Half-day Tour to Karnak and Luxor Temples
- Visit the largest religious complex in the world, the Temple of Karnak
- Explore the majestic Luxor Temple, built by Pharaoh Amenhotep III
- Discover the Chapel of Alexander the Great
- Transportation according to the itinerary
- Hotel pick-up and drop-off (Luxor area)
- Entrance fee
The complexs main temple is dedicated to Amun, and two small temples are dedicated to his consort Mut, and to his son Khonsu. There is a huge sphinx avenue that connects Karnak temple to Luxor temple, used in the Opet festival, to take Amuns golden statue to Luxor Temple to confirm the pharaohs kingship.
The main features of Amuns Temple:
- The unfinished pylon of Pharaoh Nectanebo II
- The triple shine of pharaoh Seti II in the 1st open court
- The Kiosk of Taharqa in the 1st open court
- The Temple of Ramses III at the 1st open court
- The Great Hypostyle Hall
- The Obelisks of Tuthmosis I and Hatshepsut
- The Sacred Lake
Then you proceed to the majestic Luxor Temple.
Pharaoh Amenhotep III (1390-1353 BC) of the 18th dynasty and Ramses II (1279-1213 BC) of the 19th dynasty built Luxor Temple. Other pharaohs like Horemheb and Tutankhamen left their traces in the temple.
As well as Alexander the Great had his own chapel inside Luxor Temple. The Romans added a small Roman Chapel, which today is known as a church.
The Muslims later built a mosque on top of the temple known as the Abu El-Hagag Mosque when the temple was buried in sand and dust.
The main features of the Luxor Temple:
- The first pylon of Ramses II
- Six colossal statues of Ramses II before the main entrance of the temple
- The Mosque of Abu El-Haggag in the 1st open court
- The Colonnade of Amenhotep III
- The Roman Chapel
- The Chapel of Alexander the Great
- The Mamisi of Amenhotep III
Transfer back to your hotel.