in the presence of timeless.wonders
The West bank of Luxor (formerly Thebes) is where kings, queens and nobles built tombs and temples during the New Kingdom that lasted from about 1800bc - 1200BC. It represents the height of Egyptian Civilization and yet is a thousand years before foreign occupation by Persians, Romans and Greeks. Yet it's centuries after the great pyramids were built. This civilization is *old*. And we invented everything: writing, the 365-day calendar, bureaucracy, sail boats, paper, irrigation, and apparently bowling. (we are still the world leaders in bureaucracy, The tombs and temples have survived mostly because of the climate, but also because they constructed them to last forever. It's magnificent. More than once today, you will get an emotional, almost teary reaction of being in the presence of something timeless.
pick up from your hotel to the west bank of Luxor, to visit 1-the two colossal statues of Amenhotep III (Colossi of Memnon), and then visit
2-the Valley of the Kings, where the magnificent tombs discovered, those tombs were carved deep into the desert rock, richly decorated and filled with treasures for the afterlife of the pharaohs, you will visit 3 tombs Continue the tour to the valley of the queens. Later on you will visit the
4-Hatshepsut temple at El Deir El Bahary, this impressive temple dedicated to the Queen Hatshepsut the only female pharaoh .
5-Medinat Habu is a cluster of buildings dominated by the massive open air Temple of Ramses III. Honestly, you would not have believed the scale if it had been in a hollywood movie.
6-the tombs of the nobles
where smallish tombs for the wealthy are completely deserted of tourists&finally you will visit
7-the valley of the workers who built the tombs & temple of the ancient Egyptians
Meeting Location + Tour Duration
Meeting location: We pick you up at any Luxor hotels, cruise ships, flats ...etc
End location: We will drop you off at any Luxor hotels, cruise ships, flats ..etc
Duration: 7 hours
Transportation by private air-conditioned deluxe coach
Academic Egyptologist speaking guide during tour(me)
Transportation by private air-conditioned deluxe vehicle
Mineral water and soft drinks on board vehicle
Service charges and taxes included in tour price
Estimated Local Cash Needed
270 egyptian pounds - entrance fees( tickets of the temples)
Vehicles are new branded air-conditioned with a professional drivers, but they do not speak English and they cannot act as tour guides for the Egyptian monumental sights.
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I booked Ahmed through ToursByLocals website for two days at Luxor. One day on the West Bank looking at the Valley of the Kings, The Nobles and Workers Tombs. On the second day we travelled to Abydos and Mederas, which are two great temples out of Luxor. Ahmed was very knowledgeable, he takes the time to explain scenes and is patient to repeat important information to ensure you understand. Ahmed has a great passion for Egyptian history and I would recommend him if you're looking for a great guide.