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Take a Valley of the Kings tour and explore the Temple of Queen Hatshepsut on this 4-hour private trip from Luxor, with your very own Egyptologist guide. Head for the West Bank and discover the hieroglyph-coated chambers of the Valley of the Kings, the mountain-cut tombs of 62 of ancient Egypt’s rulers, as you learn about the pharaohs once buried here. Then, visit the stunning Temple of Queen Hatshepsut, and stop to see the towering Colossi of Memnon as your guide reveals captivating facts about these age-old monuments.


  • Private four-hour tour of West Bank attractions from Luxor
  • Enjoy privileged, personalized attention from your expert Egyptologist guide on this special private tour
  • Morning tour to avoid the afternoon desert heat
  • Necropolis of ancient Thebes
  • Valley of the Kings with visits of 3 tombs
  • Temple of Hatshepsut with free time to explore
  • Pick-up and drop-off from central Luxor hotels or port

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What You Can Expect

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

Valley of the Kings, Egypt

Depart your Luxor hotel or Luxor river port by minivan and journey to the west bank of the Nile River. 

As you travel, listen as your guide tells tales about the Valley of the Kings, the mountain-cut royal necropolis of the capital of Thebes that once stood on the site of Luxor. If you have any particular areas of interest, let your guide know. Your commentary and itinerary can be tailored to your preference.

Soak up views of the rugged mountains and, on arrival, enjoy a brief stop at the valley’s visitor center. Then, explore the inner rock-cut chambers and tunnels. Guides are not permitted to accompany you inside the tombs, but your guide will describe what to look for before you enter.

Walk through colorful, hieroglyph-covered corridors and see painted chambers that once contained the remains of ancient Egypt’s rulers. If you wish, pay an additional cost direct to enter the tomb of King Tutankhamun.

Next, drive to the Temple of Hatshepsut, a vision of geometrical colonnades hewn into a cliffside. Learn about the temple’s history and life of Queen Hatshepsut, Egypt’s first female ruler. Stroll around the courtyards and terraces, and admire the statues and hieroglyphics that adorn them.

Then, stop for photos at the Colossi of Memnon: two towering statues of the Pharaoh Amenhotep III, that once stood at his now long-gone funerary temple. Hear the stories and legends that surround the statues, and inspect the Roman-era graffiti engraved in the stone.

Before your tour ends, perhaps take the opportunity to visit an alabaster factory and, if you wish, purchase some hand-cut pieces as souvenirs.

After four hours, finish your tour with a drop-off at your hotel or cruise ship.

Customer Reviews

Erica D

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2016

My fiancé and I had a great time on this tour. Good information and guide and amazing attractions! Highly recommend!

Teresa United States of ... 

5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 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.

Andrei P

5 star rating: Highly Recommended February 2016

Good tour and guide. We had a good time and experience.


5 star rating: Highly Recommended February 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

Rachel M

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2015

Amazing! Loved our tour guide, very knowledgable and funny. We had him also for our Luxor east bank and it was a fantastic experience!


5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2015

Really great tour! We had a good guide and everything worked out well.

Janet M

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 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.

john g

5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2015

Very interesting, great guide, recommended

Dustin B

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2015

Yulanda was terrific...friendly, professional, flexible. Highly recommended.

Alex C

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2015

Other than the obligatory stop at the souvenir store, this was a great tour!

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