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WELCOME TO LUXOR

Luxor has often been called the world’s greatest open-air museum; the number and preservation of the monuments in the Luxor area are unparalleled anywhere else in the world having one of the most concentrated regions of famous temples, tombs and monuments. Once a thriving capital city in ancient times, the wealth of the Ancient Egyptian Empire flooded into Luxor (Thebes) to glorify the temples of the gods. This wealth and importance is still evident today, as can be seen from the magnificent halls and courtyards that still bear traces of their original colors. The West Bank of Luxor is perhaps one of the most famous sites in the world. Here, the Pharaohs built their tombs, because they believed that the good life, which they enjoyed on earth, would be continued in the after-life. And as a record of their second life they had done a beautiful paintings and texts on the temple walls and tombs, to serve their beliefs. Among them include the tomb of King Tut-ankh-amun located in the Valley of the Kings. Queen Hatshepsut Temple. Lying by the banks of the River Nile, the temples of Karnak and Luxor glint in the sunlight and still amaze visitors as they have done from ages past. Modern day Luxor is a thriving town with colorful bazaars, lazy sailing boats drifting on the river and the perfect place to relax after a full day's sightseeing. In the evenings, enjoy the beautiful changing colors of the sunset with a long cooling drink, or take a leisurely ride around town in a horse and carriage.

 

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Luxor East Bank Karnak Temple- Tour 1: Classical East Bank Temples (Half Day)

On the East bank of modern day Luxor lie the magnificent temples of Karnak and Luxor, which took many hundreds of years to build and many different Pharaohs to build. Standing under the colossal statues of Ramses II at the entrance to the Temple of Luxor, the size and grandeur of the magnificent temple is evident. Karnak temple complex was dedicated mainly to the God of Luxor, Amun Re and the other gods in the Theban triad, Mut and Khonsu. With so much history, you will welcome the company of our experienced guides who will explain to you the wonders of these remarkable monuments.

Luxor Museum- Tour 2: Luxor Museum (Half Day)  

Luxor museum, although smaller than the Egyptian Museum in Cairo, is well worth a visit. An impressive collection laid out even more impressively. Set on the Eastern bank of the river Nile with a splendid view of the Theban hills across the river, this museum houses the treasures found in the surrounding areas in recent years. Completed in 1975, the exhibits in this modern building range from many periods of Egyptian History.

 

 

Sound and light Show Karnak Temple- Tour 3: Sound and Light Show at Karnak Temple (Evening)

As you wander through the giant temple columns alternately lit and shaded in darkness, reliving the story of this great capital city. Ancient Thebes (modern day Luxor) was one of the most magnificent cities not only in Egypt but throughout the ancient civilized world. Feel the spirit of the past ages as you listen to the tales of it's inhabitants, of their hopes and the power they wielded.

 

Luxor west Bank Valley of The Kings - Tour 4: Valley of the Kings (Half Day)

The Pharaohs of before had made a mistake by building pyramids; before long they were looted off their treasures by pyramid robbers. Thus began the search for isolated valleys where tomb workers began digging in utmost secrecy. The workers were kept in walled cities and after the completion of the work, they would be murdered. The Valley of the Kings across the Nile on the West Bank is where many of the later Pharaohs found their resting place. The felucca will bring you across, from where a short bus ride takes you past two huge seated statues, the Colossi of Memnon to the tombs and to the temple of Hatshepsut, the only Queen to have ruled over ancient Egypt. Among the tombs in the Valley of the Kings, the most renowned would be the tomb of the boy King Tutankhamun, for the excitement they generated. Howard Carter decided to try one last time, before he gave up digging for the elusive tomb in the Valley of the Kings. Later that evening his sponsor, Lord Carnavaron, more than a thousand mile away, receives a telegram. It electrified the world. It said : AT LAST HAVE MADE WONDERFUL DISCOVERY IN VALLEY; A MAGNIFICENT TOMB WITH SEALS INTACT RECOVERED; CONGRATULATIONS ! It was the tomb of Tutankhamun with all it's treasures intact.

 

 

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