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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

A really impressive site.. a burial area for the kings.. not one, not two but several kings. One simply can’t imagine the way of life in those ancient times - the most impressive tomb was King Ramses II. In comparison, King Tut’s tomb is smaller, shorter but not less impressive really - definitely worth paying the extra ticket to see!

It is hot in the area and there’s a cafe for a rest stop and some water. Wear good walking shoes as some of the slopes into the tombs are steep. Respect this sacred site and rules of the area - don’t take pics of the locals unless you’d like to leave a tip!

Archaeological digs are still carrying on in the area. So, likely even more to see in years to come!

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank TheNotTakenName
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Located not too far from Luxor and the Nile, the landscape could not be more different. You take transportation from the parking lot to the entrance thankfully because the heat was oppressive. We were with a tour group so our time was determined for us. If you have a choice go as early in the day as you can. Comfortable walking shoes and water are a must. You must pay an extra fee to see King Tut's tomb but our guide suggested that other tombs were more impressive for the tickets we had paid for so we did 3 others and were not disappointed.

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank beachlovernc2015
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Our first trip to Egypt has been a good one, and couldn’t imagine coming here without seeing some of the sights. We stayed in Soma Bay so the obvious choice was Luxor and The Valley of the Kings.

My overall impression was “is this all there is!” Yes I can say that it was good to see the tombs, but forget about anything you have seen from Hollywood, they are a lot better than what is here.

Here you have I think it is 10 tombs of which ch you are able to visit only 3 but it costs extra to visit the tomb of Tut-ank-hamun.
The tombs consist of long deep corridors with very steep inclines in some which lead to the central burial areas. That is all there is. It is good to see the hieroglyphs and in a couple the sarcophagus but don’t expect anything else.

Once in the valley, don’t expect to find anywhere to get refreshments, you will need to take everything with you and if you suffer from medical conditions, find it hard to walk, breath etc. I wouldn’t recommend this and would be a waste of your money. My wife although not too bad with her leg found it extremely difficult getting out of he tombs with the steep inclines which meant we took longer than some to see the tombs and she ended up not enjoying the trip.

From soma bay, it takes 2.5 hours by coach to Luxor.. it was a very long day. We are glad we did it but unfortunately we won’t be making a return trip there.

Date of experience: September 2019
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Wonderful insight for the Egypt`s great history! Last great kings of Egypt are buried here. If you are a fan Ancient Egypt or not, this is a wonderful place to visit.

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank Alexis D
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Plan to spend a good day seeing all the sites in the Valley. Would highly recommend seeing more of the tombs in the Kings and possibly skip the Queens. Don't rush past the vendors and local tour guides, haggle with them & pay a reasonable price for what they are selling / offering. Keep lots of small LE notes for tips LE10 or LE20 is fine for them showing you a 'secret' area.

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank riazmb
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