Definite highlights, not-to-be-missed in Luxor, Egypt, include:

Definite highlights, not-to-be-missed in Luxor, Egypt, include:

- the Valley of the Kings

- the temple complexes of Luxor and Karnak

- Medinet Habu

- the Tombs of the Nobles

- Walk from the Valley of the Queens across the desert and over the cliffs to the Valley of the Kings

- Hire a bike and ride around Ancient Thebes - takes you less than 15 minutes to get there.

- A local felucca ride just before sunset; shouldn't cost you more than about LE 30 (for one person) per hour.

- Take a felucca cruise on the Nile for a 2 day trip to Aswan (the reverse trip is recommended, however, due to river currents).

- Hire a donkey, horse, or camel to ride around Luxor's west bank.

Day trip worth doing:

Dendera — Luxor is a good base to this site of a fantastically well-preserved Ptolemaic temple of Hathor. A number of hotels organise such day-trips - you don't need to be staying with them to use these services. For those with more time on their hands you can add a visit to the Temple of Seti I at Abydos, featuring some of the best relief work in Egypt. This is a lengthy road trip from Luxor, but can be combined with a day trip to Dendera.
The city is also a good staging post for onward travel through Upper Egypt and on to Aswan and Abu Simbel.

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