Saturday, December 09, 2006


We have now got Skype at Flats in Luxor, under my name Jane Akshar, so if you want to have a long chat about your holiday you can contact me that way. For most things I do prefer email because we have a permanent record and we can refer back to it but if you just want to bounce ideas etc then here I am

Monday, December 04, 2006

Another Typical Desert Tour

This tour is much longer 22 days but goes over the Western Desert, Abu Simbel, Aswan, Luxor, Abydos, Armana, Cairo, Alexandra. It is including all tickets, transport, guides and accommodation in our choice of 3* hotels. All for $2000 USD per person

1 Arrival in Cairo
2 Our driver picks you up in A/C Mini Bus and on route depending on security restrictions you see Crystal mountain, Black Desert, Valley of Golden Mummies then you stay overnight at Bahariya
3 On to Sand Sea, White Desert, Quasar oldest Islamic Town with an overnight stay at Farafra
4 Oldest Christian Cemetery, Temple of Hibis, Museum overnight Kharga
5 Arrive in Aswan see the Philae Sound & Light
6 Next day visit Philae Island, Unfinished obelisk, High Dam, Nubian Museum overnight in Aswan
7 Early start to Abu Simbel then transfer to a Felucca for your sail to Luxor
8 Visit the temple on the Nile at Ko Ombo
9 Next stop Edfu with an overnight at Gebel Silesia
10 Arrive at Esna then transfer to Luxor for the next 7 nights
11 In Luxor walk over the mountain with local guide
12 Visit Valley of Kings, Colossus Memnon, Hatshepsut
13 Valley of Queens. Nobles Tombs Ramose group, Merenptah Temple
14 Workman’s Village, Medinet Habu, Ramasseum
15 Karnak & Luxor Temples
16 Ay, Seti I, Roy and Shu Roy
17 leave Luxor stop at the temple of Seti I at Abydos overnight at El Minya
18 Visit Tel El Amarna, Beni Hassan and arrive in Cairo for until the end of your holiday
19 Sakkara, Memphis
20 Giza & Museum
21 Old and Islamic Cairo
22 Visit Alexandria and see the Roman remains and the famous library

Latest photo of the new flats

The shell of the building is finished and now it is the floors and woodwork to complete. But doesn't it look lovely. The views are fantastic, don't forget these flats are for sale!!!

Monday, November 20, 2006

Reported on TV

Got myself on TV; Al Jezeera International, its a program about saving the monuments in Egypt and there is interviews with Zahi Hawass, Kent Weeks, Ray Johnson, Mansour Boraik, Nigel Hetherington and Jane Akshar!!!!

The show is Temples of Doom is being repeated Tuesday 20th November 14:30 GMT, Wednesday 20:30 GMT, Thursday 04:30 GMT Al Jezeera International is the new English version of the Arabic TV station

Saturday, October 28, 2006

Our location

This fabulous photo taken from a hot air balloon ride by one of our guests shows exactly where we are. Our flats are dead centre and Luxor Temple is top right. Could it be better located!!!

Saturday, October 21, 2006

Update photo on the new Flats

Our new apartment block in the more rural area of Al Gezera is coming along nicely as this photo shows.

Tuesday, September 19, 2006

Archaeological Diggings recommends Flats in Luxor

The following review of my News blog and our tours appeared the the Aug/Sep 06 issue of Archaeological Diggings which is published in Australia.


"I have always wondered whether the acronym BLOG meant B----- Lot Of Garbage as most of the BLOGS I have read seem to read that way. However, not this one.

Naturally, it is about ancient Egypt. If you want to find links to the latest news going about tombs, monuments and artefacts, go to Jane Akshar's Luxor news at She celebrated one year of blogging on 3rd June.

Jane is an English woman married to an Egyptian. She runs holiday lettings and conducts small, intimate tours around the Luxor archaeological sites, including the cemeteries and tombs of the west bank. Touring with Jane is great fun as I know from personal experience this year. Jane has contacts in all the right quarters, so if anybody knows Egyptian antiquities news, she does. MC "

Friday, September 15, 2006

Apartments in Luxor

I just received an email from a potential guest asking me what a flat is? Well I guess America and the UK are divided by a common language. We call ourselves Flats in Luxor as a flat is the English word for accommodation generally all on one floor where there are several other flats on different floors. So I guess for our American friends I should call myself Apartments in Luxor or should that be Appartments in Luxor because i have seen both. Do Americans spell that a different way?

Flats in Luxor = Apartments in Luxor = the best holiday you will have in Luxor

Saturday, September 09, 2006

Typical Tour

We recently did this tour for a set of guests and if you are looking for ideas it may help you. Expect to pay $1000 USD per person excluding international airfares. This is for a private guided trip with all tickets, transport, transfers and accommodation. Accommodation in Cairo and Aswan is in 3 star hotels personally chosen by us and in Luxor at one of our flats.

Day 1 Giza Pyramids and Museum Overnight Cairo

Day 2 Sakkara and Memphis and Dashur Overnight Cairo

Day 3 Old and Islamic Cairo, Bazaars Sleeper Train to Luxor

Day 4 Donkey Ride over the Ridge and Karnak Sound and Light Overnight Luxor

Day 5 Karnak and Luxor Temples, Felucca sunset Cruise Overnight Luxor

Day 6 Valley of Kings, Temple of Hatshepsut and Nobles tombs, Camel Ride Overnight Luxor

Day 7 Workman's Village, Medinet Habu and Ramasseum, Overnight Luxor

Day 8 Valley of Queens, Ramose and Merenptah temple Overnight Luxor

Day 9 Road transfer to Aswan: Edfu, Ko Ombo, Philae, Unfinished Obelisk and High Dam Overnight Aswan

Day 10 Abu Simbel, Shopping Sleeper Train to Cairo

Friday, September 01, 2006

Unique Decoration in our Ra penthouse

Our penthouse flat at El Gezera is owned by a British expat who wanted a unique decor. His plan is to live there during the winter and for us to rent it out for him during the summer months. As you can see from the photo it is unusual to say the least. It sleeps 4 people so you too can enjoy this rather unusual flat.