- On February 21, 2021
- In Things to do
Hot Air Ballooning Sri Lanka
Ever thought of soaring in the skies like a bird, enjoying the panorama that unfolds below through a bird’s eye view and taking in the sunset from up above? Imagine the sprawling greenery of the paddy fields below, the rivers snaking along the bed of the earth and the setting sun in the distance, the familiar landmarks take a different shape from up above; wind in your ears, soft chirping of the birds that fly by to their nests and you feel completely weightless as time seems to stand still. The scenery will surely take your breath away and let you truly enjoy the stunning natural landscapes.
Hot air ballooning is becoming increasingly popular both among foreigners and locals such as Kandalama, Galle, Sigiriya, Dambulla and Ahungalla. A ride in a hot-air balloon is also a great gift idea for friends and family if one wants to provide them with a unique and breathtaking experience to last a lifetime. Floating at heights of 500 to 2000 feet on average, this feeling of peace and tranquility is apparent from the extent of sighs & smiles as the earth seems to slowly descend & rotate below you whilst the views rapidly expand. After the excitement of the takeoff (and its preparations with the inflation of the balloon), within moments you are at ease & in awe of the lofty spectacle while you effortlessly drift over the treetops, wildlife, lakes & rivers, cultural sites, local urban homesteads & landmarks like Sigiriya Rock.
For tourists visiting the historic city of Galle with its ancient fort that still stands proud, an aerial view from a hot-air balloon is sure to provide a unique perspective of the city below. There are a number of Sri Lanka hotels here to choose from that provide a diverse array of facilities and experiences to make your stay a truly memorable one. Jetwing Kurulubedda is one such special place located off a river. One of the best Galle resorts, it is sure to provide you a laid back holiday with a luxurious atmosphere in a relaxed and typically Sri Lankan setting.