- Where better to go ballooning than ‘The Windy City’
- Ballooning is a unique combination of excitement and serenity
We think the providers of this Chicago hot air ballooning trip have it just right when they say it offers the perfect mix of exhilaration and serenity. From the thrill of take-off to the sublime feeling of drifting slowly through the sky, there’s truly no other form of sightseeing like it. Fly up to 5000ft above the scenic Chicago countryside, enjoying superb unobstructed views, with the tranquility only interrupted now and again by the burners, with a professional pilot at the helm. Plus, since Chicago is so well-known for its winds, you can expect the ideal conditions for a brisk journey!
What makes this hot air balloon gift experience really special is that it goes beyond just the flight, which is of course fantastic enough. You’ll also receive an informed history of this legendary sport, and be invited to tour the airport before take-off to see the various unique aircraft within. And this is very much a hands-on activity - if you’d like, you’ll be welcome to help out inflating the balloon and packing it away into the chase vehicle after your smooth descent. Naturally, there will also be the traditional champagne toast, a ballooning ritual, on landing and complimented by a selection of homemade pastries. What a way to travel.