Excursion to St Simeon's Monastery

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Today you will join Egypttoursgate.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.
 


Single $84
2-4 Persons $55
5-8 Persons $50
9-16 Persons $40

Schedule Details Enquire Now

Departs: Daily

Departure Time: 8:30am (later departures are available until 3:00pm if required, please advise at time of booking)

Departure Point: Tour departs from Aswan hotels or Port area

Return details: Tour returns to original point of departure

Hotel Pickup: Tour departs from Aswan hotels and Port area. Please include the details of your hotel at the time of booking.

Inclusions Enquire Now

  • Camel ride
  • Entrance fees
  • Qualified Egyptologist guide
  • Hotel/port pickup and drop off

Exclusions Enquire Now

  • Gratuities (recommended)
  • Food and drinks, unless specified
     

Pricing Information Enquire Now

  • Prices are listed as a guide only. For an exact price quote contact us
  • Child prices are not applicable, adult prices apply to all travelers.
  • Infants aged 2 years and under are free of charge, provided they do not occupy a seat
  • Prices are quoted in US Dollars per person per tour.
  • Our pricing is updated constantly to ensure you always receive the lowest price possible.

Payment Policy Enquire Now

Deposit: No deposit required.

Payment: You pay the full amount to your tour guide on the day of the tour. You can pay in cash (US dollars, Euros, or Egyptian Pounds) or by credit card (Visa or MasterCard). Please note that there will be a 3% charge for using a credit card.

Children Policy for day tours:
0 – 1.99 free of charge
2 – 5.99 25% of total tour cost
6 – 11.99 50% of total tour cost
12 + are considered adults

If your day tours include domestic flights, an extra supplement for your child may apply

Cancellation policy for day tours:
Since we do not require a deposit for day tours, clients can cancel at any time. However, out of courtesy, we would like to be notified at least 48 hours (2 days) in advance so we don’t send our crew on the day of the scheduled.