Duration
4 hours
Price from
55USD
Trip to the Nubian Villages by boat map

Explore the traditional and authentic Nubian villages on Elephantine Island in a half day tour from Aswan by motor boat.

Take a day trip from Aswan on an Egyptian sailboat and visit a Nubian village on Soheil Island. Enjoy the scenery on the river and get a closer look at Nubian village life.


Duration
4 hours
Schedule
Daily
Tour type
Private
Pickup Location
Your Hotel in Aswan
Physical rating
Tour Location
Aswan

Why you'll love this trip

  • 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 Elephantine’s

  • 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

  • Discover the history and culture of Nubia on this half-day private tour from Aswan. Venture to the bottom of Elephantine Island to get to know the way of life of the Nubian people. Interact with locals and listen to engaging commentary from your guide about the daily lives of people in these villages.

  • Very comfortable – Pickup and drop off from / to your location in Aswan

  • Suitable for all ages and genders.

 

Attractions highlight

Nubian Museum

Itinerary

Visit a Nubian community on Sohail Island on a 3-hour, Private 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 tour a personalized experience.

Begin with pickup at your centrally-located hotel or cruise ship: the exact time of departure depends on your location, and will be confirmed by our tour guide or representative.

Transfer to a jetty on the Nile River, where you'll board a boat for Sohail Island. Depending on river conditions and the weather, you'll travel in a traditional felucca sail boat, or in a modern motorboat. Take in views of the Nile riverbanks on the way to Sohail Island, passing Elephantine Island along the way. Disembark on Sohail Island, and visit a traditional Nubian house to learn about the history and culture of the Nubian people over a glass of welcome tea.

After your time at the house, take a walk to explore the island on your own, strolling through brightly-painted villages, and chatting with the locals. At the end of the afternoon, meet back up at the boat jetty, where you’ll begin the return trip to Aswan. This tour concludes with drop-off at your hotel or cruise ship at roughly 06:30 P.M.

 

Included

  • Pick up service from your hotel in Aswan and return.
  • Expert tour guide.
  • Boat fees and tickets.
  • All service charges and taxes.

Excluded

  • Any extras not mentioned in the program.
  • Tipping.

Prices:

Single

$ 99

2 Persons

$ 73

3 Persons

$ 64

4 Persons

$ 59

5 Persons

$ 57

6 Person & more

$ 55

Important notes

Prices:
Prices are quoted in US Dollars per person per trip except during Christmas, New Year & Easter holidays.

Children Policy:
0 - 01.99 Free of Charge
6 - 11.99 pay 50% of tour price
12+ pay full tour price as per adult person.

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