Hop on a marvelous hot air balloon trip and enjoy the highlights of the west bank in the open museum and experience a whole new side of Egypt. Sailing over Luxor in a hot air balloon for about 30-45 minutes lets you see the full scope of the archaeological site, a perspective that’s impossible to get from the ground. Join this amazing tour and discover the best part of Egypt by foot and air. Fly high over Luxor propelled by the breeze during a hot air balloon flight across the Valley of the Kings and Valley of the Queens. Explore the ruins on foot with an English-speaking guide to help bring history to life. Visit the Highlights of the City of the Dead (Thebes Necropolis) on the West bank of Luxor to see the ancient tombs of the pharaohs from the New Kingdom at the Valley of the Kings and the Mortuary Temple of Queen Hatshepsut at El Deir El Bahari and take memorial photos in front of the Colossi of Memnon. This tour departs every morning for an unforgettable ride over one of the world’s largest open-air museums. Included light breakfast and hotel pickup make the early-morning start a little easier.
|Run||Tour Type||Pick up Time|
|Everyday||shared balloon basket
30-45 minutes flight
|(depends on sunrise time)
Around 5:00 am
|Tour Duration||Site opening time|
|About 7 Hours||5:00 am to 8:00 am|
Following an early morning pick-up (around 4:30 am) from your hotel or Nile Cruise in Luxor, drive-by an air-conditioned car towards the River Nile to cross to the West Bank on a motorboat followed by another vehicle transfer to the hot air balloon launch site. First off, you’ll receive instructions and safety information regarding the flight, and then board the shared balloon basket to begin this unique experience and see the ruins of Luxor from a great height.
Take 30 to 45 minutes Hot Air Balloon flight over the west bank of Luxor and enjoy an aerial view of the country’s landscape and famous landmarks such as; the Ramessum temple, the Valley of the Kings, Valley of the Queens, Hatshepsut Temple and the view of the Colossi of Memnon rising from the nearby fields. Be sure to capture the best moments of the sunrise over the Theban Necropolis mountains.
Float back down to earth and you will receive a flight certificate and a small gift. Then, your guide will pick you up and take you on a private tour to the West bank to explore ancient Thebes on foot. Visit the Valley of the Kings, and admire the grandeur of the architecture, primarily used for the burial of pharaohs. Here you will also have the option to explore the tomb of King Tutankhamun.
Continue to the Temple of Queen Hatshepsut, built by the daughter of Thutmose I. Queen Hatshepsut was the only pharaonic woman to reign in Ancient Egypt, and her rule lasted about 20 years during the 18th Dynasty (1490-1469 BC). 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.