Cruise to Dandara Temple: A Luxor Day Adventure on the Nile

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Dendera Temple to Hathor, Qism Qena, Qena, Egypt
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7 Hours


Up to 2 days

Group Size

12 people


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About this activity

Embark on a captivating journey from Luxor as you set sail on the tranquil waters of the Nile River. Your day begins with a scenic cruise that takes you to the ancient wonders of Dandara Temple, an archaeological marvel steeped in history.

As you glide along the Nile, soak in breathtaking vistas of the riverbanks, where lush greenery and picturesque villages dot the landscape. Upon reaching Dandara Temple, you’ll step back in time to explore its grand halls, towering columns, and beautifully preserved reliefs that offer insights into ancient Egyptian mythology.

Led by knowledgeable guides, you’ll unravel the mysteries of this sacred site and learn about the ancient rituals that once took place within its hallowed walls. Delve into the stories of goddess Hathor, the deity associated with music, dance, and love, as you admire intricate carvings and hieroglyphics.

After your immersive tour of Dandara Temple, savour a delicious onboard lunch while cruising back to Luxor, where your day on the Nile concludes. This Luxor day excursion offers a blend of history, natural beauty, and cultural richness, making it an unforgettable experience for travellers seeking a deeper connection with Egypt’s ancient past.


  • Discover the magnificent Dandara Temple, an archaeological gem.
  • Cruise the picturesque Nile River from Luxor to Dandara.
  • Explore ancient Egyptian history with expert Egyptologists.


  • Nile cruise from Luxor to Dandara Temple.
  • Guided tour of Dandara Temple with expert Egyptologists.
  • Onboard lunch with a selection of local dishes.
  • Scenic cruise along the Nile River with stunning views.
  • Beverages.
  • Gratuities (optional).



Frequently asked questions

Yes, the experience includes pick-up and drop-off at your Luxor hotel or a designated meeting point.

The Nile cruise journey typically takes around 2 to 2.5 hours each way, offering scenic views along the route.

Yes, a delicious onboard lunch with a variety of local dishes is included in the experience.

Yes, there is an entrance fee to Dandara Temple, and it is included in the tour price.

Yes, you are generally allowed to take photographs inside the temple, but it's advisable to confirm with your guide on the day of the tour.

We recommend bringing sunscreen, a hat, sunglasses, comfortable walking shoes, and a reusable water bottle for your comfort during the trip.

We advise passengers to be ready for pick-up at the designated time. However, there is generally a 15 to 20-minute window to account for any minor delays due to traffic or other unforeseen circumstances. Please ensure you are in the lobby or by the main door during this period.

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Dendera Temple to Hathor, Qism Qena, Qena, Egypt


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