- Luxor Luxury holidays
Luxor is famed as the world's greatest open-air museum - not an official accolade, but one given to it by many visitors in recognition of the sites of huge historical significance found on its doorstep. Among them are the Valley of the Kings, found opposite Luxor across the River Nile, as well as the ruined temples of Luxor and Karnak within the city limits.
Luxor - unbeatable sunshine
Luxor's clear and dry climate delivers about 4,000 hours of sunshine every year, a figure that’s hard to beat. Its temples and other monuments spend their days bathed in light, making for excellent sightseeing conditions, and many tourists choose to take to the skies for a hot air balloon ride, and see the city or the banks of the nearby River Nile from above.When the sun sets, floodlighting brings the main sights of the city to life in a dynamic and dramatic way, helping to show the scale of the largest structures and picking out the level of relief in the architecture and carvings. The mighty statues and more modestly sized sphinxes positioned throughout Luxor are just some of the 'exhibits' in this living museum.
On the trail of Luxor's sphinxes
The sphinx statues found throughout Luxor create a sightseeing challenge as you keep a running tally of how many you can find. To boost your total in quick succession, walk the route between the temples of Luxor and Karnak, where ongoing conservation work is restoring an avenue of sphinxes where thousands of the figures once stood.
When should I visit Luxor?
A visit during the summer months is perfect if you like hot weather - with average daytime temperatures in excess of 30°C, and record highs in the mid-40s and above. Highs over 30°C are possible all year round, although the temperature is more likely to be in the 20s in the spring and autumn, and around 15°C during the winter.Luxor is generally very dry - and can go entire years without receiving any rainfall - but its humidity is a little higher than in some other areas of Egypt, such as Aswan. On average the year-round humidity is about 40%, and this can help to make the warmer days more comfortable; even in winter humidity typically stays below a comfortable 60%.
What’s on offer on a luxury holiday?
The reasons for choosing luxury holidays over cheaper getaways are endless. If you want to pamper yourself at an all-inclusive hotel and spa, you can. If it’s once-in-a-lifetime experiences you’re after, you’ll find countless opportunities in Luxor. With a luxury holiday you can enjoy adventures and experiences that are perfect in every way. Even though a luxury package may cost a little more, it’s well worth it. Luxor is one luxury holiday destination it’s worth splashing out on. With its ancient monuments, historic legends, and the beautiful River Nile, each day will present a brand new adventure.