Hot Air Ballooning
Hot Air Ballooning is often regarded as one of the most breathtaking tours available in Sri Lanka which allows travelers to uncover the natural beauty and culture of the island in a short period of time. Since 2003 flights across the Cultural Triangle in the region of Dambulla, Habarana and Sigiriya have become a frequent sight to tourists and locals amidst the blue skies and historic backdrops of Sigiriya Rock, temples, mountains, lotus ponds and local village life. This rides offer a truly unique experience where you expect to see the rock fortress and the it’s surrounding areas by water buffaloes, Elephants and meandering lakes. Ballooning rides at Udawalawe offer visitors to experience the Sri Lankan wild life, various landscapes and views of flora and fauna.
Balloons that travel with the wind, make for one of the most surreal and tranquil sensations of flight. Following the initial adrenaline rush of the take off, one could settle down to absorb the wonder of the colorful earth below.
December heralded the start of the ballooning season in Sri Lanka, and there are few pleasures as unforgettable as drifting gently over breath taking views. It’s an experience you’ll never forget! Greet the rising sun as it paints the landscape with wonderful colours while your balloon inflates majestically. Feel the excitement as you lift off and drift effortlessly over the spectacular scenery.
As the climbing goes on unnoticed, find yourself amidst endless horizons of rugged mountains and green fields with only the burners to disturb the peace. Watch your pilot gradually lower the balloon to inches above the evergreen trees as you pick leaves or touch the tree tops, spot a bird or an animal waking to the daybreak.
January offers ideal weather conditions for flights and a chance for families, couples and groups to enjoy the opportunity of a dream ride amidst the middle kingdom of Sri Lanka.