Luxor Excursion *****
Here you can see “the real Egypt” and watch the pastoral way of life on Luxor’s West Bank. Brilliant red sunsets over the Nile
Price includes your taxi trip, entrance fees, lunch and an Egyptologist guide. The 120 euro fare is available to groups of five or more. For a smaller group of 3 or 4 people, the price would be 140 euro (£124) and for two it would be 160 euros (£144) per person. However, there is also a cheaper option if you want to organize your own tour and just take a car with a driver – please see our taxi page for the latest offers to Luxor and other destinations.
Plus points: Probably the world’s most impressive open-air museum – wonderful treasures and beautifully preserved remains of Egypt’s pharaonic past including Karnak Temple – the largest ancient religious site ever built. Also possibly the best place in Upper Egypt for souvenir shopping and has many excellent restaurants and local coffee houses. Here you can see “the real Egypt” and watch the pastoral way of life on Luxor’s West Bank. Brilliant red sunsets over the Nile – best appreciated from one of the many traditional sailing boats or feluccas.
Negatives – A long three-hour journey although the route inland across the mountains, the high desert plateau and then the Nile Valley is good for photo opportunities. Don’t forget to set the alarm -you have to wake up quite early – ask at your hotel’s reception if they can arrange an early breakfast for you – alternatively, the driver can stop on route to pick up a breakfast snack.
*For a group of five or 160 euros per person for two.
See the Luxor excursion page.