Half Day Tour to Dendera Temple from Luxor

Tour Number

Activity Level

9553


Categories

City, Museums / Culture, Youth and Family

Details

Kid Friendly: Yes.

Friendly: Yes.

Maximum travelers: 4

Language(s)

explanation

Arabic (fluent), English (fluent), German (fluent)

The cult center of goddess Hathor of love, joy & music


Come with me to visit Dendera city which is most famous for its proximity to the ruins of Dendara. It owes its modern prosperity to the opening of the Wadi Qena towards the Red Sea, which is a major traffic route between Upper Egypt and the Red Sea. Tourists traveling between Luxor and the Red Sea will assuredly pass through this City.

The city also has a considerable Islamic heritage and a famous Mosque. Abd el-Rahim settled in Qena upon his return from Mecca and founded a Sufi center here. Upon his death in 1195, the mosque was built above his tomb and became a place of pilgrimage. There is a huge modern mosque of Sheikh el-Qenawi in the main square which attests to his importance. I will take you around the city to visit the temple of hathor (aphrodite of ancient egypt) goddess of love, joy & music.

Itinerary

Early pick up in Luxor to visit the temple of Dendera (70 minutes drive) It is one of the latest Egyptian temples. Dedicated to the wife of the god Horus, it was built in Roman times and its decorations include Roman emperors alongside.
The Temple of Hathor was built between 30 BC and 14 AD, making it one of the youngest Egyptian temples. However, it was built on top of an older temple, the date of which remains unclear. It is probable that the design of the later temple is based on that of the older one.

Dendera was an ancient healing center, comparable to a Greek Asklepion or the Catholic Lourdes. Hathor, wife of Horus, was the goddess of the sky, fertility and healing, and the rituals performed by her priestesses included the use of a sistrum, or rattle.
It s the only one where you can go up to its roof to see the chapel of the zodiac (the first calendar of the world).

Meeting Point + Tour Duration

Meeting Point Options: Rail or Bus Station, Airport, Hotel, Address or Intersection, Monument/Building

Duration: 4 hours

Please Note *My colleagues will help me in making the paperwork, getting permissions, police convoys, others will help in the airports to meet and assist the customers or in picking up and dropping off in some places such as the dinner cruises, the sound and light shows or the ballooning trip in Luxor etc *I can't turn off my cell phone during the tour because diffidently I will receive phone calls from the authorities

Transportation

Brand new air-conditioned vehicles with a professional driver.
With ample interior space, an easy entry-and-exit sliding door and seating for 12 to take your family wherever you want to go, with ease.

What’s Included

Other: - Academic Egyptologist speaking guide during tour (me)
- Transportation by private air-conditioned deluxe vehicle
- Mineral water and soft drinks on board vehicle
- Shopping tours during the tour in Luxor bazaars
- Service charges and taxes included in tour price

Estimated Local Cash Needed

200 egyptian pounds - Egyptian Pounds

Comment: Entrance fees, lunch and personal spendings

What’s Extra

  • Food, Drinks, Snacks

Other: - Personal expenses
- Entrance fees
- Lunch

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    200 USD(for up to 4 people) (duration: 4 hours) deposit ?

  • Tour Number

    Activity Level

    9553


    Categories

    City, Museums / Culture, Youth and Family

    Details

    Kid Friendly: Yes.

    Friendly: Yes.

    Maximum travelers: 4

    Language(s)

    explanation

    Arabic (fluent), English (fluent), German (fluent)

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