The Elephantine Island is popular among locals and tourists alike because it has the temple of the Egyptian god Khnum. As the story goes, Khnum created man on a potter’s wheel. The temple is believed to have been built by Queen Hatshepsut. The island also houses an ancient fort, believed to be one of the strongest forts in southern Egypt. Explore the museum that houses an impressive collection of relics from the Greco- Roman era. A trip to Elephantine Island in Aswan is sure to bring you closer to more interesting facts about ancient Egypt.
You will be picked up from your hotel in Aswan in an air-conditioned coach. Accompanied by a guide, you will be taken to the Nile to board a felucca (an Egyptian sailing boat) for a trip to the Elephantine Island.
It was one of the most powerful forts on Egypt’s southern borders. On the island there are relics of stone temples of various eras including the temple of Khnum - the ram-headed god of inundation, erected during the old kingdom and reconstructed at the turn of the Pharaonic era. The island houses ‘The Nilometre’ (the Egyptian method of measuring the height of the Nile) dating from the Roman era and also a museum housing an important collection of relics from the Greco-Roman era which were discovered in Aswan and Nubia.
After exploring the archaeological site, you will be dropped back to your hotel in Aswan.
Start time: 1500h (3:00 pm)
Duration: 2 hours
Your hotel in Aswan (Please advise your hotel at the time of booking. If you do not have this information now, please contact the local activity operator 24 hours prior to the start of the tour with these details.)
Tour returns to the original departure point
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