The Hot Air Balloon Ride in Luxor is one of the best excursions you can take while staying in Luxor, Egypt! We consider the program the most lovely one to have the best views of Luxor! It is an exciting sightseeing tour by hot air balloon in Luxor! Of course, we recommend this trip as a unique chance to have a sky-high look over Luxor! This unique chance allows tourists to see many Ancient Egyptian attractions. Moreover, it provides the best views of the city.
You will have unique city views during Luxor’s Hot Air Balloon Ride. Accordingly, these exceptional views exhibit Luxor’s beautiful temples and green fields along the Nile River banks.
In particular, in the western part of Luxor, you will see the Luxor Necropolis, with many views over the temples and tombs. The temple of millions of years, Amenhotep III, the Medinet Habu, Ramesseum and the Temple of Queen Hatshepsut are among these temples you will see. While the Valley of Queens and the Valley of Kings are among the toms, you can have a look at on. Indeed, it is one of the holiday experiences that you will remember for a lifetime!
Highlights of the Hot Air Balloon Ride Program in Luxor
- Also, 45-minute ride on Hot Air Balloon.
Program of Hot Air Balloon Ride
Start time and Pick-Up
Landious Travel representative will pick you up from your hotel or cruise boat in Luxor around 04:00 am.
After picking up all comers, the minibus leaves towards the Nile marine. You will sail on a motorboat to the west bank from the marine.
Noteworthy that we will serve you tea and coffee during the Nile River trip on your way to the Western bank.
As soon as you arrive at the Western bank, we will escort you to the Hot Air Ballooning Airport, where you will start your balloon ride.
Program in Western Luxor
In Western Luxor, the trip starts. You will have a fantastic ride for 45 minutes.
Finally, our bus leaves back to the Nile Marine after such a program in the beautiful city of Luxor.
This “Hot Air Balloon Ride in Luxor” ends at approximately 06:00.
What does the Hot Air Balloon Ride Luxor Price include?
- Forty-five minutes ride in Hot Air Balloon in the sky of Luxor.
- Motorboat to transfer to the West Bank.
- Flight certificate.
- Also, Transfer to Luxor and back to the hotel.
What doesn’t the price of the Hot Air Balloon Ride include?
- Additional excursion programs if not included in the above program.
Items to take with you for the trip
- Clothes for the season.
Booking Days of Hot Air Balloon Ride Luxor
- Daily from 04:00 – 05:00.
- The Balloon ride takes off from 3:00 till 4:00 am in summer. In comparison, it takes off between 4.00 till 5.00 am in winter. The ride lasts 45 minutes.
- Take-off will vary depending on sunrise time.
- Pick-up time from your hotel takes place 45 minutes before the take-off schedule.
What is Expected to See during the Hot Air Balloon Ride in Luxor?
Monuments on the eastern bank of the River Nile
The Temple of Karnak is the largest temple complex in the ancient world. It uniquely represents a combined achievement of many generations of ancient builders and pharaohs. Its old name Ipet-isut means “the most sacred of places”.
The great “Hypostyle Hall” is an incredible forest of giant pillars. Also, it compromises three main temples, smaller enclosed temples, and several outer temples on 247 acres of land. Continuously this complex temple’s building lasted more than two thousand years.
The Temple of Luxor was the centre of the most important festival of Opet. Historically, Amenhotep III and Ramses II built this majestic Luxor temple and dedicated it to the god Amun. This festival was to reconcile the human aspect of the ruler with the divine office.
Monuments on the western bank of the River Nile
Valley of the Kings:
Valley of the Kings is the place where magnificent tombs exist. For example, this place is home to tombs of ancient Egyptian kings, e.g. tomes of the great pharaoh Ramses II and Tutankhamun. Noteworthy that the Ancient Egyptians professionally carved those tombs deep into the mountain rock. Also, they richly decorated these burials and filled them with treasures for the afterlife.
Temple of Thutmose III:
Deir el-Bahari is the home of the temple of Thutmose III. The temple sits on a rocky platform in the centre of the Deir el-Bahari Valley. Hence, it dominates over the other structures. The Temple of Hatshepsut and Mentuhotep Nebhepetre surround the design itself.
At El Deir El Bahary, Hatshepsut temple is an impressive temple dedicated to Queen Hatshepsut – the only female pharaoh. Impressively, it stands out in the desert with a series of terraces. Also, it merges with the sheer limestone cliffs that surround that temple. Indeed, It is one of the most beautiful & best preserved of all the temples of Ancient Egypt.
Also, Colossi of Memnon:
Two massive mono-stone statues of king Amenhotep III are the significant remains of a vast mortuary temple.
Marina Carlos –
Luxor’s hot air balloon ride comes with a particular quota of experience. It can be called a ride to an open-air museum. I, alongside my husband, had booked this wonderful and exciting adventure trip with Landious Travels. My wish was to see the sunrise over the Nile and to see all the famous monuments in the soft light of the rising sun. I must say, one thing tour operators in Egypt are known to be very punctual. They came to pick us up sharp at 3.30 AM. We were very excited to see my long-cherished dream unfold in front of me. We reached our destination on time, and we were airborne after all the necessary precautions had been taken! Words seem to be less to describe the feelings that I was going through. The best way to tell that will be to book yourself a trip to Egypt & the rest will be taken care of. We were flying over the city to look at the monuments in and around the city. The silhouettes of the monuments in the low sunlight offer a dreamy look. It seems as if you are witnessing a dream sequence! Our guide kept us well-informed about the different sights we were viewing and which side to turn and look to. Then, with the sun coming up, a riot of colours lit up the eastern sky with its palette of colours. Since our trip was a bit on the expensive side, but it was packaged with a light breakfast accompanied by flavoured tea. Just close your eyes for a second and transport yourself to such a unique environment, witnessing the sun rising, flying in the open sky, and having your morning cup of tea! Something right out of the movies! But it was for real! And for this experience, I would not mind paying a bit more than usual. The weather was also just ideal for this. This gentle breeze acted as an appetizer for the whole trip. Also, I will like to mention the safety measures, and we were in safe hands. So my suggestion will be for people planning to visit Egypt to book a trip to Luxor and do not forget to book a balloon ride with Landious Travels. I highly recommend it.
Going on a trip on a ballon was the best experience ever!! I mean how couldn’t it be? The views were UNBELIEVABLE and I know the price is high but it’s a one in a lifetime experience! I don’t even know how to describe that, it’s just so many feelings and you only take pictures of every second because it’s gorgeous! The landscape, the balloons, the weather everything was just perfect and I do hope everyone will book a trip on a ballon one day! 11/10!!