Day Tour To Dendera And Abydos Temples From Luxor

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Key Details

  • Mobile Voucher Accepted
  • Hotel pickup Available
  • Duration: 11 Hrs
  • Language:
    English
  • Departure Time :
    6:00 AM
  • Departure Details :
    Traveler pickup is offered
    Your Tour guide will pick you up from the Lobby of your Hotel in Luxor
  • Return Details :
    Returns to original departure point
  • Cancellation Policy :
    This activity is non-refundable Tours booked using discount coupon codes will be non refundable.

Overview

Enjoy full day tour to Dendera and Abydos Temples from Luxor. Drive for about 175km to the north of Luxor to visit the temple of Abydos, dedicated to Osiris, God of the afterlife. Then, in the way back to Luxor you will visit Dendera Temple, one of the best preserved temple complexes in Egypt And then transfer back to your hotel in Luxor.

Highlights

  • Led by a qualified Egyptologist
  • Get inside tips from a local
  • Step back in time on a history tour
  • All taxes, fuel surcharges and service fees included

Know More about this tour

Your expert tour guide will pick you up from your Hotel / NileCuise in Luxor and accompany you to visit the memorial temple of king Seti I at Abydos, which was built by Seti I and his son Ramses II for the God Osiris of the afterlife and resurrection. Abydos Temple is one of the most impressive religious structures in Egypt. The fine art reliefs incorporate the Abydos Kings list (showing the cartouche contains the names of the pharaohs of Egypt from the first dynasty to the 19th dynasty), There are seven chapels of Horus, Isis, Osiris, Amon Re, Ptah, Seti I, and Re-Horakhty. At the back of the temple, discover the enigmatic structure known as the Osireion, thought to be Osiris tomb. After finishing, enjoy free time to explore the temple at leisure

Continue to visit Dendera temple (Located 99km to the South of Abydos), It is one of the best preserved temple complexes in Egypt. The temple was founded by pharaoh Pepi I (2250 BC) and continued during the New kingdom (1550-1080 BC). What was left dates back to the Greco-Roman time in Egypt. The ceiling of the Dendera Temple has recently been cleaned, in a careful way that removed hundreds of years of black soot, without harming the ancient paint underneath. As a result the spectacular ceiling painting has been exposed in the main hall of Hathor temple, and some of the most vibrant and colourful paintings dating from antiquity are now visible. Discover the widely known Dendera zodiac relief found during the Greco-Roman time in Egypt, the crypts which was for keeping cult equipment, archives and magical emblems for the temple's protection, though the most important object kept in the crypts was a statue of the BA of Hathor, the Isis Birth House (Mammisi) raised by Nectanebo II and the temple sacred lake.
On the rear outside wall of the temple, the scenes showing the massive figure of Cleopatra VII and her son by Julius Caesar, Caesarion. Then enjoy free time to explore the temple at leisure. After finishing, you will be transferred back to your Nile Cruise / Hotel in Luxor.

Inclusions

Pick up services from your hotel in Luxor and return

All transfers by private air-conditioned vehicle

Entrance fees to all the mentioned sites

Qualified Egyptologist tour guide

Bottled water during the tour

All service charges & taxes

Entry/Admission - Abydos

Entry/Admission - Dendera Temple Complex

Exclusions

Any extras not mentioned in the itinerary

Tipping

Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking

All Travelers: Passports photocopies are required at time of booking

Luxor pick up & Drop off hotels Names are Required

Not wheelchair accessible

Most travelers can participate

Hundreds of speed bump roads make slow drive through many villages/towns

This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate

Face masks required for travelers in public areas

Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff

Social distancing enforced throughout experience

Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas

Gear/equipment sanitized between use

Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized

Guides required to regularly wash hands

Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons

Traveler Reviews

  • 20-Mar-2022

    Dendera and Abydos are amazing. The drive is a little long but absolutely worth it. Our guide Walid was excellent and made the trip perfect. He is extremely knowledgeable with a great sense of humor. He is absolutely awesome. Just WOW!

  • 10-Feb-2022

    Una experiencia preciosa. Bien organizado y con un guía cercano y con muchos conocimientos. Incluso si sabéis las bases, puede adaptarse a vuestro nivel y profundizar más sobre em tema. Muy recomendable.

  • 22-Jul-2018

    My daughter and I had a delightful afternoon trip to the Dendera Temple. A major reason why we enjoyed this half-day tour so much was because of one man; Emad Salama. Emad was professional from the very start. First, for confirming the tour and start time and then actually arriving on time to my hotel in Luxor. Second, he was teamed with an excellent and safe driver Mahmoud...winning combination. However, the qualities we enjoyed most were Emad's passion for Egyptian culture, the history, the religions, and the social system. Emad is very knowledgeable yet is able to communicate in a fun and entertaining way which translates in easier to remember all the information. I highly recommend Emad and feel I have a new friend. I would not hesitate to book him again for another tour. Thank you, Emad!