Your friendly guide and driver will come to pick you up from Luxor Airport in the morning. You will be taken to the Necropolis of Thebes, the Valley of the Kings in the West Bank of Luxor. This site, which is located in the canyon valley of Mountain Thebes, is home to the royal tombs of famous pharaohs who ruled over ancient Egypt in the period of the 18th to 20th dynasties during the New Kingdom. This ancient burial site is one of the most popular sites for Egypt visitors and is not to be missed. Your tour guide will explain how the tombs were made and tell you about the tradition of ancient Egyptian burial, before you visit three tombs. Here there is an option of visiting the tomb of the famous King Tutakhamun and the newly opened tomb of Seti I (additional ticket required).
After visiting the Valley, you will see the amazing and unforgettable facade of the Temple of Queen Hatshepsut (Deir El Bahari). This queen dressed herself as a man to be able to ascend the throne. Therefore Hatshepsut was the only female pharaoh Egypt has known.
After Hatshepsut Temple you will have a look inside an alabaster village, where artisans create wonderful artifacts of local alabaster in the traditional way of the ancient Egyptians.
Then you visit the remaining statues of the Colossi of Memnon. These ancient statues are the tallest in all of Egypt. After visiting the West Bank monuments you will have lunch in a restaurant.
After lunch you will be taken to Karnak Temples in the East Bank of Luxor. In ancient times, the complex of Karnak Temples was known as The House of the god Amun-Ra, where this sun-god was worshiped. Most of the kings of the New Kingdom added a construction in honor of Amun-Ra and so Karnak became a complex of 25 temples. At the entrance you will be amazed by the Avenue of Rams, built by King Ramses the Great. Also, you will see the Great Hypostyle Hall (famous set for many movie scenes, such as the James Bond classic The Spy Who Loved Me), the Obelisk of Thutmosis I and his daughter Queen Hatshepsut, and the Sacred Lake, where priests used its water for purification and mummification.
After finishing your tour you will be dropped off back at your accommodation or port in Luxor.