Tour the West Bank of Luxor with an Egyptologist guide with this excursion. Your guide will pick you up from your hotel and take you to the West Bank. Here you'll visit important ancient sites including the Valley of the Kings, the Valley of Queens, and the Colossi of Memnon. You'll also see the enormous Temple of Hatshepsute, a funerary temple dedicated to Egypt's longest-reigning female pharaoh.
All entry fees are included
This tour will be led by an Egyptologist guide
All entrance fees are included
Round-trip transfers from your hotel will be provided
You will also visit the Temple of Queen Hatshepsute, the fifth Pharaoh of the 18th-dynasty who was one of the handful of female rulers in Ancient Egypt. Her reign was the longest of all the female pharaohs. Her funerary temple still stands as a tribute to her incredible rise to power.
Starting with pick up from your hotel in Luxor, visit the city's west bank. You will get a chance to see the Valley of the Kings, a valley in Egypt where, for a period of nearly 500 years, from the 16th to 11th century BC, tombs were constructed for the kings and powerful nobles of the New Kingdom (the Eighteenth through Twentieth Dynasties of Ancient Egypt). The valley stands on the west bank of the Nile, across from Thebes (modern Luxor), within the heart of the Theban Necropolis.
The two colossi are made of sandstone, which during ancient times was brought from Gabal El Silselah. Each colossus, including the pedestal and the crown, is about 21m tall and represents King Amenhotep III seating on his throne, wearing the Memes, or royal headdress, with the divine cobra protecting his forehead. On the sides of the colossi there is a representation of the Nile god Hapi, bending together the lotus and the papyrus plants, symbolizing the union of Upper and Lower Egypt.