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Hot Air Balloon Ride over Luxor, Egypt

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  • Duration
    Duration: 2 hours.
  • Availability: Every Day
  • Max People
    Tour: Sharing Group tour
  • Reservations
    Tour Booking: Online
  • Transfer Type
    Pick-up time: Between 05:30 – 06:30 AM.
  • Pickup
    Pick up: Luxor Hotel or Nile Cruise

Hot Air Balloon Ride over Luxor Tour Details

Hot Air Balloon Ride over Luxor, Egypt

Our Min Travel representative will pick you up from your hotel. After that, transfer you to the west bank by motorboat to ride the Balloon Flight over Luxor. The Balloon ride takes around 45 minutes in Sky of Luxor. Finally, at the end of the tour, transfer back to your hotel in Luxor.

Departure & Return Location

  • From your hotel in Luxor or Nile Cruise.

Tour Summary

  • Duration: 2 hours.
  • Run: Every Day.
  • Type: Sharing Group tour.
  • Pick-up time: between 05:30 – and 06:30 AM.
  • Pick up & drop off: From your hotel in Luxor or Nile Cruise.

Price Includes

  • Round trip transfers by private Air Condition Vehicle
  • Pick up services from your hotel in Luxor or Nile Cruise & return
  • 45 minutes ride in Hot Air Balloon, in the sky of Luxor.
  • Motorboat to transfer to the West Bank.
  • All service charges and taxes
  • Flight certificate.

Price Excludes

  • Any item or service not mentioned.
  • Personal expense.
  • Tipping.

Additional Remarks

  • Rates are per Person.
  • All A/M rates are in US Dollars.
  • The Summer offers are valid from 01.05.2017 till 30.09.2017.
  • The Winter offers are valid from 01.10.2017 till 30.04.2018.

Children Policy

  • 00 - 5.99 is free of charge.
  • 06 - 11.99 cost USD 20.- per child.
  • Child up to 12 y pays full charge as adult person.
What to Expect

The first thing you can expect when traveling with Min Travel is a safe journey that arrives in plenty of time. We handpick our representatives and drivers for their demeanor and fantastic knowledge of Brisbane’s highways and byways. If there is a problem on the roads that can be avoided, it will be. You can also expect: But wait…there’s more?

  • Your driver to be friendly and professional, taking good care of you and your belongings.
  • A stress-free transfer, in a comfortable seat with air conditioning if required.
  • To arrive at your destination more relaxed to your Hotel or your Nile Cruise.
  • More money in your pocket than if you had taken a different, more expensive airport transfer option.
  • There’s no better, safer, more comfortable option when Private transferring to and from Airport.
Hot Air Balloon Ride over Luxor Tour Itinerary

Early morning, our representative will meet you at the reception of your hotel in Luxor and transfer you to the west bank by motorboat to ride a Balloon Flight over Luxor. Before the ride, you enjoy Cake and coffee or Tea. The Balloon ride takes around 45 minutes in Sky of Luxor. Finally, at the end of the tour, transfer back to your hotel in Luxor or Nile Cruise.

Hot Air Balloon Ride over Luxor costs $ 120.- Per Person.

Balloon Ride over Luxor information

Where will we fly by Balloon?

We study the prevailing winds at different elevations and select a take-off site that will provide the best flight path possible. The pilot ascends and descends to find air currents that are moving in the desired direction. Balloons can only travel with the wind, but our skilled pilots direct the balloon throughout the flight, and it often appears as if the balloon was steered.

What does it feel like during the flight?

Once aloft, you will not notice turbulence or wind as you become one with the air currents. The basket hangs motionless in the air mass in which it is suspended. In the calm conditions in which we fly, there is nothing that can make the basket sway, and the sense of movement is much more subtle than in an elevator ride.

What should I wear?

Please dress casually – jeans and flat-heeled shoes. Although we usually land close to a road, you may be walking through fields. It is no colder in the balloon than on the ground, yet you may wish to bring a light jacket. Layered clothing is best.

What should I bring?

Bring your camera and lots of film. Our crew will be happy to take pictures of you in the balloon.

Do we fly if it's raining?

Light rain is not a problem when the wind conditions are stable, although we would not schedule a flight when rain was anticipated as it would add considerable weight to the fabric. Often rain can be associated with instability and unpredictable winds which is more disturbing to us as the volume of the balloon is so great. Cloudy conditions often give some of the best conditions for flying although the photographer might be disappointed.

Do passengers sit or stand during the flight?

Passengers normally stand in the basket during flights; however, we can accommodate those passengers who need to be seated.

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FAQ

How to book a tour to Egypt?

To book a tour to Egypt, we suggest that you view our Egypt tour packages, Page on the website, which includes many tours that are being taken by most of the tourists coming to Egypt. If you intend to make any changes or customize your travel itinerary, you can request a quote by filling out our online query form or sending us an email at: info@mintravel.net

How do I book a tour if I have special offer?

To book a special offer, we suggest that you view the “Special Offers” Page on the website, to view itineraries that we commonly offer. If you intend to make any changes or customize your travel itinerary, you can request a quote by sending us an email at: booking@mintravel.net

How many months in advance should be my travel booking?

We recommend that your travel bookings should be made 06- 08 months in advance, especially if you are traveling between October- April (high tourist season) and May – December, the New Year holiday season. We highly recommend booking your tour in advance. However, in the case of late/last-minute bookings, we should be able to accommodate them depending on hotel availability.

Can I buy an Air Ticket through you also?

No, we don’t sell both international and domestic ticketing.

How will I be picked up from the Airport?

You will be picked up by our representative at the arrival hall of the particular International Airport of Egypt. You should not leave the Airport without our representative if you are to be picked up. Our representative will be holding a welcome board with your name on it. If you are part of a group, the name of the group will be mentioned on the welcome board.

Can I book the hotels only with you and not the complete tour?

Yes, Min Travel has special rates with many hotels all over Egypt. We are sure that we will be able to offer you the hotels for your budget in the destination wanted by you. As for hotels are concerned we have hotels of every standard in Egypt. You will find some of the world-class hotels in Egypt. Do inform us what kind of hotels you are looking for. We also make arrangements for big conferences, Meetings, and incentives. You can also book specialized holiday Packages.

Do people understand English and other foreign languages?

English is widely spoken and understood at almost all tourist centers. All our guides are qualified and government-recognized. They assist you during your sightseeing in Egypt. We arrange guides who speak German, French, Spanish, Japanese, Italian, or Chinese. Tour guides will help you not only in your sightseeing but also help you understand Egypt better and give you useful tips for your Journey to Egypt!

How can I come in contact with local people during our travel in Egypt?

Egyptians are hospitable and friendly people. Most of the people you talk to you will find friendly. Always speak to the people you feel like talking to. Avoid people who are too eager to help you or want you to buy you something.

What is advisable to eat and drink in Egypt?

We advise our guests to drink bottled water and bottled drinks. Coffee Tea should be taken hot. If you are traveling without a guide in Egypt you may ask the waiter not to put any chilies in the ordered dish. It is suggested to stick to only cooked foods and to eat fresh fruits after removing their skin.

How much should I give as tipping while travelling in Egypt?

Tipping is a way of life in Egypt and bus drivers and tour guides expect it at restaurants. Having said this, you still retain the right to the tip and it is highly dependent on your satisfaction with the services received.
Here is a rough guide to tipping:
A bus driver for a group day tour: LE 150,-
Guide for a group day tour: LE 200,-
The bus driver for a private day tour: LE 100,-
Guide for a private day tour: LE 150,-
Baggage handling: LE 05, – per bag per trip
These tips will be given to the driver, and guide after the services.
Nile Cruise: The Tip is about 3 to 5 US$ Per Person per Night.
For Example, if you are 2 Persons and have a 4 Nights Cruise your Tip Amount will be 4 US$ x 4 Nights x 2 Persons = 32 US$.
So you Leave 32 US$ at the End of your Cruise Trip.

Which currency is used in Egypt?

Most foreign currencies, cash, or traveler’s cheque can easily be changed in Egypt. There are many exchange bureaus in the larger cities but they mainly only deal in cash. Visa and MasterCard are good for cash advances and together with American Express JCB cards and Euro cards can be used in a wide range of shops and hotels. If you are traveling to lesser tourist areas while touring Egypt, the best currencies to have are US dollars, Pounds Sterling, and Egyptian Pounds.
Banking is usually open Sunday to Thursday: 0830 to 1400 hours.

Can I pay in Euro, US $ or through credit cards in Egypt?

All the major currencies including Euro and US $ are accepted in Egypt. Also, all the major credit cards (Visa, Masters, and American Express) are accepted in Egypt.

How do we settle the payment? Is there an advance deposit required?

We need 50% of the total tour cost at the time of the confirmation of the tour. This is to be sure that you’re booking a genuine one and we can go ahead with the reservations. The rest of the Payment must be upon arrival on a Cash Basis.

The best time to travel Egypt

Deciding when to come to Egypt depends a lot on where you want to go. Everywhere south of Cairo is uncomfortably hot in the summer months (June-August), especially Luxor and Aswan, so winter (December-February) is the best time to visit these areas. Summer is also the time when the Mediterranean coast is at its most crowded, but winter in Cairo can get pretty cool. March to May or September to November is the best time to enjoy the warm days without the crush of bodies on the beaches and the midday heat of high summer.

What is a private tour package?

Our Private Tour Package means you will have your own private local tour guide, private vehicle, and private driver for your group. You don’t have to share the vehicle with others. Your tour guide will take care of only your group. With the help of your private tour guide.

If you are traveling with your family or a group of friends, a private tour for your group is ideal. As you have more people in the group, the price won’t be much higher than a join-in group tour. It is a good way to save money and enjoy ultimate service.

Can I get a visa on arrival in Egypt?

Passports should be valid for at least six months after you depart from the country. Please do not bring an almost full or almost expired passport. Visa arrangements are the responsibility of the traveler, and requirements are subject to change by the local authorities.

We recommend that you contact your closest Egyptian consulate or embassy for current information about your nationality.

In general official advice is that all nationalities obtain their Egypt visas in advance, as we cannot guarantee that you can get them at the airport. Or you can get An online e-visa. Please do not use any other website as many scam sites are offering Egypt e-visas.

In practice, however, many nationalities (including British and European, Australian, New Zealand, USA, and Canadian) can and do obtain their visas on arrival at Cairo airport. The process is much quicker and simpler, the cost is currently US$25 p/p and must be paid in hard currency (i.e. GBP, USD, or EUR) – you’ll be given a change in local currency if necessary.

There are no forms to fill in and you don’t need to bring passport photos. Visas are issued at one of the bank desks in the immigration hall before you get to passport control. Our representative will have met you by this stage and will assist with the process.

All African & Indian nationals, and some others, will need to obtain their visas in advance.

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