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Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · December 25, 2016
Internet acces during Nile Cruise

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

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · April 06, 2016
How to travel from Luxor to Port Ghalib?  (9 Answers)

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

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · May 04, 2015
Moulid Abu El-Haggag  (1 Answer)

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

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · July 29, 2014
exchanging currency  (4 Answers)

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

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · July 17, 2014
ballon ride  (5 Answers)

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

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · July 09, 2014
Nefertari's tomb  (7 Answers)

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

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · February 02, 2014
Taking a one year old to Egypt at end of March, bad idea?  (8 Answers)

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?

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · January 03, 2014
private guides  (5 Answers)

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

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · September 26, 2013
A bar called First or the First, in Karnak, Luxor

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.

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · May 27, 2013
renting a studio or small flat in luxor  (3 Answers)

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

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · May 12, 2013
Need travel partner - free style  (2 Answers)

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.

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · March 10, 2013
west bank...order of preference  (4 Answers)

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


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · March 10, 2013
deir el medina  (2 Answers)

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

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · February 28, 2013
how much time spend luxor and karnak temples  (3 Answers)

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)


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · February 28, 2013
what to do.....  (6 Answers)

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


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · February 24, 2013

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

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · January 13, 2013
Luxor to Aswan in a day  (2 Answers)

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

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · January 08, 2013
One day or four days in Luxor?  (15 Answers)

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?

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · December 06, 2012
Weather in December  (3 Answers)

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?

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · October 07, 2012

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!'

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · January 14, 2012
Need info on Hot Air Balloon Riding  (5 Answers)

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?


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · January 14, 2012
Request info on taking TRAIN from Cairo to Luxor  (5 Answers)

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!


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · January 14, 2012
How long should I plan for in Luxor?  (6 Answers)

Can this be done in 1 1/2 days?

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · July 06, 2011
Luxor horses and donkies  (14 Answers)

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

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · June 20, 2011
Desperately seeking Romani  (2 Answers)

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

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · December 30, 2010
Cruising the nile  (4 Answers)

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.

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · December 24, 2010
7 Nights - how long and where to go - Luxor, Cairo etc  (7 Answers)


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

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · December 19, 2010
Mosquitos in December/January?  (6 Answers)

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!

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · December 10, 2010
Nile Cruise  (7 Answers)

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

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · September 07, 2010
Fabric Buying  (2 Answers)

Where in Luxor, Egypt, can I buy Egyptian cotton by the metre (or yard).I'm a quilter and am wanting some pieces for my home quilt guild.


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