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Within a city of towering obelisks, sanctuaries, and squares, Temple of Karnak is part of World Heritage-listed ancient ruins, once probably
Tours from $25
Religious Site
Medinet Habu , Luxor
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Stand in awe of the architecture and artistry of Medinet Habu, the well-preserved mortuary temple of Ramesses III and part of the Theban Necr
Tours from $10
History Museum
Luxor Museum , Luxor
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See a collection of masterpieces from Ancient Egypt at Luxor Museum, an institution bringing together antiquities discovered in the Theban te
Tours from $18
Monument
Luxor Temple , Luxor
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Walk in the footsteps of ancient Egyptians at Luxor Temple, a World Heritage Site constructed some time around 1400 BCE. The large sandstone
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Cemetery
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Journey back in time by visiting Valley of the Kings, one of the world's most significant archaeological sites, dating back to the Egyptian N
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Luxor

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A monumental number of archaeological relics from ancient Egypt remain evident in Luxor, the former capital of the New Kingdom. Once known as Thebes, the city straddles the banks of the Nile River and features an intriguing blend of modern buildings intertwined with ruins of temples and tombs from antiquity. Besides exploring a treasure trove of historic remnants and artifacts, your Luxor itinerary can include cruising on the Nile, haggling with vendors in one of the traditional souks, or checking out the local cuisine, especially hailed for its vegetarian dishes. To personalize your trip to Luxor, create itinerary details specific to you using our Egypt trip planner.

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Where to stay in Luxor

Scattered along the Nile riverside, especially on the East Bank, accommodations in Luxor vary widely in style and pricing. The city offers everything from budget-friendly youth hostels to 5-star hotels. Whether you opt for an opulent resort, a quaint, cozy guesthouse, or a campsite, remember that prices in Luxor fall substantially in the summer, considered the off-season in this area.
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