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Hot Air Balooning – Kandalama

Hot Air Baloon Rides



Located 160km from Sri Lanka’s economic capital of Colombo, and just a few minutes away from the ancient town of Dambulla. Two UNESCO World Heritage Sites, the 2,000-years-old cave temple at Dambulla and the Sigiriya rock fortress are just minutes away from the Kandalama. Anuradhapura and Polonnaruwa, ancient cities that date back to before the beginning of the Common Era, as well as the Minneriya wildlife sanctuary are situated within driving distance. Kandalama is an ideal base to explore Sri Lanka’s ancient heritage and its rich natural environment.



Imagine floating over some of Sri Lanka’s dramatically varied landscape ranging from the world heritage sites, Lakes and Rivers, Cultural sites, Local urban homesteads….

Hot Air Ballooning is a relatively new activity to Sri Lanka, but in response to the ongoing search for new and exciting ways of seeing the country, it provides a remarkable experience never to be forgotten. With no two flight paths the same, it really will be a unique journey. All hot air balloons are manufactured in the UK, where balloon pilots are also trained by instructors licensed by the Civil Aviation Authority of Sri Lanka. Throughout the flight, an experienced ground crew (following the flight path in a jeep) is in constant communication with the pilot of the balloon, ensuring that everything runs smoothly. So all you need to do is relax, enjoy the peace and quiet and admire the views of Sri Lanka!

 N.B. Hot Air Ballooning is dependent on weather conditions so the best season for flying is November to April when light winds and lack of rain prevail.


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The Hot Air balloon flight is made up of a total travel experience of approx 4-hrs duration starting with your arrival, the preparation and inflation of the balloon, flight briefing, takeoff, the flight, landing & retrieval and return to your hotel after champagne with fruits basket.A typical flight is scheduled in the early morning i.e. Sunrise, with flights commencing soon after dawn. The exact start time varies depending on the season and will be nominated when you make your booking. The Pilot will reconfirm with you between 7 pm and 8 pm the day prior to your flight. Generally the arrival time at the launching point is 06.30am.On the morning of your flight you should arrange a wakeup call from your hotel one hour prior to the meeting time. If for any reason the flight is cancelled i.e. due to weather, we will contact you. But you must be in reach of a telephone or be able to be reached i.e. via your hotel with room number. On the assumption that Sunrise is at approx 0700hrs then the following would apply as a typical flight.



  • Children need to be a minimum of 1.2m (5 ft) in height and 7 years or older.
  • Children under 12 years have to be accompanied by an adult.
  • It is also recommended that pregnant women do not fly.
  • Minimum should be 2 pax to confirm the booking.
  • Personal effects for Warm/Windy/Rainy conditions should be carried by clients.
  • Sun glasses, Sunburn lotion etc are recommended.