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Luxor: West and East Banks Private Tour and Hot Air Balloon

4.4 / 5

25 reviews

Activity provider: Nice Tours
Water activity

Luxor: West and East Banks Private Tour and Hot Air Balloon

Activity provider: Nice Tours

From US$ 110 per person

Embark on a full-day tour in Luxor, explore the city’s magnificent temples by visiting the west and east bank of Luxor, and experience a sunrise hot air balloon ride over the historical sites.

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Duration 11 hours
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Arabic, English, French, Italian, German, Spanish
Pickup included
Please be ready and wait outside the lobby of your hotel 10 minutes before the scheduled pickup time.


  • Explore the Luxor's ancient temples by exploring the west and east banks
  • Get a bird's eye view of the sites at sunrise in a hot air balloon ride
  • Cruise along the Nile River in a traditional felucca sailing boat
  • See the terraces of the Mortuary Temple rise into the cliffs of Deir el-Bahari
  • Admire the Karnak Temple, one the greatest example of worship in history
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Explore the magnificent temples of Luxor on a full-day tour visiting the west and east bank of Luxor. Take to the sky in a hot air balloon ride over the historical sites at sunrise, savor lunch at a local restaurant, and sail on the Nile River in a traditional felucca sailing boat. 

Begin your trip with a pick-up from your hotel. Experience an unforgettable 45-80 minute hot air balloon flight at a height of over 1500 feet in the sky. Marvel at the historical sites from the sky.

After landing, head to the west bank of Luxor to visit The Valley of the Kings, also known as the Valley of the Gates of the Kings. 

Then, head to the Mortuary Temple of Queen Hatshepsut. Located opposite the city of Luxor, it is considered to be a masterpiece of ancient architecture. Marvel at 3 massive terraces that rise above the desert floor and into the cliffs of Deir el-Bahari

Then, move to the colossi of Memnon where you'll see the mortuary temple of Amenhotep III at the Colossi of Memnon, then stop for lunch at a local restaurant.

Sail on the Nile River in a traditional felucca sailing boat to discover the beauty of Luxor. Relax with a drink as you soak up the scenery.

Go to Karnak Temple, the greatest example of worship in history, it was dedicated to god Amun, his wife Mut, and their son Khonsu to represent the Theban triad. Listen and be amazed at the explanation of this ancient history

Move to the Luxor temple that was built by Amenhotep III in the 18th Dynasty in the modern kingdom and the temple was completed by Ramses II. Finally, You.ll be transferred back to your hotel. 

  • Egyptologist Guide
  • Driver
  • Sunrise hot air balloon ride
  • Felucca ride
  • Lunch
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • All taxes and service charges
  • Entrance fees to the temples
Not suitable for
  • Pregnant women
  • People with mobility impairments
  • Wheelchair users

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What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes
  • Camera
  • Snacks
  • Comfortable clothes
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.4 /5

based on 25 reviews

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We had an amazing experience! Our guide Arwa is an amazing story teller and gave us so much informations about ancient Egypt and the different places we visited. He really knew a lot. He was everything we wished for. Unfortunately, the hot air balloon was cancelled because of the weather, but we loved the time in the valley of the Kings, the boat ride across the Nile and the Karnak temple! I 100% recommend this activity.

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March 28, 2023

This was an amazing tour from start to finish. The early morning pickup was easy and seamless, with the communication with Arwa. The hot air balloon offered stunning views and an incredible sunrise. The tour guide Salma was one of the best we ever had. She was informative, super fun and gave all the best recommendations when touring the tombs. Koko was our driver and he knew all the ins and outs and was always waiting for us to head to the next site. This experience over all was 10/10. I would recommend this to family and friends! Thank you

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March 28, 2023

Esta actividad es realmente completa y es una genial opción si tienes solo un día en Luxor y quieres visitar los lugares más importantes. El paseo en globo es una experiencia única. De las visitas a los templos solo añadiría un poco más de tiempo con explicaciones del guía en el templo de Karnak ya que es el más grande de Egipto y media hora es muy justo para visitarlo. Quizás eliminaría una de las visitas para tener más tiempo en el resto de lugares.

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March 28, 2023

Product ID: 429747