In pics: British tourist reported missing in Luxor, found to be enjoying mountain safari



Sat, 11 Jun 2022 - 09:03 GMT


Sat, 11 Jun 2022 - 09:03 GMT

British tourist Benjamin sitting with Al-Dabya village residents

British tourist Benjamin sitting with Al-Dabya village residents

CAIRO – 11 June 2022: An English tourist was thought to be missing in Luxor for four days; however, he returned and said he decided to enjoy a trip in the mountains west of Luxor.


The British tourist, Benjamin, disappeared last Sunday after completing his balloon flight trip, which landed in mountains of Qurna. Police forces of Qurna launched a search campaign to find him and return him safely. 




The search campaign for Benjamin lasted four days, with the help of specialized guides in the mountainous areas until they found him while enjoying the mountainous nature in Hager el-Rayana area.


Sheikh Mahmoud el-Dabaawy, one of the residents of the Dabya Village, said that the tourist returned safely and was offered a tour inside the fields by residents of Dabya Village.





Benjamin assured that he want to go on a Safari trip on his own, and that he decided to take this adventure but he got lost in the desert.


He said that during his lone trip, he walked 40 kilometers, and that he enjoyed the sight of the mountains and the tour. 


Luxor ranks the third globally in air balloon flights. The city also has a special airport prepared for balloons take off, with all companies operating the flights are committed to civil aviation safety and security instructions.


In May, The Cultural Tourism Marketing Committee said that there is an increase in the volume of demand to visit the archaeological and cultural tourist sites in Luxor and Aswan during the winter touristic season by 28 percent compared to the same period last year.



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