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Home Cooked Dinner with a Local, Aswan


Activity Schedule

  • When does it run?


  • Duration

    Approximately 4 hours

  • Start time


  • Meeting Point

    In the reception area of Isis Corniche Hotel, Corniche el Nile (5 minutes from Aswan Centre).

  • Ending Point

    Same as the meeting point 

Key Highlights

  • Savor traditional, homemade Nubian dishes during your Aswan trip!
  • Receive a hearty welcome into the home of a local Nubian family!
  • Check out exotic recipes and learn how to cook Nubian food on your own!
  • Cross the Nile River and explore Elephantine Island!
  • Hear about the plight of Nubians after a dam project displaced them!
  • Meet your friendly, local guide!
  • Both printed or smartphone vouchers accepted


Absorb a little local culture during your Aswan trip with a Home Cooked Dinner with a Local in Aswan!

With your Home-cooked Aswan Tour tickets, you’ll receive a warm welcome from a local Nubian family during your Aswan vacation. Step inside their home, learn how to create a traditional Nubian meal, and sit around the dinner table while discussing life in southern Egypt! Dishes may include bird’s tongue soup (no tongues involved), rice with vermicelli, oven-roasted chicken, Nile perch, and local vegetables. If you believe the best way to understand a people is through their food, then taking this tour is one of the tastiest things to do in Aswan!

Meet your friendly guide at the reception area of the Isis Corniche Hotel to start your yummy Aswan experience. Then, follow your guide into the home of a local Nubian family for an eye-opening evening of cooking, interesting discussions, and tasty dishes. Encounter exotic recipes and learn how to make an authentic Nubian meal. Finally, while tasting the delicious meal you made, hear about how the Nubians coped with displacement following the construction of a local dam. It’s what to do in Aswan if you want a genuine Egypt experience!


  • Home-cooked Aswan Tour
  • A 4-hour tour that includes a homemade dinner in a local Egyptian home
  • 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

Please note

The confirmation voucher includes the local activity operator’s contact details. They’re a nice bunch and will happily answer any logistical questions you may have. Please give them a call at least 24 hours before your organized activity to reconfirm.

Voucher information: No need to print! You can show your voucher on your smartphone or other devices. (But if you’d rather print a copy – that’s fine too!) 

So there is no last minute rush, please arrive 15 minutes early.

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.

You will be in a small group. There may be other travelers dining with you and the family.

This is a child-friendly tour. Children between the ages of 6 and 11 years can join this tour at the rate listed above. Please select “child” above when booking. Children under the age of 6 years can join the tour free of charge. Please inform us at the time of booking if you’ll be bringing a child under the age of 6 years. You can do so in the special request box on the checkout page.

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