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Luxor travel guide

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You're Going to Love Luxor

Luxor is Egypt's premier tourist destination due to it's wealth of ancient tombs, ruins, temples, and museums. Located right along the Nile River, it's also a popular place for both river boat rides and spectacular views of the Egyptian Sahara desert.

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Private Tour: Luxor East Bank, Karnak and Luxor Temples
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When to Visit Luxor

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Avoid the big tourist season and visit Luxor in early spring or fall for moderate temperatures, small crowds, and cheaper hotel rates.

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How to Get to Luxor

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Where to Stay in Luxor

The opulent Sofitel Winter Palace Luxor Hotel sports classic Victorian architecture and is located on the East Bank.

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How to Get Around Luxor

The Cost of Living in Luxor

Shopping Streets

There are two main markets in Luxor for shopping, located side by side at the Market Hall near Luxor Temple. Here you can haggle over prices of textiles, local handicrafts, and other tourist souvenirs.

Groceries and Other

Most of the grocery shopping in Luxor is done at small farmers markets or "souks." A dozen eggs costs E£17.50.

Where to Eat in Luxor

Africa Restaurant on the West Bank serves traditional Egyptian food in set menus that include several appetizers, a main dish, and dessert. Menus cost E£80 per person.