Flying in a hot air balloon is one of the most authentic and purest ways of travelling through the air. Thanks to the direct and immediate contact with your surroundings, the experience is simply breathtaking. Mallorca is the ideal location for such an experience: its landscapes, sunsets and sunrises ensure that flying over the island provides a blend of greens, earth hues, the blue of the Mediterranean and red tones as the sun rises and sets over the island.
Those who have had the experience know the incredible sensation that comes from both taking off and returning to terra firma in the enormous basket. Because it is common for various balloons to fly in a group, synchronising their flights, one especially enjoyable sensation is the sight of other balloons flying over the Mallorcan landscape all at the same time.
The hotels belonging to Hotels VIVA are located in three of the island’s most beautiful and unspoilt districts: Cala Mesquida, Puerto de Alcudia and Playa de Muro. This helps to account for the fact that companies offering a wide range of adventures, from journeys in hot air balloons to paragliding flights, are to be found in the surrounding areas. Thanks to our location you won’t need to go far to benefit from the services of companies specialising in hot air balloon trips.
You’ll find alternatives to suit all tastes. The possibilities include booking classic trips, private tours and even exclusive gourmet flights, where you’ll be able to savour delicious canapés while floating in mid-air. Hot air balloon flights generally have a duration of 45-60 minutes, with a capacity for 4-6 people in each basket.
All the intrepid adventurers who undertake the journey can take home a diploma certifying their flight. The cost of enjoying a hot air balloon trip over Mallorca varies from company to company, but as a general rule the rates range from €150 to €200 per person.
As might be expected, all these companies comply with the prevailing legislation on matters of safety, so all their passengers can feel totally safe and secure during the flight.
These companies have gone through rigorous quality and safety checks to ensure that all those wishing to fly in a hot air balloon are guaranteed a unique experience. This adventure activity makes a truly attractive option for an original birthday present, celebrating an anniversary or simply enjoying family holidays.
When the time comes for your hot air balloon flight over Mallorca it will be essential to wear comfortable clothing and footwear, because landing usually takes place in the middle of the countryside. Contrary to what some people think, there is no need to be overly protected against the cold, because the ascent of the balloon is not so great that you would notice a significant change in temperature.
The balloons ascend to around 500 metres. In summer months it’s advisable to take a small bottle of water. Make sure you don’t forget to take your phone or video camera to immortalise the moment. As you would expect, the balloon has no lavatory facilities, so before getting on board you must be sure that you will not need them!
Another fundamental consideration to be borne in mind is that you will not be permitted to take anything with you on the balloon that is not strictly necessary, because weight plays a crucial role on this kind of flight. Therefore you won’t be able to take large rucksacks, suitcases or packages that may put the experience in jeopardy.
The companies specialising in hot air balloon rides over Mallorca will provide you with everything to make you feel comfortable during the flight. Whether the flight is able to take place will depend mainly on the vagaries of the weather however. In other words, it is necessary for there to be no wind, fog or rain for the flight to go ahead.
If you would like to delight in this experience, you should know that not far from Hotel VIVA Cala Mesquida Resort & Spa, just 15 minutes away, you will find companies such as Illes Balears Ballooning, which will ensure that you have a magical experience on board a colourful hot air balloon where you’ll be able to soak up incomparable views of Mallorca.
Illes Balears Ballooning is a company located at Cala Ratjada, a pretty fishing village nestling on the north-western coast of Mallorca, in the municipality of Capdepera. Ascents are normally carried out near the sea in order to fly over the coastline and enjoy some much more striking views.
By staying at our Hotel VIVA Cala Mesquida Resort & Spa you’ll be a short distance from this and other specialist companies, enabling you to enjoy a hot air balloon ride over Mallorca without having to undertake major journeys. Are you ready to have an experience that will reside in your memory for ever? We would be delighted to welcome you at Hotels VIVA. Make your dream of travelling by hot air balloon come true, very near Hotels VIVA!
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