Sri Lanka is today one of the hottest destinations for Hot-Air balloon rides. This popular former of sightseeing, soaring above the clouds and witnessing the landscape like no one else can is simply a ‘must-do’ activity if you are planning your holiday in Sri Lanka. Imagine floating over some of Sri Lanka’s spectacularly diverse sceneries ranging from the ancient sights in the Cultural Triangle to an adventurous experience over one of Sri Lankan popular wildlife sanctuaries, Udawalawe National Park.
So this is what you must know about Hot-Air ballooning in Sri Lanka. This is a relatively new tourist attraction but is very rapidly gaining popularity. All the hot-air balloons are made in the UK and experience and qualified UK based pilots in collaboration with the Sri Lanka Civil Aviation Authority train and license the pilots in Sri Lanka. Throughout the flight, an experienced ground crew member will follow the flight path in a jeep, and will be in constant contact with the pilot of the balloon, ensuring that everything floats gracefully.
All you have to do is breath in the fresh Sri Lankan air and enjoy the spectacular sceneries of this lush island paradise.
Please note: Hot Air Ballooning in Sri Lanka is dependent on weather conditions so the best season for flying is October to April when the wings are lighter and the monsoon rains are less.