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Luxor: Sunrise Hot Air Balloon Ride

1. Luxor: Sunrise Hot Air Balloon Ride

Begin this once-in-a-lifetime experience with an early-morning pickup from your hotel in Luxor at around 4:00 AM. Transfer by boat across the Nile River to West Bank, where you will be greeted by members of the staff with coffee, tea, and snacks. On the boat, the pilot of your balloon will brief you on safety measures and answer any questions you may have. Once the pilot goes over the pre-flight checklist, he'll also brief the ground crew. After getting the balloon set up — while always paying close attention to safety details — he will begin the hot inflation process.  Watch as the balloon begins to stand up and then begin to board with the assistance of the ground crew. The take-off is so gentle that most guests don't even realize they've left the ground. As you become one with the wind, you'll lose the sensation of motion and your perception of heights, finally feeling the tranquility of ballooning, disturbed only by the noise of balloon burners. The flight lasts up to 1 hour from take-off to landing and is also contingent on the day's weather conditions. The pilot always has the interest of the passengers and himself in mind, with safety as a #1 priority. Take in breathtaking views of Luxor and all its ancient temples and tombs. See the lives of farmers and other locals as your glide over fields, where people irrigate their land, gather crops, and care for their animals. To ensure all passengers have an equal opportunity to see and snap some amazing photos, the pilot will be sure to rotate the balloon during the flight. Please keep in mind, your pilot is under the control of the Luxor Airport and must follow their directions. Before landing, you will be reminded of the proper landing position and then the pilot will look for a spot to land, usually in an empty field or desert area.

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Luxor: Hot Air Balloon Ride over the Valley of the Kings

2. Luxor: Hot Air Balloon Ride over the Valley of the Kings

Enjoy a 50-minute hot air balloon over the Valley of the Kings, the world’s most important archaeological site, lit up by the changing colors of the sunrise. Watch as the balloon begins to stand up and board with the assistance of the ground crew. After a gentle takeoff, you’ll become one with the wind and lose the sensation of motion. Get lost in the tranquility of ballooning, disturbed only by the noise of the burners.   Take in breathtaking views of Luxor and all its ancient temples and tombs. See the lives of farmers and other locals as you glide over fields where people irrigate their land, gather crops, and care for their animals. To ensure all passengers have an equal opportunity to see and snap some amazing photos, the pilot will be sure to rotate the balloon during the flight. Finally, your guide will teach you the proper landing position and land expertly in an empty field or desert.

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Luxor: Hot Air Balloon Ride

3. 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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From Hurghada: Luxor Overnight Tour and Hot Air Balloon Ride

4. From Hurghada: Luxor Overnight Tour and Hot Air Balloon Ride

Enjoy a convenient pick-up at your hotel in Hurghada, Visit the Temple of Karnak and admire the columned halls, chapels, and sacred lake. Enjoy lunch at a selected restaurant in Luxor before heading to the other bank of the Nile River in a traditional motorboat. Explore the City of the Dead and the Colossi of Memnon. Admire the only remains of the Temple of Amenhotep III and visit the Valley of the Kings. Discover the Temple of Hatshepsut, one of the most famous queens of ancient Egypt. At the end of the day, our guide will take you to a 5 stars Nile view hotel at Luxor to relax and refresh before enjoying a free time to admire the nightlife of the amazing Luxor, at 4 am the bus will take you to see all places that you visited on land but this time from the sky with some wonderful views of Luxor on a hot air balloon ride, enjoy breakfast at your hotel before heading back to Hurghada

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Cairo: 3-Day River Nile Cruise with Hot Air Balloon

5. Cairo: 3-Day River Nile Cruise with Hot Air Balloon

Day 1 At 5.00 PM you will be picked up from your accommodation and driven to Cairo train station, where you will board an overnight train to Luxor.  Day 2 Upon arrival in Luxor in the early morning, a representative will greet you and take you to a cafe to try some local tea. You’ll then enjoy a hot air balloon ride to watch the sun come up over the archaeological sites of Luxor. Next, head to the west bank of Luxor to visit the Valley of the Kings. Here you will explore the 3 most important tombs and see the walls full of hieroglyphs.  Your guide will then take you to the most important temple of the complex, the Mortuary Temple of Hatshepsut. The temple consists of three floors with open balconies built of limestone, with statues of the god Osiris and Queen Hatshepsut. You’ll then head to the east bank to visit the biggest temple in Luxor, the Karnak Temple, dedicated to the god Amun, his wife Mut and their son Khonsu. Learn about the history of the temple before heading to your river boat for lunch.  You’ll check into your room and then the boat will depart for Edfu. In the evening, you’ll enjoy dinner and free time in the comfortable surroundings of the boat.  Day 3 After breakfast on board, take a horse-drawn carriage to Edfu. You’ll then enjoy a guided visit of the Temple of Horus. Marvel at the best-preserved religious place in Egypt with imposing sandstone structures of Horus.  You’ll enjoy lunch back on board the boat as you sail to your next destination. In the afternoon, visit the unusual Temple of Kom Ombo. Learn about the structures of the temple and how it was built in honor of two great gods. Return to the boat for dinner and free time.  Day 4 In the early morning you’ll head to one of the most stunning temple complexes in Egypt, the Abu Simbel Temples. The twin temples of Ramesses II and Nefertari were built into the mountainside in the 13th century BC, under the dynasty of Pharaoh Ramesses II. Your guide will take you back to the cruise to check out and take your luggage. You’ll then be transferred to Aswan station to travel back to Cairo by train.

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From Luxor: 7-Night Nile River Cruise

6. From Luxor: 7-Night Nile River Cruise

Day 1: Luxor After getting picked up from Luxor International Airport or your hotel, board your motor boat and travel downstream to the West Bank. Here, see sights such as the Colossi of Memnon, Valley of the Kings, the Temple of Hatshepsut and the Carter House, where you can admire treasures belonging to Tutankhamun. Later, head back to the hotel and rest for a while before heading out to explore the city of Luxor and its old market. Day 2: Luxor Rise before sunrise and enjoy the experience of a lifetime as you take a hot air balloon ride over the city. Watch as the sunlight illuminates the city and its surroundings before heading back to the boat. Sail through ancient villages and beautiful islands and discover true Egyptian culture whilst on-board. Arrive at Esna in the evening. Day 3: Edfu - Kom Ombo Arrive in the city of Edfu in the morning and enjoy a traditional horse and carriage ride to Edfu temple, the largest Ptolemaic temple in Egypt.   In the afternoon, travel to Kom Ombo, enjoying a refreshing drink on the boat’s sun deck as you cruise. In Kom Ombo, visit the city’s unique temple, dedicated to two gods, and discover the contrasting architecture of both sides. Day 4: Aswan Today, cruise to Aswan, a city famous for its Nubian culture. After breakfast, head to the Temple of Isis on Philae Island and visit the High Dam which provides electricity to the residents of the Nile. Later, enjoy some free time to discover the city and its ancient market. Day 5: Abu Simbel Arrive at the ancient wonder of Abu Simbel in the morning and spend the day exploring this temple complex, one of the most important in the world. Day 6: Aswan Today, begin the journey back to Luxor, visiting Nubian islands and villages that you will pass whilst cruising. Day 7: Cruising Spend the day at your leisure onboard the boat, cruising back to Luxor. Day 8: Luxor After breakfast, enjoy a tour of the East Bank of Luxor. Visit the Karnak temple, the biggest temple complex in the world, as well as the beautiful Luxor temple. At the end of your tour, get dropped off back at your accommodation or at the airport in Luxor.

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Luxor: Sunrise Hot Air Balloon with Optional West Bank Visit

7. Luxor: Sunrise Hot Air Balloon with Optional West Bank Visit

Travel via air-conditioned vehicle from your hotel to the West Bank of Luxor where your trip begins. After listening to the safety instructions, hop into the hot air balloon’s basket and get ready for lift off. Rise up into the sky and enjoy a bird’s eye view of Luxor at sunrise. See the city from an entirely different perspective. If you have selected the option for just the hot air balloon and transfer, once your ride is finished, you will be dropped back off in Luxor. If you selected the option with the semi-private West Bank visit, you'll begin your lovely half-day tour in Luxor, covering Hatshepsut and the Valley of the Kings. Listen to the history behind some of the hotspots from your Egyptologist tour guide after floating back down to earth. Visit the Valley of the Kings, home to some of Egypt’s most enchanting pharaonic temples and royal tombs. Behold the spectacular tombs of Kings Ramesses III, Ramesses VI, and Merneptah. Here you will also have the option to explore the tomb of King Tutankhamun.  Visit the Temple of Queen Hatshepsut, the only known Egyptian female ruler who reigned for 20 years. Next, make your way to the Mortuary Temple of Amenhotep III and marvel at the gates Colossi of Memnon. Finally, enjoy a delicious lunch from a local restaurant before being transferred back to your accommodation. Extra attraction tickets are necessary and are not included in the price; you can add them from the add-on list at booking.

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From Sharm El Sheikh: Guided Day Trip to Luxor by Plane

8. From Sharm El Sheikh: Guided Day Trip to Luxor by Plane

Experience Luxor in all of its splendor on this full-day guided trip from Sharm El Sheikh. After pickup from your hotel in a private and air-conditioned vehicle, you’ll be taken to the airport to board your plane to Luxor for a day of ancient architecture and archaeology. Your first sight will be the Karnak Temple complex, on the east side of Luxor. There, you’ll see the street of the Sphinxes, the hypostyle hallway with 134 gigantic pillars, and the obelisks of Queen Hatshepsut and Tutomosis I. Then, visit the Theban Necropolis, which includes the Valley of the Kings, a must-see for all Luxor travelers. Here, you’ll visit 3 tombs from different dynasties, as well as the Hatshepsut Temple.   Finally, visit the Memnon Colossi, which are two of the largest ancient statues in Egypt, dating back to the era of King Amenhotep III. At the end of the day, you’ll fly back to Sharm El Sheikh and your private driver will take you back to your hotel.

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From Sharm: Cairo and Luxor 2-Day, 1-Night Tour by Plane

9. From Sharm: Cairo and Luxor 2-Day, 1-Night Tour by Plane

Begin your tour with a flight from Sharm to Cairo. Visit the Giza Pyramids and the Valley Temple, where priests mummified the dead body of King Chephren. Get a close-up look at the famous Sphinx, the legendary guardian that stands by the huge funeral complex with its lion's body and the head of king Chephren.  After lunch, continue your day tour to the Egyptian Museum of Antiquities, which hosts over 250,000 artifacts up to 5,000 years old. Visit the Khan El Khalili Bazaar with its numerous shops before overnighting in Cairo.  On your second day, fly from Cairo to Luxor, where your expert tour guide will greet you. Discover the Necropolis of Thebes, the Valley of Kings, the tombs of various dynasties, the Temple of Deir El Bahari, the Colossi of Memnon and the Temple of Queen Hatshepsut. After lunch, visit Karnak and Luxor Temple to see its courtyard and the granite statues of Ramses the Great before heading to Karnak, with its serious of temples built in different reigns.

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Cairo & Nile: 7 Days Hotel & Cruise by Flight

10. Cairo & Nile: 7 Days Hotel & Cruise by Flight

Begin with a pickup from the airport, a comfortable transfer by air-conditioned car to your hotel, and an overnight stay in Cairo. Visit the Egyptian Museum of antiquities. Discover the Great Pyramids; the colossal Cheops, Chephren & Mykerions, and get a close-up look at the iconic Sphinx. Depart by plane to Aswan. Visit the High Dam and the Philae temple. Transfer to the Cruise with lunch on board. Sail to Kom Ombo and enjoy afternoon tea. Visit the temple shared by the two gods Sobek and Haroeris. Go to the Temple of Horus in Edfu and cross the Esna lock. Enjoy afternoon tea and dinner on board with a Galabya party. Cross the West Bank to discover the Valley of the Kings, the Temple of Hatshepsut, and the Colossi of Memnon. Embark on an excursion to the Valley of Kings. Visit the tombs of various Dynasties, stop at the Colossi of Memnon, and visit the Temple of Queen Hatshepsut. Stay overnight in Luxor. Transfer to the airport and depart by plan back to Cairo with an overnight stay. After breakfast, you will be transferred to the airport for the final departure.

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What people are saying about Luxor

unique experience a big thank you for all its feelings little slept but it was worth it, really thank you to Marco and your friend Youseff for having made me discover the city of luxor at night in addition in a carriage that it welcomes kings you have them Egyptian I'm going to ask Marco to give me the watzap to keep the groceries all the flavors buy tonight my nasopharyngitis is gone thanks to the hibiscus buy nocturnal and I put cinnamon if you read me youseff send me your email to sometimes order spices why not kisses from France Agnès agnes.kayser@wanadoo.fr thank you the hot air balloon and this surprise show at 4 a.m. and this sunrise over the view of the sky will remain engraved in my memory a thousand thank you to all !!!!

What a great experience - an early morning hot air balloon flight over the Valley of the Kings. Hod Hod Solimon company and our guide Ahmed were courteous professional and ensured we got the most out of our experience, from pick up at the hotel to the end of our tour. We had the best pilot in the air as he steered us carefully using the breezes at the different levels to take us close to the sights and even managed to turn the basket so that everyone was able to see each attraction. We spent a long time in the air being guided over the valley, watching the sunrise and eventually landing relatively gently.

Such an amazing experience provided by the team. Great communication throughout by the lead contact Shorouk. And the team on the ground were true professionals as well. Prepare for a wonderful sunrise experience.

It’s a wonderful experience and you can watch a lot of landscapes with a different angle. The guide Ragab is a friendly and concerned about our comfort. Nice experience

It was an amazing experience with my husband ! Ramadan make everything easy and perfect for us