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Luxor: Dinner on the River Nile with Belly Dancing

1. Luxor: Dinner on the River Nile with Belly Dancing

The experience begins with pickup from your Luxor hotel at around 6:00 PM and transfer down to the River Nile. Hop onboard your boat for an evening on one of the most famous rivers in the world. Be escorted to your table then enjoy a delicious meal while listening to the sound of traditional Egyptian music. After dinner, watch a mesmerizing belly dance show as well as entertaining folk performances. By the end of the meal you’ll have a better understanding of Egyptian culture as well as unforgettable vacation memories.

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Luxor: Hot Air Balloon Ride

2. 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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Luxor: Half Day Motor Boat Ride with Banana Island Visit

3. Luxor: Half Day Motor Boat Ride with Banana Island Visit

Your local tour leader will pick you up from your hotel and transfer you to the Nile side of Luxor, where your boat is waiting for your journey. Sailing down the peaceful waters of the majestic Nile River, see the imposing Luxor Temple on the East Bank and the pink hills of the West Bank go by, an inspiring and incredibly relaxing experience you’ll never forget.  Experience the peace and tranquility of the Nile water that has been the lifeblood of Egypt since the times of the pharaohs. Enjoy a drink during your boat ride. The boat will sail north of Luxor to an island covered with banana plantations. The boat will sail to the Banana Island, an island covered with banana plantations. Have a relaxing time enjoying the beautiful scenery on a short exploratory tour.  Enjoy a refreshing cup of traditional Egyptian tea and some of the sweetest, most delicious bananas you have ever tasted. Continue sailing and watch the sun set slowly over the Luxor West Bank, take in the scenes around you as you sail along the Nile.

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Luxor: Private Felucca Boat Trip with Hotel Pickup

4. 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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Aswan: Private Nile Boat Cruise and Botanical Garden Visit

5. Aswan: Private Nile Boat Cruise and Botanical Garden Visit

Your River Nile adventure begins with pickup from your Aswan hotel in the late afternoon. Head down towards the river then hop on board your private boat for the evening and set sail along the infamous waters of the Nile. Arrive at the first stop of the tour, the Botanical Gardens on Lord Kitchener Island, home to an array of plants that were imported from all over the wold in the 1800s. Enjoy some free time to stroll around the gardens, admiring the majestic palm trees that line the walkways including the Sabal Palm and Phonic Palm as well as Ficus trees and other beautiful bougainvillea trees. Head back to the boat and continue along the Nile, watching the sunset and the sky change color. Sail around Elephantine Island, a tiny island home to ancient ruins and temples, then glide past the Mausoleum of Aga Khan built in the style of the Fatimid tombs in Cairo.

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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

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.

The balloon ride is beautiful, it is very quiet and relaxing and you can enjoy incredible views. Highly recommended. My lady is afraid of heights however she was able to fully enjoy the trip

Very good, punctual balloon ride with a spectacular view!