Goa is beyond doubt one of the most happening and exciting places to travel to in India. Every year thousands of people throng to Goa to visit the fun-filled and refreshing beaches, and to experience the perfect laidback life. It is the most idyllic combination of Sun, Sand and Sea, mixed with savory local cuisines and the never ending parties by the beach.
Goa definitely has more to it than just beaches. It is one of the most happening and lively places in India. The eternal beauty of the place and the pristine beaches make you want to visit Goa more than once. Some places of Goa will remind you of the Portuguese culture. It is home to many structures from the Portuguese era, that have stood the test of time and are there to tell the story of the history of that period. The Portuguese style churches, the old forts, and some of the old buildings will take you back to that era. With tons of vibrant shacks on beaches like Baga, Calangute, Anjuna and Colva, North Goa is for the party animals. Relish the Goan and Konkan cuisines here with amazing cocktails and mocktails to go with. The quiet and calm of the South Goa beaches like Arambol, Palolem and Galgibaga make for a perfect place to have a peaceful holiday in! When in Goa, just hire a bike, scooter or a jeep and explore Goa on your own. It is the best and the most exciting way to travel around Goa. Don’t forget to carry your sunscreen, hat and sunglasses. Goa also offers many exciting soft adventure activities to add the element of thrill to your vacation. Some of these activities are Parasailing, Sailing, Scuba Diving, Nature Walks, Trekking, Hiking and Birding.
Now add to this list Hot Air Ballooning. It has recently started in Goa and it is already making waves.
It will give you an unforgettable experience in the sky. Imagine flying over the sparkling azure sea with the golden shores! The flight begins with the inflation of the balloon by motorized fans. Once the envelope is filled with air, the propane burners are ignited to heat the air inside. In about thirty minutes the balloon is ready for flight. Meet and greet your pilot in the beautiful handcrafted wicker basket. The luxurious and spacious basket has room for a lot of people to enjoy the amazing experience. As you leave the ground and go against gravity, you will be amazed at how light the balloon feels in the air.
You will have a 360 degree view of Goa, so keep your camera ready and take some amazing shots! You will cherish these moments in your life forever! At 900 feet you will get a bird’s eye view of the ever enchanting Goa. The altitude will keep changing; your pilot may also be able to change direction by finding a shift in wind currents at another level. Taking this adventure experience in Goa will be totally worth it! You will love the idea of flying high in the sky with the magical view beneath you and water everywhere! Hot Air Ballooning in Goa will be surely an exhilarating experience!
Throughout your flight, the ground crew follows your balloon over grounds and roads so that they can be ready and waiting for you upon landing, which is always a gala occasion.
Know more about popular options for Hot Air Ballooning in India.
Activity: Hot Air Ballooning
Duration: 3 hours
Best time to go: October to March
Timing for ride: Morning slot
Take off Location: Assolda Ground, Chandor, South Goa
Children upto 5 years not allowed to participate in the activity .
Children between 5 to 9 years of age are charged 50% of the adult charges. Children above 9 years are to be charged adult price.
Things to know:
Hot air ballooning is completely weather dependent. Flights may be delayed or cancelled if the conditions are unsafe for flying. A decision to delay flights or cancel them will only be made at 6.00 AM each morning.
Balloons take between 15-30 minutes to inflate, depending on their size. Inflation usually commences at 6.15 AM with the majority of the balloons launched prior to 7.00 AM.
Hot air balloon flights are subject to weather conditions for the safety of our passengers. If we are unable to fly on your preferred date, your flight will move forward to the next mutually convenient date. The most important aspects of the weather are that there must be wind speeds of less than 12 mph, reasonable visibility, a stable atmosphere and no rain.
We had a great time while ballooning. Everything from pick-up drop facility, the car that was sent, the driver, Mr. Dhaval's correspondence, and Mr. Richard's (Pilot) flight and stories, everything was perfect. it was a great experience and i will definitely recommend it to my friends. Thanks a lot for your wonderful memories
The experience was really great. On the schedule date i got a call from a crew member for the pickup at sharp 4:55 a.m. We reached on the takeoff site right on time. We were informed that the ride is canceled due to bad weather. and me be schedule tomorrow at same time and we will be informed regarding the same. I was little disappointed due to cancellation. However next day was fantastic as we had taken off after the entire process of inflating the balloon in front of us. The captain was awesome and he took us around and for the first time in my life i saw sunrise from sky. we also flew over the dam and it was like dream come true. the landing was perfect and much smoother then it was told to us before takeoff. Overall the whole crew is fantastic, very disciplined, and friendly. Thanks to all for making our trip a memorable one.
The best and most thrilling experience in open sky. Though travelled in aircraft la ot many times but this is the first time experience in open sky at this much height with jolly and experienced pilot who provided all the details.
It was a beautiful experience. Very professionally organised.