Hot Air Balloons
Collected by Dwiveck Custodio, AFAR Local Expert
Minutes after we departed, our balloon climbed to an altitude where we could view the ever-expansive Namib Sand Sea. Our pilot, Dennis, was the son of the founder of Namib Sky Balloons and had grown up on farm we flew over moments after our...
Bilal Eroğlu Caddesi, Mezar Sokak No:8, 50180 Göreme Belediyesi/Nevşehir Merkez/Nevşehir, Turkey
If you only get to ride in a hot air balloon once in your life, do it over Cappadocia, Turkey. Amazing. Cappadocia is surreal when seen from any angle. The region is peppered with strange pointy stone spires that rise up toward the sky, in pastel...
Decatur, AL, USA
May 25-26, 2013 Just several of the balloons being inflated as the annual jubilee gears up. Most balloons are privately owned, however several balloons were sponsored by such companies as Pepsi, Remax, and Chik-fil-a. The jubilee also showcases a...
30 Dickmann St, Richmond VIC 3121, Australia
When my alarm went off at 3:30 in the morning, I considered "calling in sick." At that moment, I thought nothing in the world could be worth the loss of almost an entire night's sleep. Instead, I dialed a number and found out weather conditions...
Luxor City, Luxor, Luxor Governorate, Egypt
Early morning in Luxor to the West Bank to start your balloon ride. Some refreshments (tea, coffee, cake and sweets) will be served before starting your balloon ride in the skies of Egypt's biggest open-air museum, Luxor having such a wealth of...
Loc. Calzaiolo, Via del Masso 14, 50026 San Casciano in Val di Pesa FI, Italy
One of the most memorable (and unusual) ways to see Chianti is from the basket of a hot-air balloon. To catch the best weather conditions, flights take off just after dawn and last from 45 to 90 minutes, during which you will glide silently over...
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