Valley of the Kings
Valley of the Kings
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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.
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  • Niki F
    Amsterdam, The Netherlands20 contributions
    Must Go!
    Amazing place! Truly the world’s largest outdoor museum! We didn’t have time to see all of the wonderful temples there, but the Valley of the Kings, Karnak, Hatchipsut, Luxor, and Ramasseum were all amazing! Nothing like it elsewhere. Must go! ♥️
    Visited February 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 25 February 2023
  • Ahmed S
    6th of October City, Egypt18 contributions
    The biggest WOW you will ever encounter!
    45min from the east bank of the Nile, or just take a boat and then a car to reach there. Book the basic ticket to visit and three of the many king tombs and then the extra tickets for Ramsees V & VI+TutenKhamon+Seti kings. Worth the money. Take a lot of water (or buy from there) Wear comfy shoes And prepare for both mesmerising and strenuous experience. The only question that will come to mind is "How did they do this? How???" Enjoy!
    Visited February 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 2 March 2023
  • World Prof
    Buffalo Grove, Illinois174 contributions
    Outstanding color artwork
    The tombs are not as impressive as the temples in that there are no large status or columns. They were intended to be hidden from the outside But what you have is beautiful artwork in original color inside. Each tomb is somewhat unique. Some have many stairs, most have long tunnels into the mountains. Some of the tombs require an extra ticket. Of those I would definitely recommend the tomb of Ramses V and VI. In each tomb there are those attempting to give a mini tour or take your picture for a tip. There's not much to see in King Tut's tomb other than his mummy.
    Visited March 2023
    Written 4 March 2023
  • Apotri77
    Bhopal, India255 contributions
    The final resting place of Kings of Egypt & place where king tutenkhamen's Toumb was found
    Home to some 40 Toumb's of kings of ancient Egypt. This is also the place where British archeologist Howard Carter found king Tutenkhamen's toumb intact and pristine condition. Of the many toumbs a must visit is King Ramses 5 and 6th which are more elaborately decorated with ancient artwork and colours intact. It's worth mentioning that visit to thenunderground toumb requires steel decend downstairs as it goes a few 100 meters. A must visit for all those who are fascinated by Egyptian history and civilization. Some of the toumbs are very beautiful and preserved being arid area and undisturbwd by natural erosion. Only the crowd which flocks to see in large numbers causes some problems for serious visitors.
    Visited February 2023
    Travelled with friends
    Written 10 March 2023
  • Allan, Denmark
    Zealand, Denmark203 contributions
    Valley of the Kings
    Valley of the Kings is definitely worth a visit. Burial chambers with incredible decorations on the walls that tell a story. An insanely large piece of work in each and every burial chamber. Absolutely unique. The guide Nana was very well prepared, knowledgeable, humorous and sweet, even though us Northern Europeans were perhaps a bit slow and struggling with the heat on a very hot winter day March 3rd 2023 in the Valley of the Kings. This is also a must see, just like Temple of Karnak. A special thanks to Nana for the history along with this experience.
    Visited March 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 13 March 2023
  • Deanosaur89
    Edmonton, Canada2,145 contributions
    Great Experience
    We lucked out and had no crowds when we went on a weekday. A trip to Valley of the Kings could be done on your own with the right amount of haggling but we really appreciated the information and suggestions from our guide so we would recommend finding a good guide. At the Valley of the Kings you have to buy at least one entrance ticket to get into the area and that is 260 EGP. The entrance ticket gives you access to 3 tombs of your choice and there are usually 10 tombs open to the public which occasionally rotate. Please note that there are a few tombs (King Tut and Seti) that need an additional ticket and could cost 300 EGP or more to enter just one tomb. If you want to enter more tombs you can buy an additional entrance ticket to see three more tombs but we felt seeing three and King Tut's tomb was enough. Please note that King Tut's tomb is relatively small but is very well preserved. Our guide was perfect and gave us a lot of information before we entered the tombs so we knew what to look for and had that much more appreciation for the experience. There are electric trams which can take you up the hill after the ticket office for an extra 10 EGP but it is free to come back to the ticket office. There is also an attendant that will expect money for you to use the washroom at the ticket office and they will accept coins or small bills. Bring tissues if you want them to be clean. The area got very busy around 10 am and our guide informed us that the tour groups from Hurghada were just getting in. Between 8 and 10 was perfect on a weekday. We even had the cool opportunity to see the valley from a hot air balloon - this only happens when the weather is perfect but if you book a tour guide they can help with the booking.
    Visited March 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 15 March 2023
  • KerryR290
    Indented Head, Australia315 contributions
    Lots to see as a major attraction
    Being a major attraction it was absolutely packed with tourists, overwhelming actually. The tombs were amazing. You need To have good mobility to manage all the steps and being in a valley it’s hot , really hot! The cafes there have outrageous prices, you can negotiate on even buying a can of drink. If going go first thing in the morning
    Visited March 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 20 March 2023
  • KDJERO
    Saint Charles, Missouri759 contributions
    Amazing tombs...but expect constant harassment by vendors and guards
    This was a bucket list destination for me, so the tombs themselves get 10 stars out of 5. Your entry gets you access to 3 tombs, plus you can visit others such as King Tut for a nominal fee. And as other reviews have said, you have to run the gauntlet of vendors to get in and back out...and these guys are aggressive. Then, once inside each tomb, there was one or two "guards" who's job it is to keep people from touching things, etc. But in actuality, they are there to charge you a tip to take pictures for you or let you inside roped off areas for "unauthorized" photos. It's just a big scam but clearly allowed by the antiquity agency. At first, I thought it was cool to be able to get pictures others supposedly couldn't get, but by the second tomb, these guys got super annoying. But for me, that didn't take away from how amazing these tombs are, so hopefully it won't for you, either.
    Visited March 2023
    Written 30 March 2023
  • dfb260
    Staunton, Virginia465 contributions
    Impressive; a “must-see”!
    Numerous tombs to tour. “Basic ticket” gets you into three. Access to additional tombs comes at extra cost (nominal). Impressive engineering to create these structures; each is different. Some may make you claustrophobic due to small, hot enclosures. Most require long climbs in or out for access. Security personnel take advantage of their positions to charge extra for taking photos and or taking visitors into supposedly “off limit” areas. Currently an extra $10 US to see King Tut’s mummy in his tomb. Again, it is best to go very early or later in the day (2:00 or after) to avoid the largest crowds.
    Visited March 2023
    Written 30 March 2023
  • no_nonsense52
    Ashford, United Kingdom8 contributions
    Relaxed and amazing
    This tour has been on my bucket list for many years and I have at last seen the Tomb of Tutankhamen which took my breath away. Ameen was very professional and extremely knowledgeable in the history of Egypt. He answered all our questions to the fullest.
    Visited March 2023
    Written 31 March 2023
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Christian W
Newport, UK84 contributions
Jan 2024 • Couples
This place is incredible and a definite must see if you are in Luxor or the surrounding areas!

You are allowed to view 3 Tombs as part of your admission, the tombs are unreal!

How these were crafted all those years ago blows my mind!
Written 15 February 2024
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ken j
Manalapan, NJ919 contributions
Feb 2024 • Friends
The visit inside the 3 tombs was spectacular. You need a guide to explain the symbolism of what you are seeing. Colors in these 3 are still bright. King Tut tomb not impressive at all. Amazing place.
Written 14 February 2024
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Oct 2023 • Solo
Leading up to my solo travels in Egypt I was back and forth about hiring guides & drivers (gets $$ when going solo), joining a tour, or just winging it. I had already tried a bit of all of the above by the time I arrived in Luxor and I was looking to be able to go at my own pace at the sites without being rushed.

Armed with a copy of the AUC press Illustrated Guide to Luxor, I was so happy to find a trip advisor post recommending a local tuktuk driver, Teiyp who was helpful, honest, and went out of his way to provide terrific service arranging a boat across from the east bank, hopping between the sites, post office, the local falafel joint and sharing a bit of his local culture over my 3.5 days on the west bank in Luxor. Having dealt with bargaining the whole trip (with drivers often quoting 3x the rate) Teiyp was a breath of fresh air and I highly recommend his service! Teiyp can be reached by phone or whatsapp on +20 102 310 7495. If that number doesn't work you can try +20 102 348 0827.

Also highly recommend the Marsam Hotel, just below the Valley of the Kings. Beautiful hotel and amazing food!
Written 4 February 2024
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David O
Cairo, Egypt3 contributions
Feb 2024 • Family
The valley is filled with the tombs of the ancient pharos king...but thier body was taken to cairo about 63 tombs was found there...you must see ramsis the 1st the 4th and the 9th if you have the 3 tomb ticket...you can buy seti the 1st t and nefertari ticket but it will require more money
Written 2 February 2024
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Mohamed Salem
Luxor, Egypt3 contributions
Jan 2024 • Solo
Amazing Skillful sculptures,they can shape different stones to antiquities typical like Original in Alabaster factory
Written 30 January 2024
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Claude M
Vence, France933 contributions
Jan 2024 • Friends
It is hard to describe the valley of the kings and do it justice.
Our ticket included a choice of 3 tombs, all of variable accessibility. On a given day, verify which tombs are accessible (researches are ongoing, so temporary closures occur). There are plenty of beautiful tombs, so you will be pleased regardless.

We opted for Ramses IV (yellow theme, spectacular boat scenes), Ramses IX (monkey raising the alarm) and Ramses I (very deep underground). All 3 were amazing in beauty and scale.

Then we paid extra to visit King Tut's tomb, much smaller in scale since he died so you, but more intact due to its late discovery.

This site will blow you away,

Electric shuttles (Extra charge) available to if you wish to spend more time in tombs.
Written 29 January 2024
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Jacqui E
Bakersfield, CA5 contributions
Jan 2024 • Friends
Our tour guide Ahmed Anwer, was absolutely excellent! He was so knowledgeable, easy to understand & fun. He took us to Valley of the Kings, Hatshepsut Temple & Colossi of Memnon. The entire trip he had talked about the history of the area & also about daily life in Luxor & was patient & answered all of our questions. Highly recommend both the trip & Ahmed!
Written 21 January 2024
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Krmcg51
Tampa, FL46 contributions
Jan 2024 • Friends
Amazing and wonderful at the first sight. Defiantly a must do in Egypt. WARNING. DO NOT BUY THE DVD AND PHOTO PACKAGE . It is sold as EGYPT 7000 YEARS, ALL OF EGYPT with photos. The dvd is blank.
Written 19 January 2024
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RedLichtie65
Forfar, UK244 contributions
Jan 2024 • Couples
Visited here as part of a day trip from Hurghada organised by Red Sea Star Trips. What a place. If in Egypt, you must visit. The tombs are incredible and to think were made 1000s of years ago. A visit to King Tutankhamen tomb is extra payment and while it isn't the most impressive tomb there, you have to see it. Our guide, Amir was great and we thoroughly enjoyed the visit. Totally recommend it
Written 11 January 2024
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Beth G
New York City, NY26 contributions
Dec 2023 • Couples
King Sety I's tomb is by far the best of the paid tombs, justifying its high price. I recommend going to the 3 free tombs first, then visiting Sety's afterward. Any other order would be underwhelming. (King Tut's tomb is more crowded but less impressive!)
Written 8 January 2024
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