Originally a fishing village, Hurghada has long since morphed into today’s dense band of resorts and hotels that marches along the coastline for more than 20km. It is a great destination for combining a diving holiday with the Nile Valley sites. Further offshore there is still superb diving aplenty; local NGOs are helping the town clean up its act, and the southern resort area and Sigala's sparklingly modern marina have brought back some of Hurghada's sheen.
Sail trip to Elephantine Island and Botanical Gardens.
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Visit Aswan's Botanical Garden also known as Kitchener’s Island, home to a large variety of exotic plants and trees from around the world, it is the perfect place to spend a leisurely afternoon.
You will also explore the ancient Egyptian island of Elephantine Island. Uncover the hidden secrets of the stone temple relics dedicated to the Egyptian god Khnum, understand the mechanism of the Roman ‘Nilometre’ and marvel at the collection of the Greco- Roman relics housed in the museum
The Botanical Gardens
You will be picked up in an air-conditioned vehicle. Accompanied by our expert guide, you will be taken to the Nile to board a felucca (A typical Egyptian Sailing Boat) to visit the Botanical Garden.
The island located on the other side of Elephantine Island from Aswan. This famous botanical garden is filled with countless of exotic plants and trees imported from all over the world besides very rare palm trees such as the Royal palm tree, the Sabal Palm tree and the phonic Palm tree. The Island is a haven for rare exotic birds too, consequently a great place for bird-watching.
The island was given to Lord Kitchner for his role in the Sudan campaign (1896-1898), and he moved there and turned the entire island into a botanical garden in the 1928, importing plants from the Far East, India and parts of Africa.
After spending some time in the cool shade of the botanical garden, board a felucca to the Elephantine Island. It was one of the most powerful forts on Egypt’s southern borders. On the island there are relics of stone temples of various eras including the temple of Khnum - the ram-headed god of inundation, erected during the old kingdom and reconstructed at the turn of the Pharaonic era. The island houses ‘The Nilometre’ (the Egyptian method of measuring the height of the Nile) dating from the Roman era and also a museum housing an important collection of relics from the Greco-Roman era which were discovered in Aswan and Nubia.
Departure & Return
We will pick you up and drop you off anywhere within Aswan hotels and Nile cruises. You can choose the exact location during the booking process. If it’s your hotel, your guide will be waiting for you at the hotel-lobby 10 minutes before departure, same goes to the cruise ships.
Included in this Trip
Entry or admission fee
Goods & services tax
Excluded from this Trip
Tip or gratuity