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 an inclusive accommodation and tour package.

Basic Luxor Holiday Package – 3 nights

  • 3 nights accommodation at Mara House Luxor Hotel – your own private, apartment-size suite consisting of bedroom/s, sitting-room and bathroom
  • 3 breakfasts
  • Tour to Luxor West Bank which includes visits to the following
    • 3 tombs in the Valley of the Kings,
    • Hatshepsut Temple at Deir El Bahri
    • 3 tombs in Nobles Tombs
    • the Workers Village at Dier El Medina and 2 tombs there
    • Colossi of Memnon
  • Tour to Luxor East Bank Karnak & Luxor Temples
  • Tour to Abydos and Dendera Temples, which are the best Temples in Egypt
  • On arrival transfer from the airport/train station to Mara House
  • On departure transfer from Mara House to the airport/train station

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.

This 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.

For now all our tours are Private Tours.  You will have your own private car/minibus, driver and guide.  We will minimise the amount of contact you have with others as much as possible.  Your car/minibus will not be used by anyone else. during your stay, if you have booked this package.

If you can spend more time in Luxor you can also visit

  • Luxor Museum
  • Sound and Light Show at Karnak Temple – in different languages at different times.
  • Felucca Sail on the Nile

Why go on holiday?

Holidays are for quality time with family and friends, romance, relaxation, exploring interesting places, meeting interesting people, experiencing other cultures, broadening the mind, getting away from work, learning more about foreign places you are yearning to see, celebrating an event, celebrating life!  Have I left anything out?

That is what Mara House offers in this package.  Everyone who works with us has one thing on their mind, and only one thing – How to Give You the Best Experience of Egypt. You don’t have to take my word for it – just check out our reviews on TripAdvisor

If you have any questions please contact Mara directly

Most Common Questions Asked About Egypt




  1. Mike H., Dubai. 23 Feb 2020 28/02/2020 at 4:47 am

    We spent a fantastic 4 days with our 4 children ( 4, 8, 10 and 12 years) exploring Luxor and its surroundings. Mara has a great set up and we had a very spacious 3 bed apartment for the duration. Each day was action packed with great day trips to Luxor’s East Bank Temples, its West Bank tombs, including the Valley of the Kings, and a day trip the temples at Dendera and Abydos. All rounded off with a Felucca trip on the Nile.

    If you are looking to avoid a standard hotel experience, Mara House is the place for you. Hats off to Amr for the great care and attention he gave us.

    Bottom line is the kids’ loved staying at Mara House,and they are very hard to please. Highly recommended and a great change of pace.

    Ireland will have a direct flight from Dublin to Cairo from June 2020, so why not use it to come to Luxor and stay at this charming holiday option!

    Reviewed on TripAdvisor 23 Feb 2020. Luxor Holidays Package

  2. Swampy001, Perth, Australia 22 Feb 2020 22/02/2020 at 3:45 am

    If you are interested in more than the usual tour offerings to Egypt, do not look past Mara. She organises excellent tours out of Cairo as well as Luxor where Mara House is located. We did the Gayer Anderson House and Medieval Cairo walking tour. It wasn’t easy to find a tour that visited the former, and our guide Ahmed brought the stories of this amazing house to life. If you have an interest in Islamic architecture and art this gem of a house museum is truly a ‘must see’. All our guides organised through Mara were knowledgeable, with added inclusions built in such as the Solar Boat at Giza and Mummy room at the Egyptian Museum. Her tours might not be the cheapest but we found them to be excellent value for the standard of guiding provided.

    Booking directly with Mara was easy, all replies were prompt and I found her blog to be an excellent resource for planning our first trip to Egypt. Mara House itself is in a residential part of Luxor but getting into town was easily arranged with taxis. Yes, the road outside is unpaved, yes it is in a local street with all the colour and noise that goes with it (bring ear plugs for the morning call to prayer) – however the welcome from Amr and the team is warm and genuine. Our room was large and spotlessly clean. The roof top garden would be a pleasant in the winter sun although we did not have time to use it.

    If you are an independently minded traveller, looking for something outside of the usual tour offerings, I would not hesitate in recommending Mara and her capable team. We were very well looked after for our first trip to this amazing country.

    Reviewed on TripAdvisor 22 Feb 2020 Cairo Holidays and Luxor Holidays packages

  3. JennemanE, USA - 14 Feb 2020 14/02/2020 at 5:43 pm

    I contacted Mara early on in my planning to return to Egypt to explore the Upper Nile having already done Cairo. Mara was great to work with and I enjoyed finalizing arrangements with her for my travels there and stay at Mara House.

    I bought a full package of room and meals plus touring for 4 days. Mara House is great. My apartment was beautiful and the food served for all meals was excellent. The tours were well arranged with driver and guide. While some of the travel was long over land, it provided an opportunity to see real life in Egypt along the way, as did staying at Mara House in the city of Luxor.

    Her staff, led by Amr, were always welcoming, helpful and very friendly. I would not hesitate to stay again and I would strongly encourage anyone to make a stay here as part of their Upper Nile experience.

    The photos shown on the website for Mara House are accurate. There is no elevator, so you may want to consider that in terms of which floor you may be placed. But the staff will handle all your luggage. The roof top terrace is a lovey place to share a drink and conversation in the evening.

    Traveled solo – reviewed on TripAdvisor 14 Feb 2020 – Luxor 3 night package plus extra tours/nights


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