Your Nile Holiday tour guide will pick you up from your hotel in Luxor. Start with a transfer to the west bank of the River Nile. You will visit the Valley of the Nobles, where the ancient Egypt’s nobles and high officials rock cut tombs were scattered through the rocky hills of al-Qurna Village. The Nobles tombs are decorated with daily live scenes, funerals, and ideal afterlives of their owners. These tombs provide us with a wealth of information about life and religious beliefs in ancient Egypt. Their beauty also attests to the skill and creativity of the ancient Egyptian artisans.
Proceed to visit the Valley of the Artisans at Deir el-Medina, the place was called Set Maat “The Place of Truth”. It was home to the artisans and workmen responsible for constructing the royal tombs in the Valley of the Kings during the 18th 19th and 20th dynasties of the New Kingdom period (1550–1080 BC). You will enjoy exploring the ruins of the settlement of the village, the Ptolemaic temple, dedicated to the goddesses Hathor and Maat, consisting of a small building within a mud brick enclosure wall and two of the finest decorated tombs of Sennedjem, Inherkau.
Continue to visit Madinat Habu Temple of king Ramses III, the last great warrior pharaoh of the New Kingdom (1550 – 1080 BC). The Temple is best-preserved of the New Kingdom memorial temples. It is decorated with military scenes and texts illustrating the victories of the king, as well as the rituals performed and festivals celebrated. A royal palace was attached at the south of the Temple open forecourt, while priests’ dwellings and administrative units lay on either side of the temple.
After finished, you will be transferred back to your hotel in Luxor.