Originally a fishing village, Hurghada has long since morphed into today’s dense band of resorts and hotels that marches along the coastline for more than 20km. It is a great destination for combining a diving holiday with the Nile Valley sites. Further offshore there is still superb diving aplenty; local NGOs are helping the town clean up its act, and the southern resort area and Sigala's sparklingly modern marina have brought back some of Hurghada's sheen.
Hot Air Balloon, Valley of the Kings, Hatshepsut Temple, Memnon Colossi
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See the sun rise over Egypt most famous ancient monuments on this exhilarating hot air balloon ride. Then enjoy visiting Valley of the Kings, the mortuary temple of Queen Hatshepsut and colossi of Memnon.
After a very early start, you will be taken in an air-conditioned vehicle to the balloon launching site on the west bank of the river Nile. On arrival enjoy a light pre-flight snacks and refreshment and meet your expert pilot and ground crew, you will listen to comprehensive safety briefing then step inside the balloon basket with your pilot and other passengers, enjoy an unforgettable ride over the temples of Luxor in time with the rising sun. The lights illuminate the surrounding mountains and buildings. During the 45-minute flight, get your camera ready and look to the east bank to see the pillars of Karnak temples greet the morning sun, then turn west to see the temple of queen Hatshepsut perhaps the most impressive of all for its massive size and seeming unity with the surrounding landscape, Also view the colossi of Memnon rising from the nearby fields.
When the flight is over, you will receive a flight certificate as a gift.
Valley of the Kings
Being there already on the west bank of the river , you will get the chance to visit the sights you have seen from the Balloon trip but now from the land , start by visiting, the magnificence of the grandeur of architecture which was used for burial, there are many kings buried in this valley. You will visit 3 tombs.
Temple of Queen Hatshepsut
Move on to enjoy temple of Queen Hatshepsut , daughter of Thutmosis I, and the only women who ruled over Egypt for an extended period of time about 20 years during the 18th Dynasty (approximately from 1490 to 1469 B.C).This temple is one of the architect Sennenmut’s creations, the Hatshepsut Temple is unique, partly carved from rock, and partly made up of terraces.
The Colossi of Memnon
Ending your day by visiting the mortuary temple of Amenhotep III and marvel at the gates Colossi of Memnon.
Departure & Return
We will pick you up and drop you off anywhere within Luxor - hotels and Nile cruises. You can choose the exact location during the booking process. If it’s your hotel, your guide will be waiting for you at the hotel-lobby 10 minutes before departure, same goes to the cruise ships.
Included in this Trip
Entry or admission fee
Goods & services tax
Excluded from this Trip
Tip or gratuity