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Half Day Tour to Monastery of St Simon

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From 110$

Durations

Durations4 hrs

Description

  • Journey to Elephantine Island on camelback. 
  • Explore the Monastery of St Simeon, first dedicated to the local saint Anba Hedra.
  • Personal Egyptologist and hotel transfer included.
  • Book your Aswan day tour with us today.

Inclusion

  • Camel ride
  • Entrance fees
  • Qualified Egyptologist guide
  • Hotel/port pickup and drop off

Exclusion

  • Gratuities (recommended)
  • Food and drinks, unless specified

Tour Itinerary

Today you will join Your Egypt Tours on a camel ride to the southern tip of Elephantine Island where you will find St Simeon's Monastery, an ancient, abandoned fortress-monastery mostly built during the 7th century and located near Aswan. The monastery was given the name St Simeon by archaeologists and travelers, but earlier Arabic and Coptic sources called it Anba Hedra, after an anchorite who was consecrated a bishop of Syene (now Aswan) by Patriarch Theophilus (385-412 AD).

Anba Hatred married at the age of eighteen. Tradition says that just after the wedding, he encountered a funeral procession which inspired him to preserve his chastity and later become a disciple of Saint Baiman. After eight years of ascetic practices under the supervision of his teacher, he retired to the desert and applied himself to the study of the life of Saint Antony. He died during the time of Theodosius I.

Prices Prices

Children Policy
  • Up to 2 years: FREE
  • Age from 2 and below 6 years: 25% of adult price
  • Age from 6 up to 11 years: 50% of adult price
  • Ages 12 and up: adult price.

Notes:

  • Children policy is applied to children who share rooms with their parents (Maximum 1 Child sharing parent's room).
  • If your tour includes airfare, additional charges for your children may apply.
1 Person

199$ Per Person

2-4 Persons

150$ Per Person

5-8 Persons

130$ Per Person

9-16 Persons

110$ Per Person

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There are a lot of things to do in Aswan including Temples, Islands, Museums, and the cheerful Nubian Village. You shouldn't leave Aswan without visiting the High Dam, Abu Simbel Temple, Philae Temple, Sehil Island, and more attractions to explore on Aswan day tours.

You will need to spend 2-3 days in Aswan to see the main attractions. The first day is dedicated to visiting the Philae Temple, Abu Simbel Temple, or the High Dam, all of them are situated on the Nile River so you will enjoy all of them in our Egypt Nile Cruise tours. The second day is dedicated to exploring the Nubian museum and the Nubian Village. The Nubian people's history and culture are explored in the museum.

We recommend you go to Luxor because Luxor has a lot of important ancient Egyptian sites that need a lot of walking around and visiting its temples while Aswan is seen as a place of rest next to its temples.

Aswan offers a wide variety of attractions for visitors to discover and is an ideal base for a one-day tour of the city of Abu Simbel.

The architecture of the High Dam is not only visually attractive nor is it of historical interest. It is hardly a must-see tourist attraction in Aswan.

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