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Adventures of Luxor and Makadi Bay

5.0 (10)
8 days 7 nights
Egypt
Difficulty
Challenging
Comfort
Upscale
Premium
Weight limit
100 kg / 220 lb

Looking for the ultimate history and culture holiday, combined with some beach and relaxing whilst riding fabulous horses throughout, then this trip is a dream come true! 

We start our holiday in historical Luxor, often called the world’s greatest open-air museum where the number and preservation of the monuments in the Luxor area are unparalleled anywhere else in the world. Our facilities are located on the West Bank. It’s quirky and it’s real Egypt. The horses have a fabulous life. There are several well-maintained boxes, although most live out in huge, lush, green paddocks with mountain views (and who can blame them!). 

After 3 fabulous days in Luxor, we will head to Fort Arabesque Makadi Bay in Hurghada. Located on the Red Sea Riviera and nestled between a desert and a mountain range, Makadi Bay has beautiful, white sand beaches and crystal blue water.

US$ 2 955
per tourist for 8 days
Departing from
Luxor Airport
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Number of individuals
up to 8 tourists
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Photo Gemma R.
Gemma R. is the provider and guide of this trip
The provider speaks: English
We are a British owned award winning equestrian company offering world class riding holidays and excursions in Egypt. We offer the very best of horse riding across all of Egypt, combined with unforgettable sightseeing and memories that will last forever. Once you’ve ridden with us, you’ll know what riding is really about! We are a multi-awarding winning, British brand offering the best in horse riding holidays in Egypt. We have many years experience working in Egypt with first-class Arabian horses and purpose built facilities. The owner and founder, Emma, devotes her time to showcasing the best of Egypt to her guests alongside ensuring the first-class welfare of her horses, many of which she has rescued and rehomed. Emma’s team know the ins and outs of the local area and will bring the fun factor to your stay in Egypt – inbetween looking after the horses of course!

Tour highlights

On Horseback
Ride through traditional Bedouin villages, sugar cane fields & plantations. Gallop across the sand dunes like Laurence of Arabia. Panoramic views of Valley of the Kings from Mount Thebes. Swim in the Red Sea on horseback.
Discover Local Culture
Explore the Valley of the Kings, Karnak Temple, Medina Habu Temple & other ancient temples & tombs. Visit souk markets and sail the Nile.
Enjoy the Real Egypt
See the local farmlands & water buffalo grazing Sugar cane fields & banana plantations. Try traditional Egyptian cuisine. Watch a belly dancing show and go on a camel safari.

Route details

Day 1
Arrival

Arrival and check in to Nile House, our authentic Egyptian guest house located close to the River Nile. This guest house offers the finest home cooked local cuisine and excellent service.

Nile House will be your home from home for the next 4 nights.

Day 2
Valley of the Kings, Tutankhamun & Hatshepsut Non-Riding tour / Introductory Ride
Day 3
The ULTIMATE trail ride through the land of the Pharaohs
Day 4
Habu Temple riding and Karnak Temple non riding
Day 5
Sunrise Balloon Ride / transfer to the Red Sea
Day 6
Makadi Bay Riding
Day 7
Non-riding day – swimming with wild dolphins
Day 8
Swimming with horses
Difficulty
Challenging
Tour provider's comments

Our holidays are designed for ‘riders’ – travellers coming from around the world to ride together. You should be confident and in control at all paces including gallop on a well-trained, spirited horses in open spaces and in English saddles.

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Accommodation

Comfort
Upscale
Premium
Guest House
4 nights
Hotel
4 nights
4 nights
Villa Nile House

The house has been built using traditional materials in an oriental style – it has two roof terraces with views of both Luxor and Hatsheput temple. The grounds offer great relaxation with a flower garden, ‘Bedouin corner’, swimming pool and jacuzzi. The rooms are appropriately named, with ‘Nefertiti’ and ‘Cleopatra’ just two examples. Rooms have air-conditioning, LCD TVs and Wi-Fi. They have private bathrooms. 

4 nights
Sultan Bey Hotel 4 star

Travel recommendations

Group meeting place
Luxor Airport
preload map

Tour conditions

Included

  • accommodation: All riding holidays include accommodation;
  • meals: Breakfast, lunch and dinner are provided on riding holidays. Soft drinks & alcohol are payable locally. Complimentary water bottles on riding trips;
  • guides: Riding and non-riding guides are inclusive;
  • horses & tack including saddle bags and water for each ride;
  • prices are quoted on sharing a room;
  • entry fees to sites and museums (unless specified).

Extras

  • insurance;
  • flights: International and local flights are not included;
  • personal expenses;
  • guided tour and shopping at the souk markets (no charge);
  • sunrise Balloon tour $150;
  • private Boat Dinner on the Nile (price on request);
  • visit to the Valley of the Queens;
  • Christmas and New Year Holidays extra surcharge of £200 pp.

 

Group size

up to 8 tourists

Duration

8 days
7 nights

It's important to know

Cancellation of booking

Travel restrictions

Should you be unable to travel due to specific travel restrictions at the time of your travel date, then the holiday will be rescheduled at an agreed date, within 12 months of your original holiday date (no penalty charges, but a surcharge might apply).

Cancellations/ Refunds

If you arrive late or depart prior to its completion, no refunds can be made.

Should you fail to join the riding holiday for any other reason than travel restrictions and have not made Ride Egypt aware within 30 days of your travel date, you must refer to and claim via your comprehensive travel insurance.

In the case where you are unable to travel and have made Ride Egypt aware giving a minimum of 30 days notice prior to your travel date, you are entitled to a gift voucher/credit for Riding holidays with Ride Egypt, for the full value of the amount paid. This credit/voucher is valid for 12 months.

Tour reviews

5.0
Based on 10 reviews
  • A
    Amy
    30 Mar, 2024
    about provider
    When I was younger, I used to ride horses. As an adult, I don't own any, but I still enjoy riding. Finding authentic riding experiences during holidays has been a challenge, but this one exceeded all my expectations. The team genuinely cares for their horses, which was crucial for me. Booking with them was effortless, and they followed up afterward. I rode with them in both Luxor and Hurghada, and both experiences were fantastic yet unique. I had a special fondness for Luxor, primarily because of my horse, Big Red. Surprisingly, my husband, who isn't a horse enthusiast, joined me in Hurghada and actually had a great time. I must also commend the exceptional guides.
    30 Mar, 2024
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    Erin
    23 Mar, 2024
    about provider
    As a solo female traveler, I felt completely safe in every location while immersing myself in the authentic experience of Egypt. There were just the right opportunities for capturing photos and exhilarating gallops. From racing on spirited Arabian stallions near the pyramids of Giza to delving deep into the wonders of the Valley of the Kings, each day held something truly extraordinary. Visiting during winter made the heat bearable, and the nights were enchanting without the intrusion of many bugs. Luxor provided serene moments on the Nile and thrilling gallops accompanied by the launch of hot air balloons at dawn. Staying at High as a gave me the luxury of a 5-star hotel with delightful cocktails, mocktails, and captivating beachside views of the Red Sea. Every guide, whether horseback or an archaeologist, was incredibly knowledgeable and deeply passionate about Egypt's rich history, making every story told alongside them unforgettable, just like the photos captured along the way. The food was simply divine and authentically Egyptian, abundant in both spice and quantity, ensuring you'll never go hungry on this journey. I would embark on this trip again in a heartbeat and highly recommend it to experienced riders seeking to explore the wonders of Egypt!
    23 Mar, 2024
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  • K
    Karrie
    4 Mar, 2024
    about provider
    This truly was a trip of a lifetime, and I'm already yearning to return! I adored everything about it—the horses, the people, and the incredible sites steeped in history. Exploring the land on horseback was an unparalleled experience, allowing me to discover areas that most tourists never get the chance to see.
    4 Mar, 2024

Dates and Prices

  • US$ 2 955
    21 – 28 Dec 8 days 7 nights
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