Abydos Dendera Trip Luxor


Are you ready for an adventure like no other? Join us on an incredible journey from Luxor to Abydos and Dendera to explore two ancient temples full of history and artwork.

Your expert Egyptologist guide will take you on a mesmerizing tour of the Abydos Temple, where you’ll witness the impressive art reliefs showcasing the pharaohs of Egypt and the seven chapels dedicated to different gods.

But that’s not all; you’ll also get to see the enigmatic Osireion, believed to be the tomb of the god Osiris. Afterwards, we’ll stop for lunch before heading to the Dendera Temple Complex, one of the best-preserved temple complexes in Egypt. The recently cleaned ceiling of the Hathor temple will leave you in awe of its vibrant and colourful paintings dating back to antiquity.

Don’t miss the widely known Dendera zodiac relief and the scenes depicting Cleopatra VII and her son by Julius Caesar, Caesarion. With pickup and drop-off at your Luxor hotel or Nile Cruise, this full-day private tour is the perfect way to explore ancient Egypt’s remarkable history and artwork. So, what are you waiting for? Join us on this adventure and discover the mysteries of Abydos and Dendera!

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Abydos Dendera Trip Luxor is a fascinating individual tour of the monuments in Abydos and Dendera from Luxor – Egypt!

We recommend the excursion because it allows tourists to see many attractions. These attractions exist in two cities – Dendera and Sohag. Also, these monuments are from two different eras of Egyptian history – Ancient Egypt and the Roman Empire. It lets you get a lot of joy and learn more about the country’s history.

Highlights on Individual Trip to Abydos & Dendera from Luxor

  • See the Temples of Abydos.
  • Lunch at a restaurant.
  • Also, admire the Temple of the goddess Hathor in Dendera.

Program of the Private Trip to Dendera-Abydos

Schedule in Abydos

  • Once you arrive at Sohag governorate, you will begin your excursion to the Abydos Temple Complex. It is a vast complex of temples and buildings which lies in Abydos. The complex combines different temple towerings. In this Temple, your guide will explain the place. And then, he will show the frequently visited sites of this large complex. Of course, your guide will have a task to show all these temples. Also, he will give you free time to take pictures.

Agenda in Qena

  • As soon as you get Qena, you will have lunch. Then, you will drive back to Qena. It will be your first stop in this city.
  • Following lunch, you will drive to the nearby village of Dendera, where you can visit the Dendera Temple Complex. Once again, your guide will explain and show the frequently visited places of this large complex. This complex has different temples and buildings. Therefore, your guide will have a task to show all these temples. Also, he will give you free time to take pictures.

Departure to Luxor

  • Finally, you return to Luxor after a fantastic trip in Abydos – Dendera.
  • The Individual Trip to Abydos & Dendera from Luxor ends at approximately 08:00 pm.

What does the Price of Abydos & Dendera Individual Trip Luxor include?

  1. Tickets for visiting temples.
  2. Lunch.
  3. Drinks.
  4. Private guide.
  5. Also, a Private vehicle to Abydos–Dendera and back to the hotel.

What does not the Program of individual Trip Luxor include?

  • Additional excursion programs, if not included in the above program.

Items to take with you for the individual trip to Abydos from Luxor

  1. Breakfast box.
  2. Also, bring suitable clothes for the season.

Booking Days of Abydos & Dendera Individual Trip Luxor

  • Daily from 04:00 – 20:00.

What can you see during your trip to Abydos & Dendera from Luxor?

Dendera Temple Complex

Dendera Temple, ComplexThe temple complex at Dendera is quite large, boasting a basilica, two birthhouses, a sacred lake, and numerous other temples and shrines within its walls. Structures at the site hail from various ancient Egyptian eras, with monuments from the Middle Kingdom, the Ptolemaic Era, and the Period of Roman provincial rule.

Evidence shows that the first building on the site went up around 2250 BCE, but the vertical structures mostly date from the Ptolemaic Era forward. In 1995 BCE, construction likely began on the Mentuhotep II monument, the oldest existing system, when the site was rediscovered.

The Mentuhotep monument has since been moved to Cairo. The oldest form is from Nectanebo II, built ca. 345 BCE. It may be more accurate to say the structure as we know it began in 54 BCE when construction started on the Temple of Hathor, the most prominent structure at the Dendera complex.

The Temple of Hathor is one of Egypt’s most well-preserved antiquity sites today, an excellent example of traditional Pharaonic architecture. The Temple of Hathor was built primarily during the Ptolemaic Dynasty, a period of Greek rule in Egypt.

However, the construction of the Temple was completed under the Roman emperor Trajan, who is depicted on the walls of the complex making offerings to Hathor. The temple complex also includes a monumental gateway constructed by Trajan and Domitian, another Roman emperor.

Cult of Hathor

This site was the centre of the cult of Hathor. It was believed that during a period known as the Happy Reunion, Hathor would journey from her Temple at Dendera to spend some time with her husband, Horus, at his Temple in Edfu.

This “reunion” was a yearly occurrence, and at the end of the celebration, the return of Hathor to Dendera was thought to signal the official beginning of the flood season of the Nile.

Zodiac of Dendera

The Temple originally housed the famous Zodiac of Dendera. This bas-relief with human and animal figures represented a night skyscape. It was found on the ceiling of a chapel in the Temple of Hathor, where the mysteries of the resurrection of the god Osiris were celebrated. Egyptologists determined it should be interpreted as a map of the sky rather than a giant horoscope or a perpetual astrological tool.

The particular configuration of the planets among the constellations shown in the Zodiac of Dendera occurs only about once every thousand years. Two astrophysicists dated it between June 15 and August 15, 50 BCE. Two eclipses are represented on the Zodiac exactly where they occurred at that time.

The representations of the signs of the Zodiac as we know them today did not appear in Egypt until the Greco-Roman Period. This monument reflects how Egyptian cultural elements merged with Babylonian and Greek astronomical and astrological theories due to the Assyrian and Babylonian deportations of the eighth and sixth centuries BCE and the Persian and Greek invasions of the sixth and fourth centuries BCE.

The Zodiac of Dendera was transported to France in 1821 with the permission of Mohamed Ali Pasha, the Turkish ruler of Egypt at the time. It is currently on display at the Louvre in Paris. The Egyptian government has asked for its return.


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Number of Tourists

1 in a group of 1 Adult, 1 in a group of 2 Adults, 1 in a group of 3 Adults, 1 in a group of 4 Adults, 1 in a group of 5 adults, 1 in a group of 6 Adults, 1 in a group of 7 Adults, 1 in a group of 8 Adults




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