Hot Air Ballooning

Q. What is the duration of the hot air balloon flight?
A. Approx. 60 minutes (+/- 15 minutes)

Q. Where is the flying location?
A. We have 4 launch sites for hot air ballooning near Lonavala. Depending on weather conditions, the pilot decides the launch location. You will be informed about the exact flying site few hours before the flight.

Q. What is the reporting time?
A. The reporting time for the ride are mentioned below:
October to Jan: 6:00 am
February to April: 6:15 am

Q. Why don’t you have flights during the day?
A. The weather conditions, wind speed etc. are not suitable during the day for hot air balloon rides.

Q. How high will we fly?
A. Between 1,000 feet to 4,000 feet high.

Q. How far will we fly?
A. The distance covered while flying depends on the wind. You will cover a distance of approx. 12 to 15 km or less.

Q. Can I fly the ballon?
A. No. You will not be allowed to take control or fly the balloon. We have licensed pilots to fly the balloon for you and take you for the ride.

Q. Where will the Hot Air Balloon land?
A. As hot air balloons cannot be steered, it is not possible to know the exact landing location. The pilot will start looking for a suitable location to land after about 45 minutes of flying.

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General

Q. Where do I park my car?
A. You can park your car at the common meeting point.

Q. Do you provide transport facility from Mumbai / Pune?
A. No. We do not provide transport facility from Mumbai / Pune. You will have to arrange for transport to come to the common meeting point.

Bookings

Q. How do I book the hot air balloon ride?
A. Please send an enquiry online to check availability and tell us your requirement.

Q. How many days in advance shall I make the booking?
A. We recommend you to book atleast 10 to 12 days in advance for weekends and atleast 5 to 7 days in advance for weekdays. For special days like Valentine’s Day etc. we recommend you to book atleast 15 to 20 days in advance.

Q. Is advance booking mandatory?
A. Yes. It is mandatory to book the ride in advance.

Payments

Q. How do I pay for booking hot air balloon ride?
A. You can pay securely online on our online booking partner’s website. You can pay via debit card, credit card or net banking.

Q. Can I pay in cash at the venue on the day of the ride?
A. No. We do not accept payments in cash. Advance payment online is mandatory.

Q. How much payment do I have to make to confirm my hot air balloon ride?
A. You will have to make 100 % payment in advance to confirm your ride.

Have a question that is not answered here? Get in touch with us using the online enquiry form.