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Private Hot Air Balloon Ride

Private Hot Air Balloon Ride - Rancho Murieta, California

Duration: 60 minutes
Location: Rancho Murieta, California

From USD
$795.00

Float gently above the earth on this private hot air balloon charter outside of Sacramento.  Bring a special someone as you glide past scenic vineyards and rolling foothills within site of the towering Sierra Nevada Mountains ... More info ›

Float gently above the earth on this private hot air balloon charter outside of Sacramento.  Bring a special someone as you glide past scenic vineyards and rolling foothills within site of the towering Sierra Nevada Mountains.  Choice of early morning of sunset tour available.

Viewed from hundreds of feet in the air, the scenic landscape surrounding Sacramento offers the perfect post card of Northern California beauty.  Dense pine forest, home to herds of foraging deer, coyote and black bear, cover climbing hills gradually rising from sea level towards the Sierras.  Gently swaying Tule grass surrounds herds of grazing cattle and rustic farm houses that stand in stark contrast to the city skyline visible in the distance.  And in the early morning hours just after sunrise or the waning light prior to sunset,  the stilled breeze offers an amazing opportunity to reflect on and connect to the landscape stretching out towards the horizon.  

Your approximately 60-minute private hot air balloon flight starts with your choice of an early morning or late afternoon departure outside of Sacramento.  After arriving at the facility for a brief safety orientation and overview of your flight, you will join your crew at the launch point as your FAA certified pilot begins to fill your balloon with hot air.  You will climb into the basket and begin to float gently into the air, rising several hundred feet as the landscape opens up before you.  Bring a camera because you will want to capture the moment when you first catch sight of the granite peaks of the High Sierras to the east and the less severe coastal mountains off to the west.  Both the morning and evening quiet offers a truly unique opportunity to capture the view in that special light only available for a few minutes every day .  After floating with the wind anywhere from 2-8 miles, your pilot will slowly descend back to earth where you will be met by the rest of the crew to disembark to return to your starting location.

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