Nubian Village Tours

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Sandwiched between the ruins of Abu and the Mövenpick resort hotel are two colorful Nubian Villages, Siou and Koti. Strolling through their shady alleys and gardens is a wonderful way to experience life on modern Elephantines. A north-south path across the middle of Elephantine Island links the two villages and about halfway along is the Nubian Café, with a shady garden beside a traditional Nubian house. 

Close to the wall separating the Mövenpick from Siou village is Nubian House, where the owner serves tea, sells Nubian handicrafts, and can arrange live music and dancing or henna 'tattoos' with local women. Western women should be respectful of local tradition and wear modest clothes.

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The villages are on Elephantine Island. Cross by local ferry from Aswan.

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Address: Aswan, Egypt
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Admission: Free
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Nubian Village Excursion from Aswan

Visit a Nubian community on Sohail Island on a 3-hour, small-group tour from Aswan that includes round-trip transfer from your hotel or cruise ship, a boat ride, and tea in a traditional Nubian house. Travel past Elephantine Island on a felucca sail boat or in a modern motor boat, learn about local culture and history, and enjoy free time to explore Sohail Island on your own. This small-group tour is limited to 15 people for a personalized experience.
  • Duration: 3 hours
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US$28.50
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  • Duration: 3 hours
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Nubian Village Trip by Motorboat in Aswan

Explore a Nubian community at the edge of the Nile River on a 3-hour river trip from Aswan to Gharb Soheil that includes hotel pickup and drop-off, traditional drinks in a local home, and a guided tour of the village. Travel by motorboat for a comfortable trip on the Nile, passing Elephantine Island, the First Cataract of the Nile, and ancient landmarks on the East and West Banks of the river. This small-group tour is limited to 15 participants for a personalized experience.
  • Duration: 3 hours
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US$25.00
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  • Duration: 3 hours
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Nubian Village Day Tour in Aswan

Visit a traditional community on the banks of the Nile River on a 4-hour Nubian village excursion from Aswan by motorboat. See Soheil Island and the Aswan Dam from the water, then learn about local culture by meeting a Nubian family. This 4-hour tour includes pickup and drop-off at your Aswan hotel, and departures are available throughout the day.
  • Duration: 4 hours
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US$50.00
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  • Duration: 4 hours
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