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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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                                                Perfect holiday villa and location

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                                                Villa Rosamund is the most luxurious, beautifully decorated place to stay. We had a wonderful holiday during February half term, in and around the villa as well as visiting all the surrounding area with ease. Perfectly appointed and maintained, all rooms in the villa were as in the listing and pictures and it was a pleasure to stay there. This was made all the more enjoyable, without doubt, by the staff. Nothing was too much trouble and the food was absolutely delicious every time. Khyry ensured we spent our days doing exactly what we wanted, at the pace we wanted and for a reasonable price. He was interesting, informative and great fun to be around. We felt totally safe just handing over to him to ensure the smooth running of everything. There is so much to do in and around Luxor to suit all energies, tastes and budgets. As well as all the usual sights in Luxor, I would really recommend sailing in a felucca at sunset, riding through the villages high up on a camel and chilling by a riverside cafe in the afternoon. We felt totally safe wandering round by ourselves at all times. The people of Luxor were friendly and very welcoming. Thanks all for a truly memorable holiday. Can't wait to return
                                                • Review Submitted: Apr 20, 2017
                                                • Date of Stay: Feb 2017

                                                A memorable and outstanding holiday

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                                                Forget cruising on the Nile - if you really want to see Egypt in all its many facets, stay at Riverbank House. It's a most beautiful home, light and airy, with a simplicity and faithfulness to its Egyptian design and detail, with fantastic views across the Nile to the Temple at Luxor and the Winter Palace to the front, and the mountain at the back. It is so peaceful, and with Mahdi and Sayid preparing wonderful meals, and Khyry organising all our excursions, wherever we wanted to go, nothing could be more relaxing. Partly because he accompanied us, and also because the local people are so warm and welcoming, we felt entirely safe. We adored the trip up the Nile in the dahabiya, and the richness of the bird life in the shallow waters of the banks is a joy for anyone interested in ornithology. Visiting the temple at Esna was a bonus - it was fascinating to see how the Greeks and Romans adapted their own religion to incorporate Egyptian gods and goddesses. More locally, there is plenty to do. We enjoyed swimming in the hotel outdoor pool, set in pleasant gardens, just a short walk away, and it was interesting walking through the village and along the paths by the banks of the Nile, seeing how the local people make use of the fertile soil to grow crops and feed cattle, a little glimpse into true Egyptian life. Of course, if you want to visit Egyptian tombs and the Valley of the Kings, these are right on your doorstep. Altogether, I cannot think of a more lovely place to stay, looked after by such attentive people, and with such varied and interesting things to do and see: a perfect and memorable holiday.
                                                • Review Submitted: Nov 13, 2016
                                                • Date of Stay: Sep 2016