The Story of Ride Egypt

From £2350 (based on 2 sharing) –  8 days, 7 nights

Discover the inspiring tale of Ride Egypt, a journey sparked by the rescue of three horses from a beach in Dahab in 2014. Our odyssey has taken us across Egypt, culminating in the establishment of a thriving stable in Luxor. Rooted in self-sufficiency as farmers and with a profound appreciation for Egypt’s rich culture and history, we aim to craft distinctive riding adventures across the country for our guests.

This riding holiday blends the awe-inspiring beauty of the Red Sea coast with the historical marvels of Luxor. Join us for an unforgettable experience as we discover the natural and historical treasures of Egypt while tracing the Story of Ride Egypt.

(An alternative itinerary via Cairo from Day 4-6 is available for guests opting for Cairo over Hurghada—details can be found at the bottom of the itinerary.)

Day 1: Arrival to Sharm el Sheikh Airport, transfer to Dahab & Check in.

Upon arrival at Sharm El Sheikh airport, you’ll be greeted and taken on a scenic one-hour road journey to Dahab, a charming old fishing village overlooking the Red Sea. Nestled between majestic mountains and the azure waters of the Red Sea, Dahab is renowned for its laid-back atmosphere, its vibrant Bedouin culture, clear turquoise waters, and numerous water sports activities. Your accommodations await at an authentic guest house with breathtaking views of the sea.

Day 2: Ride and Snorkel in Dahab

Kickstarting our adventure in Dahab, we’ll embark on a full-day ride, with a highlight being a visit to the famous Blue Hole. There, you’ll have the opportunity to go snorkling, exploring the vibrant coral reefs and underwater wonders. Renowned as one of the most spectacular diving spots in the world, the Blue Hole is a captivating sinkhole plunging vertically to depths of around 94 meters (approximately 308 feet) with the ocean floor extending even deeper beyond that point. This area boasts crystal-clear waters teeming with colorful marine life.  To recharge, we’ll indulge in a delicious lunch amidst picturesque surroundings.

Day 3: Full day ride in Dahab

A full-day ride through the scenic Wadi. Wadi Qnai is a picturesque valley characterized by its rugged mountains, winding trails, and lush palm groves. Our day ends with a delicious dinner on the beach.

Day 4: Travel day* Transfer to Hurghada.

(Alternatively, guests can choose to extend their journey to Cairo—more details are available at the end of the itinerary.)

Bid farewell to Dahab as you transfer to Hurghada. A short domestic flight over the Red Sea will show breathtaking views of the coastline.

Day 5: Full day riding Red Sea- Hurghada* Swimming with horses & desert and mountain trail in the afternoon.

Good morning, beautiful Hurghada! Today marks one of the most anticipated highlights of our itinerary: swimming with the horses in the crystal-clear Red Sea! The horses love the cool, refreshing waters and glide effortlessly across the bay, their tails streaming out like banners behind them.

After a refreshing swim, we’ll enjoy a beachside lunch before venturing on an extended desert and mountain trail ride spanning approximately 4 hours. We will traverse the rugged terrain of the Eastern Desert, soaking in panoramic views of the Red Sea coastline and distant mountain ranges.

Day 6: Swimming with Dolphins – Hurghada

Get ready for a full-day adventure out on the water! Today, we’ll whisk you away to Dolphin House, where you’ll have the extraordinary chance to swim alongside playful wild dolphins and explore two stunning snorkeling sites. There is an array of underwater beauty around the reefs of Hurghada and this is truly a once in a lifetime experience. Onboard, you will also be treated to a delicious lunch by the wonderful crew. Afterward, we’ll transfer you by road to Luxor, wrapping up an incredible day of underwater exploration.

Day 7: Multi Option Luxor* Full day trail ride / or half day with historical site seeing.

Welcome to Luxor and home of Ride Egypt!  Today, we offer you the choice of a full day in the saddle or a blend of sightseeing and riding. You will have the opportunity to explore the rich cultural heritage of Luxor, home to ancient wonders like the Karnak Temple and the Valley of the Kings.

Today, you will also have a chance to get acquainted with our Egyptian steed! Our horses are spirited and forward-going but they are also polite, sensitive and willing to please. You will notice how they listen to you, receptive to voice and tone. Highly intelligent with expressive eyes and ears it is easy to bond with them and understand their ways. All possess endless enthusiasm for the journey and you will feel this as they carry you effortlessly for hours in the sometimes unforgiving heat. We will head out into the fields where you will see farmers working the land as their forefathers did. Lunch will be served at a local restaurant while the horses dose in the shade.

Historical sight-seeing: Accompanied by an Egyptologist you will have the opportunity to visit three very different tombs all representing the values of the pharaohs to which they belong. The choice is yours whether you’re a saddle-junkie or culture-vulture, Luxor has it all! Of course, if you prefer a relaxing morning by the pool combined with an afternoon ride this is also an option, especially for returning guests who have already visited the sites.

Today allows everybody to enjoy what makes them happy, followed by a delicious dinner of typical Egyptian fare cooked by our wonderful hosts.

Day 8: Multi Option Luxor* Full day trail ride / or half day with historical site seeing. Departure.

Continue your exploration of Luxor with another full-day trail ride or opt for a half-day historical tour to delve deeper into the city’s rich cultural heritage. As the day comes to a close, you will catch an evening departure flight from Luxor airport, carrying cherished memories of your Egyptian adventure. We recommend an evening departure flight from Luxor from 6pm onwards.

Optional Aswan and Abu Simble Extension.

For those seeking further adventure, extend your journey with an optional extension to Aswan and Abu Simbel from Day 9-10. You will travel by road to Aswan, stopping along the way at Horus temple in Edfu & The temple of Sobek Kim ombo, this temple is dedicated to the Crocodile Headed God Sobek and the Falcon headed God Horus the Elder. Dinner and overnight at our charming Nubian guest house.

Day 9: Aswan

Aswan is known for its beautiful Nile Valley scenery, significant archaeological sites and its peaceful aura. Its weather is warm all year round, which makes it a perfect winter destination. The city provides splendid views and attractions to sail through the Nile with a felucca (Egyptian sailboat).

Aswan sightseeing:

  1. Temple of Philae
  2. Unfinished Obelisk. 890. Historic Sites • Ancient Ruins
  3. Aswan High Dam.
  4. Nubian Museum (evening opening times)
  5. Nubian Village
  6. Elephantine Island
  7. Cocktails Hotel Sofitel Legend Old Cataract (Where Agatha Christie wrote Death on the Nile)

Overnight at your guest house.

Day 10: Abu Simble

Rise and shine bright and early today marks the highlight and “must do” when visiting Aswan, the UNESCO Abu Simble World Heritage Site.

Abu Simbel is a historic site comprising two massive rock-cut temples in the village of Abu Simbel (Arabic: أبو سمبل), Aswan Governorate, Upper Egypt, near the border with Sudan. It is situated on the western bank of Lake Nasser, about 230 km (140 mi) southwest of Aswan (about 300 km (190 mi) by road).

The twin temples were originally carved out of the mountainside in the 13th century BC, during the 19th Dynasty reign of the Pharaoh Ramesses II. Their huge external rock relief figures of Ramesses II have become iconic. His wife, Nefertari, and children can be seen in smaller figures by his feet. Sculptures inside the Great Temple commemorate Ramesses II’s heroic leadership at the Battle of Kadesh.

After an awe inspiring morning we will stop off at our favourite local sea food Resturant for a delicious lunch before driving back to Aswan in preparation for your evening flight to Cairo and your onward journey home.


Day 4: Travel day* Transfer to Cairo

Guests opting for this itinerary will be transfered from Sharm el Sheikh airport by car and will catch a domestic flight to Cairo.

Day 5:  Giza Pyramids & Grand Museum Visit

We will meet for breakfast at 8.15 to catch up on the plan for today! Departing from the hotel around 9 am, a short journey brings us to the horses who wait patiently, eager to take you on your first adventure: an exciting ride across the desert to the pyramids at Giza.

Before we start there is a safety briefing and we explain the history of horses in the area. These proud horses are in their element out in the sand dunes. Here you will witness first-hand the incredible energy, bravery and stamina of the Egyptian horse.

Lunch will be at a local restaurant in town followed by a visit to the Grand Egyptian Museum- This newly opened museum, welcoming visitors for the first time in 2024, holds some of the world’s greatest ancient treasures. Located just outside of Cairo on the Giza Plateau (and next door to the Pyramids), it is not only considered the new crown jewel of Egypt, but is also one of the largest, most modern, and most renowned museums in the entire world.

Day 6: Morning ride at Abu Sir stables. Afternoon flight to Luxor.

In the morning you will be transferred to the stables of Abu Sir. Surrounded by sand dunes, the pyramids at the Abu Sir site form the necropolis of the 5th dynasty (2494–2345 BC). The location is incredible, a bliss to enjoy a moment of peace at the humble ruins, and revel in the serene desolation of the surrounding desert also offering riders a real opportunity to stretch out and fly with the horses. From Abu Sir you will ride onto Saqqara Pyramids where in the Old Kingdom pharaohs were buried within Saqqara’s 11 major pyramids, while their subjects were buried in the hundreds of smaller tombs. Most of Saqqara, except for the Step Pyramid, was buried in sand until the mid-19th century, when the great French Egyptologist Auguste Mariette uncovered the Serapeum.

Covering a 7km stretch of the Western Desert, Saqqara, the huge cemetery of ancient Memphis, was an active burial ground for more than 3500 years and is Egypt’s largest archaeological site.

In the afternoon, we will catch a flight to Luxor to continue our journey.

Accommodation & Information

  • Price & Duration: £2350 price per person based on 2 sharing accommodation for 8 days / 7 nights. The price includes domestic flights. Single person supplement: £750.
  • Aswan extension £1500. Single supplement £300
  • Board Type: All meals & water.
  • Type of Ride & Paces: This is multi-centre guest house based riding holiday
  • Rider levels: Confident intermediate.
  • Suitable for beginners: No.
  • Riding months: October to May.
  • Weight limit: 100kg.
  • Recommended airports: Sharm el Sheikh for arrival & Luxor departure.
  • Language: English. All guests must have a good level of spoken English.

Our information page has more details on what is and isn’t included as well as useful general advice.


Your accommodation is based at the following locations – more information is available on the pages below:

  • Dahab: Dahab Paradise
  • Hurghada: Sweet Home
  • Luxor: Nile House. Our beloved authentic guest house in Luxor has over several years will continue to delight customers with its quaint picturesque lodgings, warm hospitality, incredible food and Nile views.
  • Cairo: Pyramids Edge Hotel

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