Serine and majestic, Hot air ballooning is such a great way to see Israel from above. Whether it is the Galilee or the Negev desert, the 360 panoramas from this special flying machine are simply breath-taking. This peaceful and romantic activity usually takes place early in the morning when the winds are minimal. Joining the rising sun, the biblical landscapes unfold as you rise high above, reaching the height of about 4000 feet.
In the north the flight takes place near Megiddo. As you ascend, the beautiful farmed Jezreel valley unfolds, flanked by the Galilee and the Gilboa mountains. An area soaked with beauty and significant history both in biblical and modern times.
In the south the flight takes over the Negev desert, revealing mostly untouched natural wilderness beauty, yet dotted by cultivated enclaves developed by the Zionist movement. Bedouin encampments and a flock of camels or sheep are also a common scene in this genuine biblical landscape.
- The activity takes 2 hours, and can be set as a private activity, or by joining a bigger group.
- The activity depends on wind conditions. Most of the year it is done at sunrise. In the winter, pending on weather conditions, it can also take place at sunset.
- The flight is conducted by an experienced team and a pilot who is US licensed to flying a modern balloon (FAA).