Start with the Valley of the Kings, burial place of the kings of Thebes (ancient Luxor), you will have a brief stop at the visitors center. Guides are not permitted inside the tombs, but we will tell you what to look for inside the elaborately decorated rooms. Then we will visit the Temple of Hatshepsut, one of the most striking monuments in Egypt. We will introduce you to the history of the temple and the story of Queen Hatshepsut, the famous female ruler of Egypt who posed as a male to gain the throne. Then we will take a brief photo stop at the Colossi of Memnon, which mark the site of the funerary temple of Amenhotep III. In addition you will have the chance to visit an alabaster factory and purchase genuine items if you wish.