Balloon rides are back on and safe!! Anyone going to Luxor and want to do a Hot Air Balloon ride I'd highly recommend "Hod-Hod Soliman"!! Rides are back on though most tour companies don't go out of their way to recommend them. Our guide couldn't book it for us but told us about the top 3 companies and we went with this one. It was fun and safe and our Pilot was great. I didn't expect the ride to be so smooth or the fire to be so loud! hahaha. On our way back we saw a balloon almost land in the water! Some other company's pilot went too high and was swept too far into the Nile, they had to drop a rope and be pulled back to a safe place to land. Our trip was fun and relaxing and amazing! So people don't worry, it's safe to fly!
My Fly Date was June 17 2013. :) Enjoy!