Tours of Egypt are a great way to experience the culture and history of this ancient land. From the pyramids of Giza to the ancient workers’ village in Luxor, you’ll find the perfect tour to fit your needs. Here are some highlights to consider:
Luxor’s ancient workers’ village
Visit Luxor’s ancient workers’ village, which was home to craftsmen who served the royal tombs. These artisans lived and worked near their workplaces and created the colorful tombs we see today. The workers were largely state-employed and lived in the village. The site offers an excellent opportunity to see how everyday life in ancient Egypt looked like. It also features a museum dedicated to the lives of these artisans.
Giza’s pyramid complex
The Great Pyramid of Giza is the most iconic monument of Egypt’s necropolis. The complex contains the Great Pyramid of Giza, Pyramid of Khafre, Pyramid of Menkaure, and associated pyramid complexes. The Great Sphinx of Giza is also part of the Giza complex. Visitors can explore all the intricate details of the pyramids and the Great Sphinx to appreciate the wonder of ancient architecture.
Luxor’s Temple of Khonsu
If you have time to explore the ancient temples of Egypt, you should visit the Temple of Khonsu in Luxor. This impressive temple was built in 1881 by the Greeks and is one of the largest in the world. The inscription is a mix of the names of the gods Amun and Mut. The ancient Egyptians believed that this was the place where the gods fought each other. The temple was renovated and now offers visitors an opportunity to visit it.
Luxor’s Valley of the Kings
Visiting the Valley of the Kings is one of the most incredible experiences you can have in Egypt. Also known as the Gates of the Kings, this area contains rock-cut tombs that were dug for the pharaohs and powerful nobles as early as the 16th century BC. While the area has been largely preserved, it is still a fascinating place to visit. Listed below are the top things to do in Luxor, and a guide to the Valley of the Kings will help you get the most out of your visit.
Luxor’s Temple of Karnak
The Temple of Karnak is an ancient Egyptian temple complex that was built more than a thousand years ago. It was the largest religious complex in ancient Egypt. The Temple of Amun-Ra is the largest religious building ever built, considered to be the home of the god Amun. The vast Hypostyle Hall is one of the most impressive parts of the temple. Although the temples of Luxor declined in importance as the city of Memphis became the new dynastic capital, the temple complex remained one of the largest religious centers in the ancient world.