Sri Lanka Hot Air Balloon
Sigiriya Hot Air Balloon Ride
Enjoy breathtaking bird’s eye views of Sigiriya and the ruins of its ancient palace on this unforgettable hot air balloon ride!
We’ll pick you up from your hotel at 5 am and set off for the area where our hot air balloon adventure will take place. Depending on the direction of the wind, our starting point will be Sirigiya, Kandalama, or Dambulla.
When we arrive we’ll be given some basic instructions for the activity and enjoy a light breakfast to start the day. Then, we’ll hop into the basket and start to take off!
Soon we’ll be soaring over the impressive landscapes of Sigiriya. We’ll even enjoy a bird’s eye view of the archaeological remains of the ancient palace complex.
After an hour, we’ll land and make a toast with a glass of champagne or juice to an unforgettable experience.
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Most hot air balloon launches are made during the cooler hours of the day, at dawn or two to three hours before sunset. At these times of day, the winds are typically light making for easier launch and landing of the balloon. Flying at these times also avoids thermals, which are vertical air currents caused by ground heating that make it more difficult to control the balloon. In the extreme, the downdrafts associated with strong thermals can exceed the ability of a balloon to climb and can thus force a balloon into the ground.
Float gently with the breeze 1,000 – 2,000 feet above taking off in the Cultural Triangle as you enjoy the experience of the oldest form of flight. The peace and gentleness of the flight will surprise you as your Pilot guides the balloon using the different wind currents at different altitudes.
Become one with the wind. See the daybreak beneath you as it comes alive. The spectacular sunrise across the Kandalama tank as it paints the landscape with wonderful colors, watch the fisherman beneath, the mountains, the green forests with the waking of wildlife “music of the wild”. The Golden Buddha sitting majestically on one end and Sigiriya in the distance on the other. Villagers of all ages call out Good Morning and wave happily to the passengers as you fly over their homes and children follow the balloon to the landing to collect their share of stationery.
Coming to land your Pilot will inform you to take your position. After the landing, your flight will be toasted with a glass of champagne. Juice and chilled water are available. After which you will be taken by our drivers to your hotel. What better way to start your day?
- All Pilots are handpicked. They are validated to meet the requirements of the CAA-SL with regards to Air Law, English Language, and medical and Police clearance.
- The crew is fluent in English, as this is key for Safety Briefing from take off to landing.
- Passenger insurance and registered balloons.
- Passengers are all treated like VIPs from the time of booking to pick up to drop back at their hotel after the flight.