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Valley of the Kings Tour From Cairo

Valley of the Kings Tour From Cairo


Trip Itinerary

Take the 50 minuets flight from Cairo to visit Luxor open air museum, we will pick up early in the morning from your hotel and drive Cairo International Airport then fly to Luxor.

Meet in Luxor Airport then join the expert Egyptologist guide to the impressive temples of Karnak, it was built in series of ages starting from Middle ancient Egyptian Kingdom to the Greco Roman ages by several generation.

Then cross the Nile River by Felucca typical Egyptian sailing boat to uncover the tombs and temples of the New Kingdom in the ancient city of Thebes. Stop at the famous Memnon Colossi, 2 quartz status are the only remnants king Amenophis III temple.

Proceed to the famed Valley of the Kings where 62 Pharaoh kings are buried in thier rock cut tombs rich with decorations and colors. The known tombs belong to Kings Tutmosis I, Tutmosis III, Tutankamon, Ramssess VI, Mrenptah and AmonhotepII.

Explore Queen Hatshebsut Temple in El Deir Al Bahary, built and devoted to this exceptional Queen who ruled Egypt during the eighteenth Dynasty, the temple is surrounded with series of rugged mountains and limestone cliffs.

Lunch will be served in Luxor then return to airport, fly back to Cairo then transfer to hotel.

Trip Includes

  • Hotel pick up & drop off service
  • Return flight ticket with Egypt air
  • Entry fees as per itinerary
  • All transport by modern AC van
  • Skilled Egyptologist guide
  • Mineral water & soft drinks
  • Lunch meal in Luxor
  • All surcharges and taxes

Itinerary Highlights

  • Valley of Kings

    The Valley of the Kings is the major tourist attraction in Luxor. It is a valley in Egypt used as royal burial site for a period of nearly 500 years in ancient Egypt. In modern times it has become famous for the discovery of Tutankhamun tomb.

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  • The Colossi of Memnon

    One of the main attractions in Luxor West Bank on the road to the monument area, 2 gigantic statues known as the Colossi of Memnon belong to Pharaoh Amenhotep III. For 3,400 years they have sat in the Theban necropolis.

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  • Thebes Egypt

    Luxor is one of the world’s greatest cities, the West Bank of Luxor in Egypt is even more of an archaeological paradise than the East Bank. It is much more than what we refer to as the Valley of the Kings, though many have called the whole of the area by that name.

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  • Luxor Temple

    Many festivals were celebrated in Thebes (Waset in ancient Egyptian). The Temple of Luxor was the center of the most important one, the festival of Opet. It appears that the temple's purpose was for a suitable setting for the rituals of the festival.

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  • East Bank Luxor

    In ancient times it was known as Waset and later Thebes under the Greeks. Homer is said to have described Luxor as the ‘City of the Hundred Gates’. Travel to Luxor and you will know why it is one of Egypt's great tourist attractions and one of the world’s greatest cities.

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  • Karnak Temple

    Although badly ruined, no site in Egypt is more impressive than Karnak. It is the largest Temple in World ! It contains a group of Temples (Great Temple of Amon Ra, Temple of Khonso, The Ipt Temple, Temple of Ptah, Temple of Montho & the Temple of God Osiris).

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  • Hatshepsut Temple

    Hatshepsut Temple (Deir el-Bahri Temple Complex) is an incredible expression of the absolute power of a pharaoh, whether woman or man. It includes one of the most beautiful temples in Egypt, perhaps in the world due to its design & decorations.

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  • Luxor Egypt

    Luxor is one of the most wonderful Egyptian cities. The city that witnessed the flourishing of the New Kingdom of ancient Egypt when it was called Thebes and it served as the capital of Egypt for hundreds of years. Many Egypt travel packages would include a visit to Luxor.

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FAQs

Is Egypt safe to travel?

Egypt is safe country to visit with notable low crime rate, tourist attractions are well secured and there is no common negative attitude towards foreigners, with some sensible precautions and preparations you will feel at home and as safe as you'll ever be.

What to wear when visiting Egypt?

There is no special dress code when visiting Egypt tourist sites, modest dress is recommended in less tourist sites and there is no special concern for women traveling alone.

How to get visa to Egypt
Visitors to Egypt must obtain a visa from one of the Egyptian diplomatic missions or apply and pay online for one month visa to Egypt through Egypt E-Visa Portal. Valid Passport with 6 months validity beyond your travel schedule is a must, visitors from Australia, Canada, Croatia, European Union, Georgia, Japan, New Zealand, Norway, Macedonia, Republic of Korea, Russian Federation, Serbia, Ukraine, United Kingdom and United States can purchase a one month visa upon arrival.
What language is spoken in Egypt?

Egyptian Arabic is the most commonly spoken language in Egypt, it is also the national language in the country but Egyptians speak and understand English as they study it in school. Fewer Egyptians can speak other languages like French, Italian, Spanish, and German. Egyptians working in tourism sector are accustomed to speak enough English and other languages to fulfill the needs of most travelers.

What airlines fly to Egypt?

Egypt is very connected to the world, it has many direct flights with Africa, Asia, European Union and United States. Visit Cairo Airport website for a full list of Airlines that fly to Egypt.

What is the duty free allowance for Egypt?

Duty free allowances on arrival to Egypt are 1L alcohol, 1L perfume, and either 200 cigarettes, 25 cigars or 200g tobacco. Duty free shops are available in Egypt airports and major tourist cities (Cairo, Luxor, Hurghada, El Gouna and Sharm El Sheikh).

What time does the Pyramid open?

Giza Pyramids and most monuments and Museums in Egypt open between 8 Am to 5 Pm. During Ramadan, the holy month of the Islamic calendar, be aware that these hours will change significantly.

What are the opening hours for shops in Egypt?

Shops and stores in Egypt are usually opened from 10 Am to 10 Pm however in major cities it opens much later and some are open 24 hours.

Can non Muslim go inside mosque in Egypt?

Visitors are welcome in most mosques throughout the year. Modest dress is recommended, women should cover their hair, arms and legs. Both Women and men will remove their shoes before entering.

Can you take pictures in Egypt?

Taking pictures for people and streets is fine after people permission While Taking pictures for official type or army structures is not permitted. In most historical sites and museums in Egypt it is allowed to use camera,  some of them may charge you for camera but at the Egyptian Museum and some similar historical sites it is prohibited and you will be asked to leave camera at reception before entering.

What type of hotels are there in Egypt? check-in time?

Egypt enjoys big hotel variety from world class luxury to simple hostel accommodations; Check in time in most hotels in Egypt is around midday, 12 or 1 PM.

Do you need any vaccinations to go to Egypt?

There in no health concerns or vaccinations required to visit Egypt but we recommend to check with your own doctor, he knows you and your medical history best.

What currency is used in Egypt?

The currency in Egypt is the Egyptian pound (LE), it is about ,06 to USD. Money exchange is widely available, Credit cards are largely used in Egypt major cities and tourist spots.

How to get around in Egypt?

We do not recommend the public buses in big cities. Taxi and limousine service are fine every where but price is negotiable. Trains go to all big cities in Egypt except Sinai and the Red Sea. Flights from / to tourist cities are always available.

How much to tip in Egypt?

Tipping in Egypt is an appreciated habitual attitude but is Not obligatory. Generally 5 to 10 EGP for small favors is fine for carrying luggage, parking a car or to guys who clean bathrooms. 10 % is fine in restaurant and spa. Tipping your tour guide and vehicle driver should be considered if you're provided with good to great service, feel free to give what you think your experience was worth.

Booking Terms

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    • Price does NOT include fees of any special archaeological sites.
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    • Children under 6 years old are free of charge in all similar tours.
    • Children between 6 and 11.99 years would pay half price of adults.
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    • Cancellation fees are applied in personal & business conditions.
    • International airline tickets if added are your own responsibility.
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