Many people throughout the world are huge fans of hot air ballooning. Regardless of the reasoning that leads to intrigue about hot air ballooning; some may partake in the adventures they provide as pilots themselves or may simply be content as passengers, a hot air balloon ride delivers a unique and exciting adrenaline punch. Although others may find the usage of the words adrenaline punch debatable because they assume a hot air balloon ride is all serenity and tranquility, ballooning pilots and super fans know there are a variety of ways in which this activity is more than it appears to be.
One such way in which enthusiasts can amp up the extreme nature of ballooning is by selecting really diverse and amazing locations over which they engage in it. Take a minute to read further to get some information about the world’s most popular locations for balloon rides.
According to an article posted on Smartertravel.com, these are few of the most popular locations for balloon rides if you want to pursue your adventure globally (Schlichter, Sara “The World’s 9 Best Hot-Air Balloon Rides” Smartertravel.com 2017).
Bespeckled with cone like shaped rock formations called Fairy Chimneys are clustered all throughout Monks Valley and cave like dwellings that once housed an ancient society create an interesting feast for the eyes from hundreds of feet in the air.
Bagan is a primitive city in Myanmar, formerly known as Burma. The city is widely known for the Bagan archaeological area, 26 square miles featuring as many as 2000 Buddhist monuments that serve as transfixing and spiritually inviting scenery for those on a hot air balloon ride.
As a coastal city Melbourne not only features stunning views of the Port Phillip Bay but also provides an element of diversity in the modern buildings and striking testaments to architecture and design in the buildings the city affords aerial views of.
Situated on the Eastern bank of the Nile, Luxor is practically primordial with views of the site of an ancient city, and airborne access to two of the only surviving monuments, Karnak and Luxor temples. Thebes, once the epicenter of the Pharaohs and capital of the country of Egypt during `the middle and new kingdom features the Valley of the Kings wherein remnants of tombs in which ancient Egypt’s most powerful lie in repose.
With a landscape dotted with vineyards and olive groves, Tuscany is guaranteed to inspire thoughts of romance and winemaking while on a hot air balloon ride. Beyond the breathtaking vistas, the region is also home to some of the world’s most impressive examples of art of the Renaissance. Unparalleled views of the Duomo Basilica with mountains and the Tyrrhenian Sea in the background, you can’t go wrong on a hot air balloon ride here.
According to locals the famous red rocks in Sedona actually change hue dependent upon the way in which the light is bent upon them. Considered one of the most visually stunning places in the United States, Sedona has been blessed with an enormous amount of geographical and scenic beauty. Observed from a bird’s eye view on a hot air balloon flight, there are literally so many things to take in that you may be at a loss as to which direction to look. From the Chapel of the Holy Cross to a variety of different perspectives from which to take in the Grand Canyon, Sedona is certain to inspire.
These are just a few of the most popular locations for balloon rides and one of them could be perfect for the adventure of a lifetime. Rarefied air in conjunction with epically variegated landscapes and the feeling of peacefulness sounds like perfection. Why not contact a local ballooning company or perhaps make arrangements to take your plunge into the ballooning realm at one of the exotic locales mentioned above? You can even bring along a friend or two and make it a shared balloon ride to rival all.