Luxor is definitely a paradise for history lovers yearning to explore the magnificence of Egyptian history whilst experiencing the rejuvenation of the Nile's breeze. Today, despite being emerged as a world class travel destination, this city still explains the royal era of Egypt. Holiday packages for Luxor are peppered with most sought after attractions such as Valleys of the Queens and Kings, the Tombs of Nobles and temple complexes of Karnak and Luxor. A stroll around the city centre allows holidaymakers to admire a scintillating modern facet of the historic city. Scrumptious lamb dishes allure epicureans whereas large bazaars are an enchantment for shopaholics.
Climate & Best Time to VisitOctober to April is the best time to plan holidays to Luxor. During this time of the year, the city experiences the lowest temperature of the year allowing travellers to explore the majestic temples and historical sites while avoiding blazing heat. Summers are stretched from June to August and average with temperature crossing the mark of 42°C. Chilly nights of December to February are also quite popular among those booking Luxor travel packages during holiday season.
Eating OutThe sumptuous variety of local as well as international delicacies at the restaurants of Luxor makes this spectacular city a haven for epicureans. Discerning travellers spending monies on Luxury holiday packages can satiate their taste buds while dining at ritzy establishments like Diwan, Roseta, Serapis and Aladdin. Besides these snazzy restaurants, casual establishments such as King's Pub, The Lantern, Tutankhamen and Felfella have also gained rapport among foodies visiting Luxor.
ShoppingLuxor package holidays for shopaholics means a unique experience at traditional bazaars and markets. The stalls and stores in these markets offer exclusive items such as variety of carpets and Egyptian style carvings that can be taken back as prized souvenirs. Spices, herbal teas and hibiscus tea are other worth-buying items. Few preeminent shopping sites in this historic urban area are King Mina Bazaar, The Oriental Market and San Giovanni Bazaar. To get better deals, negotiate!
Popular HotelsWhether a luxury seeker, a backpacker or a camper, staying options are galore in Luxor. Travellers buying luxury holiday packages can opt to stay at world class properties owned by top notch hospitality brands such as the Hilton, the Sofitel, Sheraton and Sensota. Shoestring travellers can choose from an array of hostels and lodges located near train station. Fans of archaeology should consider staying in the West Bank area where Hotel West Bank, Al Moudira and Hotel Iberotel are among the prominent choices.
Tips and AdviceSince Luxor features hot climatic conditions, being hydrated is the first thing a traveller should strive for. Refrain from drinking tap water and while buying a water bottle, make sure it is sealed. Tickets are not only required to enter into the tombs but also for the camera equipments. Climbing up the hills is probably bit tiring hence, do not add more than three sites (located on hills) to your day's schedule. Do wear sunglasses, sunscreen cream and comfortable clothes.