Luxor: Hot Air Balloon Ride over the Valley of the Kings
- Pickup available
- Skip the ticket line
- Duration: 3 hours
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Our guide Ahmed Abass was wonderful. His knowledge of the ancient Egyptians is exceptional. He was friendly and accommodating, slowing the pace of the tour to suit our needs. He was full of helpful hints and cannot be recommended enough. The cruise was good. Apart from a few minor niggles like a poor aircon and the odd smell of diesel when the boat is still it is a good experience. It does need more sail time as your are sat in Aswan and Luxor for a full day and a half each. The food was good, combining Egyptian and western well. The transport to the sights are all in modern cars.
Everything was very good. We had a particular experience though when we landed, we did it on a sugarcane field (which seems to be normal on the area), but the farmer got really mad when the people from the balloon company told him they would not pay him for having landed in his field; so the man got really angry and did not want to let the minivan leave the place to take us back. The people from the balloon had to get tough on him, very sad to see this is quite a common situation in Egypt, everyone wants extra money from the tourists
The experience is just great! First my guide picked me up and provided me with all information I needed and furthermore asked me a few times if everything I’m okay, fluent in English, a great person. The attraction itself was marvellous. It was not too windy and we’ve been the 10th balloon who started ( still within 5 minutes from the Go from the Tower) and I’d say do that too. The landscape with already having hot air balloons in the sky is so worth it. Its like in Cappadocia(Turkey) you will like it. Thank you again my friend:).
Omar and Ramadan were excellent guides and pilots. We spent the most time in the air when compared to all the other balloons on this day. Landing further away from the airfield gave an amazing experience flying over monuments and houses with villagers looking up and waving as they ate their breakfast. When we landed next to a school the children came running out to watch. The balloon was safe and well maintained. Thank you Omar and Ramadan for giving an experience to our family that will last a lifetime.
The trip was completely seamless and well organized. They used Sinbad Balloons for this trip. It was an amazing experience and I highly recommend anyone visiting Luxor to do this excursion!!!