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Elephantine Island

Across the Nile from Aswan | Two parts to this Island, Aswan, Egypt
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Private Felucca Tour: Elephantine Island
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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
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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

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.

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

Thank Aulani M
Reviewed 3 June 2017

Elephantine Island is just off Aswan in the Nile, and a number of boats & felluca's are available to visit the island, or simply cruise around. Either way, it's a nice way to spend a few hours in peace at Aswan

Thank codym481
Reviewed 18 May 2017

The botanical gardens on Elephantine island are quite interesting. The trees are labeled, so you know what species they are and it is a n ice shady stroll on a hot day. The boat ride to the island is good, but try to get a...More

Thank Merlin_Ruthin
Reviewed 28 April 2017

In front of the Old Cataract Hotel, this little island is full of history - be it the ruins or the small Nubian village. Miss it at your peril.

Thank Madrid_viajero77
Reviewed 3 April 2017 via mobile

Recipe for a perfect morning 1. Take a felucca from Aswan to sail to Elephantine island 2. Discover the ancient temple and the amazing precision of the nilometer 3. Take back the felucca to the village and visit Animalia.

Thank Jerome D
Reviewed 27 March 2017 via mobile

Took the ferry to the island and stayed at the Movenpick Hotel. Great place to stay. Wonderful food. The grounds are beautiful and being on the middle of the Nile make it quiet.

Thank northwoodsbill_12
Reviewed 26 March 2017

I stayed for 3 days on the island. I loved it... the houses are build in an authentic way, with small paths in between. A true labyrinth. Very quite, some goats and cats strolling around, some locals sitting and waiting...

Thank Koen_h
Reviewed 9 March 2017

Our group from Uniworld Nile River Cruises sailed around Elephantine island on a ferry caught at the dock behind McDonald's. We sailed between Kitchener island and Elephantine Island, around the tip of Elephantine Island and landed at the dock below the Old Cataract Hotel for...More

Thank retireeVancouver
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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