Luxor

Egypt’s Open-Air Museum

Soak in the sunshine, sink into glorious sunsets, and sail back in time. Luxor, Egypt’s open-air museum, holds the memories and chronicles of ancient Egyptian gods and royalty. Split into two halves, the East Bank and West Bank, by the River Nile, Luxor never fails to mesmerize its visitors. Be prepared to wander through the hallowed halls of time and feel very small standing in the shadows of this city’s massive painted columns, statues, and walls decorated with beautiful reliefs.

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Hidden Gems

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Watch an unforgettable sunrise from a hot air balloon.

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Catch the sunset from a rooftop hotel restaurant overlooking Luxor Temple.

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Take a ride on a horse drawn carriage known as the caleche or hantour, Luxor’s version of a taxi.

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Try the ultimate Upper Egyptian snack of foul sodani (roasted peanuts) at the souq

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Walk down the newly reopened 3,000-year-old Sphinx Avenue.

Gaze at the stunning ceiling inside the tomb of Rameses VI with its depiction of the sky goddess Nut.

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View select artifacts from the Tomb of King Tut at the Luxor Museum.

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Don’t miss the Tomb of Queen Nefertari in the Valley of the Queens with its well-preserved colorful reliefs.

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