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Half-Day Tour To Karnak & Luxor Temples

Luxor, Egypt
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Duration

4 hours

Tour Type

Daily Tour

Group Size

16 people

Languages

Arabic, English, French, German, Spanish

Overview

Discover in a half-day tour the largest religious complex in the world, the Temple of Karnak, and the majestic Temple of Luxor with your professional tour guide. Both were dedicated to the Theban Triad, Amun-Re, his consort Mut, and their adopted son Khonsu.

Tour’s Plan:

Your guide will meet you at your hotel reception to commence your tour of the Temple of Karnak.
Karnak Temple is the world’s largest religious complex. It encompasses over 300 acres. Many generations of pharaohs shared the temple construction. The construction began in the time of Senwosret I in around 2000 BC and stopped in 343 BC after Nectanebo II’s death.
The complex’s main temple is dedicated to Amun, and two small temples are dedicated to his consort Mut, and to his son Khonsu. There is a huge sphinx avenue that connects Karnak temple to Luxor temple, used in the Opet festival, to take Amun’s golden statue to Luxor Temple to confirm the pharaoh’s kingship.

The main features of Amun’s Temple:

The unfinished pylon of Pharaoh Nectanebo II.

The triple shine of pharaoh Seti II in the 1st open court.

The Kiosk of Taharqa in the 1st open court.

The temple of Ramses III at the 1st open court.

The great Hypostyle Hall.

The Obelisks of Tuthmosis I and Hatshepsut.

The Sacred Lake.

Then you proceed to the majestic Luxor Temple.

Pharaoh Amenhotep III (1390-1353 BC) of the 18th dynasty and Ramses II (1279-1213 BC) of the 19th dynasty built Luxor Temple. Other pharaohs like Horemheb and Tutankhamen left their traces in the temple. 
As well as Alexander the Great had his own chapel inside Luxor Temple. The Romans added a small Roman Chapel, which today is known as a church.
The Muslims later built a mosque on top of the temple known as the Abu El-Hagag Mosque when the temple was buried in sand and dust.

The main features of the Temple:

The first pylon of Ramses II.

Six colossal statues of Ramses II before the main entrance of the temple.

The Mosque of Abu El-Haggag in the 1st open court.

The Colonnade of Amenhotep III.

The Roman Chapel.

The Chapel of Alexander the Great.

The Mamisi of Amenhotep III.

Transfer back to your hotel.

Highlights

  • The largest temple in the world, Karnak Temple.
  • The majestic Luxor Temple.
  • Learn about the ancient city of Thebes.
  • Learn about the Triad of Luxor.

Itinerary

Included/Excluded

  • Hotel pick up and drop off.
  • Entrance fees of all sites of the tour.
  • Licensed Egyptologist tour guide.
  • All service charges and local taxes.
  • Travel insurance.
  • Gratuities.
  • Drinks and meals.

Tour's Location

Luxor, Egypt

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