Hot Air Balloon Ljubljana

An unforgettable flying adventure over Slovenia's charming capital

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Duration

4-5 h

Difficulty

Easy

Price

180 €

Included in Hot-air Balloon Ljubljana

Transfer from your location in Ljubljana
1 hour flight
English speaking pilot
Glass of champagne, coffee or tea

Extras for Hot air Ballon Flight Ljubljana

Transfer from Bled
180 € per person

Description of Hot air Ballon Ljubljana

As hot-air balloons rely solely on the wind, take-off locations tend to change daily, depending on the direction the wind is blowing. To ensure that you get to see all the fascinating landmarks from a bird’s-eye view, we have a number of designated take-off areas in and around Ljubljana from where we embark on our adventure tour in the sky.

Once tucked away safely in the balloon’s wicker basket, it’s off to explore. The Ljubljana Basin is packed with lovely forests and plains, dotted by rolling hills with spectacular mountain backdrops in the distance, making the panoramic views from up there breath-taking, to say the least. Ljubljana’s colourful city centre appears with its intriguing architecture, winding river, and proud castle on the hill. A town, which has seen the ages roll by since the Roman times, is now spread out beneath you in all its glory. Drifting along, you will see the amazing Ljubljana Marshes Nature park. The Marshes is where 5200 years ago pile-dwelling settlements appeared and where the oldest wheel in the world was found. Today, these wetlands are a pristine natural reserve that’s super pretty to view from above.

After about an hour, the pilot lands the balloon and the ground crew scurries to pack everything away. This is followed by a traditional Balloon Ceremony with a glass of premium Slovene sparkling wine and a drive back to our meeting place for a nice hot beverage. As tradition dictates, you will receive the Certificate of an Honourable Baroness or Baron, before being taken back to your accommodations (if you had a pick-up).

Highlights on Ballon flight Ljubljana

  • Explore Ljubljana from a different perspective
  • Try something new
  • Great outdoor activity

Location & time

  • to be set after confirmation
What a great way to start the day. Grega is a true proffesional and made us feel comfortable all through the flight. You get to enjoy great views of the city and the countryside nearby. Everything is taken care of, the take-off, landing and flight itself is gentle and calm. Overall an unforgettable experience.
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Wendy Lokken
Impressive experience! When you fly the balloon is making no noise at all and you feel like floating. One of the most impressive things I will never forget.
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Mark Sandberg
We went on a hot-air ballon flight over Ljubljana and it was spectacular! We would to warmly recommend a flight to anybody staying in Ljubljana. The crew is amazing and you feel absolutely safe. Everything is taken care of. We could not enjoy it more.
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Steve M. Waters
  • Fantastic ride among the vineyards and lovely villages. People are so nice as well. I am a wine lover and it's just a perfect combination of staying active and explore Slovenian wine and food at the same time.
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    Aiden Bailey
  • Absolutely loved this day on bikes, going through those charming villages and the vines. The ride uphill was a piece of cake for us due to e-bikes. I highly recommend.
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    Terry Barrett
  • We book this in October and the temperatures were perfect. The trail is versatile, going up and down through the vineyards and it brings so much fun. Recommended.
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    Jackie Elliott

Frequently Asked Questions

What should I wear ?

Wear comfortable sport clothes that you don't mind if getting a bit dirty. You will get a protective layer to put through. Mind that inside a cave a temperature is always around 10°C. Wear sport shoes with good grip.

How many people will be in a group?

We believe that your experience will be better if the group is smaller, so there will be max 8 guests per guide.

Who will be our guide?

All our tours are guided with a professional local guides that will make sure that you will have great fun.

What should I bring with me?

You don't need much stuff with you, but there is a short hike to the entrance of the cave, so take some water and a snack.

What in case of bad weather?

There is no bad weather in caves :)

Am I fit enough?

The tour is suitable for people in reasonable fitness condition. You have to fit in a harness (max 110kg) and sometimes you have to squeeze a bit so it is not suitable for people with claustrophobia and pregnant women.

Is the tour kid friendly?

The tour is not suitable for children younger than 15 years old.

Where do we start our hot air balloon flying experience?

There is no fixed starting location. As hot-air balloons are propelled by the wind, we tend to take-off from different locations in and around Ljubljana each time. Don’t worry, we will let you know about the location at least a day prior to the flight. If you’re staying in Ljubljana, we can arrange a transfer to and from the location.

Why do we fly early in the morning?

Early mornings offer the best conditions for hot-air balloon flying, since the air is cold and stable. During the warmer part of the day, the sun heats the air above which causes thermal activity and more unstable air, meaning unstable flying. However, in the mornings, the coldest part of the day, the hot-air balloon inflates and launches easily, while stable air offers much calmer flying. Besides, watching the sunrise from way up high is especially beautiful.

Will my flight get cancelled in the case of bad weather?

We always put your safety first and if we decide the weather is not suitable for flying, your flight will be cancelled. In that case, you will receive a cancellation notification and we will try to reschedule your flight to another day. If you are unable to reschedule the flight, we offer a full refund.

I’m afraid of heights, can I join the flight?

The experience of flying in a hot-air balloon is much different to standing on a roof or a really high bridge. It will feel like solid ground beneath your feet, so you won’t get the vertigo feeling. As we will be propelled by the wind currents, you won’t even feel the wind blowing. The balloon basket does not swing or rock and is completely safe.

How long can the balloon stay in the air?

Hot-air balloons usually carry enough fuel to fly for about 1-2 hours, however the air temperature, the carrying weight in the basket and weather conditions influence the flight’s duration. We try to get about an hour up in the air with each flight.

Will it get colder up in the air?

Actually, it won’t. The coldest part of the experience is at the launch, in the layer of cold air that sets on the ground during the night. Once we are above this layer of cold air, temperature rises and the flight should be quite comfortable for you. You won’t even feel the wind, because the balloon moves with it.

How do we get back to the take-off location?

The ground crew follows the balloon's path in a vehicle. The pilot is in constant contact with the crew and they should arrive at the landing location at roughly the same time. We will take you back to the take-off location (or your own) right after the balloon is packed.

How high do hot air balloons fly?

We normally fly at an altitude between 50 and 500 meters (160–1700 feet), which is the best height for nice views and taking pictures, but it all depends on the weather conditions.

How long does the experience last?

From start to finish, your adventure will last about 4 to 5 hours. It usually takes around 30 minutes to prepare the balloon and pack it up after the landing. The flight itself lasts about an hour. You can enjoy the break with a nice beverage and share some cool photos while the balloon is being packed away. The time to get you to the launch site or back to your preferred location takes another 30 to 45 minutes.

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