Tour Highlights: Valley of the kings – Colossi of Memnon
Duration: 4 – 6 Hours
Tour Type: Private / Sharing – Upon Request
Luxor is a town built on the ruins Egyptian city of Thebes, which was capital of the New Kingdom of ancient Egypt, and capital of the Upper Egypt IV. It is located on the east bank of the Nile, about 200 km north of the first cataract (Aswan).
Quite simply, The West Bank is the world’s largest outdoor museum & one of the most important historical sites on the planet.
Cross over the Nile & drive through lush fields, sugar plantations & dust dry desert as you head for the necropolis of ancient Thebes and the world famous Valley of the Kings. The first photo stop is the magnificent Colossi of Memnon, two gigantic statues that stand proudly, yet virtually alone the entrance to what was Amenhotep III’s mortuary temple. From here, continue to the Valley of the Kings where you can view some of the 62 known tombs that have been hand caved into the valley rock.
These belong to the pharaohs of the New Kingdom including Rameses the Great and Tuthankhamun, whose body still lies inside the outmost coffin despite the treasures having been moved to the Egyptian Museum.
The Valley of the Queens is also honeycombed with tombs, many of them more colourful than those at the Valley of the Kings. As you marvel at the intricate hieroglyphics, your guide will explain to you why the Royal Families were buried on the West Bank & then you will be taken to the Mortuary Temple of Queen Hatshepsut. Architecturally stunning, this temple would not look out of place with modern buildings and contains beautiful murals on its inner walls.
Valid till 31 December 2014
Children 0 – 5.99 years Free of Charge, 6 – 12 years will charge 50 % from Adult rate
Entrance fees to the mentioned sightseeing.
Met & Assist from & to your hotel at Luxor.
All transfers by air condition vehicle.
Private Egyptologist tour guide (all languages).
Visit of the papyrus institute ( ask your guide if you need to visit Perfume Factory ).
Entrance to private rooms or areas inside any Pyramids.
Tips to guide & driver.
Any Souvenir from any purchasing stop.
Entry Visa to Egypt which had to be handle from your side.
International Air tickets from & to Egypt.
Lunch at Local restaurant (10 USD per person, Any Extra Drinks or Beverage not included).
Entrance to King tut Tomb inside Valley of the Kings 20 USD
Horse carriage ride 10 USD per person
Felucca ride at the river Nile 10 USD per person