05.45 – 06.00 am
Meeting point Heritance Kandalama grounds or Hotel reception.
06.15 – 06.30 am
You board the balloon and the Chief Pilot will brief you on safety. Enjoy your one hour flight, floating serenely over stunning and breathtaking views of the countryside with only the occasional blasts of the burners to disturb the peace! Flying over the jungle you may see elephants roaming freely, water buffaloes standing in the paddy fields and monkeys swinging from the trees. View of Sigiriya standing majestically in the distance is very visible with the rising of the sun. Village kids beneath the balloon trying to keep up with the chase on foot or bicycles and you could also spot our Chase Crew as they follow us to the landing site.
8 am approx.
After an exhilarating flight over the jungle you will be welcomed on landing by friendly villagers who are happy to help pack away the balloon. After each flight we commemorate the adventure with a Champagne Celebration. After, you will be brought back to your hotel by our crew.
Things to make a note of :
Transportation will be provided by Safari jeeps from any location selected by you except from Kandy. We will provide An air conditioned car / van from Kandy.
Dress casually and comfortably for the weather, it is a little warmer while the sun is out.
We recommend closed toe shoes to opened toe or high heeled shoes as we want to protect your feet just as much as the rest of you.
A hat or cap for protection.
If you wish you may carry a pack of sweets to throw to kids when flying over their villages or hand over to them at the landing site when they come to welcome you as an adventurer to their homeland.
Your vehicle can by all means follow you with the chase crew.
You are advised to allocate a maximum of 3 1/2 hours for your balloon excursion.
Kids below 7 years and pregnant women will not be allowed in the balloon. However, please talk to us about flying your kid.
If a flight is cancelled due to bad weather we do not charge and payment is refunded in full case of advance payment.
Cost of Hot air ballooning for one hour
A qualified Pilot
Insurance cover against the risk of injury or damage to passengers and their belongings during the course of our flights.
All government taxes
Tips to guides. Tipping is expected.
Any others expenses which are not mentioned on Price Includes section
TERMS AND CONDITIONS
You must not fly if you are suffering from any serious medical condition, or have recently undergone surgery unless you have a certificate confirming your fitness to fly from your doctor. You must not fly if you are under the influence of alcohol or drugs
You must obey all requests and instructions issued by the Pilot or any of the Flight Providers representatives and take particular care to abide by all safety instructions given. The Pilot has complete discretion as to whether to allow you to take part in the Flight and will refuse to allow you to do so if in his opinion you would be a danger to the Balloon, the other passengers or to yourself.
The Flight Provider will not be held liable for any loss or damage to clothing, equipment or effects brought with you onto the Flight nor for death or personal injury unless it has been caused by the recklessness of the Pilot or the Flight Provider.
In order to ensure the safety of the Balloon and its passengers, the Pilot and Flight Provider reserve the right to postpone a Flight at any time up and including the moment of launch.