About LUXOR HOLIDAYS
Located 420 miles south of Cairo are some of the most important sites in Egypt. Thebes was the capital city of the New Kingdom, whose glory still glows in world history, thousands of years after its decline.
Two tremendous temple complexes were established in honour of Ra of Heliopolis, who became the god Amun Ra at Thebes. With his consort, Mut and son Khonsu, he formed the Theban Triad for which the temples at Karnak and Luxor were established.
The vast precinct of the temples at Karnak, which took a thousand years to build, covers an area of 60 acres and contains 20 smaller temples. The Hypostyle Hall at Karnak is the largest single chamber of any temple in the world, covering an area of 4,983 sq m. Across the Nile lies the Necropolis of Thebes, burial ground of the New Kingdom Pharaohs, where over sixty tombs have been discovered, the most famous being that of Tutankhamun
When To Go
The climate in Egypt is generally hot all year. Travel is possible throughout the year though winter and spring are the most popular times to travel. Cairo and Lower Egypt has cool temperatures however it can sometimes rain lightly but not often, Upper Egypt around Luxor is slightly warmer. The summer can get quite hot and dry with temperatures reaching into 50s; fewer visitors during this season may make it ideal for a less crowded visit in Upper Egypt.