Trip to Karnak and Luxor Temples

Visit the age-old Temples of Karnak and Luxor Temple on the Nile’s East Bank on this 4-hour private tour from Luxor. With your own Egyptologist guide, travel by minivan 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, and see other highlights as you learn their history. Then, head for Luxor Temple to admire its columns, courts and statues; and discover how it was embellished by Tutankhamun and Alexander the Great.

      Family friendly trip to Luxor East bank tour

      $45 /$ 30 Adults/Children

      Departs Daily; Runs Everyday From 7:00 am

      Half Day Luxor East bank tour

      Luxor East bank Tour Schedule

      Departs Daily

      Our representative will pick you up from your hotel in luxor or from Luxor airport. You will then be transferred to the west bank of luxor to enjoy this authentic trip to Karnak and Luxor Temples. Scheduled Pickups Available upon Request.

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      Luxor East bank Tour Itinerary

      Private half-day trip to Karnak and Luxor Temples

      Depart your central Luxor hotel or Luxor river port by minivan and drive to the Temples of Karnak on the Nile’s East Bank. As you travel, hear how Luxor stands on the 4,000-year-old site of Thebes, Egypt’s ancient royal capital, and how Karnak is the largest of its temple complexes. Discover how this vast collection of buildings was developed by more than 30 pharaohs, including Amenhotep IV and Ramses II.

      On arrival, walk along the Avenue of the Sphinxes to the gateway, and then explore inside with your Egyptologist guide. Hear how the huge pylons at the entrance were constructed, and marvel at the courtyards and sanctuaries beyond. The deeper you go into the complex, the further back you step, with the oldest ruins dating back more than 3,000 years. Gaze in awe at the showpiece Hypostyle Hall, crowded with 134 massive columns that tower above you like an ancient forest. Crane your neck upwards and learn about the ingenious methods used to raise them by the long-ago Egyptians. See the sacred lake where pharaonic offerings were purified, and then enjoy free time to stroll around the site at leisure. Continue to Luxor Temple, an ancient temple in the center of Luxor laid parallel to the Nile. Hear how it was built in around 1,400 BC, and added to by Tutankhamun, Ramses II and even Alexander the Great. Admire the two colossal statues of Ramses at the entrance, and the granite gateway obelisk whose original counterpart now stands in Paris’ Place de la Concorde. Then, head inside to gawk at the richly carved inner sanctuaries, papyrus columns and courts. Peep inside the atmospheric anterooms, including the chapel dedicated to Alexander the Great, who rebuilt the room in his name.  When the time comes, finish your tour with a drop-off at the start point.

      Luxor East Bank Tour Highlights:

      Luxor east bank Trip Scedule

      • Departs Daily

        Our representative will pick you up from your hotel in luxor or from Luxor airport. You will then be transferred to the west bank of luxor to enjoy this authentic trip to Karnak and Luxor Temples. Scheduled Pickups Available upon Request.

      Guided Trip to Karnak and Luxor Temples

      Guided Trip to Karnak and Luxor Temples

      Karnak Temple

      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.

      Luxor Temple

      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.

      Trip Inclusions

      What is included

      • Hotel pickup and drop-off in lUXOR
      • Transport by private air-conditioned vehicle
      • Bottled water throughout your trip
      • All sightseeing tours mentioned in the itinerary
      • Entrance fees
      • A professional  Egyptologist Guide
      • Visiting Karnak temple.
      • Visiting Luxor temple.
      • Visiting the avenue of sphinkes.
      • All taxes and service charges

      Trip Exclusions

      Trip Exclusions

      • Gratuities
      • Any personal expenses
      • Any Extra not mentioned

       

      Best Times for Visiting Luxor

      Luxor weather is perfect all the year. we recommend early start in summer season to avoid the heat.

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      General Tips about Travelling in Luxor Egypt:

      • Arabic is the official language, English is widely used as second language.
      • Learn some Arabic words like Shokran, Mn Fadlak.
      • Always wear comfortable shoes.
      • Buy a local SIM card.
      • The currency of Egypt is the Egyptian pound, The value of the Pound is effectively fixed at the rate of 0.064 LE to 1 USD, Credit cards are widely used in Egypt.
      • Try the famous Egyptian food like “Fool”, Egyptian beans, and “Koshary”, a traditional Egyptian pasta dish.
      • Try Kebab and Kofta, the Egyptian traditional meat dish
      • Stay Hydrated at all times especially during the summer in Egypt.
      • Friday and Saturday are the official holidays in Egypt.
      • The metro is one of the fastest ways to travel from one place to another within Cairo.
      • Keep our tour Guide by your side to fully enjoy your time in Egypt.

      Highlights Of Egypt:

      • Explore the Pyramids of Giza, the Sphinx, and valley temple which belongs to king Chephren.
      • Admire the wonders of ancient history at the Egyptian Museum.
      • Shop at Khan El Khalili Bazaar’s enchanting markets in old Cairo.
      • Behold the holy Islamic & Coptic attractions in Old Cairo.
      • Feel the grandeur of Luxor within its majestic temples & tombs.
      • See Luxor temple, Hatshepsut temple, Valley of the Kings and Karnak temple in Luxor.
      • Witness the great Philae and Abu Simbel temples in Aswan.
      • Board a soulful Nile Cruise from Luxor to Aswan or vice versa.
      • Discover the Natural Allure of Egyptian oases like Siwa or Bahariya Oasis.
      • Swim, Dive, and snorkel in Hurghada or cities situated on the Red Sea.
      • Dive or snorkel in Sinai or cities situated on the Red Sea.
      • Visit the Saint Catherine Monastery in Sinai.

      Frequently asked questions about visiting Luxor

      Is Luxor worth visiting?

      Luxor and Cairo are exceedingly different places and yes Luxor is well worth visiting. This, however, doesn’t mean you have to do it. If you want to see iconic sites such as the Valley of the King’s and Karnak Temple (to name just two of the many sites in and around Luxor), then you have no choice.

      Is it safe to travel to Egypt

      Egypt is nearly crime-free; as Lonely Planet notes, “The incidence of crime, violent or otherwise, in Egypt is negligible compared with many Western countries, and you’re generally safe walking around day or night.”

      What are the most famous tourist attractions in Egypt

      Egypt has so much for travelers to see and do, it’s the perfect country for a mix of activities combining culture, adventure, and relaxation. Find the best places to visit with our list of the top tourist attractions in Egypt.

      1. Pyramids of Giza
      2. Valley of the kings
      3. Luxor’s Karnak Temple
      4. The Egyptian Museum
      5. Christian and Islamic Cairo
      6. The White Desert and Baharyia Oasis
      7. Siwa Oasis
      8. Abu simbel Temples
      9. Aswan
      10. Alexandria
      11. St. Catherine’s Monastery
      12. The Nubian village
      13. Nile River Cruise
      14. Hurghada
      15. South of Sinai

      What is the best time to visit Egypt

      The best time to visit Egypt is from September through to April. Christmas, New Year and Easter are also very popular times to visit, so it’s wise to book early.

      How many days do you need in Luxor?

      Luxor requires a minimum of 3 days. There is so much to see and do so you will be on the go the whole time. I’d say the minimum time needed to visit Luxor is two days, but you can easily spend longer as there are so many sites, and it’s worth taking the time to enjoy the atmosphere.

      How do you get to Luxor?

      Egypt Air flies four times daily direct to Luxor International Airport from Cairo International Airport. Flights take one hour, and ticket prices start at around US$145 in the high season from December to February. If you’re traveling in low season, flight prices often drop.

      How far is Abu Simbel from Luxor?

      The distance between Luxor and Abu Simbel temples is 388 km. The road distance is 477.5 km.

      Is Egypt Safe for Americans to Travel to

      We get this question a lot at Bastet Travel In short, Americans and other visitors can rest easy: yes, Egypt is a safe country for tourists. And the rest of the world seems to agree — after years of middling numbers, tourism in Egypt is steadily rising towards its former highs, hosting over 9 million sightseers in 2018. The longer answer is worth exploring, though, and we have some assurances to offer all our clients who join us on all of our Egypt Travel Packages.

      What do female tourists wear in Egypt

      Pants, Capris, Leggings, and Shorts

      Basically, as long as your knees are covered, you are good. So whether you choose pants or capris, you will feel comfortable and remain respectful. Local women wear long pants or skirts; however, I wore capris a couple of days with no issues.

      What do you wear on a Nile Cruise

      There are no “formal nights” or other theme nights on Nile Cruises, so you can just go with resort casual. Slacks are fine, as are dresses. Bare shoulders are acceptable in the cruise dining room, so feel free to wear what you feel good in.

      How Much does a Nile River Cruise Cost

      The cost of a standard Nile River cruise between Luxor & Aswan will range from $450 to $750 for 3,4, or 7 nights. The cost of a high Luxury Nile River cruise between Luxor & Aswan will range from $790 to $1299 for 3,4, or 7 nights.

      Why is Abu Simbel famous?

      It was dedicated to the gods Amun, Ra-Horakhty, and Ptah, as well as to the deified Ramesses himself. It is generally considered the grandest and most beautiful of the temples commissioned during the reign of Ramesses II, and one of the most beautiful in Egypt.

      Is Abu Simbel worth visiting?

      Absolutely! The temples of Abu Simbel are some of most impressive and unique temples you will see in Egypt, so it is well worth the visit.

      What do i need to know when traveling to Egypt?

      You need a visa, and you can buy it upon arrival.
      The dollar goes far in Egypt.
      The traffic in Cairo/Giza is outrageous, but taxis (and Ubers) are cheap.
      You should not skip the Pyramids and Sphinx.
      The Pyramids and Sphinx are just the beginning of the ancient treasures.
      Islamic Cairo is amazing.

      Aswan should not be missed

      The Sahara is more than sand

      It is safer than you think

      What are the best tours in Hurghada

      The best tours in Hurghada

      Luxor day tour from Hurghada

      Overnight trip to Luxor from Hurghada

      2 Days trip to Aswan and Abu Simbel from Hurghada

      2 Days trip to Luxor and Aswan from Hurghada

      Visit Cairo and the world-famous Pyramids of Giza from Hurghada

      6 Hours Quad Bike Safari in Hurghada
      Dolphin House and Banana Boat Fun from Hurghada
      Full-Day Snorkeling with Dolphins in Hurghada with Lunch
      Red Sea Snorkeling from Hurghada
      Hurghada Daily Scuba Dive Trip

      Enjoy a guided tour of the city of Hurghada
      Take about a tour to the Giftun island
      Enjoy snorkeling in the beautiful sea
      Try some of the best local dishes on food tours
      Spend a day in Luxor
      Feel the adrenaline by joining a quad bike tour

      How far is Luxor from Marsa Alam

      How far is Luxor from Marsa Alam?

      The distance between Marsa Alam and Luxor is 237 km. The road distance is 355.7 km.

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