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“camel ride” (16 reviews)
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Aswan, Egypt
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Reviewed May 29, 2016

We did a camel ride to the monastery from the Nubian village near the steps to the Tombs of the Nobles opposite Assuan town. We paid 15€ for the round trip (excluding entrance to St.Simeon, 2 persons, one camel). Our objective was the camel ride...More

Thank travelmartin
Reviewed April 22, 2016 via mobile

If you are an old stones lover like me, do not miss this place ! Full of history, and amazing place in between the green Nile and the désert ! Just on thing, if you visit the Nobles tumbs before of after, it is not...More

Thank artemiscaro
Reviewed March 18, 2016

Monastery of St Simeon - We were in Aswan to start our Nile Cruise. This was a nice excursion while we were waiting to sail. We took a private boat across the Nile. We did bring a guide with us but there are people at...More

Thank KittyGattino
Reviewed March 8, 2016

This was somewhat underwhelming, but if you have time, take the time. Boat ride on the Nile, camel ride to the monastery, and an interesting tour of a Christian site. Climbing can be steep and without safety measures, so watch the kids.

Thank Sandra S
Reviewed February 28, 2016

After a 40 minute camel trek to the monastery we learned about a relatively unknown part of Egyptian history. There is a young local guide on site who is quite good.

Thank OKayHouston
Reviewed February 15, 2016

Well worth a visit but take my advice, get a taxi, it's worth paying the extra. The other alternative is walking across the desert or going by camel. This place is amazing, it's HUGE and although it's in ruins, there is much to see. I...More

Thank jim l
Reviewed January 11, 2016

I really enjoyed our afternoon at the monastery. What an extraordinary place with fabulous stories! Monks, pilgrims, Christians, Muslims... really worth it, with the most fabulous view of Aswan, the desert and the Nile

Thank Jessica S
Reviewed December 28, 2015

We were at the Oberoi Zahra and our Egyptologist told us that he had a surprise for us: the visit to the Monastery of Saint Simeon. We took a lovely felucca from the Aswan corniche. When we arrived to the shore, we took seldom camels...More

1  Thank TravelerTrecker
Reviewed October 31, 2015

HOW TO RIDE A CAMEL ON THE NILE Of course, if you are lucky enough to cruise down the Nile, you must—you simply must—take a CAMEL RIDE UP TO ST. SIMEON MONASTERY. For our group, this was part of the leisurely pleasures of a felucca...More

1  Thank VKMc
Reviewed October 23, 2015

i so wanted to see the Monastery of St Simeon, and the two options were walking or riding a camel! I chose the camel!! The monastery, is one of the most intriguing places that I have seen. Set in the desert, high up, above The...More

Thank FGM66
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