Oberoi Exclusive & Nile Cruise
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Arrival: Jul 9, 2011
Duration: 12 days (11 nights)
Group Size: 2 people
 
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Oberoi Exclusive & Nile Cruise

Oberoi Exclusive & Nile Cruise

Our most complete and exclusive Egypt experience. Explore Cairo's Pyramids and Museum, Nile Cruise between Aswan and Luxor, and Red Sea resort. Accommodations at the luxurious Oberoi Properties.

Per Person:
  • $4,749 USD (double room)
Total Trip Price:
$9,498.00 USD
(excl. international airfare)
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TRIP SUMMARY

Experience the wonders of Egypt through the comfort and luxury of the exclusive Oberoi Hotels and Resorts. Begin your Journey in Cairo, enjoying spectacular views from the Mena House. Your private guide will unlock the secrets of Egypt while you explore the Pyramids of Giza, Saqqara, Memphis and the Great Sphinx. From there it's off to Aswan, to board your Oberoi Philae Nile Cruiser - your floating hotel for the next four nights. From Aswan to Ancient Thebes you will embark on a journey of discovery and splendor that is the Nile River. Tour the temples and monuments along the river's edge including: Kitchener Island and High Dam/Philae in Aswan, Edfu and Kom Obo Temples, to the Valley of the Kings & Queens and Karnak Temple in Luxor. Your private guide distinguishes you from the rest of the passengers as you explore at your own pace these amazing archaeological treasures. Following the cruise, continue on to the Red Sea resort area of Hurghada for some luxurious rest and relaxation at the Oberoi Sahl Hasheesh. Return to Cairo to explore the Egyptian Museum with its incredible Tutankhamun exhibit, Citadel and the bustling bazaars. A truly personalized experience with your own private driver and vehicle, plus a trained Egyptologist guide. Designed to be completely low hassle. Our most complete and exclusive Egypt experience.

ALERT: Oberoi Philae Nile Cruise is not running during the month of June 2010

NOTE: Travel in Egypt often involves early-morning starts, designed to avoid crowds and the hottest midday hours. It can be hot, especially in June, July and August, but there is virtually no humidity and evening temperatures cool off dramatically. Egypt is a moderate secular state, well used to hosting hundreds of thousands of visitors each year. While you will want to avoid revealing clothing, loose shorts and short-sleeved shirts are fine for both genders on board your Nile cruise and while sightseeing.

ITINERARY SUMMARY

Day
Activities Hotel & Meals
Hotel
  • Day 1
    Sat, Jul 09 2011
    Cairo
    • Transfer - Private - Airport - VIP Vehicle/Driver
    • Airport Assistance and Visa Service
    Mena House Hotel (5*)
    Premier Garden Pyramid View
    1 DBL (2 Adults)
    Breakfast
  • Day 2
    Sun, Jul 10 2011
    Cairo
    • Private - Pyramids, Saqqara, Memphis Tour - VIP Vehicle/Guide/Driver
    • Lunch Exclusive - Vehicle/Driver
    Mena House Hotel (5*)
    Premier Garden Pyramid View
    1 DBL (2 Adults)
    Breakfast
  • Day 3
    Mon, Jul 11 2011
    Cairo to Aswan
    • Transfer - Private - Airport - VIP Vehicle/Driver
    • Air - Cairo - Aswan [Direct (1.5hr)] - Economy
    • Transfer - Private - Airport - Vehicle/Driver
    • Private - Kitchener Island, Aga Khan - Sailing
    Oberoi Philae
    Standard Cabin
    1 DBL (2 Adults)
    Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Day 4
    Tue, Jul 12 2011
    Aswan to Nile
    • Private - 1/2 Day High Dam, Philae, Obelisk - Vehicle/Guide/Driver
    • Private - Kom Ombo Temple - Vehicle/Guide/Driver
    Oberoi Philae
    Standard Cabin
    1 DBL (2 Adults)
    Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Day 5
    Wed, Jul 13 2011
    Nile
    • Private - Edfu Horus Temple - Vehicle/Guide/Driver
    Oberoi Philae
    Standard Cabin
    1 DBL (2 Adults)
    Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Day 6
    Thu, Jul 14 2011
    Luxor
    • Private - 1/2 Day East Bank - Vehicle/Guide/Driver
    • Private - West Bank (Valley of Queens & Valley of Kings) - Vehicle/Guide/Driver
    Oberoi Philae
    Standard Cabin
    1 DBL (2 Adults)
    Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Day 7
    Fri, Jul 15 2011
    Luxor
    • Private - Hurghada Convoy (4hr drive) - Vehicle/Guide/Driver
    Oberoi Sahl Hasheesh (5*)
    Deluxe Suite
    1 DBL (2 Adults)
    Breakfast
  • Day 8
    Sat, Jul 16 2011
    Hurghada
    • At Leisure
    Oberoi Sahl Hasheesh (5*)
    Deluxe Suite
    1 DBL (2 Adults)
    Breakfast
  • Day 9
    Sun, Jul 17 2011
    Hurghada
    • At Leisure
    Oberoi Sahl Hasheesh (5*)
    Deluxe Suite
    1 DBL (2 Adults)
    Breakfast
  • Day 10
    Mon, Jul 18 2011
    Hurghada to Cairo
    • Transfer - Private - Airport - Vehicle/Driver
    • Air - Hurghada - Cairo [Direct (1 hr)] - Economy
    • Transfer - Private - Airport - VIP Vehicle/Driver
    Mena House Hotel (5*)
    Premier Garden Pyramid View
    1 DBL (2 Adults)
    Breakfast
  • Day 11
    Tue, Jul 19 2011
    Cairo
    • Private - Museum, Citadel & Bazaar Tour - VIP Vehicle/Guide/Driver
    • Lunch Exclusive - Vehicle/Driver
    Mena House Hotel (5*)
    Premier Garden Pyramid View
    1 DBL (2 Adults)
    Breakfast
  • Day 12
    Wed, Jul 20 2011
    Cairo
    • Transfer - Private - Airport - VIP Vehicle/Driver
    Depart (B) (Int`l Airport)

DETAILED ITINERARY (DAY-BY-DAY)

Day 1: Sat, Jul 09 2011 - Cairo

A transfer in private vehicle with English speaking driver between Cairo and the airport is provided.

You will be met in the tunnel by an airport representative who will in turn facilitate the visa process ($15 per person - included in tour cost), escort you through customs and immigration, off to baggage claim and finally to passenger pick up. It is here that you will connect with our representative associate who will arrange airport transfer to your hotel.

Accommodation: Mena House Hotel (5*)
The Mighty Sphinx
The Mighty Sphinx
Mena House Hotel
Mena House Hotel
Day 2: Sun, Jul 10 2011 - Cairo

Enjoy this tour which explores the relics of past ages, and includes visits to the ancient Memphis, Saqqara, the Solar Boat, Chephren Pyramid and the Great Pyramids of Giza. Already millennia old by the birth of Christ, the elaborate statues and astonishing scale of these sites will amaze all who visit. This tour also features the famous Sphinx, whose constructor still remains unknown, but its sheer beauty and allure has mystified the likes of Alexander the Great and Napoleon Bonaparte. This tour includes a private vehicle, a driver, a trained Egyptologist, and entry to the Chephren (Khafre) or Menkaure (Mycerinus) Pyramids, as well as the Solar Boat. Entrance to the Grand Pyramids is not included. Be aware that a limited number of people are allowed inside the Grand Pyramids daily. *** Please inform your guide the night before if you wish to enter the Grand Pyramids. Cost of $49 USD per person must be paid directly. ***

Enjoy the city's finest cuisine as you stop for lunch.

Accommodation: Mena House Hotel (5*)
Ancient Egyptian Sphinx of Giza
Ancient Egyptian Sphinx of Giza
Day 3: Mon, Jul 11 2011 - Cairo, Aswan, Nile

A transfer in private vehicle with English speaking driver between Cairo and the airport is provided.

Take an Egypt Air flight from Cairo to Aswan.

An airport transfer with private vehicle, and driver is provided.

Enjoy a Nile adventure as you sail aboard a traditional, non-motorized felucca around Kitchener's Island, the Aga Khan Mausoleum and botanical gardens.

Accommodation: Oberoi Philae
Nile
Nile
Room on the Oberoi Philae
Room on the Oberoi Philae
Day 4: Tue, Jul 12 2011 - Aswan, Nile

This half day tour begins with a visit to the impressive Aswan High Dam. The water which was collected behind created Lake Nasser, the world's largest artificial lake. View the Temple of Philae, dedicated to the Goddess Iris, on the island of Agilika, stopping at the “unfinished obelisk,” a practical demonstration of the methods used by ancient craftsmen to create impressive monuments.

Visit a unique Greco-Roman temple dedicated to two gods: Sobek, the crocodile god, and Haroeris, the sun god. The Temple in Kom Ombo (also known simply as Kom Ombo Temple) dates from about 180 BC, during a period known as the Ptolemaic era, and had some additions built on to it during Roman times. It stands right on the bank of the Nile between Edfu and Aswan. The temple is unusual in that it is a double temple, with one side dedicated to the god Haroesis and the other side to Sobek. The design is almost perfectly symmetrical, with two side-by-side sanctuaries and two parallel passageways leading through the outer parts of the temple. The right side is dedicated to Sobek-Re (the crocodile god combined with the sun god Re), along with his wife (a form of Hathor) and their son Khonsu-Hor. Sobek is associated with Seth, the enemy of Horus. In the myth of Horus and Osiris, Seth and his followers changed themselves into crocodiles to escape. The ancient Egyptians believed that by honouring the fearsome crocodile as a god, they would be safe from attacks. The left side is dedicated to Haroeris, the "Good Doctor" (a form of the falcon-headed god Horus the Elder) along with his consort Ta-Sent-Nefer, the "Good Sister" (another form of Hathor).

Accommodation: Oberoi Philae
Temple of Philae on the island of Agilika
Temple of Philae on the island of Agilika
Kom Ombo Temple
Kom Ombo Temple
Day 5: Wed, Jul 13 2011 - Nile

Visit the Nile-side Temple of Horus, the falcon god, built in 230 BC by Ptolemy III. The Temple of Horus in Edfu (also known as the Temple of Edfu) is considered the best-preserved cult temple in Egypt. This is partly because it was built later than most: in the Ptolemaic era from 237 to 57 BC. Despite its later date, it reflects traditional pharaonic architecture and so provides an excellent idea of how all the temples once looked. Edfu is also very large: the second largest in Egypt after Karnak Temple.

Accommodation: Oberoi Philae
Temple of Horus
Temple of Horus
Day 6: Thu, Jul 14 2011 - Luxor, Nile

Enjoy a private tour with a qualified Egyptologist guide exploring the East Bank of Luxor. Visit the most impressive temples of Karnak and Luxor, while learning about ancient Egyptian history from your own personal guide. Start your day with a visit to the Temples of Karnak. Walk along the Avenue of Sphinx to enter the complex as your guide explains how the massive facade was constructed. Continue to Luxor Temple which was once joined to the Temples of Karnak by a two-kilometre long Avenue of Sphinx, a portion of which marks the entrance to the temple. Your private guide will offer interpretation and guide you through the most important parts of the temples.

This morning you will meet up with your guide and explore some of the most incredible sites of the country. You will visit the Valley of the Kings where you will have the chance to explore three tombs. For a period of nearly 500 years from the 16th to 11th century BC, tombs were constructed for the kings and powerful nobles of the New Kingdom (the Eighteenth to the Twentieth Dynasties of Ancient Egypt). The valley stands on the west bank of the Nile, opposite modern Luxor. Then it's off to the nearby Valley of the Queens and also the recently renovated mortuary temple of Queen Hatshepsut. Hatshepsut was the second pharaoh of the eighteenth dynasty of Ancient Egypt. She is generally regarded by Egyptologists as one of the most successful pharaohs, reigning longer than any other woman of an indigenous Egyptian dynasty. The tour includes a visit to the huge Colossi of Memnon which are all that remain of the mortuary temple of Amenhotep III.

Accommodation: Oberoi Philae
Karnak Temple
Karnak Temple
Hatshepsut Temple
Hatshepsut Temple
Day 7: Fri, Jul 15 2011 - Luxor, Hurghada

Queue up with the morning convoy departing Luxor. This 350 kilometer drive crosses the desert and rock terrain that that covers most of Egypt. Arrive at the sparkling sea mid-morning and transfer to your resort.

Accommodation: Oberoi Sahl Hasheesh (5*)
Hurghada
Hurghada
Oberoi Sahl Hasheesh
Oberoi Sahl Hasheesh
Day 8: Sat, Jul 16 2011 - Hurghada

Enjoy time at leisure to explore at your own pace, or relax at your hotel.

Accommodation: Oberoi Sahl Hasheesh (5*)
Oberoi Sahl Hasheesh
Oberoi Sahl Hasheesh (5*)
Day 9: Sun, Jul 17 2011 - Hurghada

Enjoy time at leisure to explore at your own pace, or relax at your hotel.

Accommodation: Oberoi Sahl Hasheesh (5*)
Oberoi Sahl Hasheesh
Oberoi Sahl Hasheesh (5*)
Day 10: Mon, Jul 18 2011 - Hurghada, Cairo

An airport transfer with private vehicle, driver and English-speaking guide is provided.

Take a flight from Hurghada to Cairo. The flight duration is approximately 1 hour.

A transfer in private vehicle with English speaking driver between Cairo and the airport is provided.

Accommodation: Mena House Hotel (5*)
Hurghada
Hurghada
Day 11: Tue, Jul 19 2011 - Cairo

This full day tour includes a private tour with your Egyptologist guide through the Egyptian Museum of Antiquities and its Mummy Room, which houses priceless archaeological finds including the treasures of Tutankhamun and the Greco/Roman period. In the afternoon visit Saladin Citadel, a spectacular medieval fortress built by the renowned leader himself and dating back from the 12th century. Here you will explore the mosque and tomb of the Ottoman ruler Mohamed Ali, whom laid the foundation for the modern nation of Egypt. Later, on a walking tour, you have the opportunity to stroll through the fabled Khan Khalili bazaar, absorbing the sights, scents, exotic treats and energy of this ancient yet vibrant meeting place.

Enjoy the city's finest cuisine as you stop for lunch.

Accommodation: Mena House Hotel (5*)
Interior of Saladin citadel
Interior of Saladin citadel
Day 12: Wed, Jul 20 2011 - Cairo

A transfer in private vehicle with English speaking driver between Cairo and the airport is provided.

ACCOMMODATION

Mena House Hotel (5*) - Cairo

The Mena House Hotel stands tall, yet guarded by the mighty heights of the Great Pyramids of Cairo. Fascinating guests since 1869, the property has continuously held the attention of royalty, political thinkers, and celebrities over time. Located only 700 meters from the pyramids, the hotel offers unmatched views. A range of continental dining and Egyptian specialty restaurants and bars satisfy even the most critical of appetites. The Mena House grants guests the opportunity to relax or stay active by checking out its golf courses, horse and camel stables, and extensive fitness options. Forty acres of jasmine-scented gardens will leave their scent on those who depart the hotel. It’s hard to leave this embellished haven of lush furnishings, oriental prints, and hand-woven fabrics.

Room: Premier Garden Pyramid View
Each room offers a breathtaking view of the Pyramids, the Palace and the lush gardens. There is a choice of either a king-size bed or twin beds. Every room is appointed with wooden flooring, a dining table and a large balcony. Room amenities include satellite television, broadband internet access, an electronic safe, a direct dial telephone with voice mail, personal bar, 24-hour in-room dining, a hair dryer and tea/coffee making facilities.
Restaurant Amenities
Al Rubayyat

Al Rubayyat is a historical fine dining restaurant offering gourmet continental cuisine. This restaurant hosts special events.

Khan El Khalili

Khan El Khalili is open 24 hours and offers a choice of continental and oriental cuisine. Guests enjoy views of the pyramids.

Alfredo

The fragrance that wafts in from the lemon orchard and fresh herb garden, the warm aroma of the wood fired pizza oven and the authentic recipes in use at the open kitchen welcome you to the Alfredo experience. Alfredo offers a classic dining experience with traditional Italian cuisine. The menu is a compilation of authentic Italian homemade food with a strong emphasis on farm fresh ingredients. The restaurant is open for lunch and dinner.

The Moghul Room

The Moghul Room is Cairo’s celebrated gourmet Indian restaurant. The cuisine is purely Indian and truly exotic.

Sultan Lounge

Enjoy cocktails with a panoramic view of the Pyramids.

Recreation Amenities
Swimming Pool and Spa

The single depth, 33.3 meter lap swimming pool at Mena House Oberoi is set in landscaped gardens. For your convenience, the pool is heated during the winters. The pool is open from 8:00 a.m. to sunset. The Mena Garden Spa is a perfect oasis of peace and wellbeing to rejuvenate your senses. It is an ideal getaway from the chaos of modern life.

Fitness Center

The fitness center is equipped with the latest cardiovascular and strength stations. Overlooking the lush gardens, it is open from 6:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m.

Golf Course

The Mena House Golf Course is the only golf course in the world directly adjacent to one of the Great Wonders of the World. The Great Pyramid of Cheops is towering over the golf course and has mesmerized golfers for more than 100 years. Following an international design competition, Mena House appointed international golf course architect Bettina Schrickel and her long-term mentor, Robert Trent Jones Jr., to create a new golf course on the old site.

Mena House Hotel
Mena House Hotel
Mena House - Swimming Pool
Mena House - Swimming Pool
Swimming Pool
Swimming Pool
Exterior
Exterior
Oberoi Philae - Nile

The essence of luxury, times gone by, and the power of ancient eras combine in making the Oberoi Philae the cruise of choice, as it gently glides along the Nile. With 58 cabins and suites, it provides a private escape into another time, where a world hidden on water is at the fingertips of guests. Dine as the Egyptian pharaohs once did, with remarkable service, upon elegant interiors and brushing against stylish teak paneling. With the Nile humming beneath your feet, let yourself relax as the sun sets over this cruise. Slip into the swimming pool, and let this journey envelope you as the Oberoi Philae floats peacefully through history’s landmarks.

Room: Standard Cabin
All cabins and suites are fully equipped to ensure the comfort and security of our guests.Elegantly upholstered furniture, decorative ironwork on the balconies and rich fabrics and carpets lend an air of The British country house to the interiors. Each cabin has its own private balcony and sun loungers allowing peaceful contemplation of the ever changing views. All cabins feature private bathrooms, temperature controls, minibar, remote control TV, radios, computerized telephone system, safes and spacious wardrobes. The very highest standards of hygiene and cleanliness are observed throughout. A purified water supply and updated fire safety systems are installed on board. A misty system on the sun deck protects guests from excessive summer heat. Cabins and suites are arranged on A, B, and C deck, all with river views. Accommodation comprises 4 Single deluxe cabins ideal for the solo traveler, 50 Double deluxe cabins, with double or twin beds, and 4 Deluxe Suites.
Restaurant Amenities
Oberoi Philae Restaurants

The Philae restaurant offers fine dining in impeccable surroundings. Meals are served on fine china, with crystal, silver plates and white linen all adding to the illusion of country house living. Continental and Egyptian dishes are served here between 7am and 9.30pm. On the second deck the panelled Lounge Bar is open for drinks, cocktails and soft drinks from 7am to 1am the following morning. In the evenings, The Lounge Bar hosts a discotheque where guests can dance the night away.

Recreation Amenities
Oberoi Philae Activities

Recreation includes: out-door plunge pool, library, sundeck, lounge bar, in-door fitness centre, and daily sightseeing.

Room on the Oberoi Philae
Room on the Oberoi Philae
Oberoi Philae
Oberoi Philae
Lounging on the Oberoi Philae
Lounging on the Oberoi Philae
Poolside on the Oberoi Philae
Poolside on the Oberoi Philae
Oberoi Sahl Hasheesh (5*) - Hurghada

Oberoi Sahl Hasheesh is a secluded haven on the Red Sea Coast, celebrating rare marine life, nature’s fabulous colors and the timeless beauty of the sea. Nature’s colors come to life at the Oberoi Sahl Hasheesh with white sand, aquamarine waters and vibrantly-hued marine life. In exotic Egypt, this exclusive luxury resort on the Red Sea Coast is situated on 48 acres with a private beach. The architecture of the resort reflects the style of the region, resplendent with domes, arches and columns. Peace and privacy pervade this all-suite resort, with private courtyards complemented by soothing interiors and luxurious bathrooms.

Room: Deluxe Suite
The Deluxe Suites at The Oberoi, Sahl Hasheesh are located in lush lawns. They have a spacious bedroom and a living room separated by Arabic style arches. The bedroom offers a choice of either king-size or twin bed. The luxurious glass walled bathroom, overlooking a private open air garden, has a sunken marble bath and separate shower stall. All suites have two televisions with satellite channels and complimentary wireless internet access. There is a walk-in closet with ample storage space. Set within a walled courtyard, the private shaded terrace is ideal for alfresco dining.
Restaurant Amenities
The Restaurant

The Restaurant has commanding views of the sea and offers an a la carte menu of International and Oriental cuisine for dinner. Dine alfresco here, to take advantage of the stunning fairytale appearance of the resort's illuminated domes after dark. An inner courtyard open air option also adds to the dining experience. A children's menu is available at dinner.

The Pergola

The Pergola is an incredibly romantic spot, located by the beautiful swimming pool, overlooking the turquoise waters of the Red Sea. It offers a light menu of salads, pastas, pizzas and snacks as well as exotic cocktails and desserts throughout the day. It also operates in summer according to a set schedule for dinner featuring a grill menu.

Zaafran

Food and flavors are like sounds and tones that combine to create the language of food. At Zaafran, the chefs are fluent in all the dialects of Indian cuisine, delivering mouthwatering dishes that create a sensory delight. Using a traditional clay oven – the “tandoor”, bread, meat, fish and vegetarian recipes dating back to yesteryears are given a contemporary twist. Elegantly styled in shades of blue and silver, Zaafran features eclectic Indian cuisine. Live performance of the oriental takht complements the dining experience. The restaurant is open for dinner only.

The Bar

The pool front bar with instrumental music in the evening offers a choice selection of wines, spirits and cigars. Sip on a “Sahl Hasheesh Dew” or a glass of Moet while the sun sets over the Red Sea. The Bar is the perfect place for morning and afternoon tea. Treat yourself to High Tea with homemade cookies and cakes. Please wear elegant attire.

Recreation Amenities
Spa

Inspire the spirit while your body is revitalized by the healing hands of therapists trained in a fusion of healing practices, as well as modern rejuvenation and wellbeing techniques. Holistic treatments drawn from Ayurveda along with internationally influenced therapies soothe the senses and restore the vital energy in your body. Indulge yourself in the splendor of a bygone era at the Oberoi Spa.

Fitness Facilities

The resort gym is located at pool level and is equipped with state of the art Life Fitness equipment to tone up every bit of your body. All gym equipment and the steam rooms are available to guests free of charge.

Swimming Pool

The stunningly beautiful outdoor swimming pool at the Sahl Hasheesh opens at 7:00 a.m. and closes at sunset, when you will have a spectacular view over the beach and the Red Sea. Snacks and light refreshments are available at the pool’s Pergola restaurant during daylight hours.

Oberoi Sahl Hasheesh
Oberoi Sahl Hasheesh
Oberoi Sahl Hasheesh
Oberoi Sahl Hasheesh
Pool at Night
Pool at Night

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