Location: Luxor, Egypt
Rating: based on 8 reviews
Take a tour from Luxor to Dendara either by road in an air conditioned vehicle or by boat along the Nile River to see the well preserved Temple of Hathor, Temple of Isis and Coptic Basilica. Your qualified Egyptologist guide will introduce you to the main features of the complex before allowing you additional free time to explore at leisure.
- Private guide for a more personalized tour experience
- Led by a qualified Egyptologist
- All entrance fees included
- Free hotel pickup and drop-off included
- Air conditioned transport
The approach path to the Temple of Hathor is between two Roman fountains that end at the massive entry gate. Hathor was the goddess of pleasure and love and was generally shown as a cow, or woman with a cow’s head.
The enclosure walls are mud-brick and date to the Roman era. Within the walls are the temple, two birth houses, a Coptic Basilica, a sanatorium, a sacred lake and the Temple of the Birth of Isis.
The temple has a long history with evidence that Pepi I (Old Kingdom) rebuilt the temple, while other texts refer to reconditioning by Thutmose III, Amenhotep III and Rameses II and III (New Kingdom). Additions were made during the Greek, Roman and Ptolemy periods.
Departure Point: Tour departs from centrally located Luxor hotels or Luxor Port
Departure Time: 7:00am – Hotel pickups commence prior to this time, you must contact the local service provider to verify your exact pickup time.
Return Details: Tour returns to original point of departure
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Very well organized tour! We chose the boat option and it was great! We got picked up by the local agent at Luxor, taken down the road to the Iberotel where we boarded the boat. Took a 4 hour trip up to Dendara where a lovely guide met up with us and took us around the temple. What an amazing sight, you get to see the sunset too which is amazing! Highly recommended
Reviewed by: Craig H, United Kingdom