If you ever dreamed about flying slowly and placidly in a wonderful place, in full harmony with nature, then you imagined a balloon flight.
Experience sunrise or sunset flying over one of the most famous wine country regions in the world, framed by breathtaking views of the Andes Mountains.
This is, for sure, the perfect plan for your next visit to Mendoza.
Hot Air Balloon Rides
The balloon flight is perfect to celebrate special occasions or simply to enjoy spectacular aerial views. Each flight is a unique experience and lasts approximately 45 minutes from takeoff to landing. We will fly to the beat of the wind following its direction and speed. The contact with nature is permanent and you can see the typical animal species of the area and the contrast generated by the different types of local plantations. MENDOZA Balloons has the capacity to carry a total of 16 passengers simultaneously with its three hot air balloons. We currently have in our fleet the largest and most modern balloon in Argentina!
Our flights are scheduled throughout the year at sunrise and sunset, which is when the winds are softer and the atmosphere is more stable.
The pilot in charge of your flight will make the decision whether or not to perform the flight based on the weather forecasts made several hours before the flight. In Mendoza, weather conditions are generally optimal for this activity and cancellations are not frequent, but if necessary the flight can be rescheduled for a new date. Safety is our main premise, because we want you to enjoy the balloon ride as much as we do.
If you need it, we have a transfer service that can pick you up from the center of Mendoza to the flight area and after the activity will take you back. (This service has an additional cost). Our takeoff area is located in the Department of Junín, just 50 km from Mendoza capital
Once you are at the inflation site, the pilot assigned to your flight will give you a talk about security and operation issues before the inflation of the balloons begins. Powerful fans will be used for inflation with cold air. When the balloons are inflated between 70 to 80% of their volume will begin the hot inflation with the use of the burners, causing them to begin to rise and be ready for takeoff. This process can last between 10/20 minutes.
Flying in a balloon is a very pleasant experience, there is no turbulence or sudden movements, everything goes calmly and in time with the wind, it's like watching a movie in slow motion ..
You can take your camera or camcorder to record fascinating scenes. Once we take off, the support team will follow us below to the landing site and we will return by land to the starting point once the flight is over.
Towards the end of the flight, the pilot will look for a field or area free of crops and animals to make the landing. This moment can sometimes be one of the most exciting parts of the ride, because if the wind conditions increase during the flight, the basket when making contact with the ground will slow down while the fabric of the balloon continues to advance until it deflates completely, being able to sometimes leaning gently on one of its sides and passengers will lie in the interior of the car. The pilot at all times will indicate what is the right position to take at all times.
AT THE END
Once the flight is over, we will collect the balloon and pack it in a bag. Then we will make a toast with an exquisite local sparkling wine while we honor the "New Aeronauts" and we will give them a Flight Certificate. No doubt you will have many memories that will remain forever in your memory ...
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