Tour to the West Bank in Luxor

$120.00
Duration
12 hours
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2+
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Luxor, often dubbed "The World's Greatest Open-Air Museum," is a city that beckons travelers to explore its timeless treasures. The Tour to the West Bank in Luxor transports you to the epicenter of ancient Egypt's mysteries, revealing the archaeological wonders and rich history that define this captivating region.

Valley of the Kings: Tombs of Pharaohs The tour begins at the renowned Valley of the Kings, an awe-inspiring necropolis where generations of pharaohs were laid to rest. Here, you'll descend into the tombs carved deep into the rocky cliffs, each adorned with intricate hieroglyphics and colorful frescoes. The Valley's most famous inhabitant, King Tutankhamun, awaits discovery in his well-preserved tomb, revealing the treasures that accompanied him to the afterlife.

Temple of Hatshepsut: A Monument to Female Power Your journey continues to the Temple of Hatshepsut, an architectural marvel that stands as a testament to Egypt's most famous female pharaoh. Carved into the cliffs of Deir el-Bahri, this temple's terraced design and grand colonnades create a striking contrast with the surrounding desert landscape. As you explore the temple, you'll uncover the story of Hatshepsut's remarkable reign and her quest to solidify her place in history.

Colossi of Memnon: Guardians of the Plain The towering Colossi of Memnon, colossal statues of Pharaoh Amenhotep III, are the next stop on your tour. These colossal guardians have stood sentinel on Luxor's West Bank for over 3,000 years. Their sheer size and aura of mystery evoke a sense of reverence, providing a glimpse into the monumental artistry of ancient Egypt.

Cultural Significance and Modern Life The West Bank isn't merely a place of archaeological wonders; it's also a living testament to the enduring cultural heritage of Luxor. As you journey through the surrounding villages and farmlands, you'll witness daily life unfolding, offering a unique blend of tradition and modernity.

A Tour to the West Bank in Luxor is a journey through the annals of history, where each step reveals secrets of ancient Egypt's past. It's an opportunity to connect with the pharaohs, queens, and artisans who shaped this remarkable civilization, leaving you with a profound sense of wonder and admiration for Luxor's archaeological treasures.

Included:

  • Pick up services from your hotel in Luxor and return
  • All transfers by air-conditioned vehicle
  • Expert tour guide
  • Entrance fees to all the mentioned sites
  • All service charges & taxes

Excluded:

  • Any extras not mentioned in the program
  • Tipping
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  • Tour to the West Bank in Luxor

Tour Plan

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Tour to the West Bank in Luxor

Morning: Valley of the Kings

  • 7:00 AM: Begin your day with a hearty breakfast at your hotel or accommodation in Luxor.
  • 8:00 AM: Depart for the Valley of the Kings, a short drive from Luxor city.

Exploration of the Valley of the Kings:

  • 8:30 AM: Arrive at the Valley of the Kings and start your exploration of this ancient burial ground.
  • 9:00 AM: Visit the tombs of pharaohs, including the famous tomb of King Tutankhamun.
  • Explore the intricate hieroglyphics and vivid frescoes that adorn the tomb walls.
  • 11:30 AM: Conclude your visit to the Valley of the Kings and head to the next destination.

Mid-Morning: Temple of Hatshepsut

  • 12:00 PM: Arrive at the Temple of Hatshepsut, perched majestically in the cliffs of Deir el-Bahri.
  • 12:30 PM: Explore the terraced design and grand colonnades of this remarkable temple.
  • Learn about the reign and achievements of Pharaoh Hatshepsut, one of ancient Egypt's most iconic rulers.

Lunch Break: Local Cuisine

  • 1:30 PM: Enjoy a leisurely lunch at a nearby restaurant, savoring Egyptian dishes while taking in the views of the Nile or surrounding landscapes.

Afternoon: Colossi of Memnon and Cultural Insights

  • 3:00 PM: Head to the Colossi of Memnon, colossal statues that have guarded Luxor's West Bank for millennia.
  • 3:30 PM: Take time to photograph and admire these imposing guardians of ancient Thebes.
  • 4:00 PM: Drive through the local villages and farmlands, gaining insights into the daily life and traditions of the modern-day inhabitants of Luxor's West Bank.

Early Afternoon: Return to Accommodation

  • 4:30 PM: Return to your hotel or accommodation in Luxor, concluding your memorable Tour to the West Bank.

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