Dendera Temple

Dendera Temple Half-Day Private Tour

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What You'll Do
  • See one of the best preserved temple complexes from Ancient Egypt
  • Visit the Dendera Temple complex on the west bank of the Nile
  • Look at the Dendera Zodiac
  • Discover the restored ceilings of the Hathor Temple
Explore the Dendera Temple complex on the west bank of the Nile. The half-day private tour from Luxor includes the Hathor Temple to see the Dendera Zodiac, reliefs, and restored ceilings.
What to Expect
Located on the west bank of the River Nile, the Dendera Temple complex is considered one of the best preserved temple complexes in Egypt. The vast complex is surrounded by a gigantic mud brick wall and was the site of chapels and shrines from the very early days of Ancient Egypt.

This 4-hour tour from Luxor by private vehicle includes a pick-up and drop-off at Luxor hotels, and transfers in air-conditioned comfort.

Arrive at the Dendera Temple complex, dedicated to Hathor, goddess of love, joy, and music. You will tour with an academic Egyptologist guide, who will point out depictions of Cleopatra VI on the temple walls, demonstrating fine examples of Ptolemaic Egyptian art. One depicts Cleopatra with her son, Caesarion.

Go to the rear of the temple exterior to see a carving of Cleopatra VII Philopator and the son she bore of Julius Caesar, Ptolemy XV Philopator Philometor Caesar. The ceiling of Hathor Temple has recently been cleaned, removing hundreds of years of black soot without harming the ancient paint underneath. As a result, the spectacular ceiling painting has been exposed in the main hall, and some of the most vibrant and colorful paintings dating from antiquity are now visible.

Hathor Temple is also one of the few Egyptian temples with an intact astronomical ceiling and accessible rooftop, where you can get fantastic views of the surrounding countryside.
What's Included
  • Pick-up and drop off at the place of your choice in Luxor
  • All transfers by private air-conditioned vehicle
  • Entrance fees to all mentioned sightseeing
  • Qualified Egyptologist guide
  • All service charges and taxes
  • Assistance of our personal during the tour
What's Not Included
  • Personal expenses
  • Gratuities
What to Remember
• Please bring a passport that is valid for 6 months
• Wear warm clothes in winter and cotton clothes in summer
• Wear comfortable shoes
• Bring sun block, sunglasses, and a hat

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