Slowly Down The Nile

12 days/11 nights
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Explore the Nile in luxury on an unhurried cruise aboard the exclusive Oberoi Zahra. This is the ultimate Egyptian tour, allowing you to discover 5,000 years of Egyptian culture at a leisurely pace

Explore the Nile in luxury on an unhurried cruise aboard the exclusive Oberoi Zahra. This is the ultimate Egyptian tour, allowing you to discover 5,000 years of Egyptian culture at a leisurely pace with private luxury coach touring, Egyptologist guides, and private docking arrangements unique to the Zahra. The Zahra’s luxury cabins and suites are among the most spacious on the Nile, elegantly appointed with wood floors, muted colours and picture windows. Enjoy the finest international cuisine and à la carte service. The tour includes the famous sites of Cairo, all the major temples between Luxor and Aswan, plus the magnificent Dendera Temple complex at Qena.

  • Accommodation
  • Transfers, meals and sightseeing as per itinerary
  • Entry to Royal Mummy Room & Great Pyramid
  • Economy class airfare Cairo/Luxor and Aswan/Cairo.
  • All touring on the cruise boat is conducted by the cruise company on shared basis
  • Private touring in Cairo.
  • Explore the ancient Pyramids of Giza and marvel at the mighty Sphinx
  • Visit the magnificent Egyptian Museum and the Royal Mummy Room
  • Enjoy a 7 night cruise down the famous Nile River
  • Witness some of Egypt’s lesser known sights including Kom Ombo and Edfu temples
  • Enjoy both land and water-based activities at splendid Kanana Camp
  • Go gameviewing by motorboat and vehicle at Okuti
  • Paddle a mokoro along a reed-lined waterway in the Okavango Delta
  • Discover the extraordinary wildlife of Botswana
  • Be awed by the might and power of Zambia’s Victoria Falls

*Some activities are available at extra cost.

Sample Itinerary

Slowly Down The Nile

12 days/11 nights

Day 1

Cairo

Arrival transfer from Cairo airport to the Marriott Mena House for 3 nights.

Days 2/3

Cairo

Over the next two days you will visit the Egyptian Museum and Islamic Cairo including the Citadel of Saladin and the Grand Bazaar. Visit the pyramids at Giza, the ancient capital of Memphis, and the step pyramid at Sakkara. BL

Day 4

Luxor

Morning fligThis morning fly ht to Luxor for your transfer to the Oberoi Zahra. The boat has 25 spacious luxury cabins, 2 suites with private terraces and Jacuzzis, dining room, lounge, pool and full treatment spa. After lunch commence a guided tour of Luxor Museum and Karnak Temple. Return to the Zahra for dinner and overnight in Luxor. BLD

Day 5

Qena

Morning tour of the Valley of the Kings on the West Bank, the temple of Madinat Habu and the Colossi of Memnon. Lunch is on board. Take advantage of the Zahra’s facilities such as the gym, pool or spa treatments as the boat cruises to Qena. Late afternoon excursion to Dendera for a visit to the Temple of Hathor, goddess of music, love and joy. Dinner and overnight on board. BLD

Day 6

Luxor

Early sailing to Luxor. After breakfast visit the West Bank’s Valley of the Nobles and the ancient village of the craftsmen who built and decorated the tombs of the Pharaohs. Lastly, visit the Temple of Hatshepsut. Relax on the Zahra before a late afternoon tour of Luxor Temple. Evening cocktail reception. BLD

Day 7

Edfu

Sail to Edfu. This afternoon visit the Temple of Edfu, the best preserved temple of the ancient world dedicated to Horus the falcon god. BLD

Day 8

Aswan

A leisurely sail to Aswan and lunch before a tour of the High Dam and Philae Temple. Relax on board before dinner. BLD

Day 9

Aswan

Sail to Kom Ombo and visit the temple. This unusual double temple is dedicated to the crocodile god Sobek, the god of fertility and creator of the world, and Horus the falcon god. Sail back to Aswan for lunch and a visit to the Botanical Gardens by felucca. Evening Sound and Light Show at Philae Temple. BLD

Day 10

Aswan

Optional visit to Abu Simbel or relax on board. Evening cocktail reception with entertainment on Mango Island. BLD

Day 11

Cairo

Disembark after breakfast and transfer to the airport for your flight to Cairo. Transfer to Marriott Mena House for overnight. B

Day 12

Tour ends

Cairo Transfer to Cairo airport where the tour ends. B


Note: This tour also operates in reverse order. Departure dates on request.

B = Breakfast, L = Lunch, D = Dinner

Ancient wall paintings at Thebes Necropolis in Luxor, Egypt

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