Goa is undoubtedly one of the most happening places in India. Goa leaves no stone unturned when it comes to attractions. Earlier, Goa was famous for its magnificent beaches alone. But in the recent few years, Goa has opened up to the entire world as a booming hub for adventure sports in India. The mesmerizing beauty of the ocean, the water sports, coupled with the beautiful mountains and thrilling adventure sports, Goa is an all-rounder, attracting thousands of people all year long.
Shedding some light into the less explored attractions in Goa, there are a number of activities which are some of the most exhilarating experiences one can have. There’s ocean trekking, river rafting, canyoning, even hot air balloon rides which take you through the lush greenery of Goa. Hot air ballooning is one of the newest activities in Goa, and you can be one of the first few to experience it in Goa!

What is hot air ballooning?

A wicker basket is attached to the bottom of a huge hot air balloon, and the basket is huge enough to accommodate people in it. The balloon is fired up with hot air and it begins to fly. As you leave the Earth in this balloon, you can see a 360 degree view of Goa, so keep your cameras ready! Your pilot will take you to various altitudes in the air from 500 feet above the ground to 900 feet where you can enjoy a mesmerizing view of the Goan establishments.

What is hot air ballooning?

Places to visit for hot air ballooning in Goa

Hot air balloon rides is a relatively new activity introduced in Goa, and there are only a few places one can experience it. Even though there are a few different institutes offering a hot air balloon ride on their own, they all have their starting points at Chandor in South Goa. The course of the balloon ride can be decided with the institute during the bookings.

Prices for hot air ballooning

There are a few different institutes offering these services in Goa. This is a new activity in Goa, and even then, all these institutes charge you approximately the same amount for one tour.
There might be a price hike during the peak visiting season in Goa.

  • The average price for a hot air balloon tour is Rs. 10,000-12,000 per person. These charges may vary from institute to institute.
  • The average price for a hot air balloon tour for children is Rs. 6,000 per child.
  • The price is inclusive of trip insurance, a certificate signed by the pilot and an assistant or instructor along with you to guide you through the entire process.
  • The tour usually lasts for an hour.
  • The tours are available throughout the day. They have different slots available and one can book any available slot as per his requirement.
  • The tours can be a group tour or a private tour.

Making the plan

Since this is a new activity and you might be one of the first few to experience this thrilling adventure ride, it is advisable to know a few things before signing up for it:

  • Even though the assistant or the instructor takes care of everything during the tour, it is better to follow his instructions religiously, for a carefree experience.
  • Instruct your instructor of any allergies or fears before the tour begins.
  • Traveling in the air at such high altitudes can be risky. Make sure you’re fine with heights.
  • Expect a drop in the temperature with increasing altitude.
  • There are a few clothing requirements which need to followed by everyone on the tour. These will be notified to you before the tour. Make sure you follow them.
  • These hot air balloon rides are completely dependent on the weather conditions for safety purposes. If there are any foreseeable problems before the tour, the tour gets cancelled and is rescheduled for another available slot.
  • Do not bring your pets to the tour.
  • Do not indulge in any drinking before or during the tour.

here are very few places in India where one can indulge in this thrilling activity, and Goa has been added to this list recently. It is one of the most memorable experiences to have, and people of all age groups can do this activity. If you’re looking to plan a trip to Goa and ready to be one of the first few to experience hot air ballooning in Goa, we can help you to plan a vacation in Goa and find out more about this thrilling adventure.