Luxor: Hot Air Balloon Ride

4.7 / 5

49 reviews

Activity provider: Sindbad Balloons Co.

Luxor: Hot Air Balloon Ride

Activity provider: Sindbad Balloons Co.

From € 70 per person

Get your cameras ready for a stunning balloon ride over the historic town of Luxor. Catch the rays of the early morning sun illuminating the city and its surrounding mountains. Gaze upon the River Nile and the Statue of Thebes from a new perspective.

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Duration 3 hours
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Live tour guide
English, Arabic, French, German
Pickup included
We start your balloon experience by picking you up from your hotels within the urban areas of Luxor, flights taking off around sunrise. The exciting and charming aspect of ballooning is that you always know where you take off, but you never know where we will land. The direction and speed depends on the wind; the pilot can fly higher and lower by means of the burners. Upon landing, Pilot will distribute a memorable certificate.


  • View the city of Luxor from a unique angle - high above the city
  • Get bird's-eye views of sights such as the River Nile and the Statue of Thebes
  • Leave just before sunrise, and get the chance to see the sun illuminating the city and its surrounding mountains
Full description
Your stay in Luxor would not quite be the same without a bird’s eye view of the city from a hot air balloons. After convenient, pre-dawn pickup from your Luxor hotel or cruise ship, cross the River Nile to the West Bank – where your hot air balloon awaits. After a safety briefing and introduction to your ground crew and pilot, you will climb into the balloon's basket and get ready for lift off.  Then it’s time for takeoff. Away from the daytime crowds, you will drift peacefully over the west Bank of Luxor and sights such as the monuments of Thebes. As the early morning sun rises over the East Bank, the city and the surrounding mountains will be illuminated in stunning golden hues. Your expert guide will also regale you with insights on history as you take in landmarks such as Queen Hatshepsut's Temple and Karnak, among other important structures. After landing, you will be transported back to your hotel, enriched with the beauty of Egypt from the most enchanting perspective.
  • Pickup and drop-off from your hotel or cruise ship
  • Tea & Coffee
  • 45-minute flight over Luxor City
  • Flight certificate
  • Insurance
    Not suitable for
    • Pregnant women
    • People with heart problems
    • Wheelchair users

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    Important information

    What to bring

    • Comfortable shoes
    • Sunglasses
    • Sunscreen

    Not allowed

    • Luggage or large bags
    Customer reviews

    Overall rating

    4.7 /5

    based on 49 reviews

    Review summary

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    We had an amazing experience.. from hotel pick up to the baloon site was so smooth and right on time .. Gabriel is just an amazing guard .. very transparent and gave all the informations we needed for the adventure … A worthwhile adventure and will definitely highly recommended’.. Kudo’s to Gabriel he did his job with so much passion ..

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    March 27, 2023

    Great experience! Transfer was on time, we got to the boat that transferred us to the west side and from there with a bus again again until balloon field. Take off point is near to Hatshepsut temple. Amazing sunrise and very friendly pilot. Totally can recommend it!

    March 27, 2023

    The most amazing experience with Sindbad Balloons! Absolutely breathtaking views, our pilot Ahmed was brilliant. Our host Gabriel was very informative and made us really relaxed. We were nervous before; but there was no need to be, we felt completely safe and everyone put us at ease. Would highly highly recommend Sindbad balloons!

    March 27, 2023

    Product ID: 251197