In the morning you will be picked up from your hotel in Luxor by an air-conditioned car to go to the Valley of the Workers (Deir El Medina). This is the place where the workmen of the royal tombs used to live. The entire village has been completely excavated by archeologists. The village was inhabited by workmen who were responsible for the construction and decoration of the royal tombs, but also for the texts written on the walls of the tombs, which offer a unique view into the daily life of an ancient Egyptian community. After visiting the workers village, you will head on to the Valley of the Queens (Wadi El Malakat). This valley was called Ta Set Neferu in ancient times, a phrase that can mean The Place of Beauty and also The Place of Royal Children and Wives. It was used in the New Kingdom as a burial place for several royal wives, princesses, and princes. It is a lovely place, this small, unshaped valley, curving south and west. Rugged limestone cliffs jut upward, their strata turning and twisting in dramatic contrast to the horizontal beds of other Theban hills.
After touring the sites you will be transferred back to your hotel by an air-conditioned vehicle.