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Hot Air Balloon Rides

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by Bryony Harrison (subscribe)
Freelance writer and poet from London; if you would like to read my poetry, please check out my book, 'Poems on the Page', available from goo.gl/Ta4oAX.
Published November 3rd 2012
Up, Up, And Away
This the only way to fly. A hot air balloon ride may not get you as far as an aeroplane, but it is a far more satisfying experience. To see the world from a bird's eye view must be a truly awing experience.

If you fancy trying something different, then hot air ballooning will be a unique experience that you will carry with you for the rest of your life. Just imagine being so close to a cloud that you can almost touch it. And with those breathtaking views, a camera is a must (just be sure not to drop it).

Taking a hot air balloon ride is a bit like being an old time sailor. You are at the mercy of the winds, and will go wherever it takes you. That does sound a little scary, but with experienced pilots, there's no need to worry. Just look at the beauty of your surroundings and you'll soon be put at ease.

There are a remarkable number of companies that offer hot air balloon rides, each providing a different experience.

Virgin


1. A 3-4 hour ride.
2. The chance to help inflate and deflate the balloon
3. Champagne
4. A certificate
5. Over 100 launch sites to choose from

Packages start from 119 per person, but there is also a special 89 Christmas offer.

Go Ballooning


1. A 1 hour ride
2. The chance to help inflate the balloon
3. Champagne
4. A certificate
5. Over 100 launch sites to choose from
6. Professional taken photo of you in the air

Both normal and Christmas packages start from 110.

Balloons Over Britain


1. A 1 hour ride
2. Choice of balloons

Packages star from 89 per person and flights are available between March and October.

British School of Ballooning


1. Professional taken photo of you in the air
2. Sunset and Sunset rides
3. A certificate
4. 15 launch sites to choose from.

Packages start from 99 and flights are available between March and October.
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Why? See the world from above
Where: Across the UK
Cost: Starting from 89
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