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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
    Return Details
    Returns to original departure point
    • 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
    • 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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    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 terms of bargaining . There is Good Lebanese restaurant in
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    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
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    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 see everything in detail. I didn't need more time at the intended
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    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 we had plenty of waters and
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    About the operator
    By: South Sinai Travel
    96 reviews
    Milwaukee, Wisconsin
    Great show and great private transport for very little money!
    This trip through Viatour was worth every dime. It was relatively inexpensive considering the service provided in
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    Delray Beach, Florida
    Great Experience
    WE had a fantastic 8 day tour of Egypt, Cairo, Aswan, Luxor and a 4 day Nile River Cruise. Our guide Maha El-Kady
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    you do not need a guide for this tour all they did was drop us off get out tickets then picked us up after the
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    Muscat, Oman
    First visit to Egypt
    Tour guide knowledgeable and willing to explain. I wish it was less commercial around the papyrus offers. It is
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    Oakville, Canada
    One of our best memories and impressive views. Very glad we went.
    The quiet in the morning air, seeing the dawn over the desert and the Nile, especially seeing the temples from a
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    Paul R
    Miscommunication all around
    We were told that the driver would meet us inside the air port and assist with luggage and passage through
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    Hackettstown, New Jersey
    Great Customer Service
    My driver and guide were there on time with a sign to get me. The car was very clean and cold due to the heat.
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    Norfolk, Virginia
    Transition made easy
    This was my first time to Cairo and I suspect I had the average trepidation of my first time in Africa and the
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    Family arrival from London
    Excellent service they picked us up at the gate took us to vip lounge they take care of everything while we were
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    Great service! Arrived late in the evening jet lagged and guide was at the bottom of escalator near baggage.
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    Brilliant, dont hesitate just do it
    You wont be disappointed, friendly staff, excellent and safe submarine, fun boat trip to get there, go on you wont
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    New York City, New York
    Excellent service and information
    Private tour for two. Khalid was great at giving us Egyptian history and education. He was very well informed and
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    Pontypool, United Kingdom
    Educational day out!
    We went on this trip with 2 other friends that we had met in Egypt. The trip took us to a bazaar first (which
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    Nottinghamshire, United Kingdom
    Personal advice only
    We get this city tour for £1 p/p when booked another Day-trip with Master Travel Service ( after find out most of
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    Adrian C
    Never again!
    Not really nice staff They wanted 30 USD to give me the pictures They refused taking the pictures by my phone They
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