Would you like to see where the New Kingdom Kings were buried and how queen Hatshepsut ruled Egypt?
The Valley of the Kings is a valley in Egypt where, for a period of nearly 500 years from the 16th to 11th century BC, tombs were constructed for the kings of the New Kingdom (the 18th to the 20th Dynasties of Ancient Egypt). The valley stands on the west bank of the Nile, opposite Luxor, within the heart of the Theban Necropolis. The valley is known to contain 63 tombs and chambers, and was the principal burial place of the major royal figures of the Egyptian New Kingdom. The royal tombs are decorated with scenes from Egyptian mythology and give clues to the beliefs and funerary rituals of the period. In modern times the valley has become famous for the discovery of the tomb of Tutankhamen (with its rumors of the Curse of the Pharaohs).
The Mortuary Temple of Queen Hatsheput is situated beneath the cliffs at Deir El Bahari on the west bank of the Nile near the Valley of the Kings . Designed by the architect Senemut, the mortuary temple is dedicated to the sun god Amon-Ra .
*I will pick you up from your hotel in Luxor.
* Then we drive to the west bank for around 45 mins .
*we have a quick stop to view the 2 Colossi of Memnon located at the front of the ruined temple of Amon hotep the third .
*Then we proceed to see the magnificent funerary temple of the queen Hat shep sut designed on terraced style.
*Later, we will be heading to the Valley of kings with its variable tombs, fabulous scenes and vivid colors. Also, you have the chance to visit the tomb of the boy king Tut in the valley of kings.
*Finally we drive back to the east bank, where I will drop you off at your hotel.
P. S. This tour it can be tailor made to meet with your needs.
Meeting Point + Tour Duration
Meeting Point Options: Rail or Bus Station, Airport, Hotel, Address or Intersection, Monument/Building
Duration: 5 hours
An air-conditioned Car/Van.
Estimated Local Cash Needed
380 Egyptian pounds - The entrance fees for the mentioned sites per person.
The entrance fees are paid only in Egyptian pounds.
I am not permitted to explain to you inside some specific places such as the tombs of valley of Kings, Queens and Abu Simbel temple to reduce crowding and noise and that applicable to all guides,explanation in these places will be outside.
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This tour was in the same day as our West Bank Tour of Luxor. Melad will provide a great tour for you. We have hired many tour guides in our travels and Melad stands out as one of the best.