Is the early morning sport!
To take advantage of these conditions we will pick up our passengers at local Santa Fe hotels about 30 minutes before sunrise.
We will then take a short drive north of Santa Fe to an area known as “Las Barrancas” (The Ravines). This area was selected for it's natural Southwest beauty and because there are no obsticals or power lines in our flight path.
The fascinating process of inflating the balloon for your flight will take about 15 minutes.
This is a great time to take advantage of some beautiful photo opportunities.
Once inflated, you will board the gondola and receive a pre-flight briefing from your highly experienced pilot.
The pilot will gently lift off and, as you break the bonds of mother earth, you will have started on one of the most romantic and memorable adventures of a lifetime.
Since the balloon moves with the wind, you become one with the wind and you will feel very little motion or movement.
It is as if you are sitting still and the world is moving below you.
During the flight your pilot will fly you through the canyons and take you aloft to get a bird’s eye view of this beautiful virgin land.
The flight should last approximately 1 hour and during this time your pilot will demonstrate the operation of the aircraft and possibly give a little flight instruction.
The chase crew, who will be in constant radio contact with your pilot, will follow the balloon in our 4 wheel-drive vehicle during the entire flight.
As the balloon gently touches down our crew will be there to greet you with a complimentary champagne toast and light brunch, which has been a romantic French tradition dating back to 1783.
Before returning to your hotel you will be awarded with a First Flight Certificate and welcomed into the wonderful world of ballooning.