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Tour To Dendera Temple And Abydos Temple From Luxor

Day Trip

Essam A.

Luxor
English
9.5 hours
Private tour (only you and your group)
Up to 12 people

Enjoy a full-day tour to Dendera and Abydos from Luxor. Explore the prestigious Temple of pharaoh Seti I at Abydos and the extraordinary Temple of Goddess Hathor at Dendera with your professional tour guide.

Itinerary

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Meeting Point

At your hotel reception.

06:00

Pick up from your hotel

I will pick you up from your hotel to drive together to Abydos to visit the stunning Temple of Seti I.

09:00

Temple of Seti I in Abydos

In the holy city of Abydos, the cult center of the god Osiris, you will visit the amazing Temple of pharaoh Seti I (1323-1279 BC). This temple is unique in its design among the Egyptian temples which takes the form of the letter L. The temple was dedicated to seven various deities, Osiris, Isis, Horus, Amun, Re-Horakhty, Ptah, and Seti I as a deity.

The temple is divided into three sections. The rear segment includes seven chapels of the gods of the temple. This section was entirely constructed and decorated by Seti I. The middle section includes the Hypostyles of the temple. This section was constructed by Seti I and decorated by his son Ramses II. The third section of the temple is completely damaged and was entirely made by Ramses II.

11:00

Drive from Abydos to Dendera.

We will drive from Abydos to Dendera to visit the magnificent Temple of Hathor.

12:30

Temple of Hathor at Dendera

Dendera is just 55 km north of Luxor. It was known as Tnatre, and it was the capital city of the sixth Nome of Upper Egypt in ancient times.

The main feature of the complex of Dendera is the temple of the goddess Hathor. The Temple of Hathor is one of the most well-preserved antiquity sites in Egypt today and is an excellent example of traditional Pharaonic architecture. The Temple of Hathor was built primarily during the Ptolemaic Dynasty, which was a period of Greek rule in Egypt. However, the construction of the temple was completed under the Roman Emperor Trajan, who is seen depicted on the walls of the complex making offerings to Hathor. The temple complex also includes a monumental gateway, constructed by Trajan as well as Domitian, another Roman emperor.

The temple is very popular for its ceilings astronomical scenes and its crypts as well the Egyptian Zodiac located on the top floor. Just a replica of the zodiac is found at the temple while the original is at the Louvre Museum in Paris.

14:00

Drive from Dendera back to Luxor.

We drive back from Dendera to Luxor after the tour of Dendera Temple.

15:30

Drop off at your hotel.

I will drop you off at your hotel by the end of your tour.

Ending Point

At your hotel.

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Inclusions & Exclusions

What‘s included

Hotel pick up and drop off.

Transportation.

Entrance fees of all sites of the tour.

Licensed Egyptologist tour guide.

Police permits.

Gas, parking, and local taxes.

What‘s not included

Gratuities.

Drinks and meals.

Important Information

Please feel free to contact me for any arrangement. I am happy to make a customized plan for you!

Hats, cameras or cell phones, flat shoes, sunglasses, and sun creams are recommended for this trip.

Cancellation Policy

  • Free cancellation - 30 days prior to meeting time
  • 50% Refund - 15 to 29 days prior to meeting time
  • No Refund - Within 14 day(s) prior to meeting time
$69/ per person