The ancient sites in Luxor are divided between the East and West Banks of the river Nile.  99% of my guests at Mara House are busy people with a deep desire to explore Egypt.  They are also busy people taking time out of their usual work and family routines at home, who want to get in as much relaxation time as possible, during their foreign holiday.  To that end I offer two inclusive Luxor Holiday packages.

1.  Basic Luxor Holiday Package – 3 nights

2.  All-Inclusive 3 nights Luxor Holiday Package

This offer includes accommodation, tours and transfers as per the above package plus

  • 3 lunches, 2 dinners and 1 Salahadeen Feast
Additional Information
  • extra nights, if required, are at a reduced rate
  • free wi-fi
  • When possible we allow early check-in and late-check out with no extra charges.

These package will save you hours of research before coming to Egypt and, wasted time after you arrive, finding your desired locations and how to get there.   My guides and colleagues will help you avoid the usual tourist traps and street hassle.   You will be well taken care of and we will ensure that your hours with us flow as smoothly and surely as the river Nile.

Availability, Booking, Pricing and Questions

Please contact Mara directly for all the above.  Mara House is NOT bookable via any online booking engines

Note:  We do not take you to shops, workshops, restaurants etc for payment or commissions during our tours or any other time.  This is worth keeping in mind when comparing offers from various tour operators etc.


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 and Mara House is NOT bookable via TripAdvisor nor any other online hotel website.Hope you find my travel info helpful -//.. Mara

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  1. Cindytravels2019 USA 9 aug 09/08/2019 at 10:55 am

    Mara’s guesthouse was just what I was looking for as a solo traveller not wanting an anonymous hotel. Mara and her staff bend over backwards to help you with whatever you need, the house and rooms are lovely, clean, comfortable, Mo the guide was superb (and the sites absolutely spectacular), the food just excellent. Lots of stories and good tips too. Recommend.

    Traveled solo Aug 2019. Reviewed on TripAdvisor. Luxor Holidays 3 night package

  2. Natasha B. UK 13 July 2019 13/07/2019 at 5:14 pm

    I would highly recommend Mara House. Mara was very helpful in organising my stay and tailoring tour options to suit the time I had available. She was also very accommodating, allowing me to return to the room after my day of touring and rest and shower before my flight in the early hours of the following morning. The house itself is beautifully decorated and comfortable, and I really appreciated the fact that it wasn’t on the ‘tourist strip’.

    The tour itself was brilliant. Mohammed was very knowledgable and friendly and made my tour of the Valley of the Kings and associated sites, plus Luxor Temple well worth the visit! Ahmed the driver was also wonderful.

    Overall I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend Mara House to anyone visiting Luxor

    Traveled solo July 2019 Individualised itinerary. Reviewed on TripAdvisor.

  3. Jean USA 16 June 2019 16/06/2019 at 2:41 pm

    This is a private house turned hotel. Its owner, Mara, is a woman from County Cork Ireland who came
    to Egypt looking for a new life. What she and her family and staff have created is a home fit and
    outfitted for a sheik! She has used Egyptian aesthetic, furnishings and feel to make an amazing place to
    stay while in Luxor.

    She offers full packages on her website including meals, event tickets and a tour
    guide. If you find her online, her suggestions on what to pack, dealing with the heat, etc you will find a
    treasure trove.

    The rooms are suites. I stayed in #2 which is a queensized bed with a sitting are plus a real sitting area with
    a mini-bar, sink and counter. Everything is made, done and completed with commitment to making the
    guest feel comfortable and welcome.

    The staff, headed by Amr, his wife and three year old son, is superb. He is the host and chef and is
    miraculous. His meals, breakfast, lunch and dinner are wonderful and served with grace.

    Mohamed is the house guide. He is knowledgeable, speaks excellent English and shows you everything
    at the antiquity sites, will take you down the Nile if you choose that package (I’m sitting on the boat
    waiting to start the journey from Luxor to Aswan), and does not try to take you shopping.
    Mara House uses three different drivers who will take you safely from place to place.
    I give this house not a five star rating, but twelve.

    Jean, USA traveled solo June 2019. This review was submitted to TripAdvisor but has not appeared there. 3 night Luxor Holidays plus 4 nights Nile Cruise with Mara House.


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