Dendera day trip from Luxor

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From EUR 70

Enjoy half Day trip to Dendera temple from Luxor ,Pick up time from Luxor hotel at 07:00 am, Drive 1 hour to visit the temple of the Goddes Hathor, The Goddes of love, Music Arrive at Dendera at 08: 00, You will be accompanied by Egyptologist tour guide, He will explain the history of the temple 

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07:00 Am
Pick up from Hotel in Luxor and Depart to Dendera

An Early pick up from your hotel in Luxor and Drive to Dendera temple , The Distance is 60 K.m and it takes 1 Hour driving, We will take Luxor-Qena Agricultural road, Get Great Experience about  life in Egyptian upper Egypt villages

08:00 Am
Visit Dendera temple

Arrival to Qena, Qena is a very beautiful City and Cross the Nile to the west bank to Visit Dendera temple

Dendera temple

The Temple of Hathor was largely constructed during the Late Ptolemaic period, specifically during the reign of Ptolemy XII and Cleopatra VII. Later additions were made during the Roman period. Although built by a dynasty of rulers who were not native Egyptians themselves, the design of this temple has been found to be in accordance to that of other classical Egyptian temples, with the exception of the front of the hypostyle hall, which, according to an inscription above the entrance, was constructed by the Emperor Tiberius.

Apart from these, there are also scenes in the temple complex portraying the Ptolemaic rulers. For example, carved onto the external face of one of the temple walls is a huge relief of Cleopatra VII and her son by Julius Caesar and co-ruler, Ptolemy XV (better known as Caesarion). The two Ptolemaic rulers are shown dressed in Egyptian garb, and offering sacrifices.

Hathor was also regarded as a goddess of healing, and this is evident in the presence of a sanatorium in the temple complex. Here, pilgrims would come to be cured by the goddess. Sacred water (which was made holy by having it poured onto statues inscribed with sacred texts) was used for bathing, unguents were dispensed by the priests of Hathor, and sleeping quarters were provided for those hoping that the goddess would appear in their dreams, and so aid the

Back to the Hotel

 Back to your hotel in luxor

Highlights

  • Visit Egypt most beautiful  temple
  • Hathor Goddess of love
  • See the Queen Cleopatra Figure behind the temple
  • Visit Crypts under the temple
  • See astronomical ceiling of the temple 
  • The Ancient Egyptians Calenders
  • Osiris and Isis love story

Included:

  • Private tour guide
  • Entrance fees
  • Mineral water

Excluded:

  • Tips

Please remember to bring:

  • Hat
  • Sunglasses
  • torch