Desert and History: Holiday in Luxor

4.9 (7)
6 days 5 nights
Weight limit
80 kg / 176 lb

This horseback riding tour includes a daily beautiful horseback ride on Luxor's West Bank and visits to all important sites and is a unique holiday opportunity to view the world's biggest open-air museum (Luxor, Egypt) from the back of a horse. Enjoy the magnificent environment and culture with our friendly, fit, and trustworthy horses, which are suitable for both novice and expert riders.

Other dates are available on request. Contact the organizer for more information

US$ 1 500
per tourist for 6 days
Departing from
Qina, Luxor
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Number of individuals
Only in the Horse Tours Club
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El Nobi O. is the provider of this trip
The provider speaks: English
My name is Nobi, I am the owner of the stables. We are a family business. We have been operating since 1995.

Tour highlights

Egyptian Cooking Experience
Сook and eat a local Egyptian meal with the family in the stable owner's family home
Sugar Cane and Banana Plantation Ride
You will ride through the endless sugarcane and banana fields witnessing the farmers in their daily life
Desert Sunrise Ride
Enjoy a really peaceful ride up to the desert and watch the sunrise over Luxor and see the magnificent hot air balloons taking off
Explore the Ancient Egyptian Heritage
Feel the atmosphere of the Ancient Egypt in the world's biggest open-air museum in Luxor. Experience this fascinating original culture!
Felucca Ride on the Nile
A ride in a traditional Egyptian felucca along the picturesque banks of the Nile
Mountain Adventure
This ride will take you up to the Mount Thebes, through secret valley, caves that are well off the beaten track for some breathtaking panoramic views

Route details

Day 1
Arrival, Nile and Village Tour
  • Check in

Morning check in at accommodation 

  •  Lunch at accommodation

 Enjoy a delicious lunch on the roof terrace of the accommodation

  •   To the stables

 You are given a tour of the stables, meet the guides and horses, and get matched with a horse that is suitable for you. 

  • Nile and Village ride 

To get to know your horse, start with an easy leisurely 1.5-hour ride through the villages and palm-lined paths along the west bank of the River Nile

  •  Dinner at the stables 

Relax and enjoy a superb home-cooked dinner that is authentically Egyptian

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Day 2
West Bank tour, Habu Temple and Desert Sunset Ride
Day 3
Through the Sugar Cane Fields and Egyptian Cooking Experience
Day 4
Desert Sunrise Tour, Felucca Sailing Trip and East Bank Tour
Day 5
Countryside and Mountain Adventure
Day 6
Tour provider's comments

Suitable for any level of rider with normal fitness. If you are unsure or have physical limitations, inquire as to whether this trip would be appropriate for you. We would be pleased to go over your options with you.



5 nights
5 nights
Malkata House

Apartments are shared, with a maximum of four people per apartment.

Tickets to group meeting place

Group meeting place
Qina, Luxor
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Tour conditions


  •  5 nights’ accommodation;
  •   All meals (breakfast, lunch and dinner);
  •  Bottled water during the horseback rides;
  •   Private guided West Bank tour as mentioned above;
  •  Private guided East Bank tour as mentioned above;
  •  Felucca sailing trip;
  •  All horse rides as mentioned;
  • Guides (riding and non-riding).


  • airport pick up and drop off (can be arranged at additional cost from/to Luxor and Hurghada airport);
  •  visa;
  •  insurance;
  • airline tickets;
  •  entrance tickets sightseeing tours – about 1340 EGP;
  •  personal expenses;
  • optional tours/activities;
  •  tips;
  • Optional hot air balloon ride - US$75; 
  • Optional camel ride  - US$25;
  • Optional private tour to Valley of the Queens and Deir el Medina  - US$60.

Group size

up to 8 tourists


6 days
5 nights

It's important to know

Personal equipment you need for the tour
  • riding outfit (helmet, trousers, jodhpurs/chaps or/and boots); 
  • sunscreen;
  • mosquito repellent;
  • normal travel essentials.
What is the best time to ride in Egypt?
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Tour reviews

Based on 7 reviews
  • P
    24 Feb, 2024
    about provider
    Incredible people, stunning horses, impeccably cared for—our experience with Mohamed was truly magical!
    24 Feb, 2024
  • J
    13 Feb, 2024
    about provider
    A group of 5 of us embarked on a week-long riding holiday with Nobi and his horses (and even his camels!). His horses were in excellent condition, fit, and a delight to ride, especially for experienced riders like us. Throughout the week, I had the pleasure of partnering with 5 different horses, each of which I loved for their enthusiasm, responsiveness, good manners, and beauty. We also had the opportunity to see the sand paddocks where the horses live 24/7, enjoying access to shade, water, and feed at all times, unlike many local horses that are stabled. I wholeheartedly recommend Nobi and his operation, a definite 5-star experience!
    13 Feb, 2024
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  • K
    11 Feb, 2024
    about provider
    Nobi's stables are absolutely fantastic, and the horses receive exceptional care. As a locally owned family business, it stands out as the best in the area. The guides are incredibly friendly and skilled with the horses. Each horse is thoughtfully matched with its rider, and there's a diverse selection of rides to choose from. I highly recommend this stable to anyone looking for a memorable riding experience.
    11 Feb, 2024

Dates and Prices

  • Any dates on request during the season
    1 Jan – 31 Dec
  • US$ 1 500
    30 Jul – 4 Aug 6 days 5 nights
  • US$ 1 500
    5 – 10 Aug 6 days 5 nights
  • US$ 1 500
    11 – 16 Aug 6 days 5 nights
  • US$ 1 500
    17 – 22 Aug 6 days 5 nights
  • US$ 1 500
    23 – 28 Aug 6 days 5 nights

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