The Best Hot Air Balloon Experiences Around the World

Hot Air Balloon Cappadoccia

Somehow, plane rides have taken away all the fun of flying. It’s cramped, stuffy, and there’s nothing to see from 38,000 feet above the ground. Rekindle the magic of flying when you hop on a hot air balloon in any of the countries we’ve listed down below.

Cappadocia, Turkey

Hot Air Balloon Cappadoccia
Cappadocia, Turkey

Take a vertical ride up into the atmosphere of Cappadocia for a spectacular view of the sinuous valleys and cliffs.  and you’ll be greeted by Fairy Chimneys, mushroom-shaped rock formations that resulted from centuries of erosion.

2. Gold Coast, Australia

Hot Air Balloon Gold Coast
Gold Coast, Australia

As winter starts to melt into spring in in Australia, you’ll be able to feast upon the picturesque scene of the Gold Coast. Waking up at dawn may seem difficult at first, but the brilliant gold and orange hues that peek over the city skyline breathe a new life into the city.

And when you’re done admiring the scene? Catch a hearty Australian breakfast and wash it down with a glass of champagne–all when you book this Gold Coast Hot Air Balloon tour.

3. Orlando, Florida

Hot Air Balloon Orlando, USA
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Skip the usual trip to Disneyland and take a different kind of thrill ride. No roller coaster can beat the heights of a hot air balloon! Grab the chance to see what your favorite rides look like from above!

4. Chiang Mai, Thailand

Hot Air Balloon Festival Chiang Mai
Chiang Mai, Thailand

If you find yourself backpacking in South East Asia, you’ve probably witnessed some incredible sunsets over temples, mountains, cliffs, and beaches. But a sunset from Thailand’s hot air balloon experience overlooking Chiang Mai will definitley leave a mark on you.