Step into the world of the Ptolemaic dynasty on a half-day trip from Luxor to Esna, where you’ll explore well-preserved carvings with an expert guide who can help bring the ancient world to life. Pre-booking a ride ensures a hassle-free experience on your way to Esna‘s remarkable temple, which is dedicated to the god Khnum. This Esna tour includes pickup and drop-off at hotels in Luxor, as well as entrance fees at Esna.
Your expert tour Guide will pick you up from your Hotel in Luxor at the time of your choosing (see departure time field) 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.