Fairy-tale Fayoum

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

Our journey starts in Cairo as riding Arabian stallions at the Great Pyramids of Giza is top of every horse lover’s bucket list! 

Later we head off to Fayoum for 3 days where we will be exploring this picturesque area and enjoying long riding hours. Dining under the stars and heading out on a 4 x 4 safari are also on the list! 
We go back to Cairo for one last “yalla” before flying to Luxor.

In Luxor you’ll ride more beautiful, well-trained horses, fly in hot air balloons at sunrise over the Valley of the Kings and retrace the steps of Ancient Egypt with guided tours of the temples and tombs.

US$ 4 876
per tourist for 9 days
Departing from
Cairo
Tour starts
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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

Discover Local Culture
The Great Pyramids of Giza, legendary Sphinx, Cairo’s New Museum of Civilisation, the Valley of the Kings and the tomb of Tutankhamen - history lover`s gems.
Go Off Road
Experience 4 x 4 safari in the desert - play on the sand dunes and visit Whale Valley.
Experience Hot Air Balloon Ride
Sail high over the famous monuments of Luxor on a sunrise hot air balloon ride.

Route details

Day 1
Arrival

You’ll be met by your ‘meet and greet’ host who will help you with your bags and introduce you to your driver outside the airport terminal building. Overnight at your hotel.

Day 2
Rise and Shine!
Day 3
Magic Lake Afternoon/Sunset Ride
Day 4
Full Day Riding to Wadi El Rayan National Park
Day 5
4 x 4 Safari
Day 6
Last Cairo Adventures
Day 7
Luxor and The Land of the Pharaohs
Day 8
Land of the Pharaohs Continued
Day 9
Hot Air Balloons and Check-Out
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
Premium
Hotel
5 nights
Hotel / Tent
3 nights
1 night
Steigenberger Cairo Pyramids

Bringing glamorous ancient history to your doorstep! Indulge in an experience that brings together both authenticity and modernity. Perfectly located a few minutes away from the Great Pyramids of Giza, the hotel offers incredible views and excellent bar, dining and pool facilities.

3 nights
Tzila Private Lodge
Another option
3 nights
Tzaila Camp - optional
1 night
Marriott Mena House
2 nights
Djoff Palace
1 night
Al Moudria – Palace in the Desert

Travel recommendations

Group meeting place
Cairo
preload map

Tour conditions

Included

  • accommodation as listed
  • all meals with soft drinks
  • all temple and museum entries
  • personal ‘meet and greet’ at the airport on arrival
  • all transfers
  • sunrise hot air balloon ride in Luxor
  • domestic flights between Cairo and Luxor (economy). Flight time approximately 55 minutes.

Extras

  • international flights
  • travel insurance
  • tips (200 USD recommended)
  • alcohol in the hotels
  • spa
  • single person supplement: £700 (limited availability)

Group size

up to 8 tourists

Duration

9 days
8 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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    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

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