Mahmut Sami Uluer- Chief Pilot Sri Lanka Day Tours

Hot Air Ballooning in Kandalama

About host & listing

– An exciting adventure not to be missed. Especially if you are in the right location (Cultural Triangle of Sri Lanka) at the right time (April to November).

– One of the reasons hot air ballooning Sri Lanka is so unique is the aerial view you get of the surrounding area. You are able to have different views every time you fly.

– The beauty of the sunrise landscape you see from a hot air balloon is something you can’t see any other way.

– Plenty of photo and filming opportunities.

– Champagne and fruits upon landing.

– An ideal way to give a surprise gift to your loved ones.


– 05.15 -06:15 a.m. – Transfer from hotel to takeoff point. Pickup time will be confirmed the evening prior.

– 07.00 – 07:30 a.m. – Experience assisting the pilot and crew in preparing the balloon for takeoff. Our experienced crew will help you assist in getting the 350,000 foot envelope ready for inflation which is almost as memorable as the journey. Enjoy the picturesque landscape at sunrise, as nature awakens to the first rays of the sun.

– 08:00 – 08.30 a.m. – Landing and then the endeavors of the retrieval by our ground crew together with the pilot, at his best, displaying the finer techniques of landings and maneuvers. It’s all part of the flight experience. The final pack-up of the envelope and equipment plus lots of laughs and photos add to the memories.

– 08.30 – 09.30 a.m. – Coming down to earth and the reality of returning to life as seen from the ground, we head for a deserved breakfast of champagne and fresh tropical fruits. Our driver will meet you and with the pilot, you will return to your hotel with your flight certificate in hand.


Hot air ballooning Sri Lanka 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.

1 Hour experience from taking off time


What we exclude

– Additional foods or beverages consumed

– Any tips to the staff

What we include

– 3 to 4-hour hot air ballooning experience

– Approx. one hour flight +/- depending on the weather conditions

– Champagne and tropical fruit breakfast

– International balloon flight certificate

– Government tax

Note: If you want to book for a single date, then double click the date to select.

Guest Requirements

– Children 7 to 12 years of age will be offered a 25% discount

– Children need to be a minimum of 1.2m (5 ft) in height and 7 years or older

– Children under 16 years have to be accompanied by an adult

– It is recommended that pregnant women do not fly

– Children need to be a minimum of 1.2m (5 ft) in height and 7 years or older

– Children under 16 years have to be accompanied by an adult

– It is recommended that pregnant women do not fly

– Personal effects for warm, windy, and rainy conditions should be carried by clients

– Dress casually, as in for hiking with closed toe shoes

– Sunglasses, Sunburn lotion etc. are recommended

Cancellation Policy

You may cancel your booking at any stage, provided you do so in writing. To protect yourself against this eventuality you should ensure that you purchase travel insurance at the time of booking. In order to meet the administration & logistical costs incurred by us in handling a booking, the following cancellation charges will apply :

o   . 30 to 59 Days – 25 % of the tour cost will be charged

o   . 14 Days to 29 Days – 50 % of the tour cost will be charged.

o   . 8 Days to 13 Days – 75 % of the tour cost will be charged.

o   . Less than 7 days no refund.

*Eco Team should receive the cancellation in writing.

*Tour start day is not considered for computation of the period.



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