Serengeti National Park, Tanzania
A novel way to see the wildlife, and from a POV most only could dream of! Tours to see the bigger picture of the park can be arranged to spot hippos, wildebeest, zebra, lions and giraffe all from the relative silence of your hot air balloon.
The natural splendour of the volcanic spires and pillars found in central Turkey’s Cappadocia region are best appreciated from the sky. Dubbed “fairy chimneys” these ethereal formations are now home to hipster cave-dwellers and have spawned a host of fairy-chimney hotels.
Seeing snowscapes from the silence of a hot air balloon is undeniably spectacular, but witnessing hundreds of other balloons passing over the snow-capped peaks of the Swiss alps is a sight not to be missed. Book your tour in late January during International Hot Air Balloon Week if this is on your bucket list!
Napa Valley, California
Panoramic views of rolling hills, vineyeards, Mt St Helena, the Mayacamas Mountains, and even hipster haven San Francisco make Napa Valley the place to go for a hot air balloon ride.
Atacama Desert, Chile
Viewing the driest place on the planet at sunrise is probably one of the most magical experiences you could have in a hot air balloon. As the sun rises over Valle de la Luna, known for its moonlike landscape of dunes, mountains and rock formations you’ll witness a spectacular array of colours.