Enjoy an exciting half-day trip from Aswan and explore the beautiful Nubian Villages of Elephantine Island, Siou and Koti. Take a trip down the Nile aboard a traditional wooden sailing boat and discover the simple and natural life of the Nubian people.
discover the fascinating Nubian Villages situated at the bottom of Elephantine Island. Sandwiched in the heart of the river Nile are two colorful Nubian Villages, Siou and Koti.
Stroll through the shady alleys and gardens of the villages and discover the simple and natural life of the people that populate them. Enjoy a trip down the river aboard a felucca, a traditional wooden sailing boat, and listen to stories of where Elephantine Island might have got its name. While some believe it was due to its role as an ivory trading place, others believe it is due to the island's unusual shape, similar to that of an elephant's tusk.
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Know before you go
Trip duration is approximately 3 hours, from 08:00 to 11:00.
Trip runs 7 days a week.