Luxor Now With Us

1-Visiting the Luxor East Bank Attractions

Karnak Temple -Things to do in Luxor - Egypt Tours Portal
Karnak Temple -Things to do in Luxor – Egypt Tours Portal

On the East Bank of the Nile are two fallen stars from the heavens that showcase the mythological and religious aspects of ancient Egypt which are the great Karnak temple the greatest open-air museum in the world, the ancient center of the religious life of ancient Egypt during Egypt new kingdom (1550-1070 BC) and the captivating Luxor temple which is known to be the worship house of the Theban triad which consists of the Sun deity Amon, his wife the deity of Motherhood Mut and The Moon deity Khonsu. Visiting Luxor East Bank attraction will complete the true meaning of your vacation in Egypt.

2-Explore the Tomb of King Tutankhamun

The Tomb of King Tutankhamun - Things to do in Luxor - Egypt Tours Portal
The Tomb of King Tutankhamun – Things to do in Luxor – Egypt Tours Portal

Probably the most famous and important monuments in Egypt is the tomb of the boy-king Tutankhamun which was discovered in 1922 in the Valley of the Kings in a perfect condition as it is the most preserved tomb in the history of Egypt as it contained his mummy and about 5398 artifacts such as Tut’s one of a kind golden face mask, the inner coffin of three sarcophagi composed of 450 pounds of pure solid gold, a fallen meteorite dagger, golden chariot, archery bow, and various amazing items within Egyptian Museum in Cairo but were transported to the Grand Egyptian Museum now. Exploring the tomb one of the top things to do in Luxor that can’t be missed.

3-Enjoy A Full Day Tour to Luxor West Bank Attractions

Hatshepsut Temple - Things to do in Luxor - Egypt Tours Portal
Hatshepsut Temple – Things to do in Luxor – Egypt Tours Portal

Day tour in Luxor West Bank attraction is not enough to enjoy the amazing wonders of this city where on the west bank of the Nile are most of the most visited and explored archeological monuments in history the heavenly valley of the kings, located in the essence of a mountain containing more than 63 tombs, out of these sixty tombs are 20 royal tombs dating to the New Kingdom (1550-1050 BC) like Tutankhamun, the entire Ramsess dynasty,  Amenhotep I,  Seti I and more. The entrance gate of Luxor is guarded by the Colossi of Memnon which was built by Amenhotep III. Luxor holds the Valley of the Nobles that has 500 tombs of individual from governors to tax collectors to the nobility who worked for the Pharaohs, plus the house of beauty the Valley of the Queens that has tombs of many queens of the new kingdom such as Nefertari the wife of Ramses II. The city also holds the phenomenally beautiful temple of Queen Hatshepsut that came to be in 1479 BC which represents an example of the perfect classical architecture during these times.

4-Cruise the Nile River from Luxor

Cruise the Nile River - Things to do in Luxor - Egypt Tours Portal
Cruise the Nile River – Things to do in Luxor – Egypt Tours Portal

A Nile cruise in Egypt has become a form of tradition due to its practicality as you will be onboard a floating hotel enjoying the finest means of entertainment and service while enjoying the sight of the greatest archaeological monuments ever built in history. Everyone on board the cruise will witness the sun reflecting on the surface of the Nile showcase the truest image of genuine beauty.

5-Accompany An Egyptologist Tour Guide in Edfu and Kom Ombo Temple

Kom Ombo Temple - Things to do in Luxor - Egypt Tours Portal
Kom Ombo Temple – Things to do in Luxor – Egypt Tours Portal

One of the most incredible activities to do in Egypt is exploring the great temples in the great mythical city of Aswan such as the one of a kind double temple of Komombo on the bank of the Nile built between 180-47 BC in the Greco Roman period to be the house of the crocodile deity Sobek and the great temple of Edfu “House of the Falcon Deity Horus” one of the most preserved temples in Egypt built in the Ptolemaic age between years of 237 BC & 57 BC on the spot believed to be where the battle where the sky deity Horus defeated his evil uncle Set the desert deity.

6-Take a Trip at the Rameessum Temple of King Ramses II

Tthe Rameessum Temple of King Ramses II - Things to do in Luxor Egypt Tours Portal
Tthe Rameessum Temple of King Ramses II – Things to do in Luxor – Egypt Tours Portal

On the west bank of the Nile in Luxor lies a hidden wonder is known as the Funerary temple of Pharaoh Ramses II a.k.a the great (1279-1213 BC) which can be explored to the fullest. The entire temple was built in the honor of the creator deity Amun and to be the resting place of Ramses the Great. The temple has a 57 ft (17m) colossal seated statue of Ramses II and right on the walls of the Ramesseum are epic decorations depicting the great battle of Kadesh.

7-Enjoy Hot-Air Balloon in Luxor

Hot Air Balloon Rid - Things to do in Luxor - Egypt Tours Portal
Hot Air Balloon Rid – Things to do in Luxor – Egypt Tours Portal

Imagine fly across a piece of ancient history between reality & fiction and witnessing the most enchanting vision of artistic expression & brilliant architecture. A hot air Ballon over Luxor gives you the chance to hear the eco of the ancient tales of one of the oldest civilizations & the stories of the greatest names of ancient Egyptian history.

8-Enjoy a Horse Carriage Tour in Luxor

Horse Carriage Tour in Luxor - Things to do in Luxor - Egypt Tours Portal
Horse Carriage Tour in Luxor – Things to do in Luxor – Egypt Tours Portal

As you ride a horse carriage in Luxor will you cross the fabric of time & space and witness history passing in front of your eyes as you move, showcasing the divine beauty and the glorious scenery that elevate your mind and spirit to now height where you will feel the warmth of the city surrounding you with grace, wonder and allure?.

9-Visit the Majestic Luxor Museum

Luxor Museum - Things to do in Luxor - Egypt Tours Portal
Luxor Museum – Things to do in Luxor – Egypt Tours Portal

In the heart of the city of wonder on the East bank of the Nile between Luxor Temple and Karnak Temple, across the bank of the Nile is the house of wonder, Magic & Beauty “The Majestic Luxor Temple” built-in 1975 to hold priceless Artifacts from the Egypt Middle Kingdom and the New Kingdom like ancient Pottery, stone, and wooden statues, and Jewelry belonging to some of the most famous Pharaohs like Tutmosis III, Akhenaton, and Tutankhamon plus mythical artifacts like the Crocodile deity “Sobek” brought from the Temple of Kom Ombo in Aswan, the deity of Beauty “Hathor”  black Granite Statue of and more, which makes any exploration tour truly memorable as it gives Egyptian museum vibes with every step of the way.

Book Your Tour to Luxor Now With Us

Your chance to witness the full beauty of Luxor is just one click away through one of our amazing Egypt private tours where the allure, wonder, and glory of Luxor is enjoyed in a state of comfort and joy through countless activities at the most affordable prices, below you will find our Luxor day tours so check them all and book us as soon as possible.

Two Days Cairo and Abu Simbel Tour From Luxor

Imagine if you can explore the ancient definition of the word glory within only two days by heading to the

Two Days Cairo and Alexandria Tour From Luxor By Plane

The city of a hundred gates Luxor is a magical destination but if you wish to explore something different then

Day Tour to Valley of the Queens, Habu & Ramesseum

The city of Luxor is a beautiful destination to explore through one of its rarest gates as you will find

Karnak Temple Sound and Light Show Tour

Nothing beats the exploration of ancient history as you discover all the amazing history of ancient Egyptian civilization which lies

3 Days Trip To Cairo From Luxor By Plane

Around the immortal city of Cairo is a magical aura that is waiting to be explored by true travelers who

Luxor Horse Carriage Trip

The city of a hundred doors is a magical portal to a different time period where the glorious history of

Day Trip to Aswan from Luxor

Enjoy the beauty of the ancient city of Aswan for a private one day trip to Aswan from Luxor accompanied by

Luxor Day Tour to Karnak and Luxor Temples

Join our Egyptologist tour guide to enjoy a private day trip to Luxor East Bank from your hotel in Luxor. Discover the hidden

Luxor Hot Air Balloon Ride

Egypt Tours Portal offers Luxor hot air balloon Enjoy a hot air balloon ride over Luxor city for roughly 45 minutes

Tour to Luxor East and West Banks

Enjoy a private Luxor day tour to east and west banks to visit Luxor highlights including Luxor temple, Karnak temple, Valley

Tour to Dandara and Abydos from Luxor

Enjoy Luxor day trip to Dandara and Abydos temples while you are in Luxor. The 2 temples are ones of

Trip to Edfu and Kom Ombo Temples from Luxor

Tours from Luxor, Tour to Edfu and Kom Ombo from Luxor to visit two of the most important temples in Egypt

Tour to Luxor West Bank

Enjoy a tour to Luxor west bank where you visit Valley of the Kings, Colossi of Memnon, the temple of

Day Trip from Luxor to Cairo by Plane

Enjoy a private day trip from Luxor to Cairo by plane to witness the most famous landmarks in Cairo such

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General Tips:

The currency of Egypt is the Egyptian pound.

Friday and Saturday are the official holidays in Egypt.

Keep a tour Guide by your side to fully enjoy your time in Egypt.

Try “Ful & Ta’meya (Fava Beans and Falafel)”, and “Koshary”.

Buy a local SIM card so you can call anyone you want.

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Professional Egyptologist Tour Guides.

Modern Air-Conditioned Vehicles.

All Accommodations at 5* Hotels and Cruises.

Entrance Fees to All Sites that Mentioned at the Itinerary.

No Hidden Charges or Taxes.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ):

The entire country of Egypt deserve to be seen with its every heavenly detail but there are places that must be seen such as the breathtaking Hurghada's red sea, The wonders of Cairo the pyramids of Giza, the great sphinx, the Egyptian Museum, Khan El Khalili, the wonders of Luxor like Valley of the Kings, Karnak and Hatshepsut temple and the wonders of Aswan like Abu Simbel temples, Philea temple, Unfinished obelisk and The Wonders of Alexandria like Qaitbat Citadel, Pompey's Pillar and Alexandria Library. Read More About the Best Places to Visit in Egypt

If you want to apply for a Visa On Arrival that lasts for 30 days then you should be one of the eligible countries, have a valid passport with at least 6 months remaining and pay 25$ USD in cash, as for the E-Visa for 30 day you should have a valid passport for at least 8 months, complete the online application, pay the e-visa fee then print the e-visa to later be presented to the airport border guard. You could also be one of the lucky ones who can obtain a free visa for 90 days. Read More About Egypt Travel Visa.

Egypt has a variety of delicious cuisines but we recommend “Ful & Ta’meya (Fava Beans and Falafel)”, Mulukhiya, “Koshary”, a traditional Egyptian pasta dish, and Kebab & Kofta, the Egyptian traditional meat dish.

The best time to travel to Egypt is during the winter from September to April as the climate becomes a bit tropical accompanied by a magical atmosphere of warm weather with a winter breeze. You will be notified in the week of your trip if the weather is unsafe and if any changes have been made.

You should pack everything you could ever need and but in a small bag so you could move easily between your destinations.

We have been creating the finest vacations for more than 10 years around the most majestic destinations in Egypt. Our staff consists of the best operators, guides and drivers who dedicate all of their time & effort make you have the perfect vacation. All of our tours are customized by Travel, Financial & Time consultants to fit your every possible need during your vacation. It doesn't go without saying that your safety and comfort are our main concern priority and all of our resources will be directed to provide the best atmosphere until you return home.

You will feel safe in Egypt as the current atmosphere of the country is quite peaceful after the government took powerful measures like restructuring the entire tourist police to include all the important and tourist attractions in Egypt. Read More

Wear whatever feels right and comfortable. It is advised to wear something light, sunblock during your time in Egypt in the summer and wear comfortable footwear like a closed-toe shoe to sustain the terrain of Egypt.

The best activity is by far boarding a Nile Cruise between Luxor and Aswan or Vise Versa. Witness the beauty of Egypt from a hot balloon or a plane and try all the delicious Egyptian cuisines and drinks plus shopping in old Cairo. Explore the allure and wonders of the red sea in the magical city resorts of Egypt like Hurghada and many more by diving and snorkeling in the marine life or Hurghada. Behold the mesmerizing western desert by a safari trip under the heavenly Egyptian skies.

There are a lot of public holidays in Egypt too many to count either religious or nation, the most important festivals are the holy month of Ramadan which ends with Eid Al Fitr, Christmas and new years eve. Read More

Egypt is considered to be one of the most liberal Islamic countries but it has become a little bit conservative in the last couple of decades so it is advised to avoid showing your chest, shoulders or legs below the knees.

Arabic is the official language and Most Egyptians, who live in the cities, speak or understand English or at least some English words or phrases. Fewer Egyptians can speak French, Italian, Spanish, and German. Professional tour guides, who work in the tourism sector, are equipped to handle visitors who cannot speak Arabic and they will speak enough English and other languages to fulfill the needs of all our clients.

The fastest way is a car, of course, a taxi. If you are in Cairo ride a white taxi to move faster or you could board the fastest way of transportation in Egypt metro if the roads are in rush hour.

The temperature in Egypt ranges from 37c to 14 c. Summer in Egypt is somehow hot and winter is cool and mild but sometimes it becomes cold at night. The average of low temperatures vary from 9.5 °C in the wintertime to 23 °C in the summertime and average high temperatures vary from 17 °C in the wintertime to 32 °C in the summertime. The temperature is moderate all along the coasts.

It is the home of everything a traveler might be looking for from amazing historical sites dating to more than 4000 years to enchanting city resorts & beaches. You will live the vacation you deserve as Egypt has everything you could possibly imagine.

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