Private Luxor Day Trip to Valley of the Kings Egypt | Best Luxor Tours to Tourist Attractions West Bank
Private Luxor Day Trip to Luxor west bank is a full-day tour to the top Luxor tourist attractions on Luxor West bank. Egypt tour package includes the Valley of the Kings, Mortuary temple of Hatshepsut, Medinet Habu Temple , and Valley of the Queens. Our Best Luxor Day Trips will begin will meeting our clients at their hotels or Nile Cruise to start their full day with a private transfer and private Egyptologist.
Luxor West Bank tour will start with the Valley of the Kings including the tomb of Tutankhamun. Inside the Valley of the Kings, there are more than 60 tombs for the Egyptian Kings and Pharaohs of the The New Kingdom of Ancient Egypt. Although, The Valley of the Kings tour gives you access to 3 of the Pharaonic tombs with the possibility of Entering Tutankhamun’s tomb.
We recommended Tomb of Merenptah KV8, Tomb of Ramesses IX KV6, The Tomb of Rameses III KV11, and the tomb of Tausert (Tawosret) and Setnakht (Sethnakhte)KV14. Marvel at the religious book covering the walls of the tombs especially the Book of Day, Book of the Night, The Book of the Heavenly Cow, and Book of Caverns.
Our Best Egypt Tours will continue to the Hatshepsut temple in Deir El Bahari and the story of the temple will introduce you to an important era in Egyptian History.
The struggle between Hatshepsut and Thutmosis III and the unique stories you will see here but will not see anywhere else in Egypt. Here, you can see Punt expeditions reliefs, Anubis Chapel, and the divine birth of Hatshepsut with Hathor Chapel. Luxor excursions to Luxor West Bank are the best introductions to the Egyptian Pharaohs, Pharaonic temples, Pharaonic Tombs, and Egyptian history.
After having a delicious lunch in a local restaurant, you will continue your Luxor West Bank Tour to Madinet Habu temple. Habu temple or the Temple of Ramesses III is the best preserved among all temples of Thebes. Everything here is unique from the entrance called Migdol Gate to the beautiful statues of Sekhmet flanking the entrance. Above all, the temple has beautiful bas-reliefs showing Ramesses III in the process of a ritual massacre of Asian prisoners in front of Amun-Re.
While you visit the Habu temple, do not forget to visit the ruins of the only Royal Palace we have and the “Window of Appearances” connected to the royal palace situated outside and the right portico bears Osiris statues of Ramses III. This Pharaonic temple has 16 shrines for Osiris, Soker, Ptah, Amun, Mut, and Khonsu. The temple has reliefs for two of the most important feasts in Egyptian History, the god Min Feast, and the Beautiful Festival of the Valley.
Finally, you will end your private Luxor tour to Luxor west bank in the Valley of the Queen. This site has the most beautiful Pharaonic tomb in Egypt, the Nefertari Tomb, the wife of King Ramses II. The Valley of the Queen has some tombs of the Royal Wives of the New Kingdom Pharaohs, and some prince’s and princesses’ tombs.
Your archeologist guide will pick you up from your hotel or Nile cruise, or Villa in Luxor to start your full day to Luxor west bank.
First, you will head to the Valley of the kings the greatest, the most popular, and the most visited place on the West bank of the River Nile. Valley of the kings painted tombs allow visitors a glimpse at the magical formula and the death rituals of ancient Egypt. Most of the New Kingdom Pharaohs (62 Pharaohs) were buried in rock-cut tombs in the valley of the kings.
Valley of the kings was and still, one of the MUST GO destinations in Egypt as it is the burial site for the boy king, Tutankhamun. Visit 3 tombs and admire some of the ancient sarcophagus, paintings, and stories of the UNESCO world heritage site since 1997.
The next stop will be the funerary temple of Queen Hatshepsut and your guide will explain the rule of women in ancient Egypt. Hatshepsut or the “Foremost of the Noble Ladies” was the only female pharaoh who ruled for a very long time, almost 23 years. Explore Hathor chapel and Anubis chapel then discover the third floor after restoration and the statutes of the Queen in the Osiris form.
Freshly cooked lunch could be taken in one of the local restaurants on the west bank of the River Nile(optional).
Habu temple is considered the largest, most amazing, and most impressive funerary temple in whole Egypt. The temple is very well preserved and has some incredible hieroglyphic carvings, and scenes decorating the walls. Medinet Habu temple was built by Rameses III and commemorates his victory over the sea people. There you can still see the ruins of Rameses III palace and his well-carved scenes of hunting the wild oxen.
End your day on the west bank by visiting the Valley of the Queen. Valley of the Queen is very similar to the Valley of the kings as it was the burial place for the royal Queens plus some of the princes and princesses. The valley has almost 90 tombs but the most impressive one is that of Nefertari, the beloved one of Rameses II. The tomb is breathtaking with bright and vivid wall paintings.
Once the tour is over, your guide will escort you back to your hotel, Nile cruise, or Villa.