Horse Carriage “ Hantours “:
One of the most atmospheric ways of traveling in Luxor is to use the horse carriages. However this can be a bit challenging. It’s also known locally as 'hantours'.
Tourists often rely on horse carriages, called "calèches," for transport or tours around the city. Do not ask calèche drivers to go to the west bank, because it is too far for the horses, not to mention illegal.
Calèches, or horse-drawn carriages, are common on the east bank and are a delightful way to see the city, especially at night-time. Prices vary according to bargaining skill, but 20LE per hour seems common. If you really must ride in one, please choose carefully. Select one that looks well looked after and not too thin.
Ask your hotel, tour guide etc for a recommendation. This is a double advantage as they will look after you better knowing you have power over their repeat business with that hotel or tour guide.
For a start how do select one that is going to give you a good ride. Word of mouth is a good idea. Ask your hotel, tour guide etc for a recommendation. These carriages all have numbers on them so you can be sure of getting the right one.