Oct 09 2007

Hot air balloon ride over Luxor, Egypt

Ballon Luxor
For an unforgettable experience in Luxor, Egypt try a sunrise hot air balloon flight over Luxor’s West Bank. It’s like a history lesson taking place in an open air balloon. After a few minutes, you’ll be 1000 feet (300 metres) in the air watching villages wake up and people taking the animals out to pasture before gently floating over one of the most spectacular views in the world — the Valley of the Kings. You’ll also see ancient Luxor, once called Thebes, in all its glory, plus the world’s longest river, the Nile.

Luxor is where the great Pharaohs ruled the country. Its charm is in the mixture of palace halls, gardens and glimpses of past British colonials and Egyptian monarchs. Perhaps the most stunning scenery unfolds when the hard, arid countryside finally meets the fertile land surrounding the magnificent waterway that is the Nile river.

The hot air balloon flight over Luxor lasts about fifty minutes and while you will have to rise early, the scenery below you is amazing and your sure to have a blissful and unforgettable experience.

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