Tue, 20 Jul 2021 - 12:46 GMT
Hot-air Balloon rides - FILE
CAIRO – 20 July 2021: With the onset of the early morning breezes near the Temple of Hatshepsut on the western mainland, you are on a date with a journey full of excitement and fun in Luxor skies.
Your mean of transportation is a multi-colored hot air balloon touring the skies of the Pharaohs.
The balloon will take you by the sunrise to a panoramic view over the majestic temples of ancestors located on both sides of the Nile River.
Luxor ranks the third in the world regarding hot-air balloon trips, where large numbers of tourists board the balloons on daily trips. The city gained wide fame until an international balloon festival was held in it, and since then it became famous for this type of tourism.
The first balloon trip took off in Luxor in 1988, and was led by British pilots who were working for the British Virgin Company, which established the first balloon company in Egypt.
According to the Federation of Balloon Companies in Luxor, Egypt is considered one of the leading countries in the field of flying balloons, as it occupies the second place in the world after the United States of America, due to its stable weather and impressive landscapes such as Pharaonic temples and the immortal Nile River that embraces mountains, crops and monuments Ancient Egyptian.