visiting the Valley of the Kings, Hatshepsut Temple, and the Temple of Medinet Habu

Valley of the Kings
Start Early Begin your day early to beat the heat and the crowds.
Tickets Purchase tickets at the entrance. A standard ticket usually allows entry to three tombs. Consider buying an additional ticket if you want to visit the tomb of Tutankhamun or Ramses VI.
Tomb Visits Explore the intricate tombs of the pharaohs. Each tomb is unique, with detailed hieroglyphics and vibrant wall paintings.

Temple of Hatshepsut
Drive to Deir el-Bahari A short drive from the Valley of the Kings will take you to the Temple of Hatshepsut.
Explore the Temple This mortuary temple, dedicated to Queen Hatshepsut, is renowned for its stunning architecture and terraces.
Photography The temple offers great photo opportunities with its impressive façade against the cliffs.


Medinet Habu Temple
Short Drive Head to the Temple of Medinet Habu, which is not far from Hatshepsut’s Temple.
Explore This temple complex is dedicated to Ramses III and is one of the best-preserved temples in Egypt. It features detailed reliefs and inscriptions.
Lunch Break:** Consider taking a break for lunch. There are local restaurants where you can enjoy Egyptian cuisine or you can bring a packed lunch.


Additional Sites (Optional}
Ramesseum If you have time and energy, you can also visit the Ramesseum, the mortuary temple of Ramses II, located nearby.
Colossi of Memnon Stop by these two massive stone statues on your way back. They are the remaining remnants of a temple built by Amenhotep III.

Tips for the Trip
Stay Hydrated Carry plenty of water, as the temperatures can be very high, especially in the afternoon.
Dress Comfortably Wear light, breathable clothing and comfortable walking shoes. A hat and sunscreen are also recommended.
Guided Tour Consider hiring a guide for detailed explanations of the historical sites.
Transportation Arrange for a reliable means of transportation for the day. Many local tour operators offer packages that include transport, guides, and entry fees.

Relax After a day of exploring, return to your accommodation to rest and reflect on the incredible sites you’ve seen.
Dinner Enjoy a nice dinner at a local restaurant or your hotel.

This itinerary provides a well-rounded experience of some of Luxor’s most significant ancient sites.