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Luxor: Sunrise Hot Air Balloon Ride

4.8 / 5

63 reviews

Luxor: Sunrise Hot Air Balloon Ride

Activity provider: Hodhodsolimanballoons
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From US$ 130 US$ 91 per person

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
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Duration 3 hours
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Skip the ticket line
Live tour guide
Arabic, English, French
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

You 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
  • You must keep social distance while in vehicles
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • You must fill out a travel information form
  • You will receive a mandatory temperature check

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What to bring

  • Passport or ID card
  • Comfortable shoes
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.8 /5

based on 63 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    4.7/5
  • Transportation
    4.7/5
  • Value for money
    4.7/5
  • Safety
    5/5

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This was such a great experience. Very organized, the host contacted me weeks in advance to confirm pick-up location, and one day before to confirm pick-up time. The team was very nice and the experience was amazing. We get a boat to cross to the other side of the river, where they served us tea and coffee and gave us clear instructions for landing. We get to see the team preparing all of the balloons, which is also very cool. It was overall a very nice time. I definitely recommend it!

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February 3, 2022

What a great experience - an early morning hot air balloon flight over the Valley of the Kings. Hod Hod Solimon company and our guide Ahmed were courteous professional and ensured we got the most out of our experience, from pick up at the hotel to the end of our tour. We had the best pilot in the air as he steered us carefully using the breezes at the different levels to take us close to the sights and even managed to turn the basket so that everyone was able to see each attraction. We spent a long time in the air being guided over the valley, watching the sunrise and eventually landing relatively gently.

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December 9, 2021

What a great morning. I have always wanted to do a hot air balloon ride and wow was this a beautiful location to do it! Our pilot took us over the Valley of the Kings and various temples, whilst the sun rose beautifully in the sky. A special mention must go to the lovely Ramadan, who looked after us from the start to the end of the trip. It was an early start BUT SO WORTH IT!

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October 29, 2021

Product ID: 265512