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Nile Cruise aboard a Dahabiya

Dahabiya Nile Cruises

• from Esna to Aswan
• 6 days - 5 nights
• Departures all year round
• max. 10 double cabins
• most exclusive way to travel

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Privately Owned Hotel for Sale, Luxor Westbank

Privately Owned Hotel for Sale, Luxor Westbank

• Centrally, quietly located in Gezira
• Plot more than 1,000 m²
• Llifetime licenses
• Excellent reviews

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Safari boat cruises on Lake Nasser

Lake Nasser Cruises

• from Aswan or Abu Simbel
• 4 nights resp. 3 nights
• green safari boat
• only 6 double cabins!
• Visit Nubian Temples

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Living in Luxor - Leisure Activities in Luxor


Get to know the villages of the Luxor West Bank at a comfortable speed on the back of a camel, a horse, or a donkey. You can also rent a bike - if you like to do something for your fitness and determine the speed for yourself.

Living in Luxor - Riding


You can use hotel swimming pools for a fee even if you are not staying there.

Living in Luxor - Pool


Along the River Nile, there live and nest numerous bird species, which can hardly ever be watched in Central Europe. For example, you can find the Little Green Bee-Eater, African Hoopoe, Pied Kingfisher, Little Egret, Nile Valley Sunbird, and Spur-Winged Plover. Some birds migrate in summer, others can be found throughout the year in and around Luxor.

Little Egret - Egretta garzetta

Sailing or Motorboating

The Nile (Arabic: ‏النيل‎, an-Nīl) is the longest river in the world and the lifeline of Egypt. Without its waters, there would be no life in Egypt. The Nile passes through Luxor and divides the city into a lively urban east side and a contemplative rural west side, the necropolis of ancient Thebes. Boats act as taxis to go from one bank to the other. Aboard a felucca in the early evening, it is truly relaxing letting the banks pass and gliding calmly during the sunset.

Living in Luxor - Sailing

Hot-Air Ballooning

Watch the sunrise over the Nile and the sites of Luxor's west bank from the air. Glide majestically with tranquillity and peace over the temples and burial grounds of the pharaohs. See this spectacular landscape from a unique viewpoint, you will never forget it. Most flights take place at dawn when the winds are most favourable. You have to get up very early but it's worth it.

Hot-Air Balloons on the Luxor West Bank

Visiting an Art Gallery

Since 2019, there has been a vivid exhibition scene for contemporary art on the west bank of Luxor. In particular, the Nūn Art Gallery has to be mentioned, as it significantly enriches the cultural life with monthly exhibitions and art events during the season. Gallery website

Nūn Art Gallery Luxor


In the Souk (Souq) on Market Street, you will find a wide variety of goods for sale, from statues to scarfs, bags and belts to papyrus, alabaster, Egyptian ornaments, perfume oils, hookahs, gold & silver, and so on. You also find goods for your daily use like fruits and vegetables, tea, spices and herbs, bread and sweets, towels, western clothes, as well as djellabiyas, the traditional Egyptian casual dress for men and women.

As the Souk in Luxor is sheltered, it's pleasant to stroll around. And when you feel tired from bargaining, have a coffee or tea in one of the coffee shops.

Reading and learning

If you like to learn more about the Ancient Egyptian culture and heritage, visit 2007 inaugurated Luxor Heritage Center with Misr Public Library (Luxor East Bank, Karnak Temple Street). Mubarak Center for Egyptian Cultural Heritage has been established to orient Luxor’s tourists with Egypt’s cultural heritage.

Luxor Heritage Center, Mubarak Public Library. Luxor East Bank

Luxor Heritage Center:

  • Culturama - an interactive showcase of the documentation of Pharaonic, Coptic, Islamic, natural, and modern Egyptian heritage on 9 seamless connected flatscreens with a 180 degrees panorama and a diameter of 10 metres. This panorama is the first of its kind worldwide.
  • Forsan al-Sama’a Hall - a hall where astrological oieces of equipment are displayed
  • 3D Show Hall with three rooms for the 3D showcase of selected Pharaonic, Coptic, and Islamic archaeological pieces
  • Corner with a screen displaying the Eternal Egypt website - a unique interactive website produced by IBM and the Egyptian Government, which presents 5,000 years of Egyptian history and culture (Pharaonic, Greek, Roman, Coptic, and Islamic ages) using a database of three-dimensional high resolution images of artifacts, two-dimensional images, panoramic views, and reconstructed lost or damaged sites; in English, French, and Arabic.

Misr Public Library:

  • Library of 10,000 Egyptological books in different languages
  • Hall of maps, including maps of the various archaeological Egyptian sites
  • Reading halls for adults and children (with kindergarten!)
  • Language training lab for English, French, Italian, German, and Japanese
  • Training lab for computers and applications
  • Internet corner


Just Relaxing

Don't forget it because that's the charm and gift of Luxor: just relax! Visit one of the numerous open-air cafés and enjoy a fresh lemon juice or a karkadeh (karkady), the tasty tea made of hibiscus flowers that is served hot or cooled as desired. The drink is said to have been the preferred drink of the pharaohs in ancient Egypt.

We organise your tailor-made leisure program in Luxor. Just get in touch!


More information:

General information about Luxor
Leisure activities in Luxor

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