Whether you’re keen to explore either of these countries for the first time, or are simply looking for the perfect romantic getaway, gift, or holiday experience, hot air ballooning in the stunning landscapes is worth consideration.
Hot air balloons make for a safe, comfortable, and memorable way to view the scenery from the sky. Unlike Aeroplan, hot air balloons fly fairly low to the ground. Though altitudes will vary based on the excursion and conditions, most top out at approximately 3,000 feet, which allows you to get the ideal bird’s eye perspective of the ground below you.
Hot air balloon rides are widely available throughout the world and can often be found just outside of major cities and tourist areas. It is quite normal to experience a few first-time jitters when approaching a balloon ride.
However, a little preparation goes a long way and the more you research the ins and outs of this special kind of journey, the more at ease you will feel when it comes time to step into the basket. Typical launches take place at dawn or just before dusk because the winds provide the most favorable conditions at this time.