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Private Day Tour To Dandara Temple
  • Tour Category

    Private Tour

  • Tour Types

    Architecture, Archeology, History

  • Duration

    5 Hours

  • Activity Level

    Easy

  • Language

    English, French, German, Italian, Spanish

Description

Leave in the morning to enjoy your tour to visit the Dendera Temple Complex which dedicated to the wife of god Horus. The Temple of Hathor, the dominant building of the complex, was largely constructed during the late Ptolemaic period, specifically during the reign of Ptolemy XII and Cleopatra VII. 

Highlights

Visiting Dendara Temple


  • Day Tour to Dendara from Luxor expand_more
    • Proceed from Luxor in the morning to enjoy your tour to visit Dendera Temple which dedicated to the wife of god Horus.

    • The temple has been modified on the same site starting as far back as the Middle Kingdom and continuing right up until the time of the Roman emperor Trajan. The existing structure was built no later than the late Ptolemaic period. The temple, dedicated to goddess Hathor, is one of the best-preserved temples in whole Egypt.

What's Included
  • All transfers throughout the tour A/C limousine  

  • All entrance fees to the sightseeing 

  • tour guide escorted by an Egyptian tour guide degree qualified in Egyptology

What's Excluded
  • Any extra tours

Know before you go
  • Day Tour to Dendara from Luxor: Leave Luxor morning to enjoy your tour to visit Dendera Temple which dedicated to the wife of god Horus.

  • The Temple of Hathor was largely constructed during the late Ptolemaic period, specifically during the reign of Ptolemy XII and Cleopatra VII. Later additions were made during the Roman period. Although built by a dynasty of rulers who were not native Egyptians themselves, the design of this temple has been found to be in accordance with that of other classical Egyptian temples, with the exception of the front of the hypostyle hall, which, according to an inscription above the entrance, was constructed by Emperor Tiberius.

  • Apart from these, there are also scenes in the temple complex portraying the Ptolemaic rulers. For example, carved onto the external face of one of the temple walls is a huge relief of Cleopatra VII and her son by Julius Caesar and co-ruler, Ptolemy XV (better known as Caesarion). The two Ptolemaic rulers are shown dressed in Egyptian garb, and offering sacrifices.

  • Hathor was also regarded as a goddess of healing, and this is evident in the presence of a sanatorium in the temple complex. Here, pilgrims would come to be cured by the goddess. Sacred water (which was made holy by having it poured onto statues inscribed with sacred texts) was used for bathing, unguents were dispensed by the priests of Hathor, and sleeping quarters were provided for those hoping that the goddess would appear in their dreams, and so aid them. 

Meeting Point

Luxor, Luxor City, Luxor, Egypt

Cancellation Policy

For cancellations upto 2 days before the tour -

Refund of 80% of the tour price.
Price Details
Adult
1 To 2 USD 145 Per Person
3 To 6 USD 95 Per Person
Child
1 To 3 USD 75 Per Person

This is a private tour

Tour Reviews
  • T

    I cannot even possibly express enough adequate praise to properly illustrate just how impressive this tour company is to work with. Initially I had been hesitant to book private tours and had pre arranged cruise tours for our Middle East excursions due to not being as familiar with the potential for immigration and security challenges in the various ports of call but after two geriatric cruise tours of bathroom breaks every fifteen minutes and cattle call bus torture I knew we needed an escape plan for our much anticipated visit to Egypt .. From the moment I sent my Whats App inquiry to the owner (Ashraf) it was clear that we were in good hands as his communication was flawlessly responsive, positive and professional. But it was the actual execution of every element of our incredible visit that puts this service provider head and shoulders above the rest. There was not a moment where we were navigating alone unescorted throughout the day for a single second. From the exceptional pre-communication to the timely pickup at the port to the visits with both a tour guide and private driver to each of the sites to our perfectly timed return to the ship there was not a single hollow note or concern for safety and security. Our comfort, satisfaction and overall experience were their number one priority and it was plainly evident throughout our visit . Genuinely could not have been better and our family has made lifelong memories here that we could not be more grateful for. Already dreaming of our next visit to Egypt and there's zero question who we will be working with to lead the way .. Thanks so very much Ashraf and team for a Holiday to remember!!

  • Nidhee

    If you have booked Luxor Private Tour , be rest assured you're in the best hands in Egypt . They look after you right from the time you land at the airport to your departure . Every Little travel detail is well taken care of . I highly recommend Luxor Private Tour .

  • ABHISHEK

    I booked my tour through Luxor Private Tour. Absolutely fantastic and 5 Star service. Here are some highlights;

    - Visa on arrival was already arranged (British citizens don’t even have to queue up). My visa sticker was waiting for me as soon I landed

    - Super comfortable Toyota van for sightseeing. I covered Cairo, Aswan, Abu Simbel, Luxor. Everywhere the driver was very professional, courteous, punctual and spoke good English

    - Very knowledge tour guides, some of them were teaching at University. Their knowledge was very deep, and yet they only talked us about most important and interesting information

    - Despite peak season, at a very short notice we were able to do the Ballon ride in Luxor at peak flight time, 5AM.

    - WiFi connectivity throughout the trip. We were provided our own dedicated dongle which kept my emails and what’s app working throughout my time in Egypt.

    And best of all, was a very hands on, personalised and extremely professional service from the owner Mr. Ashraf. He was available 24/7, and was always checking on every single item. Even before we would reach a site, he would message hope you have reached safely. And as soon we would finish a site, he would message asking how was the experience. Ash is very passionate and cares a lot for his clients, and goes a long way to ensure expectations are exceeded.

    In my case, he personally came to see us off at the Luxor Airport to wish safe travels. Wow!! Which travel agency can provide such a fantastic service.

    Highly recommend Luxor Private Tour for Egyptian adventures.

    Abhishek (United Kingdom)

  • Victor

    Based on the experience of two friends, I contacted Asraf for booking a tour. Everthing has been amazing and really professional. We have really enjoyed these 4 days. He provided everything and helping us with everthing, even he booked for us the plane tickets to come back to Cairo, because they weren't available online. The guide Ahmed has been awesone as well. I would recommend everyone planning to come to Egypt to contact Asraf, you won't regret it. We had a blast and we will contact him back when we return to Egypt for our trip to the Res Sea.

    Thank you so much for everything!

  • Ron

    We booked through Ashraf a trip on a cruise from Aswan to Luxor.  Ashraf was amazing and took care of all our needs, even when we did not feel well he made sure to talk to the boat manager so that we could rest and enjoy as much as possible.  It is highly recommended.  The trip included a cruise, excellent private guides, shuttles and entrance tickets to all the sites.

  • Susanne

    We booked a really individual 10 days tour. That means , that we booked our flights and hotels by our own, give the fixed dates and places of interests to Ashraf and he managed everything else. All transfers , guides, drivers, entrance fees, Nilecruise, private drive to Abu Simbel and so much more. Looking every single moment after us, care so lovley about us, looking to fullfill all our whises, even a trip to an untouristcic animal market and to a snakecharmer. 

    So we became more than friends in a short time.

    Thank you guys for everything.

    So i can highly recomend Ashraf ang his team, special thanks to Ash,  Ahmed and Abdullah.

    If you are searching for a very flexible team, who are always on time and fix any problem  and all that for a good price, choose them.

  • Claudia

    An amazing tour created by them, where they took care of every single thing since we arrived until we left 

    Mohammed,our tour guide is amazingly knowledgeable and just a wonderful human being 

    You can't go wrong choosing them, instead of clients, they treat you like family 

    Thank you Ash and crew for showing us your amazing country 

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  • Kris

    We took a custom tour of Abu Simbel and Luxor = superb Dr Mohamed as a guide = if you want someone to show you misteriuos stuff outside common paths = demand him to be a guide, friendly drivers, all on time and flexible, Ash thanks for your hospitality and effort. Next time I visit Egypt we have to meet again :)

  • Aissata

    By far the nest experience I could've had. Egypt was always on the list of places I wanted to visit but was apprehensive. From the planning of the trip, they made it so convinient for me and adapted to the experience I wanted to have. They made sure I was safe and accompanied at all times as a solo woman traveler. The team ( Abdoulah, Mahmoud, Ashraf and Mohamed) were absolutely amazing, Knowledgeable and made my experience a one in a life thing. I would a 100% recommend Luxor Private. 

  • Alison

    If there was an option for 6 stars I would give it to them.  This tour was fantastic!  We saw everything we expected and then some.  I thought seeing the Pyramids and the Sphinx would be a life changing experience, and it was, but it was just the tip of the iceberg.  Our tourguides (both Mohammeds, as well as our drivers) were wonderful.  We were able to customize our tour to see exactly what we wanted.  We toured Egypt from literally top to bottom (Alexandria to Abu Simbel) and saw so many things.  Tombs, sarcophogus, hieroglyphs, massive statues, hot air ballon rides, Nile cruises.  And riding camels by the Pyramids was a  bucket list item that was checked off in a huge way. As a woman traveler, even with my husband, it is easy to feel uncomfortable in a new country and strange culture. I could not have felt safer and more secure, both during our day trips as well as at night in the hotels Luxor Private Tour chose for us.  Thank you for the fantastic experience, for your gracious hospitality, and the attention to detail you and the "Mohammeds" provided. If this review hasn't conveyed that this is a trip I would highly recommend to anyone, here it is. JUST GO! And make sure to book with Ashraf and the Mohammeds. You will not be disappointed.

  • Jeff

    I can't say enough about the trip to Egypt my wife and I just took with Luxor Private Tour.  From the initial response when we were researching companies to the drop off at the airport the trip was seamless, comfortable, memorable, and safe.  We experienced so much that Egypt has to offer. From camel rides by the Pyramids, to a Nile Cruise, to a hot air balloon trip over the Valley of the Kings, every day was full of wonderful and personalized attention and experiences.  And our tour guides were absolutely fantastic, from start to finish. After all, how many times do you get a PhD with a specialty in conservation of Egyptian history to take you through temples and explain to you not just what you're looking at, but how the people lived thousands of years ago? We knew there was history, but Mohammed made history come alive.  And when we had a request, whether it was to eat in a local restaurant or get our laundry done, the team at Luxor Private Tour delivered on every request, and then some. The hotels selected were spotless and the staff could not have been nicer or more attentive.  What's even better, we were able to have all of this as a private trip just my wife and I. Their team arranged private drivers that made us feel safe every step of the way.  I can't thank Ashraf and his team enough for making this bucket list trip a wonderful reality.  Thank you again and we are looking forward to coming back and traveling with you again!

  • Annisa

    Best Trip I did In my Life The Places and Temples we Visit are just  gorgeous every Place is a whole new experience It was a bonus that the Entrance Fees were Included so we not worry about The Hassel Of Paying it Every time Ash Did a magnificent job organization everything from the start to end in Aswan We had trouble with Our Flights Ash Was So quick to Fix it we thought we going to miss Our Flight Back home but He saves the day  So I highly recommend Them you will never Feel like a foreigner in egypt

  • Cicily

    Ash is great at what he does. First he was the only tour operator that responded to my custom tour request with an actual custom tour. The others just sent back the typical tour that everyone does even though I specifically asked for pricing for custom/private tour. Once I booked with Ash he was very communicative and even met us before the tour and took us to dinner and a night out in Luxor. Once he got to meet us in person and got a feel for our personality he made some last minute enhancements to make sure we would be happy and we were. Our tour guide Rama and driver Youssef were amazing and showed us a great time. We really got to experience the city and they made sure that our every need was met. 

  • Tatiana

    I can’t review the booking process per day because I didn’t handle that part but I did very much enjoy the 2 day Siwa Oasis custom tour that Ash was able to make for us. He communicated well with us before, during and after our tour. Last minute he found us a flight out of Cairo which helped us avoid a 8-9hr drive. This was greatly appreciated although we did have the sacrifice a day out there. We found our hotel/glamping accommodations but he had a tour guide travel with us which was very helpful because the driver in Siwa had very limited English. The trip itself was great and the tour guide Rama was not only knowledgeable but people in Siwa knew her and we felt like we got extra attention. She also takes the best pictures for you! Ash himself was very attention oriented and although our tour hadn’t even started, we found ourselves in Luxor and he met up with us and showed us a great time. We went to an amazing dinner and had front row seats to a very special fireworks event. We drove back to Cairo with a private transfer and stopped for lunch where Rama (our tour guide) had helped arrange a safe lunch location. Overall, it was a great tour that had a lot less headaches and back and forth than our other tours we had planned in Egypt. Thank you Ash, Rama and Youssef for a wonderful experience. 

  • James

    Was not what were initially going to do but definitely was the best decision for this visit. Ash coordinated everything extremely well and Mohamed was the best host and guide anyone could ever ask for. This was a trip of a lifetime and they made it all happen. Would not do it again unless I had them planning it for us. 

  • Jean

    Ashraf contacted us and turned our piece meal trip through Egypt to a highly organized adventure of a lifetime. 

    We don't normally ever travel with a guide but the safety, security, and organization of our trip was no comparison.   We learned how significant the organization of the trip impacted our comfort level in such a different  culture. We traveled with ease. 

    Ashraf also further customized our trip to include some things not initially on the itenerary such as Mt Sanai, golf in Sharm and Sharm  city tour. 

    Mohammed led us through the sights with knowledge, comfort, and brilliance describing Egyptian culture and history. There are not enough words to describe him as the addition making this an extraordinary adventure. 

    The whole trip was about catering to our needs and that is how it made us feel. 

    I would highly recommend them and will use them again   

  • John

    It was a great experience to see Egypt from Abu Simbel till Alexandria with private guide and transfers. Our tour guides were very friendly and very kwnoledged! Definitely i would recommend this tour to anyone who likes to see the Best of Egypt at his own peace!

  • James

    We had a great three day adventure in Luxor thanks to Ash and his team. It was great to have a guide who was happy to re-arrainge the daily schedule to meet our desires. Having a private guide and driver allowed us to see what we wanted without being constrained by a rigid schedule like the big tour groups. I highly recommend Private Luxor Tour company. Be sure to request Rama. She is the best guide in Luxor! 

  • Mark

    Ash arranged a tour of Sohag's unique Red and White Monasteries.  The Red Monastery has been recently restored, and is one of the world's best preserved Byzantine monuments. It's not an easy site to reach  He arranged a friendly driver who helped us access the site and have a wonderful experience.  Highly recommended.

  • GEORGIA

    I had a solo 15 days trip in Egypt organized by Luxor Private Tour  and everything was perfectly organized. My driver Ashy with great patience and without any objection  managed to go to see everything I wanted on a long trip to the country. My guide  Rama with her knowledge and experience made my journey a journey not only of adventure but also of knowledge.  And Yussef with his perfect cooking he added the aroma of Egypt δθρινγ our evenings in the desert. Ashraf  from Luxor Private Tour who organized this trip for me kept all his promises and made the trip unique. The hotels were good, the car as well and he with great kindness and willingness made me feel that for a some days I also belonged to Egypt.Thanks to all of you  my trip was wonderful. THANK YOU

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