Luxor East Bank, Karnak and Luxor Temples - Kulturelle turer i Luxor - Egypt
Spend a morning with your qualified Egyptologist guide on a private tour exploring the East Bank of Luxor to see 2 of the most impressive temples in Upper Egypt - Karnak and Luxor.
Start your day with a visit to the Temples of Karnak. Walk along the Avenue of Sphinx to enter the complex as your guide explains how the massive facade was constructed. On entering the Temples of Karnak you will see each legacy left by the various pharaohs as the complex grew even larger. The deeper you go into the complex, the further back in time you will travel, with the oldest ruins dating back over 3,000 years.
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 2 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.
- Hotel pick up and drop off
- Qualified Egyptologist guide
- Transport by air conditioned vehicle
- Optional gratuities
- Entrance fees
- Food and drinks, unless specified
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Why would you want to visit a land that is just full of sand? Sand, yes, but also let’s not forget Egypt's awe-inspiring monuments, left by the pharaohs, Greeks and Romans as well as by early Christians and Muslims. Monuments that attract thousands of visitors every year and of course the odd film crew that have made epics such as Ice Cold in Alexandria, Lawrence of Arabia, and the magnificent TV series and film Stargate, they have all used locations in this beautiful country. Yet the pyramids, temples, tombs, monasteries and mosques are just part of Egypt's fascination.
In the gargantuan city of Cairo the sound of the muezzin summoning the faithful to prayer competes with pop music and the screech of car horns and everywhere there are people swathed in long flowing robes or western-style clothes, hanging from buses, weaving through the daily obstacle course of animals and traffic. Then travel on to the relaxing resort of Hurghada to chill out, relax, soak up the sun, sea, and of course sand!!!
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