"One week in Luxor" Top 5 Page for this destination Luxor by clairegeordio

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We spent a week in Luxor mid Nov 2004. I found this a pleasant time of year with regards to the weather as it was hot but not overbearing - a dry heat, not humid. As it was their winter, it would get dark around 5pm and you needed a jumper for the evenings. Luxor is an amazing place, not only for it’s ancient sites, but for the interesting things there are to do, eg I took an early morning air balloon flight, rode a camel through villages and past banana plantations, had a snake round my neck….combining this with chilling out round the pool of a 5 star hotel, it all made for an excellent and different holiday.
I guess Luxor will always be special to me as I was proposed to on my last morning here, flying over the West Bank of the Nile in a hot air balloon!

Luxor is built over part of ancient Thebes, which spreads across both sides of the Nile. Luxor was once the political capital of Egypt and some of the most famous Pharoahs such as Ramses II, Seti I and Tutankhamun lived here.

Pros and Cons
  • Pros:Beautiful, ancient sites
  • Cons:Constant hassle
  • Last visit to Luxor: Nov 2004
  • Intro Updated Jan 3, 2005
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  • jolliette's Profile Photo
    Mar 3, 2008 at 5:52 PM

    I really enjoyed reading through your Luxor pages. The info you provided is really practical.. there were some great tips. I am excited to experience it for myself! Thanks for the excellent information!

  • coast2coast's Profile Photo
    Oct 20, 2007 at 10:48 AM

    great photos and lots of useful info. Hope to get there next year.

  • Heavens-Mirror's Profile Photo
    Apr 25, 2007 at 4:05 AM

    great photos from the balloon :) Excellent pages. I enjoyed reading your tips xxx

  • uglyscot's Profile Photo
    Oct 8, 2006 at 2:18 AM

    Nice pages on Luxor, which really does desrve more than the weekend we had. Thanks for sharing.

  • Homanded's Profile Photo
    Oct 7, 2006 at 9:59 AM

    And we're headed to Luxor/Aswan/Cairo in a couple weeks so, between our combined knowledge of touts in both places we should be set...(famous last words)!

  • wakwak1958's Profile Photo
    Feb 2, 2006 at 3:58 PM

    Hi, Claire, this is Farid the boss of King Mina Bazar, hassle free shopping, thank you very much for writing about us, we are doing very well now, so hope to see you again to give you your commission!!! good luck

  • Sininen's Profile Photo
    Dec 18, 2005 at 12:18 AM

    Hello Claire! Egypt is one of the places I'd like to visit next year and from your Luxor pages I've got so much useful information! Thank you so much for taking me to all these magnificent places! Excellent tips and photos.

  • Escadora7's Profile Photo
    Dec 8, 2005 at 12:16 AM

    Hi Claire! Really nice Luxor page - we've only seen Cairo, but to return for a tour of Egypt is a dream of ours! Your night out looked similar to our desert safari in Dubai - so much fun! Best wishes, Ash & Eve

  • sprdak11's Profile Photo
    Jul 10, 2005 at 6:26 AM

    Hello. Great travel page! Very interesting tips and photos! Greetings

  • nhcram's Profile Photo
    Apr 5, 2005 at 3:07 PM

    These tips are realy good Clair, well done. The camel sure looked high though!


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