13 of the Best Places for Hot Air Balloon Rides

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A ride in a hot air balloon provides amazing views in a calm and enjoyable ride. If you’re looking for the best places to get amazing balloon experiences, here are 13 suggestions.

Maasai Mara, Kenya

The Masai Mara National Reserve is the location of the annual Great Migration of zebras, gazelles, and wildebeests from the Serengeti each year from July to October. If you’re visiting during this time of year, a balloon ride is the ideal way to witness this phenomenon.

Visit africanmeccasafaris.com for information.

Best Places for Hot Air Balloon Rides

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Cappadocia, Turkey

The unique and beautiful landscape of Cappadocia makes a balloon ride an excellent choice for visitors.

Visit cappadociahotairballoon.net for information.

Best Places for Hot Air Balloon Rides

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Luxor, Egypt

Want an amazing view of one of the most historically significant places on earth? A balloon ride over Luxor will not disappoint.

Visit memphistours.com for information.

Best Places for Hot Air Balloon Rides

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Serengeti, Tanzania

Balloon safaris are a popular activity over the Serengeti of Tanzania. From the balloon you’ll have an amazing view of the landscape and wildlife of the Serengeti.

Visit africanmeccasafaris.com for information.

Best Places for Hot Air Balloon Rides

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Napa Valley, California

Napa Valley’s vineyards are an amazing site from the perspective that you’ll get in a hot air balloon.

Visit napavalleyballoons.com for information.

Best Places for Hot Air Balloon Rides

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Wadi Rum, Jordan

Wadi Rum is a valley cut into the sandstone and granite rock in south Jordan, and the surrounding desert is an ideal location for a hot air balloon ride.

Visit desertecotours.com for information.

Best Places for Hot Air Balloon Rides

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Bagan, Myanmar

Bagan was the capitol of several ancient kingdoms. The balloon gives you an incredible view of the 5,000 11th century pagodas of Bagan.

Visit journeysmyanmar.com for information.

Best Places for Hot Air Balloon Rides

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Queenstown, New Zealand

Queenstown is home to amazing scenery that includes mountains and lakes, it’s also also a popular destination for adrenaline-pumping activities like sky diving and bungee jumping. Hot air balloon rides are also popular here, and they provide a great way to enjoy the beautiful landscape.

Visit ballooningnz.com for information.

Best Places for Hot Air Balloon Rides

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The Outback, Australia

When it comes to rugged natural beauty, the Outback is usually one of the first locations that come to find. From the height of a balloon ride you can take in the amazing view.

Visit outbackballooning.com.au for information.

Best Places for Hot Air Balloon Rides

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Sedona, Arizona

The red red rocks of Sedona provide amazing views from just about vantage point, but even more so from the air.

Visit redrockballoons.com for information.

Best Places for Hot Air Balloon Rides

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Smoky Mountains, Tennessee

The beautiful Smoky Mountains provide an ideal setting for a balloon ride.

Visit smokymtnballoons.com for information.

Best Places for Hot Air Balloon Rides

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Jackson Hole, Wyoming

Jackson Hole, near Grand Teton National Park is another popular place for a ballon ride. You can take in a view of the mountains, forest, and ranches.

Visit wyomingballoon.com for information.

Best Places for Hot Air Balloon Rides

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Loire Valley, France

The Loire Valley in Central France is home to many vineyards and orchards, and the views from a balloon are spectacular. You’ll also catch views of historic towns and architecture.

Visit franceballoons.com for information.

Best Places for Hot Air Balloon Rides

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Marc lives in Central Pennsylvania and works as the editor of TravelersPress. He enjoys traveling with his wife and daughter as frequently as possible.

2 Comments

  1. Franklin Bob

    April 14, 2013 at 12:56 am

    What a magnificent site! This site contains lots of information about the world best places for enjoying the hat air balloon rides and the places have been mentioned in this places all are amazing to me and that is why i have decided to go few of these places for enjoying hot air balloon ride. So thanks for informing this sort of beautiful places.and best of luck for the next time.

  2. Shane Jalen

    April 17, 2013 at 1:37 am

    Really these places are pretty sound for doing hot air balloon rides and I'm really very happy to see these. I'm willing to ride hot air balloon in Bagan, Myanmar. Its really pretty nice place to do it. Thanks

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