Deir el-Medina (Valley of the Artisans)
Deir el-Medina (Valley of the Artisans)
Deir el-Medina (Valley of the Artisans)

Deir el-Medina (Valley of the Artisans) Tours and Tickets

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Building Luxor’s monuments took an army of artists, stone-cutters, and builders, and many of them lived in Deir el-Medina. An ancient village here is a window into their lives, complete with homes, tombs, and irrigation pipes. It’s a fascinating place to visit, and it’s a refreshingly human contrast to the West Bank’s royal landmarks.

  • Open daily. Summer: 6am - 6pm, Winter: 6am - 5pm
  • Al Qarna, Luxor, 1340412

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What are people saying about Deir el-Medina (Valley of the Artisans)

Julien_S, Jun 2023
Alternative way of visiting luxof
It's an alternative part of visiting Luxor because most of the other excursions don't go to these valleys. Our guide was sympathic, competent and a perfect english.
Jennifer_P, Mar 2021
Great half day tour to very interesting sites
Great half day tour to very interesting sites - my trip to Luxor would have felt incomplete without seeing these places. My guide Mona was really knowledgeable and friendly.
Andrew_K, Jul 2023
These sites exceeded expectations!
Today we enjoyed a wonderful trip presented by our guide Hatem. He was very knowledgeable—advanced degree in Egyptology!—about the history of these sites. The sites themselves are considered the secondary sites of Luxor but to be honest, we found them as interesting and rich as the main sites, especially Habu Temple and also Deir El Medina (Artisan’s Village). Keep in mind these sites also have about 10% of the group tours as the major attractions such as Karnak and Valley of the Kings. All in all, a wonderful half-day trip that truly exceeded our expectations!
Experienced guide and customized experience
Hatem was a great guide, well-versed in Egyptian history of the new kingdom. He knew I was interested in history so He took his time to dive me in details about hieroglyphics, hidden symbols and special places in the Rameses III temple and Tombs of the nobleman. Deir-el-medina is worth the visit ! I recommend add to your tour the visit to Seti I temple, It's empty of tourist and worth it if you're interested in ancient history. On the other hand, There's a visit to an stone-workers shop where you can find and buy handcrafted work. If it's your first time negotiating something in Egypt I suggest ask your guide to help you bargain. as a personal tip always ask first for the price and bargain at least 50%. Note: Remember the tomb guardians may ask you for tips if they take you pictures. :) , do it ! They are really good photographers :) and I was alone in the funerary chambers so I strongly recommend it since your guide is not allow it to walk with you in. Enjoy! :)
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Q:What are Deir el-Medina (Valley of the Artisans) hours of operation?
Deir el-Medina (Valley of the Artisans) hours of operation: Open daily. Summer: 6am - 6pm, Winter: 6am - 5pm. Buy tickets in advance on Viator. If you book with Viator, you can cancel at least 24 hours before the start date of your tour for a full refund.