1. Cappadocia, TurkeyIt would be unfair to write a list about hot air balloon rides and not place Turkey’s Cappadocia on top.
Also known as “fairy chimneys”, the area’s twisted rock formations—the artisanship of about 2,000 years of erosion—has given Cappadocia an ethereal look that can be best cherished from above.
2. Yarra Valley, AustraliaAbout an hour's drive from Melbourne, the Yarra Valley is branded for being Australia's pioneering wine region. It should also be noted for its lovely hot air balloon rides that give you an unparalleled view of Melbourne’s glistening skyline as well as the valley’s rolling hills and vineyards.
Who knows, you might even spot a kangaroo hopping about if you’re lucky!
3. Luxor, EgyptLocated on the east bank of Nile, opposite the four-thousand-year-old ancient city of Thebes, Luxor is often referred to as the world’s greatest open air museum. Hot air balloon flights allow visitors to float over Egypt’s most prominent and ancient monuments, juxtaposed with rural landscapes. Not a history lesson you’re likely to ever forget!
4. Napa Valley, U.S.ACalifornia’s Napa Valley is renowned the world over for its charming vineyards, and what better way to explore its green countryside and large family vineyards than its age-old hot air balloon ride?
A year-round mild weather makes the Napa Valley an ideal hot air balloon ride location in every season.
5. Dubai, U.A.E
Licenced U.A.E’s General Civil Aviation Authority, the Balloon Adventures Emirates offers one of the most luxurious hot air balloon rides in the world.
Located at just an hour’s drive away from Dubai, you simply must grab this chance to admire giant sand dunes, green oases and wandering camels from a height of 4,000 feet above the desert.Best places to stay in Dubai, here are a few!
6. Bagan, Myanmar
Myanmar’s most popular tourist destination, Bagan is known for two things – its ancient (11th century ancient to be exact) temples, and early morning hot air balloon rides over its exquisite landscape.
This aerial journey over Bagan defies awe-inspiring—especially when the sun’s golden rays light up the white surfaces of thousands of stupas, pagodas and temples in what was the capital of the first Burmese Empire!Also read:14 stunning images of Myanmar