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Egypt Horse Riding Tour

This listing has one of the 10 most popular offers available in in Egypt

Discover the hidden gems of Fayoum. Immerse yourself in a unique blend of ancient history, breathtaking landscapes, and the timeless beauty of Luxor. Where every moment promises the thrill of exploration and the magic of ancient Egypt. Explore hidden desert trails in this extraordinary land.

Key information

  • Rider Weight Limit: 198 pounds / 90 kilograms
  • Tack Type: English tack
  • Horse Breed: Arabian and Baladi horses

Highlights

  • 6 days of horse riding
  • Ride through deserts, sceneries, farms, and villages
  • Guided non-riding tours
  • Excursions
  • Jeep safari tour
  • 8 nights accommodation
  • Daily meals

Skill level

  • Intermediate

Styles


7 days with instruction
Airport transfer available:
Cairo International Airport (US$ 40 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 guest houses you can see it for yourself. They will treat you like a family member. They work with villas and guesthouses, and the accommodation will depend on the availability and the group numbers. In Luxor and Fayoum, accommodations are with pools. Accommodations are subject to change and would be replaced by a similar choice (would be confirmed prior to arrival).

​Cairo

The accommodations offer rooftops with spectacular views of the pyramids. Witness the sunset casting a golden glow upon these incredible monuments. Watch the sound and light show from the terrace or your balcony.

Fayoum

This guesthouse is located in a small village in Fayoum. This charming place amidst the breathtaking beauty of nature is run by a family. Delicious homemade meals are provided, and you will be treated to a culinary experience like no other. It offers cozy and comfortable rooms, designed to embrace the natural charm of the area. Refresh yourself in the pool and enjoy the relaxing moments far from the hustle of the busy cities.

Luxor

You will experience the warmth and hospitality of the Egyptian culture firsthand. They will treat you like a family member, and you can never go hungry. In these places, you will find a perfect blend of relaxation, cultural immersion, and delicious meals that awaken the senses. Flavorful homemade dishes prepared with fresh local ingredients. Escape the heat and jump in the pool or simply lounge by the poolside. The cozy and comfortable rooms are tastefully decorated and equipped with amenities.

Program

Day 1 - Arrival

  • Dinner
  • Accommodation in a guesthouse

Welcome to Cairo, the vibrant capital city of Egypt. Here, ancient history meets modernity, where bustling markets and magnificent landmarks, await to be discovered. 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. Wonder about the greatest mystery on the planet while looking at the pyramids in the night light.

Day 2

  • All meals
  • Horse riding: 2 hours
  • Saqqara pyramids
  • Transfer to Fayoum
  • Accommodation in Fayoum

Try some local dishes in the morning, have your coffee or tea then get ready for a riding adventure. You will be riding mixed Arabians and local breeds. These horses are known for their courage, power, and intelligence, so easy to fall in love with them. There are so many great stories about how these horses were loyal to their owner. Horses were so important to the Bedouins; they kept the mares in their tents which explains why these horses connect with humans on a different level.

Ride along the ancient land, and admire the view of the pyramids. Take fascinating photos, race in the desert, and experience the joy of this trip. After your ride, they will take you back to your hotel where you can freshen up, have your lunch, and then get ready for the afternoon tour. Prepare to embark on a fascinating journey deep into Egypt's rich history.

Your knowledgeable guide will accompany you. Saqqara is an ancient burial ground, it is considered to be one of the oldest stone structures in the world. This impressive structure served as the final resting place for Pharaoh Djoser. After the tour, you will make your way to the beautiful Fayoum oasis, where you are going to stay in a guesthouse. Celebrate this full day with flavorful Egyptian dishes.

Day 3

  • All meals
  • Horse riding: 4 - 5 hours
  • Pottery factory visit
  • Accommodation in Fayoum

Wake up to a lovely morning and try some local food for breakfast before the adventure begins. Gear up and get ready to conquer the desert. Along the way, you will be greeted by breathtaking scenery, like Lake Qarun, and the endless vast desert dunes. The untouched beauty of this region will leave you mesmerized. You will enjoy your lunch break with beautiful views.

Then you make your way back home through the desert. In the afternoon, you are going to visit a pottery factory run by a family. Here, you can see and practice how to make plates, mugs, and decorations from clay. Closing of this day will be a delicious dinner at your guesthouse.

Day 4

  • All meals
  • Morning jeep safari tour
  • Wadi El Rayan
  • Horse riding: 4 hours
  • Accommodation in Fayoum

Get up to the sound of dawn, have your tasty breakfast, and be ready for a half-day desert tour by a 4x4 vehicle. During the day, visit Wadi Al Hitan also known as the Valley of the Whales. This is an incredible open-air museum for whale fossils. This area used to be underwater 40 million years ago. After spending some time here and discovering some museum pieces, you will drive to meet the horses and continue your trip on horseback. Lunch will be served in the desert.

A full day of beautiful landscapes. The lake's turquoise water against the dramatic desert backdrop is truly captivating. So get your cameras ready, and capture it. This peaceful place will allow you to escape everyday life and fully immerse yourself in this serene paradise. Watch a beautiful sunset as it melts across the horizon. Fall in love with the colors of sundown. Dinner will be served for you at the guesthouse.

Day 5

  • All meals
  • Transfer to Cairo
  • Internal flight between Cairo and Luxor (not included)
  • Sunset boat sailing
  • Accommodation in Luxor

After having your delicious breakfast, get ready to drive back to Cairo. You will take a short internal flight to Luxor. The moment you step foot in Luxor, you will feel a sense of history in the air. The city is referred to as the 'World's Greatest Open Air Museum'. Check in to the guesthouse where your host will prepare local dishes for lunch. Afternoon will give you some free time to relax, jump in the pool, or bask in the sun.

Later, you will board a boat to watch the sunset and the surrounding area from the famous Nile River. The swaying palm trees lining the riverbanks and the distant sounds of the city fade away, allowing you to escape into a world of beauty and tranquility. Witness the setting sun. The sky transforms into a palette of vibrant colors. You will return to the guesthouse where dinner will be served.

Day 6

  • All meals
  • Valley of the Kings
  • Hatshepsut
  • Colossi of Memnon
  • Horse riding: 2 hours
  • Accommodation in Luxor

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 flavors 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. Colorful 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 has 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 gallop. 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 7

  • All meals
  • Sunrise balloon horse riding: 3 hours
  • Karnak Temple
  • Souk Market
  • Accommodation in Luxor

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. 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. Luxor's souk market also offers the opportunity to immerse yourself in the local culture. Allow yourself to be enchanted by the sights, sounds, and scents. After exploring, you will return back to the guesthouse for dinner.

Day 8

  • All meals
  • Cooking lesson with lunch
  • Desert horse riding: 3 hours
  • Barbecue dinner

Have your breakfast and a relaxing morning. You have had so many adventures by now and sure you are happy to get some free time by the pool. Then step into a unique cultural experience as you enter a traditional Egyptian kitchen. You will gain insight into the secrets of Egyptian dishes. Watch as the ingredients come together creating a delicious masterpiece. After your culinary journey and lunch, you will saddle up and ride through the farms and villages to the desert.

On the way, you will meet friendly locals and have a glimpse of their daily lifestyle. Gallop in the desert and enjoy the last ride of this amazing holiday. Race with your travel companions who have become your friends by now. After returning back to the stable, you will celebrate the last day with a barbecue dinner at the stable.

Day 9

  • Breakfast
  • 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.

Location

The tour will take place in Egypt.

Food

You will be served daily 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
  • Visits to ancient temples
  • Jeep safari tour
  • 8 nights accommodation
  • Meals

What's not included

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

Arrival: Monday December 2, 2024
Departure: Tuesday December 10, 2024

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