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Elephantine Island

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Address: Across the Nile from Aswan | Two parts to this Island, Aswan, Egypt
Phone Number:
00201000317264
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This island is the oldest inhabited part of Aswan and served as the cult...

This island is the oldest inhabited part of Aswan and served as the cult center of the ram headed god Khnum in ancient times.

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USD 25.00*
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Private Felucca Tour: Elephantine Island
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USD 45.00*
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Home Cooked Aswan Traditional Nubian Meal with a Local Family
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USD 38.00*
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Private Tour: St Simeon's Monastery

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Amazing !!

You can have a boat ride around the elephantine island .. the boat sailer will explain the history of the place and everything along the way ... very beautiful and a must visit

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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Alexandria, Egypt
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Alexandria, Egypt
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47 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

You can have a boat ride around the elephantine island .. the boat sailer will explain the history of the place and everything along the way ... very beautiful and a must visit

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Redwood City, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

One of the few places to look at Old Kingdom, Middle Kingdom and New Kingdom ruins, restored artfully by the German Institute.

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Cairo, Egypt
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

If you have extra time in Aswan and are really serious about Egyptology, you might want to visit. We just visited the southern part of the island, with the archeological site and nilometer. The museum is still closed. It was a bit much when the caretaker pulled out a dried up small animal body from under a rock and claimed... More 

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Vienna, Austria
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Apart from the temple there is an original Nubian village with no tourists. I went on a day trip from Luxor with a driver/guide called Hamdi (email: Luxornile88@yahoo.com). We went to the island by motorboat from the centre of Assuan. I was also invited into a Nubian house. It was interesting to compare the differences between Nubian and Egyptian architecture.... More 

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Brighton le Sands, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 January 2017

I planned to do this. After riding through the desert to get here, I opted out. Friends I was travelling with did the cruise and loved it. Missed opportunity from what they tell me...

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 January 2017

make sure you go to check the ruins of abu and the nilometer to see the incredible view from there..

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Lewisburg, West Virginia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 January 2017

An easy ferry ride across the Nile, nothing difficult to arrange. It contains a site of a temple. Could probably use a small sign to point you in the right direction, but turn left and follow the goats

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Alexandria, Egypt
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 December 2016

we spent amazing days in luxor and aswan amazing weather and view we really enjoyed our trip there ans sish we could go again <3

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Cairo, Egypt
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 December 2016 via mobile

The island has many sites above to be visited. Historical ones. The aswan museum itself is closed now but there are many other temples and ruins to be visited. Plus the scenery from above there is amazing. Couldn't get enough of pictures from all angles. This is a must visit, you go by a felucca and the boat man waits... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 December 2016 via mobile

The nile is all around you. You can walk and discover the island and the temple at the end of it and see the nile meter

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