Enjoy an unforgettable day exploring the mystery of Tutankhamun, the most famous king in the world, and visit his tomb in the Valley of the Kings. Your tour guide will take you back in time to unveil the mystery of this famous pharaoh.
What to Expect
Enjoy an unforgettable day exploring the mystery of Tutankhamun, the most famous king in the world. This young king from the New Kingdom was around 10 years old when he ascended the throne and died when he was only 19. You will get the chance to be face to face with his royal mummy in his tomb in the Valley of the Kings. Your Egyptologist tour guide will be with you to take you back in time to unveil the mystery of this famous pharaoh.
In the morning you'll be picked up from your hotel in central Luxor or by the harbor by an air-conditioned vehicle for a full guided trip of about 5 hours. First you will be transported to the Necropolis of Thebes, the Valley of the Kings on the West Bank of Luxor. This ancient necropolis is a must-see for Luxor travelers. There you visit four royal tombs, including the Tomb of Ramses, the Tomb of Horemheb, the Tomb of Merenptah and of course the Tomb of King Tut. The tomb of Tutankhamun is the only tomb in Valley of the Kings that was discovered nearly intact in 1922. The discoverer of his tomb was Howard Carter. Tut's famous golden mask is on display at the Egyptian Museum in Cairo, but here you have the opportunity to be amazed at the royal mummy of the young king.
After visiting the tombs, you'll be transported to the Temple of Queen Hatshepsut (Deir el Bahari), the only woman ever to reign over Egypt as Pharaoh. This queen was an ancestor of King Tutankhamun, and belonged to the same dynasty. Afterwards, you will be taken to see the Colossi of Memnon, the two largest ancient statues in Egypt, dating back to the era of King Amenhotep III. He was the father of King Akhenaten, and grandfather of King Tut.
After touring the sites you'll transferred back to your hotel by an air-conditioned vehicle.
- Qualified Egyptologist tour guide
- Entrance fees to mentioned sites
- Transfers by air-conditioned vehicle
- Hotel pick-up and drop off
What's Not Included
- Gratuities (recommended)
- Any extras not mentioned