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Excursion to St Simeon's Monastery

Aswan, Egypt
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icon3 to 4 hours  (Approx.)
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Negotiating with camel drivers is a real Egypt low point—and the visitor never wins. Enjoy all the fun of a bumpy, humpy ride with none of the haggling as you steer your steed to St. Simeon Monastery, a fortress-like 7th-century monastery on Elephantine Island. Your guide will collect you from your hotel or port, accompany you on the ferry, help with your camel, and show you the ruins.
  • Ride a camel from the boat landing to the southern tip of Elephantine Island
  • Explore 7th-century St. Simeon Monastery with a guide
  • Beat the heat with bottled water on demand
  • Take it easy with door-to-door round-trip transfers

What's Included

Bottled water
Qualified Egyptologist guide
Hotel/port pickup and drop-off
Food and drinks
Gratuities
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Departure & Return

Departure Point

Tour departs from Aswan hotels or Port area

Departure Time

8:30am (later departures are available until 3:00pm)

Return Details

Tour returns to original point of departure
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Monastery of St. Simeon
Today you will join Youregypttours.com to 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 Hatre (Hidra, Hadri, Hadra), after an anchorite who was consecrated a bishop of Syene (now Aswan) by Patriarch Theophilus (385-412 AD). Anba Hatre 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.
Duration: 120 Minutes
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