Hot Air Ballooning in South Goa
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If you’re looking for a bucket list experience while you are in India, then have a ride in a hot air balloon in Goa. It’s something you won’t forget!

Your airborne adventure is about to begin…

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Itinerary:

2 hours before sunrise if coming from North Goa & 60 minutes before sunrise for South Goa.
*Meet the driver at the reception of your hotel for pick up to a launch site.

20 minutes before sunrise, Arrive at launch site, last check of the weather before we get the balloon off the trailer and start the inflation
process. Stand back and watch or join in the excitement. It's up to you.

10 minutes before Sunrise, Take off! Sail across the skies of the South Goa for the next hour taking in the fantastic views and the magic of
being in a hot air balloon.

40-50 Minutes after Sunrise, Land the balloon, pack everything back into the trailer and head back to the hotel.

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1. Standard Balloon Flight:
INR 11,000 per person/ USD $190 per person

Our shared hot air balloon rides for groups a truly unforgettable experience. From families and smaller groups of three or four, right up to an entire basket of 10 people, Tiger Balloon Safaris Flights is here to fulfil your hot air ballooning dreams.

- Greeting and registration on arrival at the site.
- Briefing by your pilot.
- Approximate 45 mins - 1 hour of balloon flight over/around South Goa
- Complete flight Insurance
- Tea/ coffee & light refreshments served at the launch site
- International standards of safety & security
- Presentation of certificate signed by your pilot (on request).
- Transport back to your original launch site.

2. Private Balloon Flight

Enjoy the intimacy of an exclusive balloon flight for just you and your special guest (with a pilot of course). Our exclusive flights for two passengers are ideal for proposals, anniversaries, and special occasions or just as a special treat for you and your guest.

- Greeting and registration on arrival at the site.
- Your own private pilot and crew
- Champagne on board your flight (weather permitting)
- Approximate 45 mins - 1 hour of balloon flight over/around South Goa
- Complete flight Insurance
- Tea/ coffee & light refreshments served at the launch site
- International standards of safety & security
- Presentation of certificate signed by your pilot (on request).
- Free pick up and drop to/ from your hotel

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Price

Standard Balloon Flight:
INR 11,000 per person/ USD $190 per person

Private Balloon Flight
INR 55,000/ USD $950 for 1-3 people | INR 99,000/ USD $1,700 for 4-8 people

*GST of 5% applicable on both types of flight.

Children between 05-09 years: ` 6,000 per child, kids below 05 years of age are not allowed.

Tips

SAFETY & SECURITY
Hot air ballooning is one of the safest, and simplest, forms of flight known to man!

1. Permit & License
Tiger Balloon Safaris is fully licensed under an Air Operators Permit (AOP) as issued by the Ministry of Civil Aviation/ Directorate General of
Civil Aviation – Government of India. We are a certified Aircraft Maintenance Organization (AMO) and a Continuing Airworthiness
Organization (CAMO).

2. PILOT
All our pilots have thousands of hours of flying experience, our team comprises internationally licensed Balloon Pilots from Europe, USA,
Australia, & India.

3. EQUIPMENT
All our balloons are imported from Cameron Balloons, UK and are of the highest quality and are regularly inspected by DGCA approved facility
to ensure they remain in perfect working order. Cameron Balloons is the most experienced and largest manufacturer of hot-air balloons in the
world.

4. PASSENGER LIABILITY INSURANCE
Every passenger is comprehensively insured as per international aviation standards. A copy of our insurance policy can be provided on
request.

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IMPORTANT INFORMATION

HOW LONG IS THE FLIGHT?
About an hour, depending on prevailing weather conditions and suitability of landing sites, but you should allow at least 2-3 hours for the whole experience.

HOW HIGH WILL WE GO?
As high as 3,000ft - although this does vary from area to area and depends on airspace restrictions.

WHAT SHOULD I WEAR?
Comfortable, casual clothing is always recommended on our ballooning excursions. The temperature in the balloon is about the same as it is
on the ground, so be sure to dress appropriately for the day's anticipated temperatures. On any given day, we recommend: Closed toe shoes, Sunscreen, Hat , Sunglasses, Light jacket, Camera

WHEN DO WE FLY?
We schedule flights only in morning, seven days a week during the Indian ballooning season which is usually October to May.

WHAT DO I DO IF MY FLIGHT IS CANCELLED ?
If your flight is cancelled, don't worry because you can just book onto another flight of your choice within same ballooning season or we will
initiate a Full Refund.

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FAQs

HOW LONG IS THE FLIGHT?
About an hour, depending on prevailing weather conditions and suitability of landing sites, but you should allow at least 2-3 hours for the whole experience, this also depends on location to location also on type of flight.

HOW HIGH WILL WE GO?
As high as 2,500 ft - although this does vary from area to area and depends on airspace restrictions.

WHAT SHOULD I WEAR?
Comfortable, casual clothing is always recommended on our ballooning excursions. The temperature in the balloon is about the same as it is on the ground, so be sure to dress appropriately for the day's anticipated temperatures. On any given day, we recommend: Closed toe shoes,Sunscreen, Hat , Sunglasses, Light jacket & Camera.

WHEN DO WE FLY?
We schedule flights only in morning, seven days a week during the Indian ballooning season which is usually October to May.

CAN I GIVE IT AS A GIFT?
Yes! A balloon flight makes a wonderful gift for a relative or friend for birthdays, Christmas, anniversaries, etc.
Our full colour gift vouchers are ideal to give them on the day and Home Counties and London vouchers are valid for 12 months from the date of purchase. The recipient then makes the flight at any time during our season. Or you may wish to arrange a complete surprise flight for a special date.

WHY DO FLIGHTS TAKE PLACE SO EARLY IN THE MORNING ?
Balloons need stable winds to operate effectively and the hours just following sunrise are the best for finding these winds. Since balloons move with the air, the weather is very important in deciding to whether or not to fly. The pilot chooses a launch site to use the wind currents to fly towards a suitable landing site.

WHAT ARE THE CAPACITY OF PASSENGERS IN EACH BALLOON
Generally you will be sharing your experience with between 4 to 12 people.

HOW ARE BALLOON PILOTS LICENSED ?
Balloons are registered like any other aircraft and are subject to regular airworthiness checks. The DGCA will not allow a balloon to be certified as airworthy unless these inspections and checks are done by authorized maintenance personnel and certified by them. All pilots are licensed and have to pass regular flight checks.

WHO CONTROLS BALLOONING AND ENSURES SAFETY STANDARDS ?
The DGCA controls ballooning with the same strict regulations that apply to airplanes.

HOW IS THE BALLOON INFLATED ?
When the time comes to put the balloon up, the envelope is removed from the bag and laid out in a long line. The burners are attached to the uprights, and the basket is attached to the cables on the bottom of the envelope. An engine driven fan is used to inflate the envelope with cold air. When partially inflated, the air is heated by a burner and the envelope rises above the basket. With further heating, there is sufficient 'lift' for the balloon to fly.

WHERE WILL WE LAND ?
The simple answer is that nobody knows, exactly! The pilot will have done flight planning before the launch to ensure that the forecast wind direction does not take the balloon towards an unsuitable area. S/he will use the different air currents at different altitudes to steer the balloon toward a good landing place. The pilot also closely follows agreements with local landowners. This means that the balloon won't fly too close to livestock or land in areas planted with valuable crops.

HOW FAR WILL WE FLY
It depends on the wind speed. Hot Air Balloons travel with the wind and an hour flight can carry it up to 15 kilometers, sometimes more, sometimes less. The balloon also flies at different altitudes. Although the balloon is at the mercy of the wind when it comes to direction, the vertical control of a balloon can be very precise. It is not unusual for our pilots to be able to brush the bottom of the basket across the tops of brush, or inches from the ground A leaf picked from a treetop is a very worthwhile souvenir of the flight!

HOW DOES THE CHASE CREW KNOW WHERE WE ARE ?
Radios are used to stay in contact with the retrieval crew as well as with Air Traffic Control.

WHAT IF I'M AFRAID OF HEIGHTS ?
Flying in a high sided balloon basket is not like standing in a roof or a high ladder. You don't get that vertigo feeling. It is more like the ground is unfolding beneath you, and, because you are moving with the wind, there is no wind blowing. The basket does not rock or sway so you can't possibly fall out.

I SOMETIMES GET AIRSICK IN AIRPLANES. IS A BALLOON THE SAME ?
No. The turbulence which usually causes motion sickness is completely absent in a balloon ride. The flight of a balloon is almost too smooth to describe.

HOW DO YOU STEER A BALLOON ?
The balloon goes wherever the wind takes it. However, pilots can seek higher or lower altitudes to find wind currents of various direction. We refer to it as the truest form of sailing.

IS IT COLD IN A BALLOON ?
At high altitude, it is colder than at ground level, generally 3.5 degrees colder for each 1,000 feet of altitude.

WHAT DO I DO IF MY FLIGHT IS CANCELLED ?
If your flight is cancelled, don't worry because you can just book onto another flight of your choice within same ballooning season or we will initiate a Full Refund.

WHAT KIND OF EQUIPMENT DO YOU USE?
All our balloon equipment is to the highest standard and is manufactured by Cameron Balloons in UK. Cameron is the world’s largest company of Hot air balloon related equipments.

IS AGE A CONSIDERATION?
We have no upper age limit but ballooning is an outdoor sport requiring a degree of agility. We recommend that people should be fit enough to climb in and out of the basket and to stand for about an hour.
We use partitioned baskets specially designed to ensure safety, comfort and a superb view. Baskets are about 1.1 metres (42 inches) high, and have footholes to assist entry. Children under 16 must be accompanied by an adult on the flight and must be over 8 years old, and their height must exceed 1.4 metres (3'8"). In the interests of safety and operational requirements we cannot undertake the carriage of passengers whose declared weight exceeds 18 stone (114kg).

Testimonials

The balloon seems to stand still in the air while the earth flies past underneath...!!! ~ Alberto Santos-Dumon

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