A unique riding experience in Luxor – 6 days

This horseback riding tour from Luxor Stables includes a daily beautiful horseback ride on Luxor’s West Bank and visits to
all important sites and is a unique holiday opportunity to view the world’s biggest open-air museum (Luxor, Egypt) from the
back of a horse. Enjoy the magnificent environment and culture with our friendly, fit, and trustworthy horses, which are
suitable for both novice and expert riders.

About Luxor Stables

Since 1995, Luxor Stables has operated as a family business on the West Bank of the Nile in Luxor and is the only stable to hold official government certification. The stables are owned and run by Nobi. The lead guides, Mamdoh and Mohamed, have many years of combined experience leading riders of various skill levels. Animal welfare is extremely important to Luxor Stables. The horses are kept together in spacious paddocks, they have good roughage and always drinking water available. The horse harness is well fitting and well maintained.

Tour Duration
5 nights / 6 days

Tour characteristics

  • 5 various length horseback rides
  • friendly, fit and trustworthy horses
  • well-kept English horse harness
  • quality lodging in a nearby hotel with a garden and a swimming pool
  • competent English-speaking guides
  • Nile felucca sailing
  • visits to all Luxor sights with Egyptologist guide

Itinerary (day by day)

o Check in
▪ Morning check in at accommodation
o Lunch at accommodation
▪ Enjoy a delicious lunch on the roof terrace of the accommodation
o To the stables
▪ You are given a tour of the stables, meet the guides and horses, and get matched with a horse
that is suitable for you.
o Nile and Village ride
▪ To get to know your horse, start with an easy leisurely 1.5-hour ride through the villages and
palm-lined paths along the west bank of the River Nile
o Dinner at the stables
▪ Relax and enjoy a superb home-cooked dinner that is authentically Egyptian

o Breakfast at accommodation
o West Bank tour
▪ Start the day off with a private tour of the Valley of the Kings, Hatshepsut Temple, and Habu
Temple with a knowledgeable Egyptologist guide
o Lunch at accommodation
▪ Enjoy a delicious freshly prepared lunch overlooking the desert and the Valley of the Queens
o Habu Temple and Desert Sunset ride
▪ This afternoon there is a 3 hour ride on the program. Ride through villages and fields, passing the
Ramesseum, the tombs and Habu Temple at the foot of Mount Thebes before arriving in the
desert. Enjoy a breathtaking desert sunset from the top of a sand dune!
o Dinner at accommodation
▪ The private chef will prepare a delicious meal

o Breakfast at accommodation
o Morning free for an add-on activity
▪ A morning of relaxation or extra activities, it’s up to you. There are several extra activities (at
extra cost) you could plan this morning such as a hot air balloon ride, a private tour to the Valley
of the Queens and Deir el Medina or perhaps a camel ride!

  • Optional hot air balloon ride +US$75
  • Optional camel ride +US$25
  • Optional private tour to Valley of the Queens and Deir el Medina +US$60
    o Lunch at accommodation
    o Sugar cane and banana plantation ride
    ▪ After lunch it’s time to get ready for a 2-hour horseback ride through the sugar cane fields,
    farmland and countryside. See how the farmers work the fields in the same way as their
    ancestors did in the time of the pharaohs!
    o Egyptian Cooking Experience
    ▪ Prepare, cook, and eat a local Egyptian meal with the family in the Luxor Stables family home

o Desert Sunrise Ride to watch the hot air balloons
▪ Rise early for today’s breathtaking 3-hour sunrise ride. Watch the hot air balloons take off as you
ride towards the desert and mountains. Breakfast is at a cafeteria nearby Habu Temple
o Felucca sailing trip with lunch
▪ After the early ride, unwind aboard a felucca sailboat and observe West Bank rural life and East
Bank bustling Luxor City. On the boat, a wonderful lunch is served.
o East Bank tour
▪ With our Egyptologist guide you visit the temples on the East Bank of Luxor: Karnak and Luxor
temple and take a city tour
o Dinner at El-Kababgy restaurant
▪ After the city tour have dinner at restaurant El-Kababgy on the Nile where you can taste various
small authentic Egyptian dishes in a shared dinner

o Breakfast at accommodation
o Countryside and mountain adventure
▪ Saving the most special and longest horse ride for last, this 5-hour ride takes you from the
stables through the peaceful banana and sugar cane fields, through the villages with old mud
houses, and up to Mount Thebes. From here, the panoramic view of Luxor and the West Bank is
truly breathtaking! You will pass secret valleys and caves that are far off the beaten path. You
return through the small town of New Qurna, past the beautiful temple of Seti 1, and back
through the fields to the stables
o Lunch at a local restaurant
o Dinner at accommodation
▪ On the last evening, the chef prepares an extra special dinner

o Breakfast at accommodation
o Checkout

Key information


  • Rider weight limit: 85 kilograms
  • Group size: 2 – 8 people
  • Children: minimum age is 8 years old and children under 18 years old need to be supervised
  • Suitable for any level of rider with normal fitness. If you are unsure or have physical limitations, inquire as to
    whether this trip would be appropriate for you. We would be pleased to go over your options with you
  • Riders must have suitable insurance that covers all activities in the itinerary

Horses & tack

  • Tack Type: English tack
  • Horse Breed: Arabian, Baladi (Egyptian horses) and crossbreeds
  • The horses are in good condition, fit, friendly and reliable and suitable for every level of rider
  • Accommodation
    Shared / single rooms in a quality accommodation with a garden and swimming pool


  • Start and end point: Luxor Egypt
  • Vaccines needed: no vaccines needed
  • Passport: Foreigners must have a passport that is still valid for at least 6 months
  • Language: English and Arabic

What is included in the tour price

  • 5 nights’ accommodation
  • All meals (breakfast, lunch and dinner)
  • Bottled water during the horseback rides
  • Private guided sightseeing tours as mentioned in the itinerary
  • Felucca sailing trip
  • All horse rides as mentioned
  • Guides (riding and non-riding)
  • What is not included in the tour price:
  • Airport pick up and drop off (can be arranged at additional cost from/to luxor and hurghada airport)
  • Visa
  • Insurance
  • Airline tickets
  • Entrance tickets sightseeing tours – about 1340 egp
  • Personal expenses
  • Optional tours/activities
  • Tips
    Packing list
  • Riding outfit (helmet, trousers, jodhpurs/chaps or/and boots)
  • Sunscreen
  • Mosquito repellent
  • Normal travel essentials

Arrival by airplane
Book your flight tickets with arrival and departure to and from Luxor, Egypt, alternative airport is Hurghada airport
(approximately 4 hours drive from Luxor). For both airports we can arrange airport transfers for a fee.

Payment policy
A deposit of 30% is required upon booking, upon receipt of the deposit the booking will be confirmed. The balance must
be paid in full 6 weeks before the start date. If you book your holiday within 6 weeks before the start date, the full travel
sum must be paid immediately.

Cancellation Policy
The cost of cancellation depends on the time of cancellation: up to 30 days, the cost is only equal to the deposit; if
cancelled between 15-30 days, the costs are 50%, and if less than 15 days before the start date, the costs are 100%.
Arrival is possible on every

Price per person
(based on 2 sharing)

October – March

Adults US$ 1500

Children 8 -14 yo US$ 1200
Non-rider / Single room supplement US$ 750

April – September
Adults US$ 1250

Children 8 -14 yo US$ 1000

Non-rider / Single room supplement US$ 750

*) Due to the heat in the months of April-September, the riding times are adjusted in this period to early in the morning and
late in the afternoon



Whatsapp: +201005048558

Email: info@luxorstables.com

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