Hot air balloon rides shatter the stork community's monopoly on carrying humans in baskets. Democratize the skies with this Groupon.
$349 for an Exclusive Hot-Air-Balloon Flight for Two ($998 Value)
Pilots inflate the colorful hot air balloon, help flyers into the basket, and fire up the burners. Balloons carry two to six passengers on an exclusive balloon adventure over one of three regional areas, during which they marvel at views, including lush forests, wetlands, coastal creeks, and apple orchards. Finally, pilots guide the balloon back to earth, and everyone toasts the successful adventure with complimentary champagne. The entire excursion lasts approximately three hours, with 30 to 45 minutes of flight time.
Flights take place twice daily, once at sunrise and again four hours before sunset. Virginia Balloons flights take place over three regional areas in Virginia – Smithfield, Smith Mountain Lake, and the Shenandoah Valley. The Smithfield flight takes passengers over areas of natural beauty such as wetlands and coastal creeks, the Smithfield Mountain flight travels above the scenic Smith Mountain Lake area, and during the Shenandoah Valley flight passengers spy bucolic sights such apple orchards. Departure locations will be chosen depending on the direction of the wind prior to the launch date. Passengers will be notified during the pre-flight check-in of designated meeting and departure location, and may assist "hands on" during the balloon's inflation process. Click here to view the flight locations and schedule.
Twice a day, Virginia Balloons' hot air balloons roar to life, elevate into the air, and showcase the landscape that makes Virginia an ideal place to defy gravity. The colorful balloons float above farmlands, along Virginia Beach, and over the lush forests that grow in the shadow of the Appalachian Mountains. And if natural wonders aren't enough, the wind can carry balloons over historical Virginia for a bird's-eye view. Pilots, each with thousands of hours of flight time, guide these high-flying adventures. And, to create lasting memories, they toast each completed flight before sending balloons back to Oz for storage.