Step back into ancient Egyptian history with this private, full-day tour from Luxor. Explore the legendary Valley of the Kings, as well as Hatsheput and Karnack Temples. Enrich your tour with the expertise of an Egyptologist guide.
What to Expect
Spend a full-day touring Egypt's most intriguing sites with a trained Egyptologist guide. Explore the temples, monuments and tombs in the Valley of the Kings, as well as Hatshepsut and Karnak Temples.
Cross the Nile River to the West Bank where you'll visit the necropolis of the ancient city of Thebes. Arriving at the Valley of the Kings, you will have a brief stop at the visitors center. Guides are not permitted inside the tombs, but your expert guide will tell you what to look for inside the elaborately decorated rooms.
Leave the hot sands of the Valley of the Kings and visit the Temple of Hatshepsut, widely considered one of the most remarkable monuments of ancient Egypt. Your guide will introduce you to the history of the temple and relate 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. Then cross the Nile back to the East Bank and visit the Temple of Karnak. The largest religious ever built in the history of mankind, this ancient temple still invitespilgrims and travelers to explore ancient mysteries and commune with spirits of the past..
- Hotel pick-up and drop-off service
- Transportation in an air-conditioned vehicle
- Services of an English-speaking Egyptologist guide
- Entrance fees to attractions
What's Not Included
- Optional activity costs
- Food and drink
- Personal expenses
Know Before You Go
We recommend that you bring a boxed breakfast, sunglasses, a hat, and suncream.