Luxor: Hot Air Balloon Ride over the Valley of the Kings

4.9 / 5

94 reviews

Activity provider: Hodhodsolimanballoons

Luxor: Hot Air Balloon Ride over the Valley of the Kings

Activity provider: Hodhodsolimanballoons
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Drift peacefully through the sky above the Valley of the Kings on a hot air balloon ride. Watch Luxor from on high and take in panoramic views of the world’s most important archaeological site.

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Duration 3 hours
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Pickup included
Pickup at your hotel in Luxor


  • Glide over the Valley of the Kings on a gentle balloon ride
  • Take in views of monuments, crops, and locals
  • Enjoy a hot coffee or tea before your flight
Full description

Enjoy a 50-minute hot air balloon over the Valley of the Kings, the world’s most important archaeological site, lit up by the changing colors of the sunrise. Watch as the balloon begins to stand up and board with the assistance of the ground crew. 

After a gentle takeoff, you’ll become one with the wind and lose the sensation of motion. Get lost in the tranquility of ballooning, disturbed only by the noise of the burners.

Take in breathtaking views of Luxor and all its ancient temples and tombs. See the lives of farmers and other locals as you glide over fields where people irrigate their land, gather crops, and care for their animals. 

To ensure all passengers have an equal opportunity to see and snap some amazing photos, the pilot will be sure to rotate the balloon during the flight. Finally, your guide will teach you the proper landing position and land expertly in an empty field or desert.

  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Gratuities
Not suitable for
  • Children under 6 years
  • Pregnant women

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Important information

What to bring

  • Passport or ID card

Know before you go

  •  The flight is contingent on the day's weather conditions
  •  The pilot will always have the safety of all passengers as his top priority
  •  Your pilot is under the control of the Luxor Airport and must follow their directions
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.9 /5

based on 94 reviews

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The activity was excellently conducted from contacting us ahead of time and giving us the idea that how everything will be conducted. The pickup was prompt, we were taken to the west bank hot air balloon location from our hotel first via Van then boat and another Van. There were coffee and tea offered on the boat. Once on the site we were told where to wait and what to expect with safety instructions and our flight time .and then we finally took our first flight Wich was a great experience to fly over fields while overlooking magnificent heritage on the banks of river Nile with a bird's eye view..our captain kept of feeding us with all the information about the structure around us and in general bout the balloon. Special thanks to Ramadan who was managing this whole operation was conducting it very professionally. The last one was a surprise to me that the tip request was completely optional and anonymous and was not at all forced, a welcome change as per Egypt standards.

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March 28, 2023

Ok…so they views are clearly incredible. However, they majorly overpack the balloon with people to the point that everyone is touching and it is very hard to move/turn around. You may have an obstructed view, and have strangers touching you for an hr or so. Just expect that if you go. But it was pretty awesome. Hey….its Egypt!

March 28, 2023

Absolutely fantastic! The tour is very well organised, the guide will pick you up on time, you will take a boat to move from east to west side, overall hassle-free trip with unforgettable view from the sky. Also Yousef and Abdullah, really nice guides!

March 28, 2023

Product ID: 322538