I travelled the length of the Nile and visited the deserts southwest of Cairo for a total of two weeks. This article focusses on Luxor and the Luxor West Bank, however it can be expanded to take in more of the journey. Most tourists only visit the city of Luxor on the east bank of the Nile, with a very quick stopover at Hatshepsut Temple on the west bank. This trip involved a number of days exclusively on the west bank exploring the hills and valleys, plus all of the temples, caves and ruins contained therein. Alternately I can write about the black and white deserts in the western desert. In particular, there exists a stunning location rarely visited despite its proximity to the Lonely Planet listed black and white deserts. To this day I’m still yet to see these unique rock towers photographed in any other travel magazines, Lonely Planet or National Geographic.