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Egypt Hot Air Balloon is an amazing way to see world’s largest open air museum. Early pickup from your hotel will take you to the ballon over Luxor in the morning, a light breakfast and tea will be included.
After early morning pickup from your central Luxor hotel or cruise ship, travel by air-conditioned vehicle to the launch site on the west bank of the Nile River. On arrival, enjoy a light pre-flight snack and refreshments, and meet your expert pilot and ground crew.
Next, listen to a comprehensive safety briefing and step inside the balloon’s sturdy basket with your pilot and several other passengers. Then, feel your adrenaline surge as the brightly colored balloon rises into the still-dark sky for your approximate 30 to 45-minute flight. Soak up the jaw-dropping, aerial views just as the sun peeps over the east bank of the Nile River.
Watch as the light illuminates the surrounding mountains and buildings of Luxor, and be sure to capture the unforgettable scenes on camera. Look to the east to see the pillars of Karnak Temple greet the morning sun, and then turn west to admire Queen Hatshepsut’s Temple cast in the glow of dawn. View the Colossi of Memnon rising from the nearby fields, and in the distance, take in the Valley of the Queens, nestled in the craggy mountains.
Then, if the wind conditions are right, float over the Ramesseum, the impressive funerary temple of Pharaoh Ramses II, and gaze down at its pylons, statues and courtyards.
As you fly, a ground support van and crew will follow your balloon, and will be there when you land. After a safe touchdown, step back onto land and receive your personal flight certificate and souvenir.
Finally, drive back to Luxor where your experience ends with a drop-off at your hotel or ship in time for breakfast and your morning tour departures.
The Balloon is scheduled to take off between 3.00 till 4.00 am in summer and between 4.00 till 5.00 am in winter. the ride takes 45 minutes
Departure time may vary depending on sun rise time
The hotel pick-up takes place 45 minutes before take-off scheduled time
Your tour manager will tell you the exact Pick up time a day prior
You can cancel up to 24 Hours in advance of the experience for a full refund. For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 Hours before the experience’s start time. If you cancel less than 24 Hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded. Any changes made less than One Week before the experience’s start time will not be accepted. Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time. This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.