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Aswan: Private Home-Cooked Meal with a Local Family

Aswan: Private Home-Cooked Meal with a Local Family

From US$ 39 per person

Get a true taste for life in Aswan by sharing an authentic Nubian meal with a local family. Chat with locals about their history and traditions.

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Duration 4 hours
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  • Enjoy a delicious home cooked Nubian meal with a local family
  • Sample traditional Nubian dishes
  • Learn about Nubian culture, history, traditions, and language
  • Cross the mighty Nile River to reach Elephantine Island
Full description

Imagine your entire village was moved from its ancestral lands because a dam was being constructed. This is the story of the Nubians in Southern Egypt, who were relocated in the 1960s to the area around Aswan city.  On this Aswan tour, you’ll have the opportunity to not only eat delicious home-cooked Nubian food, but also have the privilege of learning about the people, culture, history, and traditions of Aswan.

You'll visit a Nubian family in their home and experience some traditional hospitality. As a guest, you’re welcome to ask as many questions as you like! Learn about their lives and culture, and about the different Nubian tribes living around Elephantine Island.

Your home-cooked Aswan tour will take you on a stroll around Elephantine Island before settling in for a shared meal with a local family. The styles and colors of the homes in this community cannot be found anywhere else in Egypt, so you’ll want to keep your camera ready!  Then, after you've walked and explored, it’s time to eat! The types of dishes you’ll be offered are among the favorite delicacies for Nubians.

You might get to sample dishes like Bird’s Tongue Soup (don’t worry, there are no tongues involved), or maybe some rice with vermicelli, oven-cooked chicken, Nile perch, and mixed vegetables. But no matter what’s on the menu, be aware that Nubians like to eat a lot — so be prepared and come hungry!

  • English-speaking host to escort you to the family home
  • Home-cooked Nubian meal
  • Additional food and drink
  • Items of a personal nature
  • Tips and gratuities for your guide

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Meeting point

Obelisk Hotel, 1 Corniche El Nile St, Sheyakhah Thalethah, Aswan 1, Aswan Governorate 1240892, Egitto

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Important information

Know before you go

  • As you will be visiting a home within a conservative culture, please cover your shoulders and wear pants or a skirt that goes below the knee
  • For your Urban Adventure you will be in a private group. There will not be other travelers dining with you and the family
  • This is a child-friendly tour – children under the age of 6 are permitted to join this tour
  • Effective September 1, 2021, travelers aged 18+ must produce proof of COVID-19 vaccination on Intrepid Urban Adventures tours. Children aged 6-17 must present a negative COVID-19 test, proof of recovery, or proof of vaccination. View full policy at

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