Dendera Temple Complex

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From Hurghada: Private Day Trip to Abydos and Dendera

1. From Hurghada: Private Day Trip to Abydos and Dendera

Be picked up from your hotel in Hurghada and relax as you drive to the Abydos Temple. Find out why this was once considered one of the holiest places on earth. Explore the cult Osiris and learn more about the gateway to the underworld.  Admire the Seti Temple with its filigree reliefs, which are among the best in the New Kingdom. Listen to your knowledgeable guide tell you more about the legendary rulers, as well as pharaohs who should probably be forgotten. Continue to the monument of Osireion, which was built in honor of Osiris. Hear about the most powerful man in the Egyptian Empire. Drive to Dendera Temple to see one of the best preserved temples in Egypt. See the last temple built in Greco-Roman times. Marvel at decorations from Roman rulers alongside Egyptian gods at a temple dedicated to Hathor, the goddess of love, joy, happiness, and music. See a beautiful sculpture of Queen Cleopatra VII.

From Luxor: Nile Cruise to Dendera w/ Temple Tour and Lunch

2. From Luxor: Nile Cruise to Dendera w/ Temple Tour and Lunch

Enjoy a scenic cruise on the Nile River from Luxor. Head toward the Dendera Temple Complex and take a tour of the Temple of Goddess Hathor, one of the most well-preserved temples in Egypt. On board, you can enjoy a buffet lunch, a coffee break, and make use of the spacious facilities. After arriving at the meeting point, board the Lotus. Originally built in Cairo in 1989, it was renovated in 2022 and includes an onboard bar, disco, changing rooms, swimming pool, and restaurant. Make yourself comfortable before setting sail toward the Dendera. Take in the sights along the river, including Luxor's historic monuments and the surrounding scenery. Lunch will be served on the way to the Dendera Temple Complex. Upon arrival, take a guided tour of the Temple of Goddess Hathor and learn more about its history. On the return journey, there will be a coffee break and you're also welcome to sunbathe, take a swim, and make the most of the onboard facilities before arriving back in Luxor. Once the boat has docked, you can dance the night away at the disco or enjoy an a la carte dinner (not included in the cost of the tour) under the stars.

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What people are saying about Dendera Temple Complex

Overall rating

5.0 / 5

based on 3 reviews

We were on several trips to ancient Egyptian places, but none were as strikingly beautiful as the Temples of Abydos and Dendera. It is really strange that this tour is so way down the list, as is was definitely the best we had from our holiday in Egypt. The Egyptologist astounded us with his intricate knowledge of the inscriptions and ancient Egyptian beliefs. I would also like to point out that the food we received at the restaurant was the best food I have eaten so far in Egypt. Alone the restaurant is worth traveling to Abydos. The tour is somewhat pricey, but considering what you get, it is actually a bargain. A comfortable car + excellent food + Egyptologist with a huge knowledge on Ancient Egypt + Beautiful temples combine to make a tour we definitely enjoyed. Highly recommended to those who want to really get to know about ancient Egypt and enjoy Egyptian cuisine.

The day trip from Hurghada to Dendera and Abydos is recommended without a doubt. The information provided by the guide at the temples of both locations made up for the long journey. In Dendera, we got to know the Hathor Temple, one of the best-preserved temples in Egypt, and we were able to see the filigree representations, especially in the temple part of Seti I. experience in the Osirium in Abydos.

On this excursion you will get to know ancient Egypt. The temples are absolutely worth seeing and few tourists. Our guide Salim and driver Hamadi introduced us to Egyptian history with great knowledge and wit. At the end we were even able to read some hieroglyphs independently. The excursion is highly recommended if you want to get to know the real Egypt.