Travel to the west coast of Luxor! As the home of the ancient Egyptian city of Thebes, this city holds ancient treasures such as the Colossi of Memnon and Hatshepsut’s temple. Visit the Valley of the Kings and then spend some time enjoying modern Luxor!
What to Expect
Take a journey back in time with a guided tour of the west bank of Luxor! This amazing, ancient city vibrates with old charm and a modern metropolitan flare. The ancient Egyptian city of Thebes lies within Luxor’s modern walls. Your day tour of Luxor includes a knowledgeable guide who will take you to many of the city most important monuments.
You will be personally picked up from your hotel in the area in a comfortable, air-conditioned van. From there, you will be driven to the west bank of Luxor. Your personal Egyptologist tour guide will introduce you to the two colossal statues of Amenhotep III (Colossi of Memnon). These incredible monuments to one of Egypt’s most famous pharaohs stand at a towering 60 feet!
See how highly the ancient Egyptians treasured the afterlife with a visit to the Valley of the Kings. Explore three richly decorated tombs carved deep into the desert rock and feast your eyes on the priceless treasures filling the tomb. Jewelry, wooden servants, games, boats, and more were laid in tombs for the afterlife of the pharaohs.
Once you’ve seen the men’s tombs, you’ll get a chance to visit those of the women! Continue your tour to the Valley of the Queens. These are beautifully decorated and filled with treasures as well. Finally, top off the day with a visit to the Hatshepsut temple at Deir el-Bahari. This impressive, terraced temple dedicated to the Queen Hatshepsut is truly a sight to behold. Hatshepsut, the only female pharaoh, built an amazing mortuary temple that rises out of the desert plain in a series of terraces and merges with the sheer limestone cliffs that surround it.
After you’ve explored the ancient parts of Luxor, you will have some free time for shopping. Grab a bite to eat or chat with the locals. Afterwards, you will be driven back to your hotel.
- Academic Egyptologist guide
- Transportation by private air-conditioned deluxe vehicle
- Entrance fees to the mentioned sights in Luxor
- Mineral water and soft drinks in the vehicle
- Shopping tours in Luxor bazaars
- Service charges and taxes included in tour price
Know Before You Go
• Availability: every day
• Pickup: 09:00 h
• Return: 14:00 h
What to bring:
• Passport valid for at least 6 months
• Comfortable shoes
• Cotton clothes in summer
• Warm clothes in winter