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Famine Stela, Qubbet el-Hawa and Kitchener Island
Activities in Aswan

Famine Stela, Qubbet el-Hawa and Kitchener Island

  • English English
  • 3.5 hours
  • Hotel pick up

On this tour, we'll sail the Nile and visit the Valley of the Princes, as well as two of its most famous islands, Kitchener and Sehel. On this last island, you can find one of the most important monuments in the country: the Famine Stela

Itinerary

Having picked you up at your boat or the hotel where you're staying we'll make our way to the East bank of the Nile, taking a boat from there to Sehel island.

Once on the island, we'll see one of Egypt's hidden gems, the Famine Stela, a natural rock depicting the Pharoah making an offering to the gods Anuket, Sater and Khnum. Below can be found a 32 line text which narrates the story of Pharoah Djoser asking the gods that the Nile flood, to end seven years of drought. In thanks, the Pharaoah built the temples on Elephantine.

Our next stop is the Qubbet el-Hawa Necropolis, known as the Valley of the Princes. Here have been excavated various tombs of high ranking Egyptian officials and nine intact mummies from the Pharaonic period, including one of a crocodile.

Returning to our boat, we'll sail to Kitchener Island, an island on the Nile which was converted into a botanical garden in 1928. In this paradise full of trees, flowers, unusual plants and exotic birds, you'll feel yourself briefly transported to another country. 

Sailing the Nile once more, we'll take your back to your boat or hotel.

Price

Adults Children between 6 and 12 Children under 6
English Language Tour
US$ 62
US$ 25.30 US$ 20.20
Free

English Language Tour

  • Adults

    US$ 62
  • Children between 6 and 12

    US$ 25.3 US$ 20.2
  • Children under 6

    Free

More Information

Duration

3.5 hours.

Language English

The tour is exclusively in English.

Included

Hotel pick up and drop off.

Bus transport with air conditioning.

Felucca or motor boat transport to the islands.

English speaking guide.

Tickets to the places visited.

When to book?

Book as soon as possible to guarantee availability, especially during public holidays and festivities.

You can book up to 2 days before (Aswan local time) if there are still places available.

Ticket

Once your booking has been confirmed, you will receive an email containing your booking voucher. Please print it out or download on your smartphone/tablet to show on the day of the activity.

Frequently asked questions

  • Q - How to book?

    A - To reserve the activity, choose the date and complete the form on this page. You will receive your confirmation immediately.

If you still have more questions, check out our section on frequently asked questions. If you need help to book an activity or have any enquiries, please contact us.

US$ 62
No hidden fees or surcharges
Free cancellation up to 48 hours before the service starts

Cancellations

Free! Free cancellation up to 48 hours before the activity starts. If you cancel under this time or do not show up, you will not be refunded.

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