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Home Cooked Aswan

Home Cooked Aswan

Highlights / General details
Enjoy a delicious home cooked Nubian meal with a local family.
Sample traditional Nubian dishes.
Learn about Nubian culture, history, traditions, and language.
Cross the mighty Nile River to reach Elephantine Island.

Inclusion
English-speaking host to escort you to the family home; Home cooked Nubian meal.

Exclusion
Hotel pick-up and drop-off; Additional food and drink; Items of a personal nature; Tips and gratuities for your guide.

Hours of operation
Available daily at 4:00pm.

Duration
Approximately 4 hours.

Location
Meeting point: Isis Corniche Hotel, reception area (Corniche el Nile, 5 minutes from Aswan Centre).
Ending point: Isis Corniche Hotel.

Itinerary
Imagine your entire village was moved from its ancestral lands because a dam was being constructed. This is the story of the Nubians in Southern Egypt, who were relocated to in the 1960s to the area around Aswan city.
On this Aswan tour, you’ll have the opportunity to not only eat delicious home cooked Nubian food, but also have the privilege of learning about the people, culture, history, and traditions of Aswan. We’ll visit a Nubian family in their home and experience some traditional hospitality. As a guest, you’re welcome to ask as many questions as you like! Learn about their lives and culture, and about the different Nubian tribes living around Elephantine Island.
Your Home Cooked Aswan tour will take you on a stroll around Elephantine Island before settling in for a shared meal with a local family. The styles and colors of the homes in this community cannot be found anywhere else in Egypt, so you’ll want to keep your camera ready!
Then, after we’ve walked and explored, it’s time to eat! The types of dishes you’ll be offered are among the most favorite delicacies for Nubians. You might get to sample dishes like Bird’s Tongue Soup (don’t worry, there are no tongues involved), or maybe some rice with vermicelli, oven-cooked chicken, Nile perch, and mixed vegetables. But no matter what’s on the menu, be aware that Nubians like to eat a lot — so be prepared and come hungry!

Additional Information
As you will be visiting a home within a conservative culture, please cover your shoulders and wear pants or a skirt that go below the knee.

Participate restrictions
This is a child-friendly tour. Children between the ages of 6 and 11 inclusively are permitted on this tour. Children under the age of 6 are permitted to join this tour free of charge. Please inform us at the time of booking if you’ll be bringing a child under the age of 6.

Policies
For your Urban Adventure you will be in a small group. There may be other travelers dining with you and the family.
Cancellation: 2 days prior 100% penalty. No show 100% penalty.
Complete information, including local telephone numbers at your destination, will be included on your Confirmation Voucher.

**All information requested must be supplied or booking is subject to automatic cancellation**

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