Taking off on a Hot Air Balloon is a calm and quiet way of exploring the surroundings in a remarkable way. The most special and important feature of this activity is that the person on the hot air balloon will hardly feel the movement, since it moves along with the wind.
Sri Lanka takes pride in offering this unique experience and it is known to be one of the best ways to see and feel the country’s natural beauty. This activity even provides the chance to follow the elephants and discover their natural habitat. The experience is simply enchanting since flying on a hot air balloon is a great way to view the beautiful lakes, rivers and reservoirs that captivate the country. Most travellers to Sri Lanka prefer to use a balloon ride in order to get a first hand view of the magnificent Sigiriya Rock and many other historically acclaimed works of art available in this splendid country. Therefore, from soaring heights travellers can explore the Sri Lanka’s proud history of 2500 years.
Not only is a hot air balloon ride an environmental friendly way of exploring wild life but it is a safe one, since travellers can witness animals in their natural habitats without even setting a foot on the ground. Since no disturbance is done to the privacy of the species, this initiative is known as “Soft Tourism”.
Major ballooning tour operators such as Red Dot Tours, offers maximum safety for travellers who wish to take rides. A team of skilled professionals mainly carries out balloon rides and a majority of hot air balloon rides starts from the cultural triangle close to Dambulla.
The best time of year for hot air ballooning is between October and April. However, a ride on a balloon hugely depends on weather conditions. Tour packages offered by tour operators are reasonably priced and above all, these packages cover some of the most breathtaking areas of the island including Sigiriya, Dambulla, Polonnaruwa, Yala National Park, the south coast, Udawalawe National Park, the hill capital and much more. Furthermore, these packages also come with a time period of 3 to 4 hours of fun and excitement.
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