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Tour To The Valley Of The Kings, Hatshepsut Temple And The Colossi Of Memnon.

Explore the magnificent tombs of the Valley of the Kings, the beautiful unique temple of the female pharaoh Hathsepsut and the Colossi of Memnon in a half-day tour.

Tour Description:

Your guide will meet you at the reception of your hotel to commence your tour to,

The Valley of the Kings:

The Valley of the Kings is one of the most important highlights of the development of the construction of the tomb in Egypt.It was called by the Ancient Egyptians (Ta-Maat) or the place of the justice and truth.

It is a long, narrow defile in the west bank of Luxor, which was part of ancient Thebes. It was the burial site of almost all the pharaohs of the New Kingdom (1550-1080 BC).  
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The plan of the tombs varies considerably but consists essentially of a descending corridor interrupted by deep shafts to baffle robbers and by pillared chambers or vestibules. At the farther end of the corridor is a burial chamber with a stone sarcophagus in which the royal mummy was laid and store chambers around which furniture and equipment were stacked for the king’s use in the underworld.

In many cases the walls were covered with sculptured and painted scenes depicting the dead king in the presence of deities, especially the gods of the underworld, and with illustrated magical texts similar to those found in funerary papyri, designed to help him on his journey through the Netherworld.

You will just visit three tombs of the opened ones; your guide will recommend you best three tombs to visit.

Hatshepsut Temple:

The temple of Hatshepsut at El Deir El Bahary is unique among the Egyptian temples. It is built in three terraces to commemorate coronation of Hatshepsut.

Hatshepsut’s famous expedition to the land of Punt (Somalia) is depicted in the second terrace.

Hatshepsut is the daughter of Thutmosis I, the sister-wife of Thutmosis II, and the mother- in- law of Thutmosis III.

She ruled Egypt around (1478) BC for 20-25 years, and died naturally by diabetes.

The temple is now called Al Deir El Bahary, which means in English (the northern monastery) because the temple was used by the Christians for a while.

It is really amazing temple, you will like and enjoy it.

The Colossi of Memnon:

You will finish or start your tour by a photo stop at Colossi of Memnon, two impressive statues (18 meters) high, left from a huge temple built by Amenhotep.

They are now called Memnon, after the name of Agamemnon, when the statues were making sounds created when the wind blew through the cracks of the statues at dawn.

It is a photo stop.

Prices per person:

Group 01 Person 2-3   4-7 8-15
Price 85$ 55$ 45$ 35$

Tour includes:

  • Hotel pick up and drop off.
  • All transfers.
  • Entrance fees.
  • Air conditioned coach.
  •  Licensed tour guide.
  • Taxes.

Tour excludes:

  • Tips for guide & driver.
  • Drinks and meals.
  • Personal expenses.

Notes:

  • Children from 1-5 years are free of charge.
  • Children between 6-11 years get 50% discount of the price.
  • All prices in US Dollar, but Egyptian Pound, English Pound and  Euros are accepted.

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