10 Best Hot Air Balloon Rides Around the World

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Yarra Valley

Dubai Desert Conservation Reserve

The Dubai Desert Conservation Reserve, also known as the Dubai Eco Park, is the first desert park in the world.

It is located in the middle of the western region of Dubai, near Sheikh Mohammed Bin Zayed Road New Extension 3.

It is a desert eco-tourism area open to visitors from around the world. The Dubai Desert Conservation Reserve has the largest number of wildlife species in the world in a single reserve.

The park offers visitors a great variety of activities such as trekking, camel riding, bird watching and cycling, and has the world's largest collection of desert plants. The Duba Desert Eco Park offers an exceptional array of recreational activities and adventure sports to make it one of the best parks to take the family.

The goal of the Dubai Desert Conservation Reserve is to ensure that visitors will get the best experience of the area's natural beauty and protection the environment for future generations.

The park is also an important landuse for protecting the natural vegetation of the region, which is very valuable to the local ecosystem. The Duba Desert Park is a biodiversity and conservation monument of global importance.

The Desert Eco Park was named by the BBC in 2006 the second most impressive man-made structure in the world (Brooklyn Bridge was the first).

Teotihuacan

Mexico.

This uniquely built structure is one of the world’s largest ancient pyramids. Its origins are thousands of years old. It is situated in the Mexico City area.

Victoria Falls, Zambia

And the next one is the world’s largest waterfall. It is also off the shore of the Victoria Falls, which were named after the British queen and a geographical feature in the country of Zambia.

This is by far the largest waterfall in the world, as well as the largest thing on earth that is created by a waterfall. It is situated 7 hours by road from the capital city of Zambia, Lusaka.

�� Bangkok, Thailand

Here’s another in the list of the largest waterfalls. It is also in the third largest city in Thailand, the capital and largest city of Thailand, the shrine city of Bangkok.

Sitka, Alaska

The next one in the list is a great river town. Riverboat cruises, which may take a day or two at least, are offered to cruise through the waters around Sitka.

Travelers from all over come to this place to take in its natural beauty. From kayaking to hiking in the woods, there are so many things that can be done to spend a perfect vacation in this place.

Albuquerque

New Mexico.

This hot air balloon ride is one of the most unique in the world. It is held in the Albuquerque International Balloon Museum and at noon, you get the option of going up alone in the balloon, or going up with a number of others inside your own balloon.

Whether you go up alone or with others, you’ll get a totally different experience. Go up with others, and you experience the hot air balloon ride from the point of view of the passengers sitting in the basket.

Go up alone, and you experience the hot air balloon ride from the point of view of the pilot sitting in the tower of the balloon.

How things work is the basket is tethered to the balloon during inflation. Once launched, the pilot can give you the option of different views.

He or she can give you a good overview of what’s going off below you. You can also change the look of the balloon to suit your preferences. You can sightsee from the outside, a good view of the balloon from all sides or go in the basket.

Serengeti

Angkor

No list about hot air ballooning would be complete without mentioning Angkor Wat. It’s a World Heritage listed temple complex in Cambodia that still manages to manage to amaze people long after it’s been built. Its elegant and ornate architecture alone makes for interesting and unique architecture.

The balloon ride is another unique experience that you can have while here.

Angkor Wat is an example of the Khmer Empire during its zenith. For a flight over this massive complex of temples, you will explore the labyrinth of sacred temples, conical towers, and grand avenues that make up this world-class temple complex.

Your pilot will do a great job of giving you a bird’s eye view of the city and its layout, meaning that you will see many of the more famous monuments and temples all at once.

The balloon will land for 10 – 15 minutes at one spot for photo opportunities. After that, it will then take off and fly to the next landing spot. The trip takes about 2 hours and goes over a variety of sights such as the Bayon, the Baphuon and the holy mountain of Phu Chi.

The foot of the temple is the place you can choose for your landing spot, where a guide is going to be waiting to discuss and answer questions about the complex.

Luxor

Egypt.

The only thing more amazing than the ancient Egyptian history here is the amazing hot air balloon ride that takes place here. Known as the “Mother of all Balloon Rides”, the Luxor balloon trip is known for the awesome views and use of the ancient city as a backdrop.

The Luxor balloon flight is offered daily. The best part? These tours can be booked up to a year in advance.

The Luxor balloon launch begins in the morning and lasts 90 minutes. The flight will be over the ancient city of Luxor, along the Nile River Valley and the Lacation Plain.

This hot air balloon tour includes a scenic flight over the Temple of Abu Simbel, Valley of the Kings and the Valley of the Queens. The ancient Egyptian city of Luxor is probably the most popular tourist destination in Luxor, Egypt as it is one of the very few cities which are actually located on the site of the ancient city.

After the flight over the valley, you have the option of staying in the flight with the balloonist or landing and watching the balloon land (the landing lasts about 30 minutes).

Bagan

Myanmar… Inspired by Bagan, Myanmar.

The ruins in Bagan are only a small section of what was once the biggest world city. As Buddhism grew in Asia, cities began to pop up in the middle of nowhere. This city, called the center of the universe by some Buddhists, was built in ancient times and became the hub of a large empire.

You can see the size of the buildings by the number of monasteries that are dotted around it. With the coming of Buddhism, the empire suffered only a few times in war. There were several chances for the capital of the largest city in the world to be destroyed.

The most famous is the collapse of two monasteries, one built on top of the other. With the decline of Buddhism, the capital slowly became smaller and smaller until the French arrived and established their own capital. The French didn’t exploit the city or the people living there, and gradually the capital decreased until it disappeared altogether.

You can still see buildings that are hundreds of years old in great shape. After coming back to my hotel, I saw a woman with a baby in her arms. She was walking along a modern road with a city of temples behind her and looked like she was going straight to the king of the realm.

Napa Valley

If you’re looking for an absolutely spectacular experience, a hot air balloon ride in Napa Valley is a must. The region is know for its amazing wine and the look of the hillsides that you rise over are breathtaking. You can also take a hot air balloon ride in Napa if you’re wanting to celebrate your wedding or your honeymoon.

If you need an affordable Napa Valley vacation, just choose the low-priced Napa Valley packages. If you are planning a romantic getaway or a birthday celebration in Napa, an amazing experience is only a phone call away.

This ride takes you to incredible places you’ve never seen before. There is nothing quite like a Napa Valley hot air balloon ride.

Santa Fe Hot Air Balloon Rides

One of the best hot air balloon rides in the world is in Santa Fe in New Mexico. This region is the perfect place to make a great offer.

You’ll find out that this is the prettiest and cleanest city in the United States of America. You’ll be amazed by the amazing mountains and valleys that you find when you take a hot air balloon ride in Santa Fe.

St. Louis Hot Air Balloon Rides

Cappadocia

Hot Air Balloon Tour, Turkey.

Cappadocia, or the “Land of Eight Hundred Churches,” is an area in central Anatolia, in Turkey. The area, which is now a national park, is known for colorful Byzantine churches, underground cities, pottery, and hot air balloon rides!

To get the full experience of the region, you’ll need to get a taste of all its offerings!

No matter what you decide to do in Cappadocia, you’ll have an amazing time! This means that you won’t be getting hot air balloon rides back to back and can spread out your activities to get a bit of each!

You can choose to drive to the balloon rides, which would be the most comfortable and easy way to go. You could also book a Cappadocia tour and see everything the area has to offer.

Cappadocia Hot Air Balloon Tour, Turkey.

Hot Air Ballooning

Balloon rides are the perfect opportunity to work those stomach muscles! Sitting in a traditional hot air balloon used in balloon rides is very comfortable. You can sit, stand, or lay down without having to worry about anything!