Hot Air Balloon Luxor

One of the most highly recommended things to do in Luxor is the Hot air Balloon adventure. Take a look at the magnificent scenery of the most amazing attractions of Luxor while ‎flying inside one of the Hot air balloons over Luxor in the early morning, Luxor hot air balloon is one of the best things to do in Luxor.

Family friendly Balloon ride in Luxor

$60 /$ 100 Children/Adults

Departs Daily; 7 Days a Week: 5 am

1 Hour flying

sight seeing 52

Luxor Balloon Schedule

Departs daily, At 05:00 am At the early morning before the sunrise, you will be picked up from your hotel for a Hot air Balloon ride, you will go to cross the Nile river ‎towards the west bank by a motor-boat where your Balloon awaits and get your ‎cameras ready and enjoy the unique opportunity to view the magnificent panorama of ‎Luxor town from a unique angle. Enjoy the scenery of the sunrise from about 100 feet, ‎watch the great sites like “The Mortuary Temple of Queen Hatshepsut, Valley of the ‎Kings, and Colossi of Memnun” and the villages of Luxor for a tour about 60 minutes ‎on the air.‎ Scheduled Pickups Available upon Request.

INQUIRE NOW

8 + 11 =

Enjoy the unique opportunity to view the magnificent panorama of ‎Luxor with this early morning Balloon ride over Luxor

Duration: 1 hour flying
Travel Type: Family Friendly
Budget: $ 100
Departure & Return Location:
From hotel and back to hotel
Departure Time: Daily at 5am

Luxor Hot Air Balloon adventure

On The Morning Of The Flight Our Staff Will Transfer You From Your Hotel Or Cruise Boat In Luxor At The Time That Was Previously Arranged By Air Conditioned And Comfortable Bus Or Mini Bus To Our Waiting Motor Launch.

Tea And Coffee Is Served While Crossing The Nile River On The Way To The West Bank Of Luxor Where The Official Hot Air Ballooning Airport Is To Be Found.

Balloon adventure itinerary

Luxor hot air balloon safety

The Pilot Will Give A Hot Air Balloon Safety Briefing To The Passengers On The Boat Or After Arriving At The Luxor Hot Air Balloon Launch Site And Will Be Glad To Answer Any Questions At This Time.

An Air Conditioned Mini Bus Or Bus Will Be Waiting For The Journey To The Ballooning Over Luxor

Airport, Which Is Only About Five Minutes Away From The Nile River And Close To Hatshepsut’s Temple Of Luxor.

While The Passengers Are Making Their Way Closer To Their Balloon The Pilot Will Report To The Ballooning Launch Site Controller Who Is A Member Of The Egyptian Civil Aviation Staff.

The Hot Air Balloon Controller Will Make Sure That All The Required Documents Are In Order And Give A Weather Report To The Pilot.

Luxor balloon Scedule

Departs Daily at 5 am

At 05:00 am At the early morning before the sunrise, you will be picked up from your hotel for a Hot air Balloon ride, you will go to cross the Nile River ‎towards the west bank by a motor-boat where your Balloon awaits and get your ‎cameras ready and enjoy the unique opportunity to view the magnificent panorama of ‎Luxor town from a unique angle. Enjoy the scenery of the sunrise from about 100 feet, ‎watch the great sites like “The Mortuary Temple of Queen Hatshepsut, Valley of the ‎Kings, and Colossi of Memnon” and the villages of Luxor for a tour of about 60 minutes ‎on the air.‎ Scheduled Pickups Available upon Request.

Luxor Balloon Adventure

If everything is in order then the Pilot will be given permission to fly when the Controller feels it is suitable.

The Pilot has the right not to fly, even though he has been given permission – but may not fly before the time appointed by the Controller. This may cause a delay in take-off beyond the power of the Pilot to avoid but as Luxor International Airport is also a military as well as a civil airport the authorities are not required to share their reasons for denying or delaying the launch of balloons.

The Pilot will give a quick briefing to the ground crew then start the cold inflation using 13hp fans which fill the balloon envelope quite quickly.

When the envelope is as full as possible without using heat all will be ready for the hot inflation using the strong flame from the balloon burner.

The pilot makes another check on the balloon wires, burners, basket, and all the envelope including from inside the envelope then the Pilot starts the hot inflation.

When the balloon is standing upright ready for the flight the passengers who have been standing with our representative near the bus and watching the inflation will be asked to approach the balloon.

Then the passengers walk toward the balloon and get into the basket calmly and gently, without rushing.

The pilot will check again everything before the take-off and check the safety briefing with the passengers again.

At this time the Hot Air Balloon Launch Site Controller Will Check The Paper Work And Give The Pilot Permission For Takeoff.

Luxor Hot air Balloon Take off

The take off is very gentle. Almost all of the passengers do not realize they have left the ground.

As you become one with the wind, you lose the sensation of motion and perception of the heights; you begin to feel the peacefulness and tranquility of ballooning except for the occasional noise of the balloon burners.

During the beginning of the Hot-Air Balloon Ride, there is most use of the burners as the balloon gains height. At this time there may be considerable heat from the burners and passengers should lean in towards the pilot (who does not have a heat shield over him) and then they will be under the heat shield provided for them.

Luxor Hot air Balloon Experience

The flight will be for a nominal one hour. It may be 45 minutes, it may be one and a half hours, this depends on conditions on the day, but the pilot will do his best to ensure that the passengers have an interesting and safe flight.

Flying In a Hot Air Balloon Over Luxor Is An Amazing Experience, Which You’ll Remember Forever. Ballooning Over Luxor Is Both Serene And Delightful, Offering Breathtaking Views And A Feeling Of freedom which is totally unique. Some say they feel like birds soaring without effort in the clean, clear air. There really is nothing else like it.

You’ll see the layout of the temples and tombs and their relationship to each other, which is nearly impossible from the ground without a map.

The farmers start work early in the fields, irrigating the land, gathering crops, and caring for their animals. Sound carries very clearly so that barking dogs and bleating sheep seem amazingly close. There is sometimes even an exchange between the pilot and people on the ground. You will see Real Egypt.

To ensure that all passengers have an equal opportunity to view the unique panorama beneath them the pilot can rotate the balloon during the flight.

During the flight, the pilot is under the control of Luxor Airport and must follow their instructions even if it makes the flight shorter. This rarely happens but must be born in mind.

Luxor Hot air Balloon landing

Before landing the pilot will remind the passengers of the landing position. Then the pilot will look for a spot to land usually an empty field or desert with access for the ground crew and vehicles.

The ground crew following in the vehicles, who have been in contact with the pilot by radio during the flight will be advised exactly where the pilot intends to land. Usually, they are there and ready to help during the landing and to pack up the deflated balloon. Usually, the landing is very gentle so that you don’t feel the balloon touch the ground.

Sometimes it can be a bit bumpy but remain upright. Less common is when the basket tilts over and bumps a bit – so it is very important to follow the Pilot’s instructions for your own safety and comfort.

The pilot will usually wait until the balloon is deflated and being packed by the crew before asking the passengers to get out of the basket, in the interest of safety.

If the venue is suitable, the celebration of landing may lead to dancing or singing by the local people or the crew, photo-calls of local people, or fossil hunting according to the site, while the crew packs the balloon envelope and before souvenir certificates are awarded.

Best Times for Luxor hot air balloon

Best Times for Luxor hot air balloon is at the early morning to be able to watch the sun rise from balloon basket.

Luxor Balloon Price

Luxor hot air Balloon Ride

Notice: These prices are not valid in New YEAR and Christmas times.

No schema found.

Children Policy

• 6 – 11.99 pay 60% of tour price
• 12+ pay full tour price as per adult person

Frequently asked questions about visiting Luxor Egypt

How many days do you need in Luxor?

Luxor requires a minimum of 3 days. There is so much to see and do so you will be on the go the whole time. I’d say the minimum time needed to visit Luxor is two days, but you can easily spend longer as there are so many sites, and it’s worth taking the time to enjoy the atmosphere.

What are the best tours in Luxor?

What do you wear on a Nile Cruise?

There are no “formal nights” or other theme nights on Nile Cruises, so you can just go with resort casual. Slacks are fine, as are dresses. Bare shoulders are acceptable in the cruise dining room, so feel free to wear what you feel good in.

How Much does a Nile River Cruise Cost?

The cost of a standard Nile River cruise between Luxor & Aswan will range from $450 to $750 for 3,4, or 7 nights. The cost of a high Luxury Nile River cruise between Luxor & Aswan will range from $790 to $1299 for 3,4, or 7 nights.

How Much does an Egypt vacation package cost?

Starting from only $950, a package is your passport to inexpensive travel. Custom build your Egypt trip by choosing from our comprehensive range of airfares, hotels, and rental cars.

Hot air balloon luxor – Air adventure

Egypt Day tours, travel packages, Nile river cruises, and Family-friendly tours all tailor-made

Booking Egypt day tours can’t be easier, only choose a city name to search by and all Egypt tours of this city will appear to you in a few easy steps. Bastet Travel offers Egypt tours and Egypt tourist attractions according to the best destinations in Egypt and also the best things to do in Egypt.

bastet goddess

Subscribe To Bastet Newsletter

Join our mailing list to receive our latest hot offers and discounts

You have Successfully Subscribed!

live chat