Private Tour: Luxor West Bank, Valley of the Kings and Hatshepsut Temple

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Private Tour: Luxor West Bank, Valley of the Kings and Hatshepsut Temple
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Tour the most famous sites on Luxor's West Bank in the company of an expert private guide. You'll step back into Egypt's ancient history at the Valley of the Kings and Hatshepsut Temple on this private morning tour from Luxor. As this is a private tour, you can determine the amount of time you'd like to spend at each site.
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In Brief

Location:
Luxor, Egypt
Country:
Egypt
Duration:
4 hours
Operates:

Daily

Highlights:
Private guide for a more personalized experience
Flexibility to customize your itinerary to your own preferences
All entrance fees included
Led by a qualified Egyptologist
Free hotel pickup and drop-off included
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Crossing the Nile River to the West Bank, you'll visit the necropolis of the ancient city of Thebes. Arriving at the Valley of the Kings, burial place of the kings of Thebes (ancient Luxor), you will have a brief stop at the visitors center. Guides are not permitted inside the tombs, but your guide will tell you what to look for inside the elaborately decorated rooms. If you wish to visit the tomb of King Tutankhamun, an additional cost is payable direct.

Leaving the hot sands of the Valley of the Kings, you will visit the Temple of Hatshepsut, one of the most striking monuments in Egypt. Your guide will introduce you to the history of the temple and the story of Queen Hatshepsut, the famous female ruler of Egypt who posed as a male to gain the throne. There is free time to explore at your leisure as you wander the large courtyards and admire the intricate hieroglyphic decorations.

Returning to Luxor there will be time for a brief photo stop at the Colossi of Memnon, which mark the site of the funerary temple of Amenhotep III. These two giant statues standing tall and proud on the West Bank are all that remain of the ancient complex.

In addition you will have the chance to visit an alabaster factory and purchase genuine items if you wish.

Inclusions

  • Qualified Egyptologist guide
  • Hotel pickup and drop off
  • Private transportation by air-conditioned minivans
  • Visit the great Temple of the Queen Hatshipsut
  • Enjoy the best photo opportunities of the Colossal of Memnon
  • Experience the Alabaser handmade village
  • Entry/Admission - Temple of Hatshepsut at Deir el Bahari
  • Entry/Admission - Valley of the Kings

Exclusions

  • Gratuities
  • Tomb of king Tut-Ankh-Amun
  • Food and drinks, unless specified

Departure Time

7:00 AM

Departure Point

Centrally located Luxor hotels or Luxor Port

Returns To

Returns to original departure point

Additional Information

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate

Booking Information

You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.

Cancellation Terms

This trip is fully refundable up to 96 hours prior to the commencement of your trip.

Booking Terms and Conditions

When you book this trip, you need to read and accept the terms and conditions for booking our day trips in excursions.

Hotel Pickup

When you book, we will ask you to select a hotel to be picked up from. Once your booking is confirmed, we'll send you a confirmation voucher with full contact information (phone number, email address) for our local operator in case you need to update or change your hotel pick-up details.

Here are answers to some commonly asked questions about hotel pickup:

What if my hotel is not listed?
That's okay. When you book you can select an hotel from our list and make your way there on the day of departure; or you can contact our local operator directly to make alternate pick-up arrangements.

What if I have not yet booked a hotel?
Once your hotel arrangements are finalised, you can contact our local operator directly with your hotel details.

What if I live locally, am staying with friends or relatives, and/or don't require pick-up?
Once your booking is confirmed, we'll send you complete details and directions to the tour/activity departure point.

Scoring an average traveller rating of 5 out of 5 based on the last 24 recent reviews

Descend into the places where Pharaohs entered the afterlife. See the decorated walls in close-up splendor. Our guide was great, knew her stuff and presented it well. Nicely, she left us alone for a while to let us explore on our own.
• Submitted 29 Oct 2019
Very well organized tour with a great guide. Definately a must if visiting Luxor. The guide has a great knowledge of all the sites and the local life around the city.
• Submitted 03 Oct 2019
Ahmad was a great tour guide...we highly recommend him. The entire West Bank tour was great especially the granite factory
• Submitted 15 Jul 2019
If you see nothing else in Egypt you MUST do this tour. Our guide was amazing and the chance to see King Tut in him tomb is amazing. I was under the weather in the morning of this tour and my husband said we shouldnt go, but I was not missing my opportunity to see the Valley of the Kings and King Tut.
• Submitted 17 Oct 2018
Great cultural way to see the Luxor West Bank and Valley of the Kings. You need to purchase additional ticket to see King Tut's mummy but well worth it. No photos allowed inside of the tombs. Bring sun glasses for Hatshepsut Temple. The Stone is beautiful and white but blinding without glasses.
• Submitted 04 Sep 2018
I never felt rushed and all of my questions were answered. Our guide was phenomenal and pointed out subtle but important things all day. Each one of these sites was incredible. Very few tourists at this time made for a VERY private experience. Can't wait to take this tour or another one like it when I return to Egypt. I highly recommend this tour!
• Submitted 07 Nov 2017
Loved it! Our tour guide Yolanda arrived early and we were off to see Luxor. Yolanda was very knowledgeable and answered our questions about the area, the locals and religion without hesitation. We were also able to cover more of the area by having a private tour guide and driver. As a photographer, I appreciated being about to pull off to the side of the road for photographs. Overall, my wife and received good value by hiring a private guide like Yolanda. We'll contact her again when we return to Egypt!
• Submitted 01 Nov 2017
An amazing experience, walking around Valley of the Kings, seeing the mummy of Tutankhamun and his tomb, as well as 3 other tombs. We all know the stories from the first days of world history class, and now finally being able to see it first hand is just amazing. Hatshepsut temple is also very nice, with part of it carved into the mountainside like Petra in Jordan. Again, it was a pleasure to be there with very few other people. Now is the time to go before the crowds come back!
• Submitted 27 Sep 2017
This tour is to be highly recommended.
• Submitted 23 Mar 2017
Amazing day and great guide. It was our first time the west bank of the river nile in Luxor and it was one to remember.
• Submitted 13 Jan 2017
My fiancé and I had a great time on this tour. Good information and guide and amazing attractions! Highly recommend!
• Submitted 05 Jul 2016
Yolanda was our tour guide. She is fantastic! She made it fun and interesting. She made us feel like we were the King and Queen of Egypt. I highly recommend her and this tour.
• Submitted 22 Mar 2016
Good tour and guide. We had a good time and experience.
• Submitted 24 Feb 2016
We had a fantastic time in Cairo and in Luxor. The tours were great and the service was even better. The local guides and the drivers were exceptional. Nirmala
• Submitted 14 Feb 2016
Amazing! Loved our tour guide, very knowledgable and funny. We had him also for our Luxor east bank and it was a fantastic experience!
• Submitted 13 Nov 2015
Really great tour! We had a good guide and everything worked out well.
• Submitted 21 Oct 2015
Very interesting, great guide, recommended
• Submitted 18 May 2015
Our guide met us early and couldn't have been more helpful. She was so knowledgeable and made our whole experience totally unforgettable.
• Submitted 18 May 2015
Yulanda was terrific...friendly, professional, flexible. Highly recommended.
• Submitted 03 Apr 2015
Other than the obligatory stop at the souvenir store, this was a great tour!
• Submitted 02 Jan 2015
Tour guide was very thorough and honest with the tour and was extremely friendly, would highly recommend to friends.
• Submitted 03 Dec 2014
Yolanda was an enthusiatic and very knowledgeable guide. My driver Tony was courteous, friendly and skilled. It was an excellent tour.
• Submitted 02 Jul 2014
Stunning locations! Excellent guide-Mr Tony knew a lot and was really helpful!
• Submitted 29 Apr 2014
must see, amazing ancient temple. I enjoyed my private tour very much. my guide was quite knowledgeable and a very nice person. I had a ton of questions and he answered every single one of them.
• Submitted 28 Mar 2014

In Brief

Location:
Luxor, Egypt
Country:
Egypt
Duration:
4 hours
Operates:

Daily

Highlights:
Private guide for a more personalized experience
Flexibility to customize your itinerary to your own preferences
All entrance fees included
Led by a qualified Egyptologist
Free hotel pickup and drop-off included
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