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Hot air ballooning over the Valley of the Kings

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This is one of the most highly recommended travel experiences while you are in Egypt. Sure, you have to get up at an unearthly hour of 4am, make your way in pitch darkness to another harbour, catch a boat, cross the Nile, take a car to a field, brave the cold, then the heat of the fire. But, at the crack of dawn, the moment you float up from the ground and the valley comes into view - everything just becomes worth it! Don't miss it when you're there.

#3 on Explore.

Luxor, Egypt
2009

Arjun Purkayastha • travel & fine art photography •

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  1. BellaLago 71 months ago | reply

    Your description really makes one "feel" the experience- nicely worded. And what an incredible shot. Very well done!
    Beautiful stream you have here, by the way.

  2. pic fix 71 months ago | reply

    Awesome, well worth that early start!

  3. ConstantineD 70 months ago | reply

    Wonderful! and nice description.

  4. divya babu 69 months ago | reply

    That's absolutely gorgeous!!!

  5. Mella Grow Green 68 months ago | reply

    Hi, I'm an admin for a group called The World From Above, and we'd love to have this added to the group!

  6. KikiCatt [deleted] 68 months ago | reply

    Dreamy and floating, and I can almost feel the warmth in the air - breathtaking! Beautiful mesmerizing shot :)

  7. J.Salmoral 67 months ago | reply

    National Geoprahic picture :)

  8. emma daly. 60 months ago | reply

    could this be any more beautiful?
    i think not.
    the colours are magnificent!

  9. [K C] 59 months ago | reply

    Lovely tones.

  10. italianoadoravel ..Wishing Love & Peace 58 months ago | reply

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  11. Eric 5D Mark III 57 months ago | reply

    perfect composition and beautiful tones, love it!!!

  12. I am marlon 54 months ago | reply

    Your shot is hard to duplicate.
    You're invited to post your shot at

    Hard to Duplicate Group.

  13. OhAnnabelLee 49 months ago | reply

    omg, so lovely shot! love it!!!

  14. Mariña Veras 41 months ago | reply

    Incredible... you´re so lucky, it seems that you travel a lot

  15. ^/\ 38 months ago | reply

    This beauty of color and landscape is worth everything described!

  16. marcellucray 37 months ago | reply

    ......splendid

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