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  • Top 5 destinations for hot air balloon rides

    The first successful hot air balloon ride in the world was attempted by two Frenchmen at the end of the 18th century. Hot air balloons might have looked like something only inventors and outrageously adventurous people would think of, but nowadays, seeing people leisurely floating above in a colorful hot air balloon is not so unusual.

    Actually, if you’re not afraid of heights and you would like to see the world from above and take your time admiring the view, you can paraglide or do something similar, but if you still want to feel something solid under your feet, hot air balloon rides are the perfect solution. So here are the top 5 destinations for hot air balloon rides in the world.

    Masai Mara, Kenya

    The Masai Mara is simply one of the most breath-taking places on the planet, and whether you choose to explore it on the ground (going on a safari, for example), or from the air, the views you’ll see are something to remember.

    If you’re there for the annual Great Migration when millions of wildebeest are cross the park in search of water and pastures, you might be better off booking a hot air balloon ride. Not only will you be able to see the hordes of animals from above, but there are less chances of disturbing the wildlife, or getting injured.

    The Outback, Australia

    The red patch in the middle of the Australian continent is definitely unique in the world, and if you think that it is a desert, you will be convinces otherwise if you look at it from the vantage point of a hot air balloon.

    Trips through the Outback by car, the heat and the proximity of the sandy ground might lead you to think that the place is hardly inhabitable. But look at it from above, and you’ll notice the plants and trees. Besides, watching the sun rise over Ayers Rock while you’re in the air is downright magical.

    Cappadocia, Turkey

    The Cappadocian region in the middle of the Anatolian Peninsula is one of the most surprising and eye-catching combinations of man-made structures and natural landscape that you will ever see. The troglodyte homes carved into the rock sides are plainly visible from up in the air, and the sharp mountains are in nice contrast with the colorful cities scattered around the region.

    Grand Canyon, US

    If you’ve ever visited the Grand Canyon, you probably remember the feeling of awe and exhilaration that took you over when you saw the entire canyon sprawling at your feet. Visiting the Grand Canyon is a truly memorable experience even when you’re on the ground, but when you’re perched at hundreds of feet above it, the landscape will look like out of this world.

    Provence, France

    Provence is quite a big chunk of France, but whichever region of it you decide to visit, you’ll be greeted with some of the most picturesque landscapes in the world: vineyard, rocky hills, fields of lavender, quaint little farmsteads and sleepy villages.

    The Luberon area especially is known to be one of theĀ  most picturesque in France.

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