Luxor is top of the list for many when it comes to discovering ancient Egypt. This city, situated on either side of the mighty river Nile, is like a gigantic open-air museum, as it is packed with old artefacts, decaying remains and ancient treasures. The Valley of the Kings is one of the biggest attractions here, and it is one of the largest and most impressive burial grounds ever created.
Perhaps you plan to spend your time in this Egyptian city tramping the streets, absorbing the fascinating culture and history. If so, simply pack a sturdy pair of walking boots and book into one of the cheap hotels in Luxor that provide a comfortable base from which to explore the area. Alternatively, if you’d like your slice of ancient history with a side order of luxury, opt for one of the 5 star hotels in Luxor that offer every modern convenience, assuring you of the most comfortable stay possible.
Costs are pretty reasonable in Luxor - it compares favourably with Middle Eastern destinations in particular, while it can be slightly more pricey than other North African hotspots. If you like to budget in advance, all inclusive hotels in Luxor can be a good choice, as once you’ve paid for your accommodation most of your food, beverages and activities are already included.
There are a vast array of restaurants in Luxor, as well as plentiful markets and souks selling the freshest local produce, so you can eat like a king or queen without venturing too far or splashing too much cash. Bartering with stallholders over the price of fine Egyptian cotton linens or local crafts is very much part and parcel of the Egyptian holiday experience, as is sharing a pot of hibiscus tea or sipping a refreshing glass of sugarcane or tamarind juice.
Most Nile cruises dessert from Luxor, so it’s a very popular stopping-off point for travellers from all over the globe, who come to see the majestic river itself as well as the temples of Luxor and Karnak. The latter is contained within the old city of Thebes, while the former dates back to 1400 BC. A visit to the Sharia al-Corniche is also a must, as you can observe the activity on the Nile from the flower-covered promenade. Luxor Museum is based here too.
If a trip to this region is a must for you, why not search our range of Luxor hotels?