Overview

Discover the genuine charm of El Nuba as you delve into the local lifestyle. During your stay, you'll have the chance to engage with the island's residents, participating in their daily routines and enjoying their warm hospitality up close.

We don't visit touristic sites on this trip, so if it's your first time to visit Fayoum and you're interested in that, then this is probably not the trip for you.

4 Nights 5 Days 06 Nov, 06 Nov, 29 Dec, and more Heissa Island, El Nuba
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Highlights
  • Fishing Experience
  • Nubian Musical Performance
  • Sailing
  • Traditional Bread Baking
  • Kayaking
  • Nubian Zaffa Celebration
  • Home Dinner with Island Elder
  • Wood-Fired Cooking
  • Tingar Beach
  • Local Evening Experience
  • Nubian Village
Itinerary

Your arrival in Aswan on Day 1 should be scheduled between 10:00 am and 1:00 pm. Departure from Aswan on Day 4 should not be earlier than 10:00 am.

Day 1

Welcome to El Nuba

Upon arrival, you will be picked up from the airport or train station and transferred to Heissa Island. Settle into our accommodation and enjoy the day at your leisure. Kayaks will be available for you to take one and go on a paddle to an island on the opposite side of our home stay, or you can opt for a relaxing boat ride. Take a refreshing swim and soak in the tranquility of the Nile's waters. Later, we'll return to Heissa island to visit one of the island's oldest residents in his home— a warm and welcoming elderly gentleman. Enjoy his company over lunch and immerse yourself in the local hospitality and kindness that defines the island's people. Afterwards, we'll return to our accommodation to freshen up. In the evening, join the locals for a laid-back gathering, offering a unique opportunity to connect with them and enjoy a Nubian musical performance featuring their main instruments.

  • Kayaking
  • Beach Swim
  • Home Dinner with Island Elder
  • Local Evening Experience
  • Nubian Musical Performance
Overnight at Yasser's Guest House (breakfast, lunch, light dinner)

 


Day 2

Fisherman's Island

After breakfast, we'll venture out using local transportation to reach today's destination. A felucca ride followed by a
tuktuk journey will lead us to Fisherman's Island (Gezeiret El Sayad), where we'll test our luck at fishing in traditional row boats. Once we've reeled in our catch, we'll indulge in the unique experience of grilling or frying our fresh fish for lunch. Afterward, we'll return to Heissa Island to freshen up and relax. Spend the evening at your leisure, exploring the
island or simply unwinding in our outdoor seating area. 

  • Fishing Experience
  • Row Boat
  • Tuktuk Ride
Overnight at Yasser's Guest House (breakfast, lunch)

 


Day 3

Sailing

Today, we’ll enjoy a leisurely morning before we head out to explore the Nubian Village. Take some time for shopping before we set sail along the Nile on a traditional felucca. As we glide along the river, we’ll watch the sunset and enjoy a
lunch aboard. In the evening, we'll return back to the island.

  • Nubian Village
  • Sailing
Overnight at Yasser's Guest House (breakfast, lunch)

 

 


Day 4

Cooking Like A Local

Our morning begins with a visit to a local beach, where we'll learn the art of traditional Shamsi bread-making. Participate in the preparation of today's unique wood-cooked lunch, and take a dip in the waters of  Tingar beach. After the sun sets, we’ll return to our accommodation to freshen up before experiencing a lively Nubian Zaffa, a traditional celebration to mark our final night together. 

  • Tingar Beach
  • Traditional Shamsi Bread Baking
  • Wood-Fired Cooking
  • Nubian Zaffa Celebration
Overnight at Yasser's Guest House (breakfast, lunch, dinner)

 


Day 5

Free Day

On our last morning in Aswan, seize the opportunity to explore the soul of the city one last time before we bid farewell. Depending on departure time, there may be a chance to explore Aswan souq before your journey concludes.

  • Aswan Souq (depending on departure time)
(breakfast)

Accommodation

Our double, triple, and quadruple rooms feature a traditional Nubian layout and are decorated in the authentic Nubian style. Inside, there are two shared bathrooms, with additional facilities available outside. Step outside to find a seating area overlooking the Nile. Our guest house is the ideal home for exploring vibrant Aswan.

Inclusions/Exclusions

What is included in the tour

  • Accommodation as mentioned in the itinerary
  • All meals as mentioned in the itinerary
  • All activities as mentioned in the itinerary
  • All transfers as mentioned in the itinerary

What is NOT included in the tour

  • Meals other than mentioned in above itinerary
  • Beverages
  • Optional activities / tours
  • Personal expenses
  • Tipping
Packing List
  • Comfortable Clothing
  • Comfortable Shoes
  • Slippers
  • Bathing Suit
  • Towel
  • Jacket
  • Sun Protection (sunscreen, hat, sunglasses)
  • Insect Repellent
  • Camera / Waterproof GoPro (if available)
  • Power Bank (if available)
  • Speakers (if available)
Tipping

Tipping directly supports local communities, benefiting drivers and suppliers. The tourism sector heavily depends on this support. While not obligatory, your tip is a meaningful 'thank you' for their service.

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