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A visit to Luxor in Egypt is to set foot upon thousands of years of history. Its unique past has earned it the reputation of being "the greatest open air museum", with archaeological treasures that prevail over all of humanity. 

The city, formerly the capital in Pharaonic times, extends along each bank of the Nile, criss-crossed by the feluccas just as they did at the time of Tutankhamen. Because that's what Luxor is all about: an embodiment of Pharaonic grandeur, with its mythical vestiges like the Temple of Luxor and the Valley of the Kings. These quite remarkable places, with the dry climate of this region of Egypt, will give your trip a feeling of timelessness. How could it be any other way, as you look at the statues, standing beside the temple of Karnak, that almost look as if they are ready to wake up? It's almost impossible not to feel a sense of immortality in the magnificent Valley of the Kings with its Colossi of Memnon, the very same place where the famous tomb of Tutankhamen was discovered, along with its mysterious curse. Egypt is a destination full of legends and secrets! Head for Luxor's seductive souk and discover a market where colors, scents and voices blend in a captivating oriental bustle. From one stall to another you will be offered all that is Egyptian culture, whether in the smile of a charming trader or a pyramid of tomatoes, peppers and chickpeas. Fancy a romantic break away from all this chaos? After you've treated yourself to a refreshing asab, the traditional sugarcane juice, head towards the Nile. You'll reconnect with the eternal Egypt as you rent a felucca to take you to the west bank. There, far away from the major tourist attractions, you'll be able to enjoy an intoxicating sunset.

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