This exciting Hot Air Balloon Ride near Portland, Oregon begins at sunrise, as you meet with your Pilot just 15 minutes South of the City in Aurora. After meeting with your pilot, you will head to the perfect launch location for the day and assist with flight preparation the inflation of the balloon's envelope. Once the balloon is inflated, you and the rest of the passengers will climb into the basket while your pilot continues to heat up the air.
As you float in the balloon, you will travel at wind speed for approximately one hour. You may fly quietly over Lake Oswego or glide gently down Willmette Valley and across the vineyards depending on the direction of the winds. Enjoy breathtaking views only able to be seen from the sky. The most exciting part of this hot air ballooning experience is seeing the Pacific Northwest from a whole new perspective!
Towards the end of your journey, the balloon will begin to descend back down to earth where your ride concludes with a wonderful sparkling champagne ceremony. Weather you are a local or visiting, this Air Balloon Ride is an amazing airborne adventure, the perfect gift for any occasion.