Dendera and Abydos Day Trip
Duration:

1 Day

Type:

Private Tour

Run:

Everyday

Pick-up Time:

About 05:30 AM

Dendera and Abydos day trip from Hurghada

Take Dendera and Abydos day trip from Hurghada, visit two spectacular ancient temples on a full-day trip. Dendara temple is one of the best preserved in Egypt with full color still visible on its walls and ceiling. And the mortuary temple of Seti I in Abydos is one of the most important archaeological sites of Ancient Egypt. Abydos Temple is a standout destination for lovers of history, hieroglyphs and architecture

Included / Excluded

Included

  • Pick-up and return from your hotel in Hurghada

  • All transfers by private air-conditioned vehicle

  • Entrance fees to all mentioned sightseeing

  • Lunches at a local restaurants

  • Bottled water during the tours & transfers

  • Qualified Egyptologist tour guide

  • All service charges and taxes

Excluded

  • Any extras not mentioned in the itinerary

  • Personal expenses

  • Gratuities (Tipping)

Tour Itinerary

You will be picked up from your hotel in Hurghada, el Gouna and drive to by air-conditioned vehicle (almost 03:00 hours), where you will be met and accompanied by your own Egyptologist tour guide to visit the Temple of Hathor at Dendera, one of the best preserved temples in Egypt. The last Egyptian temple built during the Greek and Roman’s time. The main building is dedicated to the gods Hathor of love, happiness, Joy and Music. Dendera is one of the few Egyptian temples with an intact astronomical ceiling and accessible rooftop, offers fantastic view of the surrounding countryside. One of the temple’s most distinctive features is its unusual hypostyle hall featuring capitals of the goddess Hathor in her celestial bovine form, the beautiful ceiling depicts the hours of the day and night as well as the journey of the sun, moon and the stars across the sky. One of its ceilings is decorated with a plaster cast of the zodiac signs. It is one of the few Egyptian temples where it is still possible to walk on the roof and admire the attractive surrounding countryside. Not only that but this temple has the only relief which represented the infamous Cleopatra and her son by Julius Caesar (Ptolemy XV).

Drive on to visit Abydos Temple, the cult center of the god Osiris and gateway to the underworld (believed to lie under the nearby hills), it was a popular place of pilgrimage and burial. The temple of Seti I at Abydos was one of the holiest sites in the world, built around 1300 BC by Seti and his son Ramses II. It is especially notable for its fine reliefs, considered among the best of the ancient Egyptian art.

Abydos temple is well noted for the seven sanctuaries, which contain the best reliefs in the temple. From left, the small sanctuaries are dedicated to Seti I, Ptah, Re-Herakhte, Amun, Osiris, Isis and Horus. The Abydos king’s list is considered by Egyptologists to be one of the most important “documents” in their field. After finished, transfer back to your hotel in Hurghada.

Notes: -

– Tour price currency is set to US Dollars per person per trip and can be paid in US$, Euro, GBP or EGP.

– Pick-up and drop off from any hotel in Hurghada is free of charge. Pick-up and drop off from El Gouna are available for an additional fee.

Cancellation: Nile Holiday does not charge a cancellation fee for any cancelation due to ‘force majeure’ reasons such as volcanoes, earthquakes, or reasons beyond control.

Children policy: –

Child (0 – 05.99) free of Charge

Child (6 – 11.99) Pay 50 % from the tour price

12+ Pay full tour price as per adult person

Price (Per Person)

Single

$ 325 Per Person

2 Persons

$ 175 Per Person

3 Persons

$ 145 Per Person

4 Persons

$ 125 Per Person

5 Persons

$ 110 Per Person

6 Persons

$ 95 Per Person

From $ 95

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