Luxor is a city located on the right bank of the Nile, in high-Egypt, located about 700 km south of Cairo and approximately 300 km north of Aswan. The site is visited by lots of visitors per year and is one of the most touristic places of the Egypt and constitutes the southern part of Ancient Thebes. The temple of Luxor, linked to Karnak by a dromos with a long line of Sphinxes, was erected in the 14th century BC during the reign of Amenhotep III. Ramses II changed it after adding six monumental statues and two obelisks, one of them is at the ‘Place de la Concorde’ in Paris (it was offered to France in 1831). The inhabitants of Luxor live directly or indirectly from tourism. To see: the temple of Luxor, Karnak, the colossi of Memnon, the temple of Hatshepsut, the Ramesseum, Medinet Habu (famous for the burial of Ramesses III temple) and the Valley of the kings, queens, nobles, and craftsmen.
If you prefer to go directly to the site without any excursion, you can go by ‘calèche’ or taxi. Do not forget to fix the price before going on.
A great way to explore the region is ballooning. You can do it early in the morning.
If you prefer, you can also do a camel ride in the fields bordering the Nile.
Go out in the evening, a nice walk throughout the Nile is very nice; you will find bars and restaurants to spend a relaxed evening.
If you like shopping, there is a market just down the street from the station, the first part is for tourists but if you continue a little further, you’ll find the real Egyptian market.
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You think about your next trip, but you are not sure where to go?
You are counselor or travel agent and are looking for more information for you customers?
So take advantage of the International Exhibition of Tourism and Travel (SITEV) held in Montreal from 28th to 30th October 2019 at the Palais des Congrès.
You will meet many exhibitors who will be pleased to talk to you about different destinations, travel enthusiasts like you. You can find lot of information, advice, lectures, tours, news, catalogs, etc.
Look at the programme if you want to attend conferences or presentations.
For a better visit, leave your coat in the cloakroom ($).
If you are a counselor or travel agent, present your business card to the accreditation counter and you will receive your free ticket.