Tour To Kings Valley, Hatshepsut Temple, Colossi Of Memnon

Valley of the Kings
60 USDfor a group of 1-7 people
Car tour
Sightseeing
4-5hours
The start time of the tour is agreed upon with the tour guide

No booking fees at the time of ordering a tour. The tour guide will receive a request for this tour and will contact you.

Description of the tour

Tour itinerary: Luxor

Your guide will meet you at your hotel to commence your tour to; 

The Valley of the Kings is one of Egypt’s main sights, not only in Luxor, and must be viewed for a better understanding of the nature of religion and the construction of the tomb in ancient Egypt. 

Egyptian tombs in ancient Egypt suffered a lot from grave robbery. New Kingdom pharaohs tried to conceal their graves from the grave robbers, deciding to avoid constructing the pyramids and to cut their graves deep within the mountain instead. You are permitted to visit 3 out of 10 tombs that are opened to the public. Your guide will recommend visiting the best 3 of the opened tombs. You’ll be impressed by the nature of the colors, inscriptions, and reliefs of every tomb you visit. Some of the reliefs depict the underworld and the fate of the pharaoh. 

Then proceed to the unique Temple of the Female Pharaoh Hatshepsut.
Hatshepsut was one of the few females in ancient history who ruled Egypt. She ruled for about 20 years, following her brother and husband Tuthmosis II. Her name is immortal because of her temple that we are visiting at Deir El Bahary in Luxor today.
Next, we stop at the Colossi of Memnon for a photo opportunity.

The Colossi of Memnon are two colossal statues of the pharaoh Amenhotep III, they stood originally in front of his temple’s main entrance, “The millions of years of pharaoh Amenhotep III”.  A massive 27 BC earthquake hit the colossi which caused some cracks on the statues. At dawn, dew goes down into the cracks and is used to make noises when the wind blows down. The Greeks heard these noises and thought these noises to be the voice of Agamemnon’s mother who mourns him. From that time, the colossi were wrongly called Memnon.
Transfer back to your hotel.

Sights that we will visit
  • Valley of the Kings
  • Temple of Hatshepsut
  • Colossi of Memnon
The cost of the tour includes
Meeting at the hotel
Yes
Transportation to the hotel
Yes
Transportation costs
Yes
Entrance tickets
No
Food and drinks
No
Additional information
Book tour at least 7 days in advance
No
Tour suitable for children
Yes
Tour is suitable for the elderly
Yes

Important notes

Hats, sunglasses, sun cream's, and flat shoes are recommended for this tour.