Luxor is a city in Upper (southern) Egypt containing some of the most world recognized
temples of ancient Egypt. Luxor has been frequently characterized as the “world,
greatest open air museum” because of its temples at Karnak and Luxor which stand
within the modem city.
Some of Luxor’s famous temples include the Valley of the Kings and the Valley of
the Queens. Both are adorned with exquisitely crafted monuments, temples and tombs.
Thousands of international tourists arrive annually to visit these monuments, contributing
a large part towards the economy for the modem city.
Luxor was known in the past as the spiritual city, as it was the city of the ancient
Egyptian god Amon-Ra. All the temples were built in Luxor, making it a religious
sanctuarial ground for the entire country and the surrounding countries. The city
attracted many other cultures from its time to it, such as the Babylonians, the
Mitanni, the Hittites of Anatolia, the Phoenicians of Byblos and Tyre and the Minoans
The city of Luxor’s weather is generally high and humid, with weather in summer
reaching up to 41°C. Yet as it is still a desert city, the lows in winter, specifically
at night may drop up to 4°C.
Places to visit :
valley of the Kings
Valley of the Queens
The Memorial Temple of Ramses II
Did you know :
Luxor was the site of the ancient Egyptian city of Thebes, which was once the great
capital of Egypt. Flying time to Luxor: 1.1 hours
Distance: 721 km
Frequency: 7 daily flights
Aircraft Type: Embraer 170 LR
Class Configuration : Economy & Business
On Board Services : Economy Class : Beverage
Business Class : Beverage + Cold Meal