Nubian Village

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Patrick
Geneva, Switzerland73 contributions
It's a big commercial area, more like a market but still, it's worth visiting if you have some hours left and don't know what to do. If you don't want to buy garments, statues and other tourist objects, you can buy some dates which are delicious. I bought 2 KG of them to bring home.
Written December 5, 2021
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Alice
Oxford, UK64 contributions
Couples
Only stayed there for about 1-2 hours. We arrived by boat , with our tour guide, so we can easily avoid most of the hassle.

The camel ride is about 10 mins, fairly cheap.

The Village is so cute and pretty, I wish I have more time for taking Instagram worthy pictures.

The local house is turned too touristy for my personal taste.

But my guide said people actually still living there. Which I believe, as people there rely on tourism, I think showing people their daily life is worth for them.

We went to one of the house where is so colourful with kind locals, the house is also a cafe, tiny stage to show off their pet crocodile, and place to smoke pipes.

Written January 29, 2020
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Musicians Mum
254 contributions
I visited the Nubian Village as an add on experience whilst on a small group holiday from UK.
Our visit was to a non tourist location in a village house at the rear of the village but we did come to the quayside,where all the tourist boats drop off ,and we walked through the bazaar area.
This is a real village,and real folks live here.The quayside area is for the tourists.You can arrive in a boat,you can walk around the bazaar area.
Just like one would vivit a quayside tourist area in any European Country when you are on holiday..it is just a fun thing to do,be a tourist.
Written April 13, 2022
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Ahmad H
4 contributions
Family
Traveled to Nubian village by boat in the afternoon, this was the best part of the trip and it went downhill from there. Overall not worth the effort and just stick to a boat ride on the Nile. The village is poor and the people are even poorer, they come at you from all sides trying to sell you something and don’t take no for answer, our guide took us to a Nubian house which is someone’s house to look in their bedroom ( very uncomfortable) and drink nasty tea. After that you run to your boat before being overrun by locals. Not a place for kids… everything else is Aswan was good, but skip the village.
Written July 18, 2021
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Maurizio3030
Cairo, Egypt1,544 contributions
Solo
The boat ride from the Movenpick with our guide Ziggy was amazing as we traveled through some narrow channel to our destination. My camera died so you will have to take my word that the colors are just so beautiful. Lots of cool sites, spice stands, crocodiles in homes to beautiful coffee houses.
Written March 26, 2021
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njoy_travelling
San Diego, CA71 contributions
We did the Nubian village tour from Aswan. They take you in a motor boat for a while on the Nile, to a village where you get to experience real Nubian lifestyle. We felt the whole place was very touristy and staged. The Nubians are great people with rich heritage, but we felt this whole show was not their natural living. We were just part of a drama to impress tourists. Go if you have a free afternoon in Aswan. Otherwise, it's okay to skip this activity.
Written December 26, 2021
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CheenAmr
Cairo, Egypt12 contributions
Friends! you have to go to this fantastic place! how? take a boat from Mc Donald's the one close to the train station (you will find it on google maps). You can bargain $10 per person but you have to look uninterested.

Be sure that anything the boat driver regarding deals (cheapest place ...ect) isn't true! Apparently they take a cut from the clients they bring so the best is to go independently and don't really look for their advice.

The trip itself in the water is gold. Try to contact OPEL hotel (or google good restaurants, usually they are in the hotels) and ask them to prepare for you Egyptian Pie (fetir) so it would be ready by the time you come. Bargain bargain bargain! Never buy from the first shop you see, you have to compare the prices.

Don't bother buying spices or hibiscus from there, you can find it WAY cheaper in downtown Aswan!
Written January 21, 2020
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KemikOjstra
Maribor, Slovenia1,387 contributions
Nubian people in the south of Egypt seem to have different culture than people in the rest of the country. They have crocodiles and camels as their pets and their architecture seems to be very colourful. I like blue colour on many of their houses. When you visit this village (it can easily be reached with boats from the centre of Aswan), you can try their food, ride their camels, visit some of the rooms and do some shopping on the market. As this experience differs from others in Egypt, I highly recommend it.
Written February 24, 2020
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Yasmin E
Cairo, Egypt289 contributions
The place is very unique with its colorful houses and beautiful Nile view. But what I hate over there is the attitude is very vulgar, and destroys any enjoyment you are looking for. They don’t give you a chance to even walk in peace, they calling and following you to buy anything with their overrated prices and completely unreasonable.
And what make it worth is the camels, 7 and 8 years old kids running with the camels at the tiny streets of the village which making your walking over there very dangerous and unsafe as you might be killed accidental by a running camel!
I don’t recommend this place at all.
Written January 5, 2020
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Munir D
Toronto, Canada609 contributions
We visited the Nubian village in the evening after taking a privae boat ride from where our cruise ship was docked for the night. The boat ride was serene with beautiful sunset colours reflecting on the waters of the Nile River.

The Nubian Village is like a small town with its own culture. Camels moved around the streets, many shop ownners displayed their ware and sold local products with much Nubian handicraft being on sale.

We bought ourselves a few spices, enjoyed the local beverage and got some fine photos of the village.

Good experience. It felt like we had gone to another country for a few hours.

Munir D.
Written August 15, 2020
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