Journey back in time by visiting Valley of the Kings, one of the world's most significant archaeological sites, dating back to the Egyptian New Kingdom. The area contains about 63 tombs and chambers, final resting places of pharaohs and nobles. A handful of tombs, including that of Tutankhamen, have been opened to the public--with its artwork and layout, it remains indicative of ancient Egyptian ingenuity. To find out how to plan a trip to Luxor, use our trip itinerary maker.
Valley of the Kings Tours
Private Guided Tour to Valley of the Kings BOOK WITH VIATOR FROM $30
Duration: 4 hours
Private Tour: Luxor West Bank Valley of the Kings including Camel or Horse Ride BOOK WITH VIATOR FROM $90
Duration: 7 days
Valley of the Kings Reviews
Seeing three tombs with the basic ticket is great, but if you can afford it visiting some of the extra tombs is very much worth it! more »
No puedo valorar mejor un lugar emblemático como este a otros sitios del maravilloso Egipto, pero si que aquí palpas la esencia total de lo que fueron aquellos miles de años dominando la tierra entera... more »I can not better value a landmark like this to other sites of the wonderful Egypt, but if here Palapas the total of what were those thousands of years dominating the Earth essence whole. There are many opinions, but if you're not a fan of the subject, visit the 3 that you pay, with his extra ticket for photos, stay perfectly rapt throughout the Valley.
It was a really hot day at the Valley of the Kings. We were ferried by buggy to the area of the Valley of the Kings. The Valley of the Kings is an area where all the Pharaohs and the Kings in Egypt are buried. According to the guide, the Pharaohs were believers of the next life. Death, to them, is the bridge to the next life, which is forever and that they'd be immortal. So, no palaces or castles can be seen as those were build carelessly of stones and rocks, that turned to ashes and dust. What they concentrated in, was the life after death. The Valley of the Kings are build like a Web whereby tombs of different sizes and looks are build by the tomb experts in Egypt. The mummified bodies of the Pharaohs are kept in the tomb, with everything that they would need in the afterlife. These includes spells and mantras written on the wall of the tombs. I went into one of the tombs and surprisingly, it was cool and comfortable inside. And to this day, experts are still studying the solution to mummify the bodies. It was a great visit and much knowledge were gathered during this time.
The place is staggering, mountains are wonderful, tickets reasonable price (approximately €10) yet no credit cards are accepted. On the other hand, if you are eager for snapshots you have to prepare an additional payment for an additional ticket that allows you to make pictures (either mobile or camera) per person (approx. €15), it is important to buy this ticket because personnel at each tomb are very strict with compliance with it and some times are tough about; nevertheless it is worthwhile since tombs are really wonderful, you shall not miss it!
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