Hot Air Balloon Rides in Algarve
Come flying high in the sky on our hot air balloon rides in Algarve!
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- Vacation Style Holiday Type
- Activity Level Leisurely
A hot air balloon flight is the activity that is on most people’s bucket list, so why not check that off here in the Algarve! The experience is truly unforgettable and something you won’t want to miss while on holiday!
This is an interactive experience and you are a part of the team from the get go in helping to fill the balloon. Once the balloon takes shape and is ready to go, you will climb into the basket for a journey full of surprises! Climbing does take a bit of agility, but our on ground team are more than happy to assist you in getting in and out of the basket! Once everyone is securely in, our pilot will brief you on the flight and positions for landing, then it’s time to take off!
Every balloon ride is unique as there is no set itinerary, the wind will take us along! With a combination of expert pilots, technology and on ground team, the balloon’s position is always evaluated as well as the best landing spots. The flight itself is 60 to 90 minutes and landing is as smooth as take off, you won’t feel turbulence or bursts of wind. To be honest you barely feel any movement, just spectacular views below! Upon landing, you can assist the team in deflating and packing the balloon and equipment before enjoying a delicious brunch and glass of bubbly! At this time, you will also receive a flight certificate to celebrate your experience! After packing everything up, it’s time to get into our van and return to the starting point!
Availability: daily upon request
Duration: 3 to 4 hours total
Pre flight briefing
Approximately 1 hour flight
Post flight brunch and bubbly
Transfers to the starting point
Transfers to the flight location – can be arranged at an additional cost
We recommend that children are able to peek over the basket for flights as this guarantees their safety, so ages 5 to 7 are most suitable. Healthwise, we do not advise this activity for pregnant women. If you are unable to stand for the duration of the flight, please let us know in advance and we can try to arrange for a wheelchair basket.
Most people who are afraid of heights or suffer from vertigo do very well on a hot air balloon flight! It is not surprising as scientific studies have proven that vertigo only really exists when our feet are in contact with the ground, so rest assured you will enjoy flying! If you would like to give it a try, please let your pilot know of your fears so and we will make sure to take this into account at take off and the beginning of the flight. If you still feel very uncomfortable, we will land and let you get off, but don’t worry, you can join our on ground team and follow the balloon by car! If you still feel that flying is not for you, we would be happy to have you participate in the preparation of the balloon in the beginning and also packing things up, in between you can join the team on the ground!
Ballooning is dependant on ambient temperature and atmospheric altitude, and this information will rule how much weight the balloon can take on the day. Also we have a variety of baskets and balloons, each with a maximum weight limit, so to ensure the safety of the passengers, we must take this information into account.
We recommend comfortable clothing and shoes, preferably cotton, so nylon is not recommended for balloon flights. You may want to bring along a jacket as an additional layer. It is also a good idea to bring along a hat to protect you from the heat brought on by the burners of the balloon, though this is not mandatory. Also if you have long hair, we recommend wearing it up so as not to get caught in the basket when landing. Personal belongings should be minimal so as not to take up too much space in the basket, but the one thing you will have to bring along is your camera! The images and video caught during the flight are unforgettable and we are sure you will want to share these with family and friends back home.