This really is a view fit for a king, looking across the river to the 7,000-year-old temple ruins of Elephantine Island
Take a trip to Elephantine Island
with its timeless artefacts dating from pre-Dynastic times onward.
A trip to see the elephantine Island
aboard a traditional felucca sailing boat, is just one of the enchanting sights en route to your final destination of Luxor.
4- Al Nabtat Island in Aswan : Geographically, this island is one of the two major islands on the Nile in the vicinity of Aswan, but it is hidden, as it is located behind Elephantine Island
Donat miss Aga Khanas mausoleum, the Monastery of San Simeon, the Abu Simbel Temple, and Elephantine Island
There's plenty to see and do too, from Elephantine Island
, one of the country's most ancient sites, to the famous Aswan Dam, to the numerous mosques and temples including the ancient Philae Temple, a Unesco World Heritage Site.
After each visit to a temple - Edfu, Kom Ombu, the Aswan dams, Queen Hatshepsut's unfinished obelisk, Philae, Elephantine Island
, Abu Simbel, Esna, Luxor, Karnak - we scurried to our cosy cabin and swotted up on gods, pharaonic dynasties, pylons, hypostyles, sanctuaries, hieroglyphs and cartouches in a desperate bid to keep up with him intelligently.
at the border of Nubia is a historical island that was used by ancient Egyptians as a defensive line.