10 unforgettable hot air balloon rides around the world.

Hot air balloon rides are one of the most unique experiences you can have, it is something that you’ll never forget. Riding a hot air balloon safely and comfortably has never been more accessible than now. Take a look at the most highly regarded hot air balloon places on the planet!


Dubai, United Arab Emirates

Dubai is one of the most luxurious cities in the world. Hot air ballooning in Dubai is truly a unique experience. Escape the city crowds, and enjoy a peaceful flight above the desert with unbeatable views of the pristine desert, Dubai Desert Conservation Reserve and the stunning landmarks of Dubai.

 Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Image by Haris khan from Pixabay



Queenstown, New Zealand

Queenstownis a resort town in Otago in the south-west of New Zealand's South Island. Renowned for adventure sports, it’s also a base for exploring the region’s vineyards and historic mining towns. Flying in a hot air balloon is the best way to enjoy the spectacular views of Queenstown and is one of the top local activities.

Queenstown, New Zealand
Image by Michelle Raponi from Pixabay


Loire Valley, France

The Loire Valley is located in the middle stretch of the Loire river in central France. Hot air ballooning is an exhilarating way to see Loire Valley. Viewing the valley from above will help you enjoy the of historic monuments, french castles, vineyards and the Loire River.

Loire Valley, France
Photo by Damien Chaudet on Unsplash


Yarra Valley, Australia

The Yarra Valley is the region surrounding the Yarra River in Victoria, Australia. A hot air balloon ride is the perfect way to see the Yarra Valley in all its glory. Floating above the picturesque countryside, you’ll have unparalleled views of and hells, farms, vineyards and the mountain peaks of the Great Divide framing the scene. .

Yarra Valley, Australia
Photo by Hendra Pontomudis on Unsplash


Napa Valley, California

Napa County is a county north of San Pablo Bay located in the northern portion of the state of California. Napa Valley is renowned for its stunning scenery. From up high, you’ll be able to see rolling hills, lush vineyards, and picturesque towns.

Napa Valley, California
IPhoto by Sebastien Gabriel on Unsplash


Luxor, Egypt

Luxor is a city on the east bank of the Nile River in southern Egypt. It's on the site of ancient Thebes, the pharaohs’ capital at the height of their power. A hot air balloon ride offers panoramic views of Egypt's most prominent and ancient monuments like the great hypostyle hall of Luxor temple, with its grid of huge, carved columns and the two massive stone statues of Amenhotep III.

Luxor, Egypt
Image by Loretta Rossiter from Pixabay


Bagan, Myanmar

Bagan is an ancient city in the Mandalay Region of Myanmar. From a balloon's basket, you get a panoramic aerial view of temples, stupas and pagodas, including the famous Ananda temple with its sparkling gold spires.

Bagan, Myanmar
Image by Peggy und Marco Lachmann-Anke from Pixabay


Serengeti, Tanzania

The Serengeti National Park is a large national park in northern Tanzania that stretches over 5,700 square miles. The park is home to a large variety of wildlife, including lions, elephants, and zebras. Hot air balloonists get an unparalleled bird-eye-view of this phenomenal wildlife spectacle.

Serengeti, Tanzania
Image by Mugwe Thomas from Pixabay


Albuquerque, New Mexico

Albuquerque, New Mexico’s largest city, sits in the high desert. The Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta is the largest hot air balloon festival in the world. The event attracts hundreds of ballooning fans from all over the world to enjoy the perfect weather conditions and calm air of the city. A hot air balloon ride offers a stunning views of the Rio Grande Valley and the Sandia Mountains.

Albuquerque, New Mexico
Image by Lyssa Scott from Pixabay


Cappadocia, Turkey

Cappadocia is a historical region in Central Anatolia, is known for its distinctive “fairy chimneys,” tall, cone-shaped rock formations clustered in Monks Valley, Göreme and elsewhere.Cappadocia is one of the most popular hot air ballooning destinations in the world. Hot air balloon rides are an exciting way to explore a majical place.

Photo by Aykut Kılıç on Unsplash

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