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Horse Riding Holiday in Egypt

An unforgettable journey into the heart of ancient Egypt. Luxor is home to some of Egypt’s most fascinating ancient monuments. A trip to Luxor is a journey like no other. Go home with lifelong memories. Float down the Nile and experience the serenity of the desert landscapes.

Key information

  • Rider Weight Limit: 85 kilograms / 187 pounds
  • Horse breed: Mixed Arabians and local breeds (Baladi horses)
  • Tack Type: English Tack


  • Approximate daily riding time: 2 - 3 hours
  • Visit the Temple of Hatshepsut
  • Venture out on horseback to see the village and local farms
  • Visit Habu Temple and hear the story of this beautiful temple
  • Enjoy the eastern horizon which is flooded with a gorgeous orange glow
  • 4 nights accommodation
  • All meals as stated in the itinerary
  • Traditional Cuisine

Skill level

  • Beginner
  • Intermediate
  • Advanced


3 days with instruction in English
The organizer also speaks: Arabic, Hungarian
Group size: Maximum of 8 participants
Airport transfer available:
Luxor International Airport (US$ 32 per person)
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  • Air-conditioned rooms
  • Free Wi-Fi

Desert Dreams offers beautiful family-run authentic places to stay. Your hosts will greet you with a warm welcome. Arabic people are known for their generosity and hospitality, in these guest houses you can see it for yourself. They will treat you like a family member. Some of the accommodations offer a pool and stunning view of the Nile River or the desert mountain. Waking up to a sunrise in such surroundings indeed is a great way to start your day.

When you see the portion of food that is provided by the locals you will notice that you won't be hungry during your stay. Flavorful and tasty Egyptian dishes will be served. The hotel will offer free Wi-Fi, air-conditioned rooms, and 24-hour reception.


Please note that accomodation is subject to change. Would be replaced by a similar choice (would be confirmed closer to the date of the tour).


Day 1: Arrival in Luxor

  • Dinner
  • Accommodation in a guesthouse

Check-in at your guesthouse where the host will greet you with a warm welcome and make you feel at home. Meet the team from Desert Dreams and your travel partners. Relax until dinner time, then enjoy the pleasant rich tasty food. Egyptian cuisine is a feast for the senses and will leave you craving more. Experience the exotic flavours, which are known for their aromatic spices, and fresh ingredients. Traditional dishes such as falafel, baba ghanoush, tahina. Take your time to savor each bite and appreciate the special flavours of the region. There is no better way to experience the rich culture of Egypt than through its delicious food.

Day 2: Luxor

  • All meals
  • Valley of the Kings
  • Hatshepsut
  • Horse riding (2 hours)
  • Accommodation in a guesthouse

Pile up your plate with traditional dishes, like falafel, freshly made pita bread, and fresh vegetables. Enjoy a glass of mint tea or coffee while savoring the flavours of this delicious and nutritious breakfast. Today you will step into the mysterious and sacred world of the Valley of the Kings and discover its hidden secrets. Colourful hieroglyphs and golden statues tell the stories of these important figures. Marvel at the majestic size of the tombs, some as deep as 350 feet. Later visit the Temple of Hatshepsut. She was the first female ruler. The temple is an impressive structure that has stood the test of time. It is an awe-inspiring monument that will leave you with everlasting memories. After a morning full of historical sights enjoy your lunch then relax before the afternoon adventure.

Venture out on horseback to see the village and local farms. Feel the wind in your hair and the sun on your skin as you ride through sugar cane fields and banana plantations. Have an up close and personal look at everyday life, and ride alongside friendly locals.

As you are riding through the spectacular scenery you will have chances to galop with your horses. Return back to the stable with the horses while the sky turns red and orange. Flavorful dinner will be waiting for you at the guesthouse.

Day 3: Luxor

  • All meals
  • Horse riding (2-3 hours)
  • Habu Temple visit
  • Sunset boat trip
  • Accommodation in a guesthouse

Have your breakfast and prepare for the morning ride. Meet with your favorite horse and ride around the village. Stop by Habu Temple where your private guide will wait for you, to tell you the story of this beautiful temple. Visit the gorgeous pylons and hieroglyphs on the wall, some of them are still colourful. Ride back to the stable where your delicious lunch will be served to you.

Relax after your tasty food. Then the adventure continues on the Nile River. The colours of the sky transform as the sun dips behind the horizon. Enjoying a scenic view of the nearby island and wildlife with a glass of sparkling beverage is the perfect way to end the day. Dinner will be served for you at your guesthouse.

Day 4: Luxor

  • All meals
  • Sunrise horse riding trip (3 hours)
  • Karnak Temple visit
  • Market visit
  • Accommodation in a guesthouse

An early wake-up, but with no regrets! Saddle up and head out before dawn. As the first light peeks out over the desert landscape, the eastern horizon is flooded with a gorgeous orange glow. When you arrive in the desert you will be surprised at the view as the hot air balloons are rising with the sun in the sky. After the ride, your local breakfast will be ready for you.

Then relax before heading to the famous Karnak Temple which represents the greatness of ancient Egypt. Have your lunch before meeting your lovely guide. Admire the grandeur of its towering columns and hieroglyphs. Following the tour, you will stop to have a refreshing drink and watch the sunset with panoramic views. Egyptian markets should not be missed. Pick up souvenirs to take home with you. Find unique items, such as vibrant fabrics, spices, or antiques, all for bargain prices. After exploring you will return back to your guesthouse for dinner.

Day 5: Luxor

  • Departure
  • Breakfast
  • Optional hot air balloon ride (not included)
  • Cooking lesson with lunch

While you enjoying your breakfast, cherish each moment of your holiday. Before they let you go, get ready for an entertaining and delicious culinary journey. Learn the secrets of traditional recipes and explore the distinct techniques used to bring out the flavors of each dish. After your cooking lesson check out from your guesthouse. They hope that you carry the magic of your travels home with you.

As you say goodbye to Egypt, remember the new friendships you’ve made and the cultural experiences that have enriched your life. Take a moment to look back on your photographs and souvenirs, which will remind you of the incredible adventures you’ve had. Hopefully, Desert Dreams will see you for another adventure.

Difficulty level

The holidays are designed for intermediate and advanced riders, however, Desert Dreams can adjust the program for beginner riders (fewer hours in the saddle with a private guide), but this has to be confirmed prior to booking.


Luxor is home to some of Egypt’s most fascinating ancient monuments.


The following meals are included:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

The following drinks are included:

  • Water

The following dietary requirement(s) are served and/or catered for:

  • Regular (typically includes meat and fish)
If you have special dietary requirements it's a good idea to communicate it to the organiser when making a reservation

What's included

  • 4 nights accommodation
  • All meals as stated in the itinerary
  • Approximate daily riding time: 2 - 3 hours
  • Guided horse riding and non riding tours as stated in the itinerary
  • Sunset boat trip
  • Souk Market tour
  • Cooking lesson

What's not included

  • Insurance
  • Beverages and alcoholic beverages
  • International flights
  • Entrance fees (museums, temples, etc)
  • Transfer on arrival day and departure day
  • Visa
  • Airport transfers
  • Personal expenses
  • Tips (75 EUR / week)

How to get there

Recommended Airports

Airport: Luxor International Airport Airport transfer available: Luxor International Airport (US$ 32 per person) Additional charges may apply. You can request this in the next step.

Cancellation Policy

  • A reservation requires a deposit of 25% of the total price.
  • The deposit is non-refundable, if the booking is cancelled.
  • The rest of the payment should be paid 14 days before arrival.
Special offer Discount
This listing has a Summer Deal discount of 12% if you book between 2024-Jul-13 and 2024-Aug-15.
5 days / 4 nights
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