Are you looking for a great gift for your family or friends? Or are you looking for the perfect memento to remember your trip to Luxor by? Then enjoy a day of souvenir shopping in Luxor.
What to Expect
In the morning you will be picked up from your hotel in Luxor and taken to the following shops for all your souvenir shopping:
Alabaster: For those who are looking for authentic souvenirs, the alabaster factory is the perfect place to start. There you will be able to see exactly how alabaster is used to make Egyptian handicrafts, the same way the ancient Egyptian artisans used to make their artifacts. Here you can find alabaster vases, lamps, Egyptian sculptures and much more. Not only is alabaster a great souvenir, it is also a good investment for your money since the value of this mineral increases over time.
Papyrus: Luxor is home to many papyrus institutes, and you will visit a papyrus workshop to see how it was made in ancient times. You can observe the process and the tools the papyrus artisans use to make beautiful crafts, and buy hand-painted papyrus scrolls with images from the ancient tombs, temples and more.
Perfumes: Stimulate your senses at an oriental perfumery.where there are extracts of a wide variety of oriental flowers are used to make exquisite, pure oil perfumes. Choose blended perfumes or pure flower essences, such as gardenia and jasmine, or papyrus and lotus flower, which are exclusively available in Egypt. For aromatherapy, choose from a wide range of medicinal oil blends.
Gold & silver: Egypt has always been famous for gold and silver. Gold mines are found in Nubia, in the south of Egypt. Many pieces of jewelry can be customized to your preferences, and for instance, you can have your name engraved in a gold or silver cartouche or ring in ancient hieroglyphs.
Carpets: For a colorful and luxurious souvenir, visit a local shop with handmade carpets. Find Bedouin and Nubian kilims, carpets and rugs with various designs and made of different fabrics, such as wool and silk.
Spices & herbs: In addition to spices such as coriander, cumin, saffron, ginger and cinnamon, you can find more exotic items like doum, tamarind, carob and sahlab so you can enjoy the flavors of Egypt at home.
After enjoying your shopping tour you'll be taken back to your hotel in Luxor.
- Local guide
- Hotel pick-up and drop off
What's Not Included
- Personal expenses
- Gratuities (recommended)