Aswan, Egypt

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Overview

Take a break from ancient temples to see the Monastery of St. Simeon on a private half-day trip from Aswan. Catch a boat across the River Nile and ride a camel to this 6th- to 11th-century sanctuary dedicated to St. Simeon (Anba Hatre), and once home to 1,000 monks. Explore the monks’ dwellings and see the church with its fragmented frescoes, as you learn the monastery’s history. Hotel transfers, guide, boat ride, and admission included.
  • Private half-day St. Simeon Monastery tour from Aswan
  • Take a boat across the River Nile to the west bank
  • Ride a camel to the medieval monastery, also known as Anba Hatre
  • Explore the keep, courtyards, and church, still graced with partial frescoes
  • See the monks’ cells and original rock caves of the saints
  • Uncover the monastery’s 6th-century origins and 11th-century rebuilding from an Egyptologist guide
  • Includes boat and camel ride, plus entrance fees
  • Private air-conditioned transport with hotel pickup and drop-off in Aswan included
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