Gateway to the Marvels of Luxor

While Safaga has its share of charms, including renowned healing properties of the mineral rich waters of the Red Sea, nearby Luxor is where the main attractions lie. Known as “the world’s greatest open air museum”, the monuments, temples, and tombs found in Luxor are amongst the most impressive in the world.

Nestled in the heart of the city, the Luxor Temple is a great place to start your ancient journey of discovery. Nod to the two massive seated statues of the most celebrated and powerful pharaoh, Ramses II, as you pass en route to the chapel of Alexander the Great. Then, continue on your way to Egypt’s second most visited tourist site, Karnak, the largest religious site in the world. Marvel at the sheer enormity of the Temple of Amun, count all 134 columns in Hypostyle Hall, and then explore the array of smaller temples, sanctuaries, and shrines.

But wait, there’s more! The Valley of the Kings is just a quick jaunt across the Nile. Here, you can see more than 63 tombs of Egyptian pharaohs and nobles, including the infamous final resting place of King Tutankhamen. End your day onboard a felucca (a traditional wooden sailboat) and sail back to the east bank as the sun starts to set over this mysterious land.

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Luxor Temple

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Luxor Temple

Luxor Temple

Located on the eastern bank of the Nile River, the temple is one of the best examples of ancient Pharaonic architecture. Highlights found within the temple include the 1st Pylon, standing over 78 feet tall, and the colossal statues of Ramses II.

Temples Of Karnak

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Temples Of Karnak

Temples Of Karnak

Step back in time and enjoy a leisurely walk through the three distinct areas of the temple site. Built over a period of 1,500 years, this was the most important temple in all of Egypt during the height of Theban power.

Luxor And Valley Of The Kings

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Luxor And Valley Of The Kings

Luxor And Valley Of The Kings

In Luxor, visit the greatest place of worship in history, the breathtaking Karnak Temple with its unique Hypostyle hall, sacred lake, and avenue of the Sphinxes. Enjoy a sumptuous buffet lunch in a deluxe 5-star hotel before visiting the Valley of the Kings.

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Population: 35,000
Country Code: +20

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