Wonders of Upper Egypt
One of the most impressive Egyptian cities is Luxor. Home to the final resting places of ancient Egyptian royalty, Valley of the Kings, Valley of the Queens and the tombs of the Nobles, Luxor holds a wealth of historic significance in Egypt.
Located on the banks of the Nile River, Luxor is a city made up of old and new. The remnants of Ancient Egypt are ever present in the city, often referred to as the world’s greatest open-air museum, with temples, tombs and more dotted throughout. Step back in time as you explore Luxor's ancient treasures, learning about the rich history and hearing fascinating stories along the way from your dedicated Egyptologist that accompanies you throughout your small group tour to Egypt.
The Karnak and Luxor Temple complexes, originally connected by an almost two and a half kilometre long ‘avenue of sphinxes’, are an impressive feat of architecture. The age of these ruins, the Karnak Temple complex was developed more than 1,000 years ago, and the intricate details of the carvings will astound you and ancient ruins will tower above you as you walk through the complexes.
One of Egypt’s few recognised female Pharaohs, Queen Hatshepsut, commissioned the beautifully colonnaded and terraced Temple of Queen Hatshepsut. The temple blends seamlessly into the surrounding cliffs. A temple fit for a Queen, the impressive architecture and unique antiquities found inside are sure to wow you.
Once filled with gold and treasure, the tombs of the Valley of the Kings are incredible. Discreet from the outside, the interior of the tombs are far from subtle with the colours of the décor still vibrant centuries after their creation. Step inside the tombs and experience the wonder inside.
Upper Egypt holds the key to Egypt’s ancient history and it’s all yours to explore on a small group tour to Egypt.
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