Valley of the Kings, and Hatshepsut Temple Day Tour, the most famous sites on Luxor’s West Bank in the company of a private Egyptologist guide. You’ll step back into Egypt’s ancient history at the Valley of the Kings and Hatshepsut Temple on this private morning tour from Luxor. As this is a private tour, you can determine the amount of time you’d like to spend at each site. Crossing the Nile River to the West Bank, you’ll visit the necropolis of the ancient city of Thebes. Arriving at the Valley of the Kings, the burial place of the kings of Thebes (ancient Luxor), you will have a brief stop at the visitors center. Guides are not permitted inside the tombs, but your guide will tell you what to look for inside the elaborately decorated rooms. If you wish to visit the tomb of King Tutankhamun, an additional cost is payable direct. Leaving the hot sands of the Valley of the Kings, you will visit the Temple of Hatshepsut, one of the most striking monuments in Egypt. Your guide will introduce you to the history of the temple and the story of Queen Hatshepsut, the famous female ruler of Egypt who posed as a male to gain the throne. There is free time to explore at your leisure as you wander the large courtyards and admire the intricate hieroglyphic decorations. Returning to Luxor there will be time for a brief photo stop at the Colossi of Memnon, which marks the site of the funerary temple of Amenhotep III. These two giant statues standing tall and proud on the West Bank are all that remain of the ancient complex. In addition, you will have the chance to visit an alabaster factory and purchase genuine items if you wish.
Departure Time: * 7:00am
Duration: * 4 hours (approx.)
Departure Point: Tour departs from centrally located Luxor hotels.
Return Details: Tour returns to the original point of departure.
Hotel Pickup: Tour departs from centrally located Luxor hotels. Please include the details of your hotel at the time of booking.
* Private Qualified Egyptologist guide
* Entrance fees
* Hotel pickup and drop off
* Transport by private air-conditioned vehicle
* Gratuities (recommended)
* Entrance to the tomb of Tutankhamun (approx. EGP80.00)
* Food and drinks, unless specified