In Luxor, the Egyptian government does not permit the construction of bridges over the Nile in order to allow the passage to the most valuable heritage of the whole world. When wishing to go to the West Bank, you can cross the river by boat or ferry (which is the fastest way) or reach 7 Km out the city then cross from Alboghdadi Bridge.
Moored at the shore are both the local ferries and the motorboats, two different vehicles for you to choose from. And to move through the monuments and villages of the West Bank, you can hire a taxi, a bicycle, a donkey or a camel with its guide. Worth eying in the West Bank are small exotic villages, the houses of which are painted with eye-catching folkloric and religious motifs. Side by side are alabaster shops, restaurants, as well as cheap and rural hotels. Further west, situated between temples and tombs on the edge of the desert, the people of Gurna also have distinctive restaurants that offer economical meals in addition to a growing number of hotels.