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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.

From Cairo: Red Sea Full-Day Trip with Optional Jet Ski Ride

2. From Cairo: Red Sea Full-Day Trip with Optional Jet Ski Ride

Trade in the hustle and bustle of the city for a rejuvenating day at Ain Sokhna Beach on the Red Sea. Relax in a beachfront room (if add-on selected), splash in the waves, and enjoy lunch and savory snacks while admiring the panoramic beauty.   Your driver will pick you up from your hotel or selected location in Cairo at 8:00 AM. Take in the scenery on the 2-hour drive to the breathtaking Ain Sokhna Beach. Upon arrival, check into your room (if add-on selected) with a seaside view for the day only (no overnight stays). Following the 120-kilometer journey, head to the beach to swim in the crystal clear waters and take a rest in the sun at this relaxing beach destination.   Enjoy lunch at the hotel restaurant, or have it served at the beach, upon request. You may also savor some mouthwatering snacks and refreshing bottled water while relaxing at the beach. Later, if the option is selected, try Jet Skiing for a 15-, 30-, or 60-minute fun-filled ride. After the thrilling adventure, you will check out of the room, if you selected the add-on, at 4:00 PM. Then your driver will transfer you back to your hotel or preferred location in Cairo.

Cairo: Pyramids and Sphinx Tour with River Nile Felucca Ride

3. Cairo: Pyramids and Sphinx Tour with River Nile Felucca Ride

Your Ancient Egyptian adventure begins with pickup from your hotel or selected location, and heads towards the Great Pyramids of Giza. Along the way, listen to your expert guide share lively commentary about the sights and landmarks you pass by. Upon arrival at the pyramids, feel immersed in the atmosphere of this unique historical location that is one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World. Admire the Pyramids of Cheops, Chephren, and Mycerinus, then head towards the Great Sphinx as well as the Valley Temple, where you can find the mummified form of the King before his burial. Enjoy plenty of time to stop for photo opportunities as you learn about the incredible stories hidden within the pyramid walls. After your tour of the pyramids, hop on board a traditional style Felucca boat for a sail along the River Nile. From the boat, marvel at the array of sights along the river and learn more about Ancient Egypt throughout the ride. The tour ends with drop-off at your hotel or preferred location.

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3.5 / 5

based on 4 reviews

Beautiful experience, impeccable organization. I booked this activity with some fear, worried that the organization and/or the conditions of the balloons were not good enough. Instead, an experience not to be missed, I would say a MUST in Luxor. There were about 800 people (I swear), they come to pick you up at the hotel at 4.30 mini cruise with coffee/tea to cross the Nile, super impeccable organization with the transfers moving simultaneously to the place of departure, within 2 hours see the Valley of the Kings from above, hot air balloons flying over it simultaneously (at least 30). Super modern balloons, equipped with tablets with a special program to coordinate and communicate between the pilots and the driver who acts as a guide while driving the balloon. In short, an experience not to be missed, one of the most beautiful to do in Luxor. The only flaw, the children who attack the tourists for the tip upon landing (the organizers recommend ignoring it).

We had an amazing experience.. from hotel pick up to the baloon site was so smooth and right on time .. Gabriel is just an amazing guard .. very transparent and gave all the informations we needed for the adventure … A worthwhile adventure and will definitely highly recommended’.. Kudo’s to Gabriel he did his job with so much passion ..

Great experience! Transfer was on time, we got to the boat that transferred us to the west side and from there with a bus again again until balloon field. Take off point is near to Hatshepsut temple. Amazing sunrise and very friendly pilot. Totally can recommend it!

excellent. absolutely no complaints. everything worked as promised like clockwork and overall it is a once in a lifetime experience. The entire crew, right from ground staff to pilot were highly professional

Great tour, our guide took some amazing photos for us. We enjoyed going into the Great pyramid so this was worth the upgrade.