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.Download An Explorer Guide +