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Sunrise VIP Hot Air Balloon Ride in Luxor

Luxor, Egypt

From $53.00

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  • 3 hours (approx.)
  • Pickup offered
  • Mobile ticket
  • Offered in: English


Get a bird's eye view overlooking one of the world's most attraction-packed cities during this hot air balloon ride over Luxor. See ancient landmarks like the Statue of Thebes from above as you drift over the city, illuminated by the early morning sun. Tours include comfortable, air-conditioned vehicle transfers to the West Bank launch site.
  • A hot air balloon excursion over Luxor
  • Enjoy stunning aerial views over the iconic Nile-side city
  • See the Nile River snake through the East and West Banks
  • Relax with front-door pickup and drop-off from your hotel or cruise ship

What's Included

  • Hot air balloon flight.
  • Pick up from hotel/port and drop off.
  • All taxes, fees , handling charges.
  • Flight certificate and souvenir.
  • Snacks

    Meeting And Pickup

    Pickup points

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    Start time

    03:15 AM

    Pickup details

    We pick up travelers from any where In Luxor

    What To Expect


    3 hours Admission Ticket Free

    Additional Info

    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Stroller accessible
    • Near public transportation
    • Most travelers can participate
    • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
    Operated by Sheba Tours

    Cancellation Policy

    You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.

    • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
    • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
    • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
    • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
    • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.

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    Featured review
    A great overall experience, well organised, friendly staff, once in a life time experience, with the help of Sandra that helped organise with vaitor! Absolutely beautiful views, memories and atmosphere.


    201 reviews
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    Once in a lifetime experience
    Elizabeth_G, Mar 2023
    A great overall experience, well organised, friendly staff, once in a life time experience, with the help of Sandra that helped organise with vaitor! Absolutely beautiful views, memories and atmosphere.
    1 traveler found this review helpful
    Beware! Poor communication with operator, lack of professionalism
    Mariana_S, Jan 2023
    Please beware of booking anything with this company it is a complete scam!!!! Communication with the operator is impossible, I messaged them on several occasions prior to my arrival in Egypt to confirm pick up time at the hotel, I had no response. A couple of hours before the window to cancel to get a refund expired someone finally messaged me ( convenient, right?). Even here the communication was not great, they would take ages to reply and still would not provide any precise info. Anyways, they ended up cancelling due to bad weather which is completely understandable but now they are not proving a clear explanation on how to proceed for a refund. Please save yourself the headache and do not book with this company
    1 traveler found this review helpful
    Alice_L, Jan 2023
    RUBBISH COMPANY. Never ever came to pick us up. Still haven’t gotten our refund and Viator has been unresponsive. Fraud!!!
    Aarooshee_S, Dec 2022
    Scam company DO NOT BOOK THIS they don’t exist , we travelled to Luxor especially for this , tried contacting Sheeba Tours but the company number mentioned on website do not exist, nobody in Luxor seems to know them , I finally got a message from some other company person that you have a pick up at 530 though we had booked for sunrise , we requested them to do as per itinerary mentioned in our booking but they bluntly refused . Left with no choice we decided to do the 530 AM ride , only to wake up and realise nobody showed up we kept waiting and no one came no numbers available no way to contact them , spent so much money and could not eventually do the ride Soo soo sad about this whole thing it’s better to book from hotel directly to stay away from scamsters HORRIBLE HORRIBLE EXPERIENCE OVERALL
    Very bad expérience with Sheba Tours
    Simon_J, Oct 2022
    Amazing expérience ! I don’t recommend Sheba Tours. We paid for a sunrise balloon trip. The day before they called us to say that we have to pay more to this trip otherwise we will have to be in the next slot without a sunrise. After discussions with others people in the balloon, it happens the sale things for them.
    2 travelers found this review helpful
    Scam Company
    Daniel_A, Oct 2022
    Total fraud. A sham. They never showed up. Google Sheba yours reviews and apparently they’ve been doing this either lost recent reviews/clients. They don’t answer texts ok WhatsApp or phone calls but it shows they read the messages and the phone was active number. Viator send an email with request to get my refund. If I don’t get it my family lawyers will file lawsuits. It’s not about the $86, it’s about integrity and trust. Do not use this company please. Try to find some local company and set things in person. You may get better deal than booking online.
    1 traveler found this review helpful
    A MUST for any trip to Luxor
    Lawrence_G, Aug 2022
    What a great way to see the monuments of Luxor. I’m generally very afraid of heights but not with this. It was so peaceful and the locals wave to the balloon passing by
    1 traveler found this review helpful
    Perfect flight!
    Yassa_J, Jul 2022
    It was an absolute pleasure, and the entire staff was fantastic! THAT FLIGHT WAS AMAZING. We saw some stunning scenery from the air! Setting up and packing up was just as much fun as the flight, so get involved, you'll like it. So fantastic flight, so many photos, and such a calm landing. We can't thank you enough for an unforgettable time.
    1 traveler found this review helpful
    True professional experience!
    Ghobreal_R, Jul 2022
    The ride was very amazing, we got picked up on time by the driver "Omar", crossed to the west bank & got coffee and biscuit. The flight was safe & we were given the safety instruction before hop into the balloon. We got about 50 Minutes flying over Luxor and it was really perfect, smooth and really charming. we saw temples, fields, Nile river and etc. It was AT THE TOP. Everything from A to Z was well organized! the landing was also very funny. It was just amazing. ! Would recommend the experience to anyone!
    2 travelers found this review helpful
    Malak_G, Jul 2022
    It was a Lovely experience, I had so much fun in the balloon, seeing the valley of the kings from the sky was just Incredible! The words can't express how much I enjoyed, Thanks so much for the amazing experience! Would do it again!
    Kerolos_M, Jul 2022
    Incredible experience! Its a must do !!!. You would never forget this experience. It was breathtaking and the views was just something you have to see for your self . Going up and coming down was fun and seeing the temples from the sky was just Impressive!!!
    Gerges_T, Jul 2022
    It was a very smooth flight, Everything went as planned! We had enough space in the basket and the pilot was a very good kind man, we flew above wonderful temples and other sites, caught the sunrise from the beginning. 5 out 5 Stars! Thanks again for the unforgettable balloon ride!
    Mena_S, Jul 2022
    It was a very nice ride!! The communication was very good we decided very late to do it and booked last minute, Sheba Tours was perfect they could arrange for us without any problem! The next day morning we got picked up on time, took the boat to west bank then arrived on the ballooning area, The instructor explained to us the safety of the balloon and the other information we needed to know then we all hoped into the basket from there the real adventure started! We saw a lot of historical places from the sky, Pilot Mohammed explained to us each place we flaw above!! The views from the sky are just incredible!! 1000% Recommend. I had an EXCELLENT time. Thanks to the pilot for the safe flight and Sheba Tours for accommodating my booking although it was in a very late time & Big thanks for the wonderful organize!!!!!!!!
    We were planning to take...
    Fatima_A, Jun 2022
    We were planning to take the ballon on 6 lah, Never did it, cancelled by the company because of wind and still not refunded, now We are the 16 of june
    2 travelers found this review helpful
    Expect last minute updates.
    Sinead_M, May 2022
    The advertisement, itinerary and confirmation email all clearly state that this experience is at 4am and to be in your hotel lobby for pick up 10minutes prior to this. We followed these instructions and at 4.30am no one had arrived. The hotel receptionist kindly contacted the provider for us who said they'd changed the pick up time to 3.20am and we'd missed it. They said they'd called me but I received no missed calls whilst there and if they were struggling to contact me regarding my booking they made no attempt to contact me through the hotel in which they knew I was staying, or through the email address attached to my booking. This was supposed to be the highlight of our trip which we'd saved for the last day of our holiday, but instead we were left disappointed. We did receive a full refund and told the provider they must update their page so the information advertised is accurate so other people are not also left disappointed.
    Luxor Egypt views
    Karen_W, May 2022
    The wind made us miss the sunset.. our pilot was very knowledgeable and experienced. The only reason I gave a 4 is because when we landed in a sugar cane field we were attacked by village boys being a group of women it was really scary until the crew and police came to get us out… thank God we were safe and our pilot got us down safely..
    1 traveler found this review helpful
    What an experience. Our...
    Nikos_P, Apr 2022
    What an experience. Our guide pick us from the cruise ship, on time, offered us a tea coffee and cakes. The pilot was nice, explaining us and giving us details. First time after 5 days in Egypt that I see people fight for the tip, and not just requesting it which we much appreciated. Highly recommended
    Trip well organized and on schedule
    Junxiang_Z, Apr 2022
    The tour was confirmed via Whatsapp a day before with pick up time. Pickup was originally scheduled at 3:30am. It was postponed to 3:50am but I didn't get the message because it was sent close to midnight. we were first taken to the port for ferry to the west bank and then transferred to the balloon launch site. The balloon trip itself was smooth and enjoyable. It lasted about 40 minutes. Quite happy with the ride. We arrived back at hotel before 7:00am.
    1 traveler found this review helpful
    Beautiful but a complete disaster
    Violetta_J, Apr 2022
    The balloon ride itself was a great experience. With a beautiful view and nice crew. However, the organisation was a disaster. We didn’t know the name of the cruise we were staying at till a couple of days before, so when we noticed the balloon company about the name, it took them ages to answer and wouldn’t let me know the timing they were picking me up till 2h before the flight (2 am). The day before it was stressing , as it looked as they would have disappeared and wouldn’t give any explanation or proper answer. If I would know, I’d try another company. Pd. Landing was rough compared to other balloon rides I’ve done before
    Use another vendor
    Maria_J, Apr 2022
    Vendor was not able to accommodate the original 4am time. The vendor indicated that we could do a sunset air balling ride. When I was picked up, my group was scheduled for sailing instead without my consent.
    Great Tour and Beautiful Views.
    Joshua_L, Apr 2022
    What a beautiful way to see Luxor. Our group enjoyed the entire experience, and our guides were extremely helpful. Although out of all of the tours in Egypt this one felt the least organized. We never received any contact from the tour company before pick-up so we were slightly concerned leading up to our tour date. Everything went off without a hitch and we felt very safe the entire time, this is definitely a must-do during your stay in Luxor. Tips felt pushed a little more forcefully on the tour, but this is common throughout Egypt.
    Gaurav_A, Apr 2022
    Great experience! Pilot seemed really experienced and took his job seriously which I really appreciated. Everything went smooth and I had fun time!
    Great value for the price
    DeAnn_B, Apr 2022
    The early wake up was more than worth it! We loved seeing the ancient Egyptian sites from above as well as enjoying the peacefulness of being up in the air in the hot air balloon. Our balloon pilot, Mohammed, was attentive to those that were afraid of heights or being in the ballon and took time gaining altitude to allow them to adjust to the experience. We were up in the air for nearly 50 minutes which was adequate for our first ballooning experience. We knew it would be a larger basket with at least 20 riders. It was a great value for the price. Next time, we may go for a more “personal” experience so as to enjoy the quiet of being in the sky a bit more.
    Great experience. Great deal! Trustworthy company.
    Cherille_M, Apr 2022
    Our pick up from our luxor hotel was about 20min late, when i messaged the company about it, they communicated fast that pick up is running behind coz they waited for other clients in previous hotel. We took a boat ride to the site, while in boat, they gave us coffee/tea and wafer snacks. All the staff were nice & helpful. At the site, there were lots of Hot air balloons (i guess from different companies also), each hot air balloon has a big basket with 8sections, each section can accomodate 4 people -so total passenger for each hot air balloon was 32 passengers. Lots of staff were on hand at the site to help is get into the basket, & assisted with the balloon take off. Our captain explained to us the landing position then off we went up in the air. Lots of balloon were up in the air together, so it was a great site with the sunrise colors, the balloons & luxor archeological sites down below. We saw the two giant statues of Memnon, valley of the kings & Hatshepsut temple. The flight was smooth & the landing was surprisingly smooth too. There were lots of staff waiting for us at the landing site too, to help steady the basket we were in & to help us get off. They have a tipping basket which they share to all the crews that helped. They were selling the video link for $10 & USB video for $15. Pretty good deal. All in all, it was a great memorable experience.
    Must do in Luxor!
    Priscilla_A, Mar 2022
    We were lucky to have great weather and clear skies. Definitely wear a light jacket and prepare to be blown away. One of the highlights of my Egypt trip for sure!
    Amazing balloon ride!
    Andrew_W, Mar 2022
    What an incredible experience! Highly recommend this, especially if you’re American. A balloon ride like this would cost many hundreds in America, but it was only $42 out here.
    1 traveler found this review helpful
    Luxor from above ☝️ amazing
    Dominik_W, Feb 2022
    Amazing experiences. The start was a bit bumpy with a 25min delay and quite sum waiting time on the boat to cross the river to West Bank. In the end it turned out perfect timing and experience. We were on time for sunrise and had an amazing experience. Experienced crew and must donactivity in Luxor
    Great experience
    Jonika_P, Feb 2022
    What an amazing experience we truly enjoyed it. The ballon rise was also educational they explain all the sites. It was truly amazing to see Luxor from that POV. Definitely recommended
    The tour was canceled the...
    BereniceLpezRamrez, Jan 2022
    The tour was canceled the night before and we were not reimbursed for the advance payment. We lost all our money.
    2 travelers found this review helpful
    Beautiful experience
    Camilo_A, Nov 2021
    Great experience, this balloon ride was the highlight of my trip to Egypt; the view was extraordinary beautiful and unique.


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