Family Fun Package

FamilyNubian Cataract Hotel and Restaurant is dedicated to creating a secure, safe and good family environment to be enjoyed by the whole family.

Bassem Jalal, the owner has carefully chosen tours or activities best suited for families to ensure you will have a memorable holiday with us.

This is a Family Holiday and the prices are based on 5 family members.

Your Itinerary

Day 1 – Arrive Aswan

Our Hotel Representative will meet you at your chosen arrival point either Aswan International Airport or Aswan Railway Station.  You will be transported to the Nubian Cataract Hotel and Restaurant.

On arrival at the Hotel, you will receive a welcome drink and talk by Bassem Jalal to review your programme.

Check-in to your rooms and spend the day relaxing within the hotel grounds.

Includes Dinner in Restaurant.

Breakfast is included in the price.

Day 2 – Nubian Tour

After an early breakfast you will be met by our Nubian Guide to take you on a day trip as an introduction to Nubia you will sail by motorboat to visit:

  • Botanical Gardens (Kitchener Island)
  • Botanical Gardens
  • Elephantine Island
  • Elephantine Island
  • Barbar Beach and Nubian Village
  • Barbar Beach Nubian Village

This tour includes:

Picnic Lunch prepared for you on the motorboat.

Basket of Fresh Fruit, Water, Tea and Coffee

Return back to the hotel for the evening.

Day 3 – Lake Nasser and Kalabsha Temple Option 1   Lake Nasser Boats

After early breakfast you will be met by our Nubian Guide to take you by motorboat to Lake Nasser and you will transfer to an authorised Lake Nasser Boat.

Giant Fresh Water Fish.

Lake Nasser is renowned nature reserve with an abundance of Wildlife such as Gazelles, Pink-backed Pelicans, Yellow-billed Stork, and Crocodiles. Lake Nasser is known for some of the largest fresh water fish in the world.

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You also will have the opportunity to visit Kalabsha Temple situated on the Lake Nasser.


This is a full day trip and lunch with water, tea or coffee is included on the motorboat.

Important: This is a restricted area and the Egyptian Government are very strict about access to Lake Nasser.  If this is your choice tour, we require a photocopy of each family member’s passport going on the tour. This is to be sent to us one month in advance, so we can purchase the permission and receive authorisation for you to tour and sail on Lake Nasser.

Nubian Islands Tour Option 2 – 10 am to 2 pmFamine Stela

After breakfast your will be met by our Nubian Guide to take you on a motorboat tour of the Nubian Islands visiting Sehel Island and the Famine Stela.  Picnic Lunch includes Water, Tea or Coffee at Barbar Beach and Nubian Village.Return to hotel by 2 pm.

Sunset Tea Option 3 – 5pm to 8 pmBarbar Beach Nubian Village 2

You will be met by our Nubian Guide to take you on a motorboat trip to Barbar Beach for an early evening swimming.  Afternoon Tea is included with Nubian Cake, Water, Tea or Coffee.

Return back to hotel by 8 pm.

Day 4 – Activity Day 

After breakfast you have a choice of activities which will be held in the hotel:  Nubian Traditional Dress

  1. Nubian Pottery Design

Learn how to decorate a Nubian Pottery Bowl with a Nubian Pottery Artist

  1. Nubian Dance and Drumming

Learn Nubian style of Dance and Drumming

This will be followed by a Nubian Party with traditional Nubian Dishes, Music and Dancing.

Day 5 – Aswan Sites

After breakfast you will be met by our Nubian Guide who will take you by microbus or taxi to visit:

  • Philae Temple
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  • High Dam
  • Aswan High Dam
  • Unfinished Obelisk
  • Unfinished Obelisk

There is an entrance fee of approximately 60 EGP per person and children under 12 should be half price plus there will be a motorboat fee to pay to go to Agilkia Island approximately 100 EGP for the hire of the motorboat and driver to take you to Agilkia.  Unfinished Obelisk Entrance Fee is 40 EGP per person

Afternoon at 5 p.m. visit the Nubian Museum followed by a short Felucca Trip on the Nile near Aswan.  Entrance Fee is 100 EGP per person, plus an extra fee to take photographs.  The Nubian Museum is rated Number 1 in Egypt.

Return to the Hotel to relax and enjoy your evening either in Restaurant or Café.

Day 6 – Departure and Return Home

After breakfast check-out and we will return you to the Aswan Railway Station or Aswan Airport to continue your journey homewards.

If you are leaving Aswan later in the day please let us know and we can arrange a courtesy room for your family to use until it is time for you to leave.

We hope you have enjoyed your stay with us and it will always be memorable.

Extras on our tours

Additional snacks and soft-drinks are not included on any of our tours and will be charged extra. You can purchase snacks and soft-drinks very cheaply from the supermarkets in Aswan.

What can you do in the Evening?  Why not Venture to Aswan?

All evening are free time or leisure time for you and your family.

Nile Aswan-2

Aswan is the safest city in Egypt.  You can walk around in the evening with no problems at all.  The streets of Aswan majority of them are in a grid so it is very easy for you to find your way.  If would like, one of our staff can guide you through Souq.

We provide Motorboat or Taxi to take you to Aswan.  Our meeting point is a Café called Aswan Moon on the Corniche (main road next to the River Nile).  We will drop you off there and pick you up to return to the hotel at an agreed time.

We recommend you to take refreshments, snacks or meals at the Aswan Moon.  The food is good quality and friendly service. They have Menus in English and the staff also speak good English..

We can organise Caleche Ride (Horse and Carriage) this is most enjoyable during the evening when it is cooler and Aswan has all the decorative lights switched on.

If you need any assistance whilst staying with us, please let us know and we will do our best to accommodate any requests.

Price EGP  (Egyptian Pounds)  USD Price is an approximate price dependent on rate of exchange.  The total price is based on 5 people sharing the holiday package.

Family Holiday Package Day 3 – there is a choice of tours which vary the total holiday price

Tour Option 1 Total Price for Holiday  12,711 EGP   USD $702  GBP £541  EURO 642

Tour Option 2 Total Price for Holiday  11,886 EGP  USD $507  GBP £656   EURO 600

Tour Option 3 Total Price for Holiday  11,556 EGP  USD $594  GBP £638  EURO 585