What do you want most, when you can have it all? We can hardly imagine what it would mean to be a farao in Egypt. As ‘High Priest of Every Temple’, the pharaoh represented the gods on Earth. He performed rituals and built temples to honour the gods. How would a random day of a Farao would look like?
The first pharaoh of a unified Egypt was Narmer or Menes. The greatest pharaoh was perhaps Ramses the Great while the most famous is undoubtedly Tutankhamun. The last pharaoh of Egypt was the famous queen Cleopatra.
Cleopatra and milkbaths
Cleopatra, the last pharaoh of Ancient Egypt, was renowned throughout history for her radiant skin and her stunning beauty. She was said to bathe in milk to keep her skin soft and beautiful. However, Cleopatra didn’t bathe in cow’s milk. The milk for her legendary baths was instead provided by donkeys. Legend has it that she required 700 lactating donkeys in order to supply the milk for her daily bathing regime. As of today, it is still possible to have milk baths in Egypt. They say milk stimulates the skin and healthy cells are regenerated.
The Red Sea in Egypt
Traveling along Egypt’s Red Sea coast, you will discover Somabay, a self-contained paradise on a peninsula encompassed by endless mesmerizing sandy beaches to the South and magical coral reefs to the North. This 10 million square-meter peninsula features a selection of top-of-the-line hotels and resorts, an18-hole championship golf course designed by Gary Player, world-class wind & kite surfing, sailing, a grand thalasso therapy spa.
The Cascades Spa & Thalasso Somabay is recognized as the best in Egypt and one of the largest in the world.
The best of Egypt at Oberoi Sahl Hasheesh
Discover the mystical land of the Pharaohs; Egypt; in signature Oberoi style with the ‘Best of Egypt’. Discern ancient monuments, magnificent temples and five thousand years of Egyptian culture along with experiencing scuba diving, relaxing by our azure pools and dining on the finest international cuisine at The Oberoi, Sahl Hasheesh, Red Sea, The Oberoi Zahra, Luxury Nile Cruiser, Egypt and The Oberoi Philae, Luxury Nile Cruiser, Egypt.
Located directly upon the shore of the Red Sea, a comfortable thirty minute drive from the centre of Hurghada, The Oberoi, Sahl Hasheesh is an exclusive all-suite resort. Designed in contemporary Arabic style, resplendent with domes, arches and columns, the resort is situated on 48 acres with an exclusive and pristine 850-meter private beach. The hotel is 25 minutes from the centre of shopping.
From The Oberoi, Sahl Hasheesh, Egypt, guests can choose between The Oberoi Zahra, Luxury Nile Cruiser or The Oberoi Philae, Luxury Nile Cruiser. Discover ancient monuments, magnificent temples and five thousand years of Egyptian culture on a leisurely four or six night luxury cruise on the Nile between Luxor and Aswan, on board The Oberoi Philae, Luxury Nile Cruiser. The 22 spacious luxury cabins and suites feature magnificent bathrooms and are refreshed with uninterrupted River Nile views. All offer complimentary high speed Internet for up to four devices. Guests looking for luxury cruise dining in Egypt can savour the finest Western, Indian, Asian and Middle Eastern cuisines, freshly prepared on board by our talented masterchefs and served in our indoor restaurant, lounge or poolside dining area.
The Oberoi Zahra, Luxury Nile Cruiser is a jewel on the River Nile. Discover ancient monuments, magnificent temples and five thousand years of Egyptian culture, in supreme style and comfort. It has 27 luxury cabins and suites, an outdoor, temperature-controlled swimming pool and offers a seven night cruise between Luxor to Aswan. While on board the cruiser, guests can also enjoy traditional dance and music performances.