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Egypt Horseback Riding Tour

Prepare for an unparalleled thrill of a lifetime as you embark on an Egyptian horseback adventure that will stir your senses and leave you exhilarated. Envision galloping through mesmerizing landscapes, your heart racing to the rhythmic hoofbeats, surrounded by the monumental remnants of ancient Egypt, each step your horse takes steeped in the weight of history.

Key information

  • Rider weight limit: 220 pounds / 100 kilograms
  • Tack type: English saddle
  • Horse height range: 1.42 - 1.73 meters
  • Horse breed: Arabian Egyptian horses

Meet the instructors

Nobi
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Highlights

  • 6 days of horse riding
  • Approximate daily riding time: 2 - 3 hours
  • Start each day with rejuvenating morning meditations
  • Traverse the ancient landscape of the Fayoum Oasis
  • Dive into Luxor's Valley of the Kings
  • Forge meaningful connections with local culture and traditions
  • 7 nights accommodation + daily meals
  • Airport transfers

Skill level

  • Intermediate
  • Advanced

Styles


6 days with instruction
Group size: 2-8 participants
Airport transfer included: Cairo International Airport
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Accommodation

You will stay at a hotel in Faiyum on the first night. For the next two nights, you will stay at a desert camp. For the rest of the trip, you will then stay at a hotel in Luxor.

Program

Prerequisites

  • For a personalized touch, bring along your own riding gear
  • Maximum weight of 100 kilograms or 220 pounds to ensure a comfortable experience
  • Calling all intermediate and advanced riders to partake in this extraordinary journey

Are you ready to seize this incredible opportunity? Saddle up for an Egyptian horseback adventure that promises not only to dazzle your senses but also to create indelible memories. The program is designed for you to rest and explore local temples and attractions at your own pace, ensuring an enriching and personalized experience. Join and let the exhilaration of this unique journey unfold!

Highlights

  • Enthralling horseback journey: Experience the thrill of galloping through mesmerizing landscapes, feeling the pulse of ancient history with every hoofbeat, surrounded by the monumental remnants of ancient Egypt.
  • Mesmerizing Fayoum Oasis ride: Traverse the ancient landscape of the Fayoum Oasis on horseback, exploring lush palm groves, serene lakes, and fertile farmlands set against the backdrop of the arid desert. The harmony between nature's beauty and historical tapestry creates a captivating experience.
  • Immersive Luxor exploration: Dive into Luxor's Valley of the Kings, uncovering age-old secrets and cultural richness. Immerse yourself in the vibrant tapestry of traditional Egyptian villages and historical monuments from a unique horseback perspective.
  • Unique cultural encounters: Forge meaningful connections with local culture and traditions, experiencing Egyptian villages and their cultural heritage, offering a glimpse into ancient rituals and a way of life.
  • Revitalizing mornings: Start each day with rejuvenating morning meditations, setting the tone for a day filled with wonder, discovery, and a deep connection with the surroundings.
  • Personalized exploration: The program offers flexibility, allowing you to rest and explore local temples and attractions at your own pace, ensuring an enriching and personalized adventure.
  • Unforgettable memories: This Egyptian horseback adventure promises not just sensory delight but also everlasting memories of an immersive journey through time and culture.

Join for an unparalleled adventure that blends history, nature, and the thrill of horseback riding, creating moments that linger in the heart forever.

Detailed agenda

Day 1 - Fayoum Oasis arrival

Upon arrival at Cairo airport, embrace a scenic transfer to the tranquil haven of Fayoum. Experience a captivating 2.5-hour ride around the shimmering lake, soaking in the serene surroundings. Nestle into the comforts of a Fayoum hotel and indulge in a delightful dinner.

Day 2 - Lake exploration and desert camp

Awaken to a delightful breakfast before embarking on an enchanting ride south of the lake. Embrace an adventurous overnight desert camp, immersing yourself in the beauty of the vast expanse under the starry sky. Enjoy a sumptuous dinner in the midst of this natural sanctuary.

Day 3 - Desert wilderness

Continue your exploration with a ride north of the lake, reveling in the untamed beauty of the desert. Spend another mesmerizing night at the desert camp, delighting in dinner surrounded by the tranquility of nature's embrace.

Day 4 - Luxor bound adventure

Travel back to Fayoum by jeep and catch a flight to Luxor. Upon arrival, transfer to a Luxor hotel. Settle in with a short village ride, acquainting yourself with the horses and the local charm. Be treated to a heartwarming welcome dinner.

Day 5 and 6 - Temple adventures

Witness the magical sunrise near the Hatshepsut Temple during a captivating 3-hour ride, catching glimpses of hot air balloons ascending. Enjoy leisurely breakfasts and free time. Traverse to Hatshepsut Temple on a morning ride, followed by a breathtaking desert sunset ride near the Habu Temple.

Day 7 - Historical marvels

Opt for an optional sunrise balloon flight over the Valley of the Queens and Kings, a captivating 2-3-hour experience. Enjoy free time to explore historical sites with a guide, punctuated by an evening 2-hour ride. Conclude the day with a dinner treat at the hotel.

Day 8 - Departure

Savor a delicious breakfast before transferring to Luxor Airport. If time allows, explore the vibrant souqs or other East Bank attractions.

Horses

The Arabian Egyptian horses chosen for the rides, gentle and meticulously cared for, are perfect for riders of all skill levels. Your journey will be accompanied by a knowledgeable professional guide, ensuring a safe and enriching experience. As an added precaution, they provide hard hats for your safety.

Prepare to be captivated, as every detail has been thoughtfully curated to offer you an experience that resonates with sheer elegance and excitement.

Instructors

Nobi Omar

Location

Riding through the Fayoum Oasis in Egypt unfolds as a mesmerizing journey through ancient landscapes teeming with natural wonders. Navigate the trails on horseback, immersing yourself in lush palm groves, serene lakes, and fertile farmlands nestled amidst the arid desert. The gentle sway of palms and the tranquil waters of Lake Qarun create a serene oasis, a stark contrast to the vast golden sands stretching as far as the eye can see. This ride reveals a harmonious blend of nature's timeless beauty and the historical richness woven into Egypt's enchanting landscapes.

In Luxor's Valley of the Kings, uncover ancient secrets and wonders, immersing yourself in the vibrant tapestry of traditional Egyptian villages and their culture, forging connections that resonate a lifetime. Imagine the thrill of exploring historical monuments from horseback, a unique perspective that transports you through time. Each day commences with revitalizing morning meditations, setting the tone for a day filled with awe-inspiring discoveries.

Food

All meals are included except for day 7 during your free time.

The following meals are included:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

The following drinks are included:

  • Water
  • Coffee
  • Tea
  • Soda

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

Things to do (optional)

  • Balloon flight over the Valley of the Kings in Luxor: 120 USD
  • Nile cruise on a luxury boat from Luxor to Dendera Temple: 150 USD
  • Healing session: 100 - 150 USD
  • Oriental dance class: 50 USD
  • Additional 3 day / 2 nights in Cairo to Giza with a private visit to the awe-inspiring Giza Great pyramid after closing hours and a meditation in the King's chamber: from 2,500 USD

What's included

  • 7-night stay in quality accommodations with breakfast
  • Seamless airport transfers for your convenience
  • Daily exhilarating horse rides to amplify your adventure
  • Culinary delights await - all meals except day 7 during your free time

What's not included

  • Internal flight from Cairo to Luxor
  • Meals on day 7

How to get there

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Arrival by airplane

Please book your flight to arrive at Cairo International Airport (CAI) on the first day. Please note that you will conclude your adventure departing from Luxor International Airport (LXR), with accessible connections to Cairo or alternatively you can opt for a flight from Hurghada (transfer 3 hours - not included).

Airport: Cairo International Airport Airport transfer included: Cairo International Airport No additional charges. You can request this in the next step.

Cancellation Policy

  • A reservation requires a deposit of 50% of the total price.
  • The deposit is non-refundable, if the booking is cancelled.
  • The rest of the payment should be paid 30 days before arrival.
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Minimum group size

This trip requires a minimum of 2 participants

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