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We spent 3 nights and 2 full days in Luxor and saw all the major sites of Luxor. By far, the sound and light show was the best event. We have lived in Egypt for about 6 years and this is the best event for...More
The size and detail in the columns alone is worth the visit to this site. The statues, hieroglyphics, and paintings, all tell the stories of the Gods and Pharaohs, and the struggles for power and control. Many paintings still retain their original colours.
This is a fantastic place. It is big so take your time. There are no words to describe this place one just got to see it. Abu Simbel and the Temple of Karnak are my two favorites places. There's something in this place that is...More
This larger than life temple is one of the most popular tourist destinations in Luxor. Without a knowledgeable guide, you won't be able to get the real gist and meaning of the history around the temple, the hieroglyphic meanings as well as tons of interesting...More
Karnak Temple is as amazing as most other temples in Egypt, I would recommend you take a tour guide as there is much to learn about the temple, so much history to learn, again the amazement of how the Egyptians built such temples thousands of...More
Response from dr_irena_odc | Reviewed this property |
Hi Stacey. Yes, it will be possible to access the Karnak Temple with with a stroller, but please be advised it's a cobblestone pavement, so not so even by the most part. When I was there, I've seen wheel-chairs being used... More
Hi Stacey. Yes, it will be possible to access the Karnak Temple with with a stroller, but please be advised it's a cobblestone pavement, so not so even by the most part. When I was there, I've seen wheel-chairs being used, so should be fine for a push-chair too, I guess. I won't advise carry on the little ones - the distances in Egypt are vast - we walked 10km straight on an "average" full-day tour! Just make sure to use sunscreen and hats as the shade is sparse over there - after all, you're somewhat in the desert!
Luxor Sofitel Old Winter Palce vs Sheraton Luxor Resort (19 Replies)
We have just returned from Sharm El Shiekh and had a great time this was our first time in Egypt and we are considering going to Luxor for my husbands 60th next year spending a week in Luxor and a week in either El Gouna or Hurgada. Hubby is mad about anything to do with Egypt and has always wanted to go to the west bank i.e. Valley of the Kings /Queens etc. And also Temple of Karnak east bank.My question is is it possible to cross from east bank to the west bank by ferry boat and do your...More
March 17, 2007|
You could easily spend a fortnight in Luxor alone! Why not cruise for one week (the tours are good but hurried and limited to the most famous sites), then spend a relaxed week re-visiting the big sites and finding out the rest? Crossing on the local ferry is easy and costs LE2 return (20p) you can pick up a taxi from the ferry car park and they will take you to the many sites. Use the search engine for recent posts with details of cost etc. If you are happy just using a guide book, then...More
Trip report for Egypt (3 Replies)
Hi everyone. My wife and I took a whirlwind trip to Egypt in November and thought we'd share the amazing experience we had. We fell in love with the country, the sights it has to offer, and the friendly people there. Unfortunately, one week is never enough to see a country, and we wish we had had more time. DAY 1: Landed in Cairo early in the morning and got a limo cab from the airport to the hotel Semiramis for LE60. After resting, a late morning start had us grabbing a b&w cab...More
December 31, 2005|
Very nicely written... thank you and I am glad you had such a good time... obviously a follow up trip is in order :)
Planned 7 day Itinerary (Hurghada, Cairo, and Luxor) (3 Replies)
I'm more of an aggressive traveller/backpacker rather than the relaxing vacationer so I don't really need days of "rest" so to speak. That being said, I'm going to be in Egypt in late April for two weeks. One week will be on a liveaboard diving the red sea, and the other week is completely open. Here's what I have planned for my open week: Day 1 Friday Afternoon: Fly into Hurghada from London. Evening:Take the night flight from Hurghada to Cairo. Day 2 Saturday Morning &...More
March 08, 2007|
No thoughts? Come now, those of you familiar with the country, I beg you for advise, suggestions, and criticism.
Seeking feedback on 4 day itinerary for family of four (2 Replies)
Hello, After a couple months of research, talks with friends, and a previous post in this forum, I've come up with the following itinerary for our 22-day Jordan/Israel/Egypt tour. I may be able to extend it to 23 days. I’m including our itinerary to the neighboring countries to show why we left certain experiences off our Jordan itinerary (eg. doing the Dead Sea in Israel). Feel free to comment about any portion of our itinerary, but for this form, I'm especially interested in your...More
October 14, 2017|
two point i like to mention Dec is cold month not possible to swim consider visit Jerash half day trip from Amman well worth the effort. rest of your itinerary is fine. Israel and Egypt post on their forums cheers Raymond
Seeking feedback on 10 day itinerary for family of four (3 Replies)
Hello, After a couple months of research, talks with friends, and a previous post in this forum, I've come up with the following itinerary for our 22-day Jordan/Israel/Egypt tour. I may be able to extend it to 23 days. I’m including our itinerary to the neighboring countries to show why we left certain experiences off our Israel itinerary (eg. doing the camel thing in Jordan). Feel free to comment about any portion of our itinerary, but for this form, I'm especially interested in your...More
October 14, 2017|
You weren't joking when you said you cram a lot into each day. Make sure to double check opening and closing times so you don't have any surprises. I hope you know that you won't be able to drive an Israeli rental car into Bethlehem. Kfar Kedem is not open on Saturday. Western Wall Tunnels need an advance reservation. In terms of Christmas dinner, you may find it at places like Notre Dame in Jerusalem, but be prepared to not really notice anything that will let you know it is...More