Only a small section of the majestic River Nile, the longest river in the world, runs through Egypt; yet it is the most well known portion of the river due to the ancient temples and monuments that lie along its banks. According to ancient Egyptians, the eastern bank was perceived to be the place of birth and growth, and the west, the place of death.
Experience the best River Nile cruise on board the five star: The Oberoi Philae and fall in love with the secrets of ancient Egypt; from timeless monuments to hand carved temples and tombs.
Our cruiser offers spacious accommodations, all day fine dining and revitalising spa therapies, as well as an in house movie theatre and a dance floor; luxuries that are complemented by our sincere consideration for your every need.
The Oberoi Philae, Luxury Nile Cruiser, River Nile, Egypt
Egypt is home to the ancient pyramids and is intersected by the River Nile, which stretches 6,853 kms, making it the longest river in the world. Egypt also sits upon the Sahara: the world’s largest desert.
The Oberoi Philae, Luxury Nile Cruiser is an easy drive from Luxor and Aswan international airports, both of which are a short flight from Cairo.
Our twenty two spacious luxury cabins and suites offer River Nile views, luxurious bathrooms and complimentary Internet.
Savour fine dining in our Main Restaurant, at the Poolside Restaurant or relax in the Bar and Cigar Lounge.
Decorated in a natural palette, with natural lighting and River Nile views during the day, the Main Restaurant is transformed into a softly lit, ambient fine dining space in the evening. The menu spans fine Western, Indian, Asian and Middle Eastern cuisines, freshly prepared on board by Oberoi chefs. The Main Restaurant is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Dress Code: We recommend elegant casuals...
The top deck Poolside Restaurant offers panoramic vistas up and down the River Nile. For your comfort, it is shaded by a large canopy in the daytime. After dark, it exudes romance by the light of glowing lamps and underfoot spotlights. The Poolside Restaurant serves light meals, snacks and also offers a special barbecue lunch menu.The attached cocktail bar is open from morning until evening. Dress...
The Bar serves alcoholic and soft beverages at intimate tables. It also offers a dance floor and a movie theatre for your entertainment during the cruise. Cuban cigars can be savoured in the attached upper deck Cigar Lounge. River Nile views from here provide the perfect accompaniment to the evening. Dress Code: We recommend elegant casuals (jacket not essential) for dinner and convenient clothes...
Oberoi spa experiences, just for you. A temperature controlled pool, an air conditioned fitness centre and a unisex beauty salon.
The Oberoi Spa Experience holistic treatments that include Aromatherapy, Eastern, Western and signature Oberoi massage. With River Nile views.
Swimming Pool We have a temperature controlled pool located on the upper deck. Take a dip or relax on a poolside lounger with a drink and snacks beside River Nile views.
Fitness facility Air conditioned, with River Nile views, and equipped with a range of cardiovascular and weights machines.
A few more good reasons for you to stay with us.
Your voyage of discovery across 5,000 years of Egyptian history.
Egypt's southernmost city, Aswan is located 240 kilometres along the River Nile from Luxor. At Aswan, the desert touches the banks of the Nile River and the waters are dotted with islands. Aswan was historically an important trading town and remains a bustling marketplace.
This ancient Egyptian village was home to the artisans who worked on the tombs in the Valley of the Kings and presents one of the most complete examples of age old community life. Inhabited for almost four hundred years, extensive excavation work in contemporary times has enabled us to understand the social structures and interactions, working and living conditions of this working community; even to name many of the inhabitants and describe their daily interactions.
The temple of Esna is a magnificent structure of red sandstone, with a grand portico composed of six rows of four columns adorned with unique lotus leaf details. Inscriptions carved upon the temple walls give very specific instructions about the code of conduct expected from visitors. Not only are you required to wash your hands, but also to cut your finger and toe nails, remove all body hair and to have abstained from sexual relations for several days before entering this sacred space.
Karnak Temple lay buried under sand for more than 1,000 years before excavation work began in the mid 19th century. The huge task of restoring this five acre temple continues until today.
For which we thank our guests and our people.
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