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Sunrise Hot Air Balloon with Full Day Tour to the East and West Bank of Luxor

Full Day Tour
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Overview

Experience Luxor from the heights of a hot air balloon at sunrise. Hop on a marvelous hot air balloon trip and enjoy the highlights of both the west and east banks in the open museum. Sailing over Luxor in a hot air balloon for about 30-45 minutes lets you see the full scope of the archaeological site. Visit the highlights of the City of the Dead (Thebes Necropolis) on the West bank of Luxor and see the amazing original colors dates back to 1500 B.C at the valley of the kings. Explore the well preserved Temple of Hatshepsut, dedicated to the only pharaonic woman who reigned in Ancient Egypt and take memorial photos in front of the Colossi of Memnon. Tour Karnak Temple, one of the finest examples of a site of worship in history. Admire Luxor Temple made from glorious Nubian sandstone. This tour departs every morning for an unforgettable ride over one of the world’s largest open-air museums. With door-to-door transport by an air-conditioned vehicle and lunch included.

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

Itinerary

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 will 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. Your tour guide will explain everything from outside as no guiding inside the tombs, then explore the best 3 selected tombs from the open ones.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). End your tour in the West Bank by a photo stop in front of the gigantic statues of Memnon.

Stop for lunch at a local restaurant, and then continue to the Karnak Temple Complex, dedicated to the God Amon, his wife Mut, and their son Khonsu. The complex comprises of a vast mix of decayed temples, chapels, and other buildings, and is thought by some to be the finest site in all of Egypt. Listen carefully to the stories and legends to be told by your tour guide. Marvel at the sheer size of the Great Hypo-style Hall, take photos between the huge columns and obelisks.

End your tour at Luxor Temple, made from stunning Nubian Sandstone. Luxor Temple, which is among the most beautiful temples in Egypt, and was built by king Amonhotep III from the 18th. dynasty and completed by the great king Ramses II during the 19th dynasty, where ancient Egyptian, Christian and Islamic features are exhibited. Learn about the temple’s significance and stroll among the statues, sphinxes, and granite obelisks, before your hotel drop-off and end of the tour.

Notes:

  • The Balloon Ride trip departs every day, however, confirmation in advance is highly recommended.
  • Departure time may vary depending on sunrise time.
  • The hotel picks up takes place 45 minutes before the take-off scheduled time.
  • The children under 6 years are not allowed to fly, they can be waiting for you in the ground support van and crew following your balloon.
  • Camera is not allowed in the balloon trip, you can use your cellphone to take pictures.

Not suitable for

  • Children under 6 years
  • Pregnant women
  • People with heart problems
  • Wheelchair users

What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes.
  • Sunglasses.
  • Sun hat.

Not allowed

  • Luggage or large bags.

Included:

  • Pickup service from your Hotel and return.
  • All transfers by a private A/C. vehicle.
  • Motorboat to transfer to the west bank.
  • Professional English speaking Egyptology Tour guide.
  • 30 to 45 minutes hot air balloon ride over Luxor sky.
  • Lunch at a local restaurant.
  • Bottle of water during the tour.
  • All services and charges.

Excluded:

  • Entrance fees to the above-mentioned sightseeing.
  • Any Extras not mentioned in the itinerary.
  • Tipping to the guide and driver.
  • Beverages during the lunchtime at the restaurant

Tour Price:

  • Single: 200$
  • 2-15: 150$

Children Policy:

  • 0 – 05.99 not allowed to fly in the balloon.
  • 6 – 11.99 pay 50% of the tour price.
  • 12+ pay full tour price as per adult person.

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