Dendera day trip from Hurghada

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Enjoy a day tour from Hurghada with Private English-speaking Egyptologist qualified guide will escort you around the beautiful temple and allow you to explore its wonders for 2.5 hours. After, enjoy a  lunch, and a 30-minute sailing trip on the Nile River. When complete, you will head back to Hurghada for hotel drop-off.

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Pick up time from Hurghada hotel at 06:00 am, Drive 3 hours to visit the temple of the Goddes Hathor, The Goddes of love, Music

Arrive at Dendera at 09: 00, You will be accompanied by Egyptologist tour guide, He will explain the history of the temple 

Dendera temple

The Temple of Hathor was largely constructed during the Late Ptolemaic period, specifically during the reign of Ptolemy XII and Cleopatra VII. Later additions were made during the Roman period. Although built by a dynasty of rulers who were not native Egyptians themselves, the design of this temple has been found to be in accordance to that of other classical Egyptian temples, with the exception of the front of the hypostyle hall, which, according to an inscription above the entrance, was constructed by the Emperor Tiberius.

Apart from these, there are also scenes in the temple complex portraying the Ptolemaic rulers. For example, carved onto the external face of one of the temple walls is a huge relief of Cleopatra VII and her son by Julius Caesar and co-ruler, Ptolemy XV (better known as Caesarion). The two Ptolemaic rulers are shown dressed in Egyptian garb, and offering sacrifices.

Hathor was also regarded as a goddess of healing, and this is evident in the presence of a sanatorium in the temple complex. Here, pilgrims would come to be cured by the goddess. Sacred water (which was made holy by having it poured onto statues inscribed with sacred texts) was used for bathing, unguents were dispensed by the priests of Hathor, and sleeping quarters were provided for those hoping that the goddess would appear in their dreams, and so aid them.

After visiting the temple.we will have lunch in Qena City then we depart to Hurghada

 

Highlights

  • See The temple of Hathor
  • The zodiac of Dendera
  • The Egyptian Calendar
  • The mysterious crypts
  • Cleopatra the seventh

 

This Tour is  included

  • Private tour guide
  • Lunch
  • Entrance fees
  • Mineral water

This Tour is excluded

  • Tips
  • What you'll get
  • Duration 200 minutes
  • Skip the line, get in faster
  • Pick-up service

Route

  1. Hurghada (EG)