Guided tour

Luxor: Sunrise Hot Air Balloon Ride

4.9 / 5

41 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
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Covid-19 precautions
Special health and safety measures apply. Learn more
Mobile ticketing
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Duration 3 hours
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Live tour guide
Arabic, English, French
Pickup included
Your hotel lobby in Luxor
Wheelchair accessible


The experience
  • 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.
  • 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

4.9 /5

based on 41 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
  • Transportation
  • Value for money
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I highly recommend this trip with Hod hod SOLIMAN - sage, super service, organised! Book the trip at the beginning of your stay, so if weather is bad you can repeat - anyway they make it happen for you or refund without any problem! Number 1 for a reason: very professional instructions and accompaniment- super service! Omar, Bake and Ramadan were the team - excellent job! I loved it! Shukran, Laura ❤️

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18 September 2021

An unforgettable experience to see Luxor from the heights. The Hob Hob Balloons company met all our expectations, they picked us up on time and we could see the sun rise, just as we expected. Thanks to Ragab and especially to Captain Ali, who took us to the other side of the river and we could see the Luxor Temple from a bird's eye view, as well as the whole city, just amazing.

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23 August 2021

They came to pick us up on time and the whole team was very kind to us. Tea and coffee were offered to us on the boat. The balloon experience was wonderful, Ramadan and Walid treated us great and we were able to fly with the pilot Ali, who made the experience something unique. We loved it, we were able to fly over the temples and see the sunrise, we took a very nice memory. The only thing we did not like was that they did a dance with us and although it was fun, we consider it unnecessary due to the current situation due to the physical contact. Otherwise, everything more than perfect. Thank you!

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17 July 2021

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