Private Tour: Luxor West Bank, Valley of the Kings and Hatshepsut Temple

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Private Tour: Luxor West Bank, Valley of the Kings and Hatshepsut Temple information and booking

from
$58
Duration
4 hours
Departs from
Centrally located Luxor hotels or Luxor Port
Returns to
Returns to original departure point
Time of departure
7:00am. (Later departures available until 12:00noon if required, please advise at time of booking)
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Tour description provided by Viator

Tour the most famous sites on Luxor's West Bank in the company of an expert private guide. You'll step back into Egypt's ancient history at the Valley of the Kings and Hatshepsut Temple on this private morning tour from Luxor. As this is a private tour, you can determine the amount of time you'd like to spend at each site.

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.

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.

Returning to Luxor there will be time for a brief photo stop at the Colossi of Memnon, which mark the site of the funerary temple of Amenhotep III. These two giant statues standing tall and proud on the West Bank are all that remain of the ancient complex.

In addition you will have the chance to visit an alabaster factory and purchase genuine items if you wish.

What's included

  • Qualified egyptologist guide
  • Entrance fees
  • Transport by air conditioned vehicle
  • Hotel pickup and drop off

What isn't included

  • Gratuities (recommended)
  • Food and drinks, unless specified
  • Entrance to the tomb of tutankhamun (approx. egp80.00)