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

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

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icon4 hours  (Approx.)
Hotel pickup offered
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iconOffered in: English and 6 more
Good for avoiding crowds

Overview

Take a Valley of the Kings tour and explore the Temple of Queen Hatshepsut on this 4-hour private trip from Luxor, with your very own Egyptologist guide. Head for the West Bank and discover the hieroglyph-coated chambers of the Valley of the Kings, the mountain-cut tombs of 62 of ancient Egypt’s rulers, as you learn about the pharaohs once buried here. Then, visit the stunning Temple of Queen Hatshepsut, and stop to see the towering Colossi of Memnon as your guide reveals captivating facts about these age-old monuments.
  • Private four-hour tour of West Bank attractions from Luxor
  • Enjoy privileged, personalized attention from your expert Egyptologist guide on this special private tour
  • Morning tour to avoid the afternoon desert heat
  • Necropolis of ancient Thebes
  • Valley of the Kings with visits of 3 tombs
  • Temple of Hatshepsut with free time to explore
  • Pick-up and drop-off from central Luxor hotels or port
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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
Gratuities
Tomb of king Tut-Ankh-Amun
Food and drinks, unless specified

Departure Point

Traveler pickup is offered
Centrally located Luxor hotels or Luxor Port

Departure Time

7:00 AM
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.
Itinerary
Stop At:  
Valley of the Kings
Crossing the Nile River to the West Bank, you'll visit the necropolis of the ancient city of Thebes. Arriving at the Valley of the Kings, burial place of the kings of Thebes (ancient Luxor), you will have a brief stop at the visitors center. Guides are not permitted inside the tombs, but your guide will tell you what to look for inside the elaborately decorated rooms. If you wish to visit the tomb of King Tutankhamun, an additional cost is payable direct.
Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes
Admission Ticket Included
Stop At:  
Temple of Hatshepsut at Deir el Bahari
Leaving the hot sands of the Valley of the Kings, you will visit the Temple of Hatshepsut, one of the most striking monuments in Egypt. Your guide will introduce you to the history of the temple and the story of Queen Hatshepsut, the famous female ruler of Egypt who posed as a male to gain the throne. There is free time to explore at your leisure as you wander the large courtyards and admire the intricate hieroglyphic decorations.
Duration: 1 hour 20 minutes
Admission Ticket Included
Stop At:  
Colossi of Memnon
Returning to Luxor there will be time for a brief photo stop at the Colossi of Memnon, which mark the site of the funerary temple of Amenhotep III. These two giant statues standing tall and proud on the West Bank are all that remain of the ancient complex.
Duration: 20 minutes
Admission Ticket Not Included
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
  • OPERATED BY South Sinai Travel
You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.
  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.

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The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
Q:
What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during Private Tour: Luxor West Bank, Valley of the Kings and Hatshepsut Temple?
A:The policies on face masks and attendee health are:

  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Temperature checks for travelers upon arrival
See all safety measures taken by Private Tour: Luxor West Bank, Valley of the Kings and Hatshepsut Temple.
Q:
What is the policy on sanitization during Private Tour: Luxor West Bank, Valley of the Kings and Hatshepsut Temple?
A:The policies on sanitization are:

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
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Q:
What is the social distancing policy during Private Tour: Luxor West Bank, Valley of the Kings and Hatshepsut Temple?
A:The policy on social distancing is:

  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
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Q:
What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Private Tour: Luxor West Bank, Valley of the Kings and Hatshepsut Temple?
A:The policies on staff health & safety are:

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
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  • "You need to purchase additional ticket to see King Tut's mummy but well worth it." See review

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Breathtaking Temples and Tombs
roberteA6674PS
, Oct 2019
Descend into the places where Pharaohs entered the afterlife. See the decorated walls in close-up splendor. Our guide was great, knew her stuff and presented it well. Nicely, she left us alone for a while to let us explore on our own.
star-5
Great guide
Peter S
, Oct 2019
Very well organized tour with a great guide. Definately a must if visiting Luxor. The guide has a great knowledge of all the sites and the local life around the city.
star-5
Luxor West Bank
aguilar966
, Jul 2019
Ahmad was a great tour guide...we highly recommend him. The entire West Bank tour was great especially the granite factory
star-5
If you see nothing else in Egypt you...
Kelly B
, Oct 2018
If you see nothing else in Egypt you MUST do this tour. Our guide was amazing and the chance to see King Tut in him tomb is amazing. I was under the weather in the morning of this tour and my husband said we shouldnt go, but I was not missing my opportunity to see the Valley of the Kings and King Tut.
star-5
Great cultural way to see the Luxor...
amanda.campos07
, Sep 2018
Great cultural way to see the Luxor West Bank and Valley of the Kings. You need to purchase additional ticket to see King Tut's mummy but well worth it. No photos allowed inside of the tombs. Bring sun glasses for Hatshepsut Temple. The Stone is beautiful and white but blinding without glasses.
star-5
I never felt rushed and all of my...
Sueann L
, Nov 2017
I never felt rushed and all of my questions were answered. Our guide was phenomenal and pointed out subtle but important things all day. Each one of these sites was incredible. Very few tourists at this time made for a VERY private experience. Can't wait to take this tour or another one like it when I return to Egypt. I highly recommend this tour!
star-5
Loved it! Our tour guide Yolanda...
Robert C
, Nov 2017
Loved it! Our tour guide Yolanda arrived early and we were off to see Luxor. Yolanda was very knowledgeable and answered our questions about the area, the locals and religion without hesitation. We were also able to cover more of the area by having a private tour guide and driver. As a photographer, I appreciated being about to pull off to the side of the road for photographs. Overall, my wife and received good value by hiring a private guide like Yolanda. We'll contact her again when we return to Egypt!
star-5
An amazing experience, walking...
agora1104
, Sep 2017
An amazing experience, walking around Valley of the Kings, seeing the mummy of Tutankhamun and his tomb, as well as 3 other tombs. We all know the stories from the first days of world history class, and now finally being able to see it first hand is just amazing. Hatshepsut temple is also very nice, with part of it carved into the mountainside like Petra in Jordan. Again, it was a pleasure to be there with very few other people. Now is the time to go before the crowds come back!
star-1
We had a few problems that left us...
Grayzine
, Jan 2017
We had a few problems that left us with a very stressful experience. First of all, at the time of booking we had requested the tour to be at 10:00AM. Even tough you request it, it does not seem to matter. The following are the list of problems we had: 1 Appointment time: Once Viator assigns a travel company our was assigned to Sinai travel they put considerable pressure on us to leave early like around 8AM. I had to stand my ground firmly and re iterate that we had asked for 10AM. The reasons they give is long lines, unable to finish on time etc. We finally after pushing back on them left at 10AM and there were NO long lines, NO waiting anywhere and we finished the tour well ahead of schedule. They essentially lied or were making up reasons so that they could take on the tours. 2 Drop off point: The agreement says that you will be dropped off back to the hotel or where you were picked up. Our tour guide and driver thought of making some extra money and asked for additional to be dropped back to the hotel saying that our tour ends at the Valley of the Kings. I had to pull up the contract and make an argument to being dropped off to the hotel. Again, not a pleasant experience. 3 It looks like this Sinai travel Company does not pay its guides and drivers well. There is is tremendous pressure on you to make up to your guide and driver with gratuities. Not a pleasant experience at all. Overall, I would not recommend this tour company. Please note that each individuals experience is highly dependent on who your local tour operator/guide is allocated. We had 2 tours with this company, One in Luxor and One in Cairo. Cairo was slightly better and Luxor was bad.
1 traveler found this review helpful
star-5
Amazing day and great guide. It was...
Albert T
, Jan 2017
Amazing day and great guide. It was our first time the west bank of the river nile in Luxor and it was one to remember.

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