A hot air balloon ride seems like something out of a movie—it’s different from any other sky experience. The wind whips through your hair while drifting hundreds, if not thousands, of feet above dreamy destinations in Morocco, Spain and other locations of our dreams. Nooks and crannies of mountains, direct views over surging rivers, and sweeping sunsets can be enjoyed from the cozy, balloon carried baskets. And on top of all of that, balloon rides are generally cheaper than plane or helicopter flights. These are the most stunning balloon adventures in the world.
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Cappadocia Hot Air Balloon Tour Over Fairychimneys
Cappadocia, Turkey is home to the Fairy Chimneys, a volcanic phenomenon that has left sky-high rock formations in a variety of interesting shapes and hues. Being a bucket list natural site to see, what better perspective to view these rocks than from the sky, swaying in the basket of a hot air balloon? Lasting about an hour, give or take, guests will enjoy snacks along the way, and champagne upon landing.
Las Vegas Hot Air Balloon Ride
Although any time is a good time, between December and February offers an opportunity to hit the sky at sunset, while watching the famous strip lights gradually illuminate. Aside from the glittering spectacle, you’ll sail over the peaceful portion of the area, while enjoying a picnic when landing.
Albuquerque Hot Air Balloon Ride at Sunset
Elevating above the Rio Grande Valley, passengers will see Albuquerque in a different light, especially since this flight takes place as the sun disappears behind the horizon. The Sandia Mountains shine in golden glory, creating a magical background for an anniversary flight, or maybe even a proposal. Like many balloon adventures, guests are greeted with light snacks and drinks to round out the evening.
Rio Grande Gorge Balloon Ride
New Mexico’s landscape is dramatic, diverse and indescribably gorgeous, so we had to list another tour in this state. Floating over the Rio Grande Gorge, after liftoff in Taos, the beauty below is revealed via the Sangre de Cristo Mountains and weaving river. Watch the sun come up over the mountains while toasting a glass of champagne with your loved one. A sunrise flight offers yet another glowing perspective of New Mexico.
Tuscany Hot Air Balloon Flight
There’s more than one way to enjoy the beauty and complexity of Tuscany’s wine scene, and rolling olive orchards. Liftoff from San Casciano in Val di Pesa, to reach heights of 2000 feet over the gorgeous terrain of this dreamy destination. Don’t be surprised to see a castle emerge along the three-hour journey amongst the clouds. And yes, you’ll receive a glass of champagne at the end. If you’re going to go to Tuscany, you might as well add another memorable excursion to the list.
Liberty Balloon Flights. Adventure flying in Northern Tasmania
Australia is a place of immense beauty waiting to be explored. Passengers aboard this basket and balloon will see significant sites in stunning Tasmania, for a total of four glorious hours. The experience is intimate while the navigators are highly trained. Either champagne and chocolates, or a tasty breakfast is a perk of this lovely trip.
Barcelona Hot-air Balloon Experience with a rich Catalonian breakfast
Montserrat, the Pyrenees, the Pedraforca, Montseny Natural Parc and Vic City old town—what more could one want to see in Barcelona? Well, we’re sure much more, but this peaceful trip through the air over the city is one heck of a way to start. Baskets can hold up to ten people, so this could certainly be a family affair. Breakfast will be served traditional Catalonian style, which typically can include anything from eggs with artichokes, marinated tuna, veal and other various red meats, along with peppers and olives.
Sunrise Atlas Mountain Hot Air Balloon Ride From Marrakech
Imagine, emerging over the earthy buildings and colorful markets of Marrakech, as the sun begins to rise, casting a golden hue over the city. With the wind carrying the balloon, passengers drift to the lower hills of the Atlas Mountains, where authentic Berber villages reside. Here, you’ll enjoy a true cultural meal, then take an adventurous route back to “point a” via a 4×4 vehicle.
Hot Air Balloon Flight from Cornwall
Cornwall’s lush green fields, foliage, beaches and cliffs are best seen from the height of a balloon. You’ll drift peacefully over this gorgeous part of southwestern United Kingdom. Guests will get a look into this stunning countryside while learning a bit from a knowledgeable captain. Champagne is included in the relaxing, romantic excursion.
Early Morning Balloon Safari with Breakfast from Magaliesburg
Giving glimpses of Magaliesberg and the Cradle of Humankind of South Africa, this balloon trek is dubbed as a safari. The landscape is absolutely unforgettable, and the highly praised pilots turn the ride into an actual experience. The excursion includes a pickup and drop off from the hotel you’ll be staying at, and you better believe there is a bubbly beverage involved.