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Luxor Tour with Balloon Ride

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Trip at a Glance

  • Company

    Luxor Travels

  • Locations

    Luxor, Egypt

  • Activities

    Heritage-History Tour, Sightseeing

  • Price
    $200 USD per trip
  • Duration

    2 Days

  • Departure Day(s) and Time(s)

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  • Price Includes

    Entrance fees, hot air balloon ride, Qualified Egyptologist guide, All taxes, fees and handling charges, Bottled water, Private tour, Transport by air-conditioned vehicle.

  • Notes

    Excludes any extras not mentioned, Gratuities (recommended).


  • Enjoy the beautiful Luxor views from over the sky on a hot air balloon ride.
  • See the highlights of the ancient West Bank and East Bank monuments in Luxor.
  • Ancient temples are a must-see for Luxor travellers lead by an Egyptologist tour guide.

Trip Info

In the morning, you will be picked up from your hotel in Luxor by an air-conditioned vehicle for a full guided heritage trip of about four hours. First, you will be transported to the Necropolis of Thebes, the Valley of the Kings on the West Bank of Luxor. This ancient necropolis consists of tombs embedded in the mountain Thebes. Here, you visit three tombs of various dynasties. Your Egyptologist tour guide will be on hand to recommend and advise you as to which tombs to visit. After visiting the tombs, you will be transported to the Temple of Ramses III, Medinet Habu. Medinet Habu consists of a palace and a town enclosed within a defensive wall. Entry is through the High Gate, or Migdol, which in appearance resembles a citadel. Afterwards, you will be taken to see the Colossi of Memnon, the two largest ancient statues in Egypt. After touring the sites, you will be transferred back to your hotel.

You will be picked up from your hotel in Luxor in the early morning before sunrise and transferred to the West Bank of Luxor for hot air ballooning. When you arrive, meet your experienced pilot and receive a safety briefing as the crew prepares your brightly colored balloon. Have your camera ready to record the scenery as you sail through the air. As you fly, your pilot describes the sights and identify hidden gems and points of interest. You will enjoy an amazing hot air balloon ride that will show you beautiful views of Luxor from above. Drifting peacefully over the West Bank, you will be able to see most of the ancient monuments of Thebes. You will experience a unique and unforgettable balloon adventure and the joy of flying in a hot air balloon. Relish the memories of your trip on your return transfer back to your hotel.

After breakfast, you will be picked up for a full guided trip of about four hours to Karnak in the East Bank of Luxor. Karnak is a complex of temples built in different reigns, starting with the Avenue of Sphinxes, the Hypostyle, the Obelisks of Queen Hatshepsut Temple of Amon adorned with lotus and papyrus designs and the Granite Scarbeus of Amenophis III. Karnak beats every other pharaonic monument as it is simply one of the most beautiful ancient monuments in Egypt. After Karnak, you will be brought to Luxor Temple, which is dedicated to the Theben Triad of Amun-Ra, Mut and Khonsu. There you will see the granite statues of Ramses the Great. These ancient temples are a must-see for Luxor travelers. At every site you will get information from your Egyptologist tour guide and you will get free time to explore the ancient monuments by yourself. After touring the sites, you will be transferred back to your hotel.

Your adventure awaits!

Luxor Travels

Luxor Travels is one of the first tour operators in Luxor, established in 2005 by licensed Egyptologist tour guide Ragab El Motgalye. Luxor Travels employs a reliable team to ensure great value for your money and the best possible experience while visiting Egypt's places of interest. Many years of experience, a vast knowledge of and an outstanding passion for ancient history make Luxor Travels an excellent choice for all kinds of tours all over Egypt. Tours can be private or for a group, for single travelers or families of all ages. Consider Nile cruises to Aswan, tours inside of Luxor (West Bank and East Bank), and around Luxor (Dendera, Abydos, Edfu, Aswan and Abu Simbel), recreational trips (felucca boat, hot-air balloon, camel, horse or donkey rides), desert safari's (Western Desert), diving and snorkeling excursions in the Red Sea, ground transfers (major airports, other cities), trips to Cairo and Alexandria and many more. Any tour can be customized to your preferences and needs.

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