Private Home Cooked Aswan Traditional Nubian Meal with a Local Family

Aswan 1, EG
Aswan 1, EG
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Immerse yourself in the vibrant culture of Aswan with a private home-cooked meal shared with a local Nubian family. Experience the warmth and hospitality of the people as you stroll along the enchanting Elephantine Island, surrounded by unique and colorful homes. Capture the picturesque beauty of this community, found nowhere else in Egypt, with your camera. But the highlight of your visit will be the mouthwatering Nubian delicacies that await you. From Bird's Tongue Soup to rice with vermicelli, oven-cooked chicken, Nile perch, and mixed vegetables, prepare your taste buds for an explosion of flavor. As you savor these authentic dishes, you'll also learn about the Nubian history, traditions, and way of life. It's a truly immersive experience that will leave you with a deeper understanding and appreciation for Aswan and its people.

About this experience

  • Free Cancellation For a full refund cancel at least before the start of your booking
  • 4 hours
  • Suitable for 2-12 Participants
  • Private Tour
  • Self Guided Experience
  • Authentic Nubian meal with a local family
  • Experience Nubian culture, history, and traditions
  • Stroll around Elephantine Island
  • Sample favorite Nubian delicacies
  • Unique styles and colors of Nubian homes
  • English-speaking host to escort you to the family home
  • Home cooked Nubian meal
  • Gratuities
  • Additional food and drink

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Experience the vibrant culture and warm hospitality of Aswan with a private home-cooked Nubian meal. Immerse yourself in the rich history and traditions of this fascinating city as you stroll through the unique community on Elephantine Island. Discover the story of the Nubians, a people who were relocated from their ancestral lands due to a dam construction. This exclusive tour offers not only a chance to savor delicious Nubian cuisine but also an opportunity to connect with a local family and learn about their customs.

What to expect?

During this Aswan tour, get ready to indulge in the most beloved Nubian delicacies. Your taste buds will be treated to dishes like Bird's Tongue Soup (no tongues involved, we promise!), fragrant rice with vermicelli, delectable oven-cooked chicken, succulent Nile perch, and a medley of mixed vegetables. The flavors will transport you to the heart of Nubia, tantalizing your senses with every bite.

Who is this for?

This experience is perfect for anyone seeking an authentic cultural encounter in Aswan. Food enthusiasts, history buffs, and adventure seekers alike will be captivated by the immersive nature of this tour. Embrace the opportunity to connect with a local Nubian family and learn about their heritage. All are welcome, as inclusivity is paramount in ensuring everyone can enjoy the magic of this experience.

Why book this?

Embark on this remarkable journey to uncover the hidden gems of Aswan. Beyond the delicious cuisine, this tour offers a unique chance to immerse yourself in the vibrant community on Elephantine Island. Discover the distinctive styles and colors of the Nubian homes, which can only be found in this region of Egypt. Capture the beauty with your camera and create memories that will last a lifetime. This is not just a meal, but an intimate connection with the local culture.

Good to know

The tour begins at the Obelisk Hotel, where you'll meet your guide and fellow travelers. From there, you'll embark on a leisurely stroll around Elephantine Island, taking in the picturesque surroundings. Be prepared to be wowed by the warmth and friendliness of the Nubian family who will be hosting you in their home. Indulge in the flavors of Nubian cuisine and immerse yourself in their stories and traditions—an experience that will leave a lasting impression.


Travelers who have participated in this experience rave about the genuine hospitality of the Nubian family and the mouthwatering dishes they encountered. They praise the opportunity to learn about Nubian culture and history, emphasising how it added depth and significance to their Aswan visit. Many note that this experience exceeded their expectations and encourage others to embark on this enriching culinary adventure. The combination of delectable food, beautiful surroundings, and heartfelt connections with the locals make this tour an extraordinary highlight in Aswan.

How long before the event do I need to book?

  • You can book at any time before the event

Vouchers accepted in the following formats

  • Mobile

Is an adult required for the booking?

  • At least one adult or senior required per booking

Your Itinerary

Pyramisa Island Aswan

Elephantine Island

Aswan Urban Adventures

2024-05-30 17:04