a hot air balloon flies over Luxor temples, Luxor, Egypt, undated photo, Egypt Best Places Facebook page.jpg
CAIRO - 15 November 2017: Have you been to Luxor? Have you seen the world's greatest open-air museum? Be sure this time not to miss the view of paradise on earth, and enjoy travelling in a time machine – a hot air balloon.
Luxor is famed as one of Egypt's biggest attractions worldwide. The equivalent in Arabic is the “City of Temples”, describing the monuments that have survived from ancient Thebes, built by the ancient pharaohs more than 7,000 years ago. There are many more beauties hidden in the City of Temples that you need to know before you travel to Luxor.
Airships have become one of the best rides for travelers, but only few know about it. When some are intimidated to try them, others deem them as worth trying. Here we will take you on a tour on board an airship, and you can be assured that you will crave flying in one soon.
An airship flies over the green fields, Luxor, Egypt, undated photo, Egypt Best Places Facebook Page.jpg
Take a deep breath before you come on board, as the view of Luxor is breathtakingly beautiful from an airship. Your trip will start at 5 a.m., and if you are lucky enough, you will enjoy the scenic sunrise. The Nile view flowing between the modern city and the west bank necropolis, backed by the temples of Karnak to the east and the spectacular view of tombs on the west bank, will captivate your mind and heart.
If you are a first time flyer, be sure to wear heavy clothes, as you will fly 2,000 ft above Luxor for nearly 45-60 minutes with 10-12 persons. Once you are on board, the balloon slowly floats up, and the higher it gets, the more you can see, while also watching other time machines take off. There is nothing in the world that compares to the view and grandeur of the Egyptian monuments from an airship.
Airships, or hot air balloons, are known for mainly depending on the expected weather conditions and wind directions during flight. These conditions are only available in certain seasons and in a few countries around the world, such as England, Spain, Turkey, Kenya and Egypt.
Luxor gained international fame by being the only place that is able to fly hot air balloons throughout the year’s seasons, due to the nature of the atmosphere and moderate weather on one hand, and the beautiful historical views of the city on the other.