World's Greatest Hot Air Balloon Journeys
A hot air balloon ride can be the highlight of any trip as you drift silently over stunning landscapes and scenery. Here is a list of our favourite hot air balloon journeys that can be experienced on a trip with Audley.
The remarkable landscape at Pagan (also known as Bagan) features over 3,000 ancient temples and pagodas covering an area of 40 square kilometres.
There is, in our opinion, no better way of seeing this beautiful region than from a hot air balloon as dawn breaks over the horizon.
Atherton Tablelands, Queensland
Just one hour's drive west of Cairns, the sub-tropical expanse of the Atherton Tablelands begins to rise out of the rainforest, creating a vast plateau of lush grasslands, diverse jungle and ancient rock formations.
An early morning launch will take you above this stunning vista, and its cool, calm climate makes it one of the most reliable areas for flying in the world.
Kafue National Park, Zambia
Float silently over the vast plains and wetlands of Kafue National Park in a hot air balloon, commanding unparalleled views of the landscape and wildlife below. Spot birds roosting in the treetops, pods of hippos in the lakes and the patterns of herds grazing on the plains.
Pushkar Camel Fair, India
This incredible event sees thousands of nomadic traders and cattle farmers gather at the small settlement of Pushkar in what is one of the last great traditional melas remaining in India.
A balloon flight over the festival offers great photo-taking opportunities and an awesome vantage point of this colourful and lively event, which runs for around 10 days each November.
Blyde River Canyon, South Africa
Enjoy a serene early morning flight above this protected nature reserve, which features a vast array of different landscapes.
Float above the unusual Bourke's Luck Potholes, the Three Rondavels (pictured), God's Window and the 800m deep Blyde River Canyon, before enjoying a refreshing drink and delicious picnic lunch.