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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.
Luxor City, Luxor 85511, Egypt
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Reviewed yesterday

This is the number one attraction of Luxor among the ones that we visited. Tombs just does not stand as some one's resting place, but through the hieroglyphics story tells so much on how the Pharaoh's lived, their society and their belief on expectations in...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed yesterday

Yes! I finally made it!. A place so full of tombs that they reach like out through the mountain side like fine cobwebs. There is a great 3D display in the entrance area to the Valley of the Kings showing the many tombs that have...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed 2 days ago

The one see in movie about mummy, tombs, the path of luxury things are all here. 3 tombs you can visit. Those magic of how to mummify, the history, the believes are unbelievable.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Darwin A
Reviewed 2 days ago

Three tombs are included in the ticket. If you want to visit more you have to pay extra. Some for an extortionate price of 1000LE(!). Many of the tombs (including those where you have to pay extra) look pretty similar, so decide for yourself how...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Dino W
Reviewed 2 days ago

1, Take a guide (Luxor Tours was great) 2. There is a tram to the main area but you are going to be doing some walking 3. Entrance to every tomb goes down into the tomb so you will be walking back up to exit...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

The Valley of The Kong's is definitely worth visiting if you are in Luxor. It is amazing and gives great insight into the ancient Egyptians and the afterlife. So much history! The weather in January was perfect, 70 degrees with a light breeze.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank ellbelllll
Reviewed 3 days ago

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!

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Charlotte L
Reviewed 5 days ago

The valley of the kings is majestic as it is amazing. There are various tombs and some of them are well preserved considering that they date thousands of years ago. An amazing lesson in History. Just owed by the civilization so many years ago!

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank 202kaem
Reviewed 5 days ago

Its amazing and you must see it if you have a full day in Luxor but the sound and light show at Karnak temple is the best ancient Egypt experience. I recommend that you visit the Mortuary Temple of Hatsephshut early in the morning before...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Absolutely blown away! I think this was the highlight of my trip to Egypt. A bit confusing at the entrance because there are 3 different ticket booths. The first booth is for tickets to the tombs and for photography (I’d recommend to pay the extra...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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January 18, 2019|
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Response from William F | Reviewed this property |
Like other our guide bought all the tickets. There was almost no line. Make sure to get the camera pass. Ramses VI was probably my favorite and Seti was amazing as well. I went in with little expectation but was blown... More
October 16, 2018|
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Response from 189vinayk | Reviewed this property |
Rebecca is right. Tickets for kids costs 50% as compared to kids.
September 8, 2018|
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Response from Jucily M | Reviewed this property |
We were advised by our guide that there was no guarantee on any given day that certain tombs would be open as they would close them for a number of reasons. You just have to go there and hope that the ones you want to see... More
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Melbourne, Australia
Photography permits are available for Valley of the Kings (3 Replies)
We have just returned from a 12 day trip to Egypt and thought people would like to know that camera permits are now available for Valley of the Kings. Our guide knew nothing about it, apparently it was only introduced a day or two before we arrived from Cairo. From what I could gather it was 300LE, a price I would have gladly paid. :( We also saw guards/attendants in tombs taking phones from tourists and deleting all photos that they had taken, so don't take the risk, if you want...More
November 30, 2017|
Response fromthursday_next_16|
Thanks for the info. I wonder if it can also be bought together with the Luxor pass, or if we still have to get it from the ticket office..? Does anyone know?
Ninaad H
Sample Travel Itinerary (1 Replies)
Hello Friends, I am planning to visit Egypt with my wife in last week of December. I would like your guidance on planning my trip and the itinerary so that I can get the best of all. We will be flying from New York and have no idea of any Egyptian tours or planned tours. Here is what I think: Trip Duration : 08 Days / 07 nights Trip Schedule : from 26th of Dec - 02nd of Jan 2016 Cities: Cairo - Giza - Aswan - Luxor Day 1 / 26th of Dec: Arrival Cairo Visit nearby places in Cairo...More
September 21, 2015|
Response fromThe_Egyptian_Guide|
you have a very basic classical itinerary, it is ok for the period of time you are staying, even if I do not usually recommend to use train as for almost the same amount of money you can fly , trains here in Egypt are always making delay plus it gets you to Luxor too early in the morning like 5 am where no siteseeing nor visits are open yet so you have to wait even without a room as check in can not be done that early, better to consider to fly back and forth. what is your nationality?! this...More
First timer going to Luxor, please help (11 Replies)
Hi , Need some help with a few things. A friend of mine is planning on going to Luxor with her young daughter (7) She has never been before so doesn't really know anything about the hotels there. She has been quoted a bargain price to Hotel Creative Philippe. Has anyone stayed there? What other reccommendations does anyone have for a hotel to suit them in Luxor? If she stays B&B is it cheap to eat out? She wants to take her daughter to the Valley of the Kings . Anyone have any...More
May 07, 2006|
Response fromIberis|
Hi Kaz, I"m an English woman living in Luxor, from NW UK too like you. If your friend wants a really nice hotel then look at Le Meridian, Sonesta St George, Pyramisia, Sheraton or New Winter Palace. Less expensive hotels then look at Emilio, Mercure [formally the Etap] or a new one The Morris. Can't really comment on the Phillipe not been inside this one but not heard anyone talk about or reccommend it. Also another very nice hotel but it's a little way outside the town called The Jollie...More
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October 14, 2017|
Response fromPashaDowntownHotel|
two point i like to mention Dec is cold month not possible to swim consider visit Jerash half day trip from Amman well worth the effort. rest of your itinerary is fine. Israel and Egypt post on their forums cheers Raymond
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This is Part 2 of my trip report. I'm going to post this one in both the Israel forum (since it's an Israeli company) and the Egypt forum, since it takes place mostly in Egypt. After the main Israel portion was over, it turned into a very different trip. The main difference was that it was just 6 of us from the original trip. My mom, nephew, daughter and me, plus J & S. The hotel in Eilat, the ADI, was pretty nice. We needed to leave early for Petra, so they had breakfast boxes...More
January 19, 2012|
Response fromVisitIsrael|
Good to know you fulfilled a childhood wish. Next time come to Israel as an independent traveler and see some more of what Israel has to offer -- you are already pros. Chana Israel
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How is my itinerary? (6 Replies)
Arrive in Cairo at 2:00AM Day 1 - Cairo Day 2 - Cairo Day 3 - Cairo Day 4 - Fly to Sharm El Sheikh in the morning, spend night in Sharm El Sheikh Day 5 - Leave Sharm El Sheikh for Mt. Sinai in the morning and spend the night in St. Catherine Day 6 - Taxi/car hire from St. Catherine to Taba; cross border into Eliat, Israel; fly from Eliat to Tel Aviv; spend night in Tel Aviv Day 7 - Tel Aviv Day 8 - Tel Aviv/Jerusalem Day 9 - Fly from Tel Aviv back to Eliat; cross border into...More
March 31, 2009|
Response fromDouglas D|
In all honesty, I'd spend a lot more time in Israel or skip it for this trip. You'll barely have time to see it, and that's a lot of work for so little time. But if you still want to come, spend the time in Jerusalem, which you will barely scratch even with that. The airport is between Tel Aviv and Jerusalem, not in Tel Aviv itself, so you could go straight to Jerusalem. Douglas Duckett