Hot Air Balloon Flight

A hot air balloon flight is the perfect activity for romantic couples or families with young children. Just imagine the excitement of a child soaring high above the land, or indeed popping the big question to your partner a kilometre above the earth. Yes, there is something magical about a hot air balloon flight. When you've reached altitude and the burners are shut off, the silence is profound. Just the gentle sound of the breeze and views as far as the eye can see.

Hot Air Balloon Flight

There are a variety of adventure tour operators throughout the Costa Blanca. They offer all sorts of activities and excursions on land, at sea and in the air. The hot air balloon flight is based in the little town of Catral. It's offered by several tour operators including Emocionday. These guys have been established for many years and offer adventures throughout Spain. Catral is easily reached from Orihuela by car in under 30 minutes via the A-7.

Hot Air Balloon Flight Itinerary

Participants meet in the early morning at Marjal Camping Resort on the outskirts of town. While everyone is being introduced your pilot will begin filling the balloon. All are welcome to help out or you can just enjoy your last moments on terra firma. After a brief safety talk, it's time to strap in and take to the skies. Soon everything you look at is in miniature as you continue to rise. How high? Well when weather conditions permit, 1000 metres are achievable.

During your flight you will get to view Orihuela's surrounding mountains and countryside. There are also spectacular lake and sea views. Perhaps one of the most beautiful sights is the  palm groves of Elche. These are the largest of their kind in Europe and from high up look like a vast sea of green. The flight lasts around 50 minutes and offers ample photo opportunities. Once back on terra firma it's traditional for participants to share a picnic and glass or two of cava. This, along with your very smart Hot Air Ballooning Diploma, is included in the price.

Horse Riding

Horse riding is a fantastic way to explore the countryside and lakes surrounding Orihuela. Within an easy drive are the numerous nature trails around the picturesque Lake Pedrera.