Now a very popular activity for manned flights, the hot air balloons concept originates from Sky Lanterns. For thousands of years people have been releasing lanterns in places such as Taiwan and Thailand, believing that lanterns release good luck wishes.
The first ever manned flight was developed in 1783, by Jean-Francois pilatre de Rozier. Since then it's taken off as a hobby, and modern hot air balloons with an on board heat source have been around since the 1960's. What will your Hot Air Balloon adventure have in store for you?
Possibly the best place to go to fly in a hot air balloon is in Cappadocia. Each morning balloons come together in an amazing sunrise flight taking a look over fairy chimney pots of Cappadocia. The mountain range backdrop giving this flight a beautiful edge. The early bird catches the worm definitely has substance on this excursion.
There's much more to this place too with underground cities to explore and culture to embrace.
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The Bristol International Balloon Fiesta is Europe’s largest annual meeting of hot air balloons attracting over 130 Hot Air Balloons from across the globe.
The 2018 version of the event is brought to us by Bristol Energy. This festival is held over four days in August at Ashton Court Estate. There's no cost to this event, meaning you can visit the park completely free, with only parking being charged for. As well as over 100 hot air balloons taking to the sky, you are able to enjoy trade stands, fairground rides and other family friendly entertainment.learn more