Moments before sunrise, you climb into your basket compartment and ascend almost silently into the air. As you climb higher and higher, the desert collides with the Nile's fertile banks, punctuated here and there with famous temples and ancient sites you learned about in history.
What would it have been like to take this ride when Queen Hatshepsut was in charge?
One of the benefits of ballooning in Luxor was getting a bird’s eye view of the entire region at once, without the crowds you’ll find during the heat of the day. In 60 minutes, you'll see Queen Hatshepsut’s tomb, the Valley of the Kings, Valley of the Nobles, the Colossi of Memnon, Luxor Temple, the Ramesseum, Karnak Temple, the Nile, rural homes and endless desert. That's a whole lot of history before breakfast!