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Valley of the Kings

Valley of the Kings

Valley of the Kings

King Tutankhamun Tomb - Valley of the Kings - Egypt Tours Portal

Valley of the Kings

Valley of the Kings located within the heart of a hill is the final resting place of the Great Pharaohs of Egypt new Kingdom (1570-1070 BC) the extraordinary Valley of the Kings form the 16th to the 11th century the valley acted as a royal tomb to the 18, 19, and 20th dynasty of Pharaohs and privileged Nobles. The Valley is considered to be one of the ancient World most valuable monuments for its cultural importance and historical significance. It contains about 63 cut-rock tombs and chambers that vary in size and decorated with beautiful scenes of ancient Egyptian mythology and images from their daily life that provide clues about their history, culture, and religious beliefs during this period but unfortunately it was the subject of many tomb raiders & grave robbers throughout history, this Valley has been the focus of archaeological exploration since the end of the eighteenth century, and its tombs and burials sites continue to stimulate research and interest until this present day. In the year 1979, it became a World Heritage Site by the UNESCO.

Valley of the Kings Location

It stands on the west bank of the Nile, opposite Modern Luxor in the center on the Theban Necropolis. The high point of the Theban Hills has a pyramidal shape when viewed from the entrance to the valley, and therefore some Egyptologists & Archeologists believe it must have inspired its selection to become the Valley of the Kings. It is divided into the west valley and the east valley where most of the royal tombs are suited.

Valley of the Kings History

The valley is the home to household names of ancient kings and queens as it contains the remains of pharaohs like Rameses (I, II, III, IV, V, VI, VII, IX, X), Hatshepsut, Amenhotep I, and the famous young king Tutankhamun. The first pharaoh to be buried in the Valley of the Kings was Thutmose I while the last pharaoh was Rameses X. It also contains powerful nobles including their wives and children. Their tombs showed the level of luxury these pharaohs enjoyed and the writings on the wall detailed much information about their lives.

The Most Famous Tombs in Valley of the Kings

One of the most famous tombs in the Valley of the Kings is the tomb of Pharaoh Tutankhamun, sometimes called King Tut which was discovered in 1922 by Howard Carter. Tut is a uniquely important discovery because the mummy of the young king was highly intact. The tomb was packed with amazing artifacts including King Tut’s fully preserved mummy, a solid gold inner coffin, a chariot, the famous golden mask, and many others. The tomb contained several chambers, the most important ones are the burial chamber, and the treasure chamber.
Tuthmse III’S tomb is considered to be one of the oldest tombs and is located at the far end of the east valley. The oval-shaped chamber of the tomb is decorated with breathtaking inscriptions and stick figures.

Ramesses III Ramesses VI

King Tuthmse III Tomb - Valley of the Kings - Egypt Tours Portal
King Tuthmse III Tomb – Valley of the Kings – Egypt Tours Portal

 

King Ramesses VI Tomb - Valley of the Kings - Egypt Tours Portal
King Ramesses VI Tomb – Valley of the Kings – Egypt Tours Portal

Ramesses III‘s tomb contains the famous paintings of two blind harpists while King Amenhotep I tomb taught us it was a common practice to build his tomb closer to the Nile River. It’s likely that this practice of separation was a move to prevent the ransacking of their final resting places and the destruction of their legacy. Ramesses VI has a magnificent burial chamber, the ceiling of which is decorated with hieratic graffiti and images of the sky goddess Nut swallowing and giving birth to the sun.

Visit our Egypt tour packages and choose your fantastic journey to Egypt to discover these marvelous archaeological sites and witness many other historical tourist attractions in Egypt through a magical Nile Cruise along the Nile Valley, enjoy the vacation you deserve in the land of pharaohs.

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General Tips:

The currency of Egypt is the Egyptian pound.

Friday and Saturday are the official holidays in Egypt.

Keep a tour Guide by your side to fully enjoy your time in Egypt.

Try “Ful & Ta’meya (Fava Beans and Falafel)”, and “Koshary”.

Buy a local SIM card so you can call anyone you want.

Quality Measures:

Professional Egyptologist Tour Guides.

Modern Air-Conditioned Vehicles.

All Accommodations at 5* Hotels and Cruises.

Entrance Fees to All Sites that Mentioned at the Itinerary.

No Hidden Charges or Taxes.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ):

The entire country of Egypt deserve to be seen with its every heavenly detail but there are places that must be seen such as the breathtaking Hurghada's red sea, The wonders of Cairo the pyramids of Giza, the great sphinx, the Egyptian Museum, Khan El Khalili, the wonders of Luxor like Valley of the Kings, Karnak and Hatshepsut temple and the wonders of Aswan like Abu Simbel temples, Philea temple, Unfinished obelisk and The Wonders of Alexandria like Qaitbat Citadel, Pompey's Pillar and Alexandria Library. Read More About the Best Places to Visit in Egypt

If you want to apply for a Visa On Arrival that lasts for 30 days then you should be one of the eligible countries, have a valid passport with at least 6 months remaining and pay 25$ USD in cash, as for the E-Visa for 30 day you should have a valid passport for at least 8 months, complete the online application, pay the e-visa fee then print the e-visa to later be presented to the airport border guard. You could also be one of the lucky ones who can obtain a free visa for 90 days. Read More About Egypt Travel Visa.

Egypt has a variety of delicious cuisines but we recommend “Ful & Ta’meya (Fava Beans and Falafel)”, Mulukhiya, “Koshary”, a traditional Egyptian pasta dish, and Kebab & Kofta, the Egyptian traditional meat dish.

The best time to travel to Egypt is during the winter from September to April as the climate becomes a bit tropical accompanied by a magical atmosphere of warm weather with a winter breeze. You will be notified in the week of your trip if the weather is unsafe and if any changes have been made.

You should pack everything you could ever need and but in a small bag so you could move easily between your destinations.

We have been creating the finest vacations for more than 10 years around the most majestic destinations in Egypt. Our staff consists of the best operators, guides and drivers who dedicate all of their time & effort make you have the perfect vacation. All of our tours are customized by Travel, Financial & Time consultants to fit your every possible need during your vacation. It doesn't go without saying that your safety and comfort are our main concern priority and all of our resources will be directed to provide the best atmosphere until you return home.

You will feel safe in Egypt as the current atmosphere of the country is quite peaceful after the government took powerful measures like restructuring the entire tourist police to include all the important and tourist attractions in Egypt. Read More

Wear whatever feels right and comfortable. It is advised to wear something light, sunblock during your time in Egypt in the summer and wear comfortable footwear like a closed-toe shoe to sustain the terrain of Egypt.

The best activity is by far boarding a Nile Cruise between Luxor and Aswan or Vise Versa. Witness the beauty of Egypt from a hot balloon or a plane and try all the delicious Egyptian cuisines and drinks plus shopping in old Cairo. Explore the allure and wonders of the red sea in the magical city resorts of Egypt like Hurghada and many more by diving and snorkeling in the marine life or Hurghada. Behold the mesmerizing western desert by a safari trip under the heavenly Egyptian skies.

There are a lot of public holidays in Egypt too many to count either religious or nation, the most important festivals are the holy month of Ramadan which ends with Eid Al Fitr, Christmas and new years eve. Read More

Egypt is considered to be one of the most liberal Islamic countries but it has become a little bit conservative in the last couple of decades so it is advised to avoid showing your chest, shoulders or legs below the knees.

Arabic is the official language and Most Egyptians, who live in the cities, speak or understand English or at least some English words or phrases. Fewer Egyptians can speak French, Italian, Spanish, and German. Professional tour guides, who work in the tourism sector, are equipped to handle visitors who cannot speak Arabic and they will speak enough English and other languages to fulfill the needs of all our clients.

The fastest way is a car, of course, a taxi. If you are in Cairo ride a white taxi to move faster or you could board the fastest way of transportation in Egypt metro if the roads are in rush hour.

The temperature in Egypt ranges from 37c to 14 c. Summer in Egypt is somehow hot and winter is cool and mild but sometimes it becomes cold at night. The average of low temperatures vary from 9.5 °C in the wintertime to 23 °C in the summertime and average high temperatures vary from 17 °C in the wintertime to 32 °C in the summertime. The temperature is moderate all along the coasts.

It is the home of everything a traveler might be looking for from amazing historical sites dating to more than 4000 years to enchanting city resorts & beaches. You will live the vacation you deserve as Egypt has everything you could possibly imagine.

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