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Experience the Luxor Temple at your own pace with a pre-booked e-ticket and a fascinating self-guided audio tour on your smartphone.
Receive your ticket by email, download the app and the audio tour on your phone, prior to your visit, and travel back in time to experience the glory of of Ancient Egypt and of the magnificent Luxor Temple
Put on your headphones and discover the breathtaking facade of the temple’s complex, the shrines and the reliefs through the power of storytelling and learn historical information and uncommon stories and anecdotes from the ancient times. Tour’s content is the result of in-depth research, squeezed into brief original stories that will make your visit both engaging and informative. The audio tour can be used repeatedly and anytime, before or after your visit.
This is an unmissable opportunity to gain valuable insights into the largest religious center of Ancient Egypt and relate to the exhibits in an entirely original way.
Situated in the modern city of Luxor, the temple is accessible via the ticket office on Mabad Al Oksor Road, just northwest the Ahmad Negm Mosque. Feel free to listen to these following stories on your way there, or before entering, to provide you with some background.
Inclusions and Exclusions
- Adult entry ticket to Luxor Temple
- Self-guided audio tour on your smartphone (Android & iOS)
- An activation link to access your audio tour
- Offline content (text, audio narration and maps) to avoid roaming charges
- Live Guide
- Smartphone or headphones
- Food and drinks
- App not compatible with Windows phones
- Hotel pick-up and drop-off
- Charged smartphone
- Comfortable shoes, hat & sunscreen
Facade (15 mins):
Obelisks and more than life-sized statues and welcome the visitor to Egypt’s largest temple. The facade had two obelisks and six statues, commissioned by Ramesses II. All the six granite statues represent Ramesses II. Observe them and find out the symbolism of the obelisk and the reason behind those multiple representations of Ramesses II.
Court of Ramesses II (10 mins):
With this court, Ramesses II attempted to connect himself with the temple’s founder Amenhotep III. The iconography is original since for the first time while Ramesses II kept with the tradition of including his wives and daughters in his official representation (following a practice set by Amenhotep III), he was the first pharaoh to extensively include his sons too. Listen to the stories and learn more about the royal family of Ramesses II.
Shrine of Hatshepsut and Thutmose III (15 mins):
The oldest surviving remnant of the site reminds us of the most successful female pharaoh and her rival successor, who went on to become the first Egyptian conqueror-king.Thutmose III (1479-1425 BCE)ascended the throne while still underage due to the death of his father Thutmose II. Seeing an opportunity, the late pharaoh’s chief wife Hatshepsut (1473-1458 BCE), who had not birthed the young king, assumed the throne as his co-regent. Soon, Hatshepsut put aside the young king and ruled as sole pharaoh, presenting herself as a man. Want to know more? Our stories will reveal everything to you.
Hypostyle Hall (15 mins):
Known as the place of public revelation and acclaim, this was the spot where the king would appear transformed at the end of the ritual of royal rebirth at the Opet. The temple’s hypostyle hall symbolized a buffer zone between the holy and the profane. During the Opet, the human king merged with the royal Ka, the entity that carried the divine aspect of kingship through generations of successive kings and it was here that he revealed himself.
- Oct – Apr: 6am – 9pm;
- May – Sept: 6am – 10pm;
- Ramadan: 6am – 6:30 pm and 8pm – 11pm
Recommended visiting hours
Every day 6.00 am – 6.00 pm
Know before you book
- No live guide or meeting point provided.
- After booking, you will receive an email with further instructions on how to access and download your audio tour. Please check your email spam folder as well.
- The course of the visit may be modified and special restrictions may be imposed. The visitors must always adhere to the guidelines of the site.
- Book per device to be used, not per participant.
- An Android (version 5.0 and later) or iOS (version 15.0 and later) smartphone is required. The audio tour is not compatible with Windows Phones, iPhone 6/6 Plus or older, iPod Touch 6th generation or older, iPad 4th generation or older, iPad Air 1st generation, iPad Mini 3rd generation or older.
- You will need storage space on your phone (100-150 MB)
- Free and reduced admission tickets do not have to skip the line privileges and can only be acquired at the ticket booth on-site.
- The Luxor temple is wheelchair accessible even though some parts are difficult to reach.
Know before you go
- Download the ticket(s) & audio tour while on WiFi prior to your visit. Mobile signal may be weak at the site(s).
- After booking, you will receive an email with further instructions on how to access and download your audio tour. Please check your email spam folder as well
- Ensure that your smartphone is fully charged & that you bring your earphones
- Wear comfortable shoes
- Make sure that you have your identity or your passport
- Due to high temperatures, bring with you sun protection
- The ideal time to visit the temple is early morning or early eveni
Download the app
To take this self-guided tour, you will need to download the Clio Muse Tours app on your iOS or Android device. Enjoy your tour!