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Luxor, the hub of Ancient Egyptian monuments and a busy town, has developed to cater to the thousands of tourists who pass through.

On the east bank of the river, the town itself is modern and lacking in charm, but it has grown up around the two temples of Luxor and Karnak.

Karnak temple

Karnak is the largest temple anywhere in the world, and its scale is typified by the enormous hypostyle hall, a forest of some 134 huge columns that dwarf visitors.

The West Bank

Hatshepsut Temple, West Bank, LuxorOn the west bank at Luxor is the Theban necropolis, where the people of ancient Thebes buried their dead.

There are a number of funerary temples, which are impressive, but it is the tombs that have brought people here - firstly to rob them, and now to appreciate their elaborate decorations, rich portrayals of the afterlife still vivid and colourful after thousands of years.

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Suggested itineraries featuring Luxor

Our itineraries will give you suggestions for what is possible when you travel in Luxor, and they showcase routes we know work particularly well. Treat them as inspiration, because your trip will be created uniquely by one of our specialists.

Accommodation choices for Luxor

We’ve selected a range of accommodation options for when you visit Luxor. Our choices usually come recommended for their character, facilities and service or location. Our specialists always aim to suggest properties that match your preferences.

Ideas for experiencing Luxor

Our specialists seek out authentic ways to get to know the places that could feature in your trip. These activities reflect some of the experiences they've most enjoyed while visiting Luxor, and which use the best local guides.

Map of Luxor

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