Cairo , Egypt
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Full day to Elephantine island & Kalabsha Temple
 

Early morning, our representative picks you up from hotel to a berth to sail to Elephantine Island, which was one of the most powerful forts on Egypt’s southern borders. On the Island there are the relies of stone temples of various eras including the Temple of Khnum, erected during the Old Kingdom and reconstructed at the turn of Pharaonic era. The Island houses “The Nilometer” dating to the Roman era and also a museum containing an important collection of relies of the Greco-Roman eras which were discovered in Aswan.
Then continue visiting Kalabsha Temple, which has been dismantled and re-erected on a hill near the High Dam. Originally, it was built by Toutmosis II and Amenophis II at Kalabsha, 40 miles south of Aswan. The temple was restored during the Roman conquest.
Continue tour sailing by Felucca to visit the Botanical Garden and Kitchener's Island, who had a passion for exotic plants and flowers from around the world, in gratitude for his successful Sudan campaign and the gardens have been maintained in their original style. Have a look at Agha Khan Mausoleum, which is situated on a hill, was built of solid marble for the 3rd Agha Khan (1877-1957), who was the 48th Imam of the Ismaili sect of Shi'a Muslims. Sail to east bank and drive back to hotel.

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