Luxor Tourist Traps

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    Luxor - Egypt
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    Luxor Temple through the bus window
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  • Luxor Temple through the bus window
    Luxor Temple through the bus window
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Most Viewed Tourist Traps in Luxor

  • 1. scams

    In our way back from the Valley of Kings, we stopped in a stone factory with some appealing statues in its front, where we bought a wonderful head in lapis-lazuli (not cheap). As a reward, the owner...

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  • 2. ~ Baksheesh ~

    You hear this word all the time. BAKSHEESH is tip in arabic. Every where you go there is someone asking you for baksheesh. So if you let a local take your...

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  • 3. Toilet Paper & One Pound Notes

    When you use the public washrooms there is a woman standing/sitting at the door waiting for you to give her 1LE to get into the washroom and then she will hand...

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  • 4. water priced like petrol

    The price of bottled water in Luxor, especially at the tourist sites, can be many times more expensive than it is in Egypt generally. A 1.5 liter bottle of...

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  • 5. Luxor- females travelling alone

    There is a guy from Luxor who apparently picks his potential "victims" at airports. He´s handsome, will be very helpful with your bag, will be coincidently...

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  • 6. Baksheesh

    Baksheesh is part of the culture of Egypt and is something that generates much discussion among people not used to the culture. Baksheesh is basically tipping....

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  • 7. for taxi fares

    make sure that you understood clearly the english of your taxi driver when he tells you the price of a taxi fare, because he may tell you in soft english a...

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  • 8. Don't miss the Luxor Temple!

    This tourist trap is waiting for you if you have only one-day excursion in Luxor. After visiting Karnak Temple you will go to the West Bank and see Hatshepsut...

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  • 9. The Caleche Con

    Beware caleche drivers who offer a cheap trip for only 1-2 L.E. We fell for this one - we said we didnt want a caleche as we were only walking up the road to...

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  • 10. Local Trips out

    Before booking any trips, check with the local Tourist Travel Agents. Sometimes you will find they are a lot cheaper.Change youre Travel cheques etc in local...

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  • 11. Luxor's touristy souk

    Luxor's souk is as touristy as it could get - a BIG tourist trap. The whole place has been prettied up for tourists, and gone is the authentic souk experience....

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  • 12. Egyptian Ferrari

    Excuse me sir ! Excuse me sir ! I wondered, did I loose something, did I forget something, did I do something ??? Yes ? Where are you from ?HollandHolland,...

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  • 13. Hiring taxi to the West Bank

    If you hire taxi to take you round the sites of the West Bank, you are bound to get dropped off at Albaster factories with their own shop and Papyrus shops....

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  • 14. Look Carefully at the Notes - Piastres vs Pound

    well, maybe it was the weather or i was blur, i was 'short-changed' about 2 times in Egypt. Look carefully at the egyptian dollar notes you are holding. The...

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  • 15. Caleshe drivers

    If you want to go somewhere using a caleshe, be vey specific about where you want to go. If you want to go shopping you should state where you want to shop or...

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  • 16. Everywhere's a tourist trap in Luxor!

    In a place like this, how can it not be? I never came across the 'got any change' scam, the 'you have to pay the tourist rate' scam or any other. I DID get the...

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  • 17. Just don't do it

    Just stop being polite and talking. These guys do not want to talk, they do not want to practise english, they do not have letters to translate. If anybody...

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  • 18. come to my shop I want to give you a present

    they'll try every trick in the book so remember whatever they say it's a trick. Just enjoy haggling and don;t pay what it's not worth to you. Sounds obvious...

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  • 19. Nubian Tattoos

    Nubian Tattoos or henna tattoos are a big con!!!!Anyone remember the hair wrapping craze a few years ago...well this is the new one.The tattoos are not pure...

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  • 20. Sound and light

    Well the sound and light show at the Karnak temple didnt impress me at all.I have seen other Luxor pages that rate this as a must-see activity, and maybe the...

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  • 21. You can't take a pix inside of the tombs

    Our friend (on the pic) tried to take a pic with her mobile phone. The guard knew for that and it made us a problem. Ah, globalization, globalization.

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