Luxor: Sunrise Hot Air Balloon Ride

4.8 / 5

67 reviews

Activity provider: Hodhodsolimanballoons

Luxor: Sunrise Hot Air Balloon Ride

Activity provider: Hodhodsolimanballoons

From US$ 130 per person

Embark on a very special trip into the air with a hot air balloon tour from Luxor. Spend your sunrise on a 55-minute ride above the city, following hotel pickup and a boat transfer across the Nile.

About this activity

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Duration 3 hours
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Skip the ticket line
Live tour guide
Arabic, English, French
Pickup included
Your hotel lobby in Luxor
Wheelchair accessible


  • Watch the sunrise while gliding over the sites of ancient tombs and temples
  • Set off on a once-in-a lifetime experience
  • Hop aboard a gold-award-winning hot air balloon
  • Feel at ease with a professional pilot and hotel pickup and drop-off
Full description

Begin this once-in-a-lifetime experience with an early-morning pickup from your hotel in Luxor at around 4:00 AM. Transfer by boat across the Nile River to West Bank, where you will be greeted by members of the staff with coffee, tea, and snacks.

Be briefed the boat by the pilot on safety measures for your hot air balloon flight have your questions answered. Once the pilot goes over the pre-flight checklist, he'll also brief the ground crew. After getting the balloon set up, the inflation process begins.

Watch as the balloon begins to stand up and then begin to board with the assistance of the ground crew. The take-off is so gentle that most guests don't even realize they've left the ground. As you become one with the wind, you'll lose the sensation of motion.

Feel tranquility of ballooning, disturbed only by the noise of balloon burners. The flight lasts up to 1 hour from take-off to landing. Take in breathtaking views of Luxor and all its ancient temples and tombs.

See the lives of farmers and other locals as your glide over fields, where people irrigate their land, gather crops, and care for their animals. Snap some amazing photos, as the pilot rotates the balloon during the flight for 360 degree views.

Soar over Ramesseun and the Valley of the Kings and Queen. Before landing, you be reminded of the proper landing position and then the pilot will look for a spot to land, usually in an empty field or desert area.

  • 45-minute ride in a hot air balloon in the sky of Luxor
  • Bottled water
  • Motorboat to transfer to the West Bank
  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • Coffee and/or tea
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Snacks
  • Flight certification
  • Any extras not mentioned in the itinerary
  • Gratuities
Not suitable for
  • Children under 6 years
  • Pregnant women

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Important information

What to bring

  • Passport or ID card
  • Comfortable shoes

Know before you go

  • Take-off is contingent on the day's weather conditions, as the pilot always has the interest of the passengers and himself in mind, with safety as a #1 priority
  • Your pilot is under the control of the Luxor Airport and must follow their directions
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.8 /5

based on 67 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
  • Transportation
  • Value for money
  • Safety

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This was such a great experience. Very organized, the host contacted me weeks in advance to confirm pick-up location, and one day before to confirm pick-up time. The team was very nice and the experience was amazing. We get a boat to cross to the other side of the river, where they served us tea and coffee and gave us clear instructions for landing. We get to see the team preparing all of the balloons, which is also very cool. It was overall a very nice time. I definitely recommend it!

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February 3, 2022

What a great experience - an early morning hot air balloon flight over the Valley of the Kings. Hod Hod Solimon company and our guide Ahmed were courteous professional and ensured we got the most out of our experience, from pick up at the hotel to the end of our tour. We had the best pilot in the air as he steered us carefully using the breezes at the different levels to take us close to the sights and even managed to turn the basket so that everyone was able to see each attraction. We spent a long time in the air being guided over the valley, watching the sunrise and eventually landing relatively gently.

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December 9, 2021

What a great morning. I have always wanted to do a hot air balloon ride and wow was this a beautiful location to do it! Our pilot took us over the Valley of the Kings and various temples, whilst the sun rose beautifully in the sky. A special mention must go to the lovely Ramadan, who looked after us from the start to the end of the trip. It was an early start BUT SO WORTH IT!

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October 29, 2021

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