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The Best Hot Air Balloon Tours in the World 🌎 🎈

Flying in a hot air balloon is one of the most exciting experiences you can have. Take off at the break of dawn or as the sun sets, with 360° views and in some of the most iconic landscapes in the world.

Discover the most beautiful spots world... you won't be up in the air about these breathtaking tours.

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1. Bagan, Myanmar

Hot air ballooning in Myanmar is not for everyone, but it offers a spectacular landscape with over 4,000 pagodas and temples. This is probably the only way to get a bird's-eye view of the ancient Kingdom of Bagan. You can book a hot air balloon flight in Bagan, for example, with Balloons over Bagan, highly recommended on TripAdvisor!

2. Cappadocia, Türkiye

Cappadocia is one of the most famous regions in Turkey and a major tourist attraction in a country us Travel Pirates love dearly. Its defining features are a lunar landscape and houses carved into the rocks. Seeing everything from an aerial perspective is an unforgettable experience! You can book a sunrise hot air balloon ride, for example, with Travel Cappadocia.

3. Atacama Desert, Chile

As with most hot air balloon flights, the best time to set off is at dawn. A particularly beautiful area is the Moon Valley (Valle de la Luna), which owes its name to the lunar-like landscape. Jagged rocks, a salt desert, and enormous sand dunes. It's an experience you won't forget! Among the various tour possibilities, we suggest Balloons over Atacama.

4. Masai Mara, Kenya

What about a safari seen from above? Fly in a hot air balloon in Kenya to see savannas, forests, and marshes laid out before you. And, above all, you'll get to see animals such as zebras, rhinoceroses, buffaloes, giraffes, elephants, lions, and more (oh my!). The best time to visit Masai Mara is between July and October. You can book a hot air balloon safari with tour operators such as Governor's Balloon Safaris.

5. Queenstown, New Zealand

You'll feel like you're in "The Lord of the Rings" (it was filmed there so go figure 😜). Don't forget to bring your camera because the panoramas are vast and impressive. Stunning mountain views, glistening lakes, and pristine fjords will come to life beneath you as you float in a hot air balloon. Sunrise Balloons is a great tour operator that can take you on a dawn flight.

6. Albuquerque, New Mexico

Any Breaking Bad fans out there? Every year in October, an international hot air balloon festival takes place where the series was set. You can witness more than 500 balloons setting off into the sky! It's the largest event of its kind in the world. In the evenings, you can admire the balloons getting prepared for the take-off.

7. Muelle, Costa Rica

All seasons are a good time to go to Costa Rica to do some hot air ballooning because of its fantastic climate: it's never too hot or too cold. Hot air balloon flights are available year-round and organized by Serendipity Adventures.

8. Luxor, Egypt

Hot air balloon rides are very popular in this region of Egypt. The Nile Valley, the Karnak Temple Complex, the Luxor Temple: even though they look incredible from the ground, you have to see them from above, too! Book a hot air balloon flight in Egypt here.

9. Monument Valley Navajo Tribal Park, Arizona

It's one of the most photographed places on earth and for good reason! With its sandstone towers, mesas, and buttes creating an otherworldly landscape, it's one of the natural wonders of the world. Imagine experiencing it from above! We'd recommend booking here.

10. Dubai, UAE

The endless rolling sea of the desert, with green oases and animals grazing blissfully, is a uniquely peaceful yet thrilling experience. And all just an hour's drive from Dubai! Book here.

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