Sindbad Hot Air Balloons
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Monday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Tuesday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Wednesday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Thursday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Friday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Saturday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Sunday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
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Luxor, Egypt

Awards
Travelers' Choice
2022

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Tours and Tickets by Sindbad Hot Air Balloons
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2–3 hours
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Recommended by 97% of travelers
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$80.00
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5.0
1,047 reviews
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Josh B
Lafayette, IN391 contributions
May 2021 • Family
We were picked up at our ship at 3:10 a.m., and a van and boat and another van ride later, we were at the balloon. There was no need for us to do prep work—a crew of about 13 guys plus the pilot took care of everything. We were airborne well before sunrise, so we got to see the Valley of the Kings and Hatshepsut temple lit up in the dark and bathed in the morning light. The flight lasted about an hour, we landed SO gently, and we were back to our ship by 6:30. We booked a good price with EOM tours and highly recommend the whole experience!
Written July 2, 2021
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Ms.Marzouki
MadameMarzouki4 contributions
Feb 2020
The past February 2020, I went on a air balloon ride with the Sinbad to view the sunrise on my birthday, it was phenomenal and breathtaking. I highly recommend this once in a lifetime experience! The view of Luxor from above is out of this world. We were able to see how lush and green it is. We also had a top view of two large temples, quite extraordinary. The sun war rising as we were in the air, felt reborn and transformed. This activity at Egypt was the highlight of my trip. The staff was sweet, funny and professional. I felt safe too. Our rep Mahmoud Nasr was very accommodating. The pilot of air ride was Kareem who is a veteran and highly skilled. Please don't second guess hopping on an air balloon with Sinbad, definitely worth every penny and worthwhile, left me at awe.
Written March 2, 2020
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Dear Guest We very much appreciate your comments regarding your Balloon flight. It is always a pleasure to receive positive feedback. I will share your comments with our team. I am sure that this feedback will serve as an encouragement to all of our staff as we strive to continuously improve the quality of our services. Thank you again for sharing your experience, and we hope your next visit will be as pleasant as the previous one. Sincerely,
Written April 3, 2021
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Amira Parker
Roanoke, VA68 contributions
Nov 2020 • Friends
What a way to celebrate one’s birthday! First time balloon ride but definitely not last.
A must try experience especially sunrise trip, watching the sun rises above the valley of the kings and queen Hatshepsut temple just magnificent.
would highly recommend Sindbad company very professional, would like to thank all the ground crew and captain Mohamed, Sadek and Yousef.
Written November 11, 2020
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Dear Guest We very much appreciate your comments regarding your Balloon flight. It is always a pleasure to receive positive feedback. I will share your comments with our team. I am sure that this feedback will serve as an encouragement to all of our staff as we strive to continuously improve the quality of our services. Thank you again for sharing your experience, and we hope your next visit will be as pleasant as the previous one. Sincerely,
Written April 3, 2021
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Emma M
5 contributions
Nov 2022 • Couples
Do not use this company. We were taken to the office by our driver where they notified us the next day first flight was full. We specifically extended our stay in Luxor to catch the first flight the day after (we enquired with other companies which also had full first flights). They mentioned first flight entails a premium cost, which we did pay. On the day of the flight they told us the wind was not suitable and we had to wait on the boat for an hour. We asked multiple times and was reassured that we would be back by 8am (pickup was 5am and we had a 8:30am train to catch). Upon reaching the field we saw all other flights (including a sindbad balloon) were up in the air. We had taken the last flight and fully missed the sunrise. On top of this, we got back onto the ground at 8am and missed our train to Cairo. The unprofessionalism and rudeness from this company is unparalleled to anything I have experienced. Do not support a dirty company!!
Written November 23, 2022
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sicobiso
Cairo, Egypt30 contributions
Jan 2021
Worst balloon company possible. Not sure where to start with our awful experience..

Left the cruise ship at 5 am for a sunrise cruise and got taken by a small bus to a boat to cross the nile. Waiting about 30 mins in the freezing cold before the boat started to cross, we were told it was because they have to wait for approval before any balloons take off. Funnily enough, we could already see about 5 balloons in the air so this didn't make any sense.

We eventually got to the other side of the nile and then were taken by bus to the base. A group that arrived later than us got in the first Sindbad balloon being blown up, we were told it was because they booked earlier than we did even though we were also promised a sunrise cruise but we didn't let this bother us too much.

After the other group took off they started inflating the next Sindbad balloon and right when it was almost full and we were due to board we get told that it won't be possible to board - why? Because they don't have a pilot!!

We ask where the pilot is and they admit at that point that they have been short a pilot but had no issue overbooking and that our pilot would be the one on the previous balloon and they would have to go pick him up after landing and drive him to this base. By the time the pilot arrived, it was already too late for any balloons to take off (due to civil aviation rules) so at this point we were told it was game over and that we wouldn't be able to fly.

The staff were completely useless and showed 0 empathy. Every question we asked was answered with complete nonsense and was clearly full of lies.

There was a team from the government authority that oversaw all the Luxor hot air balloon companies that happened to be present by chance and they told us that this is not the first time Sindbad has been ridiculous and has messed people around like this and that our experience will formally be used to suspend their license while they get their operations in order.

Our tour company will also be taking formal action against them and a complaint has already been raised with the ministry of aviation.

There was another couple waiting to board with us separate to our group, who had been messed around by not flying in the end 2 days in a row by Sindbad as well!

In the end we woke up at 4am and were stuck till about 830 waiting in the freezing cold for absolutely nothing. Avoid this company by all means! Unfortunately we flew back to Cairo that day which meant we didn't get another chance to fly with another company. I was genuinely embarrassed by the behaviour of Sindbad and all its staff and I really hope that tourists are never treated like we were that day.
Written January 4, 2021
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Hi jsicobiso Ahmed here, I'm the CEO at Sindbad Balloons . I'm so sorry we let you down. We've taken your feedback, and the feedback of other reviewers, to heart. We're in the process of making some major changes. Is there anything we can do to make this up to you? I completely understand if you're angry and simply looking for space. However, I'd like to make things right if I can. Are you open to this? Please contact with us via: info@sindbadballoons.com or chat with us via WhatsApp. No +201005385533 I do appreciate your understanding and your cooperation Regards, Ahmed Abboud
Written April 3, 2021
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Munir D
Toronto, Canada613 contributions
Dec 2020
This was the highlight of the trip. We thoroughly enjoyed seeing the panoramic sunrise over the Egyptian Sands from the hot air balloon. The flight was well organised with all visitors being given adequate instructions to ensure that balloons land safely in the nearby desert.

Our flight was smooth and we were able to watch the contrasting greenery on the Nile Delta with the adjacent bare sands of the nearby desert. Several historic sites could be seen from the balloon, many of which we actually visited later in the day.

Watching the sun gradually rise out of the horizon at exactly 6.34 a.m. (as indicated in the weather forecast) was a pleasant and beautiful experience.
The landing on the desert was smooth and very well handled by the operators.

Visitors who do the balloon trip are given a certificate at the end as a token of appreciation from the organisers confirming that you had done the trip.
Don’t miss this activity in Luxor. It does however require you to be ready to leave the boat by 3.00 a.m. in the morning.

Munir D.
Written January 24, 2021
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Dear Guest We very much appreciate your comments regarding your Balloon flight. It is always a pleasure to receive positive feedback. I will share your comments with our team. I am sure that this feedback will serve as an encouragement to all of our staff as we strive to continuously improve the quality of our services. Thank you again for sharing your experience, and we hope your next visit will be as pleasant as the previous one. Sincerely,
Written April 3, 2021
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misoholic
Mountain View, CA34 contributions
Apr 2021
Really enjoyed the hot air balloon trip over Luxor. Highlights were seeing all of the amazing treasures of the West Bank (Valley of Tombs, Hatshepsut Temple, Valley of Kings, various archaeologist sites, etc.) and sunrise over the Nile. The pilot was professional and funny and struck a good balance between explanations and quiet - floating silently above Luxor is sublime. Ground crew was amazing! Felt very safe. My only complaint is that although we woke up early and were ready at our hotel on time at 4:15 am, we had to wait in the van almost another hour for some people who overslept. I think it's reasonable to wait for 15 to 20 minutes, but I wish they would have delivered us to the hot air balloon lift off site earlier. As it is, we were rushed because of the latecomers. Otherwise, everything was PERFECT! I would do it again in a heartbeat.
Written April 21, 2021
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M.Yehia
Cairo, Egypt5 contributions
Dec 2020
Everything was perfect and it was really fun , It was an amazing experience. I was one of the first balloons in the air , the pilot Mr.Mohamed yousuf was excellent , the crew took me from my hotel on the time that we scheduled. special thanks to Mr. Hany sales manager of Sindbad balloons who always making things easier , I could recommend something to do in Luxor beside the temples that would be definitely the hot air balloon with Sindbad
Written December 25, 2020
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Dear Guest We very much appreciate your comments regarding your Balloon flight. It is always a pleasure to receive positive feedback. I will share your comments with our team. I am sure that this feedback will serve as an encouragement to all of our staff as we strive to continuously improve the quality of our services. Thank you again for sharing your experience, and we hope your next visit will be as pleasant as the previous one. Sincerely,
Written April 3, 2021
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Mona Y
3 contributions
Feb 2021 • Friends
What an amazing experience!!! The crew was beyond great, so reassuring and positive with great energy!

The most important thing, it was so safe! Safety was their top priority. They follow the guidelines of Egypt Aircraft Control and ensure the weather permits a safe journey.

It is a must to do in Luxor and you get to see all the sights from above as the sunrises. There are many hot air balloon companies but Sindbad Balloons is the one company I highly recommend.

Thank you Mahamed Gohary and Captian Khalid for an unforgettable morning and experience .
Written February 14, 2021
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Dear Guest We very much appreciate your comments regarding your Balloon flight. It is always a pleasure to receive positive feedback. I will share your comments with our team. I am sure that this feedback will serve as an encouragement to all of our staff as we strive to continuously improve the quality of our services. Thank you again for sharing your experience, and we hope your next visit will be as pleasant as the previous one. Sincerely,
Written April 3, 2021
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Abadir M
2 contributions
Jun 2021 • Friends
It was an amazing experience. We were a bit worried at the beginning of the experience and professionalism of the crew, but they were very experienced, the pilot was in control the whole time and made a great view of the whole city of luxor and the valley of kings. Our guide Djibril was a very professional and friendly guy. Overall a must do.
Written June 26, 2021
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