Amidst various underwater and land activities, there’s this amazing Hot Air Balloon ride in Goa! If you crave to fly high like a bird and enjoy the beauty of nature at its most, you must include this activity on your list. This activity is new to the list of popular activities in Goa and soon it has gained huge paparazzi. Imagine being on top of golden sand and the chilly weather of South Goa and capturing all that soothes your eyes. At sharp 6:30, get ready for the adventure trip.
When you head towards this activity, you have to register yourself and get ready for the trip. Your pilot will greet you and give you the needed instructions. You must listen to it carefully. In one balloon, up to 10 people are accommodated and with the inflation of the motorized fans, the balloon begins to fly. After inflating the fan, it takes approximately 30 minutes for the flight to get ready. The hot air balloon ride will give you a perfect 360-degree view of the glittery Goa. At 900feet above the ground, you can have a bird’s eye view of the city. Here you are allowed to take a camera with you and capture all that amaze you. The peculiarity of Hot Air Ballooning activity is that it allows you to capture a high view of the city that you can cherish forever.
Throughout your flight, the pilot will keep telling you the facts about various things up in the sky. The pilot may change direction depending upon the direction of the wind. In the end, after 45 minutes-1 hour of the tour, the pilot will land the tiger balloon and you will be carried back to the take-off spot.
If this is your family Goa trip and you want to collect special memories, do not miss out on this Hot Air Balloon activity. You can make bookings with your family or with your group of people. And if you are on a solo trip, you can also register yourself individually. In the standard balloon flight, there is no difference in the fare whether you register in a group or solo booking. Registration is confirmed at the site of the Hot Air Balloon, i.e., Assolda Football Ground in South Goa. In one standard balloon flight, a maximum of 10 people is arranged. Call on +91 8432325222 to Book Balloon Ride.
If you are planning to create some special memories with your loved one or with your favourite person, you must opt for the Private Balloon Flight. If you wish to give your spouse or special person a surprise, private balloons are the best choice. Private Balloon Flight costs high than the Standard Balloon Flight but also gives you your space and time. Your pilot, at the site, will brief you and suggest your precautions. You also get complete flight insurance. Before taking off, tea/coffee and refreshments are served to you. You are not allowed to carry food or drinks inside the balloon. Also, on your request, the pilot may provide you with a certificate of presentation signed by him.
The Hot Air Balloon flight that takes off from Assolda Football Ground, South Goa will give you a lifetime experience of 45 minutes to 1 hour approximately. Undoubtedly, you won’t find this time slot enough and will wish to stay up in the air for some more time.
For Standard Balloon Flight (one that accommodates 10 people) you are charged Rs. 11000 per person. If you are booking a Private Balloon Flight, you will be charged Rs. 55000 for 1-3 person and Rs. 99000 for 4-8 people (as on January 2021). This activity provides you a free pick up and drops from your hotel or residence.
Children below the age of 5 are not allowed to participate in this activity. For children below the age of 9, the fare is 50% that of an adult. And children above the age of 9 are considered an adult in terms of fare.
To enjoy this wavy trip, you must reach the destination at sharp 6:30 A.M. The flight takes off at approximately 6:45 A.M. So, you need 15 minutes to attend the briefing of your pilot. At around 8 A.M you will be returned to your destination spot. The 1-hour tour will bring you a lot of memories.
If you are new to this activity, safety measures must be your priority. And no matter if you are a fresher or not, you must be very careful with such activities. Because up in the sky, there is no escape except staying safe and following the guidelines. There are a few things that you must keep in mind while planning a hot air balloon at Tiger Balloon Safaris, South Goa.
Pickup / Drop Off Facility Available at Extra
45 Minutes to 60 Minutes at 6.45am
The flight remains in the air for approximately 45-60 minutes. But overall you need to have 2-3 hours for this trip. The trip starts at 6:45 A.M and you reach back to the starting spot at approximately 8 A.M.
The balloon travels approximately 15 kilometres . Sometimes it can go more than that. But the hot air balloon is subject to weather condition hence, it may vary as well. The altitude of the balloon varies as well.
The agency that controls and restricts the flying of the airplanes, DGCA, is subject to control hot air balloons as well. And the pilots are well trained and have years of experience. The Tiger Safaris is in operation for 10 years and it’s running smoothly since then with trained pilots and staff.
Yes. Children below the age of 5 are not allowed. Also, for children below the age of 9, the fare is 50% that of an adult.
The hot air balloon can take you as high as 2500 feet. But depending upon the air limit and weather conditions, this limit may vary.
There is almost no difference in the temperature inside the balloon and the ground level. So, depending on the temperature, you can choose what to wear. But it is conventional to wear casual and comfortable clothes. It is advised to wear good fitting shoes and carry sunglasses, hat, jacket.
Like any other aircraft, the balloon pilots also have to pass the requirements of DGCA. They are then certified by DGCA like other airplane pilots. Also, the balloons are also registered under DGCA after passing the inspection.
It was our first flight in Hot Air Balloon, View was really very good.