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    • schmechi's Profile Photo

      Internet acces during Nile Cruise

      Luxor Dec 25, 2016 at 6:10 AM

      I am planning to buy a local sim card while doing a Nile cruise. Will there be a reasonable connection rate between the cities?

    • How to travel from Luxor to Port Ghalib?

      Luxor Apr 6, 2016 at 8:03 AM

      Hello, A friend and I (2 females) will be visiting Egypt this November 2016 and are thinking of taking the sleeper train from Giza to Luxor. We were wondering about how to travel from Luxor to Port Ghalib as we will be on a liveaboard dive trip which departs from Port Ghalib. We would need to be in Port Ghalib on Friday, overnight, as we would board the liveaboard on Saturday afternoon. Is it possible to arrange ground transportation from Luxor to Port Ghalib? How long is the travel time? How much would it cost? We would appreciate your advice and recommendations regarding our tentative plans. Thank you. Nancy

      9 Answers Jul 15, 2016 at 1:20 PM
    • Moulid Abu El-Haggag

      Luxor May 4, 2015 at 1:54 PM

      I'll be in Luxor the first week in June (hot!) and came across some information about the Moulid of Abu El-Haggag. I understand that it's a huge celebration and, if I'm counting back from Ramadan correctly, it should occur about June 4. Does anyone know if that's correct? And is it something that I want to reconfigure my travel plans to Dendera and Abydos to see? Thanks

      1 Answer May 9, 2015 at 12:09 PM
    • exchanging currency

      Luxor Jul 29, 2014 at 1:39 AM

      where is the best place in luxor for money Exchange? and are euros excepted?

      4 Answers Jul 30, 2014 at 7:07 AM
    • ballon ride

      Luxor Jul 17, 2014 at 3:39 AM

      is the ballon ride safe? and how much should i pay?

      5 Answers Aug 12, 2014 at 12:47 PM
    • Nefertari's tomb

      Luxor Jul 9, 2014 at 4:08 PM

      Is Nefertari's tomb open yet, that is for regular tourists?

      7 Answers Jul 10, 2014 at 9:46 AM
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      Taking a one year old to Egypt at end of March, bad idea?

      Luxor Feb 2, 2014 at 12:33 PM

      We are thinking to take our daughter with us to Egypt at end of March, but I concern the current situation in Egypt. We most probably will stay either in Luxor or Aswan then just see things around those area. But also thinking to visit Cairo for the pyramid for one day (try to just fly in and out, avoid staying in Cairo).

      Any advice? Should we go at all?

      8 Answers Apr 23, 2014 at 2:17 PM
    • private guides

      Luxor Jan 3, 2014 at 4:39 PM

      is it easy to find private guides for a weeks time?

      5 Answers Jan 7, 2014 at 3:20 PM
    • A bar called First or the First, in Karnak, Luxor

      Luxor Sep 26, 2013 at 12:36 PM

      Does anyone know or been to this bar, It is on the main road, round the corner from JJ`s, but across the road from a café called Gerda`s Garden. It is a haunt for the locals mainly Fellucca and caleche drivers, there are belly dancers but not your convetional looking ones, quite a sleezy louche place but interesting, we were ushered in but my boyfriend was not happy at these men leering at me and whisked me off before we even had a chance to sit down. I have wanted to go back ever since but would not be allowed and would never go alone. Has anyone been and if so what was your experience? Maybe I have the name of it wrong, but the location is correct, I think the pub opposite is the genesis or Esquire pub.

    • renting a studio or small flat in luxor

      Luxor May 27, 2013 at 10:05 AM

      We are looking for addresses in luxor to rent a studio or small flat (shower, 1 bedroom, terrace, quiet, 2 persons).
      Many thanks for help

      3 Answers Dec 21, 2013 at 7:55 AM
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      Need travel partner - free style

      Luxor May 12, 2013 at 6:42 PM

      I just need someone to go to Luxor with, as my husband doesn't want me to go alone. We went in Jan. so he imagines the hassle I may get. So I need someone that wants to do their own thing like I want to, and just meet up for major stuff and to have someone as a source of help. I have Egyptian friends there and I know I will be fine, but it will reassure my husband if I get a travel partner. I'm interested in June. I'm not talking about sharing a hotel room.

      2 Answers May 26, 2013 at 5:43 AM
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      west bank...order of preference

      Luxor Mar 10, 2013 at 3:23 PM

      hi again.....on my trip, i`ll be one full day with car and guide with me in west, in order to do best there, could please give an idea, how to get the best on this day? if you give me some kind of schedulle for this day i`d apreciatte too much

      and if, you could put in order of preference the spost that i shoud not missed, please let me know.....


      thanks in advance once again


      4 Answers Mar 11, 2013 at 11:35 AM
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      deir el medina

      Luxor Mar 10, 2013 at 3:08 PM

      Hi again....finishing plans to egypt tour(less than two weeks, first of all i`d like to thanks all very helpful replies....second, i woul like to ask....once in west bank, to get places like DEIR EL MEDINA and it`s tombs(the main ones) how difficult it is? could you describe in detail...i will be there on a private tour, so, probabily, the guide will take us as close as possible, but i`ve heard that the walk is hard, so , in order to plan, could you please help me on that?

      by the way, if this is not to loong, the same question for other spots like valley of kings......and others you think are the hardest to reach.......

      thank you fellows see you soon

      regards luiz

      2 Answers Mar 11, 2013 at 6:40 AM
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      how much time spend luxor and karnak temples

      Luxor Feb 28, 2013 at 3:13 PM

      Hi again, i'd like to ask people in order to know reasonably both temples, how much time should i spend in each of them?(i mean to see them take photos etc)


      3 Answers Mar 1, 2013 at 1:59 AM
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      what to do.....

      Luxor Feb 28, 2013 at 12:55 PM

      HI again......

      Of course, Luxor has many temples, tombs etc to know, but, below, i'll describe which places a cruise-tour takes us, and, considering your experience, i'd like to ask you if, on these kind of tours, we have enough time to beat the places or it is in a hurry...and, if possible, could you describe in order of interest-preference-beauty(etc) wich places should i visit besides these below(i have one and half more day to explore luxor)?

      Visit the West Bank, take an excursion to the royal cemetery for 62 Pharaohs, Valley of the Kings, then to mortuary Temple of Queen Hatshepsut, which was built by the architects of the New Kingdom Pharaoh Hatshepsut in the 15th century BC , at El-Deir El-Bahari & the Colossi of Memnon. o visit Karnak & Luxor temples at the East bank of the River Nile, Lunch on board


      6 Answers Mar 5, 2013 at 11:45 AM
    • carezma

      Luxor Feb 24, 2013 at 7:13 AM

      Where is the shop located? What is the price of a t-shirt or a men"s shirt?

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      Luxor to Aswan in a day

      Luxor Jan 13, 2013 at 1:54 AM

      We are staying in Luxor mid-March and would like to do a day trip to Aswan. Is that possible?

      2 Answers Jan 13, 2013 at 1:32 PM
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      One day or four days in Luxor?

      Luxor Jan 8, 2013 at 11:42 AM

      I am likely to be in Luxor at the end of February for a conference, and I'd like to do some sightseeing afterwards. Due to constrained flight schedules to get to my next destination, I can either leave myself with a single day in Luxor (a Wednesday) or four days (Wednesday-Saturday). I'm sure I can amuse myself for more than one day, but is four days too much? I don't know Luxor at all.

      I have been to Cairo, Alexandria, Hurghada, and Sharm, and don't have much interest in going back to any of those, but is there somewhere else in Egypt that makes sense to visit for a day or two? Would it be fun/pleasant to take a boat back from Luxor to Cairo, rather than flying, and soak up some time that way?

      15 Answers Feb 13, 2013 at 2:58 AM
    • Weather in December

      Luxor Dec 6, 2012 at 4:04 PM

      I am thinking of going to Luxor in December, mainly for the sun and a bit of sightseeing. What will the temperature be like as each website varies. I am used to spending December in Goa where it is mid 30's. I am not expecting that kind of heat but will it be warm enough to sunbathe and not have to wear a coat at night?

      What are the prices like to eat outside of the hotels?

      3 Answers Dec 12, 2012 at 10:48 AM

      Luxor Oct 7, 2012 at 11:57 AM

      I'm torn with the idea of going to Luxor in February but harrassment from the locals is putting me off. I can see why some folk tend not to leave the confines of their Hotel. I'm quite happy to just sit by the pool,but you can do that in Tenerife & I know I would regret not seeing the sites at the end of a 7 day visit.

      I'd like to hear from any chaps (or women for that matter) that have gone on a solo holiday there. I suspect that the locals will be especially target single travellers. Don't want the situation arising after day one where I'm thinking 'oh no, six more days of this!'

      8 Answers Oct 9, 2012 at 2:36 PM
    • Need info on Hot Air Balloon Riding

      Luxor Jan 14, 2012 at 2:45 PM

      Does anyone know the best (and most reputable) company that provides hot air balloon rides in Luxor at a reasonable price? Two of us are considering this. But the rate looks like about100 USD. This seems actually quite high as this is very comparable to a ride we can take in California where we live. Any info? Is it even worth it?


      5 Answers Aug 11, 2012 at 10:11 PM
    • Request info on taking TRAIN from Cairo to Luxor

      Luxor Jan 14, 2012 at 2:18 PM

      Hi, I guess you are NOT able to take a boat from Cairo to Luxor? And I keep reading mixed information about taking a train from Cairo to Luxor. Please, does anyone know a reputable website that will give me current info/rates/schedules for train transportation? And are these train services available to me as an American tourist? I would preferably like to book this online before I leave. Thank you so much for your help!


      5 Answers Mar 7, 2012 at 8:57 AM
    • How long should I plan for in Luxor?

      Luxor Jan 14, 2012 at 12:59 AM

      Can this be done in 1 1/2 days?

      6 Answers Aug 11, 2012 at 10:30 PM
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      Luxor horses and donkies

      Luxor Jul 6, 2011 at 6:07 AM

      I know that this a is a place for trips, but I went to Luxor last June and the bad condition of horses and donkies made me feel so bad..that I couldn't enjoy my trip. There is some Aninal protection Society in Egypt? Something to do about this terrible problem for the animals? Poor animals work all day, no food and no water enought. They hit the horse and dont care about them. It is horrible. Sorry because it is the the place, but if someone could help it will be great. Diana

      14 Answers Aug 10, 2011 at 3:14 PM
    • Desperately seeking Romani

      Luxor Jun 20, 2011 at 2:36 AM

      Many years ago, my husband and I spent two week in Luxor and met the most wonderful shopkeeper and his family, who looked after us and showed us the real Egypt and her people. We lost contact with him and have not been in touch for ages - we cannot even remember the name or location of his shop but it sold souvenirs including belly dancing outfits anf his family were Coptic Christians. We are going back to Luxor with our son in August and would so love to see Romani again so anyone who knows anything about him, PLEASE let me know. Just the name of the street of his shop (assuming it is still there) will really help. Thank you

      2 Answers Jun 21, 2011 at 5:40 PM
    • Cruising the nile

      Luxor Dec 30, 2010 at 3:01 AM

      We are travelling the Egypt in April 2011 and want to do a cruise on the Nile. We were looking at going on a Dahabiyya. It seems that these trips are more designed just for relaxing rather than seeing the sites around luxor and aswan at the end. Can anyone shed more light on our suspicions.

      4 Answers Aug 4, 2011 at 6:45 PM
    • 7 Nights - how long and where to go - Luxor, Cairo etc

      Luxor Dec 24, 2010 at 6:01 AM


      I have booked flight and will be arriving in Luxor on 10th Jan. I was hoping some advice on other cities we could visit - such as Cairo etc and how long people would suggest staying there for, before I go ahead and book accomodation?

      We have a total of 7 nights to spend and our return flight is also from Luxor.

      Thanks in advance

      7 Answers Jan 7, 2011 at 1:09 PM
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      Mosquitos in December/January?

      Luxor Dec 19, 2010 at 9:09 PM

      Can anybody tell me if I need bug repellant in Luxor, Sharm, or Cairo? I'll be there from 12/24 - 1/6.
      Thanks so much!

      6 Answers Dec 20, 2010 at 9:37 AM
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      Nile Cruise

      Luxor Dec 10, 2010 at 2:54 AM

      Hi, I'm planning a trip during spring to Egypt. We will be flying to Cairo, then travelling to Alexandria by train. From Alexandria to Luxor by night train and hopefully by some means travelling from Luxor down south to Abu Simbal. Does anyone have any suggestions where can I buy train tickets or book train tickets through the internet? Where can I find a comparison for Nile cruises so that I can book it on my own instead of through travel agents? Can anyone recommend any cruise? All suggestions would be helpful. Thanks

      7 Answers Dec 12, 2010 at 3:04 AM
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      Qina or direct to Luxor?

      Muhafazat Qina Oct 2, 2010 at 12:28 AM

      I'm planning a trip on Feb and will arrive in Hurghada. Then it's either Qina or direct to Luxor. Would like to see Abydos and Dendera then go south to Luxor for 2 nights before heading off to Aswan. Should I stay a night in Qina and explore these two sites or should I based entirely in Luxor (3 nights all) and go to these two sites from there. I prefer to stay In Qina as its closer to the sites, however not much info found regarding that town and no recommendation on accomodation either, so not sure what to expect. Any opinion or other suggestion? FYI, I'm traveling with my sister and we are hijab wearing South East Asian budget traveler.


      5 Answers Oct 5, 2010 at 5:51 AM