Tour To Ramesseum, Habu Temples, And The Valley Of The Nobles - Luxor

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Key Details

  • Mobile Voucher Accepted
  • Hotel pickup Available
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 5 Hrs
  • Language:
    English
  • Departure Time :
    6:00 AM
  • Departure Details :
    Traveler pickup is offered
    * Your Tour guide will be waiting for you at your Luxor hotel / Nile Cruise lobby.
  • Return Details :
    Returns to original departure point
  • Cancellation Policy :
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience. Tours booked using discount coupon codes will be non refundable.

Overview

Spend five hours on a professionally guided tour through Egypt's past as you visit the Ramesseum temple, Habu temple, as well as the Valley of the Nobles. This private tour includes pickup and drop off, entry fees, water, snacks and a Egyptologist tour guide.

Highlights

  • Led by a qualified Egyptologist
  • Get inside tips from a local
  • Private guide for a more personalized experience

Know More about this tour

Your 5-hour tour begins in the early morning when your guide picks you up from your Nile cruise or Luxor area hotel. You'll first visit the Theban necropolis before setting out for Ramesseum temple, which was a memorial to King Ramses II. Here you'll find the remains of a massive, 62 ft (19m) statue, carved in the figure of Ramses II and weighing over 1,000 tons. In addition to the statue, the walls here are decorated with intricate reliefs, including scenes depicting the Battle of Kadesh, the Syrian wars, and the Festival of Amon Min.

You'll next proceed to Habu Temple, built for Ramses III, who was the last king of the New Kingdom (1550-1080 BC) to wield any substantial authority over Egypt. The temple is the best preserved of the New Kingdom memorial temples, and is decorated with military scenes and texts illustrating the victories, rituals, and festivals that took place in the time of King Ramses III. You'll also see a royal palace at the southern end of the forecourt, while the priests dwellings and administrative units lay on either side of the temple.

Continue to visit the Valley of the Nobles, where tombs of ancient Egypts nobles were scattered through the rocky hills. Located at el Qurna, on Luxor's west bank, the majority of the tombs date from the New Kingdom or the Golden Age of Thebes. Decorated with scenes of daily life and theafterlives of their owners, these tombs provide a wealth of information about not only life, but religious beliefs that were practiced in ancient Egypt. Additionally, their beauty attests to the skill and creativity of ancient Egyptian artisans.

After five hours of exploring temples with your Egyptologist guide, the tour finishes when you're transferred back to your cruise or Luxor hotel.

Inclusions

Hotel pickup and drop-off

Transport by private vehicle

Qualified Egyptologist guide

All taxes, fees and handling charges

Entry/Admission - Ramesseum (Mortuary Temple of Ramses II)

Entry/Admission - Temple of Medinat Habu

Entry/Admission - Valley of the Nobles

Exclusions

Gratuities (Guide & Driver)

Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking

Traveler Reviews

  • 05-Aug-2019

    Our tour guide Mahmoud and driver Chesley were wonderful. Mahmoud was through in explaining each site. We accessed the West Bank of the Nile River, by crossing the recent bridge built in 1992 to get to the Valley of the Nobles. There we saw the Colossi of Menon for which we were told the nile River use to reach the entrance. The two statues were colossal and were bigger than human life could conceive, similar to how the Kings perceived themselves at that time. As we continued our journey we reached the tomb of Nakht and Menna. who lived during the 18th Dynasty. As a noble person, Mean was responsible for surveying the fields and recording the inventory of the harvest. Mahmoud was detailed in his explanation making sure that we had an understanding of what we were seeing. But was was more amazing was the art work and literature that was on the wall as a result of the drawings and documentation of the ancient Egyptians. No story book can describe it to you, you must come and witness it for yourself. As you stand in the Valley of the Nobles, which is dry and desert land and look our towards the nile you see the lushness of the land before you. Where the Nile becomes the source for which the farmland can be cultivated. This tour is amazing and it would require so much more space to capture all that we saw and felt, but need less to say Habu Temple and Rameseeum Temple were just as amazing and our tour guide Mahmoud was top-notch!!! Just be prepared if you travel in the Summer, the weather is HOT!!!

  • 19-Sep-2018

    WOW this was a very informational trip if you get the right guide that explains how things worked back in the old times and points out a-lot as you go. The pace was really good, our driver was good and I felt very safe!