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 an approximately 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
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
Pick-up and drop-off from Luxor hotels or port
What You Can Expect
After early morning pickup from your central Luxor hotel or Nile 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. The basket can have 12 passengers.
Then, feel your adrenaline surge as the brightly colored balloon rises into the still-dark sky for your approximately 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.
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.
*Hot Air Balloon Ride
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*Transfer with A/C Transportation
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