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“Very amazing”

Magic Horizon Hot Air Balloons
Ranked #11 of 73 Outdoor Activities in Luxor
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: WE FLY PASSENGERS INTO THE SUNRISE AND OVER LUXOR, THE BIGGEST OPEN-AIR MUSEUM ON THE PLANET.The magic flight starts before dawn when our staff will pick passengers up at their Luxor accommodation ferry them across the Nile by Felucca motorboat and drive them to the take-off point. Guests will glide up from the West Bank in an expertly piloted balloon and float over Luxor enjoying a bird's eye view of all the important landmarks of the West Bank.
Reviewed 22 October 2018 via mobile

Really it is magic balloon , great experience , affordable price, immediate reply on email , big thanks to Mr.Alaa , he was very polite and cooperative, help us even after finishing the trip ,till we reach our disrination ، the trip was very amazing , every thing on time , special thanks for caPtin Ahmed ,for the amazing trip in Air and for very safe landing
I advice every one to have this experience , ask about Mr. Alaa and Captin Ahmed

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MagicBalloons, Director of Sales at Magic Horizon Hot Air Balloons, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

1000 thanks from us!

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Reviewed 8 October 2018

There were 20 of us doing this trip. Get up at 0400 in the morning to get out to the site. We had to give our weight and sign for it so they could do a proper loading of the basket. All of us had to get into the one basket. Once the ballon was ready to go, they said ok everyone go and get in the basket. No worries about the weight distribution at all. All the heaviest got in one side and when we took off the basket was definitely showing the heavy end. The flight was great heading in a direction to carry us across the Nile Valley and across the river to the other side but then as we got closer to the nile, all of a sudden the wind changed direction 90degrees to the left. No we had to land in some farmers field. No problem, we landed smoothly without tipping over. Lots of fun. A definite trip to do for $100.00

1  Thank James C
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MagicBalloons, Director of Sales at Magic Horizon Hot Air Balloons, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

We thank you so much for taking the time to write this comment! :)

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Reviewed 6 October 2018 via mobile

It’s cost us $85 per person, and they will pick you up from the hotel, and the stuff is very friendly, our pilot is very professional, the view is stunning! Very touching sunrise! But you need to wake up at 4:00am!

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MagicBalloons, Director of Sales at Magic Horizon Hot Air Balloons, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you so much!

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Reviewed 26 September 2018 via mobile

Magic horizon people are kind and caring.
They arrange for you whatever you ask and if reasonable.
They specially treat Indians.

Thank Yash S
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MagicBalloons, Director of Sales at Magic Horizon Hot Air Balloons, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

We thank you so much!

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Reviewed 25 September 2018

We get up at oh-dark-thirty to enjoy a scenic, photogenic ride across the Nile Valley. When we arrive, and we are taking a few photos of the balloons being inflated, a burly fellow walks p to our group and says in no uncertain terms "No photos allowed". Excuse me, but is this a balloon ride or a tour of a secret military site?

OK, so we stop taking pictures of the inflation process (no one asked to have any of the ones we already too deleted) and then prepare to get in the basket of our ride. The captain walks up, points ot our cameras, and says "No cameras allowed". I point out that this is a scenic balloon ride, and he says "No cameras or no ride". Someone else in our groups says "What about cell phones?", and his response is "Cell phones OK, no cameras". We just shake out head over this absurdity, put the cameras back in the van, and enjoy taking hundreds of photos with our cell phone cameras, Go Pro's, and various other devices. Stupid beyond belief.

1  Thank David_Valaika
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MagicBalloons, Director of Sales at Magic Horizon Hot Air Balloons, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Dear David,
Thank you for giving us the opportunity to clarify once and again that photography, particularly in secure or security areas (i.e. airports...) is restricted (in some cases banned) AROUND THE WORLD!
It is not us, Magic Horizon and it is not only in Egypt! The army guys are at the take-off place to check and reinforce that requirement: cameras and especially big cameras are banned!
Luckily they are not so strict with mobile phones and they allow them on the grounds and in the baskets....and you took ‘hundreds of photos’ to still end up giving us a bad comment .... (?)

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