A half day guided Tour to discover the East bank of Luxor where you will see Karnak and Luxor Temples. Karnak Temple
We pick you up from your hotel in Luxor by our modern air-conditioned vehicle in a guided tour to Luxor East Bank. The City of Luxor is the greatest archeological city in the world. It considered as the biggest open air Museum in the world as it combines the largest number of monuments. In that tour you will visit the following sights with your Egyptology expert tour guide: Karnak Temple It is the largest temple complex ever built by man, and represents the combined achievement of many generations of ancient Egyptian builders. The Temple of Karnak is actually three main temples, smaller enclosed temples, and several outer temples located about three kilometers north of Luxor. Karnak is actually the sites modern name. Its ancient name was Ipet-isut, meaning “The Most sacred of Places”. The three main temples of Mut, Montu and Amun are enclosed by enormous brick walls. The Open Air Museum is located to the north of the first courtyard, across from the Sacred Lake. Actually, there are a number of smaller temples and chapels spread about Karnak, such as the Temple of Osiris Hek-Djet, which is actually inside the enclosure wall of the Temple of Amun. Then continue to Luxor temple Luxor Temple The temple of Luxor is close to the Nile and parallel with the riverbank. King Amenhotep III who ruled 1390-53 BC built this beautiful temple and dedicated it to Amon-Re, king of the gods, his consort Mut, and their son Khons. Obelisk of Rameses II This temple has been in almost continuous use as a place of worship right up to the present day. It was completed by Tutankhamun and Horemheb and added to by Ramses II. Towards the rear is a granite shrine dedicated to Alexander the Great. During the Christian era the temple’s hypostyle hall was converted into a Christian church, and the remains of another Coptic church can be seen to the west. Then for thousands of years, the temple was buried beneath the streets and houses of the town of Luxor. Then After finish your Tour transfer you back to your Hotel and that is the end of our Services.