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Trip to Elephantine island

Duration :

2 hours

Overview :

The Elephantine Island is famous between locals and tourists  because it has the temple of the Egyptian god Khnum. As the story tells, Khnum created man on a potter’s wheel.. The island also houses an ancient fortress, believed to be one of the oldest and strongest fortress in south of Egypt. Explore the museum that contains an amazing collection of monuments from the Greco- Roman era. A trip to Elephantine Island in Aswan is sure to bring you closer to more interesting facts about ancient Egypt

Included :

. Pick up service from the hotel 
. Professional English speaking Egyptologist guide.
. Private Felucca boat.
. Bottles of water.

Excluded : 

. Ticket fee of entrance.

Itinerary :

Our guide will pick you up from your hotel in Aswan  you will be taken to the Nile to board a felucca (an Egyptian sailing boat) for a trip to the Elephantine Island. It was one of the most powerful fortresses on Egypt’s southern borders. On the island there are ruins of stone temples of various eras including the temple of Khnum - the ram-headed god of inundation, erected during the old kingdom and reconstructed . The island houses ‘The Nilometre’ (the Egyptian structure of measuring the height of the Nile) dating from the Roman era and also a museum housing an important collection of monuments from the Greco-Roman era which were discovered in Aswan and Nubia. After exploring the archaeological site, you will be dropped back to your hotel in Aswan.

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