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Nubian Village

Address: Aswan, Egypt
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$32*
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Private Tour: The Nubia Museum
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Ranked #8 of 20 Attractions in Aswan
Type: Historic Sites, Sights & Landmarks
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Type: Historic Sites, Sights & Landmarks
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Cairo, Egypt
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015 NEW

A life experience for Nubian home life and work. You will visit their workshops, homes drink tea with them as one of the family, do reversible tattooing with Henna, see life and dead crocodiles

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West Sussex, England
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

There obviously is not just one Nubian Village but the trip we took with local elder Mohammed was most interesting. He has made a museum of village life and culture in his house which was most interesting.

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Basingstoke, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

I felt very comfortable in the City no hassle, just friendliness, need more tourists to go and see this fab place

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

I found the village interesting. It was good to see how the Nubian people live, how they arrange their houses around the family, how they keep cool in the heat of summer and warm in the winter. BUT then I went into a home where 4 large crocdiles were being kept in the living area in "cages" made of brick... More 

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Ohio
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

We were not very enthusiastic to do this tour at first, when our guide suggested it to us, but we ended up going and it was a surprise!!! The boat ride to get there through the little islands in the Nile was beautiful!!! The village itself is very small, but I enjoyed seeing the colorful houses and visiting one of... More 

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Cairo, Egypt
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015

I really regret going there. It is so artificial and touristic that made me feel it was a real waste of time. The only positive thing was the amazing boat ride in the nike

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McLean, Virginia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2015

Be prepared for sales pitch and the crocs do not look like they are having fun, but it was fun to see a typical Nubian house and some very nice souvenirs for sale, perfect for a sundowner trip back

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2015

this is for non-discerning travelers only. feels that you are taken for a ride to buy-buy-buy. you can't say that this is an authentic Nubian life style if almost all income comes from tourism

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Montreal, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2014

The place is amazing. We went twice during our trip to Aswan. The people there are great, amazing, friendly and very welcoming. We bought souvenirs and stuff much cheaper than the market. There is a place that sells handmade scarfs, ask for it. There is a restaurant famous by the name of its chef "Amouri". Don't forget to take a... More 

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Cairo, Egypt
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2014

There is no such thing as obe nubian village. There are plenty. The nubians as a souxe of income ,welcome u to their home, ifferibg u an asqani drink called karkadeh or tea. Thwy show u their home ..make henna for u..shiw u their prized crocrodiles which they rear at home. U pay them for this visit...some even offer lunch

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