Dendera Temple of the goddess Hathor day trip from Hurghada
- One of the best preserved temples in Egypt
- The ancient pilgrimage site and healing center of Dendera
- Beautiful decorations in color
- Scenes of the queen Cleopatra with her son
- The sacred lake for priests’ ablution
- The Mammisi or the Birth House for a celebration of the birth of Hathor’s son
- Ceremonial crypts
- The remains of a 5th-century Christian basilica
- The famous Qena mosque of Sheikh el-Qenawi
All about the trip
Discover the beauty of the ancient art and architecture in one of the best preserved temple complexes in Egypt. Unlike Luxor, the temple dedicated to the goddess Hathor is situated in peaceful and green surroundings. It displays stunning carvings of ceremonial scenes made in color.
We will pick you up in your Hurghada hotel before breakfast. So make sure to ask your hotel reception a day before to make a breakfast box for you. An air-conditioned vehicle will take you 60 km from Luxor to the site.
The celebrations of the godly union of Hathor with the sun took place here every New Year. The ritual was performed on the roof of the temple. The premises of the complex also served as a university and an alchemists' laboratory.
You can admire the huge carvings of Cleopatra together with her son making an offering to Hathor or the 12 signs of zodiac whose replica is displayed in Louvre in Paris today.
You will see the sacred lake where priests made their ablutions, underground ceremonial crypts and a 5th-century Christian basilica.
On the way back from the temple we will see the famous Qena mosque where many pilgrims come to celebrate the birthday of its founder.What Wikipedia Says
What is included in the price
- Pick-up and drop-off in Hurghada hotels
- All transfers with an air-conditioned vehicle
- Tour guide qualified in Egyptology
- Entrance fee
- All services and taxes
- Lunch in a local restaurant
- 2 bottles of mineral water and 2 juices
What is not included in the price
- Pick-up and drop-off in hotels outside of Hurghada
Please ask a day before the trip at your hotel reception for a breakfast box to be ready for you the next morning so you can take it with you and eat once we reach our destination.
This activity is organised by The Chosen Tours, Port Ghalib 110/3, Port Ghalib, 84738, Egypt, +20 102 8685 533, firstname.lastname@example.org.
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