I took this trip when i went to Luxor for my birthday in August 2014. I booked before i left the UK as i wasn't sure of the availability. This worked out to be an expensive option. If you're wanting to do this book when you get out there....i paid around $50 for mine from memory and people were getting the exact same thing for $16 (group booking admittedly).
None the less, i got picked up around 0430 which was a nightmare. We got dropped at the boat where we had tea or soft drinks. Then i had happy birthday sang to me, which i'm fairly sure most of the Chinese tourists didn't get to start with ;)
we went over past the Colossi of Memnon and watched the balloon being inflated.
Up we went!
the views were astonishing! like nothing I've ever seen, i think we hit about 700 meters or something....it was a long way down.
brilliant way to start my birthday!More