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What It's Like to See the Pyramids From a Paraglide

by Matador Creators Jan 5, 2023

For centuries, the Great Pyramids of Giza have captivated tourists who come to witness their beauty and mystery. But now, thanks to modern technology, visitors can explore these ancient monuments from a thrilling perspective—paragliding. With its incredible views and unparalleled adrenaline rush, paragliding over Egypt’s pyramids is an experience you won’t soon forget.


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Paragliding is an extreme sport that involves using a parachute-like fabric wing to glide through the air. The wings are designed to be lightweight, durable, and aerodynamic so that they can take advantage of rising currents of air in order to soar high into the sky. Paragliders use a harness system to attach them to the wing and control their movements as they fly through the air.

The best place to paraglide in Egypt is undoubtedly near the Pyramids of Giza. This area provides spectacular views as well as plenty of space to take off and land safely. The wind conditions here are ideal for paragliders and offer an opportunity to soar above this incredible landmark like never before. Plus, if you time it right, you might even be able to spot some camels or horses. Not only will you get a bird’s-eye view of these incredible ancient structures, but you’ll also get to enjoy a unique perspective on Egyptian culture and history from high up in the sky.

There are a variety of options when it comes to paragliding in Egypt. You can take off from hot air balloons or small planes, depending on your skill level and personal preference. The flights typically last for about 45 minutes but may be extended if conditions permit. During this time you will have the opportunity to take photos, videos, and appreciate some truly unparalleled views of the desert landscape below. Be sure to always check weather conditions before taking off, however, as high winds can make flying extremely dangerous.

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