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Egypt Excursions and Day Tours
/ Dendera and Abydos Day Tour from Luxor
Tour departs from centrally located Luxor hotels. Please include the details of your hotel at the time of booking.
Tour returns to the original point of departure
Dendera is located about 60 kilometers north of Luxor on the west bank of the Nile River opposite the town of Qena. The temple of Dendera is one of the beautiful temples that stand out among the other structures in the South of Egypt. The temple was dedicated to the goddess Hathor, the goddess of maternity and love. The temple is distinguished by its well-preserved wall paintings and ceilings, its wide and huge entry, and detailed carvings. Many pieces of evidence show that many religious structures go back to the Old and New Kingdoms that reflect the holiness of the area. However, the current temple date back to the Greek period with many additions and expansions during the Roman era, with the birth house or (Mamisi) dating back to the late period. Your private guide will explain the important parts of the temple and basic reliefs.
Following this impressive visit, you will visit the archeological site of Abydos. The site is always famous for being the cult of Osiris and Isis. It is also the place for many temples and tombs. Touring the site of Abydos, visitors will have the chance to see the major attractions there such as the temple of Osiris, the temple of Seti I, and the temple of Ramses II. You will visit the main attractions in the company of your Egyptologist guide who will tell you the history of the temples and explains the walls and columns reliefs. At the end of the tour, you will be dropped off back at your hotel.
Price quotes are in US dollars per person per trip and are valid until April 30th, 2020. Please inquire for pricing over Christmas, New Year’s, and Easter holidays.
Reservations should be made as early as possible to book the desired holiday. Space on a given tour will be secured upon receipt a deposit of 25% of the full price. This payment will be 50% during the Christmas and New Year holidays and on packages including airfare. This deposit counts as part of your final payment. Deposits can be made by bank wire transfer or sent via Western Union or paid using a credit card (Visa or MasterCard). Payment should be received within 7 days of booking.
If your tour includes airfare, additional charges for your children may apply
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