We will pick you up directly from the entrance door of your hotel in Marsa Alam. You will recognize our driver by a sign with your name in his hand. During our way, you can already gain some impressions about the Egyptian landscape and settlements. Of course, we will make stops whenever you need.
First of all, we will take you to Abydos, one of the most ancient cities of Egypt, considered as one of the most valuable archaeological sites. Discover the Temple of Seti I with its well preserved, still partly colored reliefs, and have a look at the famous Abydos King List of the ancient kings who reigned before Seti. The List will start with Menes, the first pharaoh of the united Egypt, and end with Ramses I, Seti’s father. Except for some pharaohs that were to be banished from people’s memories, the list is considered to be a complete enumeration of Ancient Egypt’s rulers and therefore, a precious clue for Egyptologists.
After that we will visit the Osireion, a part of Pharaoh Seti I Temple, which was built to honor the god Osiris and, according to the myth, contained his head. Not far from Seti I’s Temple you will see a temple built by his son Ramses II, not as well preserved, yet still interesting, as it shows the battles of this pharaoh, maybe the greatest and most powerful man in all the history of the Egyptian Empire, in detailed reliefs.
After lunch we will head to the second of the tour’s destinations: Dandara. It’s an impressive Ptolemaic temple, dedicated to the goddess Hathor, and one of the best-preserved sanctuaries all over Egypt.
At night we will travel back to Marsa Alam right to your hotel.
Minimum 2 persons
- Academic Egyptologist English-speaking guide during the tour
- Transfers by private air-conditioned deluxe vehicle
- Entrance fees to the sights of Dandara and Abydos
- Service charges and taxes
- Lunch at a restuarant
- Gratuity (tips) for drivers, tour guides
- Personal items
- Drinks or services not mentioned in the programme
Price per adult $ 90
child till 12 years free