Read what other Viator.com travelers think about the Hot Air Balloon Flight Over Luxor West Bank and Nile River. What they loved, what they liked and what they think could be improved, it's all here to help you make the most of your next trip.
Great hot air balloon - amazing to see Egypt from the air. Really liked how guests were picked up from their hotel and taken directly to the balloon and back. Confirming time of pick up was a nightmare though.
The Hot Air Balloon ride was one of the best things I did on my trip to Egypt. Viator made if very easy to reserve a spot before leaving the US. If you are going in the off seasonsummer you can save yourself some money and make this reservation with your hotel or a private company and save a lot of money.
Fun but not as good as I thought it would be. I got the worst position, I was standing near the pilot and the heat from the gas was unbearable and a bit worrying. I felt like a chicken in an oven, if I had been I would have bee well done by the time we landed. Also even though there was a photographer following us we were not offered a photo of this flight which usually happens on balloon flights. Also did not appreciate being left with the dozen of children begging for money or the shirts given to us I had one child practicallly grab this shirt put of my hands. n .
This was my first Balloon flight. Looked forward to it. Was Ok. A good opportunity for photo's. But to many people in the basket for comfort and good visibility. The trip could of covered more distance too.
The flight itself was perfect and the pilot seemed to be very profesional. BUT - in Viator website, it is written that the flight is 1.5-2 hours, while the flight duration was actualy 40 minutes. Second, after the flight, the crew perform one-minute-chicken-dance in order to ask for tips. It is not neccesary, and it just perpetuates the feeling that everything in Egypt is done in order to ask for additional money.
The representative was good but need to change the Hot Air Balloon company - they were a 2bit show, not professional. We were kept standing in the basket for 20mins after landing in some poor farmers ploughed field then another 30min as the pilot decided to throw a tantrum and stormed off into the cane/corn? field. Had to be called back to give out certificates. Have done Hot Air Ballooning in Turkey and know how a professional company acts.