Beautiful view of air balloons in the sky of Sri Lanka


Hot Air Ballooning in Sri Lanka is exciting things to do in Sigiriya and it is a different way of exploring the beauty of Sigiriya countryside in bird's-eye view. Hot Air Ballooning in Sri Lanka operates only in Sigiriya and you can explore the stunning landscapes in the air.

Sigiriya Hot Air Ballooning is a seasonal operation and after the second inter-monsoon (October–November) ends every year, Sigiriya Hot Air Ballooning starting in every November. Before the Southwest -monsoon Season starts in May, Sri Lanka Hot Air Ballooning season will be ended. 

Hot Air Ballooning in Sigiriya is highly weather sensitive activity in Sigiriya. If wind speed increase over the <14 mph Hot Air Ballooning activity will be canceled. Optimum wind speed for the hot air ballooning 9–12 mph. Sigiriya hot air ballooning starting point from Kandalama school (near the Kandalama Lake–12 Km away from Sigiriya rock) and ending point will acknowledge prior to fly and landing point depends on the particular day wind direction.            

Up, Up and away It is the hot-air balloon season in Sri Lanka

Few can resist a bird's-eye view of dramatic landscapes, a drift over thick jungle canopies and the thrill and serenity of a hot-air balloon flight. November to April is the best time to soar over Sri Lanka’s spectacular countryside and gaze down upon villages and wildlife as the rising sun brings to life the landscape with vibrant shades of color

Operational Details

  • Pick Up

    Pick up you from your hotel and pick up time depends on your hotel location.

    Hotel Pick up schedule 

    Habarana–pick up time at 4.30 a.m. 

    Sigiriya–pick up time at 5 a.m.

    Dambulla–pick up time at 5.15 a.m.

    Kandalama–pick up time at 5.30 a.m. 

  • Starts At

    Take off the balloon at 6 a.m. and (30 min) to flying level

  • Duration

    • Flying duration 30 – 1 hr. (depending on the wind speed and weather factors)
    • Landing starting around 8 a.m. and landing duration (30 – 45 min)
  • Flying Height

    Flying height between 500 ft–2000 ft.

  • Finishing

    • After the landing refreshing with toasted with champagne, fruit juice and chilled bottled water. 
    • Return transfers will arrange after the refreshments


  • Hot Air Ballooning
    Hot Air Ballooning experience and refreshments
  • Transport
    Hotel Pick up and drop transportation
  • Drinks
    Refreshing with toasted with champagne, fruit juice and chilled bottled water

    Additional Details

  • Difficulty Level


  • Health advises and age restrictions

    • We do not advise pregnant ladies. 
    • Recommended kids over 1 year
  • Recommendations

    • Smart casual dress
    • Good sunscreen and sunglass
    • Hat/ Cap or head craft (protect the Air) by heat of the silencer

    Rates Per-Person

    Adult Cost
    • 1+ Pax

    Rate per-person


    • 1+ Pax

    Rate per-person


    Tour Highlights

    Explore the beauty of the Sigiriya Countryside in Bird eye
    Explore the Iconic landscapes in Sigiriya Rock, Dambulla Golden Cave Temple, Sun Rise over the Kandalama Lake, greenish paddy fields, forest & nature and ancient irrigation system
    Bird's-eye view experience

    Tour Locations

    Payments and Cancellations

    Payment policy
    • Tour will confirm up on the payment.
    • You may need to check the availability before making the payment.

    Cancellation policy
    • If you are going to cancel the activity before the 24 hours of the operation, take place, then we will not apply for any cancelation charge.
    • If the activity cancels from My Ceylon Adventures (our) end because of unexpected weather condition effect then Fully refunded (100%) or you can book alternative activity instead of the refund.

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