Asolda Ground, Chandor, South Goa.
A perfect blend of Indian and Portuguese cultures, topped with adventure sports, sun, sand and seafood, there's nowhere in India quite like Goa. It takes on a whole new beauty when you can fly over it, looking down from a hot air balloon that floats through the skies. You'll spend one hour while ballooning over Goa, suspended in a spacious basket, watching the sun come up over the trees.
NOTE: Ballooning flights are only available in the mornings, and your reporting time will be before sunrise. A minimum of 2 paying adults is required to make a booking.
You'll be taking off from a site near Chandor, a village that lies along the bank of the Kushawati river in South Goa. This inland location offers you plenty of great photo opportunities as the sun rises over the greenery and the morning mists begin to clear. While you won't be flying over the sea, you'll be floating over the river that winds through the palm trees below. You'll see people going about their daily lives, and the warm Goan sun starting to climb higher. You can take photographs, look around in awe as the horizon stretches out in front of you, and then finally it's time to land.
Fly up to 2500 feet high over the landscape of South Goa. | Catch views of the lesser-seen Goa as the sun rises over the fields and rivers. | Watch the entire process of inflating the balloon and taking off (and help out, if you like).
You'll need to report to the ground in Asolda by about 06:00 hrs in the morning. You'll be served some light refreshments and a hot cup of tea, while you meet your pilot and receive a quick briefing session about the rules and safety procedures. After that, the inflation begins. You can stand back and watch, or help out if you like. Then everyone hops aboard and the balloon takes off. You'll enjoy a flight of about 45-60 mins, and then it's time to land. You'll be dropped off from the spot where you land to the take-off site. Your trip ends here, and you should be home by about 09:00 hrs.
For cancellations made up to 24 hrs before the departure of the hot air ballooning trip in Goa: No refund.
For cancellations made 2-5 days before the departure of the hot air ballooning trip in Goa: 25% of the total cost will be refunded.
For cancellations made 6-10 days before the departure of the hot air ballooning trip in Goa: 50% of the total cost will be refunded.
For cancellations made 10 days or more before the departure of the hot air ballooning trip in Goa: 75% of the total cost will be refunded.
If the operator has to cancel a flight due to weather or wind conditions, customers will receive a full refund.
Children must be accompanied by adults.
Pets are not allowed.
Participants must adhere to the instructions of the pilot at all times.
Consumption of alcoholic beverages/ drugs is not permitted before or during the hot air ballooning trip in Goa.