This tour begins with a drive to Abydos, the home of the Legend of Osiris. It is here that Osiris was resurrected after having been killed by his brother Seth, and allowed to continue powers as Lord of the Afterlife. The Temple of Dendera is dedicated to Hathor, goddess of joy, dance and love who was reputed to have had healing powers and the sick journeyed here to be cured. .
You will be picked up from your hotel in Luxor to drive to Abydos, enjoying the Local road and viewing the farming villages along the river banks. Arrive at Abydos, visit Temple of Seti I , join us on a voyage through time .watch as scenes of local Egyptian life pass you by as you lounge in a/c Van.
For the Ancient Egyptians Abydos was one of the holiest sites in the world. As the cult center of the god Osiris, and gateway to the underworld, it was a popular place of pilgrimage and burial. You will tour the main Temple of Seti I, built around 1300 BC by Seti I and his son Ramses II. Notable for its fine reliefs, it is considered among the best of the New Kingdom. Drive back toward Luxor and stop at the vast Dendera Temple complex.
Dendera is The largest and most impressive building in the Denderah temple complex is the temple of Hathor (often referred to in older texts as the Temple of Tentyra) which is one of the best preserved in all Egypt and was one of the most important cultic sites of ancient Egypt.
The present temple of Hathor was largely built by Ptolemy XII and Cleopatra VII (Netjeret-merites) and added to by Trajan. When Cleopatra took her own life following the defeat of Mark Anthony by Octavian (Augustus) the decorations on the external walls had only just begun. There are a number of carvings on the temple walls depicting Cleopatra VII and her son, Ptolemy XV (Caesarion), the son of Julius Caesar.
The Temple ceiling is decorated with a complex and detailed star chart depicting the goddess Nut and elements of the zodiac (the latter being introduced by the Romans). Much of the original paint can still be seen on this beautiful ceiling.
One of our Egyptologist will accompany & guide through the trip to the unique temples.
What's Included & Extra Info :
â˜†Entrance Fees to the mentioned sites.
â˜†Academic Egyptologist speaking guide during tour.
â˜†Transportation by private air-conditioned deluxe vehicle.
â˜† Mineral water and soft drinks on board vehicle.
â˜†Kids under 6 for free-and kids under 12 are 50% off tour price.
â˜†Tour is available in English, Spanish, German, French and Italian languages.
â˜†25% deposit to book and the balance of payment on day tour.
â˜†Confirmation for this tour will be received after receiving a deposit .
â˜†Flexible cancellation policy and no charges for changes.
â˜†You will be met at the pier by our representative who will be holding a sign in your name and our company Egypt Best Day Tours.