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From USD 25
Discover Esna Temple Half Day Tour from Luxor in accompany of an Expert local tour guide, drive for about 55 km to visit the remains of a Ptolemaic temple in the centre of the town, located on the west bank of the River Nile.
Your expert tour guide will pick you up from your Hotel in Luxor at the time of your choosing and accompany you to visit Esna Temple, dedicated to the triad of Khnum, Neith, and Heka their offspring. The Temple of Esna would once have been built to a plan similar to the temple of Hathor at Dendera and Horus at Edfu but all that now remains is the hypostyle hall which was built by the Roman Emperor Claudius who extended earlier buildings.
Esna temple dates back to the reign of Thutmose II (1493 to 1479 BC.) the remains of Latopolis belong to the Ptolemaic and Roman eras. The part of the temple we see today is around a quarter of the size of the original building.
The site was remarkable for the beauty and the magnificence of its architecture. It was built of red sandstone on the west bank of the Nile.
After finishing, you will be transferred back to your hotel in Luxor.
Hotel pickup and drop-off
Transport by private vehicle
Qualified Egyptologist guide
All taxes, fees and handling charges
Entry/Admission - Temple of Khnum
Food and drinks, unless specified
Gratuities (Guide & Drive)