Hot air balloon ride in Sigiriya is a rewarding experience that you should try in your Sri Lanka travel. Your adventure starts at sunrise, so get up earlier and will be picked up from the Heritance Kandalama ground or Hotel reception at 6.00am to the launch site nearby. Don’t forget to dress casually and comfortably as it is a little warmer while the sun is out.
At 6.30 am, embark on the balloon. Equipped with certificated pilots bring you the safety during the balloon itinerary. You float serenely over stunning and spectacular views of the countryside with only the occasional blasts of wind. While with riding a hot air balloon in Myanmar, you have panoramic views of the plain of Bagan with over 2,000 ancient temples and pagodas. But during hot air balloon ride in Sigiriya, you fly over the jungles; see the elephants roaming freely, buffaloes grazing grasses in the paddy fields and monkey turning from trees to trees. Nothing can disturb your exciting moments to enjoy the magnificent dawn. All the ravishing beauty of Sigiriya converges in your eyes. Upon landing, you will be celebrated with champagne.
The annual Sri Lanka Balloon Festival is celebrated by the Sri Lanka Tourism Promotion Bureau in association with the Ceylon Airship and Balloon Club. This event appeals many participants as well as travelers from Europe and Asia who are treated to an exclusive week-long tour of the island.
Scheduled departure: tour departs at 6:30 am. Private transfer will come and get you at your hotel.
Exotic Voyages say: Kids below 7 year old and pregnant women will not be allowed in the hot balloon ride in Sigiriya.