Hot air balloons are beautiful things. They are bright, colorful, and incredibly intriguing. Every child’s dream is to float away in a balloon and soar the skies, or at least, that’s the dream that every adventurous child has.
If there is one way to see the world, it is without a doubt via a hot air balloon ride. Think of the incredible views you would see. Imagine the scenery of some of the world’s most iconic and unique destinations from above – how amazing would it be to soar high in the sky? What traveler wouldn’t want to revel in bird’s eye views of some of the world’s most incredible landscapes, riding high and low in the sky on a thrilling hot air balloon ride?
Love the idea of riding in hot air balloons across the world? Yes – then read on to find out where all of the top destinations are for hot air balloon rides.
Serengeti National Park, Tanzania
Have you always dreamed of going on a safari? Well, how about a bird’s eye view safari? There is nowhere in the world quite like Serengeti National Park, where you can soar above lions, rhinos, giraffes, and hippos roaming the plains. You can even witness the seasonal migrations of a range of species from the skies, including the migration of zebras and wildebeest. You can book an all inclusive trip, including hot air balloon rides and accommodation online, as well as other excursions.
One of central Turkey’s most beautiful places, Cappadocia is famous for its beautiful ‘fairy-like’ chimneys. The city is laced with spiked limestone chimneys and beautiful pieces of architecture built into the rocks, from homes to churches the buildings here are incredible. The views of this magnificent city are excellent from the ground, but the views are even better from above, which is why this is one of the best places in the world to take a hot air balloon ride.
Pennsylvania Dutch Country, United States
The combination of Lancaster County and Susquehanna River make up Pennsylvania Dutch Country and idyllic area that is home to the Dutch community. The people here lead a life that’s low in technology and very simple; many of them live off of the land and make do with what they have. Because the area is virtually unspoiled by modern architecture, it’s the perfect place to take a hot air balloon ride. One particularly beautiful area is the historic village of Bird in Hand, where you can take a balloon ride and soak up the historic culture. There are plenty of hotels in Bird in Hand, as well as lots of other things to see and do, so it’s the ideal place for a trip. To avoid disappointment, booking your hot balloon ride in advance is recommended.
Queenstown, New Zealand
Queenstown, New Zealand’s capital city, is renowned for its array of extreme activities, which may make taking a hot air balloon ride seem pretty tame, but it really is one for your bucket list. New Zealand was where Lord of The Rings and The Hobbit was filmed and is home to some incredible landscapes. Take a hot air balloon ride, and you can see first-hand just how incredible the country’s rolling hills and mountain landscapes really are.
There you have it, a guide to the top destinations to go hot air ballooning in the world. Hot air ballooning is, believe it or not, a real adrenaline rush, and isn’t for the faint hearted.