Led by an academic guide, discover the world of ancient Thebes as you venture through the historically rich Karnak complex and Luxor temple. See works of architecture, examples of early art, and finish the day off with a trip to the dynamic Luxor market.
What to Expect
Step back into the time of ancient Thebes, and visit 2 of the most important archeological sites in the world, never mind in Egypt! Led by a professional Egyptologist guide, visit the complex of Karnak and the Luxor temple on this fun and informative day-tour.
After being collected from your hotel in Luxor, drive to east bank. The complex of Karnak is a vast open-air museum, and the largest ancient religious site in the world.
Karnak is made up of 4 main precincts dating back to the Middle ages and spanning upto the times of the Ptolemaics. Wander through the intricate carved temples, chapels, pylons, and pillars as your guide explains to you the facts and stories that make up this amazing place.
Visit Luxor temple, an ancient Egyptian place of worship located in the bank of the Nile. The temple was built in 1400 B.C., and is an impressive work of symbolism and illusionism, with a playful and often disorientating sense of scale. This is a wonderful example of early architecture.
Afterwards head to the aromatic stalls of the Luxor souq for a spot of souvenir shopping. This is an ideal way to finish the tour, taking in the colorful and bustling surroundings of contemporary Luxor, set against the impressive relics of the past.
- Pick-up and drop off at the place of your choice in Luxor
- All transfers by private air-conditioned vehicle
- Entrance fees to all mentioned sites
- Qualified Egyptologist guide
- Shopping tours during the tour
Hotel, apartment, Nile Cruise dock, airport, or train station
What to Remember
Please bring a passport valid for 6 months, warm clothes in the winter, hat, sunblock, sunglasses, comfortable shoes, and a camera.