Dendera & Abydos Tour

Dendera & Abydos Tour

$70 per Group / Trip

On this Full-Day Tour, you will travel to the magnificent temples of Dendera and Abydos, located on the West Bank of the Nile, North of Luxor.

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 Who Are We?

Egyptian Sidekick is a non-profit, fair-tourism network of English-speaking, Egyptian university students, local guides and their international friends. At Egyptian Sidekick, we facilitate personalized sightseeing and cultural experiences in-and-around Cairo, Alexandria, Luxor and Aswan in Egypt, providing maximum flexibility for all travelers at a low, flat daily rate.

Which Sidekick is right for you?

Dendera & Abydos | Dendera Only | Abydos Only Full-Day Tour
Airport Drop-off Following your Tour
We guarantee a professional and hassle-free experience
Your Sidekick will meet you at your hotel or residence
Sites open at 8 AM and close at 4 PM each day
You are welcome to stop for food & drink, or to shop

DENDERA & ABYDOS

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 What’s Included?
  • 1 Sidekick & Driver(s)
  • A/C Transportation
  • Complete Supervision
  • Unlimited Sightseeing & Travel
  • Full-Day Availability
  • Dendera & Abydos | Dendera Only | Abydos Only
  • 7 AM to 8 AM Start Times
  • Pick-up & Drop-off
  • Gratuities

 What’s Excluded?
  • Site Admission
  • Food & Drink

 ISIC Student Card
  • Discount25-53% 

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Itineraries & FAQs

 
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You can choose the sites you wish to see yourself, choose one of the itineraries, or have your Sidekick create one for you.

 Admission
  • Please note that site admission is charged in Egyptian Pounds (EGP) by site authorities at each location.
  • A discount between 25-53% off the regular price of admission applies at most sites for students with a valid ISIC student card.

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Temple of Abydos

Seti I, Ramses the Great’s father, built the memorial temple of Abydos, and the end-result is widely seen as the greatest, and most beautiful New Kingdom temple ever constructed. Carved figures and symbols have retained their original colours. Moreover, the temple features the famous pharaoh’s list, a chronological, religious list of cartouches showing Egyptian pharaohs that Seti I and his contemporary viewed as those ancestors who were worthy of remembrance. Hatshepsut and the mono-theistic, sun disk-worshiping pharaoh Akhenaton are both missing. North of the temple is the Osireion, a partly-flooded underground area built by Merenptah for the worship of Osiris, the ruler of the underworld.

Dendera Temple

This near-intact temple of the goddess Hathor from the Greco-Roman period was built by the Roman emperor Tiberius, but the site had been an active religious centre as early as the reign of pharaoh Khufu. The complex is very much intact, with brilliant blue paint on its column tops and ceilings. Dendera is famous for its wall carvings featuring the ancient Egyptian zodiac. The Dendera Zodiac, a circular stone relief is in the Louvre, in Paris. Dendera is also famous among fringe historians for a wall depiction of a supposed electrical lighting system, complete with a lightbulb and power cords. Egyptologists claim Egyptian deities hold eggplants instead.

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