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From Hurghada: Luxor Overnight Tour and Hot Air Balloon Ride

1. From Hurghada: Luxor Overnight Tour and Hot Air Balloon Ride

Enjoy a convenient pick-up at your hotel in Hurghada, Visit the Temple of Karnak and admire the columned halls, chapels, and sacred lake. Enjoy lunch at a selected restaurant in Luxor before heading to the other bank of the Nile River in a traditional motorboat. Explore the City of the Dead and the Colossi of Memnon. Admire the only remains of the Temple of Amenhotep III and visit the Valley of the Kings. Discover the Temple of Hatshepsut, one of the most famous queens of ancient Egypt. At the end of the day, our guide will take you to a 5 stars Nile view hotel at Luxor to relax and refresh before enjoying a free time to admire the nightlife of the amazing Luxor, at 4 am the bus will take you to see all places that you visited on land but this time from the sky with some wonderful views of Luxor on a hot air balloon ride, enjoy breakfast at your hotel before heading back to Hurghada

Luxor: Hot Air Balloon Ride over the Valley of the Kings

2. Luxor: Hot Air Balloon Ride over the Valley of the Kings

Enjoy a 50-minute hot air balloon over the Valley of the Kings, the world’s most important archaeological site, lit up by the changing colors of the sunrise. Watch as the balloon begins to stand up and board with the assistance of the ground crew. After a gentle takeoff, you’ll become one with the wind and lose the sensation of motion. Get lost in the tranquility of ballooning, disturbed only by the noise of the burners.   Take in breathtaking views of Luxor and all its ancient temples and tombs. See the lives of farmers and other locals as you glide over fields where people irrigate their land, gather crops, and care for their animals. To ensure all passengers have an equal opportunity to see and snap some amazing photos, the pilot will be sure to rotate the balloon during the flight. Finally, your guide will teach you the proper landing position and land expertly in an empty field or desert.

Luxor: Sunrise Hot Air Balloon Ride

3. Luxor: Sunrise Hot Air Balloon Ride

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. On the boat, the pilot of your balloon will brief you on safety measures and answer any questions you may have. Once the pilot goes over the pre-flight checklist, he'll also brief the ground crew. After getting the balloon set up — while always paying close attention to safety details — he will begin the hot inflation process.  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 and your perception of heights, finally feeling the tranquility of ballooning, disturbed only by the noise of balloon burners. The flight lasts up to 1 hour from take-off to landing and is also contingent on the day's weather conditions. The pilot always has the interest of the passengers and himself in mind, with safety as a #1 priority. 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. To ensure all passengers have an equal opportunity to see and snap some amazing photos, the pilot will be sure to rotate the balloon during the flight. Please keep in mind, your pilot is under the control of the Luxor Airport and must follow their directions. Before landing, you will 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.

Luxor: Hot Air Balloon Ride

4. Luxor: Hot Air Balloon Ride

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.

Luxor: Sunrise Hot Air Balloon with Optional West Bank Visit

5. Luxor: Sunrise Hot Air Balloon with Optional West Bank Visit

Travel via air-conditioned vehicle from your hotel to the West Bank of Luxor where your trip begins. After listening to the safety instructions, hop into the hot air balloon’s basket and get ready for lift off. Rise up into the sky and enjoy a bird’s eye view of Luxor at sunrise. See the city from an entirely different perspective. If you have selected the option for just the hot air balloon and transfer, once your ride is finished, you will be dropped back off in Luxor. If you selected the option with the semi-private West Bank visit, you'll begin your lovely half-day tour in Luxor, covering Hatshepsut and the Valley of the Kings. Listen to the history behind some of the hotspots from your Egyptologist tour guide after floating back down to earth. Visit the Valley of the Kings, home to some of Egypt’s most enchanting pharaonic temples and royal tombs. Behold the spectacular tombs of Kings Ramesses III, Ramesses VI, and Merneptah. Here you will also have the option to explore the tomb of King Tutankhamun.  Visit the Temple of Queen Hatshepsut, the only known Egyptian female ruler who reigned for 20 years. Next, make your way to the Mortuary Temple of Amenhotep III and marvel at the gates Colossi of Memnon. Finally, enjoy a delicious lunch from a local restaurant before being transferred back to your accommodation. Extra attraction tickets are necessary and are not included in the price; you can add them from the add-on list at booking.

Hurghada: Luxor Hot Air Balloon Ride and Day Tour With Meals

6. Hurghada: Luxor Hot Air Balloon Ride and Day Tour With Meals

Our delegate will pick up you from your hotel in Hurghada at about 11:00 pm. After pick-up from your hotel, drive to Luxor and start your journey in a private air-conditioned vehicle. Relax in comfort as you travel to explore the most important historical monuments in Luxor. Upon arrival in Luxor in the early morning, a representative will greet you and take you to a cafe to try some local tea. You’ll then enjoy a hot air balloon ride for 45: 60 minutes to watch the sun come up over the archaeological sites of Luxor. Next, head to the west bank of Luxor to visit the Valley of the Kings. Here you will explore the 3 most important tombs and see the walls full of hieroglyphs. Your guide will then take you to the most important temple of the complex, the Mortuary Temple of Hatshepsut. The temple consists of three floors with open balconies built of limestone, with statues of the god Osiris and Queen Hatshepsut. Then, you will visit the Valley of the Workers (Deir el-Medina). This is the place where the workmen of the royal tombs used to live. Here you will see the Temple of Deir el-Medina, which was dedicated to the goddess Hathor. This is the only temple in all of Egypt where you can admire carvings of the Final Judgement. At every site, you will get information from your Egyptologist tour guide and you will get free time to explore the ancient monuments by yourself. Next, See the mortuary temple of Amenhotep III at the Colossi of Memnon, then stop for lunch at a local restaurant. After lunch, enjoy a felucca ride at the sunset. Enjoy a refreshing cup of traditional Egyptian tea (for free). Continue sailing and watch the sunset slowly over the Luxor West Bank, take in the scenes around you as you sail along the Nile You’ll then head to the east bank to visit the biggest temple in Luxor, It's the Karnak Temple. dedicated to the god Amun, his wife Mut, and their son Khonsu. Next, move on to Luxor temple. Built by Amenhotep III in the 18th Dynasty in the modern kingdom, the beautiful temple was completed by Ramses II. Then stop for Dinner at a local restaurant. Finally, you’ll then be transferred to your hotel again in Hurghada

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What people are saying about Luxor

Overall rating

4.4 / 5

based on 83 reviews

Omar was an excellent pilot, keeping us below 400 m so that we could linger over the West Bank’s many sites. The basket holds up to 32 (we had a more reasonable 22) and people were very helpful and kind - assisting one another with pictures and taking turns at the edge of the basket. The balloon was safe and well flown with the gentlest landing I’ve ever experienced in a balloon. As for the process: they pick you up at your East Bank hotel, drive to a Nile dock where you are offered tea on board a boat. You wait for the other guests to arrive (5-45 minutes) before casting off and crossing the Nile to another van, which takes you to the launch site (10-15 minute drive). A stunning 45 balloons went up within an hour or so of sunrise on our day, and the launch field is chaotic to say the least. Hod Hod Soliman’s guides and drivers were thoughtful and efficient, Omar was a safe and excellent pilot, and we enjoyed our experience very much.

Driver picked us up on time transferred us by boat across the Nile and then by bus to the balloon area. There was an odd 10 min unexplained pause in the journey. The balloon area was chaotic but exciting as the we watched them inflated. The ride itself was peaceful and beautiful our pilot was very good at pointing things out. Sometimes the heat from the burner was intense on the head but you could duck down, a cap is helpful to have with you. We thoroughly enjoyed the flight and views, the Egyptian landing was very soft, watching them bring down the ballon was interesting too. We opted out of the optional usb video and there was no pressure from the staff. A worthwhile and fairly priced experience.

Loved it! Everyone was so so helpful and well-organized and the entire trip went smoothly from start to finish. We did not have to wait even a bit for anything and the experience itself was simply wonderful and went very smoothly. Captain Omar is very experienced and he gave us a stunning tour of the tombs. He even timed it perfectly so that we went up among the first of all balloons and caught the most beautiful sunrise over the Valley. Moreover, the landing was one of the best parts. We liked it so much that we've rebooked the trip a second time just so that we can enjoy everything again.

Very well run operation. Captain Omar was very good at controlling the air balloon and made sure everyone saw the sights, including rotating the basket so we all saw sunrise. Worth the early morning pick up for sure.

An amazing experience, we were very pleased. Punctual and Responsible team, Captain Ali provided necessary information during the flight, I highly recommend it.