Hot air ballooning is becoming popular in Sri Lanka, with a number of private organizations offering flights that will take you over the cultural triangle. This is a wonderful experience to engage in while you visit Sigiriya.
Step into the balloon basket and feel yourself slowly rise over the treetops, until you can see the magnificent vistas of the central plains of the island. You will sail over forests, lakes, paddy fields, wildlife parks and ancient monuments on your balloon ride. See the Sigiriya rock towering over its surroundings, catch a glimpse of elephant herds freely roaming the open plains or gathering at watering holes, wave to the village children who will excitedly try to keep up with the balloon on foot. Hot air ballooning is a delightful way to view and experience the natural beauty of the resplendent isle of Sri Lanka.
The experience has also become popular for proposals and celebrations such as birthdays. As the balloon flight is dependent on good weather, this experience is only available during certain months of the year,
generally November to April. Speak to your tour operator to organize this exhilarating experience when you are in Sigiriya.