Hot air ballooning is the activity that involves flying in hot air balloons that is gaining rapid momentum of tourist interest in Sri Lanka. The magical experience and aspects of ballooning include the unusual quiet (except when the propane burners are firing), not feeling the movement inside the balloon, and the bird's-eye view. As a result of the balloon moving with the direction of the winds, the passengers don’t feel the wind at all, other than at times for brief moments during the flight when the balloon climbs or descends into air currents of different direction or speed.
Hot air ballooning rides offer a truly unique experience where you will be able to see Sri Lankan wildlife and varying landscapes from a disarming vantage point. Enjoy undulating views of flora and fauna, sweeping coastlines, interspersed with slices of Sri Lankan life from up above. Hot air balloon tours can also be arranged to include historical sites as well in and around Sri Lanka’s cultural triangle.
Hot air ballooning is a relatively new activity to Sri Lanka, but in response to the ongoing search for new and exciting ways of seeing the country, it provides a remarkable experience that would never be forgotten. With no two flight paths the same, it really is a unique journey. All hot air balloons are manufactured in the UK, where balloon pilots are also trained by instructors licensed by the Civil Aviation Authority of Sri Lanka. Throughout the flight, experienced ground crews that follow the flight path in a jeep are in constant communication with the pilot of the balloon, ensuring that everything runs smoothly. All you need to do is relax, enjoy the peace and quiet and admire the views of Sri Lanka.