INTRODUCTION TO BALLOONING

Come fly with us over one of Asia’s very best balloon flight areas “Sri Lanka” !
Hot air ballooning is an adventure activity like no other, your flight path unknown, taking off at sunrise around 6 am. Passenger to be at the launch site by 5.30 am.

It is peaceful, fun, exciting and amazing. Whether you are a couple, a group or a single adventurous traveller each and every balloon flight makes for an unforgettable and breathtaking journey.

Float gently with the breeze 1,000 – 2,000 feet above taking off from Kandalama in the Cultural Triangle as you enjoy the experience of the oldest form of flight. The peace and gentleness of the flight will surprise you as your Pilot guides the balloon using the different wind currents at different altitudes.

Become one with the wind. See the daybreak beneath you as it comes alive. The spectacular sunrise across the Kandalama tank as it paints the landscape with wonderful colours, watch the fisherman beneath, the mountains, the green forests with the waking of wildlife “music of the wild”. The Golden Buddha sitting majestically on one end and Sigiriya in the distance on the other. Villagers of all ages calling out Good Morning and waving happily to the passengers as you fly over their homes and children following the balloon to the landing to collect their share of stationery.

Coming to land your Pilot will inform you to take your position. After the landing, your flight will be toasted with a glass of champagne. Juice and chilled water is available. After which you will be taken by our drivers to your hotel. What better way to start your day ?

Sun Rise Ballooning is a licensed Hot Air Balloon project in Sri Lanka under the Civil Aviation Authority and relevant Ministries. Ballooning is a form of aviation, one cannot operate without approvals. Our balloon registrations are:

  • 4R-OSY – 16 passenger
  • 4R-ISN – 8 passenger
  • 4R-UBY – 2 passenger

We have the most experienced Sri Lankan balloon crew with experience since 2003 and the only Pilot who has been flying balloons here since 2006. He is also the 1st Pilot to do the 1st flight in Homagama in the Colombo District in April 2010.

Believing in safety first, our Pilots are hand-picked for the job. Each flight is made memorable for every passenger, the toast of a successful flight is done as an unbroken tradition for every flight and to every passenger at landing.

We deliver what we promise !