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Address: Luxor City, Luxor, Egypt
Description: This desert valley contains the ancient burial ground of many Egyptian...
This desert valley contains the ancient burial ground of many Egyptian pharaohs. Among over 60 royal tombs is the famous Tomb of Tutankhamen that was found in pristine condition.
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I visited Cairo with my husband around Easter and we flew down to Luxor for the day to visit the main sights. We visited the Valley of the Kings early in the morning, around 7 am... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 18, 2015
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Bedford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015 NEW

I visited Cairo with my husband around Easter and we flew down to Luxor for the day to visit the main sights. We visited the Valley of the Kings early in the morning, around 7 am, and found it to be practically empty. Even when we were leaving around 8.30 am, it was still extremely quiet, which was fantastic and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015 NEW

Going into the tombs was one of the coolest parts of our trip to Egypt. Guests can only go into 3 tombs, out of several, so it wasn't super crowded inside the tombs. Our guide, Omar Khalifa, gave us great information and took us there early to avoid the large tour groups (He's on facebook if you want to look... More 

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015 NEW

Brilliant attraction, Beware people hassling you to buy things, which slightly spoils the tour. Make sure you take a hat or something to cover your head with as it is so hot. You can enter up to 3 tombs, if you want to visit Tutankhamen's tomb it will cost you extra, we were advised not to enter as there was... More 

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Belfast, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015 NEW

I have been in a number of tombs KV14, KV11, KV2 and Rameses VI tomb. I also have been in KV15, KV47 and KV8 and again back into Ramses VI tomb. They open and close the tombs so it is hard to recommend one although Ramses IV is a better tomb than Tut's tomb as his tomb was really meant... More 

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Cape Girardeau, Missouri
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015 NEW

At present (April, 2015) three tombs are open for touring with the base entry fee. King Tut's tomb is also open at extra cost--despite the fame the tomb itself is small and mainly lacking decoration in any form. Other tombs can be opened specially with advance notice and significant cost. While enjoyable, the area is extremely hot even by early... More 

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Eufaula, Alabama
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015 NEW

this was great..but terribly hot and a lot bigger and more walking than we'd anticipated. but OMG! it's awesome to rest your eyes on this place. You immediately understand while the Pharaohs picked this area to bury/hide their riches. It's arid and dry and not appealing for burial. On our trip (way before the riots and upheaval) we visited King... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015 NEW

What can I say about the valley of the Kings. Simply breath taking how the inside of the tombs are still in color. Truly an amazing place to visit. It felt like being in a live archeologicel site. Just one problem with the place, as there is many tombs and one ticket gets you three visits. One has to go... More 

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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015 NEW

We visited the Valley as part of a day trip to the Luxor area – our 2 hour stop enabled us to enjoy 3 tombs and get a feeling for the history and sheer magnificence of the site. The Valley is a half hour bus ride from Luxor (that city is built on the site of ancient Thebes). The Valley... More 

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Gainsborough, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015 NEW

It was a four hour coach trip in overpowering heat but that did not deter.the coach having air conditioning, fridge and toilet of course. Starting off at the Karnak Temple this place is as impressive as it gets with the 134 towering pillars and 2 monoliths it doesn't get any better, how the hell they built this place just astounds.... More 

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derbyshire, England
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

Flew here from sharm , very good informative guide , we did all the temples , a trip up the nile, and tutukarmens tomb , Realy enjoyable day

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