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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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Experienced a different culture... Went through boat to this village...People were too good...Different type of houses...they gave welcoming drink( red in color)...Crocodiles were... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 21, 2015
SujaSivadass
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London, United Kingdom
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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015

Experienced a different culture... Went through boat to this village...People were too good...Different type of houses...they gave welcoming drink( red in color)...Crocodiles were their pet animals...Got a henna tattoo...Nothing much...Just a visit to different place during sunset in a boat....

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Newton Abbot, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

we were actually invited into a traditional Nubian home, where we wre given tea and met the family pets. Crocodiles. Yes , they keep crocodiles in their homes! This trip included a boat ride through the nature reserves around Aswan which was beautiful and exciting

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Chicago, Illinois USA & Cairo, Egypt
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2015

They just escorted us through this Nubian village and there were absolutely nothing to see. It was actual people's homes; some neat rustic artwork, and then at the end, they set you down to drink tea and sodas (in order to make money off of you); And at the end, the village chief who escorted us asked for a tip.

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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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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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