Luxor City

Luxor was the ancient city of Thebes – the capital of Ancient Egypt during the Middle and New Kingdoms. and the great city of Amon Ra – now it’s the most important destination next to cairo and it’s pyramids – for any visitor interested in ancient Egyptian history. This “world’s greatest open air museum” has the largest collection of historical monuments in Egypt, distributed throughout the City of Luxor on the East side of the Nile, the town of Karnak north of Luxor, and Thebes on the West side of the Nile.

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The Valley of the Kings

The Valley of the Kings

Was used as a burial place during a period from nearly 500 years for the major Pharaos of the New Kingdom.Until now 63 tombs have been discovered. The Valley of the Kings is famous for the discovery of the tomb of Tut-Ankh-Amon, which was not opened and robbed as many other tombs in antiquity. Well known tombs are e.g King Tutmosis I, Tutmosis III, , King Ramssess VI, King Mrenptah and Amonhotep II and can still give an idea of the opulence and power of the rulers of this time.
Temple of Hatshepsut

Temple of Hatshepsut

This unique temple which is set against towering cliffs in the Theban Hills, was built by Queen Hatshepsut’s architect, Senenmut – in honour of the only pharaonic woman who reigned ancient Egypt. – and it is one of the most impressive sites in the necropolis.
Karnak Temple

Karnak Temple

This amazing temple, which is actually a complex of temples, is the biggest one in Egypt and was the dwelling place of God Amon-Re, his wife Mut and their son Khonsu, the moon god. Construction continued on this temple for more than 2000 years, under the belief that once building ceased, the temple “died.” It is the mother of all religious buildings, the largest ever made and a place of pilgrimage for nearly 4,000 years. The great temple at the heart of Karnak is so big, St Peter’s, Milan and Notre Dame Cathedrals could be lost within its walls. The Hypo style hall at 54,000 square feet with its 134 columns is still the largest room of any religious building in the world.
The Colossi of Memnon

The Colossi of Memnon

The Colossi of Memnon are two massive stone statues of Pharaoh Amenhotep III., who built a mortuary temple in Theban For the past 3400 years the gigantic statues (23 meters high) have guarded the mortuary temple of the King on the outer gates and are still impressive.
The Temple of Luxor

The Temple of Luxor

The temple of Luxor is close to the Nile and parallel with the riverbank, and was dedicated to Amon-Re, king of the gods, his wife Mut, and their son Khons, The inner and older part was built by King Amenhotep III , the outside part completed by Ramses II. This beautiful temple is easy to identify from the front because it has only one Obelisk., but as stated above Ramses II originally erected two obelisks at its entrance. The other Obelisk was given to King Louis V in 1874 in exchange for a clock that no longer works, and now stands at the Place de la Concorde in Paris.
Sound & Light Show at the Temple of Karnak

Sound & Light Show at the Temple of Karnak

Watch in awe at the bright illuminations reflecting off the water and lighting up the sky as the ancient splendour of Thebes comes back to glorious life. Experience the world famous Sound and Light show at Karnak Temple on the bank of the River Nile. This unique show narrates the story of the temple and the history of Thebes, including the lives and celebrated achievements of the great pharaohs who built the necropolis. As you wander around the illuminated monuments and towering obelisks, marvel at the sheers size of the great hypo style hall and view the eerie reflection of the temple at the Sacred Lake, the setting for a dramatic finale to the show.
Hot Balloon Flight

Hot Balloon Flight

This “once in a lifetime ” – tour over the Westbank of Luxor gives an amazing view on the world’s largest outdoor museum. Away from the crowds in the peaceful glow of dawn, your sunrise flight over Egypt’s ancient monuments – as the Karnak Temple, Hathsepsut Temple, the Colossi of Memnon and the Ramesseum – promises to be a highlight of your visit.
Felucca including Banana Island

Felucca including Banana Island

Everyone visiting Egypt should experience a felucca trip. The felucca is a sailing boat, traditionally made of wood, with a very tall mast and huge lateen sail to catch the smallest breeze, but they are also light enough to be rowed when no wind is available. Discover the nature of Banana Island – and enjoy the amazing sunset over the Nile .