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Private Tour: St Simeon's Monastery
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Aswan St. Simeon Monastery Private Half-Day Tour with Camel Ride
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“camel ride” (17 reviews)
“nice ride” (2 reviews)
“worth a visit” (4 reviews)
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Aswan, Egypt
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"camel ride"
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"nice ride"
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"worth a visit"
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"botanical gardens"
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"monkeys"
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"desert"
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"nile"
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"priest"
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Reviewed 8 January 2013

We arranged a boat to sail from our hotel, round the islands to the jetty from which camels could be organised to St Simeon. The monastery itself was peaceful and interesting. It felt a world away from Aswan which could be seen across the river....More

Thank Sofarsogood2
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Reviewed 16 December 2012

The Monastery provides a guide and it was a very interesting visit. Its quite substantially ruined so its good to have someone explain what there is to see. I strongly recommend going there on a camel and asking to return via the view point over...More

Thank Rachel J
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Reviewed 7 October 2012

the camel ride to St Simeon was fantastic and really relaxing the Beduion guys are great to chat to as they lead the camel along.....at St Simeon it was nice.....the guide although at the monastery was not good.....he kept trying to hold my hand and...More

Thank Katherine P
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Reviewed 23 August 2012

I took the public ferry across the Nile for 1 pound to the Tomb of the Nobles, then negotiated a camel ride to the monastery. The camel ride was close to 25 minutes. You can walk to the monastery but it would be a long...More

3  Thank Zebra_45678
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Reviewed 18 August 2012

St Simeon's monesatry is a palce you really should visit on your trip to Aswan. On the Western hills above the city, it originally seems an uninteresting place, which is hard to get to. However, please persevere! Take a local fellucca to the foot of...More

2  Thank Londoner014
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Reviewed 2 August 2012

We visited Aswan in December 2011. We contacted Aswan Individual months before to help us organise the activities we wanted to do whilst there. Look them up on TA they are an excellent company to deal with, who help and employ local people.They suggested we...More

3  Thank Debbie C
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Reviewed 17 February 2012

Enjoyed the boat ride, and then the walk through the desert

Thank Lorraine Y
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Reviewed 12 February 2012

Decided was too old to fall off a camel, so walked up from the boat landing and it took no more than 10 - 15 minutes up steep path. Monastery picturesque and very interesting, lots to look at inside, with the help of young guide,...More

3  Thank GrecophileUK
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Reviewed 3 February 2012

this monastery is fascinating, you can go by car or cross the nile and have a camel ride, this is a much preserved monastery from the seventh century that can give you a good idea about the monastic life in this era, you can see...More

2  Thank minanabil77
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Reviewed 27 January 2012

i felt like we were living "the prince of Egypt" . My wife and I road camel under the desert sky, we have never seen such a beautiful sunset and moon rise. The site itself is amazing. We love this place.

Thank Seeralon
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