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Trip to St.Simeon Monastery

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Duration:
4 hours
Tour Type:
Private
Schedule:
Daily

Description

Enjoy your Day Trip to St. Simeon Monastery that is located opposite the southern tip of Elephantine Island. Originally known as Anba Hatre Monastery, this structure dates back to the 6th century.

Inclusion

  • Pick up service from your hotel in Aswan and return English Egyptologist guide.
  • Entrance fees to the mentioned historical places.
  • All transfers by a modern air-conditioned vehicle.
  • Bottled water during your trip.
  • All service charges and taxes.

Exclusion

  • Any extras not mentioned in the program.
  • Personal spending.
  • Tipping.

Itinerary

Join 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. 

Finally your Luxor and Aswan Travel tour guide will escort you to your hotel in Aswan.

 

Price

Price Per Person:
Single
$ 100 Per Person
2 Persons
$ 85 Per Person
3 Persons
$ 75 Per Person
4 Persons
$ 70 Per Person
5 Persons
$ 66 Per Person
6 Persons & more
$ 64 Per Person

Prices:
Prices are quoted in US Dollars per person per trip except during Christmas, New Year & Easter holidays.

Children Policy:
0 - 01.99 Free of Charge
6 - 11.99 pay 50% of tour price
12+ pay full tour price as per adult person.

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