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6 of the best breathtaking hot air balloon rides

Experience breathtaking views with these high-flying balloon journeys.

Take off on an adventure to the skies above with these incredible hot air balloon rides to witness breathtaking views that will stay with you for a lifetime.

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Cappadocia, Turkey
Prepare your eyes for some of the most unique landscapes you may ever witness. From fairy chimneys and valleys to vineyards and rocky formations that shoot up into the sky, Cappadocia is unlike anything you’ve ever seen. Taking to the sky with Hot Air Balloon Cappadocia will give you the best vantage point of this hypnotising landscape. Enjoy a standard flight or opt for a deluxe or private flight for an even more memorable experience.

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Sedona, Arizona
Feel like you’ve stepped back in time to the wild west by enjoying a balloon flight over Sedona’s vibrant red sandstone. The expansive backdrop is the perfect setting for a sunrise flight and as you glide closer to the ground, be sure to keep an eye out for unique wildlife including jaguars. Enjoy the Red Rock Country of Arizona with Red Rock Balloons and its award-winning pilots.

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Bagan, Myanmar
Buddhist temples dot the lush green landscape below, shrouded in mist and mystery. Balloons over Bagan offers a unique opportunity to glide over the temples of Bagan and villages below. Choose from Premium or Classic service flights, take off just before sunrise and enjoy the views of ancient temples. Upon landing, indulge in a light champagne breakfast, fruits and pastries – the perfect way to celebrate the incredible experience.

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Yarra Valley, Australia
Learn about one of Victoria’s most spectacular winery regions with a bird’s-eye view of the beauty of the Yarra Valley. Global Ballooning Australia offers this world-class wine region on a platter for your enjoyment. After the hour-long flight, the experience is complete with a buffet champagne breakfast at Rochford Wines.

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Lake Tahoe, California
As one of the largest lakes in USA, Lake Tahoe draws visitors all year round for endless outdoor activities. However, Lake Tahoe Balloons offers something unique for visitors wanting the best views of this incredible lake. Launching from the deck of the Tahoe Flyer, a USCG-certified boat, your journey begins amid the waters of the lake. Your voyage takes you to see Emerald Bay, Fallen Leaf Lake, Cascade Lake and the Desolation Wilderness in the Eldorado National Forest. The four-hour-long journey concludes with an impressive landing on the upper deck of the Tahoe Flyer, where guests can marvel at how the crew catches and deflates the balloon just metres above the water below.

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Queenstown, New Zealand
The Remarkables mountain range of Queenstown says it all right there in the name – remarkable. Sunrise Balloon Adventures takes you through the valleys from Queenstown to Arrowtown, showing off the filming locations for ‘The Hobbit’, Southern Alps, Lake Wakatipu and so much more. Passengers can assist the crew when inflating the balloon and then celebrate a successful take-off with spectacular views.