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Private East & West Banks Full-Day Tour with Lunch
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Private East & West Banks Full-Day Tour with Lunch

By Karnak Temple
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Duration: 10–12 hours
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  • Meet and assist by English speaking representatives.
  • Private Egyptologist tour guide.
  • All transfers by A-C vehicles with qualified driver.
  • Mineral water during the tour.
  • Lunch during the tour.
  • All local taxes and services.
  • Lunch
What's not included
  • Any Extra not mentioned above.
  • All personal expenses.
  • Tipping to tour guide, driver.


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    Pickup details
    • • Luxor hotels in East or West Banks. • Luxor airport. • Luxor railway station.
    Airport pickup offered
    During checkout you will be able to select from the list of included airports.
    • Luxor Airport, Luxor Egypt
    End:This activity ends back at the meeting point.

      • Not wheelchair accessible
      • Near public transportation
      • Infants must sit on laps
      If you have questions about accessibility, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 103025P1

      • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
      • Children must be accompanied.
      • Roundtrip transportation is available from most centrally located Luxor hotels. Please arrange pickup from your hotel or a nearby location when you call to confirm your reservation.
      • Please be ready and waiting in your hotel lobby 15 minutes prior to your scheduled pick-up time.
      • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
      • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate

      • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

      If you have questions about this tour or need help making your booking, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 103025P1

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      • 1
        Pay a visit to the East and West Banks of Luxor to discover some of Egypt's most magnificent archaeological landmarks. Explore both the Karnak and Luxor temples before marveling at the lavish burial ground of the Valley of the Kings and the striking sight of Hatshepsut Temple. A UNESCO World Heritage Site, the ancient city of Thebes covers Luxor’s East and West Banks of the Nile. Begin on the east side as you admire the vast rooms, obelisks, and Sacred Lake of the Karnak complex. Wander along the Avenue of the Sphinxes that connects with the Luxor Temple, home to impressive statues of Pharaoh Ramses II. Make the journey across the river to see grand architecture used for burial purposes and learn how the tombs were carved out of the desert rock, decorated, and filled with treasures to accompany the ruling classes into the afterlife. Marvel at the 2 soaring statues that form the Colossi of Memnon before your tour is completed at the Hatshepsut Temple.
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      • Karnak Temple
        419
        Luxor, Egypt
        Joined in October 2018
      • FayeLG10
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        4.0 of 5 bubbles
        Woooosh, right across the desert to Karnak!
        Karnak is amazing, the complex is absolutely huge, vast and stunning, there is so much to see that even after a whole afternoon there we still did not get to see it all, every little corner and pathway has something different and something amazing we really should have spent a full day here so if you are coming please plan at least one day to ne spent just here at karnak. There are small cafes and stands dotted around for food and drink and also a really nice gift shop on the way out where you can buy authentic egyptian made souvenirs so you don't have to buy things from the crazy sellers out front (but its always fun to have a go at haggling)
        Written April 23, 2024
      • SusanC4948
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        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Huge
        Karnak Temple is huge. It covers over 2 square kilometers and contains temples and shrines with their various gates, pylons, colonnades, statues and obelisks of which the centre is the Temple of Amun. Walking between two rows of ram headed sphinxes we entered the gate in the first pylon which leads to the great courtyard and then to the second pylon. When we were there the side structures of the second pylon were under restoration but you could still continue through to the Great Hypostyle Court with its 134 enormous stone papyrus-shaped columns towering above them. This was the most memorable section for me - just the sheer size of the columns and the numbers of them. Here you will also find some colourful reliefs on both the columns and the higher structures. There are three other pylons in this main temple, multiple colonnades, more than eight other temples and obelisks leading towards the roofed sanctuary where you can see the stars on a black background on the ceiling and around it there are multiple halls and chambers with many carvings and reliefs. At the back is the Festival Temple of Thutmosis III where the ceiling and column columns are colourful. Then to the southwest there are more pylons and structures west of the sacred lake and still more temples on the outskirts of the central temple and an open air museum of individual statues and and masonry. All these structures date from different Egyptian dynasties and parts were often built from even earlier structures. I think an experienced tour guide can help make sense of all this history (it did for us) but maybe also allow a fair amount of independent time to explore by yourselves.
        Written April 4, 2024
      • cdandoy
        0 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Great
        Largest temple in Egypt. Amazing! The model at the start gives you an idea of what it looked liked. Really nice to explore and walk through.
        Written March 17, 2024
      • 322esraaa
        0 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Amazing experience
        The biggest Ancient Egyptian religious complex in Egypt , I didn’t expect to spend most of the time there, but 2 hours weren’t enough. I will visit it again very soon with my guests this month
        Written March 11, 2024
      • nara501
        0 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Largest temple in Egypt
        This is simply spectacular. Perhaps the largest temple we saw on our Egypt visit. The history, architecture and carvings/paintings are brilliant, especially considering their age (in thousands of years). We witnessed Unesco led restoration work going on even today. This temple is connected to the Luxor temple by the Avenue of Sphinxes. Karnak is also the prominent location of many a famous movie scene.
        Written March 9, 2024
      • ChristianW250
        0 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Incredible temple!
        Well what more can I say about this temple! It is absolutely beautiful and totally blew myself and my partner away! The history here is unreal, we had a very good private guide whose knowledge was incredible and without this I’m not sure I would know what I was actually seeing in all honesty! The history is a must see if you are visiting Luxor!
        Written February 14, 2024
      • 525judi
        0 contributions
        4.0 of 5 bubbles
        Great but don't pay to use loo
        Temple is impressive. Huge site beautiful colour, fascinating. Great can wander around this enormous area appreciating different stages of Egypt's pharaonic history. Shame though still have same old annoying issue, after purchase ticket, now 450egp, n then inside visitor centre, 2 men stand outside toilet demanding money to use. If authorities want to make experience for visitors better, put a stop to this practise. Further in, local man said he was guard, had key to open seperate temple closed for restoration, but letting people in for baksheesh. Disappointing this practise still continues.
        Written February 4, 2024
      • portys
        0 contributions
        4.0 of 5 bubbles
        Amazing temple complex
        Amazing temple and quite awe inspiring. Large crowds, but the site is huge so not so problematic. Ticket queues are frustrating and sure a better system could be used. Some of the security staff will try to corner you for tips but usually can be avoided if you walk away quickly enough.
        Written February 3, 2024
      • DMH70
        0 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        outstanding
        outstanding,how did they build that,one of the best temples, go early to miss the crowds. spoilt by the traders in the shop area
        Written January 27, 2024
      • KarenGF2022
        0 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Great time in Karnak Temple
        Our tour for Massive Colossi of Nemnon and Karnal Temple was really interesting and funny with the tour guide Khaled Fouad, who was very nice and attentive with us all the time! We recommend it 100%
        Written January 25, 2024
      • DaisyZ
        0 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Come early to avoid the Nile Cruise crowd
        With 4500 years of history and one of the largest temple complex in Egypt, it was definitely worth a visit. We came early in the morning to avoid the crowd. You want to get here early to avoid the nile cruise tours as the entire temple complex is very photogenic
        Written January 6, 2024
      • Y7108GECf
        0 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Karnak is a must see if you're in Luxor
        Our first stop on a nile cruise. Karnak was one of my favorites. Impressive, nice situation and position in landscape. we visited in the evening and generally enjoyed seeing this site a lot. Would highly recommend visiting Luxor, Karnak and the Westbank (Valley of the Kings) sites in particular. All of this can be done in less than 3 days. All the other temples and sites we saw after Karnak were similar. would not suggest visiting much more than 1-2 temple sites as they end up being somewhat similar.
        Written January 5, 2024
      • Binal D
        0 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Fantastic!
        Fantastic. We went in afternoon with a guide. The Avenue of Sphinxes is simply majestic. Doing it with an Egyptologist is the only way to go about it!
        Written December 24, 2023
      • HannuVantaalta
        0 contributions
        3.0 of 5 bubbles
        Pretty Good
        Pretty interesting and impressive, does not reach the level of the pyramids of Giza, though. Worth a visit if you happen to be in Luxor.
        Written December 7, 2023
      • chunkymonkey1984
        0 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Private Luxor day trip from Hurgharda
        Love the history of this place, free time to explore the ancient temple of Karnak.. No so busy In November
        Written December 4, 2023
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      Tatjana
      19 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Sep 2021
      Amazing Karnak Temple, so huge and impressive. Even more amazing (if possible) The Temple of Hatshepsut, and the Valley of the Kings. To be in this part of Egypt and not visit these, it would be a huge mistake.
      I am pretty sure we will go again!
      Written January 27, 2022
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      Apotri77
      Bhopal, India332 contributions
      4.0 of 5 bubbles
      Believed to be over 4000 years old this is the place from where beginning of time or the creation started & civilisation conceived the creation of the world.
      Gigantic 134 pillars dedicated to Amun adorn as you enter this temple.
      You are at the house of the 'Father' where each 'Pharaoh' thought of himself as a son and wish to leave his mark on it trying to outdo the earlier 1.

      This is still in very good condition and preserved immaculately.
      Try visiting this place early morning to escape the crowds that will throng at this place after 9Am.

      Karnak temple 'Light & Sound' show is the best even surpassing the pyramids show.
      Do not miss it.

      Will visit this place again!!
      Written May 5, 2023
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      fati666222
      Cairo, Egypt268 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Jan 2020 • Family
      It was very interesting and rich in history.You have to go early theres a superb hot air balloon ride to do overlooking Karnak temple. The sphinxes outline the entrance and are astonishing
      Written January 13, 2020
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      rasiaa2017
      London, UK20 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Dec 2019 • Family
      What an amazing place, standing on a piece of history. Busy even out of season but you would not want to miss. Our tour guide was a great, and it felt surreal walking around and admiring this amazing site.
      Written December 25, 2019
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      Ahmed Yosry
      Cairo, Egypt179 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      This is one of the most amazing temples complex left in our days from ancient Egyptian civilization.
      It is not one temple, it is a collection of temples that has been built over a long time (may be 20 years or even more).
      The great hypostyle hall is outstandingly mind blowing with enormous columns that keep the visitor breathless thinking how they were all erected.
      Still there are remaining authentic colors in the ceilings.
      The place is very vast and requires more than one visit, and nobody can visit Luxor without being there.
      Written April 14, 2019
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      edieann
      Denver, CO1,013 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      It is impossible to grasp that this 2055BC structure was 1) still standing, 2) amazingly preserved and 3) overwhelmingly gorgeous. A must see! Overwhelmingly fantastic!
      Written February 24, 2020
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      Mohamed mosa
      Alexandria, Egypt8 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Dec 2019 • Business
      Welcome to Luxor and Karnak temple one of the most remarkable important antiquities sites in the world and the largest temple in Egypt its total area about 60 acres contains 3 avenue of Sphinx's many shrines sanctuaries obelisks statues and sacred lake these temple dedicated to god Sun Raa was a main god in the new kingdome time it was a golden age in the Egyptian history it impressive me and my guests I invites you to visit.
      Written December 17, 2019
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      Pratush
      New Delhi, India375 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Mar 2019 • Solo
      Karnak Temple carries a lot of importance once you know enough history about Queen Hatsheput about how she built the royal step way fro herself from west bank to east bank.
      Written April 10, 2019
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      Mohamed A
      1 contribution
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Jun 2024 • Solo
      It was very good and had a wonderful view. There was cooperation from the organizers of the trip and the view of the Nile was wonderful.
      Written June 12, 2024
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      Linda A
      United States2 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Apr 2024 • Solo
      Karnak is very beautiful, the complex is absolutely great, vast and stunning, there is so much to see that even after a whole afternoon there I still didn't see it all, every little corner and pathway has something different I really should have spent just here at karnak. There are small cafes and around to order food and drinks .There is also a really good gift shop where you can buy egyptian souvenirs.
      Written May 1, 2024
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