Hot Air Balloon Rides in Central Portugal
Join our hot air balloon rides in Central Portugal for the ultimate flight experience! Check out our special romantic flights for two!
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Our Lisbon Hot Air Balloon Flights over you an unforgettable experience in the air! You will begin your experience by helping our staff prepare the balloon for the flight. This is a really fun experience as the balloon is packed into a tiny bag, so once it starts filling up, you will be truly amazed at the size of it! Once we‘ve got our balloon ready, it’s time to hop into the basket and fly!
Each hot air balloon experience is truly unique as there is no steering wheel, so the balloon flies according to the wind direction on the day. And don’t worry about feeling wind! The ride is so calm you barely feel yourself moving! Our experienced pilots are equipped with all of the equipment needed to sort out the course and our on ground team will be following the balloon at all times for landing.
Once you land, you can also help pack up the balloon! This is the fun part as deflating this huge balloon and putting it back into its bag, is such a fun experience! We will share a champagne toast with the crew and then our driver will take you back to the starting point. You won’t want to miss this adventure!
Our takeoff point is in Coruche, which is about a 1 hour drive from the center of Lisbon. If you don’t have a car, no worries! Let us know where you are staying and we can arrange transfers at an additional cost. The flight itself is 60 to 90 minutes in total, but the whole experience itself is about 3 to 4 hours in duration, so be prepared for an exciting start to your day!
60 to 90 minute flight
Transfers back to the starting point
Transfers to the balloon flight – can be arranged at an additional cost
The best time to fly is at sunrise as the wind is calm and allows for safe flying. Portugal offers mild conditions most of the year, so as long as our meteorologist determines the conditions are optimal, we can go flying. Each season in Portugal is quite unique, and the landscapes change, so you’re guaranteed amazing sites along the way!
s long as you can look over the basket (approximately 7 years of age), and can stand for the duration of the flight (60 to 90 minutes), anyone can fly! Getting in and out of the basket requires climbing in, but even if there are limitations to this, our friendly crew are more than happy to help you get in. Flying is not recommended for pregnant women, but they are more than happy to join our on ground crew and follow the balloon.
This is a question we hear often from our clients, and can guarantee from personal experience, that not one person has requested to land after taking off. If you suffer from vertigo, or other similar ailment, please know that science has proven that vertigo only exists when you are on the ground, or in other words when there is contact between yourself and the earth. If you are still apprehensive, please let our pilot know as he or she will take off gently and fly at a low level until you are comfortable. If you still feel uncomfortable (we have never had this happen), we will be happy to land and have you join the ground crew while they follow the balloon
The wind is our driver, so wherever the wind takes us is where we land. Most locations include private farming properties and large grassy fields. Upon landing, your ground crew will be on hand to help you out of the basket and take you back to the starting point
Weight is important in determining the correct balloon and basket to select for any given flight. The balloon itself abides by ambient temperatures and atmospheric altitudes, so it is important to know how much weight we are carrying to ensure safety of the passengers.
We recommend dressing comfortable so sporty shoes and clothing to allow for entering and exiting the basket. If it is warm on the ground, we recommend bringing a light layer on top in case it gets a bit colder in the air. We also recommend wearing clothing made of cotton, so please do not wear any nylon. A hat is a optional as it can protect you from the heat of the balloon burners and the sun. If you have long hair, we advise you to put it up in a ponytail so as to avoid getting caught during the landing. We do request you bring as little as possible with you, such as a small backpack with essentials to store your personal belongings.
Absolutely! The balloon flight will offer memorable sites and landscapes so we do hope you bring along a camera to record this unforgettable experience!
If you are still not convinced that flying is for you, our ground crew is more than happy to bring you along with them! Packing and unpacking the equipment is also a fun part of the experience, so you can always participate in this with your family and friends. You can also take it upon yourself to take pictures of the flight from the ground, as there are some amazing photo opportunities awaiting!