Hot air balloon rides shatter the stork community's monopoly on carrying humans in baskets. Democratize the skies with today’s Groupon.
$199 for Semi-Private Hot Air Balloon Ride for Two ($500 Value)
Along with two other riders and the pilot, guests fly over the Pioneer Valley for approximately one hour. Before each flight, riders decide on a meeting place with their pilot where they can park their vehicles and head to a predetermined takeoff spot. After landing, the ground crew drives each participant back to their cars.
Partnered with a ground crew predominately made up of fellow pilots, Dick Guisto, Mike Florio, and Vinnie Melling harness their commercial-pilot expertise for each Aerostat Promotions flight. After a half-hour of balloon inflation and preparation, up to four guests join their pilot at sunrise or 2.5 hours before sunset for an hour-long flight that affords aerial views of the Pioneer Valley’s breathtaking landscapes, abundant wildlife, and residential homes. Meanwhile, a chase team tracks the balloon from terra firma as it traverses approximately 10 miles of sky. Once visitors and their pilot rendezvous with the team, balloons are packed into a truck or twisted into to-scale elephant balloon animals before the group shares a champagne toast and appetizers.