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Horse Riding Holiday in Egypt

West Bank is a true treasure trove of history and culture. Bask in the sun and enjoy the turquoise waters of the Red Sea. Create memories that will last a lifetime, as you explore two distinct aspects of Egypt’s rich culture and heritage.

Key information

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

Highlights

  • Approximate daily riding time: 2 - 4 hours
  • See one of the most remarkable architectural wonders of Egypt
  • Visit Karnak Temple which represents the greatness of ancient Egypt
  • Visit Hurghada, a vibrant city known for its stunning beaches and crystal-clear waters
  • 6 nights accommodation
  • All meals as stated in the itinerary

Skill level

  • Beginner
  • Intermediate
  • Advanced

Styles


5 days with instruction
Group size: Minimum of 2 participants
Airport transfer available:
Luxor International Airport (US$ 32 per person)
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Accommodation

Accommodation in Luxor - Flamingo Boutique Hotel

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.

Accommodation in Hurghada - Dawar El Omda

Desert Dreams offers beautiful places to stay close to the beach. Sip your cocktail by the pool or the Sea and sense the breeze of it. Enjoy tasty and fresh seafood dishes. Watch the water changes its colors from sunrise to sunset. The hotel will offer free Wi-Fi, air-conditioned rooms, and 24-hour reception. The accommodation is subject to change.

Program

Day 1: Arrival in Luxor

  • Dinner
  • Accommodation in a guesthouse

Welcome to Luxor, known as the world’s greatest open-air museum. Luxor is home to some of the most impressive archaeological sites. The Nile River runs through the city, adding to its enchanting beauty.

Meet the team from Desert Dreams and your travel partners. Relax by the pool until dinner time, then meet us to enjoy the pleasant rich tasty food. An Egyptian dinner is like a flavor explosion. The vibrant colors, bold spices, and aromatic herbs come together to create a unique sensory experience. Traditional dishes such as falafel, baba ghanoush, tahina, are all prepared with the freshest and most aromatic ingredients. Take your time to savor each bite and appreciate the special flavors 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

Start your day off right with a traditional Egyptian breakfast, filled with an array of flavors and textures. After your morning meal, visit the ancient wonders of the Valley of the Kings where Pharaohs were laid to rest in grand tombs. As you wander through this sacred valley, you will discover the rich history and mythology. Then you will see one of the most remarkable architectural wonders of Egypt. As you explore the temple, you will learn about its fascinating history and the life of Queen Hatshepsut, who was known for her reign of prosperity.

After a morning full of historical sights enjoy your lunch then relax before the afternoon adventure. Meet the horses at the stable. Discover the beauty and grace of Baladi horses, a unique breed that originated in Egypt. With their elegant movements and flowing manes, Baladi horses are a sight to behold. Enjoy the scenery as you ride through the lush landscapes. 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
  • 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 4: Luxor, Hurghada

  • All meals
  • Horse riding (2 hours)
  • Habu Temple visit
  • Transfer to Hurghada
  • Accommodation in Hurghada

Have your breakfast and prepare for the last ride in Luxor with your favorite horse around the village, stop by Habu Temple. Built during the reign of Ramses III, the temple is filled with hieroglyphics that tell the story of Pharaonic history. After the morning tour return back to your hotel to freshen up and, check out. Enjoy your meal before your transfer, as the next destination is waiting. The road to Hurghada takes you through the desert mountains, so don’t forget to look out of the window while you relax in the car. Welcome to Hurghada! This vibrant city is known for its stunning beaches and crystal-clear waters.

Day 5: Hurghada

  • All meals
  • Horse riding (4 hours)
  • Accommodation in Hurghada

Wake up to the sound of birds chirping, and enjoy your breakfast in your new destination. Today morning you will have some free time, relax by the pool, and spend some relaxing time with your new friends. After you lunch get ready for a sunset ride. Experience the beauty and the serenity of the desert landscape. As the sun dips below the horizon, the sky turns shades of pink, orange, and red. It is a magical moment to savor. Fly with your horses, and take super photos and videos. At the end of the day, a delicious dinner will be served for you.

Day 6: Hurghada

  • All meals
  • Boat trip and snorkeling
  • Accommodation in Hurghada

Wake up to the sound of birds chirping, and enjoy your breakfast in your new destination. Then get ready to board a boat to peek into the underwater world, search for dolphins, and to bask in the sun. You will have the chance to snorkel in the crystal-clear sea and explore magical coral reefs and colorful fishes. At the end of the day, a delicious dinner will be served for you.

Day 7: Hurghada departure

  • Breakfast
  • Swimming with horses (1 hour)
  • Horse riding (1 hour)

Have your breakfast with a wonderful view. Desert Dreams will make your last day unforgettable by experiencing the adventure of swimming with horses. Head to the beach, race with your horses the last time, then take off the saddles and ride your horse bareback into the crystal-clear water. The perfect way to finish your adventure in this beautiful country. After the morning trip, refresh yourself at the hotel, and check out.

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, they 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.

Location

During this tour, you will visit fascinating destinations around Luxor and Hurghada.

Food

The following meals are included:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

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

  • 6 nights accommodation
  • All meals as stated in the itinerary
  • Approximate daily riding time: 2 - 4 hours
  • Guided horse riding and non-riding tours as stated in the itinerary
  • Transfer to Hurghada
  • Snorkeling boat trip
  • Swimming with horses excursion

What's not included

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

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.
7 days / 6 nights
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Minimum group size

This trip requires a minimum of 2 participants

Saturday October 12, 2024
(7 days / 6 nights)

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