Join a Valley of the Kings day trip from Hurghada and visit one of the most ancient and awe-inspiring royal burial grounds on Earth. See the tombs of famous Pharaohs such as Tutankhamun, Rameses II and Seti I.
Visit some of the ancient world’s most impressive monuments, including the Temple of Karnak, Colossi of Memnon and the temple of Hatshepsut on these essential excursions from Hurghada.
The Valley of the Kings lies on the west bank of the River Nile in central Egypt. It is almost 300 kilometers from Hurghada and can be reached by road.
It is possible to reach the Valley of the Kings by car from Hurghada. The journey is straightforward and covers around 290 kilometers. It takes about four hours to drive.
Take the 65 road south from Hurghada then head west on the 60 at Safada. Keep going until you cross over the River Nile at Qena then take the Giza - Luxor road south until you get to the Valley of the Kings.
There is a bus that runs a few times daily between Hurghada and the city of Luxor. The journey takes around 4.5 hours and costs from EGP190 (US$10) to EGP279 (US$15). You will then need to grab a taxi to the Valley of the Kings or take the ferry across the Nile and get a taxi on the West bank.
The most hassle-free way to travel is to take a Valley of the Kings day trip from Hurghada. These include transportation, pick up and drop-off at your hotel, and a knowledgeable guide to tour you around the sites.
The general ticket price for the Valley of the Kings is around EGP240 (US$14) and this gives access to three tombs. Some of the most popular tombs are not included in the general ticket price and cost a little more.
A typical Valley of the Kings day tour from Hurghada will start with pick up at your hotel where you will meet your guide and begin the lengthy journey (around four to five hours) by minivan or car to the Valley of the Kings.
Visit the vast temple complex of Karnak in the city of Luxor for a guided tour around the huge religious site. Next, visit the Mortuary Temple of Hatshepsut at the entrance to the Valley of the Kings to its huge statues and ancient architecture which dates back to around 1500 BC.
Next, you will visit the famous tombs of the pharaohs in the Valley of the Kings. Usually visitors explore three or more of the tombs, including the burial chambers of Tutankhamun, Seti I and Ramses II. There are over 60 tombs in all but only a fraction of them are open to the public at any one time.
There are a number of fascinating and awe-inspiring ancient sites in close proximity to the Valley of the Kings. Other places that may be visited on a Valley of the Kings day trip include the Collosi of Memnon, the Mortuary Temple of Seti I, The Valley of the Queens and the Temple of Khonsuirdis.
There are both private and group tours to the Valley of the Kings from Hurghada. Group tours can include up to 30 or more people, and are the most budget-friendly option for a Valley of the Kings day tour from Hurghada.
Explore the ancient temples and tombs of Luxor and the Valley of the Kings on a day trip from Hurghada. These full day tours include transportation and a guide who can recommend the best sights to see and explain a little of the history of each location.
These tours are group bus tours which can accommodate up to 30 participants or more.
Take a private Valley of the Kings day trip with transport and a personal guide from Hurghada.
Discover the Valley of the Kings, Karnak Temple, Hatshepsut Temple and more at your own pace. Travel in comfort without the crowds in a private chauffeured minivan or car, and enjoy a personalized experience for just you and your group.
Visit the famous landmarks of ancient Egypt on a leisurely 2-day excursion from Hurghada to Valley of the Kings. These jaunts include overnight accommodation in a local hotel and tours to the Valley of the Kings and Karnak with more time to explore and visit the sites.
Valley of the Kings tours are one of the most popular day trips from Hurghada and there are many to choose from.
There is lots to see and do in the Valley of the Kings so your day tour will be packed with sightseeing opportunities. Here are some of the most commonly visited locations.
The Valley of the Kings is one of the most important historic locations in the world. It features over 60 tombs carved into the sandstone rock which were the resting place for the pharaohs and rulers of Ancient Egypt from around 1530 BC to 1080 BC.
One of the most popular tombs is that of Tutankhamun which was discovered intact in the 1920s. Visitors can see the pharaoh's mummified body which remains in the tomb and the decorations that adorn the walls of the burial chamber.
There are many more magnificent tombs to discover however, including those of Ramses IX and Merneptah which are large and elaborately decorated.
The huge temple complex of Karnak, one of the largest religious buildings in the world, is a labyrinth of huge stone columns and ancient statues. It features an open air museum and the oldest known peace treaty in the world, which is carved into the Cachette Court wall and dates to around 1260 BC.
Karnak is located in modern day Luxor and is a must-visit on a journey to the Valley of the Kings.
Created by the female pharaoh, Hatshepsut, The Memorial Temple of Hatshepsut sits below towering and jagged cliffs, and is a very dramatic and atmospheric location. The temple is half cut from the cliffs and half constructed, and has an almost modern appearance though it is over 3,000 years old.
The two huge statues known as the Colossi of Memnon are around 18 meters in height and are all that remains of the Mortuary Temple of Amenhotep III. The stone statues are over 3,000 years old and were created to guard over the temple which was one of the largest of its era anywhere in Egypt.
The Valley of the Kings and all of the other ancient sites are open throughout the year. It is worth checking which tombs will be open prior to your visit as some may be closed for renovation purposes.
The Valley of the Kings is open from 6 AM to 5 PM everyday and the ticket office closes around 4 PM.
You can visit the Valley of the Kings any time of the year, but from October to April will have the most pleasant temperatures. The surrounding area is desert and temperatures in the Valley of the Kings regularly exceed 40 degrees Celsius from June to August.