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Customer Travel Tips for Luxor

81% Avg. city rating Rated by 69 customers

Activities / excursions 94%

Restaurants / eating out 75%

Shopping 70%

Chilling out / relaxing 77%

Getting around / public transport 74%

Sightseeing 97%

Culture 92%

Nightlife / partying 58%

Value for money 89%

Customer Travel Tips for Luxor

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53% Avg. rating
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  • Culture - 80%
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  • Nightlife / partying - 20%
  • Shopping - 40%
53% Avg. rating


02 Dec 2017

Travel Type:
Alone

Trip Type:
Backpacking / gap year

Age Range:
31-40

Customer Travel Tip: Bargain hard for any price and don’t give any tips if those guys really provide nothing.

Liked: There are so many temples to explore. Abydos and Dendara are difinitely worth to visit.

Disliked: Those guy working for tourism are too annoying and make hassle towards tourists.

82% Avg. rating
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  • Value for money - 100%
  • Restaurants / eating out - 80%
  • Getting around / public transport - 60%
  • Nightlife / partying - 60%
  • Shopping - 60%
82% Avg. rating


11 Apr 2017

Travel Type:
With friends / other travellers

Trip Type:
Backpacking / gap year Work / volunteering

Age Range:
25-30

Customer Travel Tip: Try air ballon !

Liked: History and air ballon !

Disliked: Aggressive taxi and horse drivers . Feel sad for the over-working horses and donkeys .

71% Avg. rating
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  • Chilling out / relaxing - 40%
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  • Restaurants / eating out - 60%
  • Getting around / public transport - 60%
  • Nightlife / partying - 40%
  • Shopping - 40%
71% Avg. rating


16 Jan 2017

Travel Type:
Alone

Trip Type:
Backpacking / gap year Sightseeing & culture

Age Range:
18-24

Customer Travel Tip: The best guide for sightseeing is aladin of the boomerang Hostel. Nice and funny guy. The fruit and vegetable market!

Liked: The temples and the markets!

Disliked: Nothing

80% Avg. rating
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  • Sightseeing - 100%
  • Value for money - 100%
  • Restaurants / eating out - 40%
  • Getting around / public transport - 60%
  • Nightlife / partying - 20%
  • Shopping - 100%
80% Avg. rating


12 Aug 2015

Travel Type:
As a family with children

Trip Type:
Family Holiday Sightseeing & culture

Customer Travel Tip: Stay on the West Bank for some peace and tranquility.

Liked: The friendliness of the local people.

Disliked: Really hot in August - but we survived!

100% Avg. rating
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100% Avg. rating


30 Jun 2015

Travel Type:
With friends / other travellers

Trip Type:
Backpacking / gap year Beach / sunbathing City break Relaxation / spa Sightseeing & culture Sports, adventure or outdoor activities

Customer Travel Tip: Be firm when you say NO to the vendors. Look past the rubbish and squalor, Luxor is on the up and will only get better with more tourism and positive word of mouth.

Liked: It's a really vibrant city, with a bit of everything. Prices are good and always negotiable and everyone is really friendly. Transport is really easy to organize as the van taxis are always around.

Disliked: As with most Egyptian cities it is quite dirty everywhere, and cats and dogs everywhere. Also with most Egyptian cities you get haggled all the time to buy stuff, when you just want to go for a walk.

84% Avg. rating
  • Activities / excursions - 100%
  • Chilling out / relaxing - 80%
  • Culture - 80%
  • Sightseeing - 100%
  • Value for money - 100%
  • Restaurants / eating out - 100%
  • Getting around / public transport - 60%
  • Nightlife / partying - 80%
  • Shopping - 60%
84% Avg. rating


08 May 2015

Travel Type:
As a family with children

Trip Type:
Sightseeing & culture

Customer Travel Tip: We went with our children of 13 and 15 yrs and there are entry fees to get into all the sites but they would not believe they were students to get the reduced fare. Take some form of student card and they will be half price.

Liked: The sites to see are amazing, the river Nile is beautiful and interesting.

Disliked: The country is struggling for tourists in the present climate so they all want your business and you get quite a lot of hassle, Whilst they were always pleasant and we felt safe, you would like to be a little more left alone whilst travelling around. All the people who took us on tours were very knowledgeable and helpful.

82% Avg. rating
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  • Sightseeing - 100%
  • Value for money - 100%
  • Restaurants / eating out - 80%
  • Getting around / public transport - 60%
  • Nightlife / partying - 40%
  • Shopping - 60%
82% Avg. rating


26 Apr 2015

Travel Type:
With friends / other travellers

Trip Type:
Sightseeing & culture Visiting friends or family

Customer Travel Tip: Arrange trips in small groups with an independant tour guide. Wear appropriate dress - not too short or revealing, girls

Liked: The availability of high quality tour guides to take you round the ancient sites.

Disliked: As there are very few european visitors, you are very obvious and receive a lot of attention from taxi drivers, caleche drivers etc

87% Avg. rating
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  • Restaurants / eating out - 80%
  • Getting around / public transport - 100%
  • Nightlife / partying - 60%
  • Shopping - 80%
87% Avg. rating


20 Apr 2015

Travel Type:
Alone

Trip Type:
Backpacking / gap year Relaxation / spa Sightseeing & culture

Customer Travel Tip: I loved Hatschepsut Temple! Have dinner at el salam camp in the south of westbank! ;)

Liked: You can rent bycicles to reach all the sights there, thats amazing!!

Disliked: Those hustler are the most annoying i experienced in whole egypt!

67% Avg. rating
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  • Chilling out / relaxing - 60%
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  • Sightseeing - 100%
  • Value for money - 80%
  • Restaurants / eating out - 20%
  • Getting around / public transport - 80%
  • Nightlife / partying - 20%
  • Shopping - 40%
67% Avg. rating


11 Apr 2015

Travel Type:
With friends / other travellers

Trip Type:
Sightseeing & culture

Customer Travel Tip: Spend at least 3 days there - there is so much to see, from the Valley of the Kings to Karnak Temple, you need a lot of time. Understand that the place used to be a thriving tourist town and the amount of hassle you get is a result of the industry failing and people struggling to make a living.

Liked: So many fantastic monuments and tombs to see, great weather, very friendly people.

Disliked: Due to the failing tourist industry in Egypt some merchants and drivers can be very overbearing; be prepared for a lot of hassle when wondering the streets. many restaurants have closed down due to no trade and the few remaining have limited available menus. We ate at our hostel for all meals.

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25 Mar 2015

Travel Type:
Alone

Trip Type:
Backpacking / gap year

Customer Travel Tip: Nothing

Liked: Everything

Disliked: Nothing

73% Avg. rating
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  • Value for money - 60%
  • Restaurants / eating out - 80%
  • Getting around / public transport - 80%
  • Nightlife / partying - 60%
  • Shopping - 60%
73% Avg. rating


30 Dec 2014

Travel Type:
Alone

Trip Type:
Sightseeing & culture

Customer Travel Tip: Cercate di visitare bene un po tutto. E imperdibile.

Liked: Posto meraviglioso, da non perdere assolutamente. Unico al mondo.

Disliked: La gente non e amichevole, ma aggressiva e pensa solo a fregare il prossimo. Attenzione!

100% Avg. rating
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100% Avg. rating


10 Jun 2014

Travel Type:
Alone

Trip Type:
Backpacking / gap year

Customer Travel Tip: book through the hotel

Liked: my hotel

Disliked: street people

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100% Avg. rating


01 Jun 2014

Travel Type:
As a family with children

Trip Type:
City break Romantic getaway

Customer Travel Tip: boomerang hotel

Liked: sights

Disliked: touts

100% Avg. rating
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100% Avg. rating


01 Jun 2014

Travel Type:
Alone

Trip Type:
Backpacking / gap year

Customer Travel Tip: book throught bob marley peace

Liked: history

Disliked: the annoying people

64% Avg. rating
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  • Culture - 60%
  • Sightseeing - 100%
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  • Restaurants / eating out - 60%
  • Getting around / public transport - 40%
  • Nightlife / partying - 20%
  • Shopping - 80%
64% Avg. rating


20 Apr 2014

Travel Type:
Alone

Trip Type:
Backpacking / gap year

Customer Travel Tip: stay at boomerang

Liked: th hotel I stayed at

Disliked: the harassment from outside the hotel

80% Avg. rating
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  • Chilling out / relaxing - 80%
  • Culture - 80%
  • Sightseeing - 80%
  • Value for money - 80%
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  • Getting around / public transport - 80%
  • Nightlife / partying - 80%
  • Shopping - 80%
80% Avg. rating


18 Apr 2014

Travel Type:
Alone

Trip Type:
Backpacking / gap year

Customer Travel Tip: stay away from bob marley house

Liked: the weather

Disliked: the touts

76% Avg. rating
  • Activities / excursions - 100%
  • Chilling out / relaxing - 80%
  • Culture - 100%
  • Sightseeing - 100%
  • Value for money - 60%
  • Restaurants / eating out - 60%
  • Getting around / public transport - 40%
  • Nightlife / partying - 60%
  • Shopping - 80%
76% Avg. rating


24 Feb 2014

Travel Type:
With friends / other travellers

Trip Type:
Sightseeing & culture

Customer Travel Tip: Don't trust anyone coming up to you and being nice on the street. Even children. Their parents may have put them up to it to seduce you and then act as if they are just being nice to a guest and then might bring you tea or something and then charge you for it.

Liked: the ancient egyptian ruins that are all over the city.

Disliked: The neverending salespitches from people selling everything and wanting bakshesh and the deception they use to lure you in.

80% Avg. rating
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  • Chilling out / relaxing - 100%
  • Culture - 60%
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  • Value for money - 100%
  • Restaurants / eating out - 60%
  • Getting around / public transport - 100%
  • Nightlife / partying - 40%
  • Shopping - 60%
80% Avg. rating


18 Jan 2014

Customer Travel Tip: Don't trust anyone approaching you no matter how friendly they are, they will be as friendly as they can get money out of you. Don't go into any shop when asked by someone to 'just have a look' or sit an have a cup of tea. It never was like it seemed. There are many great Egyptians, but not in the tourist industry and if they are then they are as good as you have the ability to pay.

Liked: The sites

Disliked: Being constantly asked for money or scammed

84% Avg. rating
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  • Restaurants / eating out - 60%
  • Getting around / public transport - 100%
  • Nightlife / partying - 40%
  • Shopping - 60%
84% Avg. rating


13 Jan 2014

Travel Type:
Alone

Trip Type:
Backpacking / gap year Family Holiday Sightseeing & culture

Customer Travel Tip: Stay only 2 days if you are seeing the main attractions in Luxor, don’t stay on West Bank as you will need a taxi to take you everywhere and all the action is Luxor, the side where the train station / Luxor temple is located. Boomerang/Bob Marley Hostel is highly recommended as you will find an Australian who has your best interest at heart who runs the joint. Like the rest of Egypt, set your price for EVERYTHING before doing it and make sure it is in Egyptian pounds, not English, walk away or ask the driver to stop and let you off if they try to say it is for 'free' or do not commit to a price. People will approach you and say “Hi, remember me, I am the cook from the Hotel”, ask, "Which hotel?" or any question such as "What is the manager's name?" etc. Besides all the scamming that goes on to get your money from almost everyone that approaches you, it is still a lovely place and Luxor is just amazing. Oh and DO NOT go to the Mummification Museum in Luxor unless you have money to waste. You’ll feel so disappointed/ripped off when you leave a single room that takes less than 2 minutes to see and nothing worth seeing inside it.

Liked: Valley of the kings

Disliked: Being constantly hassled for money.

80% Avg. rating
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  • Chilling out / relaxing - 100%
  • Culture - 80%
  • Sightseeing - 100%
  • Value for money - 80%
  • Restaurants / eating out - 80%
  • Getting around / public transport - 80%
  • Nightlife / partying - 60%
  • Shopping - 60%
80% Avg. rating


27 Dec 2013

Customer Travel Tip: Negotiate, ask advicefrom other travellers at yourhotel, and don't give in to thehustlers!!!

Liked: Quiet atmosphere, good weather

Disliked: Too many huslers from taxi to cale he to street vendors, too much, cannot walk peacefully without being hustled.....donot like that but I suppose the all just want to earn some money

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81% Avg. city rating Rated by 69 customers

Activities / excursions 94%

Restaurants / eating out 75%

Shopping 70%

Chilling out / relaxing 77%

Getting around / public transport 74%

Sightseeing 97%

Culture 92%

Nightlife / partying 58%

Value for money 89%

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