With all year round sunshine and winter temperatures of up to 26 degrees Celsius, booking flights to Luxor is ideal for all travellers looking to top up their tan any time of the year. Desert weather is hot and arid so do remember to take plenty of sun lotion. The best and most cost effective time to travel is during school or national holidays when cheap flights to Luxor are available. Winter time is the peak season with many visitors from all around the world. December until February daytime temperatures range from 23 to 25 degrees C while nights can be quite cool. June to September is very hot so try to arrange your sightseeing tours during the morning or evening to avoid the hot winds from the desert. There is a lot of rain in October rain but it usually comes in brief, torrential flurries.
A flight to Luxor will take you to southern Egypt where you can enjoy its ancient monuments, tombs and temples. Two of the most spectacular sights are the Valley of the Kings and the Valley of the Queens. Pharaohs and queens are buried here on the west bank of the mighty River Nile. If you love learning about culture and heritage, then Luxor is definitely the place to visit. Enjoy beautiful sunsets, cruises on the Nile, modern cities and luxurious accommodation. With so much to see and do you won’t have time to get bored. Seeing the ruins of the Temple of Karnack and the Temple of Medinat Habu offers an insight into the region’s fascinating history. There’s a very interesting museum that houses relics, artefacts and statues that have been found during excavations. The Avenue of Sphinxes provides holidaymakers with the opportunity to walk around these awe-inspiring ancient monuments. Don’t forget the tomb of King Tutankhamun which was discovered by Howard Carter in 1922 and is almost intact. Why not visit Carter’s house located close to the Valley of the Kings and learn more about the English archaeologist and Egyptologist responsible for discovering Tutankhamun’s tomb.
Arrange a camel, horse or donkey ride to see Luxor’s West Bank. This is where you can get a taste of real Egyptian life and be able to mix with the friendly people. With all of these exciting historical sights and places of interest, it’s no wonder Luxor is one of the most popular travel destinations around.
Buses and trains go from the city to places of interest while exploring the town can be done by bicycle or if you prefer, by calèche. These are horse-drawn carriages and are an exciting way to see Luxor by night. Walking around the busy tourist district and shopping is more enjoyable during the cooler times of the day.
The main airport for Luxor is the Luxor International Airport (LXR). Taxi services are available to take visitors to their accommodation. Remember to agree a price before getting into the vehicle as bartering is one of the ways to get money taken off the fare.