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Luxor Tours Discover the rich history of this ancient Egyptian city

About Luxor

Describes a the ‘world’s greatest open-air museum’ Luxor is a must see for anyone with an interest in ancient history. Explore the impressive Temple of Karnak, Luxor temple and the famous Valley of the Kings. As one of the world’s oldest inhabited cities, Luxor blends classical ancient history with modern day life. Our tours take you to many of the famous sites in Luxor, from exploring the beautifully decorated Valley of the Kings to our guided tour of the Temple of Queen Hatshepsut. A trip to Luxor would not be complete without immersing yourself in the deep ancient history of Luxor. There are also many pools, shops and restaurants to spend your time relaxing by or exploring.

Why take a tour to Luxor?

When traveling to Luxor expect to find yourself immersed in history. With its towering ancient temples covered in intricate hieroglyphics, beautifully decorated tombs and huge statues, there is so much to take in and discover. Luxor is an ancient city bathed in sunshine, when you’re not exploring the ancient ruins of the city you can take some time to relax by the pool or wander around the city. Luxor is a city that has history seeping out of every corner of it, a visit to Luxor promises to give visitors an unforgettable

What to see in Luxor Egypt

The Valley of The Kings from the sky
The Valley of The Kings

The Valley of the Kings

Burial site of many famous Pharaohs including Ramses II, Amenhotep II and, possibly the most famous of them all, King Tutankhamun. Explore the intricately decorated walls of the tombs, covered in hieroglyphics and images of ancient Egyptian gods. Some of the tombs are incredibly well preserved, with brightly coloured murals on the walls and sarcophagi still housed in the tombs for you to look at and learn about.

The Temple of Karnak
The Temple of Karnak

The temple of Karnak

The temple of Karnak is a vast temple complete with towering columns and rows of statues. Karnak is the largest temple complex ever built by man, covering an area of over 200 acres. As one of the most important religious centres of ancient Egypt, Karnak was dedicated to the worship of the god Amun, along with his consort Mut and their son Khonsu. Highlights of a tour of Karnak include the Great Hypostyle Hall, with its forest of towering columns, the sacred lake, and the breath-taking Avenue of Sphinxes that once linked Karnak with the nearby Luxor Temple

Inside the Temple of Hatshepsut
Inside the Temple of Hatshepsut

Temple of Hatshepsut

A masterpiece of ancient architecture, the temple of Hatshepsut is a huge mortuary temple built with three large terraces that back into the cliffs Deir el-Bahari. The temple is filled with shrines dedicated to multiple Gods including Anubis, god of death, Ra, God of the sun and Amun, King of the Gods. Inside the walls are decorated with brightly coloured murals depicting the story of Hatshepsut’s life and accomplishments during her reign. The outside of her temple is adorned with large statues and grand staircases take you up to each terrace.

Frequently asked questions

What is the best way to get around Luxor?

On our tours we make sure to provide transportation to all our included destinations. However, if you are wishing to travel around the city in your free time taxis and horse-drawn carriages (calèches) are available for shorter distances within the city.

Can I take photographs inside the temples and tombs?

Are there any traditional markets or shopping opportunities in Luxor?

When is the best time to visit Luxor

The best time to visit Luxor is during the cooler months of October to April. During this time, temperatures are more comfortable, making it ideal for exploring the outdoor attractions such as temples and tombs without being overwhelmed by the heat. However, it's worth noting that even during the cooler months, Luxor can still experience warm temperatures.

Conclusion

Luxor promises travellers a once in a lifetime experience overflowing with history and culture. From the majestic temples of Karnak and Luxor to the enigmatic tombs of the Valley of the Kings, every step in Luxor is a step back in time, amidst a backdrop of breath-taking landscapes and awe-inspiring monuments. Whether you're a history enthusiast, a culture seeker, or simply a traveller in search of adventure, Luxor has something to offer everyone. Join us on a journey to Luxor, where the echoes of pharaohs and Gods await. Discover the magic of Luxor with us and unlock the mysteries of Egypt's legendary past.

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