Sunrise hot air balloon journey and champagne breakfast – Kandalama [1-2 hours]

Exciting adventure not to be missed. Especially if you are in the right location (Cultural Triangle of Sri Lanka) at the right time (April to November). One of the reasons hot air ballooning Sri Lanka is so unique is the aerial view you get of the surrounding area. You are able to have different views every time you fly. The beauty of the sunrise landscape you see from a hot air balloon is something you can’t see any other way.

You will meet: Marina [SID: 15]
Availability – November to April
Pick up time – 5.15 a.m. from your hotel. However, it will depend on the distance to the launch site
Starting point – D.S Senanayake College Grounds, Kandalama.
Launch sites may change depending on the wind direction and speeds
Hot air balloon flight starting time: 6 a.m.
Balloons take off only at sunrise in Sri Lanka when the air is cool and the winds are calm Duration – Approximately one hour from the take off time
Children need to be a minimum of 1.2m (5 ft) in height and 7 years or older
It is recommended that pregnant women do not fly
3 to 4-hour hot air ballooning experience
Approx. one hour flight +/- depending on the weather conditions
Champagne and tropical fruit breakfast
International balloon flight certificate
Government taxes
Additional foods or beverages consumed
Any tips to the staff

Tour In Brief

05.15 -06:15 a.m. - Transfer from hotel to takeoff point. Pickup time will be confirmed the evening prior.

07.00 - 07:30 a.m. - Experience assisting the pilot and crew in preparing the balloon for takeoff. Our experienced crew will help you assist in getting the 350,000 cu foot envelope ready for inflation which is almost as memorable as the journey. Enjoy the picturesque landscape at sunrise, as nature awakens to the first rays of the sun.

08:00 - 08.30 a.m. - Landing and then the endeavors of the retrieval by our ground crew together with the pilot, at his best, displaying the finer techniques of landings and maneuvers. It’s all part of the flight experience. The final pack-up of the envelope and equipment plus lots of laughs and photos add to the memories.

08.30 – 09.30 a.m. - Coming down to earth and the reality of returning to life as seen from the ground, we head for a deserved breakfast of champagne and fresh tropical fruits. Our driver will meet you and with the pilot you will return to your hotel with your flight certificate in hand.