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Luxor, Egypt – Best Things To Do

1. Valley of the Kings

The Valley of the Kings is an area of mountainous terrain, with over 60 tombs. Underground corridors, with incredible ancient wall-paintings, lead the way towards the tombs of some of the greatest Egyptian pharaohs. It’s best to visit early for a few reasons. Firstly, to skip the group tours, and secondly, to avoid walking out in the sun when it’s hot.

Good to know: 
Any camera, with the exception of cellphones, requires the purchase of an additional photo pass. We would say it is well worth the few extra dollars!

2. Colossi of Memnon

The Colossi of Memnon are two massive 18-meter high stone statues, each carved from one single block of sandstone. They’ve been battered for over 3,400 years by wind, sun, and water. As a result, they are no longer in the best condition. They are located west of Luxor city and are well worth a quick pit stop while traveling to the Valley of the Kings. 

3. Karnak Temple, Luxor

The morning sunlight shimmers across the massive columns, and hieroglyphs, of the majestic Karnak Temple! It is the world’s second-largest religious complex, coming in closely behind Angor Wat in Cambodia. Hence why people consider it to be one of the most sacred sites in Egypt.

4. Balloon ride, Luxor

Start your day floating over the Valley of the Kings by taking a sunrise hot air balloon ride.  This is a once in a lifetime opportunity to experience this famous part of history from the sky!

There are a handful of hot air balloon companies in Luxor. They will collect you from your accommodation and drop you off after the tour.

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