In this tour you will discover the magnificent beauty of the west bank. The tour includes the most popular graveyard in the world, the Valley of the kings, the temple of the Female Pharaoh Hatshepsut, and a photo stop at the Colossi of Memnon.
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 was dedicated as the burial place of the Egyptian Pharaohs for 500 years. There are 63 tombs in the Valley of the Kings discovered till now. The government still looking for more tombs. The first king was buried there was Tuthmosis I and the last one was Ramses XI.
Here in the valley, you will find out how the workers with their primary tools cut and painted the magnificent tombs for their lords.
Almost of the tombs still have some amazing colors and paintings in a very good condition.
You will just visit 3 tombs of the opened tombs; your guide will recommend you best 3 tombs to visit.
The most visited tombs are: Ramses III, Ramses IV, Ramses V, Ramses IX, Tuthmosis III, Ta Wesert, Si Pitah, and Tutankhamon.
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:
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.
- (3 tombs) included in the valley of the kings.
- Photo pass is required to take pictures inside tombs (300 L.E).
- Tutankhamen’s tomb is not included, it has a private ticket (250L.E) per person.
- Photography is allowed at Hatshepsut temple.
- Hotel pick up and drop off.
- All transfers.
- Entrance fees.
- Air conditioned coach.
- Licensed tour guide.
- Tips for guide & driver.
- Drinks and meals.
- Personal expenses.
Prices per person:
- Child from 1-5 years is free of charge.
- Child between 6-11 years gets 50% discount of the price.
- All prices in US Dollar, but Egyptian Pound, English Pound and Euros are accepted.