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Elephantine Island on Aswan

Elephantine Island on Aswan

By Egypt 24 Travel
About
Before the city of Aswan was there, Elephantine Island was the site of a pharaonic era trading town called Swenet that used the island and the turbulent waters of the First Cataract as protection from attack. Its location just below the cataract made it an important trade hub, where caravans from the south unloaded their goods to be transported north on the river. Left behind from this pharaonic settlement is the late-pharaonic era Temple of Khnum and other, partially excavated, ruins that are scattered over the rest of the island.
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Ages 6-99
Duration: 5h
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Live guide: German, English, Italian, French, Spanish
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  • Tourist guide accompanies the group.
  • Transport to the whole sights which mentioned
  • Fizzy water and drinks.
  • Transfer in air-conditioned car
What's not included
  • The fees of entering all the tourist sites.
  • Any extra visit not found in itinerary.
  • Tipping


Start:Multiple pickup locations offered.
    Pickup details
    • We pickup all travelers in Aswan city
    Hotel pickup offered
    During checkout you will be able to select from the list of included hotels.
      Airport pickup offered
      During checkout you will be able to select from the list of included airports.
      • Aswan Airport, Aswan Egypt
      End:This activity ends back at the meeting point.

        • Wheelchair accessible
        • Infants must sit on laps
        • Infant seats available
        • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
        • Surfaces are wheelchair accessible
        If you have questions about accessibility, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 162287P19

        • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
        • Most travelers can participate
        • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
        • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate

        • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

        How much is Elephantine Island on Aswan?
        Elephantine Island on Aswan price starts from $171.80. Discover and book Elephantine Island on Aswan on Tripadvisor
        What is the Elephantine Island on Aswan cancellation policy?
        Elephantine Island on Aswan cancellation policy: For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience. Discover and book Elephantine Island on Aswan on Tripadvisor
        Which company provides Elephantine Island on Aswan?
        Elephantine Island on Aswan is hosted by Egypt 24 Travel. Read reviews, discover additonal experiences or contact Egypt 24 Travel on Tripadvisor. Discover and book Elephantine Island on Aswan on Tripadvisor
        How much time do I need for Elephantine Island on Aswan?
        On average, this experience will take approximately 5h. Discover and book Elephantine Island on Aswan on Tripadvisor

        If you have questions about this tour or need help making your booking, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 162287P19

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        • Egypt 24 Travel
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          Luxor, Egypt
          Joined in November 2018
        • dimicubano
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          Great guides and very flexible!
          Great custom tour to the Nubian village. Boat driver and guide were very helpful as I had very little time and all I wanted to see was the village and take some photos. Had tea at a very nice river cafe during sunset. Recommend it!
          Written January 18, 2024
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          The valley of the Kings and Karnak temple
          The Memphis team members lead by Mr. Na sr was exceptional. Their knowledge of this amasing historical country
          Written November 22, 2023
        • L1008GZeds
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          A must tour. Color full. For your senses.
          This tour is fantastic. A must. The guide is the main reason: Ahmed Ebeid Gabr. Very professional. The best guide we had in Egypt. Nubian village is color full and full of discovery. Thank you for this memorable moment.
          Written August 25, 2023
        • edpC826YC
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          A Wonderful Time On The Nile
          My wife Romelia and I spent five days on the Dahabiya Orient Star with Ahmed as our agent, our guide, our teacher and our new friend. Egypt 24 travel is Ahmed's business and he personally organizes and leads each excursion. Ahmed is a formally educated Egyptologist who has spent over 20 years leading and teaching others about the history of Egypt. Ahmed is easy-going, extremely knowledgeble, energetic, enthusiastic, often animated and sometimes philosophical in his presentation. Our Dahabiya adventure started after spending a couple of days in Cairo. Our Saturday evening flight from Cairo to Luxor was delayed. Ahmed ended-up waiting 3 hours for us at the airport in Luxor - nevertheless, he took us downtown for a tour of the city (and to find me a pair of sandels) and then stopped to show us the Luxor Temple in it's night-time splendor prior to boarding the launch to take us across the Nile to the Dahabiya. The next day (our first full day) was by far the busiest of all. After an early breakfast we set off to see all of the most important sights on the East Bank and then the West bank of Luxor. Ahmed was great, and by the middle of the day both Romelia and I felt that we had won the lottery with Ahmed as our guide. The Orient star was very comfortable with a friendly crew and excellent buffet-style meals each day on the upper deck. The three of us were the smallest group onboard. There was also a group from Germany and a group from France for a total of fourteen guests. It was obvious to Romelia and I that Ahmed was the best of the three guides. It eventually became apparent to the other guests as well, we were asked more than once how we had found our guide Ahmed, my response: "lots of reading reviews on Tripadvisor/Viator". On each day of the trip, the Dahabiya would spend some number of hours travelling upstream on the Nile and then there would be one or more stops for sightseeing, or for activities, such as swimming in the Nile, visiting a small island village, or enjoying a shoreside dinner with dancing to live music from local musicians. The relaxing upstream pace of the boat, combined with the wonderful natural scenery, was just incredibly nice and enjoyable for both of us - the only thing that could have made it better is if it could have lasted for a few more days. Before wrapping up - and now that I understand much more about cruising from Luxor to Aswan, I'll pass on some perspective and a few tips. 1. Luxor to Aswan is the better direction of travel. It is a longer slower trip and allows more time both for enjoying the time on the water, and for stops along the way. 2. A Dahabiya is relaxing, intimate, and quiet. I highly doubt that we would have enjoyed a much-larger, powered vessel, nearly as much as we did the Dahabiya. 3. Hearsay from a guide I know (who has been on all of the Nile cruise ships many times) is that only a handful of the powered cruises have good food. I'll repeat that the kitchen staff and the food on the Orient Star were exceptionally good. 4. WhatsApp is the preferred method of communication in Egypt. If you're American and don't know what I'm talking about then get it installed on you're phone and learn how to use it prior to booking tours or activities in Egypt. 5. The Egyptian pound is losing value compared to other currencies. When tipping - think of a fair tip in dollars and then convert. Don't rely on published tip recommendations in pounds as they are likely out of date and way too low. Remember that Egyptian workers depend on tips for their living and that what may seem like a few bucks for you can make a big difference for them. 6. Try to learn as much as you can about Egyptian history before you go. Ahmed is a great teacher and was patient with us in our ignorance, but we feel that we could have learned much more from him if we had studied more in advance. 7. Egyptian ATMs are currently limited to dispensing a maximum of 4000 Egyptian pounds. Plan ahead and exchange larger quantities so that you don't end up with international fees for multiple transactions at ATMs. US dollars are negotiable in Egypt but remember that locals cannot exchange $1 bills. I carried lots of 50 and 100 pound notes for tips.
          Written May 20, 2023
        • 232karinm
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          A Great Trip on The Orient Star Dahabiya
          We sailed on The Orient Star Dahabiya for six days from Luxor to Aswan and enjoyed every minute of it. We had one of the two suites at the back of the boat and especially enjoyed the balcony, although in late afternoon, the sun was directly shining on it, so we didn't use it then. Our room was a very good size, the beds were comfortable, the bathroom a good size with a glass wall enclosing most of the shower so nothing got wet in the bathroom when we showered. The water was hot, a great shower, with shampoo, gel soap, etc., provided, plus a hair dryer. There was room for storage and drawers provided. The crew on board were very helpful, friendly and pleasant, especially Assad our housekeeper, who made beautiful, elaborate animals with our towels each day. He also made sure we knew when meals were being served. The meals were excellent with plenty of food, a variety of dishes (two or three meats at each meal), fresh vegetables and fruit, and desserts. We also had snacks in between meals. It was very pleasant sailing along the Nile which was broken up by tours into the various sites. One evening we had a lovely dinner ashore and music and dancing afterwards. Swimming was offered one day; however, we choose not to swim because of warnings about bacteria in the water. This was a smaller ship with twelve passengers. I am so happy that we choose to travel this way versus one of the large ships. There was plenty of room for activities on deck. A word about tipping. From the time I started exploring our trip until we actually went, the Egyptian pound to the US dollar was only worth half of what it was. The travel books you probably read or the articles you read about tipping are vastly out of date. Bathroom tips are at least 5 Egyptian pounds per person, drivers should be tipped the equivalent of $20 US dollars per day and guides $40 per day. We followed the same guidelines on the ship, doubling what we had read about tipping. You would enjoy traveling on this ship and the food and crew.
          Written April 27, 2023
        • sebastienelkouby
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          One of the most inspiring experiences of my life!
          This day tour was one of the greatest experiences in my life. I could hardly believe I was in person, in a Nubian village, and traveling on the Nile! Our guide Ahmed was amazing! He's a university professor and Egyptologist whose passion and love for Nubian culture and Kemet in general is authentic and heartfelt. Not only does he teach history but he shares valuable life lessons that inspired me to be a better person. I couldn't have asked for a better guide and tour. This is an unforgettable moment of my life I'll share with family and friends forever!
          Written April 2, 2023
        • pascalkI7516GO
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          Unbelievable Dahabiya Nile Cruise!
          My husband and I travelled to Egypt for his 44th birthday. It was something he always dreamed of doing which intensified the pressure to choose the right tours. I'm so glad we decided to do the Dahabiya Nile Cruise with a private guide. It removed the stress of trying to figure out how to navigate around Egypt and allowed us to see most of the sites on our list...Valley of Kings, Karnak, Abu Simbel also Queen Hatshepsut We were lucky to have Ahmed as our guide. From the moment he met us to the time we left, every detail was thought out and we were well taken care of. He is extremely knowledgeable and his passion for Egyptian history and culture helped bring the sites to life. We recommend Egypt 24 Travel and especially the Dahabiya Nile Cruise.
          Written September 17, 2022
        • j0seki
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          Perfect Trip!
          I cannot express how perfect this trip was, and how comfortable and easy everyone at Luxor and Aswan travel made it for us from the moment we stepped off of the plane. Ahmed puts together such amazing trips and is available 24/7– he is so helpful we felt taken care of as soon as we began planning the trip with him a few months in advance. I do really recommend Egypt 24 Travel for Dahabiya trip.
          Written September 10, 2022
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          Thanks to Egypt 24 Travel and especially our guide Ahmed for an amazing and unforgettable Dahabiya Nile cruise. Ahmed took great care of us every step of the way. Ahmed is an expert guide and Egyptologist and gave us so much interesting and entertaining information in fluent English every day and for every site we visited and managed the whole tour with great experience. Everything went so smoothly and the whole experience far exceeded our expectations. Strongly recommended!
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          What An Amazing Trip
          What an amazing trip! We had this dream of dahabiya on the Nile and see these ancient temples and it was truly great!! Ahmed, our tour guide, was exceptional! He shared his knowledge of ancient Egypt while at same time creating a great and fun mood all the time! Things went smoothly with all arrangements of the trip and everyone was so nice so I totally recommend Egypt 24 Travel to everyone.
          Written June 14, 2022
        • joseoZ161SV
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          Unique Experience of Dahabiya
          This trip exceeded my expectations. Ahmed is an excellent tour guide who delivered who specializes in Egyptian ancient history. He was able to explain the history of this amazing place with in-depth details and historical references. Secondly, the vacation was well organized and awesome. Above all they took care of us, always helping with our questions and keeping us safe. I would recommend Egypt 24 Travel to both family and friends.
          Written June 10, 2022
        • X9196JBloria
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          Great and Awesome Trip
          My Wife and I had an excellent time on this Dahabiya Zekrayat. The boat was better than expected, but what really made it was the tour and the guide all done by Ahmed himself. He was incredibly helpful, knowledgeable, and amazing. We learned a lot from him and he took care of all of our needs. We got to see whole sightseeing's that we have been dreaming about our whole lives and Ahmed made it a great experience. We do recommend this experience for families too. Thanks Egypt 24 Travel for made our trip great as well.
          Written June 6, 2022
        • malingerg
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          Spiritual trip
          It was a wonderful trip.Thanks for all! Mare and Abdul,you are a amazing people.🙏🙏I enjoyed every moment with you.
          Written June 6, 2022
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        Duration

        300 minutes