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Granada Hot-Air Balloon Ride

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Granada, Spain
Granada Hot-Air Balloon Ride

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icon5 to 6 hours  (approx.)
Hotel pickup offered
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iconOffered in: English and 1 more
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Experience an enchanting sunrise over Granada on an exhilarating hot-air balloon ride. Soar over the city and see legendary landmarks like the UNESCO World Heritage-listed Alhambra palace complex and the secretive Sacromonte Caves. Enjoy this unique perspective as the sun casts an incandescent glow over the mountains and the city begins to wake. On your return to land, appease your appetite with a traditional Andalusian brunch and a lavish glass of cava.
  • Half-day Granada hot-air balloon experience
  • Cruise above Granada’s Sacromonte Caves and the UNESCO-listed Alhambra
  • See the sun rise over the picturesque Sierra Nevada Mountains
  • Learn about Granada and the history of its Albaicín neighborhood from the pilot
  • Visit a nearby café after the flight to enjoy an Andalucian breakfast with Champagne
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Hotel pickup and drop-off (selected hotels only)
Hot-air balloon flight
Flight certificate
Glass of Champagne
Hotel pickup (if hotel further than 1.86 miles (3km) from Granada center

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7:00 AM
This activity will end right where it started.We send specific meeting point a few days before the flight (normally your hotel). If it's difficult to reach the hotel with the car, we provide a near alternative meeting point (a few meters) with indications and a map. Pending on each flight day and how many passengers we have for the picking up, we can pick passengers up between 30 and 60 min. before the general meeting hor at general meeting point.
Depart from your centrally located Granada hotel in an air-conditioned minivan and travel to the launch site located just outside of town. Greet your guide and listen to a comprehensive safety briefing before climbing into your balloon’s sturdy basket.

Feel your excitement surge as the gas flame roars into life and inflates the bright balloon. Ascend to the skies and gaze down at the spectacular sprawl of Granada, capturing photographs of the rugged Sierra Nevada Mountains and the rose-tinted hue of the palace.

Listen as your guide regales you with tales of history and legend, and absorb the birds-eye beauty of charming neighborhood Abaicín. After approximately 1 hour in the air, gently descend to dry land then stroll to a nearby café to enjoy a flavorsome and fulfilling Spanish lunch. Feast upon cured meats; creamy cheese; freshly baked bread; and orange juice then toast your unforgettable experience with a glass of sparkling cava.

Return to your minivan and bid farewell to your guide and group on arrival at your Granada hotel.

Please note: the duration of your hot-air balloon ride varies according to wind conditions.
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The Alhambra
If the wind and weather conditions are favorable, there are flights that we can fly over the Alhambra, which makes this experience something unique and exclusive.
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From the Albaicin you can enjoy one of the best views of the Alhambra.
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We usually take off from Sacromonte, in San Miguel Alto, to fly over it in the first few minutes of flight.
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Spectacular view of the Royal Chapel and the historic center when the wind currents take us in that direction. Keep in mind that a balloon moves in the direction of the wind, that is, it does not have a rudder. Consequently, it is better to enjoy the flight as an adventure, than to think that we will pass through a specific area, because maybe yes, or maybe not. Please keep this in mind.
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Many days it is not possible to fly over Granada city and it is necessary to travel to the north of the province, to the Guadix area. Depending on the weather conditions (especially depending on the wind), we will enjoy areas such as the Geopark, the historic center of Guadix, or the Guadix and Tabernas desert. Especially between the months of May to October where due to the high temperatures of Granada city, it is especially difficult to fly over it.
  • Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Children between 6 and 18 must be accompanied by an adult
  • Minimum age is 6 years
  • Minimum height is 51 inches (130cm)
  • Comfortable walking shoes are recommended
  • On rare occasions, the flight will take place over Guadix, outside of Granada city
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 10 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Gloobo
You can cancel up to 16 days in advance of the experience for a full refund.
  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 16 full days before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 15 full days before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 15 full days before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.

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The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during Granada Hot-Air Balloon Ride?
A:The policies on face masks and attendee health are:

  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Face masks provided for travelers
See all safety measures taken by Granada Hot-Air Balloon Ride.
What is the policy on sanitization during Granada Hot-Air Balloon Ride?
A:The policies on sanitization are:

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
See all safety measures taken by Granada Hot-Air Balloon Ride.
What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Granada Hot-Air Balloon Ride?
A:The policies on staff health & safety are:

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
See all safety measures taken by Granada Hot-Air Balloon Ride.

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We ended up flying from Guadix due...
Ronya O
, Sep 2016
We ended up flying from Guadix due to weather conditions. The flight was amazing with breathtaking views. The pilot was very skilled and experienced and support staff were good too. Definitely worth doing and celebratory breakfast after was fun. The firm emailed photos and videos afterwards as well.
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A brilliant trip! In fact, the...
Neil P
, Jun 2016
A brilliant trip! In fact, the balloon ride was in Cordoba, not Granada... No matter: we were well-looked after, from pick-up to drop-off. The balloon team from Gloobo were excellent, and although most on the trip were Spanish, our pilot spoke fair English and took the trouble to include us in everything that was happening. It helped that we had perfect weather, but the trip exceeded our expectations, with fabulous views of old Cordoba and of the Andalucian countryside. Great fun, and highly recommended.
Can't recommend this trip highly...
, Jan 2016
Can't recommend this trip highly enough. Excellent communication pre-trip, punctual pick up as arranged and friendly staff on the trip. Miguel, my pilot spoke English as well as Spanish. Safety was paramount, with weather being the main concern and a full safety briefing before we set off. The views are beautiful over Granada and everyone gets to see everything, as Miguel skillfully spun the balloon gently throughout the trip. Exact course and duration of the trip depends on the wind speed and direction, but I was lucky enough to be in the air for almost an hour and had a soft landing. Breakfast is at a local hotel restaurant and was standard Spanish fare. Great start to the morning!
Do to weather we wound up taking our...
James P
, Jan 2015
Do to weather we wound up taking our balloon ride from Seville which was our next stop. Our guide stayed in constant contact with us and made the change of location very easy. The ride was amazing. It even impressed my children who are in their 20's. The crew made it so much fun! HIGHLY recoomend.

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