One of our Hurghada day tours, the Luxor Trip Special, takes you to the most interesting Luxor attractions on Luxor West Bank. Learn more about this exciting trip in our following article.
Luxor West Bank
Join Sempre Travel Egypt on a Luxor West Bank and Luxor Private Tour to Habu Temple, the Deir el-Medina Workers’ Settlement, the Valley of the Kings, or the Valley of the Queens.
This trip is one of the most popular Hurghada Excursions we offer. In the following article you will get some more informations.
Detailed itinerary of the trip
Our tour to the Luxor Highlights starts with the pick-up from your Hurghada Hotel for our Luxor Trip.
With our Luxor West bank Tour:
We at Sempre Travel Egypt invite you to accompany us on a trip to the West Bank of Luxor, where some of the most iconic Luxor attractions await us.
Visit with us the Habu Temple, Deir el-Medina – the workers’ village, and, depending on the arrangement either the Valley of the Kings, or the spectacular Valley of the Queens.
We begin with West Bank Luxor
You get a peak of Egyptian life on the Luxor West Bank tour.
During the journey:
- You’ll observe farmers working their fields with water buffaloes
- Enormous sugar cane and banana plantations
- Donkey carts for transporting the harvest to the villages
- “Tuk Tuks” for residents’ transportation
We got closer to the Ancient Egypt sites after traveling through the villages.
Why should you go Temple of Habu on this tour?
Under Ramses III, the Habu Temple witnessed Egypt’s defensive struggles against Libyan tribes and also diverse sea people.
A Coptic church was erected within the city walls in one part of Habu Temple during the Christian period. Residential dwellings were built on the other site.
In the ninth century, the city was abandoned and the residential buildings demolished in 1859.
In 1891 parts of the church were demolished to restore the Habu Temple to its former glory.
Excavations to rebuild the ancient state of Habu Temple continue to this day. After spending some time in the Habu Temple we make our way to the next location.
Deir el-Medina – The town’s monastery
The modest Hathor Temple, located north of the workers’ village and occupied by Coptic monks for an extended period gave Deir el-Medina the name “Monastery of the Town.”
After a tour through Deir el-Medina we make a stop for lunch in a traditional restaurant.
Enjoy a delicious meal, before continuing to the Valley of the Queens or the Valley of the Kings on our Luxor West Bank Tour.
Next destination – Valley of the Kings
Please take a look at the mountain environment as we make our way to the Valley of the Kings.
Seek caves in the walls that are evidence of grave robbers looking for unknown tombs.
We explore three spectacular tombs in the Valley of the Kings (included in the entrance fee).
Make your way down to the tombs’ interiors and also take your time admiring the well-preserved drawings on the walls.
Each one tells the narrative of a particular king. Of course all your questions will be answered by our tour guide.
Have you decided to visit the Valley of the Queens on one of our alternative tours?
Then we follow the way from Deir el-Medina to the Valley of the Queens.
The Queens’ Valley
The term Valley of the Queens is somewhat deceptive because the cemetery of the Valley of the Queens contains the tombs of past queens and also their families.
More than 90 tombs have been discovered in the Valley of the Queens, also known as “the region of beauty” (Ta Set Neferu).
However, most of them have already been plundered.
The Valley of the Queens is located below Ramses III’s mortuary temple, the Medinet Habu.
Unlike the Valley of the Kings, it is not as secluded, making it widely accessible to everybody.
The tombs are not as ornately painted like those in the Valley of the Kings but the most famous tomb of Nefertari, Ramses II’s wife, is well worth seeing.
We depart from Luxor West Bank and take you back to your accommodation in Hurghada.