The possibility of visiting Ibiza and its wonderful landscapes is always a spectacular experience; ballooning around the island is something really unforgettable. You will be able to feel that you are flying, to contemplate that incredible panorama from above and to be at the same height of the clouds. Among the many options of activities and excursions you can do on the island, the hot air balloon ride is undoubtedly a luxury experience that you will enjoy to the fullest.
Ibiza from the sky
During your balloon ride around Ibiza you will have the opportunity to enjoy the best view of the island and you can even contemplate the wonderful island of Formentera. From the air you will be able to see the turquoise water coves, appreciate Es Vedrà and the wall of Dalt Vila.
This activity is always carried out at dawn, when the temperature is colder. In addition of avoiding the heat, the air at that time is more stable. The moment is really magical, with a gentle and relaxed ascent. It may be the best romantic plan to do with your partner.
The balloon ride takes approximately three hours. A few checks are necessary before inflating the balloon with a fan and gently starting the ascent. The tour generally includes a 45-55 minute free flight, a christening in the air with cava and breakfast.
Most of the companies that organize these tours offer the alternative of picking up the participants at the hotel or at a meeting point. In the same way, once the trip is over, they take care of the return to the same place of departure. If you decide to go on your own, it is very important that you are at the place fifteen minutes before the scheduled time of departure.
Some tips to enjoy your balloon ride
To make the most of this incredible experience, there are a few practical things to consider. Children under the age of six and pregnant women will not be able to be part of the tour. Similarly, if you have a health problem or have had a little too much alcohol, it is not advisable to do this tour, for safety reasons.
Even if you want to be very elegant for such a special occasion, it is recommended that you wear comfortable clothes and shoes. It is also necessary to protect yourself from the sun. You should wear sunglasses, head protection, and don’t forget the sunscreen.
After this unforgettable balloon ride, you will probably want to make other plans and excursions in Ibiza. There are many to choose from. You can go for example to the island of Formentera by boat or ferry; you can also do the hiking trails, or the mountain bike trails.
If you want something more daring and you have already lost your fear of heights, you have the option of taking a paragliding flight or a helicopter ride. And for those who want more adrenaline is the bungee jumping.
If your plans are more relaxed, there are always the wonderful beaches and the fantastic terraces on the edge of the Mediterranean in Santa Eulalia. You can also visit the wine cellars on the enotourism route. As you can see, Ibiza offers something for everyone.