Half Day Tour: Luxor East Bank, Karnak and Luxor Temples
The ancient marvels of Luxor occupy both sides of the Nile River and this private Half-Day tour explores East Bank of luxor, Enjoy the undivided attention of a private Egyptologist guide as you the age-old Temples of Karnak and Luxor Temple on the Nile’s East Bank on this 4-hour private tour from Luxor. go to Karnak, an awesome collection of temples and halls dating back over 3,000 years. Ogle the giant columns of the Hypostyle Hall, walk the Avenue of the Sphinxes. Then, head for Luxor Temple to admire its columns, courts and statues; and discover how it was embellished by Tutankhamun and Alexander the Great.
▪︎Private tour of East Bank attractions from Luxor
▪︎ Enjoy privileged, personalized attention from your expert Egyptologist guide on this special private tour
▪︎ Morning tour to avoid the afternoon heat
▪︎ lunch at oriental restaurant ( optional )
▪︎ shopping in the recommended Bazars ( optional )
▪︎ Pick-up and drop-off from central Luxor hotels
per adult from
4 to 5 hours
Hotel pickup available
What's included :
- Visit Karnak and Luxor Temple
- Pickup and drop-off from your hotel in Luxor
- All transfers by a private air-conditioned vehicle
- Private Qualification Egyptology Tour Guide
- Snacks - (Bottled water,Pepsi,chips,Cake)
- All service charges & taxes
What's excluded :
- All entrance fees for the mentioned sites
- optional Lunch Oriental meal in a touristic restaurant with a view over Luxor Temple
- Entry/Admission - Temple of Karnak
- Entry/Admission - Luxor Temple
- This is a typical itinerary for this product
Stop At: Temple of Karnak, Karnak, Luxor Egypt
The Karnak Temple Complex, commonly known as Karnak, comprises a vast mix of decayed temples, chapels, pylons, and other buildings near Luxor, in Egypt. Construction at the complex began during the reign of Senusret I in the Middle Kingdom and continued into the Ptolemaic period, although most of the extant buildings date from the New Kingdom. The area around Karnak was the ancient Egyptian Ipet-isut ("The Most Selected of Places") and the main place of worship of the eighteenth dynasty Theban Triad with the god Amun as its head. It is part of the monumental city of Thebes. The Karnak complex gives its name to the nearby, and partly surrounded, modern village of El-Karnak, 2.5 kilometres (1.6 miles) north of Luxor.
The complex is a vast open site and includes the Karnak Open Air Museum. It is believed to be the second most visited historical site in Egypta after Giza Pyramids. It consists of four main parts, of which only the largest is currently open to the general public. The term Karnak often is understood as being the Precinct of Amun-Ra only, because this is the only part most visitors see. The three other parts, the Precinct of Mut, the Precinct of Montu, and the dismantled Temple of Amenhotep IV, are closed to the public. There also are a few smaller temples and sanctuaries connecting the Precinct of Mut, the Precinct of Amun-Re, and the Luxor Temple.
The key difference between Karnak and most of the other temples and sites in Egypt is the length of time over which it was developed and used. Construction of temples started in the Middle Kingdom and continued into Ptolemaic times.
Approximately thirty pharaohs contributed to the buildings, enabling it to reach a size, complexity, and diversity not seen elsewhere.
Duration: 2 hours
Stop At: Luxor Temple, Luxor 23512 Egypt
Luxor Temple (Arabic: معبد الاقصر) is a large Ancient Egyptian temple complex located on the east bank of the Nile River in the city today known as Luxor (ancient Thebes) and was constructed approximately 1400 BCE. In the Egyptian language it is known as ipet resyt, "the southern sanctuary". In Luxor there are several great temples on the east and west banks. Four of the major mortuary temples visited by early travelers and tourists include the Temple of Seti I at Gurnah, the Temple of Hatshepsut at Deir el Bahri, the Temple of Ramesses II (a.k.a. Ramesseum), and the Temple of Ramesses III at Medinet Habu; the two primary cults temples on the east bank are known as the Karnak and Luxor. Unlike the other temples in Thebes, Luxor temple is not dedicated to a cult god or a deified version of the pharaoh in death. Instead Luxor temple is dedicated to the rejuvenation of kingship; it may have been where many of the pharaohs of Egypt were crowned in reality or conceptually (as in the case of Alexander the Great who claimed he was crowned at Luxor but may never have traveled south of Memphis, near modern Cairo.)
To the rear of the temple are chapels built by Amenhotep III of the 18th Dynasty, and Alexander. Other parts of the temple were built by Tutankhamun and Ramesses II. During the Roman era, the temple and its surroundings were a legionary fortress and the home of the Roman government in the area. During the Roman period a chapel inside the Luxor Temple originally dedicated to goddess Mut was transformed in to a Tetrarchy cult chapel and later in to a church.
Duration: 2 hours
Departure Point :Traveler pickup is offered
Pick up services from your Hotel pick-up is offered for this tour. Note: if you are booking within 24 hours of the tour/activity departure time, we cannot guarantee hotel pick-up. Once your purchase is complete, we will send you complete contact information (phone number, email address, etc.) for our local operator to organize pick-up arrangements.Airports
- Luxor Airport, Luxor Egypt
Departure Time :6/12/2019 - 11/29/2021
Monday: 08:00 AM - 01:00 PM Tuesday: 08:00 AM - 01:00 PM Wednesday: 08:00 AM - 01:00 PM Thursday: 08:00 AM - 01:00 PM Friday: 08:00 AM - 01:00 PM Saturday: 08:00 AM - 01:00 PM Sunday: 08:00 AM - 11:30 PM
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Hotel Pickup :
- Confirmation will be received at time of booking
- Not wheelchair accessible
- Stroller accessible
- Service animals allowed
- Most travelers can participate
- This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
- You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.
- For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.