Tour : Luxor - Full day West Bank

Luxor offer up a veritable treasure trove of ancient attractions to explore. Your group will be spoilt for choice when it comes to photo opportunities on this tour taking in some of Egypt’s most famous sites.

Cross the newly constructed Luxor Bridge to visit the Valley of the Kings, which includes the tombs of the Theban rulers, Seti I and Tut Ankh Amun. Next, tour the mortuary Temple of Hatshepsut, the only woman Pharaoh to rule ancient Egypt. Then, proceed to the Valley of the Queens to visit the burials of some royal consorts and offspring.  End the tour with a panoramic stop at the Colossi of Amenhutep III named the Colossi of Memnon by the Greeks. 

Also, visit the tombs of the ancient Theban Nobles, the mortuary temple of Ramses II known as the Ramasseum, as well as the village of ancient workers and artisans named Deir El medina.

Valley of the Kings: The Valley of the Kings in Upper Egypt is home to many pharaonic tombs of the New Kingdom, including those of King Tut Ankh Amun and Ramses the Great. Each king's formal name and title is inscribed in his tomb, which are also adorned with his images and statues. Most of the tombs were cut into the limestone following a similar pattern: three corridors, an antechamber, and a sunken sarcophagus chamber.

Hatshepsut Temple: The mortuary temple of Queen Hatshepsut of the 18th Dynasty was built just north of the Middle Kingdom temple of Mentuhotep Nebhepetre, amid the bay of cliffs known as Deir El-Bahri. In ancient times the temple was called Djeser-djeseru, meaning the sacred of sacreds. The female pharaoh chose to build her temple in a valley sacred to the Theban Goddess of the west, on a direct axis with the Karnak Temple of Amun on the East Bank.

Valley of the Queens: The Valley of the Queens (Biban Al-Harem), which includes between 75 and 80 tombs, is located on the West Bank at Luxor. These tombs belong to queens of the 18th, 19th and 20th Dynasties. Among these is the famous tomb of Nefertari, one of the five wives of Ramses II. Nefertari was said to be Ramses’ favorite wife, and her tomb is regarded by many as the most beautiful in Egypt.

Tombs of the Nobles: The Tombs of the Nobles comprise a number of distinct areas on the West Bank, including most importantly Sheikh Abd El-Qorna, named after the modern village that was built on the top of the mountain. The site is home to 146 numbered tombs of noblemen and high officials who served the pharaohs, mostly during the 18th Dynasty.
The tour can also take in the village of ancient workers and artisans named Deir El Medina.

Madinet Habu: Also known as the "Mound of Djeme," Madinet Habu is nearly four miles from the Valley of the Kings and contains several spectacular monuments, most famously the Mortuary Temple of Ramses III (20th Dynasty, 1184-1153 BC), one of the best preserved of the New Kingdom temples.


Tut Ankh Amun tomb
Ramses Sixth tomb