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About Luxor

Luxor is situated in Egypt approximately 720kms south of Cairo. Luxor backpacking tours offer the best of Egypt and travelers can look forward to a range of amazing temples to explore.

Luxor Budget Travel

Below is a list of Luxor's top activities, click on the link to view all details and tours.

Edfu Temple, Karnak Temple, Luxor Temple, Temple of Queen Hatshepsut, Valley of the Kings & Queens Tour

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Airports

Luxor airport options include the following:
•Luxor International Airport

Birdlife

Luxor birdlife species include a range of seabirds, all of which are migratory, with no endemic or near-endemic species to be found in the country.

Conservation

Luxor conservation is essential to protect the country's endangered and vulnerable species of plant, birds and wildlife in the area.

Malaria

Luxor malaria info includes the following:
•Luxor is malaria-free
•Unless you are on route to a malaria-zone country, you do not need to take anti-malaria medication
•Taking medication unnecessarily is dangerous and poses a health risk

Plants

Luxor plant life is rich, with a number of water plants such as the iconic Lotus flower and Papyrus to be found in across the river banks of the Nile.

Safety Tips


•Terrorist attacks have been known to occur in high tourist focused areas
•Crime is otherwise low, but valuables should be kept safe and out of site regardless as a precaution
•Borders near Gaza, Liberia and Sudan are dangerous and should be avoided
•Avoid political gatherings and street demonstrations which may turn violent
•Have respect at all times and follow local customs to avoid being targeted

Travel Books

Luxor recommended travel books include the following:
•Egypt: Eyewitness Travel Guide by DK Publishing
•National Geographic Traveler: Egypt 2nd Edition by Andrew Humphreys
•Globetrotter Egypt Travel Pack by Globetrotter
•Egypt Country Guide by Lonely Planet

Wildlife

Luxor wildlife includes a number of rodent species, as well as a number of crocodiles, reptiles, fish and mammals to be found.

 

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