Hot Air Ballooning in Sri Lanka

Start your day, watching the sun rise over the rolling hills of the majestic East Coast.

Welcome! If this is your very first hot air balloon flight, please know, we fly and operate every one of the balloon rides and we'd love to invite you to experience the wonder, silence & romance of hot air ballooning over picturesque scenery and amazing experience in Sri Lanka.

Green for travel hot air ballooning tours evoke you to truly unique experience never to be forgotten. 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. The most popular Hot Air Ballooning sites in Sri Lanka are at Sigiriya, Dambulla, Uda Walawa, and Galle.

Hot Air Ballooning is a great way to visit Sri Lanka, it provides an unforgettable experience. You will be flying in UK made hot air balloons with well trained pilots. During 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!

Your hot air balloon adventure starts early morning and will last about three and a half hours, starting with the preparation and inflation of the balloon, briefing, takeoff, flight (approximately one hour), landing/retrieval and the return by van. After the Pilot’s briefing, you will rise into the air floating gently over breathtaking scenery. Take in the magnificent sunrise. The exact route of your flight cannot be predicted as this is dependent on the prevailing winds. A support crew and vehicle follows the flight. Upon landing, your flight will be celebrated with champagne.


Hot air ballooning tours are from the North central plains of the island is very popular among visitors and be carried away under blue skies and over the landscape dotted with many little man-made lakes, one might even spot an elephants and water buffalos near these tanks, monkeys collecting fruits on trees, ancient monuments with a view of Sigiriya and Dambulla cave temple standing majestically in the distance in the backdrop of the rising sun.


Children under the age of 7 are not allowed to the balloon flight since most often they get frightened by the noise of the burner. Moreover since the wicker basket is of a depth of no less than 4 feet, children who aren’t tall enough to view the sceneries do tend to get disturbed during the flight. During the flight adults are not expected to carry children up in their arms.Each and every child under the age of 16 is expected to be accompanied by a responsible adult.

Number of Passengers

The equipment used in Sri Lanka ranges from 80,000 cu. ft. balloons suited for 3 persons to a mammoth 350,000 cu. ft. that can carry16 persons. Your vehicle can by all means follow you with the operator’s ground support crew chasing the balloon.

Sri Lanka Balloon Festival

Tourism Promotion Bureau of Sri Lanka in association with the Ceylon Airship and Balloon Club organizes Sri Lanka Balloon Festival on yearly basis. The participants that arrive from Asia and Europe annually are treated to an exclusive week-long tour of the island. The 2011 Sri Lanka Balloon Festival was held in March.

Green Foot Locations

• Balloon ride in Kandalama