Horses

We offer a range of riding excursions to suit all ages and riding abilities. Our set daily rides are shown below, but we are very flexible and will try to ensure that your trip is tailor- made to match your riding ability and your interests.  We can arrange for a pick up and return to your hotel in our boat, The New Titanic,  if you are staying on the East Bank in Luxor. Please see our price list below for the current rates (January 2019).

There are many world famous monuments within easy riding distance  of the stables, including the magnificent Habu Temple, Hatshepsut Temple, The Ramesseum, Seti 1 Temple, The Colossi of Memnon and the charming little Isis Temple.  You can request that your trip takes you to any of these and you can also stop for refreshments on most of the trips.

  • Trip 1 is a one hour gentle ride alongside the Nile and through the local villages and palm trees. You will see the water-buffalo bathing  in the river  and the local women making sun bread outside their houses. This as a perfect opportunity to observe the wild life and get a true feeling for the Egyptian way of life.
  • Trip 2 is a two hour trip through the banana fields and the sugar cane and along the canals. See the farmers tilling their fields the same way as their forefathers in  the time of the Pharoahs.  Take the opportunity to observe the beautiful wild-life, the egrets, green bea-eaters and king fishers. You might even spot a mongoose! A lovely rural ride with the magnificent Mount Thebes in the distance. This ride may take you past the statues of Memnon and into the desert past Habu Temple.
  • Trip 3 is a three hour  sunset trip into the desert. A more adventurous trip but again suitable for all types of rider. This trip will take you through fields into the desert. Visit the monastery at the foot of Mount Thebes and pass the ruins of the Palace of Malqata. On your left you will see the French archaeological dig house and pass the Amenhotep 3 lake. Enjoy the tranquillity away from the tourist crowds. Imagine a spectacular sunset in the desert from the top of a sand-dune.
  • Trip 4 Our 4 hour mountain trip will take you from the stables through the tranquil banana and sugar cane fields,  through  villages of ancient mud-brick houses up to Mount Thebes. From here you will find the panoramic view of Luxor and the West Bank truly breath-taking. You will return through the small town of New Gurna, past the delightful temple of Seti 1and back through the fields to the stables.

After your trip you will be offered hospitality in the family house.

Livery

We are pleased to be able to offer full livery to those riders who would like to keep their own horse with us. Imagine being able to enjoy  the wonderful  experience of riding out on your own horse whenever you want in the magical countryside or along the banks of the Nile or into the desert sunset.

Our Prices for Horse Riding Excursions

Adults 100 LE per hour per person

Children 75 LE per hour per child

Please be aware that it is customary to tip the guide.

Price Guide per Boat for Transfers from Hotels  (Please note price per boat, not per person. Prices may be subject to change)

Eatab, Winter Palace, Iberotel           60LE

Sonesta, Isis, Meridian                        150LE

Sheraton                                              180LE

Jolieville                                              250LE

Hilton Karnak                                      300LE

Sofitel or Cruise Boat                          Price by arrangement