26 Top-Rated Attractions and Things to Do in Luxor

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Luxor is without a doubt the world’s most renowned ancient city, and with its numerous historic monuments, it is also regarded as the world’s largest open-air museum. You can’t consider your Egypt vacation complete until you’ve stood in the shadows of Luxor’s Royal Colossi. The Karnak sacred temple complex, the Valley of the Kings, the Valley of the Queens, and the spectacular Temple of Queen Hatshepsut are just a few of the many tourist attractions and activities to do in Luxor. Some of the activities and things to do in Luxor include taking a balloon ride or a horse carriage tour, getting lost in the Luxor Museum, and seeing the mummification museum.

Top-Rated Attractions in Luxor

  • Luxor Hot Air Balloon
    Enjoy a spectacular 45-minute flight over the sky of Luxor in a private Luxor hot air balloon while taking in the dawn over the city. A lovely dream of flying above the old city of the Kings and Queens, photographing its enormous temples and cemeteries from above. Itinerary: Early in […]
  • The Valley of The Queens
    The Valley of the Queens, on Luxor’s west bank, has 78 tombs of Egyptian queens from the 18th, 19th, and 20th dynasties. The tomb of Queen Nefertari, King Ramses II’s wife, is the most renowned of them all. The tomb of Khaemwese (tomb 44) is among the valley’s tombs. Scenes […]
  • Luxor Temple
    Luxor temple is one of the most beautiful temples in ancient Egypt. The temple was started by King Amenhotep III from dynasty 18. However, it is believed by some archeologists that the oldest part of the temple dates back to the time of king Mentohotep the founder of the Middle […]
  • Karnak Holy Temple Complex
    The Karnak Temple in Luxor is the world’s largest temple complex, with so many components and sizes that each portion of the temple was erected by a different King from the new Egyptian Kingdom. The oldest part of the temple dates from the time of King Mentohotep NebhepetRa, the founder […]
  • Madinet Habu Temple of King Ramses III
    The Mortuary Temple of Ramesses III is located near Medinet Habu. It was a fortified location with walls that encircled Hatshepsut’s earlier Temple of Amun and the Mortuary Temple of Divine Adoratrice of Amun. A palace adjacent to the temple was likewise encircled by the walls. Ramesses III is supposed […]
  • The Ramesseum Temple
    In 1304-1207 B.C., Ramses II erected the Temple of the Ramesseum as a funeral temple devoted to the God Ra. The majority of the Temple is currently in a state of disrepair or destruction. Two pylons that previously stood near the Temple’s entrance have since collapsed. There is just a […]
  • The Great Temple of Abydos
    The Great Temple of Abydos, also known as the Seti I Temple, is one of Abydos’ most important historical landmarks. Pharaoh Seti I started construction in the temple, and it was completed by his son King Ramses II. The Osireion is located in the back of the temple.The Abydos Temple […]
  • Valley of the Kings
    The road where God Ra “The Sun God” sets. The Kings of Egypt’s affluent New Kingdom (1550–1069 BC) were buried in a barren dry river valley across the Nile from Luxor, thus the Valley of the Kings’ current name. This title isn’t fully true, though, because certain members of the […]
  • Queen Hatshepsut Temple
    The queen who became a ruler, Hatshepsut (c.1473–1458 BC), constructed a beautiful temple at Deir al-Bahari, on the west bank of Luxor. It is immediately across the Nile from Karnak Temple, the deity Amun’s primary shrine. Senenmut, Amun’s top steward, created Hatshepsut’s temple, Djeser-djeseru “the Holy of Holies”. The temple […]
  • Luxor Museum
    Luxor is a true cradle of humanity’s cultural legacy, but it is also a city that must meet the requirements of its residents on a daily basis. The Luxor Museum of Ancient Egyptian Art had difficulty in including the local population in the program of a site museum in one […]
  • Luxor Mummification Museum
    The mummification museum is a unique and intriguing spectacle to study in the neighborhood of the magnificent Nile River, more particularly in the endless and magical city of Luxor, the ancient Thebes. There, the art of Mummification is precisely represented in ancient Egypt’s time, which is divided into three periods: […]
  • Dendera Temple Complex
    If time allows, visitors to Luxor should try to see the renowned Temple of Hathor at Dendera. From Luxor, the trip takes around an hour by cab. In one day, travelers may see both Dendera and Abydos temples on a private trip. The Temple is located approximately 4 kilometers from […]
  • Tombs of the Nobles
    There is a substantial section for the nobles’ tombs in every important ancient Egyptian necropolis, such as Giza plateau, Saqqara cemetery, Amarna graves, Luxor cemeteries, and Aswan graves. Almost everything we see now in Ancient Egypt is dedicated to the pharaonic royal family. Because of their immense scale and the […]
  • Colossi of Memnon
    The Colossi of Memnon are two huge stone sculptures of Amenhotep III, the Egyptian king who ruled during the Eighteenth Dynasty. They have stood in the Theban Necropolis, west of the Nile River from the present city of Luxor, since 1350 B.C. The Colossi of Memnon are the most well-known […]
  • Deir El-Medina
    During the 18th to 20th Dynasties of the New Kingdom of Egypt (ca. 1550–1080 BCE), Deir el-Medina, or Daiyr el-Madinah, was an ancient Egyptian workmen’s hamlet that was home to the artisans who worked on the tombs in the Valley of the Kings. Set maat “The Place of Truth” was […]
  • Mortuary Temple of Seti I
    Seti I, the king of Abydos’ splendid temple, his exquisite tomb in the Valley of the Kings, and Karnak’s magnificent hypostyle hall, died before this memorial temple was completed, so his son Ramses II, who had a stronger hand, finished it. Despite its beautiful setting amid a palm grove, this […]
  • Tomb of Tutankhamun Replica & Carter’s House
    Tutankhamun’s Tomb Replica & the House of Lord Howard Carter During the protracted hunt for Tutankhamun’s tomb, Carter made his home in this humble mud-brick dwelling. In the garden, you can also see an identical copy of Tutankhamun’s Tomb from the Valley of the Kings. The burial chamber of the […]
  • Queen Nefertari’s Tomb at the Valley of the Queens
    The tomb of Queen Nefertari, which can be found in the Valley of the Queens on the west bank of Luxor, is one of Egypt’s most beautiful tombs. This tomb has a lot of “wow” aspects. The degree of detail is incredible, and the colors are more brilliant than any […]

Top-Rated Things to Do in Luxor

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