Tour : Luxor - Half day excursion to the East Bank

In an unforgettable excursion, visitors drive to the Luxor Temple and Karnak Temple where they can explore the world`s oldest temple compound.

Luxor Temple: Many festivals were celebrated in Thebes. The Temple of Luxor was the center of the most important one, the festival of Opet. Built largely by Amenhotep III and Ramses II, the temple served as a setting for the rituals of the festival, which was held to reconcile the human aspect of the ruler with his divine office. The procession of images of the current royal family began at Karnak and ended at the Luxor Temple.

Karnak Temple: Karnak was erected in 1928 BC as a small shrine dedicated to Amun, the then god of Thebes. The Temple of Karnak comprises three main temples, smaller enclosed temples, and several outer temples - all constructed over 1300 years. The three main temples of Mut, Monthu and Amun, are enclosed in enormous brick walls, with the temple of Amun at the center. Karnak is now the largest and oldest temple compound on earth.

Duration: 4 hours
Departure: Any time between 8:00 AM &  3  :00 PM

Optional Visit: Open air museum (at the Karnak Temple)