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"Balloon Flight over Luxor" Balloon Ride Tip by sue_stone

Balloon Ride, Luxor: 5 reviews and 17 photos

  view from the balloon
by sue_stone

The highlight of my visit to Luxor was a hot-air balloon flight. Going in a balloon was one of those things that I had always dreamt of doing - and what a place to do it!!

We departed our cruise boat at around 7am, collected in a small bus, and driven further down the river. We then jumped on a small boat, to cross to the other side of the Nile. On the boat we were given tea and cake. We then went on another small bus to wait for our balloon.....there was a delay as the captain was sick.... So back onto another small bus, and a drive through a sugar cane field to finally we arrived at our balloon.

It was huge - "the biggest balloon in Luxor" and fit 19 passengers. We all had to climb up into the basket and stand up all squashed in together but very happy and excited.

The take off was so smooth - we really were floating!! It was as amazing as I had hoped. We floated over farming land, temples and desert. It was such an incredible experience.

After an amazing hour or so, we landed in the desert - how cool is that!


Review Helpfulness: 4.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Written Feb 7, 2005
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