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

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    What to Expect
    Depart your Luxor hotel or Luxor river port by minivan and journey to the west bank of the Nile River. 

    As you travel, listen as your guide tells tales about the Valley of the Kings, the mountain-cut royal necropolis of the capital of Thebes that once stood on the site of Luxor. If you have any particular areas of interest, let your guide know. Your commentary and itinerary can be tailored to your preference.

    Soak up views of the rugged mountains and, on arrival, enjoy a brief stop at the valley’s visitor center. Then, explore the inner rock-cut chambers and tunnels. Guides are not permitted to accompany you inside the tombs, but your guide will describe what to look for before you enter.

    Walk through colorful, hieroglyph-covered corridors and see painted chambers that once contained the remains of ancient Egypt’s rulers. If you wish, pay an additional cost direct to enter the tomb of King Tutankhamun.

    Next, drive to the Temple of Hatshepsut, a vision of geometrical colonnades hewn into a cliffside. Learn about the temple’s history and life of Queen Hatshepsut, Egypt’s first female ruler. Stroll around the courtyards and terraces, and admire the statues and hieroglyphics that adorn them.

    Then, stop for photos at the Colossi of Memnon: two towering statues of the Pharaoh Amenhotep III, that once stood at his now long-gone funerary temple. Hear the stories and legends that surround the statues, and inspect the Roman-era graffiti engraved in the stone.

    Before your tour ends, perhaps take the opportunity to visit an alabaster factory and, if you wish, purchase some hand-cut pieces as souvenirs.

    After four hours, finish your tour with a drop-off at your hotel or cruise ship.
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    Important Information
    Departure Point
    Centrally located Luxor hotels or Luxor Port
    Departure Time
    7:00 AM
    Duration
    4h
    Return Details
    Returns to original departure point
    Inclusions
    • Qualified Egyptologist guide
    • Hotel pickup and drop off
    • Private transportation by air-conditioned minivans
    • Visit the great Temple of the Queen Hatshipsut
    • Enjoy the best photo opportunities of the Colossal of Memnon
    • Experience the Alabaser handmade village
    • Entry/Admission - Temple of Hatshepsut at Deir el Bahari
    • Entry/Admission - Valley of the Kings
    Exclusions
    • Gratuities
    • Tomb of king Tut-Ankh-Amun
    • Food and drinks, unless specified
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    Additional Info
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Infants must sit on laps
    • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
    • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
    Cancellation Policy
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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    Reviewed 10 August 2019 via mobile

    The temp was around 42 . Very hot but the upside is that there are very few people. So no queues, ample time to take photos and one can spend as much time in the tombs. No crowds. Shopkeepers do a lot of hassling in...More

    Date of experience: August 2019
    Thank rajat d
    Reviewed 29 July 2019 via mobile

    We loved visiting.The story of pharaohs is fascinating and the significance of the West Bank is highlighted in this area. No visit to Egypt would be complete without experiencing these tombs

    Thank 147jackyt
    Reviewed 6 June 2019

    When I first met up with my tour guide, I informed her that I had been on a full day west bank and east bank tour the previous day and had booked this tour thinking I might need more time at the same sites to...More

    Date of experience: May 2019
    1  Thank robertastambaugh
    Reviewed 5 May 2019 via mobile

    Egypt Tailor Made Tours ensured this was a day we wouldn’t forget!!! We started the day with an amazing sunrise hot air balloon ride and then explored the temples on the West Bank. We loved learning about about the history. The tour company made sure...More

    Date of experience: May 2019
    1  Thank usafflygirl02
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