First impression of Luxor-Explore secrets of Luxor by horse carriage


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Duration: 4 hours

Departs: egypt, egypt

TicketType: Mobile or paper ticket accepted

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Overview

After arriving in Luxor, this tour is perfect for knowing the city better, listening to interesting facts, visiting main sights on the East Bank, meeting other travelers, feeling safe with local friends, exploring the city by horse carriage, and learning more about Archeological discoveries. The city was known as the home of the god Amun, a deity who became associated with Egyptian royalty in ancient times. Today Luxor is known as the world's most incredible open-air museum.
We meet all travelers in front of the Luxor museum, introduce each other and start exploring the East bank of the Nile river. There's not enough space in this paragraph to describe all the important sites of this tour, but when you are with a friendly and knowledgeable local, you can feel like you have a live google with you.
During 4 hours, we see how archeological discoveries continue in Luxor and know about last news. Also, we will give you some recommendations which will inspire you for the next few days.


What's Included

egyptologist tour guide

Transportation by horse carriage

What's Not Included

Karank and Luxor temples entrance tickets -200EGP- 12USD in Total


Traveler Information

  • ADULT: Age: 0 - 85

Additional Info

  • COVID-19 vaccination required for guides
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitised between use
  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
  • Not recommended for travelers with poor cardiovascular health
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
  • Public transportation options are available nearby
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Temperature checks for travellers upon arrival
  • COVID-19 vaccination required for guides
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitised between use
  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
  • Not recommended for travelers with poor cardiovascular health
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
  • Public transportation options are available nearby
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Temperature checks for travellers upon arrival

Cancellation Policy


What To Expect

Luxor Museum
We'll meet you in front of the Luxor museum. You will see our tour leader holding a red flag. Then we use horse carriage to go to our next stop, Karnak Temple.

10 minutes • Admission Ticket Free

Temple of Karnak
Construction at Karnak started 4,000 years ago and continued until the Romans took control of Egypt about 2,000 years ago. Each Egyptian ruler who worked at Karnak left their architectural mark. It was, at its peak, the largest and most important religious complex in ancient Egypt. The most significant structure, and the largest religious building ever built, is the Temple of Amun-Ra, considered where that god lived on earth with his wife, Mut, and son, Khonsu, who also have temples at the site. The Temple of Amun-Ra is particularly famous for the vast Hypostyle Hall constructed during the reign of Seti I. After Memphis became the new dynastic capital, many of Luxor’s temples declined in importance.

60 minutes • Admission Ticket Not Included

Luxor Temple
Constructed over hundreds of years by Amenhotep III, Ramses II, Tutankhamun, and other pharaohs, Luxor Temple was the largest and most significant religious center in ancient Egypt. In what was then Thebes, Luxor Temple was “the place of the First Occasion,” where the god Amon experienced a rebirth during the pharaoh’s annually reenacted coronation ceremony. Today remains of this vast complex include the colossal Great Colonnade Hall, almost 61 meters long, with 28 twenty-one-foot-high columns, its decoration largely undertaken by Tutankhamun around 1330 B.C. Many of the temple’s sidewalls were torn down after the time of the pharaohs and recycled for building materials.

60 minutes • Admission Ticket Not Included

Avenue of Sphinxes
Construction of the Avenue of Sphinxes began during the New Kingdom era. It was completed during the reign of 30th Dynasty ruler Nectanebo I (380-362 B.C.), but the road was buried under layers of sand over the centuries.

The first trace of the avenue was found in 1949 when Egyptian archeologist Mohammed Zakaria Ghoneim discovered eight statues near the Luxor Temple, el-Sagheer said, with 17 more figures uncovered from 1958 to 1961 and 55 unearthed from 1961 to 1964 -- all within a perimeter of 250 meters.
Egypt's government reopened the 3,000-year-old Avenue of Sphinxes in a grand, glitzy Luxor ceremony on 25th November 2021.

30 minutes • Admission Ticket Free

Our last stop is the Mosque of Abu Haggag. It is a mosque in Luxor, integrated into the structure of Luxor Temple, an Ancient Egyptian center of worship, making it one of the oldest continuously used temples in the world, dating back to the reign of Pharaoh Amenhotep III in the 14th century BC.

10 minutes • Admission Ticket Free


Reviews

Outstanding experience with extraordinary service
201aynazs, 03-08-2022
I would highly recommend this tour as Abanoub created the best, memorable experience for us in Luxor. Abanoub is deeply knowledgeable, and he has an excellent communication skill. He is passionate and has a good sense of humor. We believe he has met all the criteria that a tourist is required.
I contacted him via Instagram when we were in Aswan, and he arranged us a 2 day tour in a very short notice. He was so approachable and even before starting the tour he helped us over the phone when we faced some issues during the travel from Aswan to Luxor.
Abanoub met us in the hotel when we arrived in Luxor, and we headed to Karnak temple with a car he arranged for us. The hired car was so clean and comfortable.
The second stop was Luxor temple, and everything went well until I felt dizzy due to the heat exhaustion. Abanoub quickly brought me a cold bottle of water and also a juice. He felt so responsible and patiently waited for me to feel better and then we continued.
I also should mention, he was keep asking any cold drinks during the tour as the weather was so hot.
Although we finished the first day’s tour, Abanoub invited us for dinner in the heart of Luxor city. He took us with public transport, and all of these allowed us to experience Egyptians cultures from another angle.
We will definitely use this tour again when we next visit Egypt.
Nice day
508lorenao, 17-07-2022
Very nice tour! We enjoyed so much, it was perfect for getting to know the local daily life of Egyptian
Great and friendly tour guide
harryhV5790PX, 10-07-2022
Tour guide was really nice, explained the history of all the different temples really well, gave us lots of chilled drinks when it was really hot and helped take brilliant photos of us.
Brilliant guide, Brilliant trip!
Rachel J, 09-07-2022
Abanoub was a fantastic guide for our family visit to the east bank. He took time to guide us through the points of interest and was also great at helping us and particularly my teenage son to get plenty of photos. Abanoub provides a brilliant service to his customers, immediately after the booking he was in touch to answer any questions and during the tour he stopped off to get chilled refreshments which was much appreciated on such a hot day. To top off an excellent afternoon he asked us if there was anything else he could help with so at our request he kindly stopped off at a local restaurant on the way back to the hotel for a tasty dinner. All in all a fantastic trip!
Great family excursion
Stuart J, 09-07-2022
Interesting, fun, hot and educational, this trip had it all. We even had time for some delicious down town luxor food curtesy of our thoughtful guide.




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