Feb 11, 2014
Soaring over the earth in a hot air balloon is one of the most breathtaking experiences that you would ever have in your life time. As the baskets fills and lifts off the ground one barely notices only later to discover you are cruising over vast tracks of lands at nice speeds gliding like a bird with 360 degree view. Despite the fact that hot air ballooning is a great thrill, it still remains a fact that some places are more fascinating than others. Here are some of the world’s best places to visit as you enjoy the ride.
California, Napa Valley
Napa is allocated in San Pablo bay and has a generally warmer climate than most other towns. Most renowned for its vineyards Napa is a top tourist destination, it boasts of prestigious hotels, hospitable people and the famous hot air balloon rides. The balloons have designated pilots who will sail you as you enjoy the panoramic view of Napa valley. The feeling of being in safe hands gives you a calm spirit as you enjoy your vacation. Take your family on a ride and they will never forget, you can also celebrate other life occasions like birthdays or even propose for marriage on air. This romantic feeling places Napa in the hearts of many and is the same reason it should be your next destination.
Kenya, Maasai Mara
Maasai Mara is a national reserve in Kenya that boasts of hosting the eighth wonder of the world. The great wildebeest migration that happens between July to October. You will enjoy watching the migration of zebras, gazelles and wild beasts as they cross the crocodile full Mara River. You will enjoy this spectacular experience on air and the balloon safari rides do extent to the neighboring Serengeti National park in Tanzania. You will enjoy seeing the big five and the breath taking landscape of East Africa.
Burma Myanmar, Bagan
Having a ride on a hot air balloon over the rich history inclined Bagan is a perfect way to spend your vacation. Bagan is considered to be the capital city of many ancient kingdoms and this is evidenced by seeing the over 5000 pagodas which were constructed in the early 11th century. Hot air balloon rides are available on daily basis and you will take approximately 45 minutes to roam the area. Some firms offer flight seats online booking services with discounts on certain months.
Luxor in Egypt
A balloon ride over luxor is a hilarious experience as you will have the opportunity to capture jaw dropping views of the largest open air museum in the word. Majority of the historical ruins in this city are over 1000 years old and a single flight takes an average of 45 minutes just like in Bagan. There are numerous hotels on site that vary from affordable to luxurious hotel depending on your pocket, personal preference and choice.
New Zealand, Queenstown
This amazing city not only offers hot air balloon ride but it also home to the world’s most adrenaline pumping activities like bungee jumping and skydiving. You will definitely enjoy to see the astounding sky sceneries and remarkable terrains hosted by the likes of mount Earnslaw, Coronet peak and lakes Hayes.
Book your flight and make hotel reservations early enough for you to enjoy hot air balloon rides in different parts of the world. You will never regret the awesome experience. It’s beautiful to watch what Mother Nature has to offer from high above in the skies. You will never forget the experience.
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