These Hot Balloon Rides Would Leave You Breathless
Riding in a hot balloon had been always a synonym for a thrilling and majestic experience. If you happened to have such a ride you probably know that feeling as if you are a bird, feeling the air up in the sky, the excitement that you are actually flying and the ability to see the ground from not so high distance as you can see it from the airplane. In case you weren’t so lucky to have this sort of experience, we are suggesting some of the most amazing and most adventurous places where hot air balloon rides are a must. If the air balloon rides below spark your sense of wonder, you might want to visit somewhere similar to Napa Valley Balloons and try it out for yourself.
1 Cappadocia, Turkey
This may be the most famous place in the world for a hot air balloon ride. Thanks to its special tufa stone landscape the area is incredibly photogenic and is perfect for a thrilling hot air balloon ride. Cappadocia is the most photographed area (especially in the season when hot air balloons are covering the sky) and therefore the most famous area where dozens of balloons take off every day. If you haven’t visited this place, it’s time to put it on your tourist map.
2 Bagan, Myanmar
Maybe Myanmar wasn’t so popular tourist destination, but this place definitely earned its spot on this list. Myanmar was only recently discovered by tourists and if once you see this photo you will realize that this place would slowly, but surely get its spot on the favorite places among travelers. One of the best ways to explore Bagan is, of course if you take a ride with a hot air balloon
3 Serengeti, Tanzania and Kenya
This wide ecosystem spreads in two African countries, Tanzania and Kenya, so when tourists are taking the hot air balloon ride they are practically floating over each of them. Here you can’t see some glorious old architecture, but you can see something even better – galloping wild horses, zebras, giraffes and other wildlife, running over the 30 000 square meters yellow grassed area.
4 Dubai, United Arab Emirates
You didn’t think that Dubai has to offer some interesting scenery? You’re wrong. In Dubai there is absolutely anything you might possibly want to do, even a ride with a hot air balloon. And when you get in the basket and start going up in the air you can see the endless dessert below your feet. Flying over the sand dunes or over the city and the sea you can admire the extraordinary architecture. This would be a great way to escape the fast life in Dubai and relax.
5 Luxor, Egypt
This is one of those perfect scenery where you can see the precise and strategically divided fields, the grand river Nile and the East and West Banks. Of course some historical objects are there to be seen too.
6 Melbourne, Australia
This one would offer you an amazing and not so typical sightseeing of the metropolis. Once you reach the ideal height you will realize that you are in a complete silence, so not typical for the grand city and the skyscrapers below your feet. Enjoy it while you can and feel the air up there.
7 Yarra Valley, Victoria, Australia
This is the best and most beautiful wine region in the Australian state, Victoria. The hot air balloon ride would offer you a view over the greenest grass, endless vineyards and beautiful mountains. The Yarra River is there too to fulfill the entire magical picture for you.
8 Letchworth State Park, New York, USA
This park is also called the East Coast Grand Canyon is perfect for a hot air balloon ride, especially for those that want to see some wild and intact nature, fast river and waterfalls. Of course, besides hot air balloon rides, tourist can do other activities, like simple hiking in the woods or exploring the river while rafting.
9 Filzmoos / Ramsau am Dachstein, Austria
The nature here seems the most brutal and scary, but once you get in the hot air balloon and take a ride above the snowy peaks of the ski resorts Filizmoos and Ramsau am Dachstein. The only thing that is not really great about this ride is that as you go up it’s getting pretty cold.