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Camel rides on the West Bank

  • Luxor, Upper Egypt, Egypt

Last updated: 10 March, 2024

The West Bank at Luxor consists of the large, fertile Nile plain, backed by the Theban hills, home to the famous royal tombs and temples.

One novel and particularly enjoyable way to see it all is on horse or camel, riding through lush fields and bustling villages, past stunning ancient monuments towards the desert.

Tours offer horse, camel and donkey-back excursions from 1 hour to half day, depending on how far into the desert you want to go.

Logistics

Price from: £10
Minimum age: 0
Age suitable: 13+
When: All year around
Duration: 1 hour - 1+ days

Getting there & doing it

Luxor Stables can arrange trips of an hour or several days, for an individual or a group, by prior arrangement. Call ahead to arrange a camel or horse.

Collection from your hotel is usually available on request, otherwise, from the East Bank, take the public ferry opposite the Luxor Temple.

When to do it

Trips are available every day, all year round, and can depart at any time from dawn to dusk by arrangement.

Morning is the best time to sightsee; sunset is great for a ride, with the light soft, temperatures lower, and villagers are bringing in their animals. Avoid the midday heat.

Who to go with: organised tours

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  • Luxor

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