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Private Tour: St Simeon's Monastery

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What to Expect
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.
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Departure Point
Aswan hotels or Port area
Departure Time
8:30 AM
Duration
3h 30m
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
Inclusions
  • Enjoy a Camel ride for one hour long.
  • Enjoy sailing by a motor boat around the island.
  • Visit the sixth century Monastery.
  • Experience a Private and an expert Qualified Egyptologist guide.
  • Private transportation by air-conditioned minivans ; pick up from hotel and drop off.
  • Entry/Admission - Monastery of St. Simeon
Exclusions
  • Gratuities
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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