Luxor: Hot Air Balloon Ride

4.7 / 5

18 reviews

Luxor: Hot Air Balloon Ride

From $94.19 per person

Get your cameras ready for a stunning balloon ride over the historic town of Luxor. Catch the rays of the early morning sun illuminating the city and its surrounding mountains. Gaze upon the River Nile and the Statue of Thebes from a new perspective.

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Duration 2 hours
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Live tour guide
English
Pickup included
We start your balloon experience by picking you up from your hotels within the urban areas of Luxor, flights taking off around sunrise. The exciting and charming aspect of ballooning is that you always know where you take off, but you never know where we will land. The direction and speed depends on the wind; the pilot can fly higher and lower by means of the burners. Upon landing, Pilot will distribute a memorable certificate.

Experience

Highlights
  • View the city of Luxor from a unique angle - high above the city
  • Get bird's-eye views of sights such as the River Nile and the Statue of Thebes
  • Leave just before sunrise, and get the chance to see the sun illuminating the city and its surrounding mountains
Full description
Your stay in Luxor would not quite be the same without a bird’s eye view of the city from a hot air balloons. After convenient, pre-dawn pickup from your Luxor hotel or cruise ship, cross the River Nile to the West Bank – where your hot air balloon awaits. After a safety briefing and introduction to your ground crew and pilot, you will climb into the balloon's basket and get ready for lift off.  Then it’s time for takeoff. Away from the daytime crowds, you will drift peacefully over the west Bank of Luxor and sights such as the monuments of Thebes. As the early morning sun rises over the East Bank, the city and the surrounding mountains will be illuminated in stunning golden hues. Your expert guide will also regale you with insights on history as you take in landmarks such as Queen Hatshepsut's Temple and Karnak, among other important structures. After landing, you will be transported back to your hotel, enriched with the beauty of Egypt from the most enchanting perspective.
Includes
  • Pickup and drop-off from your hotel or cruise ship
  • Tea & Coffee
  • 45-minute flight over Luxor City
  • Flight certificate
  • Insurance
    Not suitable for
    • Pregnant women
    • People with heart problems
    • Wheelchair users

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      • Comfortable shoes
      • Sunglasses
      • Sunscreen

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      • Luggage or large bags
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      Overall rating

      4.7 / 5

      based on 18 reviews

      Review summary

      • Guide
        4.6/5
      • Transportation
        4.5/5
      • Value for money
        4.6/5
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      The day begins with an early morning rise. A driver will pick you up at the reception of your hotel. Then, we take you to the place of embarkation in the West Bank (by boat and / or minibus) depending on the location of your hotel (East or West Bank). Then, instructions are given, especially on the positions to have during the landing. Shortly before sunrise, officers inflated the balloon. Then, you get into the basket. Finally after landing, the teams deflate the sail and bring you to your hotel. Duration: approximately 2 hours between leaving the hotel and returning to the hotel, including 45 min of flight

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      November 1, 2020

      A mystical experience! To rise up. Soaring over the Valley of the Kings and feeling in the silence of eternity what it must have meant to live here millennia ago. All the excavations in view. And to see a bird's eye view of all the "holy" cities that have not yet been excavated. Identifiable by the outline in the sand.

      February 15, 2020

      Everything was very good. We had a particular experience though when we landed, we did it on a sugarcane field (which seems to be normal on the area), but the farmer got really mad when the people from the balloon company told him they would not pay him for having landed in his field; so the man got really angry and did not want to let the minivan leave the place to take us back. The people from the balloon had to get tough on him, very sad to see this is quite a common situation in Egypt, everyone wants extra money from the tourists

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      January 6, 2020

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