Luxor, Egypt

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clock-o2 hours (Approx.)
TransportHotel pickup offered
ticket-oMobile ticket
commentOffered in: English

Overview

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
  • 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
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.

Reviews

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T
, Feb 2018

One of my favorite moments of being in Luxor by far. Its a must do if you have the time. The pilots are very knowledgeable and the take off and landing was smooth. The view from the sky is amazing and theres nothing like it.

Y
, Nov 2017

The flight was amazing but the organisation could be better. We were told that we would be picked up at 5:15 in the morning on the night before the flight and then several hours later, when we were sleeping, the company called again and told us it's 4:50. And then 30 minutes later, someone from Viator called and woke us again and told us it should be 4:40...
We were under pressure becuase we almost missed the sun rise when we were up in sky, the sun rise was almost finished and there were still balloons on the ground...

A
, Mar 2017

unbelievable experience...

J
, 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

A
, Jan 2015
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, Oct 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.

F
, Jun 2012

The flight was wonderful but very pricy honestly. Each balloon carried around 24 people so I feel overcharged. Really stunning views from the air after all.

M
, Apr 2012

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

N
, Jan 2012

It is a lovely thing to do...

P
, Aug 2011

Subleme! Must do.


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