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  • WEBSITE DISRUPTION

    Hi, I'm from Ireland and I built Mara House, a small, family run, unique boutique hotel in Luxor in 2003.....My promise is to deliver quality service, traditional food, comfort, enjoyable experiences, up-front pricing, no hidden extras.....PLUS I answer all your emails personally..... I provide professional, qualified tour guides who do NOT divert you to shops, restaurants etc. for commission.....We are best suited to people who like to be taken care of from airport entry to airport departure, people who want to avoid hassle, scams and tourist traps.....You deal directly with me... Hope you find my travel info helpful -//.. Mara
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    NOTE this website is being altered to incorporate online booking system. The site might not be fully functional from 9 June to 9 July 2020. Apart from the new online booking system, I am revising schedules/itineraries etc, introducing new sightseeing […]

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  • Luxor City – photos from my morning cycle

    Protected: Luxor City – photos from my morning cycle

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  • Slow Travel in Egypt – good idea or not?

    Slow Travel in Egypt – good idea or not?

    Hi, I'm from Ireland and I built Mara House, a small, family run, unique boutique hotel in Luxor in 2003.....My promise is to deliver quality service, traditional food, comfort, enjoyable experiences, up-front pricing, no hidden extras.....PLUS I answer all your emails personally..... I provide professional, qualified tour guides who do NOT divert you to shops, restaurants etc. for commission.....We are best suited to people who like to be taken care of from airport entry to airport departure, people who want to avoid hassle, scams and tourist traps.....You deal directly with me... Hope you find my travel info helpful -//.. Mara
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    Slow Travel is a phrase that was new to me until recently One thing many solo travelers say to me early in our correspondences re trips is “I don’t want to spend my time rushing around from temple to temple, […]

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  • Winter Weather in Egypt

    Hi, I'm from Ireland and I built Mara House, a small, family run, unique boutique hotel in Luxor in 2003.....My promise is to deliver quality service, traditional food, comfort, enjoyable experiences, up-front pricing, no hidden extras.....PLUS I answer all your emails personally..... I provide professional, qualified tour guides who do NOT divert you to shops, restaurants etc. for commission.....We are best suited to people who like to be taken care of from airport entry to airport departure, people who want to avoid hassle, scams and tourist traps.....You deal directly with me... Hope you find my travel info helpful -//.. Mara
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    I was just going to send a quick email to the guests booked into Mara House from now (mid-Dec) to the end of January.  But then I decided to just write a post on it. When we think of Egypt […]

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  • Salahadeen Restaurant

    Feeling Grateful…

    Hi, I'm from Ireland and I built Mara House, a small, family run, unique boutique hotel in Luxor in 2003.....My promise is to deliver quality service, traditional food, comfort, enjoyable experiences, up-front pricing, no hidden extras.....PLUS I answer all your emails personally..... I provide professional, qualified tour guides who do NOT divert you to shops, restaurants etc. for commission.....We are best suited to people who like to be taken care of from airport entry to airport departure, people who want to avoid hassle, scams and tourist traps.....You deal directly with me... Hope you find my travel info helpful -//.. Mara
    Mara

    I haven’t written here for a while.  My life has been a bit hectic between family, travel and business.  But I woke up this morning in Mara House, Luxor.   I have been back exactly 4 weeks yesterday and it has […]

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  • December is Selling out FAST – EGYPT

    Hi, I'm from Ireland and I built Mara House, a small, family run, unique boutique hotel in Luxor in 2003.....My promise is to deliver quality service, traditional food, comfort, enjoyable experiences, up-front pricing, no hidden extras.....PLUS I answer all your emails personally..... I provide professional, qualified tour guides who do NOT divert you to shops, restaurants etc. for commission.....We are best suited to people who like to be taken care of from airport entry to airport departure, people who want to avoid hassle, scams and tourist traps.....You deal directly with me... Hope you find my travel info helpful -//.. Mara
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    I say this every year and every year there are some people still disappointed.  December, especially the two weeks either side of Christmas Day 25 Dec are the busiest days of the entire year in Egypt. If you are hoping […]

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  • “Tourists Return to Egypt as Prices Fall & Security Improves”

    “Tourists Return to Egypt as Prices Fall & Security Improves”

    Hi, I'm from Ireland and I built Mara House, a small, family run, unique boutique hotel in Luxor in 2003.....My promise is to deliver quality service, traditional food, comfort, enjoyable experiences, up-front pricing, no hidden extras.....PLUS I answer all your emails personally..... I provide professional, qualified tour guides who do NOT divert you to shops, restaurants etc. for commission.....We are best suited to people who like to be taken care of from airport entry to airport departure, people who want to avoid hassle, scams and tourist traps.....You deal directly with me... Hope you find my travel info helpful -//.. Mara
    Mara

    Hmmm beware the headline here.   Before reading my opinion please check out the full article in the Financial Times Tourists Return to Egypt as Prices Fall & Security Improves   If the link does not open you will find the article […]

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  • We will go inside the Kings Chamber of the Great Pyramid of Giza.

    2017 You Need to Book Early for Cairo

    Hi, I'm from Ireland and I built Mara House, a small, family run, unique boutique hotel in Luxor in 2003.....My promise is to deliver quality service, traditional food, comfort, enjoyable experiences, up-front pricing, no hidden extras.....PLUS I answer all your emails personally..... I provide professional, qualified tour guides who do NOT divert you to shops, restaurants etc. for commission.....We are best suited to people who like to be taken care of from airport entry to airport departure, people who want to avoid hassle, scams and tourist traps.....You deal directly with me... Hope you find my travel info helpful -//.. Mara
    Mara

    If you are intending to make a last minute trip to Cairo and/or trying to find a Nile Cruise between November 2017 and end of Feb 2018 my best advice is that you complete and confirm your booking immediately.  Over […]

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