For example, many balloon rides fly over cities, historic sites and animal sanctuaries, as well as picturesque country towns. State balloon flights previously dominated the balloon industry, but with equipment changes and the introduction of smaller balloons, they were able to expand the type of terrain they traverse. Here are some hot air trips you can now experience – that is, if you have the guts!
Safari Safari Balloon Ride
It’s exactly what they say on the tin: balloon ride over a safari park, where wild animals can roam wherever they like. So, if you’re not a fan of the big scary lion or the raging rhinoceros, this balloon flight might not be for you. Of course the animals can’t get that close to the balloons, but the balloons fly low, close to the nature reserve so passengers can see as many wild animals as possible! Tigers, lions, elephants and giraffes are just a few of the animals you can find while flying on safari.
Taking Adventure Balloon Flight
Maybe a balloon safari ride is a little too much excitement and terror for a day, but flying over the countryside is a little too tame. This is where adventure balloon fights are a great alternative. These tend to fly over cities or places of cultural interest with a view to showing off stunning views of the city, as well as learning more about the city below. Generally, hot air balloon rides will try to fly over the city as much as possible without getting too close to all those high rise buildings!
Luxury VIP Balloon Rides
Maybe adventure and lots of learning are not what you had in mind when planning a hot air balloon flight. Why not pamper yourself or your loved ones with an intimate VIP luxury balloon flight? There’s really nothing like being pampered while being over 4000 feet in the air! Whether you choose to bring just one or two guests or a whole group of friends, VIP balloon flights are tailor-made for you so you can enjoy every last minute with the people you care about. Generally most VIP balloon flights conclude with a lavish bottle of chilled champagne to celebrate the extraordinary experience.
Whether you consider yourself a daredevil demon, a bit of a thrill seeker or want to live the life of luxury – even if just for a day – there’s a hot air balloon flight to suit everyone. So why not pick the flight that sounds the most appealing to you, and give it a try. You never know, you might know you’re a thrill seeker at heart!
Graeme Smith is a huge fan of hot air balloon flights around England. To learn more about how you can leverage balloon rides to the fullest , visit the website of The British School of Ballooning.
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