Hot-Air Ballooning and Chiang Mai’s Doi Suthep

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From $539.36

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Pricing Info: Per Person

Duration: 7 hours

Departs: Thailand, Thailand

Ticket Type: Mobile or paper ticket accepted

Free cancellation

Up to 24 hours in advance.

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Offering new perspectives of Chiang Mai, this early morning tour goes beyond the panoramic view with both feet on the ground. Hot air ballooning over Chiang Mai and a visit to Doi Suthep gives visitors a real bird’s eye view of the Rose of the North.

• Soaring across the Chiang Mai sky in a hot -air balloon
• Feeling blessed at one of the country’s most revered temples
• Celebrate this romantic accomplishment with champagne
• A perfect early morning start in the Rose of the North
• Return transfers from and to your hotel are included.

What's Included

All applicable taxes and service charges

All entrance and donation fees for visits as mentioned in the description.

An early morning hot-air balloon ride (joint) with a professional English-speaking assistance

Flight certificate

Joined transfers from your Chiang Mai hotel to the hot air balloon launch site.

Light breakfast with one glass of champagne at the hot air balloon site

Private tours & transfers with a professional English-speaking / German speaking guide at Doi Suthep

What's Not Included

Any airline tickets, visa fees, additional transportation cost from and to the general meeting point

Hotel accommodation in the destination of commencement.

Hotel expenses of a personal nature, should an overnight be included: this includes mini-bar consumption, laundry, room service, any telephone or other communication cost not mentioned in the program

Personal expenses such as meals, drinks, tips and gratuities, shopping, portage fees and optional tours, unless otherwise stated

Supplements for transfers for customers arriving or departing from any airport or resorts located outside the general pick-up and drop-off locations

Tours, inclusions of any kind and other services that are not outlined in the tour description

Travel insurance coverage for customers (highly recommendable)

Traveler Information

  • ADULT: Age: 12 - 80

Additional Info

  • Children – must have a height not less than 140 cm.
  • Customer may require signing waivers before taking the balloon flight.
  • Due to the nature of this tour, we regret to inform you that this excursion is not suitable for wheelchair users.
  • Face masks required for travellers in public areas
  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
  • It is the responsibility of the customer to provide us with the correct hotel information, should pick-up and drop-off services be included in the package. Any changes in accommodation outside 48 hours will be handled accordingly: changes within 48 hours
  • Program only is operational from 05:30 hrs in the morning.
  • Suitable for all physical fitness levels
  • The hot air balloon flight is operated on joint / Seat-In-Coach basis only with English-speaking assistance, as where the Doi Suthep tour is operated on full private basis with English or German-speaking guide. Other languages are on request / subject to
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitised
  • We recommend wearing light, comfortable cotton clothing and comfortable shoes.
  • We will do all possible to comply with any dietary requirements during this excursion; it may not always be possible to confirm your wishes in advance based on the choice of local restaurant.
  • Best period for hot air ballooning in Chiang Mai runs from mid-November until mid-March
  • Customer heath criteria for flying: all adults and children in good health, without ailments that do not allow strenuous exercise.
  • Depending on the number of guests on any confirmed tours, the correct type of car / mini-van/coach cannot be confirmed upon reservation. This also depends on the availability of accommodation.
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • In windy or otherwise marginal conditions the pilot may choose to postpone or cancel the flight, as safety is highly valued. Fortunately Thailand typically has perfect ballooning weather thus flights rarely need to be cancelled. In the event we do need to
  • Please ensure that you bring sunglasses, a hat /cap and sunblock with a high SPF factor when traveling with us on this tour – even when it is cloudy, the sunrays still have an immense power.
  • Royal temples and palaces uphold a very strict dress code: it is essential that you dress appropriately during this excursion by wearing clothes that cover shoulders and fall below the knees. Customers wearing shirts with obscene and disrespectful prints
  • Temperature checks for travellers upon arrival
  • Transfers are only operated within the downtown Chiang Mai areas and restricted to main hotels only. Regions outside the central business district such as Mae Rim, Hang Dong, Doi Saket, Mae Taeng and Chiang Mai International Airport are excluded and suppl
  • We always will make efforts to confirm the exact pick-up time upon reservation. For any operational issues in which are not able to confirm the exact pick-up time in advance, we reserve the right to inform you the day before the departure of the tour.
  • We regret that are unable to provide pick-up and drop-off transfer services from and to apartment complexes, local guest houses or private apartments. We advise you kindly to head on your own arrangement to the nearest hotel inside the downtown Chiang Mai

Cancellation Policy

All sales are final. No refund is available for cancellations.

  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.

What To Expect

A very early morning pick-up by a driver is followed by a short transfer to the hot air balloon ascension site. The slower wind speeds and perfect air stream conditions for hot air ballooning are only available very early in the morning before the air heats up, thus rising before breakfast is a must. Once arriving at the site, you will be guided in the safe hands of the English-speaking crew and your pilot for the morning. Alongside fellow flyers, you slowly will see the balloon taking shape as you prepare to ascend into the basket. From here, it is 50 minutes of sheer enjoyment passing by under you – from the meandering Ping River to rice paddy fields, villages and temple roofs protruding against tree canopies, Chiang Mai suddenly is elevated to new moments of awe-inspiring moments.

2 hours • Admission Ticket Included

Wat Phra That Doi Suthep
From afar, one may see the contours of Doi Suthep already basking in the morning sun as your pilot slowly guides the balloon back to earth. Your return back on solid ground is celebrated with a small breakfast and a glass of champagne to remember this amazing start of a morning. Together with a flight certificate, you and your guide head up into the mountains to see Chiang Mai and its surroundings from a more spiritual vantage point.

Built some 600 years ago, the Wat Prathat Doi Suthep is Chiang Mai’s most important and visible landmark, located near the summit of Doi Suthep at 1676 metres above sea level. The final climb to the site is via a magnificent Naga staircase of 306 steps. On a clear day, there are great views over the city and valley of Chiang Mai. As morning ends and the afternoon begins, you will head back to your Chiang Mai hotel at around 12.30pm.

2 hours • Admission Ticket Included

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