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Elephantine island Aswan excursion
Tour to Elephantine island

Tour Itinerary

Time Activity
07:30 Meet with the guide in your hotel
07:40 Transfer to the jetty
08:00 Elephantine island walking tour
09:00 Visit to nilometers
10:00 Aswan museum visit
12:00 Back to the hotel

Elephantine island Excursion

Our excursion to Elephant Island, located north of the First Nile cataract, and just 5 minutes away by ferry, directly opposite the Aswan cornich, will start early in the morning. Our guide will pick you up at your hotel and you will go to the local pier to catch the ferry and cross the Nile.

The island is located between the modern city of Aswan in the east and the Pharaonic cemetery of Qubbet al-Hawa in the west. Excavations on Elephantine Island have been underway since 1969. The reconstructed Satis temple, located on top of one of the earliest surviving shrines in Egypt, is a remarkable example of modern restoration methods.

The southern part of the island, once of strategic importance and fame, has been turned into an important tourist attraction and a huge open-air museum with numerous stairs and walkways.

We will take a two-hour tour of the island and visit all its attractions, including two Nilometers and several reconstructed temples. If the Museum of Aswan on Elephantine Island is already open after years of restoration, then we will have a look into it as well.

Date: 2018-03-22
Updated: 2019-01-04

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