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“camel ride” (17 reviews)
“nice ride” (2 reviews)
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Aswan, Egypt
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"camel ride"
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"nice ride"
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"botanical gardens"
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Reviewed 23 October 2015

i so wanted to see the Monastery of St Simeon, and the two options were walking or riding a camel! I chose the camel!! The monastery, is one of the most intriguing places that I have seen. Set in the desert, high up, above The...More

Thank FGM66
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Reviewed 23 July 2015

I choose to arrive by camel which made it magical.It was midday so was really too hot to spend enough time exploring the site .Very well kept ,Good example of a Coptic monastery ,enjoyed the monks cells bakery ,laundry ect

Thank Mary38677
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Reviewed 26 March 2015

example of one of Coptic saints, chance to get knowledge of how that Coptic saints had been leaved. really blessed place.

Thank emad k
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Reviewed 25 March 2015

Looking at the place where those monks lived and shared is a close encounter with firm hearts in tough times. From the bedrooms, bakery and even the toilets is an educative and close view of how lived those who went far away with news of...More

1  Thank jose g
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Reviewed 3 February 2015

We walked over to this amazing place after visiting the Tombs of the Nobles. It is about a one hour walk through the gorgeous lonely desert using the camel trail (you can hire a camel if you don't want to walk), bring water as it...More

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Reviewed 27 January 2015

This excursion was a highlight of our stay. I can't understand why more people don't include it in their visit. A motor boat from the (disgusting) Corniche to the west bank and the Noblemen's Tombs, then a great camel ride over the desert to the...More

1  Thank IntrepidHector
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Reviewed 19 January 2015

Although its name, the true leader saint was St Hydra not St Simeon. Details of the daily life of the saint and monks are preserved. The Guardian explanation was very satisfactory. Only it needs change of the name and more advertisement

1  Thank MagedRoshdy
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Reviewed 15 June 2014

A nice excursion on the other side of the Nile, St Simeon is set right in the desert,a good peaceful stroll from the Agha Khan Mausoleum, overlooking the Nile

1  Thank BenMasai
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Reviewed 23 February 2014

to visit this attraction u have to take a boat east bank of the river in Aswan to the west bank heading to a city called Gharb Aswan, u can cross by the ferry it costs only 0.25 to 1 EGP., then you have to...More

2  Thank HusamMokhtar
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Reviewed 17 February 2014

Early in the morning sailed over the Nile to the nearest point toSt simeon's. One can take a camel ride, but Iwalked in about 15 minutes up the sand hill to the old buildings of St someon's and on the way visited the new monestery,...More

1  Thank Albertus T
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