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Luxor: Hot Air Balloon Ride

1. 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.

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Cairo: Pyramids, Museum Visit & Dinner Cruise Combo

2. Cairo: Pyramids, Museum Visit & Dinner Cruise Combo

Get picked up from your hotel at 8 AM, then begin your excursion with a visit to the Pyramids of Cheops, Chephren, and Mykerinus. Then, proceed to the Great Sphinx which dates back to the time of Chephren. The tour also includes a visit to the Valley Temple, which belongs to the Pyramid of Chephren. Next, continue on to visit the Egyptian Museum which features artifacts from the Pharaonic period. The museum displays a rare collection of 5000 years of art and is considered to be the largest and most precious collection of Egyptian art in the world. Admire over 250,000 genuine artifacts, including an exhibit dedicated to Tutankhamen's collection of treasure, gold, and jewelry. Read about how these marvels were enclosed in his tomb for over 3,500 years before they were discovered in the 1920s. After this, get transferred back to your hotel at around 4 PM to rest for a while, take a shower, and get ready for the night ahead. At 6 PM, get picked up from your hotel and head to the pier to begin your 2-hour Nile cruise. Enjoy a night on the Nile as you take in the sights of Cairo. Savor a delicious dinner on board as you watch a belly dancing and a folkloric show. Be delighted by the Chef's menu along with a selection of Egyptian favorites, all made with fresh ingredients. At the end of this memorable dining experience, get transferred back at around 10:30 PM where your tour ends.

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Luxor: Private Felucca Boat Trip with Hotel Pickup

3. Luxor: Private Felucca Boat Trip with Hotel Pickup

Take a cruise on the Nile river in a traditional felucca sailing boat to discover the beauty of Luxor. Relax with a drink as you soak up the scenery. Enjoy a private trip with hotel pickup and drop-off. See camels, donkeys, and a wide variety of birds and wildlife. Watch children playing in the water and traditional farmers at work. Marvel as the sun sets over the West Bank and the Valley of the Kings.

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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

Ahmed was the perfect host during our dinner on the Nile cruise ! He picked us up early because we asked if we could possibly stop somewhere before dinner. He was able to take us to that place then still made it on time for the dinner. He was so kind and gracious. He waited with us while we ate our dinner, helped us take pictures and just made sure we had an overall good time. This was the best experience ever !

We had a very nice and educational day, the guide was very nice and gave us a lot of his knowledge about the history of Egypt without overwhelming us, the driver was very professional and safely brought us to all the excursion destinations all day; especially Lunch was good and varied. In the evening we enjoyed the boat trip with dinner; the guide was also nice and helpful.

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.

The view is obviously fabulous with both the Nile and the surrounding mountains. On the other hand, a lot of people in convoy and we don't really appreciate the mass tourism side. The inflation of the balloons is impressive but the landing was a bit violent.