Tour of the East Bank in Luxor

$120.00
Duration
10 hours
Max People
32
Min Age
2+
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Luxor, often referred to as the world's greatest open-air museum, is a city steeped in history and ancient wonders. The Tour of the East Bank takes you on a mesmerizing journey through the beating heart of this captivating city, revealing the rich tapestry of Luxor's historical and cultural heritage.

Karnak Temple: A Monument to Grandeur Your exploration begins at the awe-inspiring Karnak Temple Complex, a colossal open-air museum that stands as a testament to the grandeur of ancient Egypt. As you wander through its vast halls and courtyards, you'll be dwarfed by towering columns adorned with intricate hieroglyphics, colossal statues of pharaohs, and the sacred lake that once played a pivotal role in temple rituals. Karnak's sheer size and architectural precision are nothing short of astounding, making it one of Egypt's most iconic landmarks.

Luxor Temple: A Symphony of Light and Shadow Next, you'll venture to Luxor Temple, a sanctuary that comes alive in the soft glow of twilight. The temple's colossal entrance avenue of sphinxes, illuminated at night, creates a breathtaking spectacle. Luxor Temple's significance extends beyond its remarkable architecture; it served as the center of the annual Opet Festival, a celebration of rejuvenation and the pharaoh's divine role in maintaining order. As you explore its inner sanctuaries and towering obelisks, you'll feel the weight of history and spirituality that still lingers in the air.

The Avenue of Sphinxes: A Walk into the Past Your tour isn't confined to the temples alone. The journey between Karnak and Luxor Temples takes you along the Avenue of Sphinxes, a once-majestic thoroughfare that connected these two sacred sites. As you stroll through this ancient path, you'll be treading in the footsteps of pharaohs, priests, and pilgrims who made this pilgrimage for centuries.

Cultural Significance and Modern Life The Tour of the East Bank not only immerses you in the grandeur of Egypt's past but also allows you to witness the vibrant modern life that surrounds these historic sites. You'll encounter local markets, cafes, and bustling streets, providing a unique blend of tradition and contemporary living.

A Tour of the East Bank in Luxor is an exploration of Egypt's unparalleled historical legacy, where each stone and inscription whispers tales of a civilization that has left an indelible mark on the world. It's a journey that promises to leave you awe-inspired, deeply connected to the past, and enriched by the beauty of Luxor's ancient treasures.

Included:

  • Pick up services from your hotel in Luxor and return
  • All transfers by air-conditioned vehicle
  • Expert tour guide
  • Entrance fees to all the mentioned sites
  • All service charges & taxes

Excluded:

  • Any extras not mentioned in the program
  • Tipping
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  • Tour of the East Bank in Luxor

Tour Plan

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Tour of the East Bank in Luxor

Afternoon: Karnak Temple

  • 1:00 PM: Begin your tour with a delicious Egyptian lunch at a local restaurant in Luxor.
  • 2:30 PM: Depart for the magnificent Karnak Temple Complex, one of the world's most impressive archaeological sites.

Exploration of Karnak Temple:

  • 3:00 PM: Enter the awe-inspiring temple complex and start your journey through its monumental halls, obelisks, and towering columns.
  • 4:30 PM: Visit the sacred lake and imagine the rituals that once took place here.
  • 5:30 PM: As the sun begins to set, take in the breathtaking sights and capture memorable photos of Karnak Temple's grandeur.

Evening: Luxor Temple and Avenue of Sphinxes

  • 6:00 PM: Depart for Luxor Temple, a short drive away.
  • 6:30 PM: Explore Luxor Temple's illuminated entrance avenue, lined with sphinx statues, creating a mesmerizing atmosphere.
  • 7:00 PM: Venture into the inner sanctuaries of Luxor Temple, where the play of light and shadow accentuates the architectural details.
  • 8:00 PM: Experience the enchanting ambiance of Luxor Temple at night, reflecting on its historical and spiritual significance.

Cultural Discovery and Local Life:

  • 8:30 PM: After touring the temples, take a leisurely walk through the local streets surrounding Luxor Temple.
  • 9:00 PM: Discover local markets, shops, and perhaps enjoy a traditional Egyptian dessert or tea at a local café.

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