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Make a Holiday Rental Villa in Luxor, Egypt Your Home Away From Home

 

Situated on the banks of the River Nile in Egypt is the ancient city of Luxor. Known as Thebes in ancient times, Luxor is a bustling and vibrant city, full of history and culture. If you are looking for a holiday where you can see lots of ruins, artefacts, places of historical importance in Egypt and spectacular views of The Nile, then a Luxor rental villa is the perfect choice for you.

Things to Do on Holiday to Luxor, Egypt

There is so much to see and do in the city that it is likely you won’t be able to fit it all in during your Luxor holiday! It is an opportunity to have a completely unique holiday with a range of activities on your doorstep. As well as activities such as golf, tennis and bird watching, visitors can enjoy seeing Luxor from a different perspective by way of a hot-air balloon ride. Camel rides, mountain biking and felucca trips along the River Nile are also popular activities to be found in Luxor.

Approximately 20 kilometres outside of the city is the famous Valleys of Kings and Valley of Queens. In these areas you can see the tombs favoured by Pharaohs of ancient Egypt, many with stunning wall paintings and hieroglyphs. The most famous Pharaoh known in the West, Tutankhamun, had his tomb here and many of the artefacts found by Howard Carter can be seen in the Egyptian Antiquities Museum.

The Valley of The Queens is home to the tomb of Queen Nefertari, which is one of the largest tombs open to the public. Other historical sites not to be missed include The Temple of Luxor, Hatshepsut’s temple and Deir el-Medina, the village of the artisans who worked on the pyramids.

Places to Visit on Holiday to Luxor, Egypt

Approximately 50 kilometres to the south of Luxor is the ancient city of Edfu. The most prominent attraction in the city is The Temple of Edfu, which is the second largest in the whole of Egypt. The temple is dedicated to the sun God Horus and is very well preserved. The temple is fascinating due to the large inscriptions on the outside walls that tell the story of how the temple was built. The reliefs in what was the inner courtyard are also worth a look.

To the west of The Temple of Horus in Edfu are large piles of rubble which indicate the location of the ancient city of Tell Edfu, from which archaeologists have found artefacts dating back to the period of the Old Kingdom.

Weather in Luxor, Egypt

If you are looking to have a Luxor holiday then the weather is not going to disappoint – the city is hot, hot, hot! Average daytime temperatures in summer can reach as high as 41°C. Even during the winter months of December and January the average daytime temperature rarely falls below 23°C. Some say that it never rains in Luxor and thanks to the mainly desert climate, this is mostly true. If it does rain it is very infrequently, with heavy bursts of rain that quickly dry up in the heat.

Travel to Luxor, Egypt

Starting your Luxor holiday means flying in to Luxor International Airport (LXR) in the heart of the city. There are several operators offering affordable, regular flights to Luxor including Thomson Airways, Monarch Charter, Thomas Cook Airlines and BMI. Passengers can depart from several UK airports such as Gatwick (LGW), Manchester (MAN), Birmingham (BHX), London Heathrow (LHR) and Edinburgh (EDI).

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                                                          Wonderful Holiday

                                                          5 of 5
                                                          Wonderful! Absolutely Wonderful. There's not much point repeating everything that's already been said as it is abundantly clear that everyone who has been on this boat has had the same experience. We cannot praise the Explore team highly enough from the moment we booked the trip to the moment we returned. Professionalism and attention to detail shone through at every level. All the information provided beforehand was detailed, relevant and thorough and every element of the trip itself was very well organised and although all transfers to all the sites were arranged, it never once felt like we were being herded about as we had our own dedicated Egyptologist on hand to guide us through any level of detail we wanted. The itinerary was flexible and there was plenty of time to relax on board to enjoy and marvel at the scenery as we sailed. The crew were fantastic as was the food and service. The balance was perfect. Dawn and I also took the optional flight to Abu Simbel and that was also extremely well organised. I joined TA originally to quiz other posters when we were thinking about booking as it seemed almost too good to be true but we were thrilled with our holiday and loved every minute!
                                                          • Review Submitted: 13-Jun-2015
                                                          • Date of Stay: May 2015

                                                          Beautiful villa

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                                                          I had had the pleasure of staying in Villa Rosamund on two occasions before, but it is not of course until you are back there once more beneath the domes and turrets that you remember quite what a truly special place it is. The total antidote to the modern day package tour where hordes of people arrive like cattle on a plane only to enjoy the sunshine version of what they had left behind back in Blighty, my two week stay in Villa Rosamund offered a complete and much needed contrast to the stresses and strains of life back in London. Built recently and extremely sympathetically in the Moorish style, it overlooks a banana plantation with stunning views from most angles which can barely have changed for centures . Close enough to the banks of the Nile to be able to walk with ease (not much more than 5 minutes), yet far enough away that you avoid the hustle and bustle and mosquito colonies that enjoy to assemble after sundown- you get the perfect feeling that you are of Luxor, but not necessarily in it. The beautifully designed thick walls and well connected air conditioning meaning that bedrooms are always seductively cool- even when temperatures outside are pushing 100 degrees. Space is another major plus point here. This well proportioned villa is large enough to accommodate up to ten people comfortably whilst still allowing enough space and nooks and crannies to escape from one another! The roof terrace is a particularly delightful feature- allowing views across the banana plantation and over to the Nile on the one side and to the mountains and the Valleys of the Kings and Queens to the rear. The free standing kitchen on the ground floor is similarly tastefully done (in the French country style) and offers a pleasant environment with a large enough table on which to eat, should you so wish to have a day or night in. One of the great hidden advantages of booking Villa Rosamund comes in human form- in the form of local celebrity Khyry. With a solid relationship with the owners going back many years, Khyry is the man in the know who can make things happen. Always with his ears to the ground, Khyry makes your every need is catered for- from cheerfully picking you up at the airport (helpfully included in the cost of the rental) to arranging cooks for breakfast and lunch should you so choose, to arranging whatever excursion your own heart desires. Egypt, as they say, is the land of possibilities. I only hope I shall return soon...
                                                          • Review Submitted: 13-Jun-2015
                                                          • Date of Stay: May 2015

                                                          A jewel by the Nile

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                                                          This house in Luxor is absolutely amazing and we have enjoyed every moment of being around the house, in the surrounding village, and popping to the main city over the Nile! The staff looked after us so well, with good humour and care; such nice people. We asked for daily meals, and what a treat they were; better could not be found outside - this is a must and quite inexpensive. The local manager knows everyone and everything that is going on; from politics to pharaohs and was able to produce an academic, a tailor, a boat, some camels and everything we needed - we settled in and got to know the area within hours, making friends and being made to feel just so welcome. And to be in that location, with the village behind and fields next door..gazing over to the Old Winter Palace hotel on the banks of the Nile....wow. Naturally we did the usual things from a tomb and temple point of view, and of course these are wonders to behold - but I really think that just mixing with the locals and taking a stroll along the tracks, nipping to the shop, taking a donkey ride and motorcycle ride (we managed to borrow these for a couple of hours) was a high point for us all. We will certainly want to go back, hopefully often. The kids were in great form and had one of the best trips ever. Not a moment of boredom for them. We plan to return with friends and family as soon as possible. Being slightly security aware, particularly in that general region, I have to say that I felt completely at ease everywhere.
                                                          • Review Submitted: 20-Apr-2015
                                                          • Date of Stay: Apr 2015