Luxor is considered to be the top-of-the-range travel destination in Southern Egypt and the Nile Valley. It has everything that you would typically expect from a traditional yet up-to-date Egyptian experience: ancient tombs, large sections of desert to explore, grand temples and a bustling modern city to match. This is an awesome destination for the whole family.
Budget holidays to Luxor are already quite popular with tourists from the UK and with a constant flow of travellers leaving to visit the region, there is bound to be a flight that suits you. The best way to reach Luxor is to fly to its own International Airport. However, if direct flights are not available then it is best to fly to Cairo and get a transfer from there. Check the Cheekytrip comparison site for our full selection of holidays to exotic locations like this one. Direct flights to Luxor will usually take about 8-hours.
From March to April and between October and November are usually considered the best times to visit Luxor due to the pleasant temperatures, the smaller crowds and more affordable hotel rates. All throughout the winter is considered a fairly good time to visit but it is best to avoid visiting during the summer months. The temperature can get far too hot during this period and not suitable at all for exploring and taking advantage of what the city has to offer.
One of the best things to do in Luxor is to visit the immense Valley of the Kings. With a standard ticket you can choose 3 tombs to visit from a selection of some of the ancient Egyptian kings which is a truly unique experience! You will have to pay extra to visit the tomb of the famous Tutenkhamen though. Howard Carter’s house is also worth a visit if you are in the area. Howard Carter was the one to discover King Tut’s tomb and his old house has now been converted into a small museum. One of the most underrated activities in this area is to hire a bike and ride around Ancient Thebes.
Luxor has a very wide variety of accommodation options to choose from, mainly because of its popularity with tourists from all over the world. Anything from budget-friendly options like camping and hostels to expensive, lavish 5-star hotels like the Old Winter Palace Hotel are available to visitors to the region. Luxor also has an excellent selection of restaurants to choose from and vegetarians in particular are in luck, with many vegetarian dishes being popular in the city. If you are visiting during any of the hotter months, don’t forget to stay hydrated!
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