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Address: Aswan, Egypt
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$32*
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Private Tour: The Nubia Museum

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lovely boat trip

Had a lovely boat trip here from Aswan , colourful village with Nubian inhabitants. We visited a Nubian family in their home hated the crocodiles trapped in confined spaces just... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 20, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

It's like coming back in time to Middle-Ages. People are dressed in robes and streets are narrow without any motor vehicles. There was slaughtered sheep hides on the doorsteps. Among the colourfull merchandise one could find a few old shop. We found one old looking jeweler. And when we climbed in we saw their old products which nobody had produced... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015

We took the boat from Aswan. Nubian people are very welcoming. We enjoyed the Karkade and mint tea drink offered. We were welcome to see around the house of the village people. Their spices are amazing and fresh. It really shows you how people can live in another world. I loved their simplicity. You have to experience their lives.

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Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

We visited the Museum, the Nile-o-meter, crossed the island and had a snack on the bank on the other side, and had lunch at Nubian Dreams. A wonderful, peaceful spot!

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Cairo, Al Qahirah, Egypt
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

Was not sure what to expect prior to going, but I have to say it was amazing. The village was very peaceful and relaxing. The locals were very friendly too.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

Without a doubt, one of the best parts of my trip in Egypt. The people in this village are very friendly and hassle free. I'd arrange a guide before you visit but I think you could find one there as well. There are a lot of hand made clothes and scarves. I got a lot of scarves and herbs and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015

Must see when inAswan ! More like Africa village then Middle East feel , like the friendly people ,kids running around without cloth on was so Hot ! Jump into the River ! Fun !!! The B'tifull Sahara Desert !

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Leeds, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015

Lovely place to walk around and the food in the restaurant we visited was excellent. We went twice once on a trip organised by a travel agent but the second time went with a nubian man from a neighbouring village and the second visit was much more pleasurable

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

You take a 30 min boat ride to the island. Then, get on a camel and ride about 15-20 min to the villiage. That was very cool and kids loved it. The visit to the villiage was OK - small market, nice visit at a home cafe.

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Derry, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015

Had a lovely boat trip here from Aswan , colourful village with Nubian inhabitants. We visited a Nubian family in their home hated the crocodiles trapped in confined spaces just for tourist photos seemed very cruel . Didn't really see the village just one house, the boat trip was the best part as the wildlife was wonderful

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2015

Sailed from Aswan for a short day trip. Very relaxing day out. Bought some scarves and spices. Felt very sorry for those trapped growing crocodiles breed in tiny cages which are on display just for tourists' entertainment. There are tons of visitors daily and the crocodiles are constantly poked to get a reaction. If you do visit, leave them alone.... More 

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