The city of Luxor is situated in southern Egypt covering an area of 417 square kms ( 161 sq mi ). It is characterized as the world’s greatest open-air museum. In ancient Egypt was called waset which means city of the sceptre. It was once the capital of the New Kingdom 1550-1060 BC.
After pick-up from the hotel , we start a half day tour to discover the amazing Temples of Karnak & Luxor on the East Bank of the Nile. Both are considered the greatest open-air museums and Probably the second most visited historical site in Egypt after the pyramids of Giza in Cairo. Both were famed throughout the ancient world and have attracted tourists since Greek and Roman times.
The complex of Karnak Temples was built over a 1300-year period, the temple of Amun (the state God), that lies at the heart of the complex covers more than 60 acres. Then, we head to the nearby Temple of Luxor. It was constructed approximately 1400BC. It was a primary cult temple, dedicated To the rejuvenation of kingship; it may have been where many of the pharaohs were crowned in reality or conceptually. In the Hieroglyphic language, it is known as ipet resyt (the southern sanctuary).
Entrance Fees to the mentioned historical places
Lunch meal during the day tour
Any extras not mentioned in the itinerary.
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