3 Nights at Mara House Luxor – Accommodation + Tours.  Our clients are discerning, independent travellers wanting guaranteed unique, quality experiences.  We are not really what budget travellers are looking for.   We will show you Luxor over 3 days – bookable anytime of the year .  Tour the best Luxor sites and savour our authentic home cooked food.

Mara House is NOT ON THE TOURIST strip, nor on the Nile.  We are in a normal, ordinary Egyptian street, among the locals, behind the train station.  Despite our best efforts the streets are dirty and a western person could be forgiven for thinking we are in a poor area.  We are not.  It is simply that Egyptians do not have the same priorities we do when it comes to what is outside the front door.  If you want to see what it is like among the locals then Mara House is for you.  If you prefer the usual 5 star hotel surroundings in the street then you need go to the tourist strip.  Having said that – with our Luxor package you are not going to spend time wandering the streets anyway :-).

When I built Mara House I choose not to be in the tourist strip and among the souvenir shops.  I choose my street as a place where tourists could get a feel for Egypt as it is today and an opportunity to understand a different culture.

This package will save you hours of research, keep you out of tourist traps, give you the company of great guides and is a good balance between activity and relaxation.  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.

Included in LUXOR PACKAGE

  • 3 nights accommodation at Mara House – your own private, apartment-size suite consisting of bedroom, sitting-room and bathroom.  If you are more than 2 persons or a family you will have a suite containing 2 or 3 bedrooms (sleeping up to 6), bathroom and dining area as well as extraordinarily large sized sitting room.
  • 3 breakfasts
  • Tour to West Bank, Tour to Karnak & Luxor Temples, Tour to Abydos and Dendera Temples
  • The full Salahadeen Feast.
  • An hour sailing the Nile around sunset.
  • A calesh ride (horse and carriage) around the town.
  • FREE High speed wi-fi (some hotels charge as much as €30 per hour for wi-fi)
  • Transfer to the airport, train station or your Cruise Boat on departure.
  • Extra nights are at a reduced rate
  • When possible we allow early check-in and late-check out with no extra charges.

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For full details on the Luxor Package contact Mara here

CAIRO and/or CRUISE to ASWAN

Integrate the Luxor Package with our “Cairo Package” package or contact Mara for info on a cruise option to Aswan.

 

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  1. Bontaks, Sydney, Australia 10/06/2018 at 1:46 pm

    Such wonderful hosts…and delicious food!!
    Our accommodation in Luxor was lovely. It was basic 3 star, but it was clean, comfortable and decorated in classic Egyptian furnishings. From the moment of our arrival we basked in the feeling of being taken care of in this cute and traditional little B&B.

    Ahmed, the manager, was a charming man who loves his work and clearly is fantastic at it! His happy presence and thoughtfulness made our stay in Luxor a delight. The extremely talented chef, Amr, made every breakfast a culinary treat, and the traditional dinner he created for us on our last evening was superb. The owner, Mara, was away so we did not get a chance to meet her, but she had been fantastic with her communications via email and all assistance with our travel preparations.

    The guide provided with the tours we booked, Mohamed, was knowledgeable and friendly, and we learnt a lot about the amazing places he took us to. Mara also arranged our Nile cruise and Mohamed accompanied us on this, as well.

    We had a wonderful time in our 3 nights in Luxor, but if we visited again, we would spend more nights and do things at a more leisurely pace.

     
  2. Pestopete1, Chiang Mai, Thailand 14/05/2018 at 1:30 pm

    All around excellent experience!!

    We spent 4 days at Mara House and enjoyed their 3 days of tours. All communication in advance was prompt and clear. Everything promised was delivered as stated.

    The small apartment was well decorated and had all amenities. Including free bottled drinking water! They make the little things count at Mara House and will fulfill any special request.

    It was so easy to go out to dinner each night with the use of the horse and carriage and fun too!

    Ahmed the hotel manager did a great job in making us feel welcome. The 3 days of tours were certainly busy but we had enough time to visit each place in a relaxing manner. Mohamed our guide knew all the history and details of each site and was happy to answer all questions.

    Thanks for making our visit to Luxor a smashing success!!!!

    Visitied April 2018. Travelled as a couple. Reviewed on TripAdvisor but subsequently deleted by TripAdvisor

     
  3. Jonathan B, Farmington, Michigan, USA 15/04/2018 at 2:13 pm

    Perfect Experience

    My son (18) and I stayed there last week and had a wonderful time. With the tourism downturn we were the only guests and Ahmed basically treated us like family. The hotel is kind of classical Egyptian with beautiful public rooms where you have breakfast or the feast on the last night. The room was a one bedroom suite with two single beds which suited us beautifully. Nicely provisioned fridge as well (appreciated the beers at around $1.60 each).
    The availability of a horse and carriage to get you around town is great – the streets are torn up locally due to gas main installations and the carriage is way more comfortable than any car or the Mara House van. Also very cheap – but please give the guy a good tip! The Nile sailing is great fun as well.
    The tour guide, Mohamed, was excellent as well – lots of knowledge and an interesting guy to talk to. The tours are great – though the one to Abidos is a lot of time in the van – take a book or some music or both for that day. Mohamed also does a god job helping to fight off the folks trying to sell you stuff and is good for advising on who to tip (which is pretty important). All is all the whole package is superb value for money and will give you a great experience – but the little additions like Ahmed getting you to good reliable restaurants locally (the Indian place is really good) and Mohamed knowing where to go for lunch on the Valley of the Kings day is also special.
    Finally – Ahmed – thanks again for getting us to your coffee house for the Liverpool Man City game. That was a truly special night (for us Liverpool fans anyway – which seems to define the whole of Egypt these days!).

    Reviewed on TripAdvsor 15 April 2018 – stayed April 2018

     

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