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Hot-air balloon flights over Luxor

  • Luxor, Upper Egypt, Egypt

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Last updated: 14 April, 2024

Drifting silently over the ancient monuments of the West Bank, as the sun rises over the Nile, is one of those ‘never forget’ moments. It’s a serene way to appreciate the layout of ancient Luxor, from the temples in the east to valley tombs in the west.

Peer into roofless village houses, unchanged for thousands of years, see the fertile floodplains of the Nile give way to the desert beyond, and marvel at the enormous scale of Karnak temple.


Price from: £30
Minimum age: 0
Age suitable: 13+
When: All year around
Duration: 3 hours

Getting there & doing it

Balloon operators will arrange transfers to/from your hotel and breakfast. Flights last about 40 minutes.

Wear good flat shoes, trousers and long sleeves, as there can be a chill in the air early in the morning. Also take a hat – the burner can be hot. And check before you leave home that your travel insurance policy covers ballooning. Some don’t.

There’s no minimum age, but children need to be at least 1.2m high to see over the basket (generally about 5 years and up). Some operators give 50% discount to children aged 6-12. All children must be accompanied by an adult.

When to do it

Balloon trips run all year round, departing daily before dawn (subject to favourable wind conditions).

Who to go with: organised tours


Our selection of the best Viator tours of this attraction or activity

  • Luxor

Safety is our #1 priority for passengers and crewmembers, with over 30 years in business and zero accidents under our belt! We are also ranked the Best Hot Air Balloon Ride in Luxor for over 10 years, with a 5-star rating from Hod-Hod Soliman Hot Air Balloons is one of the most experienced and professional balloon companies in the world. This combination has contributed to our enviable safety record and has made us the operator of choice for many internationally respected tour operators.

Price $85

Min age 6

Rating 4.95 / 5 [3040 ratings]

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  • Luxor

Known as Egypt's open air museum, Luxor offers visitors the chance to experience the ancient world at its temples, monuments, and tombs. But few visitors get to see these historic sights from the sky. On this unparalleled hot air balloon adventure, see Luxor from high above the desert, and snap stunning photos in the morning light as you soar through the sky.

Price $60

Min age 6

Rating 4.89 / 5 [939 ratings]

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