Private Home Cooked Aswan

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  • COVID-19protected
  • Cooking classes
  • Cultural, religious and historic sites
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  • duration 4 hours
  • tour type Small group
  • minimum participants 2
  • max group size 12
  • guiding method Fully guided
  • Starts Aswan, Egypt
  • Ends Aswan, Egypt
  • 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
The Private Home Cooked Aswan tour starts and ends in Aswan. The Private Home Cooked Aswan is a cooking classes tour that takes 4 hours.

Get a true taste for life in Aswan by sharing an authentic Nubian meal with a local family. Stroll the Nile River’s Elephantine Island like a true Nubian, chat with locals about their history and traditions, and find out why the people of Aswan are famous for their friendliness and incredible hospitality!
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  • On Feb 03 2016
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  • On Jan 23 2016
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“Bob did a very nice job of adapting the tour to our interests. He is enthusiastic about Detroit and very knowledgeable. Great Tour!!”
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  • On May 08 2016
5 - Excellent
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“So glad we did this tour. Ikumi was a great guide, very enthusiastic and fun. We have been to Tokyo many times, and are AJAs (Americans of Japanese Ancestry), but having a Japanese guide to explain things in-depth and help us interact with the locals was really special. We loved the Ningyocho neighborhood. It's a place we would never think to go to on our own. We look forward to taking other Urban Adventures tours in Japan.”

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 private 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 private 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 colours 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 favourite 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!

Following recent safety incidents we recommend that you check your government's advice for their latest information on travelling in Egypt before your departure and ensure that your travel insurance covers you for all areas of your itinerary. We have links to prominent government travel advisories and regular updates on issues affecting this trip on our Travel Alerts page - 

  • Home cooked Nubian meal.
  • English-speaking host to escort you to the family home
  • Additional food and drink
  • items of a personal nature
  • tips and gratuities for your guide.
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Cancellation for this Private Home Cooked Aswan tour is free up to 48 hours before the chosen start date -full refund will be given. If cancellation is made less than 48 hours before the chosen start date, no refund applies.


For any tour departures within 17 January 2022, full payment is required. For tours that depart later than 17 January 2022, a deposit of 100% is required to confirm this tour, and the remaining balance will be charged 0 days before trip departure.

Travel Insurance

Private Home Cooked Aswan tour requires that you have adequate and valid travel insurance covering medical and personal accidents, including repatriation costs and emergency evacuation. We recommend using World Nomads' travel insurance.


For this Private Home Cooked Aswan tour getting the required visa(s) is the responsibility for each individual traveller, as visa requirements vary depending on your nationality. We recommend to check with your local embassies representing the countries that you are traveling to, as part of this itinerary.

Meeting start point :

Isis Corniche Hotel, reception area (Corniche el Nile, 5 minutes from Aswan Centre)

Meeting end point :

Isis Corniche Hotel

COVID-19 Safety Measures

This trip incorporates the following COVID-19 measures:

  • This tour follows established guidelines that are in line with the World Travel and Tourism Council’s ‘Safe Travels’ framework against COVID-19.
  • Hygiene and safety guidelines will be followed to ensure your well being is looked after during travels.
  • All travellers 18 years and older will be required to be fully vaccinated.
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