Tour To Dendera&Abydos from Hurghada

15 Hours

Description

Enjoy full day private tour to Dendera and Abydos Temples from Hurghada. Drive for about 210 km to the east of Hurghada to visit the temple of Dendera, one of the best preserved temple complexes in Egypt. Then, drive to the north about 110 km to visit Abydos, dedicated to Osiris, God of the afterlife. Then, transfer back to your hotel in Hurghada.

Itinerary

Your expert tour guide will pick you up from your Hotel in Hurghada and accompany you to visit Dendera temple (Located 60km to the north of Luxor and 110 km from Abydos and 201 km from Hurghada). It is one of the best preserved temple complexes in Egypt. The temple was founded by pharaoh Pepi I (2250 BC) and continued during the New kingdom (1550-1080 BC). What was left dates back to the Greco-Roman time in Egypt. Discover the widely known Dendera zodiac relief found during the Greco-Roman time in Egypt, the crypts which was for keeping cult equipment, archives and magical emblems for the temple’s protection, though the most important object kept in the crypts was a statue of the BA of Hathor, the Isis Birth House (Mammisi) raised by Nectanebo II and the temple sacred lake. On the rear outside wall of the temple, the scenes showing the massive figure of Cleopatra VII and her son by Julius Caesar, Caesarion. Then enjoy free time to explore the temple at leisure.
After finishing, you will be transferred to AbydosAbydos temple was built by Seti I and his son Ramses II for the God Osiris of the afterlife and resurrection. Abydos Temple is one of the most impressive religious structures in Egypt. The fine art reliefs incorporate the Abydos Kings list (showing the cartouche contains the names of the pharaohs of Egypt from the first dynasty to the 19th dynasty), There are seven chapels of Horus, Isis, Osiris, Amon Re, Ptah, Seti I, and Re-Horakhty. At the back of the temple, discover the enigmatic structure known as the Osireion, thought to be Osiris tomb.
After that, you will have your lunch in restaurant in front of the temple. After finishing, drive back to Hurghada.

 

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