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Hot Air Ballooning Sri Lanka Excursion, Sri Lanka

Region: ancient-cities | Location: Dambulla
Sri Lanka Hot Air Ballooning Sri Lanka
 Other regions: capital-colombo | east-coast | hill-country | south-coast | west-coast
Discover the ancient kingdoms and national parks in style. Hot air ballooning is now available in Sri Lanka. Fly high above the ruined cities of ancient kingdoms, sail over national parks to watch the wild undisturbed, glide through the morning mist rising from tropical forests and watch the sun sink slowly into the Indian Ocean.

travelSrilanka.co.uk has joined forces with Adventure Centre Asia, the leading balloon operator in the island. They a professional organisation with years of experience in the field having operated throughout the Asia region.

Ballooning trips are available daily throughout season from October to May when the winds are light and the sky at its bluest. A typical trip would start at dawn and last for approximately one hour. A support vehicle will follow the flight and a champagne breakfast will be organized at the landing site.

While flights are sometimes available in other areas of the island on a request basis, especially for larger groups, the main balloon centre is in the cultural triangle and the majority of flights take-off from close to the Kandalama Hotel just outside Dambulla.

Further details

The hot Air balloon flights are packages as a total travel experience that takes approximately four hours. You will be collected from your hotel and will be taken to the launch site to witness (or participate in if you're interested) the preparation and inflation of the balloon. A flight briefing follows with the pilot and then its take-off. A support vehicle will track the path of the balloon and follow with a champagne breakfast for you when you land. The flight will begin around dawn and the exact meeting time varies according to the prevailing winds. The day prior to the flight you will be called at your hotel to reconfirm arrangements.

Season: October to April

Cost: USD$220 per person (discounts available for SL nationals, children and groups)

Location: Cultural triangle [3 to 4hrs from Colombo]

Flights: Daily

Time: Just after Sunrise (around 7am)

Maximum passengers: 14-16 people (subject to weight)

Children: Must be over 7 years and 1.2m in height

Other services offered: Luxury, wedding and chartered flights.

This Excursion Inlcudes


- Group meets at pre-assigned launching point
- Pre-flight tea, coffee and biscuits
- Balloon inflation
- Flight [45-75min]
- Post flight breakfast [mineral water, soft drinks, orangejuice and snacks]
- Return hotel transfer
- Flight certificate
- Additional Extra: In flight photo.

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