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Luxor Tour to the West Bank

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Explore the magnificent Valley of the Kings and Valley of the Queens, where ancient Egypt's great Pharohs and there wives were buried in secret tombs built into the desert. We'll also explore the beautifully preserved temple of Queen Hatshput.

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Hotel Pickup: 08:30 am
Hotel Return: 03:00 pm
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West Bank of Luxor Tour

Pick-up from your Hotel

We'll start our tour of Luxor's finest sights on the West bank of the Nile by our friendly and knowledgable tour guide picking you up from your hotel in a comfortable, air-conditioned mini-bus. All of our tour guides are professional Egyptologists, hand-selected for their professionalism, personality, depth of knowledge and love of the job - so rest assured you're in the right hands.

Valley of the Kings Tour

Our first stop will be to the magnificent Valley of the Kings - one of Ancient Egypt's most significant sights and where for a period of around 500 years, the Great Pharaohs of Egypt were buried in magnificent secret tombs.

The Pyramids of Giza were built for the Pharaohs of Egypt's Old Kingdom, but the Pharaohs of the New Kingdom wanted to be closer to the source of their dynastic roots in the south and so built splendid crypts in the barren dessert hills to the west of Luxor, in the Valley of the Kings.

The ancient Egyptians built massive public monuments to their pharaohs, but they also built hidden underground mausoleums that no one was ever meant to see, it's these tombs now excavated in the Valley of the Kings that we'll be seeing on our tour. The Valley of the Kings became a royal burial ground for the Pharaohs such as Tutankhamen and Ramses II, as well as other royal figures in society such as queens, high priests and other elites of the 18th,19th and 20th dynasties.

These ancient tombs tell of elaborate preparations for the next world in which pharaohs would need their bodies as they join the gods and so would require mummification to keep it in good order. Within these well hidden tombs was also vast amounts of treasure, food, linen, flowers, beer, wine and everything else a kings would need in the next world even including beloved companions from this life.

It was widely believed that the Valley of the Kings had given up all it's secrets and that all the tombs had been found throughout the thousands of years since their construction, however Howard Carter's find of king Tutankhamen's tomb in 1922 proves that there may still be tombs waiting to be found.

Valley of the Queens Tour

After discovering the burial place of Pharaohs such as King Tutankhamen, we'll move on to the Valley of the Queens next to discover how the Pharaohs wives were buried.

Although no one knows for sure why the Valley of the Queens was built were it was, one consideration may have been the existence of a sacred grotto at the entrance of the valley dedicated to Hathor, which may have some association to the rejuvenation of the dead. The Valley of the Queens consists of over 100 tombs, each highly decorated feats of engineering, secretly dug into the desert to provide a secure home for the occupants in the afterlife.

Buried within these tombs were treasure and valuables needed in the after-life, as-well as a number of Canopic jars - pottery or limestone jars used by the Ancient Egyptians during the mummification process to safeguard particular human organs, one for the stomach, the intestines, lungs and the liver. The heart was left inside the mummified body as this was thought to house the soul and so would be needed inside the body.

Throughout the years the Valley fo the Queens was used extensively, with great tombs being built to house the wives of great pharaohs such as Ramesses I, Ramesses II, Queen Nefertari, and the wives of the many Ramesses pharaohs.

These beautiful tombs are also a great way to see an overview of the changing face of Ancient Egypt through history, as the decorations move from the Ancient Egyptian gods to Coptic, to Christian symbols.

Lunch

Next we'll stop for a delicious lunch and drink serving a wide range of Egyptian, Western and Vegetarian options.

Hatshsput Temple

Very close to the Valley of the Kings, beneath the cliffs at Deir el Bahari on the west bank of the Nile lies the mortuary temple of Hatshepsut, considered one of the "incomparable monuments of ancient Egypt" this imposing temple is dedicated to the sun god Amon-Ra.

There are three layered terraces reaching 97 feet tall, each story articulated by a double couple colonnade of square piers.

Return to your Luxor Hotel

After a fantastic day exploring the most magnificent sights on Luxor's West Bank, we'll travel back to your Luxor Hotel with many fantastic memories and hopefully a few bucket list items checked off! Book now and explore Luxor with Egypt's favourite tour operator.

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My guide Mahmoud from Sharm excursions picked my up with a driver at the agreed time. We spent the day exploring the Valley of the Kings and the Temple of Hatshepsut. His knowledge and friendliness made the tour very enjoyable. He also organised for a private boat trip on the Nile with Lunch that ended up taking me back to my hotel. An unforgettable day, thanks Mahmoud.
Colin Gilbert from UK - 8th Feb 2018
Luxor Tour to the West Bank
Wow! What a fantastic place. Good transport around in air-conditioned comfort. Fabulous tombs, just dripping history. We were fortunate to have really knowledgeable guide, Mahmoud, who just made the place live for us. Trips around here belong on everyone's bucket list. We recommend unreservedly.
Pete and Kathy Jamieson from New Zealand - 22nd Jun 2016

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