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Egypt Horseback Riding Tour

A one-of-a-kind retreat that combines the peacefulness of yoga with the profound connection to majestic horses amongst the ancient wonders of Egypt. This unique program is designed to recharge your mind, body, and soul while immersing in the beauty of nature and the rich cultural heritage of this extraordinary country.

Key information

  • Rider Weight Limit: 85 kilograms / 187 pounds
  • Tack Type: English Tack
  • Horse Breed: Arabians and mixed local breeds

Highlights

  • 5 days of horse riding
  • Approximate daily riding time: 2 - 3 hours
  • Guided horse riding trips
  • Non-riding tours
  • Yoga and meditation classes
  • 6 nights accommodation
  • Daily meals

Skill level

  • Intermediate
  • Advanced

Styles


5 days with instruction
Group size: Maximum of 8 participants
Airport transfer available:
Luxor International Airport (US$32 per person)
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Accommodation

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 guesthouses, you can see it for yourself. They will treat you like a family member. Accommodation is subject to change and would be replaced by a similar choice (would be confirmed prior to arrival).

Program

Daily itinerary

Day 1 - Arrival

As the plane touches down in Luxor, a world of enchantment awaits you. Step onto Egyptian soil, where the history and the vibrancy of the present come together. Your adventure begins the moment you step into the ancient land. Meet the team from Desert Dreams and your travel partners. An Egyptian dinner is like a flavor explosion. The vibrant colors, bold spices, and aromatic herbs come together to create a unique sensory experience. Dinner and accommodation in a guesthouse.

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.

Day 2

  • Yoga
  • Hatsepsut Temple visit
  • Two hours of horse riding

We invite you to immerse yourself in the serene practice of yoga. Get ready to let go of the day and with each inhale feel the energy of the rising sun infuse your body with warmth and vitality. With each exhale, release any tension or worries, allowing them to dissolve into the earth below.

Try some local dishes in the morning, have your coffee and tea, and, then get ready to visit the famous Hatsepsut temple. Find out interesting facts about her reign.

After lunch, take some time off to relax then get ready for the riding tour. You will be riding Arabians and mixed local breeds. These horses are known for their courage, power, and intelligence so easy to fall in love with them. Ride along the ancient land and admire the landscape.

Day 3

  • Morning yoga
  • Valley of the Kings
  • Sunset boat sailing

Begin your morning with a yoga sessions led by experienced instructor against the breathtaking landscape. The physical practice of yoga, when combined with mindfulness and breath awareness, unites our body, mind, and spirit. This creates a deeper sense of alignment and connection with ourselves. Today you will discover the Thombs 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 howthe royals prepared themselves for the next life, and learn about the royal burial grounds.

After a morning full of historical sights enjoy your lunch then relax before the afternoon adventure. At late afternoon we set sail, and admire panoramic views of the city's iconic landmarks. Spot the Temples of Luxor as they shimmer in the golden light of the setting sun. When the sun begins to set witness a breathtaking view of the sky which turns orange and pink. Flavorful dinner will be waiting for you at the guesthouse.

Day 4

  • Morning meditation and yoga
  • three hours of horse riding

Start your day off on the right foot with a morning yoga session. The journey of yoga and connecting with yourself is a lifelong adventure. It can help to keep a harmonious and balanced life. After your peaceful morning, enjoy some time off by the pool. After lunch head to the stable where the horses will be waiting for you. As you pass through traditional villages along the way notice their daily routines and the warm hospitality that makes Egypt so welcoming. Ride through lush banana plantations and immerse yourself in the sights and scents of the countryside.

Dinner will be served at the guesthouse.

Day 5

  • Three hours of horse riding at sunrise
  • Habu temple
  • Meditation
  • Sunset yoga

Have an early wake-up, but expect it to be eye-catching. 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. You will notice 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. Today, you will also have a chance to visit Medinet Habu Temple.

As you approach the temple, you will be amazed by the imposing outer walls with carvings and colossal statues of pharaohs. The grand entrance sets the stage for the magnificence that lies within. Your knowledgeable Egyptologist guide will accompany you throughout the visit, providing fascinating historical insights and stories about the temple. After your tours, you will have some time to relax and enjoy your lunch meal. Then Desert Dreams invites you for a meditation session.

Through the power of mindfulness, unlock your inner peace. You will have a relaxing afternoon, where you can bask in the sun. Watch the sunset from the rooftop where your yoga practice will take place. Yoga encourages moments of self-observation. While practicing yoga, you have an opportunity to reflect on your thoughts, feelings, and a deeper understanding of your inner world. After an eventful day, enjoy the taste of Egypt as you savor each bite of your delicious dinner.

Day 6

  • Three hours of horse riding
  • Karnak Temple and market visit
  • meditation and yoga

By engaging in yoga regularly with an open heart, we embark on a transformative journey of selfdiscovery and self-connection. Throughout this practice, we learn to listen to our intuition, honor our needs, and embrace the essence of who we truly are. Then we will invite you for a meditation session. Release stress and anxiety as you journey through relaxation techniques designed to ease tension, restore balance, and promote a sense of overall well-being. After your breakfast and yoga session we will saddle up for the last ride of this holiday. Embrace the feeling of freedom as you gallop through the golden sands.

After lunch head to the famous Karnak Temple. Visit the ruins of ancient Egypt. Wander around the chapels and pylons, and gain knowledge about this magical place. Then get a glimpse of an Egyptian market and show off your bargaining skills. Pick up some souvenirs to take home with you. As this will be our last night we will have a BBQ dinner. Pile up your plate with your favorite dishes and enjoy the moment with your travel companions.

Day 7 - Departure

Have your breakfast and check out from the guesthouse. As you say goodbye to Egypt, remember the new friendships you have 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 have had. Hopefully, they will see you for another adventure.

About Desert Dreams

Welcome to Desert Dreams, your travel company for exploring the breathtaking landscapes and rich cultural history of Egypt. From the iconic pyramids, and ancient temples, to the beautiful Red Sea coast and the majestic Nile River. They believe that every rider deserves to experience the joy and magic of riding a Baladi horse. So come and join them for an adventure of a lifetime and prepare yourself to fall in love with these horses. You will be amazed by their beauty and inspired by their spirit.

Whether it is a short ride or a longer tour, horses and guides are sure to leave you with unforgettable memories. The team is dedicated to providing a truly unique and unforgettable experience for horse lovers and adventure seekers alike. With their expertly trained horses and knowledgeable guides, you will have the opportunity to explore the stunning desert landscape of Egypt on horseback. So come and join Desert Dreams for the trip of a lifetime.

Location

The tour will take place in Egypt.

Food

You will be served all meals included in the price.

The following meals are included:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

The following drinks are included:

  • Water
  • Tea

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

  • Vegetarian
  • 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

  • Guided horse riding trips
  • Guided non-riding tours (temple visits, sunset boat trip on the Nile River)
  • Yoga and meditation classes
  • 6 nights accommodation
  • Meals

What's not included

  • Tips
  • Insurance
  • Beverages
  • International and internal flights
  • Entrance fees (museums, temples, etc.)
  • Transfers on arrival and departure days
  • Visa

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 21 days before arrival.
7 days / 6 nights
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Sunday October 6, 2024
(7 days / 6 nights)

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