Private tour to Danderah and Abydos from Luxor

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This private Luxor tour offers a unique and enriching experience by combining visits to the Dendara and Abydos temples, which showcase a different aspect of ancient Egyptian history and religious beliefs. These sites provide insight into the worship of ancient deities and the mythological stories surrounding them.

**Tour Highlights:**

– **Meeting Your Egyptologist:** You’ll meet your knowledgeable Egyptologist guide, who will accompany you on this tour of Dendara and Abydos.

– **Dendara:** Begin your journey by traveling to Dendara, which is situated 85 kilometers north of Luxor. In Dendara, you will explore the Temple of Hathor, the goddess of beauty. This well-preserved temple features a massive stone roof, underground passages, and remarkable reliefs, including one of Queen Cleopatra IV and her son Caesarion.

– **Abydos:** After Dendara, your tour continues to Abydos, a city located 135 kilometers from Luxor. Here, you will visit the Abydos temple, known as the Temple of Seti I. It was constructed by King Seti I and completed by King Ramesses II. Abydos is believed to be the burial place of the god Osiris, the lord of the underworld. The temple’s walls are adorned with beautifully preserved paintings depicting gods and pharaohs.

– **Scenic Journey:** As you travel between these sites, you will pass through local villages and enjoy scenic views of the River Nile and the surrounding fields, providing a glimpse of everyday life in the region.

– **Return to Luxor:** After completing your tour of Dendara and Abydos, you will drive back to Luxor, where the tour concludes.

This private tour offers a fascinating opportunity to explore less-visited but historically significant ancient Egyptian temples and their associated myths. It provides a deeper understanding of Egypt’s religious and mythological traditions in a scenic and culturally rich setting.

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  • Pick up services from hotel & return
  • All transfers by a modern air-conditioned vehicle
  • Entrance fees
  • English speaking Egyptologist guide
  • All service charges and taxes

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  • Tipping to Guide, Driver, etc

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Giza Pyramids Complex

Indeed, the Giza Pyramids Complex is a magnificent necropolis that holds the key to unraveling the historical heritage of the world’s oldest civilization. Dating back to 2600 BC, these ancient structures are not only a testament to the incredible architectural and engineering skills of the ancient Egyptians but also a window into their culture, beliefs, and way of life. The complex, consisting of the Great Pyramid, the Pyramid of Khafre, the Pyramid of Menkaure, the Great Sphinx, and other associated structures, continues to be a source of wonder, fascination, and historical exploration for people from around the world. It stands as a testament to the enduring legacy of this ancient civilization.

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The Hanging Church

The Hanging Church, also known as the St. Virgin Mary’s Coptic Orthodox Church, is located in Old Cairo. It is one of the oldest and most historically significant churches in Egypt. The church dates back to the late third century and the beginning of the fourth century A.D., making it one of the oldest Christian churches in Egypt and the world. The church’s historical importance is attributed to its early establishment and its role as a center of Coptic Christianity in Egypt. It is named the “Hanging Church” because it was built on top of the water gate of the Roman fortress of Babylon, and its nave appears to be suspended over the gate. The Hanging Church is a remarkable testament to Egypt’s early Christian heritage and is a popular destination for tourists and pilgrims.

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The Egyptian Museum

The Egyptian Museum in Cairo is an iconic and easily recognizable landmark for anyone touring the city. Established in 1902, the museum was purpose-built to house the extensive collection of antiquities from ancient Egypt. It has since become one of the most renowned museums in the world, boasting a vast and invaluable collection of artifacts that showcase Egypt’s rich history and heritage. The Egyptian Museum is a must-visit destination for anyone interested in exploring the treasures of ancient Egypt, and it offers a remarkable journey through the country’s ancient past.

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Ben Ezra Synagogue

The Synagogue of Ben Ezra, located behind the Hanging Church in Old Cairo, holds historical and religious significance in the context of the biblical story of Baby Moses. According to tradition, it is believed that the site of the synagogue was where the box containing Baby Moses was found. This story is rooted in the biblical account of the infant Moses being placed in a basket and set afloat on the Nile River by his mother to escape the decree of Pharaoh. The Synagogue of Ben Ezra is a key site in the history of Jewish heritage in Egypt and a place of historical and religious importance.

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