Up, Up and Away. Have an experience you’ll never forget riding a hot air balloon and taking pictures of your great memories from the Luxor sky, which is sure to multiply your awe with the magnificence of the city’s history from up above. If you don’t mind waking before dawn (and don’t suffer from vertigo!), several local companies provide 45-minute hot-air balloon rides featuring a privileged, bird’s-eye view of the West Bank monuments. Ask your hotel concierge or any Luxor travel agent for details.