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Visiting Luxor & Surrounds

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Introduction

Luxor stands on the site of the ancient Thebes and its many temples and tombs have given the city its unofficial title as the world's biggest open-air museum. Luxor Temple and Karnak Temple, on the west bank of the Nile close to Luxor, are often included in tailor-made Egypt travel itineraries and plenty of time should be allowed for both.

Across the river from Luxor are the Valley of the Kings and the Valley of the Queens, the resting place of the ancient Egyptian pharaohs and their consorts. It's possible to enter some of the tombs, including that of King Tutankhamun. Taking a dawn hot air balloon flight over the west bank provides a different perspective, with beautiful early morning light falling on the temples and villages. It's an unforgettable way to take in Luxor and its surrounds.

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Sanctuary Nile Experience

8-day luxury river cruise from £1,540 pp incl. flights

This river cruise aboard the Sanctuary Sun Boat IV takes in everything from the Valley of the Kings to the great temples of Aswan. And, spread across a total of eight luxurious days, it's a truly relaxed way to explore the highlights of the Nile Valley.

Best of Egypt

10-day tailor-made journey from £2,435 pp incl. flights

For more than 5,000 years the world's longest river has been the lifeblood of Egypt and a cruise on the Nile is a must in any lifetime.

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Where to go in Visiting Luxor & Surrounds

Valley of the Kings

The Valley of the Kings, on the west bank of the Nile, was the burial site of the ancient Egyptian pharaohs. It was from here that they began their journey to the next life, or so they believed.

Karnak

Karnak temple lies on the eastern bank of the Nile, a few kilometres from Luxor. It's the largest pharaohnic monument in Egypt after the Pyramids of Giza, a vast and well-preserved complex built over a period of a thousand years. Among the contributing pharaohs were Thutmosis I, Seti I, Hatshepsut …

Luxor

Luxor marks the end point for Nile cruises from Aswan and so travellers often arrive in the city by ship. And what could be a better way to reach Luxor than drifting gently down the great waterway on a felucca.

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