Our Egypt Select Tours tour guide will pick you up from your hotel or Nile Cruise to one go in one of the extraordinary to 3 magnificent sites of the west bank of Luxor.
You will start your tour with discovering one of the largest well-preserved memorial temples in Luxor Medinet Hapu, the temple was constructed to commemorate King Ramses III "the last great warrior pharaoh of the new kingdom” after his death, by orders of the king himself.
The temple is decorated with scenes and texts illustrating the military victories of the king, as well as the rituals performed and festivals celebrated here, One of the most wonderful scenes engraved on the back of the southern tower of the temple's pylon, is the oxen hunt, which depicts Ramses III, leading his chariot, hunting wild oxen. Then, proceeding to witness the memorial temple of the great warrior king "Ramses II" The Ramasseum, It was dedicated to God Ra. Most of the walls of the temple are illustrated with scenes of the military campaigns of king Ramses II especially the great battle of Qadesh in which the king defeated the Hittites. In front of the ruins of the first pylon, there once stood a colossal statue of Ramses that was more than 1000 Tons in weight and 18m high, you can still see the remains of it today.
After this site you will go visit the last site in our tour where you will see the remains of the ancient Workmen's Village in Deir el-Medina , The village was founded during the reign of King Thutmose I (from the 18th dynasty) and flourished until the end of the 20th dynasty. It was the home of artists, craftsmen, and workers who built and ornamented the royal tombs in the Valley of the Kings. Above the settlement, hidden within the cliffs, are the workers’ tombs. They include some of the finest decorated private tombs in all of Thebes, like the tombs of Sennedjem, Inherkau, and the Tomb of Peshedu. At the end of the tour, our tour guide will pick you up back to your hotel in Luxor.