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Egypt Horse Riding Holiday

Short on time but big on adventure? This tour is for you! This is a whirlwind tour of the best of Egypt, both in and out the saddle! Start your journey in Cairo, then proceed onto Luxor, before ending at the Red Sea. Hold on tight because this is the ride of your life!

Key Information

  • Rider Weight Limit: 220 pounds / 100 kilograms
  • Tack Type: English Saddle
  • Horse Breeds: Arabian and Baladi (Local Breed) Horses


  • Daily riding and non-riding tour
  • Approximate daily riding time: 3 to 6 hours
  • Use of horses and tack including saddlebags
  • Services of riding and non-riding guides are included
  • Daily breakfast, lunch, and dinner are provided
  • Complimentary water bottles on riding trips
  • 5 nights accommodation

Skill level

  • Intermediate
  • Advanced


4 days with instruction in English
The organizer also speaks: Arabic
Airport transfer available:
Cairo International Airport (US$ 52 per person)
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Ride Egypt Cairo Accommodation

Ride Egypt offers a choice of two and three-star bed and breakfast hotels, subject to availability. Due to the guesthouses having a smaller capacity than the big generic hotels, Ride Egypt likes to have the freedom to choose and these are the favorites. Giza guesthouses offer stunning views, right in the heart of the action. Standard rooms are included in the packages. If you would like a pyramid view room, Ride Egypt will do their best, so please check at the time of booking.

  • Panorama Pyramids Inn - Giza, Cairo

Set 300 meters away from the Great Sphinx and 1.2 kilometers away from the Giza Pyramids, the Panorama Pyramids Inn features accommodation with free Wi-Fi. All guest rooms at the inn are equipped with a seating area and a TV with satellite channels and have a private bathroom with free toiletries, air conditioning, and a desk.

The accommodation offers a terrace and, speaking Arabic and English, the staff are always on hand to help at the 24-hour front desk. Cairo Tower is 14 kilometers from the Panorama Pyramids Inn, while the Mosque of Ibn Tulun is 14 kilometers away. This property also has one of the best-rated locations in Cairo!

  • Pyramids Valley Boutique Hotel - Giza, Cairo

Located in the shadows of the Great Pyramids of Giza in Cairo, just 50 meters from these wonders of the ancient world, this hotel offers unmatched views of the pyramids, sphinx, and the sound and light theater. Free Wi-Fi is available throughout the property; at the hotel, each room is equipped with a wardrobe, fridge, and a flat-screen TV.

Rooms are complete with a private bathroom equipped with free toiletries, while certain rooms at Pyramids Valley also provide guests with a terrace. After dinner, you will be welcome to watch the magnificent sound and light show from your balcony or the top terrace.

  • 3 Pyramids View Inn - Giza, Cairo

The Pyramids View Inn is located in Cairo, 400 meters from the Great Sphinx, and has free bikes and a garden. The property is set 1.1 kilometers away from the Giza Pyramids. The accommodation features a 24-hour front desk and a shared kitchen for guests. At the inn, each room includes a wardrobe and a TV. Rooms include a private bathroom equipped with a bath, while selected rooms include a kitchen. This property also has one of the best-rated locations in Cairo!

Ride Egypt Luxor Accommodation

  • Luxor Homestay (Included)

Ride Egypt is more than just a riding holiday. You may well arrive as a guest but you will leave as a friend, and more importantly, as part of a family. To make this experience even more personal, Ride Egypt would like to welcome you into their home as part of your stay in Luxor. The Dome House is a welcoming haven in Luxor, with exquisite views of the Valley of the Kings from the roof terrace.

It’s here you will enjoy breakfast each morning and a cold glass of wine in the evening while taking in the tranquil surroundings. Each bedroom has its own dome roof, subtle Bedouin lighting, and traditional Egyptian themes throughout. The house is located just a few minutes from the horses and surrounded by farmland.

From the house, you’ll be able to see farmers tend to their land in this quiet and gentle setting. You will enjoy a host of traditional home-cooked meals and the local chef’s delights will be available each day. There are a small garden and a swimming pool available to use at a neighboring hotel.

  • Villa Nile House, Luxor (Upgrade: 30 GBP extra per person per night including all meals)

Villa Nile House is a quirky charming guest house with outstanding service, built with an oriental style and traditional materials like wood and cob, and comfortably decorated. It has two terraces on the roof with views of Luxor temple and Hatshepsut temple. When you enter the grounds, you will be delighted by the flower garden, and enjoy the Bedouin corner to relax and drink a mint tea or the traditional Egyptian Karkade.

Yes, you are on holiday! At the back of the garden, the swimming pool, Jacuzzi, and a hammam are waiting for you. From the patio, you will find the dining room. An open-air stair will lead you to the bedrooms and to the two terraces on the roof. Each of the charming bedrooms celebrates Luxor, find yourself staying in Hathor, Nefertiti, Kheops, Cleopatra, Nefertari, Akhenaton, or Touthankamon to name a few!

Each room is full of character and has air-conditioning, an LCD TV, and Wi-Fi access. Also, each has a private bathroom and an outside sitting area close to the room.

  • Winter Palace (Upgrade: 100 GBP extra per person per night including breakfast)

This isn’t just any hotel! Formerly the winter palace of the Egyptian royal family, where Lord George Herbert Carnarvon and Howard Carter told the world of their astonishing find during their discovery of Tutankhamun's Tomb, and where Crime Writer, Agatha Christie, stayed when she wrote her masterpiece “Death on the Nile” (along with Old Cataract in Aswan) in 1937.

From the Nile Terrace, views reach as far as the Valley of the Kings, the ancient Egyptian burial site of pharaohs including Tutankhamun, and the main restaurant is in what was the former master dining room for 125 years. Just a few minutes from the Temple of Luxor, this hotel exudes a timeless splendor and is well-placed for an indulgent stay in this historic city.

In the Victorian Lounge, guests can enjoy afternoon tea and in the main restaurant, La Corniche, a buffet spread fit for royalty, is laid out for breakfast and dinner. For fine French dining, book a table at the stately 1886 Restaurant and choose between the Nile Terrace or the Royal Bar for a nightcap.

Rooms are colonial in feel and design with satin fabrics, marble bathrooms, and superb views of the Nile, the ancient Valley of the Kings, or the botanical gardens. Classic Garden View Rooms look out onto the grounds and are tastefully decorated in regal style, while Classic Nile View Rooms overlook the iconic river.

From Agatha Christie, Winston Churchill to Hillary Clinton, Sofitel Winter Palace Luxor has, for almost a century, hosted the world’s biggest celebrities and most powerful leaders. If its walls could speak, it's imagined that they would begin with the tale of Carter and Carnarvon and the hunt for King Tut’s tomb.

November 22, 1922, Luxor, Egypt. After making a small hole in the sealed wall, Howard Carter pushed a candle through it. At first, he could see nothing and then his eyes adjusted to the light. When Lord George Herbert Carnarvon asked, “Can you see anything?” Carter replied, “Yes, wonderful things!” Just a few hours before, this first peek into the golden tomb of King Tutankhamen, Carter and Carnarvon were discussing the find from the veranda of the Sofitel Winter Palace Luxor.

As of January 1923, this hotel had become one of the most famous in the world. Celebrities, thrill-seekers, as well as the press, flooded the hotel to attend the daily conferences, where Carter and Carnarvon spoke side by side from the veranda detailing every step of the excavation. The building is constructed around the main hall with a beautiful marble staircase that ascends around a magnificent glass chandelier.

On both sides, the hotel has two large wings that run parallel to the Nile. The ground floor is reserved for service rooms, restaurants, and a ballroom with a 100-year-old rug donated by the Belgian queen. The bar is filled with antiques and century-old furniture and is breathtaking and relaxing to sit in, it feels like at any moment, Lord Carnarvon could enter to smoke his usual cigar and drink his regular whiskey.

While the atmosphere in Luxor has changed since then, the Winter Palace remains largely the same. True, the facilities have been upgraded to meet modern standards and a large heated swimming pool has been installed in the garden, but the place still has an old feel to it. Winter Palace Allows you to take a step back in time whilst offering you unashamed luxury and hosting worthy of a king (or queen).

Ride Egypt Red Sea Accommodation

Ride Egypt offers a choice of three to five-star hotels, subject to availability. Ride Egypt likes to have the freedom to choose and these are the favorites. Hurghada Hotels are mostly tourist hotels and you should consider that they will not have the same small intimate feeling as Luxor and Aswan.

Ride Egypt chooses hotels based on being in the best locations and access to the horses and dolphins, plus an opportunity to dine out or shop in the evening. All hotels offer both beach and swimming pool access and work on a soft all-inclusive basis covering meals, snacks, and soft drinks. Alcohol is payable locally.

  • Elysees Dream Beach Hotel - 3.5-star

The hotel is in the heart of Hurghada. Overlooking the Red Sea, the hotel provides a warm Egyptian hospitality experience. With its special flair of professional staff and its friendly atmosphere, providing 24 hours service in multi-languages. All rooms are spacious and airy with Wi-Fi, a safety deposit box, TV, minibar, and balcony; some feature views to the Red Sea.

A buffet breakfast is offered each morning and the on-site restaurant offers an array of local dishes and refreshing drinks with a sea view; while several regional picks can be found in the surrounding area. The outdoor swimming pool is surrounded by a sun terrace equipped with loungers and parasols.

Guests can also benefit from a 24-hour reception, laundry service, and hairdressers on site. The beach is just moments away, where guests will find loungers and parasols for prime relaxation.

  • Sunrise Grand Select (Adults Only) - 5-star

Sunrise Holidays Resort has a private beach with a lagoon and island. It offers a dive center, health club, and an outdoor pool overlooking the Red Sea. This property offers an array of restaurants, bars, and lounges. Free WIFI is available in the lobby area; with a balcony or terrace with sea or pool views, the air-conditioned rooms have a satellite TV, minibar, and a private bathroom with a bath.

Some rooms feature a lounge area with sofas. Egyptian and international dishes are served at the Nasaya Restaurant and Lounge, El Sol International restaurant, and Arabian Nights restaurant. Snacks and drinks are on offer at the pool and beach bars. Room service and packed lunches can be arranged.

  • Bel Air Azur (Adults Only) - 4-star

This all-inclusive beach hotel is located along the Red Sea, just three kilometers from the center of Hurghada. It features 800 meters squared of freshwater pools and rooms with balcony and free minibar. There is also a pool bar with a selection of ice creams, and other five bars serving light snacks and drinks.

The contemporary rooms of Bel Air Azur Resort overlook the central pool area. They are all equipped with satellite TV, a small coffee table with wicker chairs, and a hairdryer. This property also has one of the best-rated locations in Hurghada!


Day 1: Travel Day

Arrive in Cairo and transfer to your guest house in Giza overlooking the Pyramids.

Day 2

Starting with a trail to the majestic Great Pyramids of Giza with your own guide to lead the way on horseback, you’ll enjoy personalized attention on your private tour of these famous symbols of Egypt’s ancient civilization. The Great Pyramids and the Sphinx date back over 3,000 years. While there are actually over 100 pyramids in Egypt, the Pyramids of Giza are by far the most famous and are the last of the original Seven Wonders of the World.

Your guide will provide a fascinating introduction to each of the three pyramids: Cheops, Khafre, and Menakaure. You will have free time to enter one of the smaller pyramids while your grooms tend to your horses outside. After visiting the pyramids, you’ll then continue across the plateau for a photo opportunity of the three pyramids rising from the sands, with the Cairo skyline in the background.

A short ride later finds you standing at the feet of the Sphinx; for thousands of years, the enigmatic symbol of Egypt. The Sphinx has the body of a lion and the head of a king and is surrounded in mystery. After a jam-packed morning, you will take lunch at a local restaurant overlooking the pyramids. After lunch, you will transfer by car to the fabulous stable right next to Abu Sir.

Surrounded by sand dunes, the pyramids of Abu Sir form the necropolis of the 5th dynasty (2494–2345 BC). The location is incredible, a bliss to enjoy a moment of peace at the humble ruins and revel in the serene desolation of the surrounding desert; also offering riders a real opportunity to stretch out and fly with the horses.

From Abu Sir, you will ride onto Sakkara Pyramids where in the Old Kingdom, pharaohs were buried within Saqqara’s 11 major pyramids, while their subjects were buried in the hundreds of smaller tombs. Most of Saqqara, except for the Step Pyramid, was buried in sand until the mid-19th century, when the great French Egyptologist Auguste Mariette uncovered the Serapeum.

Covering a seven-kilometer stretch of the Western Desert, Saqqara, the huge cemetery of ancient Memphis, was an active burial ground for more than 3500 years and is Egypt’s largest archaeological site. The riding for this day is around five to six hours; there will be a short internal evening flight to Luxor, ideally around 9 p.m. onwards (The flight is not yet included in the package and approximately costs 50 GBP).

Day 3

Wake to the beautiful sound of the prayer call with stunning views of the River Nile from the local guesthouse in Luxor on the West Bank. Your morning starts with a non-riding tour and an introduction to the land of the pharaohs. You’ll visit Valley of the Kings, Tutankhamun, and the temple of Hatshepsut.

After a fabulous morning sightseeing, you’ll return to your guesthouse for lunch and an hour or so to relax before you are off again on your second tour of the day but this time, by horseback! The trail ride will show you real Egypt as you ride through the local villages and sugar cane fields arriving at the famed temple of Habu Temple.

Here, you will dismount and while the team tends to your horses, the local guide will take you inside to explore one of the most stunningly preserved temples in Egypt. After your temple tour, you will take the route via the banana plantations where the horses can open up and fly in the sunset on your ride back to the stable. Dinner will be served at a local restaurant and today's riding time is approximately three to four hours.

Day 4

Rise and shine! It’s a new day and what better way to start it than with a sunrise view across the Valley of the Kings! This is a four-hour trail ride with breakfast included. A chance to see mother nature’s beauty at her best! You will return around 11 a.m. and have a couple of hours to relax and lunch before you are off again, this time it’s a non-riding tour of the East Bank to Karnak Temple, the Avenue of the Sphinx, and Luxor Museum. You will transfer to Hurghada in the evening by car and today's riding time is approximately four to five hours.

Day 5

Swimming with horses has to be Ride Egypt's number 1 requested trip when visiting the Red Sea. You will take a morning trip through the desert to the beach where you will remove the saddles and swim the tranquil crystal-clear water bareback with your horse before riding back in time for lunch. After this, you are off to explore the Eastern deserts on quad bikes!

The trip starts around 2 p.m. and you’ll zoom through the deserts, meet a favorite snake man, and have tea with the Bedouins; you’ll enjoy a fast pace drive back in time for sunset, you’ll also get to ride a camel! This is a fun-packed afternoon and a great way to experience many of the multiple adventures of Egypt in just a few short hours.

Riding time for today is approximately three to four hours for the horses and three hours for the quad bikes. You will finish the day with dinner in the desert and a belly dancing show.

Day 6

Have your breakfast before your departure.



Breakfasts, lunches, and dinners will be provided on riding holidays. Soft drinks and alcohol are payable locally. There will also be complimentary water bottles on riding trips.

The following meals are included:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Drinks

The following drinks are included:

  • Water

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

Things to do (optional)

  • Optional Dolphin Day extension 250 GBP (single supplement + 50 GBP)

What's included

  • All riding and non-riding tours
  • Services of riding and non-riding guides
  • Use of horses and tack including saddlebags and water
  • 5 nights accommodation
  • Daily breakfast, lunch, and dinner
  • Complimentary water bottles on riding trips

What's not included

  • Airport transfers
  • Insurance
  • International and local flights
  • Personal expenses
  • Tip kitty (100 USD or 75 GBP)
  • Temples, museums, and historical sites local fees (Around 80 USD)
  • Short internal evening flight to Luxor, ideally around 9 p.m. onwards (Approximately 50 GBP)
  • Accommodation upgrades in Luxor

How to get there

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Arrival by airplane

Please arrange your flight to arrive at Cairo International Airport (CAI), transfer from this airport is available at an additional cost of 35 GBP. Please note that the departure flight should be at Hurghada International Airport (HRG).

If you have booked a transfer with Ride Egypt, please exit the airport after you have your bags. Their drivers wait outside with a sign for Ride Egypt. Do not wait inside the terminal.

Airport: Cairo International Airport Airport transfer available: Cairo International Airport (US$ 52 per person) Additional charges may apply. You can request this in the next step.

Cancellation Policy

  • A reservation requires a deposit of 14% 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.

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