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Horse Riding Holiday in Egypt

Take a step back in time and explore the many ancient monuments. Take in epic views of the sea, and enjoy crystal-clear blue waters. A visit to these fascinating destinations is sure to be an unforgettable experience.

Key information

  • Rider Weight Limit: 85 kilograms / 187 pounds
  • Tack type: English
  • Horse breed: Mixed Arabians and local breeds

Highlights

  • Approximate daily riding time: 2 - 3 hours
  • Experience an open space desert where several gallop opportunities await you
  • Discover the Tombs of Pharaohs also known as the Valley of the Gates of the Kings
  • Admire the desert landscape as it turns into red and orange tones at dusk
  • 6 nights accommodation
  • All meals as stated in the itinerary

Skill level

  • Beginner
  • Intermediate
  • Advanced

Styles


5 days with instruction in English
The organizer also speaks: Arabic, Hungarian
Group size: Minimum of 2 participants
Airport transfer available:
Cairo International Airport (US$ 40 per person)
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Accommodation

Accommodation in Cairo - Best View Pyramid Inn

The accommodations offer great views of the Pyramids. On the beautiful rooftop terrace, you can enjoy your meal or just have a coffee and wonder about the oldest mystery. The Accommodation is nearby to Great Sphinx and Giza Pyramids. The hotel will offer free W-iFi, air-conditioned rooms, and 24-hour reception.

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 our 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 Cairo

  • Transfer from the airport to the hotel (not included)
  • Accommodation close to the Pyramids
  • Dinner

Arrive at Cairo airport where your driver will meet you and take you to your hotel. Relax until dinner time. Then meet the team from Desert Dreams and your travel partners. Enjoy your local meal with a great view of the Pyramids. An Egyptian dinner is like a flavor explosion. The vibrant colors, bold spices, and aromatic herbs come together to create a unique sensory experience.

Day 2: Cairo, Luxor (please note, that the domestic flight is not included)

  • All meals.
  • Horse riding for 2 hours
  • Cairo Museum
  • Domestic flight to Luxor (not included)
  • Airport transfer
  • Accommodation in Luxor

Try some local dishes in the morning, have your coffee and tea then get ready for a riding adventure. Experience an open space desert where several gallop opportunities await you.

After the ride, they will take you back to your hotel where you can freshen up, have your lunch then get ready to check out and head for the afternoon tour. It is time for you to discover some antiquities from the olden time in Cairo Museum, your private guide will accompany you for this wonderful expedition. Where you will discover some important collections from ancient years. After this tour, you will take a short internal flight to Luxor. You will notice full of green areas, a different landscape than you have used to. Temples, palm trees, banana plantations, sugar cane fields, green fields, and deserts. Landscapes of beauty. Take a moment for this scenery.

You will be staying in a local family-run guesthouse. Your hosts will greet you with a warm welcome. Arabic people are known for their generosity and hospitality, in these guesthouses you can see it for yourself. They will treat you like a family member. An excellently prepared dinner will be served for you at the hotel. These dishes reflect the rich culture and history of this ancient land.

The Giza Pyramid is the largest Egyptian Pyramid, it was made for Pharaoh Khufu from the 4th dynasty around 2550 B.C. The Pharaohs expected to become Gods in their afterlife, therefore they built temples and royal burial grounds for themselves. The 2nd Pyramid of the Giza complex was created by Khufu's son Khafre. His necropolis also included the Sphinx, is a creature with the body of a lion and the head of a human. The 3rd one was built by Pharaoh Menkaure.

Day 3: Luxor

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

Today you will discover the Tombs of Pharaohs also known as the Valley of the Gates of the Kings. See the extraordinary hieroglyphic texts that celebrate the Pharaohs and Gods. Witness how the royals prepared themselves for the next life, and learn about the royal burial grounds. Later visit the Temple of Hatshepsut, her reign is definitely an interesting story to hear about.

Walk among the tombs where once kings and queens did. After a morning full of historical sights enjoy your lunch then relax before the afernoon adventure.

Your afternoon ride will take you across the village and sugar cane fields to the desert. Where you can watch the sunset and know this is a promise of a new dawn. When the sun is close to the horizon the game begins. Fill up your soul with a piece of art that involves the sun. It will be a good place to take glorious photos, so you can keep this sunset with you. 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 4: Luxor

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

An early wake-up, but expect it to be eyecatching. Watch the sun rising up slowly and let the first rays of the sun touch your skin. Get into the saddle before dawn and ride out. Witness this beauty, the fresh air, the first lights, which make the Nile River shine. Birds start to sing and fly around the palm trees. Be amazed at how wonderful nature is. 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, be pleased with your breakfast and relax before heading to the famous Karnak Temple. Have your lunch before meeting your lovely guide, and go to the ruins of ancient Egypt. Wander around the chapels and pylons, and gain knowledge about this magical place. Following the tour, you will stop to have a refreshing drink and watch the sunset with panoramic views. Get a glimpse of an Egyptian market and show off your bargaining skills. You will return to the hotel for dinner. The Egyptian spices add a whole dimension to the taste. Smell the freshly prepared food, sure you are going for another round.

Day 5: Luxor, Hurghada

  • All meals
  • Horse riding (2-3 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. Visit the gorgeous pylons and hieroglyphs on the wall, some of them are still colorful. After the morning tour return back to your hotel to freshen up and, check out. Enjoy your meal before your transfer to Hurghada. Feel the breeze of the sea as you get out of the car. Enjoy the soothing sound of the water as you savor a delicious meal.

Day 6: Hurghada

  • All meals
  • Boat trip and snorkeling
  • Horse riding (4 hours)
  • Accommodation close to the sea

Rise and shine travelers! A fresh day means new places to discover. You are going 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.

After a lovely morning tour, have your lunch, then get ready for a sunset ride. The local horses are known for their power beauty and intelligence. Warning – easy to fall in love with. Admire the desert landscape as it turns into red and orange tones at dusk. Witness how the sun sets between the mountains. 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 7: Hurghada departure

  • Breakfast
  • Swimming with horses
  • Transfer to the airport (not included)

Have your breakfast with a wonderful view. We left some great fun for you before your departure. Today you will have a chance to swim with horses, this activity is on many people’s bucket lists no wonder why. Splash into the crystal clear water. Ride your horse bareback, and lead them into the Sea. After your morning adventure, check out and, meet your driver who will take you to the airport.

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 Cairo, 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 - 3 hours
  • Guided horse riding and non-riding tours as stated in the itinerary
  • Transfer to Hurghada from Luxor
  • Snorkeling boat trip
  • Swimming with horse excursion

What's not included

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

How to get there

Recommended Airports

Airport: Cairo International Airport Airport transfer available: Cairo International Airport (US$ 40 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

Monday September 30, 2024
(7 days / 6 nights)

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