With Your Egypt Tours Combine a morning in Dendara where you can visit the Temple of Hathor, before continuing for an afternoon of sightseeing in Abydos, home to “The Cult …
Combine a morning in Dendara where you can visit the Temple of Hathor, before continuing for an afternoon of sightseeing in Abydos, home to “The Cult of Osiris” . It is a place where most ancient Egyptians would have made a pilgrimage to at least once in their lifetime. The approach path to the Temple of Hathor is between two Roman fountains that end at the massive entry gate. Hathor was the goddess of pleasure and love and was generally shown as a cow, or woman with a cow’s head. The enclosure walls are mud-brick and date to the Roman era. Within the walls are the temple, two birth houses, a Coptic Basilica, a sanitarium, a sacred lake and the Temple of the Birth of Isis. The temple has a long history with evidence that Pepi I (Old Kingdom) rebuilt the temple, while other texts refer to reconditioning by Thutmose III, Amenhotep III and Rameses II and III (New Kingdom). Additions were made during the Greek, Roman and Ptolemy periods. Abydos in Middle Egypt is an ancient holy place and burial ground of the rulers of the late prehistoric proto-kingdom, as well as the first attested kings of the politically unified Egyptian state. Buildings constituting the settlement area in northern Abydos dating back to Predynastic times have been found around Kom es-Sultan, while recent excavators have found an Old Kingdom residential area to the south-east which contains a street of mudbrick houses with courtyards and a faience workshop with its kilns. Abydos is home to “The Cult of Osiris”, the god of the dead. It is said the head of Osiris was buried at the site after he was murdered by his brother. This is a private tour allowing you to determine the amount of time spent at each of the sites during the tour.
Dendara and Abydos day trip from Luxor
DepartureTime : 8:00 am
Duration: 10 hours (approx.)
Departure Point: Tour departs from centrally located Luxor hotels or Luxor Port
Return details: Tour returns to original point of departure
Hotel Pickup: Tour departs from centrally located Luxor hotels. Please include the details of your hotel at the time of booking.
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Child prices are not applicable, adult prices apply to all travelers.
Infants aged 2 years and under are free of charge, provided they do not occupy a seat
Prices are per person.
Our pricing is updated constantly to ensure you always receive the lowest price possible.
Qualified Egyptologist guide
Hotel pickup and drop off
Transport by air conditioned vehicle
Food and drinks, unless specified
This tour must be booked at least 48 hours in advance of your travel date
Confirmation of this tour will be received at time of booking
The duration of transfers are approximate. The exact duration will depend on the time of day and traffic conditions.