"East Bank Sites"
Our Egypt Tailor Made tour guide will be waiting for you next to the exit door holding a sign with your name to pick you up from the port. Then, he will escort you by an air conditioned vehicle to Luxor “The journey takes around 3 hours’ drive-about 220 km" to visit the two Massive temples on the eastern bank of the Nile. The first one is Luxor Temple
which is believed that one of the ancient Egyptian's festivals was held inside the temple as there are different scenes on the walls representing the celebration of the festival. Its inner part was built by King Amenhotep III while the outer part was built by King Ramses II. After entering the temple you will find a mosque called (Abu Al-Haggag) was built on the ruins of a church which were built inside the temple. To the rear of the temple there are chapels built by King Thutmosis III and Alexander the Great.
The Second Temple is Karnak Temple
Complex which comprises a vast mix of decayed temples, chapels, pylons, and other buildings. Building at the complex began during the reign of Senusret I in the Middle Kingdom and continued into the Ptolemaic Period. It's a vast open-air museum, and the second largest ancient religious site in the world. It's mainly a place to worship the Theban triad (Gods Amon, his consort Mut
, and their son Khunso).
Then stop for lunch by one of the local restaurants in Luxor.
After that, you will be transferred to hotel to check in and take some rest.
Optional: Karnak Sound & Light Show:
At the evening, Our Egypt Tailor Made tour guide will pick you up to attend the spectacular Karnak Sound & Light Show which is held inside the site of the great Karnak Temple
and presents the dramatic history of Karnak and Thebes. The story goes to show the achievements of some great Pharaohs and the story of the cult of god Amon, with poetic descriptions of the treasures of old times. It is an enchanting and supernatural experience to listen to sound effects and gaze at the magnificent ruins illuminated during the well-presented show.
Then going back to hotel and stay overnight in Luxor.