Luxor: Sunrise Hot Air Balloon Ride

4.9 / 5

16 Reviews

Luxor: Sunrise Hot Air Balloon Ride

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Embark on a very special trip into the air with the #1-rated hot air balloon company in Luxor. Spend your sunrise on a 55-minute ride above beautiful Luxor, following hotel pickup and a boat transfer across the Nile.

About this activity

Free cancellation
Cancel up to 24 hours in advance to receive a full refund
COVID-19 precautions
Special health and safety measures apply. Learn more
Mobile ticketing
Use your phone or print your voucher
Duration 3 hours
Starting time 4:30 AM
Skip the ticket line
Instant confirmation
Live tour guide
Arabic, English, French
Booklets
English
Pickup included
Your hotel lobby in Luxor
Wheelchair accessible

Experience

Highlights
  • Watch the sunrise while gliding over the sites of ancient tombs and temples, including Ramesseun and Valley of the Kings and Queen
  • Set off on a once-in-a lifetime experience
  • Hop aboard a gold-award-winning hot air balloon
  • Feel at ease with a professional pilot and hotel pickup and drop-off
Full description
Begin this once-in-a-lifetime experience with an early-morning pickup from your hotel in Luxor at around 4:00 AM. Transfer by boat across the Nile River to West Bank, where you will be greeted by members of the staff with coffee, tea, and snacks. On the boat, the pilot of your balloon will brief you on safety measures and answer any questions you may have. Once the pilot goes over the pre-flight checklist, he'll also brief the ground crew. After getting the balloon set up — while always paying close attention to safety details — he will begin the hot inflation process.  Watch as the balloon begins to stand up and then begin to board with the assistance of the ground crew. The take-off is so gentle that most guests don't even realize they've left the ground. As you become one with the wind, you'll lose the sensation of motion and your perception of heights, finally feeling the tranquility of ballooning, disturbed only by the noise of balloon burners. The flight lasts up to 1 hour from take-off to landing and is also contingent on the day's weather conditions. The pilot always has the interest of the passengers and himself in mind, with safety as a #1 priority. Take in breathtaking views of Luxor and all its ancient temples and tombs. See the lives of farmers and other locals as your 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. Please keep in mind, your pilot is under the control of the Luxor Airport and must follow their directions. Before landing, you will be reminded of the proper landing position and then the pilot will look for a spot to land, usually in an empty field or desert area.
Includes
  • 45-minute ride in a hot air balloon in the sky of Luxor
  • Bottled water
  • Motorboat to transfer to the West Bank
  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • Coffee and/or tea
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Snacks
  • Flight certification
  • Any extras not mentioned in the itinerary
  • Gratuities
Not suitable for
  • Children under 6 years
  • Pregnant women
COVID-19 precautions

Customers must book this activity online because the ticket office is closed

Safety measures in place
  • All required protective equipment is provided
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • Customers must keep distance in vehicles
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • Customers must fill out a travel information form
  • Customers will get a mandatory temperature check

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What to bring

  • Passport or ID card
  • Comfortable shoes
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.9 / 5

based on 16 reviews

Review summary

  • Service
    5.0 / 5
  • Organization
    5 / 5
  • Value for money
    4.8 / 5
  • Safety
    5 / 5
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What an awesome experience!

We had a great experience with Hodhodsoliman Balloons. They were professional, friendly and fun; and they were at our hotel exactly at the stated time (4:30am, ugh, but so worth it). Many balloons take off together, which is quite an amazing sight. Be sure you book the sunrise tour, rather than the cheaper balloons later in the morning - seeing the sun rise over the Nile from 500 feet in the air is an experience you’ll never forget. Highly recommended!

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October 6, 2019

Absolutely magical - a must do!

I highly recommend taking a hot air balloon ride over the Valley of the Kings and highly recommend booking with Hodhod Solomon who are considered the best in the business for their professionalism, safety record and decades of experience. As a safety-obsessed American, I was extremely comfortable with the Captain who flew our balloon, Omar Ezz, and the entire crew. Before we boarded the basket, our Captain provided a brief orientation including announcing his years of experience having safely logged over 5,000 rides, a description of the balloon which is manufactured in England and how to prepare for a safe landing. Then, it was up, up and away for a breath-taking view of this ancient site as the sun rose - it was both beautiful and awe-inspiring! For more than 50 minutes we glided over the magnificent Valley of the Kings, Hatshepsut’s Temple, Colossi of Memnon and Tomb of the Nobles. It was wondrous adventure!

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October 3, 2019

Excellent

This was one of the highlights of my trip to Egypt. The view of the Valley of the Kings and Queens was fantastic. The flight and landing were smooth. The staff were very professional, friendly, and, most importantly, put our safety first. A big thank you to Omar and Bakr for this unforgettable experience.

September 19, 2019

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