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16 Best things to see & do in Luxor

  • Luxor, Upper Egypt, Egypt

Valley of the Kings

  • Luxor, Middle Egypt, Egypt

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Valley of kings. The tombs of the pharaohs. Tutankhamun. Luxor. Egypt. Ancient monument of architecture. Museum. Excavation. Vacation holidays background wallpaper

Experience

The remarkable desert valley that’s home to 62 tombs of Egypt’s ancient pharaohs, including the famous tomb of Tutankhamun. The treasures are long gone, but the hieroglyphic-decorated ceilings and walls are no less impressive.

Adult price 8

Good for age: 13+

Karnak Temple

  • Luxor, Southern Upper Egypt Region, Egypt

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Karnak Temple in Luxor, Egypt. The Karnak Temple Complex, commonly known as Karnak, comprises a vast mix of decayed temples, chapels, pylons, and other buildings in Egypt.

Experience

The largest temple complex in the world, Karnak was the most important place of worship for ancient Egyptians, with 80,000 people working here during the reign of Ramesses II. It remains one of the world’s most impressive religious complexes, clearly illustrating the glory of ancient Egypt.

Adult price 10

Good for age: 8+

Hot-air balloon flights over Luxor

  • Luxor, Upper Egypt, Egypt

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View of a hot air balloon floating just above the valley containing the Temple of Hatshephsup

Experience

There’s nothing quite like seeing this evocative landscape of ancient sites, Nile floodplains, and villages unchanged for thousands of years, as the sun rises over the Nile. Gasp-worthy sights include Karnak Temple and the Valley of the Kings.

Adult price 30

Good for age: 13+

Duration: 3 hours

Luxor Temple

  • Luxor, Upper Egypt, Egypt

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Amazing Luxor temple at sunset, Luxor, Egypt.

Experience

The ancient Egyptian temple of Amenhotep III, right in the heart of the city. Connected to Karnak Temple by an avenue of sphinxes.

Adult price 7

Good for age: 8+

Tomb of Queen Nefatari

  • Luxor, Upper Egypt, Egypt

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The ancient necropolis in the Valley of the Queens

Experience

The Tomb of Queen Nefertari, located in the Valley of the Queens, is arguably one of the most beautiful tombs in all of Egypt. Exquisitely decorated with detailed, vibrant frescoes depicting Nefertari’s journey to the afterlife.

Adult price 75

Good for age: 13+

Temple of Hatshepsut

  • Luxor, Upper Egypt, Egypt

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Tourists visiting the ancient ruins of the Mortuary Temple of Hatshepsut in Luxor, Egypt

Experience

Impressive, three-tiered funerary temple of one of the only women ever to rule Egypt. Her impressive funerary temple is now one of the best-known monuments in Luxor.

Adult price 7

Good for age: 13+

Tombs of the Nobles

  • Luxor, Upper Egypt, Egypt

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Entrance in the Tombs of the Nobles of El Asasif Necropolis, Luxor, Egypt with Corridor and Pylon

Experience

Superbly decorated tombs offering a fascinating insight into the daily life of ancient Egyptian nobility. The tombs here are superbly decorated and, in many ways, more evocative and insightful than those of the pharaohs.

Adult price 3

Good for age: 13+

Valley of the Artisans

  • Luxor, Upper Egypt, Egypt

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Frescos in the ancient necropolis Valley of Artisans in Luxor

Experience

An ancient village of skilled workers who constructed and decorated the royal tombs in the Valley of the Kings and Queens. Offers a fascinating glimpse into the everyday lives of ancient Egyptians outside the nobility.

Adult price 5

Good for age: 13+

Sail in a Felucca on the Nile, Luxor

  • Luxor, Upper Egypt, Egypt

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falucca sailing on the Nile

Experience

Sail past landscapes unchanged for thousands of years, and experience the Nile the authentic way, on a traditional felucca.

Adult price 6

Good for age: 13+

Temple of Seti I

  • Luxor, Upper Egypt, Egypt

The Mortuary Temple of Seti I is the memorial temple of the New Kingdom Pharaoh Seti I. It is located in the Theban Necropolis in Upper Egypt, across the River Nile from the modern city of Luxor.

Experience

Little-visited, but well-preserved temple that was one of the most important in ancient Egypt. It was built here by Seti I in 1279 BC and dedicated to Osiris, Isis and their son Horus.

Adult price 4

Good for age: 18+

Camel rides on the West Bank

  • Luxor, Upper Egypt, Egypt

tpurists riding camels on the banks of the nile

Experience

Enjoyable and memorable horse/camel treks, through the fields and deserts of Luxor’s West Bank, passing ancient monuments. A great way to see local life in Luxor away from the tourist hordes.

Adult price 10

Good for age: 13+

Duration: 1 hour - 1+ days

Howard Carter’s House

  • Luxor, Upper Egypt, Egypt

House of the Howard Carter in Luxor, English archaeologist and Egyptologist

Experience

Fascinating house museum of Howard Carter, the renowned British archaeologist famous for discovering the tomb of young Pharaoh Tutankhamun in 1922, a discovery that astounded the world.

Adult price 3

Good for age: 13+

Luxor Museum

  • Luxor, Upper Egypt, Egypt

exterior of the Luxor Museum

Experience

Excellent, well-arranged collection of artefacts found in the Theban temples and necropolis; most date back to the New Kingdom period (1550-1070 BC).

Adult price 4

Good for age: 13+

Mummification Museum

  • Luxor, Upper Egypt, Egypt

Close up of a mummy's face in the mummificaiton museum

Experience

This small museum that explains the process of mummification and has human and animal mummies on display. Look out for the mummy of Maserharti, a high priest of Amun in the 21st dynasty, which is extremely well-preserved.

Adult price 3

Good for age: 12+

The Ramesseum

  • Luxor, Upper Egypt, Egypt

Aerial view of ancient ruins - Ramesseum, Luxor, Egypt

Experience

This lesser-visited site on the West Bank was the mortuary temple of Pharaoh Ramses II. Though in ruins, the temple complex still features significant architectural elements like the remains of colossal statues, and reliefs depicting Ramses II’s purported victory at the Battle of Kadesh.

Adult price 3

Good for age: 18+

Colossi of Menmom

  • Luxor, Upper Egypt, Egypt

Colossi of Memnon Luxor Thebes against the background of dawn in the mountains

Experience

These two massive stone statues of the Pharaoh Amenhotep III, dating back to 1350 BC, stand at the front of the ruined Mortuary Temple of Amenhotep III, the largest temple in the Theban Necropolis.

Good for age: 13+