To visit beautiful Luxor is to be part of one of the oldest traditions. People have been touring this amazing Egyptian city since the ancient Greek and Roman eras. To have that kind of longevity there must be a remarkable draw, so it’s no wonder then that Luxor is referred to as the world’s greatest open-air museum.
Day 1: Welcome to Luxor
Upon arrival, you’ll find Luxor divided into three areas: Luxor, Karnak, and Thebes. To see all three easily, consider an adventure in an exotic locale and take a hot air balloon flight over your arid new surroundings. A private tour of the East Bank will give you an insider view of some of the most impressive temples in upper Egypt with your own Egyptologist guide.
Day 2: Exploring Egypt
Round off your exploration of the varying avenues and temples of Luxor with a comprehensive West Bank Tour. A step back in time to the days of pharaohs and slaves, and the grizzly stories of bandits and tomb raiders of Tutankhamen should set your hairs on end. Grab lunch at a local vendor and relax in the hot sands before an evening with the spectacular Sound and Light show which takes you through an audio and visual history of the city, its rulers, and their regal, interweaving pasts.
Day 3: Waterways Away From Luxor
So much arid beauty surrounds this Saharan gem of a city, that you should not miss this iconic landscape. Consider a luxury cruise with private guides on perhaps the most famous rivers in all the world, the Nile, in either 8 or 5 day excursions. Truly an unforgettable experience worth writing many a postcard about. Additionally, you could take a car or boat to Dendera from Luxor and see the Temples of Hathor, Isis, and the Coptic Basilica. Routinely lauded as one of the best trips in the area, any diversion from Luxor is sure to be a good one.