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Elephantine Island

Across the Nile from Aswan | Two parts to this Island, Aswan, Egypt
+20 100 031 7264
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Nubian Village Excursion from Aswan
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Private Felucca Tour: Elephantine Island
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Home Cooked Aswan Traditional Nubian Meal with a Local Family
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This island is the oldest inhabited part of Aswan and served as the cult center of the ram headed god Khnum in ancient times.
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Across the Nile from Aswan | Two parts to this Island, Aswan, Egypt
+20 100 031 7264
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Reviewed 6 days ago

The most disappointing thing in Egypt. To many cool things to see in Egypt but this is disappointing from a tourist, historical, and archaeological point of view. We booked it out and went to the Nubian village last minute which was worth it.

1  Thank Pierre E
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

You'll most likely be asked if you want to do this by your cruise Guide and the answer is "yes". Get out there and enjoy the water, sand, sun and scenery!

Thank Mike B
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Very interesting, not necessarily a must see site. If you do not have a guide, you are wasting your time. I enjoyed it, but site is not as well preserved.....a well informed guide is mandatory for understanding its significance. Museum recently reopened.

Thank johnbarbaram2016
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Elephantine Island near Aswan makes for a lovely half day excursion. I took a water taxi tour around the island rather than most people who simply took a taxi to it. It has quite a few resort hotels and a few interesting Nubian villages selling...More

Thank Bozeman-Dublin
Reviewed 2 October 2017

we went sailing down the Nile in a faluka, an old Egyptian sail boat, this was such a wonderful experience, loved the view and the afternoon. Thank you Mr. Abdalla Mohamed and Mr. Ali Eltaher for your guidance.

1  Thank eknox
Reviewed 3 September 2017

We stayed on the island and it was great. You can take a Felucca sail around the island. Do it at 4:30 pm and be there for the sunset.

1  Thank RobMaitland
Reviewed 23 August 2017 via mobile

Nothing is nice when you walk through a garbage disposal May once it was beautiful...nowadays it is like whole Egypt: a dirty place!

2  Thank Pascal K
Reviewed 9 July 2017

If you really want a good experience on Elephantine and on the Nile and other places around Aswan I can thoroughly and completely recommend Ziggy - he has his own guest house, runs felucca and motor boat ride (long and short), can take you to...More

2  Thank NickChesterfield
Reviewed 18 June 2017

Sailed right around the island in a small boat (felucca). Same sandy/ rocky terrain with a certain amount of greenery along the shoreline. Picturesque from the water.

1  Thank Andy F
Reviewed 4 June 2017

Back in the mid to late 80's we used to go the Elephantine Isle for swimming and exploring the ruins and finding pottery shards from Pharaonic times....the locals would invite us in after a day faluka sailing with Admed and Abeeda....Nahed and I loved getting...More

1  Thank Aulani M
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12 December 2017|
Response from Pierre E | Reviewed this property |
i did not stay at the movenpick myself but I saw it and I was on Elephantine and while it is tech walk-able to Aswan museum between the long-ish distance and getting "approached" to purchase something every minute, I would... More
25 January 2015|
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Response from Soliman715 | Reviewed this property |
Aswan Oberoi ... glad to have helped as it can be niggly when you can't think of something in the bach of your mind. Cheers