Private Tour: Dendara from Luxor

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Private Tour: Dendara from Luxor
from £45.52
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Travel from Luxor to Dendara by road in an air conditioned vehicle 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.
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In Brief

Location:
Luxor, Egypt
Country:
Egypt
Duration:
12 hours
Operates:

By Bus
Daily

By Boat
Tuesday and Sunday

(Please note that the boat transfer to Dendara is not private and there will be other passengers present on the vessel)

Highlights:
Private guide for a more personalized experience
Led by a qualified Egyptologist
All entrance fees included
Free hotel pickup and drop-off included
Overview
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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 sanitarium, 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.

Inclusions

  • Qualified Egyptologist guide
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Private transportation by air-conditioned minivans
  • Entry/Admission - Dendera Temple Complex

Exclusions

  • Gratuities
  • Food and drinks, unless specified

Departure Time

7:00 AM

Departure Point

Luxor Railway Station, Luxor City, Luxor, Luxor Governorate, Egypt

Traveler pickup is offered
Departure Point: Tour departs either from centrally located Luxor hotels or from the Luxor Port
Tour Modes: By Bus
Daily

Returns To

Returns to original departure point

Additional Information

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate

Booking Information

You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.

Cancellation Terms

This trip is fully refundable up to 96 hours prior to the commencement of your trip.

Booking Terms and Conditions

When you book this trip, you need to read and accept the terms and conditions for booking our day trips in excursions.

Hotel Pickup

When you book, we will ask you to select a hotel to be picked up from. Once your booking is confirmed, we'll send you a confirmation voucher with full contact information (phone number, email address) for our local operator in case you need to update or change your hotel pick-up details.

Here are answers to some commonly asked questions about hotel pickup:

What if my hotel is not listed?
That's okay. When you book you can select an hotel from our list and make your way there on the day of departure; or you can contact our local operator directly to make alternate pick-up arrangements.

What if I have not yet booked a hotel?
Once your hotel arrangements are finalised, you can contact our local operator directly with your hotel details.

What if I live locally, am staying with friends or relatives, and/or don't require pick-up?
Once your booking is confirmed, we'll send you complete details and directions to the tour/activity departure point.

Scoring an average traveller rating of 4.56 out of 5 based on the last 9 recent reviews

Dendara is very special as the colours are still visible and intact. The local people were so warm and welcoming. I loved the Zodiac. Even the drive is amazing watching day to day life.
• Submitted 30 Dec 2013
This was a Birthday gift for our Daughter's 40th Birthday. She absolutely loved every minute and could not fault the trip. Food was amazing. Only disappointments were that the Temple itself was being re-built in places, which spoiled the overall atmosphere/photo opportunities. Otherwise, fan-tas-tic! Highly Rec to all.
• Submitted 21 Apr 2011
By boat was awesome as we accomplished a Nile Cruise at the same time. Don't forget to bring music, books, etc as most of the day is spent on the boat it is a really nice one even a small pool. Please pass along to the tour operator that the broken down bus on June 1 on the way back to the boat was handled totally inappropriately - this should not affect your decision to take this tour it was clearly a one-off however the bus driver and tour guide refused to allow the passengers to get to the boat terminal for over 1 hour while they tried to fix the bus. The driver didn't want to give his water to the elderly tourists in the 45C heat - the bus driver should be told this is completely unacceptable. The tourguide also didn't help the tourists know what was happening during this wait. The bus driver should have allowed us to take taxis the approx. 7 minute drive back to the boat within the first 15 minutes. The bus driver was very rude to some females who demanded he give the elderly people water. Unfortunate but ended up being a story I can tell people at home. The tour was excellent though and Dendara is fascinating!
• Submitted 14 Jun 2010
Great trip, floating on the Nile reading Agatha Christie's Murder on the Nile, and then this beautiful temple.
• Submitted 07 Feb 2010
Very well organized trip! 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
• Submitted 05 Feb 2010
Excellent and friendly service. Wonderful guide and it all exceeded expectations.
• Submitted 06 Nov 2008
Fantastic day. Well organised, very good value for the money. Excellent guides and very good food on the boat. A very relaxing day.
• Submitted 23 Aug 2008
Transfers early morning and late evening by Viator highly recommended. Tourist information on board a bit improvised and meager, nice lunch on board and good local guide at Dendara.
• Submitted 24 Feb 2010
I would beware, in this temple we got set up to be robbed by one of the tourist police who we reported. I would suggest taking your own toilet roll as they hand you one sheet! It was ok I suppose but a bit boring, you would have to like that kind of thing. We went by bus but now I wish we had taken the boat option as this would have added to the day.
• Submitted 23 Aug 2008

In Brief

Location:
Luxor, Egypt
Country:
Egypt
Duration:
12 hours
Operates:

By Bus
Daily

By Boat
Tuesday and Sunday

(Please note that the boat transfer to Dendara is not private and there will be other passengers present on the vessel)

Highlights:
Private guide for a more personalized experience
Led by a qualified Egyptologist
All entrance fees included
Free hotel pickup and drop-off included