The 10 Best Things to Do in Luxor, Egypt

August 30, 2017 Tambra Mccollister

The Luxor in Las Vegas is to the actual CITY of Luxor, Egypt, as marshmallow fluff is to fois gras. (We’re sure you knew that. We just enjoy analogies.) Sure, the hotel/casino in Vegas might have a beam of light visible from space, but we bet you'll find a hot-air balloon ride over the Valley of Kings much more illuminating. (Editor's note: Our list was compiled before political unrest prompted many countries to issue travel warnings for Egypt. If you're currently planning a trip to Egypt, please consider the risks and monitor your government's travel alerts.)
Restaurants in Luxor

1. Temple of Karnak

Luxor 81111, Egypt +20 100 016 1564
Excellent
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5 based on 5 reviews

Temple of Karnak

The karnak temple is one the distinguished identifying marks of Luxor in Egypt, where each of consecutive kings tried to make his temple most magnificent so as to be so distinguished than his predecessor, so the Karnak temples changed to a complete guide and collection showing the development stages of ancient Egyptian art and distinguished pharaonic architecture.

Reviewed By Ayhan T

karnak temple is located about 2 miles from Luxor. Both places worth seeing. day time might be hot so Id rather choose early morning or eveing time for the visit. evening can be better so you can see the illumination which is fascinating.
try to go till the end observing around then start taking photos.

2. Temple of Medinat Habu

Thebes, Luxor, Egypt
Excellent
83%
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5 based on 903 reviews

Temple of Medinat Habu

This ancient complex is dominated by the massive memorial temple of Ramses III, similar to the mortuary temple of Ramses II at Ramesseum.

Reviewed By Peggy M

Probably one of the most overlooked sights in Luxor. (west bank) Stunning temple with massive columns and statues. Very well preserved. Highly recommend going there!

3. Tomb of Ramses VI

Valley of the Kings | West Bank, Luxor, Egypt
Excellent
79%
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4.5 based on 363 reviews

Tomb of Ramses VI

The key feature of this tomb, which was originally built for Ramses V and expanded by Ramses VI during the 20th Dynasty, is its vaulted astronomical ceiling with a double image of the Goddess Nut swallowing the sun.

Reviewed By Teacher2014 - Vilnius, Lithuania

Amazing tombs and all so different. They have a unique feature to all of them. There is a ton of color preserved. They take some time to get through. Make sure to leave you your camera.

4. Luxor Temple

Corniche El Nil St. Luxor, Luxor 23512, Egypt
Excellent
76%
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4.5 based on 3 reviews

Luxor Temple

A temple built for the ritual practices exercised at the most important Ancient Egyptian festival, The Festival of Opet.

Reviewed By Art H - Dartmouth, Canada

We visited this temple while on a Nile Cruise, and the days tour took longer than expected, so we did not get to this temple until it was getting dark. However the temple is well lit, and being there for the sunset over the Nile was worth it. The Temple was beautiful in the setting sun and the light playing on the walls aded to the visit. I was especially impressed with the road of the Sphinxes leading to the Karnak Temple also in Luxor.

5. Valley of the Kings

Luxor City, Luxor 85511, Egypt
Excellent
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4.5 based on 4 reviews

Valley of the Kings

This desert valley contains the ancient burial ground of many Egyptian pharaohs. Among over 60 royal tombs is the famous Tomb of Tutankhamen that was found in pristine condition.

Reviewed By TRACEYASH2012 - London, United Kingdom

MY Egypt TOURS are managed with impeccable attention to detail, excellent planning, quality vehicles and knowledgable staff.

6. ACE- Animal Care in Egypt

El H'abil Road, Luxor, Egypt +20 100 399 9716
Excellent
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5 based on 300 reviews

ACE- Animal Care in Egypt

ACE - a FREE Visitor centre for tourists to see us at work, and visit our in-patients. ACE is a Veterinary Hospital working to UK standards, which gives free veterinary care and treatment to all neglected and abused animals. ACE also runs an educational programme, local school children come to learn that animals feel pain and should be treated with respect. ACE relieve the suffering of the animals in Luxor by prevention, maintenance treatment and education. Most taxi drivers know where we are and it will cost you appx 60le for a return journey to visit us via taxi. A registered charity. Donations welcome.

Reviewed By kirstymiller26 - Thornton, United Kingdom

ACE is the most genuine(!!!) charity I've ever had the privilege to volunteer for! Everybody works tirelessly with the continually limited resources available to them; both veterinary related and non-clinical.
Helen and Kim could not have been more accommodating; from my first email of enquiry to dropping me back off at Luxor airport to return home for Christmas.
The accommodation itself at ACE is spacious, spotless and more than you need; with a bathroom and kitchen/living area as well as a balcony to chill out in.
I was a solo female volunteer and at no point did I feel unsafe; Luxor is far south from the issues that rarely (!!!) occur in the North-East of the country. You could be anywhere in the world nowadays and there could be a threat of some sort, so it is not an excuse to not visit Egypt. Yes, some harassment occurs from locals; but only because they are desperate for tourism to return to how it was pre-revolution, and don't necessarily go about it in the most productive way, but it really important to give back to the community, and to spend locally;; everyone will benefit.

7. Luxor Museum

Center Corniche Ave, Luxor, Egypt
Excellent
71%
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4.5 based on 1 reviews

Luxor Museum

A museum featuring items found beneath the Luxor Temple, and from the tomb of King Tut. Also on exhibit is a re-assembled wall from the Temple of Aten.

Reviewed By Nicola R - Slave Lake, Canada

Loved this museum! Unlike the Egyptian Museum in Cairo which is kind of a confusing jumble of everything, this one has a smaller number of impressively displayed fine pieces with simple but eloquent descriptions. Excellent curation and well with the visit.

8. Valley of the Artisans (Deir el-Medina)

Deir el-Medina, Luxor, Egypt
Excellent
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4.5 based on 457 reviews

Valley of the Artisans (Deir el-Medina)

Reviewed By Dao1949 - Chiang Mai, Thailand

It is also called the Valley of the Worker and you can see a large village area with a complex of many houses built in ancient times. A short walk up the mountain will lead you to other caves that were tombs. Some caves have many detailed heiroglyphs etched into the stone walls and have remarkably retained much of their original colors. Located outside of Luxor in the vicinity of the Temple of Habu.

9. Tomb of Sennedjem

The Artisans Village | Deir el Medina, Luxor, Egypt
Excellent
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5 based on 109 reviews

Tomb of Sennedjem

Reviewed By brownfootedboobie - Boston, Massachusetts

This one tomb has reliefs in great condition.The entire tomb is decorated.I was just viewing the workers tomb for a comparison to the royals.I was quite amazed by the artistic quality and preservation.The reliefs are mostly covered by glass.Steep an narrow descent to the bottom ,but definetly worth it.By far the best tomb in the workers area.
Most tourists skip this attraction.

10. Temple of Hatshepsut at Deir el Bahari

Luxor 23512, Egypt
Excellent
70%
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4.5 based on 2 reviews

Temple of Hatshepsut at Deir el Bahari

A mortuary temple dedicated to the longest ruling female of Ancient Egypt, Queen Hatshepsut. The temple is decorated with statues, sphinxes, and reliefs, which have been meticulously restored over time.

Reviewed By DonCesar - Nuremberg, Germany

Once here there is not much to see, but still a must, but there is many other buildings to see in the area. Hard to pick up a favorite but this was not it. still you have to go.

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