Air Balloons Ride in Luxor

Air Balloons Ride in Luxor

Table of contents

  1.  Balloon Ride in Luxor 
  2. The timings of the air balloon rides in Luxor 
  3. Balloon ride companies and prices

One of the most enjoyable experiences that you may do in Luxor is the air balloon ride. You should not miss the opportunity of trying the balloon ride when visiting Luxor, as Luxor is distinguished as the only city that has a distinct weather in which the balloon can be used continuously throughout the year, as it needs a moderate weather without high winds.

 Balloon Ride in Luxor 

  • For more than thirty years, there have been balloon rides in Luxor, as Egypt is one of the most important countries that perform balloon rides, it has existed since 1988, the balloon of the air balloon is made of a special type of fabric and strong enough to withstand high temperatures, as the idea of the balloon is based on heating the air inside it, so its density decreases. The takeoff process takes place and the commander controls the air temperature to control the descent and ascent. There is a balloon that works by helium gas, but the most common one is the balloon that works by heating the air.
  • The balloon rides begins in the early morning before sunset, you must go to the location of the balloon at five AM, the journey begins with more than one balloon taking off together, the tourist guide of the ride describes the tourist places that you see during the ride, including the Valley of the Kings, the Valley of the Queens, in which Queen Hatshepsut was buried, Karnak Temple, Luxor Temple, and the Nile River. The balloon rises more than 600 meters above the surface of the earth, and reaches a height of up to 1500 meters, its speed varies, reaching fifty kilometers per hour, you can enjoy watching Luxor from above and taking distinctive videos and photos, the landing is in the same place as the take-off.

Article on Queen Hatshepsut (Press here)

Article on Karnak Temple (Press here)

The timings of the air balloon rides in Luxor 

Balloon rides are organized in Luxor on three times:

  • The most important of which is at sunrise and starts from five AM until about ten AM.
  • Sunset rides, starting from five PM until eight PM.
  • Rides during the day are from one PM until five PM.

The duration of the ride is usually about half an hour, the capacity of each balloon varies according to its size, but in most cases it does not exceed thirty people. It is also possible to book a private balloon ride for two persons, but at a higher cost. You can take advantage of the offers offered by various tourism companies and choose the best price.

Balloon ride companies and prices

The price of a balloon ride ranges up to $75, depending on the place and time you book.

There are many companies that have great competition, but some of the most important of which are:

  • Sindbad Balloons: one of the most important features that distinguishes it is providing rides throughout the year at the best prices, it can be contacted through: 0952270437, their location: Abd El-Hameed El-Omda, St, Luxor.
  • HODHOD SOLIMAN HOT Air Balloon Rides: you need to book at least one day in advance of the ride, its location: Omar ali street, you can contact it through 01221158593 – 0122222811.
  • Dream Balloons: is one of the most famous companies there, you can contact it through: 01004049602-0952283637.
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