We swear by the belief that experiencing a hot air balloon ride is a must-do at least once in a lifetime. It provides an unparalleled tranquil and picturesque experience—the rustic atmosphere, the gentle breeze, and the sensation of soaring through the sky are truly remarkable!

Dear Lykkers, if you're considering adding hot air balloon rides to your bucket list, keep reading! We've got all the advice to ensure your journey is smooth sailing, along with recommendations for breathtaking destinations with stunning views.

How to prepare for the trip

Best time to go

Hot air balloon excursions typically occur during the early hours of the morning for two main reasons: to behold the breathtaking sunrise (which is even more magnificent from the air), and because the wind tends to be gentler compared to later in the day, resulting in a smoother journey.

However, it's important to note that hot air balloon rides are weather-sensitive activities. If the wind exceeds safe limits, they may be canceled for safety precautions.

Book in advance

Securing your spot in advance is crucial to ensure availability for your trip. Hot air balloon rides are in high demand, making early booking advisable on klook.com to guarantee your reservation.

Wear the right gear

It's strongly advised to wear a hat or cap, particularly when near the gas jets. Temperatures can rise significantly in those areas, so the additional layer of protection provides valuable relief from the heat.

Flights are different each time

Hot air balloon rides don't follow fixed routes; instead, your pilot will navigate based on the best wind conditions, making each flight a unique experience. But what about pickup after the journey? Don't worry— the hot air balloon company's vehicle will track your landing spot and meet you there!

Best hot air balloon destinations

1. Sydney, Australia

If you find yourself in Sydney, hot air balloon rides offer a delightful escape from the city's hustle and bustle. Take a trip to Camden Valley, merely an hour from Sydney's CBD. During your flight, revel in the breathtaking views of the lush countryside and the sunrise painting the horizon. After your exhilarating 3.5 to 4.5-hour journey, indulge in a complimentary gourmet breakfast.

Book the Hot Air Balloon Sunrise Flight in Camden Valley- inclusive of delicious gourmet breakfast after the flight when you book on Klook.

Package Price: US$ 243.65

Package details: Free cancellation (72-hours notice), 24-hour confirmation, Valid on the selected date.

Itinerary: The itinerary plan is for reference only - make sure to participate based on the time you selected when booking.

-03:45: Meet up

-Camden Valley Inn: Before your flight, you'll receive a comprehensive safety briefing from your pilot and complete the necessary paperwork. Additionally, transportation to and from the launch and landing sites will be provided for your convenience.

-Breakfast: Delicious gourmet breakfast after the flight

-07:45: To drop-off point

What's included

English-speaking staff


Insurance provided by the operator

1-hour(s) flight experience

Safety briefing

Hotel pick up and drop off

2. Dubai, UAE

Embark on an extraordinary journey over the magnificent Arabian Desert. Marvel at the sunrise illuminating the opulent city skyline and the vast expanse of sandy terrain below. Following your flight, indulge in a delightful breakfast, followed by the opportunity to witness a falcon show and partake in a camel ride, rounding off your adventure with unforgettable experiences.

Package Price: US$ 47.65

Package details: Free cancellation (48-hours notice), Instant confirmation, Book now for today, Valid for 365 days.


-06:00: Meet up

-The Dubai Balloon: The flight itself will last for 10 minutes; however, please note that a mandatory safety briefing will precede each flight, extending the overall duration of the experience.

-06:30: To drop-off point

What's included

Safety orientation

10-minute The Dubai Balloon flight experience

Before making your reservation, please consider the following eligibility criteria:

a. Children aged 0-2 years old can participate free of charge.

b. Children aged 12 and above will be charged at the adult rate.

c. Children aged 0-18 must be accompanied by a paying adult who is at least 21 years old.

d. For each paying adult, one infant (aged 0-2) receives a complimentary ticket.

e. Proof of age is necessary at the entrance when redeeming tickets for children or infants.

Remember, careful planning is key, so be sure to book in advance, dress appropriately, and embrace the uniqueness of each flight. As we conclude, let's continue to explore the world with enthusiasm and curiosity. Dear Lykkers, safe travels and happy soaring!