4.5 Hour Event – Winter Solstice In Karnak Temple From Luxor

4.5 Hour Event – Winter Solstice In Karnak Temple From Luxor

4 Hours

Overview

Sign up for an exclusive excursion to attend the yearly event of the Winter Solstice on 21 December at Karnak Temple in Luxor. Witness this fantastic experience of extraordinary knowledge of the ancient Egyptians about the science of astronomy. Marvel at an exceptional sunrise over the temple’s axis and enjoy folk performances.

Highlights

  • Experience the Winter Solstice of the Karnak Temple
  • Enjoy a folkloric show while experiencing this extraordinary event
  • Go on a short, early morning walk through the Karnak Temple

Itinerary

You will be picked up from your Luxor (East Bank) accommodation between 4.45 and 5.00 am for a short drive to the Karnak Temple, where you will gather and await the magnificent sunrise over the temple's axis.
Only one day per year, upon the Winter Solstice on 21 December, this marvellous event of extraordinary knowledge of the ancient Egyptians about the science of astronomy occurs. You experience this exceptional, esoteric sunrise over the temple's axis and the holiest of holy: the sanctuary of the ancient Egyptian God, Amun Ra, God of Sun & Light and Creator of the Universe.
The ceremony is adorned with several popular folklore dances representing Luxor's heritage.
After the sun moves to the West Bank towards Hatshepsut Temple, before 08.00, you will have time to walk around the Karnak Temple, built by the rulers of Ancient Egypt from the 12th dynasty to the rule of the Ptolemaic pharaohs.
At 09.00 am, you will be returned to your Luxor East Bank accommodation.
Pick up from a West Bank accommodation - extra charges apply (see "Addons").

Includes/Excludes

What's Included

  • Private air-conditioned transportation
  • Private multilingual tour-guide
  • All fees and taxes

What's Excluded

  • Tips and personal spending

Questions

What to bring?

  • Comfortable shoes
  • Warm clothing

What you have to know before you go?

  • Not all sections of the Karnak Temple are wheelchair accessible.

What is the Cancellation Policy?

For cancellations up to 2 days before the tour 

Refund of 80% of the tour price.

You can send your enquiry via the form below.

4.5 Hour Event – Winter Solstice In Karnak Temple From Luxor
  • English Tour Guide
  • Pickup & Drop off
  • Deutsch & French

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