Details of the Tour To Luxor and Karnak Temples
- Duration: 1 Day
- Location: Luxor
- Availability: Available Everyday
- Pick up and drop off: Your Hotel
- Tour Type: Private
Wonderful Tour To Luxor and Karnak Temples
Explore the most beautiful temple from ancient Egypt through this Tour To Luxor and Karnak Temples. Private full-day sightseeing trip with a guide to the Luxor Temple and the Karnak Temple Complex. Lunch, a private tour guide, mineral water, door-to-door transportation, and entry fees are all included. a breathtaking tour of Luxor’s east bank of the Nile’s attractions.
Visit the magnificent Karnak temples honoring Amun, the most important deity in ancient Egypt. Before seeing King Amenhotep III’s temple in Luxor, take in an Egyptian meal in the city. The trip departs from your hotel at 9:00 am and returns to it at 14:00, dropping you off there. Book this Tour To Luxor and Karnak Temples now!
Detailed itinerary of the Tour To Luxor and Karnak Temples
First Stop: Time: 9:00 am: Karnak Temple Complex
The oldest part of this temple dates back to the time of King MentohotepNepHebetRa. Karnak is the largest temple complex on the planet built of sandstone mainly by the kings of the New Kingdom.
Second stop: Time: 2:00 pm: Luxor Temple
Luxor temple was built by King Amenhotep III and it was completed by later Kings from the New Kingdom.
About Luxor Temple
The Luxor Temple is a large Ancient Egyptian temple complex situated on the east bank of the Nile River in the city today known as Luxor (ancient Thebes). The temple was constructed approximately in 1400 BCE and was built over the course of several centuries by various pharaohs including Amenhotep III, Ramesses II, and Tutankhamun. The temple’s design and style typify the cult of kingship prevalent in ancient Egypt. The temple was not dedicated to a cult god or a deified version of the pharaoh in death but instead dedicated to the rejuvenation of kingship.
The Luxor Temple is divided into several areas, each dedicated to specific gods and goddesses. The most notable structures are the Great Court, the Colonnade Hall, and the Sun Court. The Great Court is an open space with two obelisks, one of which stands tall even today. It was built by Amenhotep III and Ramesses II. The Colonnade Hall is composed of 32 colossal columns, each 15 meters high, that support a massive architrave around the entire hall and depict the pharaoh in various postures; it was also built by Amenhotep III and subsequently, Tutankhamun. The Sun Court is located at the rear of the temple and showcases massive statues of Ramesses II.
In addition to these significant structures, there are several smaller structures within the Luxor Temple that feature intricate carvings and paintings depicting different aspects of ancient Egyptian culture and mythology. Some of these structures include the birth room of the pharaoh, the chapels of Amenhotep III and Alexander the Great, and the Reliefs and Inscriptions at Luxor Temple. The Luxor Temple attracts many visitors from around the world, who come to marvel at its impressive structures, intricate artwork, and rich historical significance.
About Karnak Temple
The Karnak Temple Complex near Luxor, Egypt, is one of the most extensive temple complexes built by the ancient Egyptians, and comprises a vast mix of temples, pylons, chapels, and other buildings. Construction on the complex began during the reign of Senusret I in the Middle Kingdom, and continued into the Ptolemaic Kingdom, with most of the extant buildings dating from the New Kingdom. Karnak was part of the monumental city of Thebes, and was the main place of worship of the 18th Dynastic Theban Triad, with the god Amun as its head.
The Karnak temple complex is known for its massive pylons, the Great Hypostyle Hall, and the Avenue of Sphinxes. The Great Hypostyle Hall is a vast hall that contains 134 columns arranged in 16 rows, and is considered to be one of the largest ancient temples in the world. The hall is filled with intricate carvings and hieroglyphics that depict scenes from Egyptian mythology and history. The Avenue of Sphinxes is a long, straight path that leads to the temple, and is lined with statues of sphinxes and various other figures from ancient Egyptian mythology.
In addition to these grand structures, there are also many smaller structures throughout the Karnak complex that contain interesting artwork, carvings, and paintings that depict various aspects of ancient Egyptian culture and religion. Some noteworthy structures include the Precinct of Mut, the Precinct of Montu, and the Temple of Khonsu.
The Karnak Temple Complex is an important cultural and historical site, and was added to the UNESCO World Heritage List along with the rest of the city of Thebes in 1979. Visitors from all over the world come to marvel at the impressive structures and rich history of this ancient temple complex.