Known for its archaeological sites, Elephantine Island possibly played an important role in the ancient ivory trade. Though most of its old structures have perished with time, the island still maintains a serene and essentially rural atmosphere. Archeologists have discovered remains of many temples here, as well as a small step pyramid and two Nilometers--used by ancient Egyptians to measure water levels during the flood season. Don't miss a temple dedicated to the ram-headed god Khnum, one of ancient Egypt's oldest deities and the creator of the Nile. Arrange to visit Elephantine Island and other attractions in Aswan using our Aswan road trip planner.
Tours To Elephantine Island
Private Tour: St Simeon's Monastery BOOK WITH VIATOR FROM $59
Duration: 3 hours 30 minutes
Private Felucca Tour: Elephantine Island BOOK WITH VIATOR FROM $46
Duration: 2 hours
Felucca Tour to Elephantine Island BOOK WITH VIATOR FROM $70
Duration: 2 to 3 hours
Elephantine Island Reviews
While still a excavation in progress to the earlier establishment on this sacred island, one can sense the several civilization built one upon another at this critical cataract island. At this point.... more »
Elephantine Island is famous in ancient Egypt for its palaces and temples and for the first cataract. We sailed by felucca around the island and our guide pointed out graffiti written in hieroglyphs..... more »
It’s amazing to be on a beautiful river ride in the midst of Egyptian desert history and archaeological explorations. A great contrast to most of the historic sites and a great experience.
Nice place with nice view over Nile ..some stories about history.. was very nice time to me
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