The Oberoi Zahra Luxury Nile Cruiser - Luxor to Aswan, Egypt

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.

Accolades & Articles

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Trip Type

Culture, Business Meeting, Romantic Getaway

Wow Factors

This is the only boat on the Nile with a full-service spa. All cabins have large picture windows for viewing life on the banks of the Nile. Knowledgeable Egyptologist guides -- The maximum number of guests per guide is 6 to 8.

Insider Tips

The cruise goes from Luxor to Aswan or Aswan to Luxor, but we recommend going Luxor to Aswan. The Oberoi Zahra is not handicap-accessible, except for one cabin. Discretionary gratuity for the staff is not included. It is recommended that guests tip between $200 to $250 per cabin. Guests can leave the gratuity in an envelope and drop it off at reception at the end of the cruise when it will be distributed between all staff members. The dress code on the ship is casual except for dinner, which is smart casual. If you are a U.S. or Canadian citizen, you will need a visa and a passport that has at least one blank page and is valid for 6 months. Visas can be purchased upon arrival at an Egyptian airport for approx. US$15.00.


Cairo International Airport (CAI)

High Season

November through April