Tour : Luxor - Full day excursion to Dendarah and Abydos

Enjoy this full day excursion taking in two unique sites that are slightly off the traditional tourist trail.

Hathor, the ancient Egyptian goddess of love and joy, was what Aphrodite was to the Greeks and Venus to the Romans. It was at Dendarah, some 60kms north of Luxor, that the Egyptians worshipped Hathor in a temple, which is exceptionally well preserved.
This full day excursion also includes a visit to Abydos, another 60 Kms drive north of Dendarah.

Abydos occupies an important place in the religious history of Pharaonic Egypt. By the end of the Old Kingdom, its local god, Osiris, was the most prominent and popular of the Egyptian gods, since he was considered the god of afterlife. According to the popular tradition, Osiris’ head was buried in Abydos. Here Seti I and his son Ramses II built a beautiful temple in 1300BC.

Duration: 8 hours
Departure: 7:30 am.