The Oberoi Zahra, Luxury Nile Cruiser continues the Oberoi Hotels & Resorts’ tradition of offering the highest standards of hospitality and is amongst the most spacious accommodation on the Nile. The mutedly elegant interior of the Luxury Cabins and Luxury Suites is complemented by expansive views of the river framed by large windows within the cabins and the en suite bathrooms. The Oberoi Zahra is the only boat on the Nile with a full-service spa. It sails on a seven-day itinerary from Luxor to Aswan (and vice versa), allowing guests the opportunity to leisurely discover five thousand years of Egyptian culture. The Oberoi Zahra is the only luxury cruiser on the Nile with four therapy rooms. Each therapy room features a private shower and steam room. Uninterrupted views of the Nile, rejuvenating treatments and the finest natural products create the perfect experience. Explore the Nile in leisure with the specially created itinerary available exclusively on The Oberoi, Zahra. English speaking Egyptologists are available on board. French, and German speaking Egyptologists can be organised with prior notice. An audio-visual presentation on the next day's programme is held every evening. Telescopes available on board highlight the spectacular views of the Egyptian night sky.
Day 1 Embarkation. Visit the High Dam and the Philae Temple. Overnight in Aswan. Day 2 Optional visit to Abu Simbel. Spa Time. Sound and light show at the Philae Temple. Overnight in Aswan. Day 3 Sail to Komombo. Visit the twin temple of Komombo. One side of the temple is dedicated to the Crocodile God Sobek, God of Fertility and Creator of the World. The other side is dedicated to the Falcon God Haroeis, also known as Horus, the Elder. Sail back to Aswan. Visit to Botanical Garden by felucca. Cocktail reception with entertainment. Overnight in Aswan. Day 4 Sail to Edfu. Visit the Temple of Edfu, the best preserved temple of the ancient world, dedicated to Horus the Falcon God. Overnight in Edfu. Day 5 Sail to Luxor. Visit Karnak temple and Luxor Museum. Overnight in Luxor. Day 6 Transfer to the West Bank, to explore the West Bank of ancient Thebes. Visit Valley of the Kings, with its royal tombs, King Tut's tomb, Ramses "the Six". This is followed by a visit to The temple of Madinat Habu and on the way back stop at the Colossus of Memnon. Sail to Quina. Visit to the Temple of Dendara, dedicated to Hathor, Goddess of Music, Love and Joy. Overnight in Quina. Day 7 Sail to Luxor. Visit the West Bank (Valley of the Noble’s tomes, Dier El Madina, the site of a very special workman’s village, whose craftsmen built and decorated the tombs of the Pharaohs in the Valley of the Kings & the Temple of Hatchepsut). Visit Luxor Temple. Farewell Reception with live music at the club lounge. Overnight in Luxor. Day 8 Disembarkation.