Ultimate West Bank Trip Valley of the Kings, Temple of Hatshepsut, Valley of The Artisans, Habu Temple, Colossi of Memnon & Lunch
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Discover Luxor’s ancient tombs and temples with an Egyptologist guide on a private, full-day tour to the West Bank of the Nile. See the intricate bas-reliefs that adorn the Temple of Hatshepsut and explore the colorful interior of Ramses III’s Habu Temple. Visit the tombs of noblemen and workers, gaze up at the towering colossi of Memnon and experience the Valley of the Kings at your own pace
Valley of the Kings
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, 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.
Temple of Queen Hatshepsut
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
Valley of the Workers
Proceed to the valley of the workers which was the site that housed the craftsmen and skilled workers and laborers who used to work in the tombs of the valley of Kings and valley of the Queens as well as the valley of the nobles. The workers built and decorated their own tombs at the necropolis of Deir el-Medina. Discover the tombs of Inerkhau, one of the leading craftsmen of the village, and the tomb of the Ancient Egyptian artisan Sennedjem.
Take a break and enjoy a delicious lunch served in a local restaurant on the west bank.
The mortuary Temple of Ramesses III at Medinet Habu is an important Kingdom period structure in the west bank of Luxor in Egypt . Aside from its size and architecture and artistic importance, the temple is probably best known as the source of inscribed reliefs depicting during the region of Ramsses III.It is one of Egypt’s best preserved temples and best kept secrets – there is a good chance that you will almost have the whole temple to yourself
Colossi of Memnon
The two faceless Colossi of Memnon, originally representing Pharaoh Amenhotep III, rising majestically about 18m from the plain, are the first monuments tourists see when they visit the west bank. These magnificent colossi, each cut from a single block of stone and weighing 1000 tonnes, sat at the eastern entrance to the funerary temple of Amenophis III, the largest on the west bank. Egyptologists are currently excavating the temple and their discoveries can be seen behind the colossi.
Departure & Return
We will pick you up and drop you off anywhere within Luxor - hotels and Nile cruises. You can choose the exact location during the booking process. If it’s your hotel, your guide will be waiting for you at the hotel-lobby 10 minutes before departure, same goes to the cruise ships.
Included in this Trip
Entry or admission fee
Goods & services tax
Excluded from this Trip
Tip or gratuity