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Aswan Day Trip to Nubian Village by Boat | Best Egypt Aswan Day Tours

Aswan, Egypt
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Aswan Day Trip to Nubian Village by Boat | Best Egypt Aswan Day Tours

Booking Aswan Day Trip to Nubian Village by Boat to Colorful Nubian Villages Egypt with a boat ride, Henna Tattoos, and Hookah

Nubian village tour from Aswan is one of the best Egypt day tours you can experience while you are in Aswan.  Aswan day tours include Abu Simbel temple, Phaile temple, and the Hatshepsut Obelisk. A Nubian village tour is your way to interact with the traditions and cultures of the Nubian lifestyle.

You will see the Beautifully painted houses, The Souk, and the school. Explore why Nubian keep crocodiles in their houses and when they mummify them? Aswan tours to a Nubian Village starting with picking our guests from the Nile River Cruise or the Hotel. Then we board a motorboat to sail to Gharb Soheil village through the First Cataract. On the way to the Nubian village, you will sail in a very calm and tranquil way.

Gharb Soheil Nubian Village

Although, along the way, you will see various sites, such as the Mausoleum of the Aga Khan, and Aswan Botanical Garden. Moreover, you will pass a lot of small Nile Islands with rare birds, and beautiful black granite formations. in 30 minutes, you will reach Gharb Soheil Island (the most beautiful one). Along the way, you will see other villages, guesthouses, and even luxury hotels on the west bank. Upon arrival at the Nubian Village, you will notice that almost all the Nubian houses are so colorful with the narrow street.

You will visit a Nubian house and try the traditional Nubian tea. Meanwhile, listen to the Nubian history, religion, and tradition. how Nubian women played a great role to keep those traditions and developing them.

Nubians have their own spoken Nubian language and they marry each other. Surely, Nubians in Egypt are totally different from the Nomads or Bedouins, Nubians are so open-minded people, that they send their kids to school, and universities. Needless to say, the Nubian people played a vital role in ancient Egyptian history, and for long periods they have their own Nubian civilization. Aswan tours continue to the Nubian markets and very colored dresses they have if you like to make some shopping before we head back to your Nile River Cruise.

Aswan Tourist attractions

At the end of your Nubian Village tour from Aswan, you will sail back to Aswan. On the way back, you will see Aswan Nilometer, the famine stele dates back to King Djoser, and the Isis hotel which is the best in Aswan.

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  • Ghab Sohiel Nubian Village
  • Painted Nubian Houses
  • Crocodiles
  • Henna Tattoos


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Aswan Nubian Village
Aswan Nubian Village

Nubian village tour is available all day long, in the morning or afternoon before the sunset. Your guide will meet you at your hotel or Nile cruise and you will start your tour from the nearest place to where you stay. Enjoy between 30-45 minutes of sailing from Aswan passing the first cataract to the Nubian village. Gharb Soheil Nubian village is one of the best villages we visit on the west bank of the Nile River.

Bird Watching
Bird Watching

On the way and for those who love bird watching, they can see a lot of them on the way like kingfisher, Little Bitten Herons, and Nile Valley Sunbirds. You will pass by beautiful granite formations and small islands.

Nubian Village
Nubian Village

Upon arrival to the Village, we will start our tour from a Nubian vivid painted house and you will have the chance to see the real crocodiles, take some unforgettable photos with them.
Now it's time to relax and listen to your guide to the story of the Nubian and why they were relocated to Aswan after building the high dam. Know more about their traditions and marriage and language. Ask them why and hen they put a red rose on the house door and when they put green leaves. Why they do not marry normal Egyptians even if they are Muslims.

Nubian School
Nubian School

After this nice time with very friendly and hospitable people, you will have a walk with your guide through the village’s street and shops in case if you like to buy some souvenirs. End your Nubian village tour in the school if it's opened and see the Nubian school classes, listen from one of the Nubian teachers about the Nubian alphabet, numbers, and some phrases.

Nubian Village Aswan

After that take your motorboat back to Aswan passing by some Aswan attractions like Aswan Nilometer, the famine stele, and the Isis hotel which is the best in Aswan.
When your ride came to an end, you will o back to your hotel or Nile cruise.


  • Motorboat ride to the Nubian Village and back
  • Nubian Village tour
  • Nubian House
  • Nubian School
  • Henna Tattoos
  • Tipping

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Aswan, Egypt
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