Luxor is a perfect resort for people interested in ancient history. The monuments, cultures, temples and tombs are a must-see in the resort. Luxor is actually a popular winter resort as you can still sunbathe in the warm temperatures which is more comfortable than in the summer. The transfer time from the airport to Luxor is around 20 minutes meaning you will have a lot of time in the resort itself. You may also get a slight understanding of the location of your accommodation within the resort as well. There is not beach but the resort is located near the Nile and excursions can be done to the Red Sea. There are plenty of hotels in Luxor with the ones outside the city centre being the most popular. This is because many people prefer to have modern and relaxing hotels to stay in. you will find mainly 3-4-star hotels in Luxor.
There is a lot of sightseeing to do in Luxor such as visit the Luxor Temple, the Karnak Temple, the Mummification Museum and the Luxor Museum. The Luxor Museum is definitely a place that many people will enjoy as it displays various temples and tombs including the famous Tutankhamun. If this is not for you, then why not try a trip in a felucca down the river Nile. Hot-air balloon trips are also very popular as is the 18-hole golf course. There are various excursions that you can go on, including boat trips on the Red Sea, camel safaris, trips to the Valley of the Kings, Valley of the Queens and trips to the various temples. Nile cruises and visits to other resorts such as Cairo and Aswan are also popular.
In Luxor, the hotels offer brilliant cuisines. You can find light meals and a la carte with a range of cuisines. These include pizzerias, Chinese, Italian, and buffets offering a range of cuisines, you will also find traditional Egyptian cuisines. There are also a few restaurants offering the same sort of cuisines around the resorts. The nightlife in Luxor is fairly relaxed with a disco on a boat, themed dining and a sound and light show. You will find mostly souvenirs in Luxor in one of the many shops that are on the site of hotels or actually attached to them. There is plenty of public transport in Luxor. You will find many taxis in the resort but ensure that you agree a fare before beginning the journey. There are also frequent ferries that cross the Nile as well as trains to Cairo.
Luxor benefits from daily warm weather. During the summer, temperatures can be as high as 43°C during the day and drop to 7°C at night. The average minimum temperature in the winter is 14°C and in the summer it is 30°C although it can reach a lot higher than this. There is little rainfall in the resort and when it does rain it normally clears up very quickly. June, July and August are the warmest months in Luxor with December being the coldest. However, December still occasionally gets a high of 20.5°C.