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Karnak Temple Tour, Luxor

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Key Highlights

  • It is the largest temple complex in the world
  • See interesting relics of ancient Egyptian dynasties
  • Visit the largest Temple complex in the World
  • Hotel pick up and drop off and round trip transport are included
  • Activity Schedule
    When does it run?

    Daily

    Duration

    2½ hours

    Start time

    2:00pm

    Meeting Point

    Your hotel in Luxor (Please advise your hotel at the time of booking. If you do not have this information now, please contact the local activity operator 24 hours prior to the start of the tour with these details.)

    Ending Point

    Tour returns to the original departure point

  • Overview & Itinerary

    Overview

    The ancient Egyptian temple of Karnak is one of the major attractions in Luxor. The largest temple complex ever built by man, Karnak Temples has three main temples and several outer temples. As you explore the temple, you’ll come across a huge hall with 134 columns, intricately crafted towers and relics of Egypt’s ancient dynasties.

    At the heart of the complex is the sacred lake, where you’ll see a big statue of a scarab (a beetle considered divine by ancient Egyptians) that dates back to the reign of King Amenhotep III.

    Itinerary

    In the afternoon, you will be picked up in an air-conditioned vehicle from your hotel in Luxor. Accompanied by a guide, you will be taken to the Karnak Temples situated about 3 kilometres north of Luxor.

    It is the largest temple complex ever built by man and represents the combined achievement of many generations of ancient builders. The Temple of Karnak is actually three main temples, smaller enclosed temples and several outer temples. The three main temples of Mut, Montu and Amun are enclosed by enormous brick walls. The temple begins with the avenue of Rams, then the first and second pylon, then the hypostyle hall with 134 columns. At the end of the tour, you will reach the sacred lake which lies outside the main hall where a big statue of a scarab dates back to king Amenhotep III which was used for purification.

    After exploring the Karnak Temples, you will be dropped back to your hotel in Luxor.

  • Inclusions & Exclusions

    Inclusions

    • Hotel pick up and drop off in air-conditioned coach
    • Transportation in air-conditioned vehicle
    • English, French, Italian & German speaking guide
    • Entrance fees to the archaeological site
  • Please note & Additional info

    Please note

    Please call the activity operator at least 24 hours prior to start of the tour for reconfirming the departure details.

    Additional info

    In most temples in Egypt, an additional fee for photo and video cameras is requested. The confirmation voucher includes the local activity operator’s contact details and local telephone numbers at the destination. They will happily answer any logistical questions you may have.