4.5 star rating: Recommended 25 Reviews

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  • Location:Luxor, Egypt
  • Duration:1.5 - 2 hours

Hot Air Balloon Flight Over Luxor West Bank and Nile River

See the sun rise over some of Egypt’s most famous ancient monuments on this exhilarating hot air Luxor balloon ride. After early morning pickup, travel to the west bank of the Nile River, and board a shared balloon basket for a 30- to 45-minute flight. Then, as you ascend, behold the thrilling bird’s-eye views as the sunlight illuminates the temples and mountains below. Gaze down over Karnak, Queen Hatshepsut’s Temple and other monuments, and absorb the peaceful dawn 

Highlights

  • Hot-air balloon flight over Luxor
  • Amazing sunrise aerial views of the River Nile, Karnak Temple and Hatshepsut Temple
  • See the West Bank in the early morning away from the crowds and desert heat
  • English-speaking guide/pilot
  • Pre-flight snacks and refreshments
  • Flight certificate and souvenir
  • Pick-up and drop-off from Luxor hotels or port

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What You Can Expect

Hot Air Balloon Flight Over Luxor West Bank and Nile River

Hot Air Balloon Flight Over Luxor West Bank and Nile River

After early morning pickup from your central Luxor hotel or cruise ship, travel by air-conditioned vehicle to the launch site on the west bank of the Nile River.

On arrival, enjoy a light pre-flight snack and refreshments, and meet your expert pilot and ground crew. Next, listen to a comprehensive safety briefing and step inside the balloon’s sturdy basket with your pilot and several other passengers. Then, feel your adrenaline surge as the brightly colored balloon rises into the still-dark sky for your approximate 30 to 45-minute flight.

Soak up the jaw-dropping, aerial views just as the sun peeps over the east bank of the Nile River. Watch as the light illuminates the surrounding mountains and buildings of Luxor, and be sure to capture the unforgettable scenes on camera.

Look to the east to see the pillars of Karnak Temple greet the morning sun, and then turn west to admire Queen Hatshepsut’s Temple cast in the glow of dawn. View the Colossi of Memnon rising from the nearby fields, and in the distance, take in the Valley of the Queens, nestled in the craggy mountains.

Then, if the wind conditions are right, float over the Ramesseum, the impressive funerary temple of Pharaoh Ramses II, and gaze down at its pylons, statues and courtyards.

As you fly, a ground support van and crew will follow your balloon, and will be there when you land. After a safe touchdown, step back onto land and receive your personal flight certificate and souvenir. Finally, drive back to Luxor where your experience ends with a drop-off at your hotel or ship in time for breakfast and your morning tour departures.

Customer Reviews

Janet M

5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2015

This was a brilliant experience for me and my grandson aged 10. The pilot was skillful and executed a perfect takeoff and landing. Seeing the dawn rise over the Nile was a magical and unforgettable memory

Alex C

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2015

A+ !

1Wilheight

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2014

I loved it. It was spectacular watching the sun rise with the Nile River on one side and the Luxor Valley Temples on the other. All the personnel were kind and helpful, I have no complaints.

Michael W

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2012

Absolutely fantastic. A must see to view the Valley of the nobles from the air. Awesome

Prabhu Kannan India

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2012

It is a lovely thing to do...

Paula Andrea A

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2011

Subleme! Must do.

Felicity F United Kingdom

5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2010

From pickup to return, it was excellent and good value - very much enjoyed by both of us elderly travellers.

Philip T United Kingdom

5 star rating: Highly Recommended February 2010

It is a lovely thing to do, and was well organised.

Anthonie V Belgium

5 star rating: Highly Recommended February 2010

Simply fantastic.

Randy P USA

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2009

The staff was friendly and informative. We had an appointment directly after our flight and the staff drove us to our destination. I would recommend this experience to everyone!
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