Magic of Luxor

5 Daysย  |ย  From ยฃ999pp

Egypt ( Best airport: Luxor)

Travel back in time to the ancient city of Thebes on this enchanting riding holiday. Ride, relax, and immerse yourself in the local culture and the magic of Luxor. Highlights include a visit to the Valley of the Kings, canters along sugar cane fields and a sunrise hot air balloon ride.

Level of Riding and Fitness

You should be comfortable with the basics of riding (in control at the walk, trot, and canter). There are 4-7 hours of riding a day so a good level of general fitness is beneficial. Although there is an age limit of 16 years or older, younger riders may be considered if they have sufficient riding ability. The weight limit is 95kg.

Guides and Group Size

Your guide Ganun has made a name for himself in the horse world in Egypt. He is well-known around the streets of Luxor and canโ€™t go far without someone trying to sell him a horse!

Ganun has worked with horses since a young age and his understanding of them is remarkable. From Sharm El-Sheikh to Luxor, he has excelled as a guide leading horseback riding tours for over 16 years. He was even featured as a top tour guide in Luxor in 2016. In addition to leading tours, he has extensive experience training, breeding, showing, and rehabilitating horses.

The group size for this ride is limited to 2-8 people.

The Horses

All of the horses are Egyptian or โ€œBaladiโ€ horses, the type of horse most commonly found across Egypt. Baladi horses are native to Egypt but have mixed bloodlines with Arabian and European influences. They are spirited, quick, and versatile. They are ridden in English tack.

Many of the horses have been rescued from difficult situations and rehabilitated. They are forward-going and responsive with impressive stamina for long days in the saddle. Each horse has their own unique personality, and your guides will do their best to match horse to rider based on riding ability and personal preferences.

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Accommodation and Dining

You will stay on the tranquil West Bank, the quieter side of the Nile with fewer tourists. The riding base is in a small village surrounded by farmland not far from the sights; the atmosphere is laid back and relaxing. You might be in a charming villa with traditional dome rooms, a vibrantly decorated guest house with views of the Nile, or your own fully equipped flat. In any of the places, you will be well accommodated while still feeling integrated with the local area. When camping, you will spend the night in a Bedouin style tent or under the stars with sleeping bags alongside the horses.

The cuisine on this ride is mainly local specialties – kosheri, Egyptโ€™s national dish, “bird’s tongue” soup and pigeon, falafel and ful medames.

Itinerary

Magic of Luxor

5 days / 4 nights / 3 riding days
ยฃ999pp

ยฃ1225pp sharing
ยฃ130 single supplement

Flights & Airport transfers

Do not book flights until you have received the Booking Confirmation email from saddletravel.com.

We recommend arriving in the afternoon or earlier on the first day. This allows time for you to get to your hotel and settle in before meeting the group for dinner to kick off your tour. However, we understand if this is not possible and we can still accommodate other travel plans.

Price Includes
  • Accommodation and meals
  • Transfers to and from Luxor airport
  • Other ground transportation
  • Entrance fees and cultural tours
  • 4 Days riding
Price Excludes
  • Flights
  • Personal travel expenses
  • Visas
  • Alcoholic beverages
  • Additional activities outside of the itinerary

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