A unique riding experience in Luxor

6 Riding Days

From USD 1250

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  
  • lovely domed villa lodging  
  • competent English-speaking guides
  • Nile felucca sailing  
  • visits to all Luxor sights with Egyptologist guide

Day 1 Arrival:

  • Check in, Lunch at the Accommodation Enjoy a delicious lunch on the roof terrace of the accommodation.
  • 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, 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.
  • Dinner at the stables, Relax and enjoy a superb home-cooked dinner that is authentically Egyptian.

Day 2:

Start the day off with a private tour of the Valley of the Kings, Hatshepsut Temple, and Habu Temple with a knowledgeable Egyptologist guide

Enjoy a delicious freshly prepared lunch overlooking the desert and the Valley of the Queens 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!

Dinner at accommodation, The private chef will prepare a delicious meal.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner.

Day 3:

Breakfast at accommodation, Morning free for an add-on activity

  • 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
  • Lunch at accommodation
  • 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!
  • Egyptian Cooking Experience
    • Prepare, cook, and eat a local Egyptian meal with the family in the Luxor Stables family home

Day 4: 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

  • 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.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
    • 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

Day 5:

  • Breakfast at accommodation, 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
    • Lunch at a local restaurant, Dinner at accommodation
    • On the last evening, the chef prepares an extra special dinner

Day 6:


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:

  • Track 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


Shared 2 bedroom apartments with a maximum of four people per apartment at Malkata House – a beautiful domed villa at the edge of the deserts with views of the Valley of the Queens.


Arrival is possible on every day Price per person (based on a shared apartment) Non-rider SGl room supplement
April – September US$ 1250 US  750 US$  300
October – March US$ 1500 US  750 US$  300

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