Privattur: Østbredden av Luxor, Karnak og Luxor-templene
Walking through the Great Court into the Great Hypostyle Hall, it's hard not to be overwhelmed by the 134 columns towering above you like an ancient forest. At the rear of the complex you will find the sacred lake where centuries ago pharaohs and their offerings to the gods were purified. After a tour of the complex, you will have additional free time to explore at leisure.
Continue to Luxor Temple which was once joined to the Temples of Karnak by a two-kilometer long Avenue of Sphinx, a portion of which marks the entrance to the temple. Dominated by statues of the great warrior pharaoh Ramses II, Luxor Temple has survived Nile floods, foreign invasion and thousands of years exposed to the elements.
A pure Egyptian temple, the inner walls and columns are decorated with intricate hieroglyphics which your guide will help you decipher. Find out how Alexander the Great wrote himself into Luxor Temple's history, and see one of the original pair of obelisk, the second of which now stands on the Place de la Concorde in Paris.
This is a private tour allowing you to determine the amount of time spent at each of the temples during the tour.
- Qualified Egyptologist guide
- Entrance fees
- Transport by air-conditioned minivan
- Hotel pickup and drop off
- Gratuities (recommended)
- Food and drinks, unless specified
- Confirmation will be received at time of booking
- Transport is wheelchair accessible however be prepared for uneven surfaces at the sites visited which may be difficult for those with walking disabilities or using a wheelchair
- Infant rates apply provided they do not occupy a seat
This was a great tour. Our guide was very knowledgeable!
Highly recommend this tour. Great way to explore on your own or with the guide.
Fantastic guide with a passion for the history of these wonderful places. Can't wait to go back.
A wonderful tour with an excellent guide, we had a very hot day but still he was able to do the talking parts in shaded areas and it was extremely interesting. Lovely day great driver excellent guide good day had by all. The very best way to see the highlights of Luxor.
Excellent tour with a good driver and great guide who was informative and answered our questions. It was a hot day but heguided us around to shaded areas and explained the highlights and the awe inspiring history and culture of the dynasties and different ruling countries over the millennia. Very interesting
An excellent way to spend half the day touring these two temples. Karnak is an incredible complex, taking 2000 years to build, with many great stories inside on how things worked there. Luxor temple was also very interesting, even though there are a some very interesting architectural mistakes worth seeing. Must see places in Luxor, very well worth the visit!
We have booked the afternoon tour to Karnak and Luxor temples. We were picked up from our hotel in Luxor by our guide, a vibrant young man, baseem, who explained the history of these temples in great detail. The vast courtyards, the huge pillars of the great halls with intricate carvings on them, the statuesof Ramses ll, the rows of Sphinxes at entrance of Luxor temple impressed us very much. We gaped in wonder how the people of ancient Egypt constructed those Hypostyle hall with huge columns. All in all, our journey throughly these temples became lively with the help of our guide as he had a great knowledge of the history of ancient Egypt. I would recommend everyone to visit these places or the tour of Egypt will remain incomplete.