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A day tour to Dendera and Abydos from Luxor

Created with Sketch. Cairo, Egypt


7 hours

Tour Type

Daily Tour

Group Size



English, Espanol, Francais, German, Italian, Russian


Discover north of Luxor and visit the well preserved temples of Dendera and Abydos with their well retained visible colors.  The tour’s start time is flexible, but usually the tour starts around 8 AM, takes a duration of seven hours. This private tour includes Pick-Up with our air-conditioned vehicles at your requested location, and Drop Off at your requested location. The tour also provides Entry Fees + Taxes Services, Tour Guides with an experience of 15+ years, and a bottle of water during the day.


  • Explore Dendera Temple complex
  • Tour The temple of Seti I
  • Roadtrip from and back to Luxor


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Explore Dendera Temple complex
Explore Dendera Temple complex

You will be picked up from your hotel, Nile cruise or the airport by one of Gem Explore's Egyptologists. You'll drive to Dendera temple. It is located about 2.5 kilometres (1.6 mi) south-east of Dendera, Egypt. It is one of the best-preserved temple complexes in Egypt. The whole complex covers some 40,000 square meters and is surrounded by a hefty mudbrick enclosed wall.

Dendera temple complex which was constructed in the Greco Roman period and incorporates ruins of old and new kingdom. there are two Roman wells in front of the temple entrance and three parallel chapels to each other, the temple is well preserved and originally was a healing center dedicated to Hathor goddess of fertility and healing and the wife of god Horus. the most fascinating sight of the temple is the roof chapel dedicated to Osiris , the walls and the columns are covered by Roman emperors figures with Egyptian gods reliefs .

Tour The temple of Seti I
Tour The temple of Seti I

Abydos temple is one of the most visited Luxor attractions, the main features of the temple is well preserved , even the paintings on the wall still keeping its own colors, the most famous figure of the temple is a long list of royal kings names since the monarchy family started in Egypt, it is called "Abydos list of kings". The temple of Abydos is also known as the temple of Seti I, constructed in 1300 B.C by king Seti and his son Ramses II of the new kingdom. the roof of the temple is note much damaged but the pylon and the forecourt are mostly destroyed, but still have partial reliefs of king Ramses II fighting enemies in the battle of Qadesh . the stairs leads to the upper second court where are some pillars decorated with reliefs of king Ramses II greeting the gods of the temple (Osiris, Isis and Horus ). the outer hypostyle hall of the temple is covered by king Seti reliefs that was completed by his son after Seti's death. The inner hypostyle hall is made of sandstone and limestone in which some parts remained unfinished but the completed sections are shown king Seti making offerings Osiris and Horus.


  • Expert tour guide
  • Entry fees + Taxes and Services
  • Transfers by air-conditioned Vehicle
  • Water Bottle during the day
  • Tipping
  • Personal Shopping
  • Additional Fees


Full day (7+ hours)



Tour's Location

Created with Sketch. Cairo, Egypt


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