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Lancaster County Hot Air Balloon Ride

Highlights
  • Take a hot-air balloon ride over Lancaster County, Pennsylvania
  • Enjoy spectacular scenery while gliding through the sky
  • See Amish country farmlands and small towns
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Lancaster County Hot Air Balloon Ride
From US$269.00
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Sunset Lancaster 6:00 PMMost Popular
Sunset Hot Air Balloon Ride, total time is about 2.5-3 Hrs, in the air for about an hour, champagne toast and refreshments included after the flight.
From US$269.00
Sunrise Lancaster 6:00 AM
Sunrise Hot Air Balloon Ride, total time is about 2.5-3 Hrs, in the air for about an hour, champagne toast and refreshments included after the flight.
From US$269.00
Sunrise Lancaster 6:30AM
Sunrise Hot Air Balloon Ride, total time is about 2.5-3 Hrs, in the air for about an hour, champagne toast and refreshments included after the flight.
From US$269.00
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Overview
Experience a picturesque hot-air balloon ride over Pennsylvania’s Lancaster County on this 3-hour sunrise or sunset flight. Take in the spectacular view as the balloon glides effortlessly over Amish country farmland, including the towns of Reading, New Holland, and others. Then enjoy a champagne toast with post-flight snacks.
What to Expect
Select from a sunrise or sunset hot-air balloon flight over Lancaster County. The meeting point is across the street from the Bird-in-Hand Family Inn on Old Philadelphia Pike. The early morning flight begins at 6 a.m. while the evening flight launches at 6 p.m.

Watch as the crew prepares and inflates the balloon. Feel free to ask questions and/or lend a helping hand. The pilot will explain the safety rules, then it’s into the gondola for lift off.

During the flight, enjoy the breathtaking scenery over Lancaster County farmlands, including the towns of Reading, New Holland, Intercourse, Bird-in-Hand, Ephrata, and Strasburg. On a clear day, it’s possible to see the headwaters of Chesapeake Bay.

When it’s time to land, the pilot will offer a reminder of the safety rules before a light touch down. Enjoy a glass of champagne in a traditional toast with some snacks and receive a flight certificate commemorating the journey.
Reviews (14)
1 - 5 of 12 reviews
Reviewed 22 October 2018
A Great Experience!

We booked a flight with the Bird in Hand launch point, and the experience was easy and professional from the booking, through the post flight celebration. Understandably ballooning is weather dependent, and we had a 7AM flight cancelled, and we rescheduled for the following morning....More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Drewman07
Reviewed 15 October 2018
Must do this

Great experience, very friendly and professional staff. the flight started on time and proceeded very well, Jesse ,our pilot was very informative and knowledgeable about the area and the operation of the balloon. he fielded any and all questions

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Stephen W
Reviewed 6 October 2018 via mobile
Awesome 25th Anniversary ride!

An amazing experience thanks to our pilot Lucas Hess and his team on the ground. There were actually three anniversary couples (including ourselves) on board and a great time was had by all. It was fun, educational and awe-inspiring. One of the highlights was when...More

Thank SummerTimeTraveler
Reviewed 25 September 2018
Must Do Activity in Lancaster County

All I could say was Wow! I had never been on a balloon ride before and this was definitely worth the time and money! We went on the early morning ride and it was just wonderful. Jake, the pilot, was experienced and knowledgeable. The scenery...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank RayeMassey
Reviewed 6 August 2018
A wonderful flight, looked after by a great pilot and ground crew. What a fantastic way to start a day.

An early start on a Sunday morning, arriving bright and early at 5.30am. I recommend reading the information that comes with the booking as the directions were very clear. We had a short drive to Smoketown airfield, where we set up to lift off. Watching...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank daityke
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They lay the basket on it's side. You scoot in and lay there until the balloon fills. Then the crew tilts the basket upright. The balloon takes off. Landing is the same. The basket will end up on it's side. You crawl... More
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