Join today a camel ride with Youregypttours.com to the southern tip of Elephantine island where you will find St Simeon's Monastery, an ancient, abandoned fortress monastery mostly built ...
- Excellent value for money
- All entrance fees included
- Free hotel pickup and drop-off included
- Free port pickup and drop-off included
- Led by a qualified Egyptologist
Details about this tour
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.
- Bottled water
- Qualified Egyptologist guide
- Hotel/port pickup and drop-off
- Entry/Admission - Monastery of St. Simeon
- Food and drinks
Confirmation will be received at time of booking
Infant seats available