Day cruise to Dendera temple, tours, prices, booking
Day cruise to Dendera temple will include a visit to Dendera complex by boat. In fact, the day cruise to Dendera temple will let you enjoy the sights of the lush Nile Valley. Moreover, you will enjoy the the ancient temple. Day cruise to Dendera temple done by a motor boat such as Lotus Boat. It also done by a Felucca from Luxor, North to the site of the temple. In fact, the trip is approximately 60 km. The timing depends on whether you take a motorized boat or a Felucca and on sailing conditions. It is a lovely way to see the Nile up close and to visit one of Egypt’s best preserved temples.
In day cruise to Dendera temple tour, you will spend your time on the boat for Bird Watching. You will also enjoy sun bathing taking in the Nile’s greenery or enjoying a good book. In fact, the tour will let you also enjoy the gorgeous natural scenery of the Nile Valley. Day cruise to Dendera usually starts in the early morning. In fact, it includes the temple entrance fees in the package and give you the option of lunch. The trip takes most of the day. The way back to Luxor from Dendera takes longer as the sailing against the flow of the river.
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Dendera temple is one of the best-preserved temples in Egypt. The area used as the sixth Nome of Upper Egypt, south of Abydos. In fact, the whole complex covers some 40,000 square meters. Moreover, it surrounded by a hefty mud brick enclosed wall. Dendera was a site for chapels or shrines from the beginning of history of ancient Egypt. It seems that pharaoh Pepi I built on this site. The evidence exists of a temple in the eighteenth dynasty 1500 BC. The earliest extant building in the compound today is the Mammisi.
In fact, it raised by Nectanebo II – last of the native pharaohs 360-343 BC. The features in the complex include Hathor temple which called the temple of Tentyra. The temple modified on the same site starting as far back as the Middle Kingdom. It continued right up until the time of the Roman emperor Trajan. The existing structure built no later than the late Ptolemaic period. The temple which dedicated to Hathor, is one of the best preserved temples in all Egypt.