Hot air ballooning, a thrilling experience that makes you frown upside down and all your worries go sinking as you go soaring in the sky. Here is something you all adventure freaks need to know about hot air ballooning;
1. Keep a check on climatic chaos
Though hot air ballooning is always fun filled and a loving experience, It is recommended to be done during autumn/spring as the chances of disappointment falls to a great extent and mother nature is at its best.
2. Schedule early so that you don’t have to reschedule
Schedule the ride early in your trip so that in case the weather gods may not turn favourable, you may reschedule it to an alternative day.
3. Capture moments to make memories
Once you reach the top, you would surely want those picturesque scenes to be hanging in your living room’s walls.Needless to say, bring along a camera so that you may relive the moments in future.
4. Essentials are always essential
Layer up as per the weather of the destination and keep some essentials like sunglasses, water bottle, hat etc.for protection against the flames of the burner and keeping yourself hydrated.
5. Caution: Sky has no restrooms
Be sure to hit a restroom before you aim to soar high as there’s no getting off mid-flight and you might not able to enjoy to the fullest under so much pressure(just saying).
6. Let’s talk about pricing
Pricing vary as per the flight duration and the destination but an average hot air balloon experience would cost you around $150-$200 per adult. Some packages may offer you snacks and beverages too.
The longest hot air balloon flight ever recorded was piloted by Richard Branson. The flight originated in Japan and touched ground in northern Canada. This flight was also the fastest recorded, flying across the skies at 245 miles per hour.
So what are you waiting for? Vacations time is on. Get up, plan and pack up your baggage.