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.
Next we'll stop for a delicious lunch and drink serving a wide range of Egyptian, Western and Vegetarian options.
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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What you're paying for
Price Does Not Include:
- A Friendly and Knowledgable Egypt Excursions Tour Guide
- Entrance fees to the mentioned historical place
- Transfer by a private air-conditioned vehicle
- English Speaking Tour Guide
- Free Travel insurance covering your trip
- Lunch during the tour
Timings of the trip
As with all our excursions, you will be picked-up from your hotel, and returned back to your hotel after the trip.
Runs On: Every Day
Hotel Pickup: 08:30 am
Hotel Return: 03:00 pm
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How Do I Pay?
On booking we will require a 10% deposit. This can be made using our secure PayPal payment system. If you do not have a PayPal account then don't worry, you can pay using other means if required.
The remainder of the payment will be made in Egypt, when on an arranged date that is convenient for you a EgyptExcursions representative will meet you at your hotel to collect payment and assist you with anything you may need.
Why are we so well priced? In order to give you the best possible prices, we calculate excursion costs daily based on the English - Egyptian exchange rate.