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Discover the monuments of ancient Thebes in the company of an expert Egyptologist guide on this full-day tour of Luxor’s East and West Banks. Visit the Valley of the Kings, Luxor Temple, the Temple of Queen Hatshepsut, and the amazing Temple of Karnak.
Explore the incredible sites of ancient Thebes on this full-day tour of the East and West Banks of Luxor.
Begin on the East Bank with a visit to the Temple of Karnak, the largest religious complex ever built by man. This enormous temple represents the combined achievement of many generations of ancient builders and pharaohs.
Afterward, visit the majestic Temple of Luxor, dominated by statues of the great pharaoh Ramses II. The temple’s inner walls and columns are decorated with hieroglyphics which your Egyptologist guide will decipher for you.
Cross the Nile to the West Bank and admire the Colossi of Memnon. Then enter the legendary Valley of the Kings, where you will visit the tombs of three great pharaohs. Finally, admire the large courtyards and intricate hieroglyphic decorations of the Temple of Queen Hatshepsut. Your Egyptologist guide will introduce you to the history of the temple and relate the story of Queen Hatshepsut, the famous female ruler of Egypt who posed as a male to gain the throne.
• Hotel pick-up and drop-off service
• Services of an Egyptologist guide
• Transportation by private air-conditioned deluxe vehicle
• Entrance fees to mentioned sites
• Mineral water and soft drinks
What’s Not Included:
• Personal expenses
• Optional activity costs
Good to Know:
Please remember to bring your passport (valid for 6 months), sun block, and sunglasses. Be sure to wear comfortable walking shoes and weather-appropriate clothing.