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nile cruise on the ms mahrousa

Grimsby, United...
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nile cruise on the ms mahrousa

we are going on the ms mahrouas in early march and would like to do the ballon trip over the nile could any one tell me how to book it on line as we have been told its a lot cheaper to book it this way rather than let the reps do it also any info on booking the trip to abu simble there are six of us we have also heared that hod hod is the best balloon company

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1. Re: nile cruise on the ms mahrousa

There is little to choose between any of the balloon companies IMO (having used 4 different ones so far) but the cheapest way to book a balloon flight is to just walk into one of the many local tour companies in Luxor when you are there.

Doing it this way will also mean that you will be able to book it on a morning that fits in best with your itinerary or whatever else you may have planned, or how you feel at the time, which may be more difficult to do if booking online in advance.

A balloon trip (and despite what you may hear, every one I have done has been virtually identical in every way) should be easily obtainable for around 240LE (approx £25)pp without even much haggling, as opposed to the up to 900LE pp that they charge on Nile cruise boats.

Take no notice of scare stories the rep on your cruise boat may tell you, like you will not be covered by insurance if you book the balloon thru another provider, as this is NOT TRUE and you have no better or worse cover whichever way you do it.

It is even possible that you end up in the very same balloon basket as others from your cruise boat who will have paid up to 4 times what you will have if you book it locally.

Grimsby, United...
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2. Re: nile cruise on the ms mahrousa

thank you for your usefull info

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