One of the most amazing aspects of going on hot air balloon rides is the sense of suspension and serenity that it can give the occupants. Floating high above the ground is a truly exhilarating experience that can allow you to truly appreciate the natural beauty of where we live. There is nothing quite like hot air balloon flights in the middle of summer, perhaps in the evening when the sun is low in the sky, casting long shadows across the land. Those who forget to take a camera will be kicking themselves!
The experience will typically last around an hour, but it is important to realise that weather conditions can interrupt take-off times. This can mean allowing more time either side of your booked journey to be able to wait for the best conditions possible. It is also important to understand that hot air balloon flights cannot always take place during the middle of the day because of the currents of heat that can well up from the ground making it difficult to properly control the balloon. This means you will need to either book an AM time or a PM time, though these vary throughout the year because of the changing temperatures. For instance, a March afternoon take-off can be as early as 15:30 pm while those in June and July will take off as late as 18:30 pm.
If you’ve ever wondered what it would be like to be suspended as high as 5,000 feet above the earth slowly drifting along, then hot air balloon rides are for you. How far you fly does depend on the wind, however, and you might only travel a short distance. Other times, you might travel an exceedingly long way. If you’re wondering how you get back, a retrieval crew will pick you up by car!
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