The Chedi Club Tanah Gajah Ubud is offering
guests the opportunity to experience Bali from the wicker basket
of a hot air balloon.
The 23-metre hot air balloon is scheduled to 'fly'
three times per day. The 'flights', as the hotel generously calls
them, last between five and seven
minutes and cost US$150 for each morning and afternoon trip,
breakfast or afternoon tea for two included. The final flight of
the day includes dinner for two adults and costs US$200.
The Chedi Club plans to offer the special
between June and November.
got it all - beaches, temples, volcanoes, rice paddies, puppets,
dancers, sacred forests - but no balloons,” said the general manager of The Chedi Club Ubud, Deasy Swandarini. “A balloon is
exactly the way to see Ubud from on high.”
flight climbs 50 metres above the resort’s rice fields, and floats
at the end of a tether while passengers drink in views of Mt.
Agung in the near distance, expansive rice fields below, the
forests of Ubud and the 5-hectare estate of Hendra Hadiprana, now
The Chedi Club.
“You might capture the same images
with a drone, but seeing it with your own eye is something else
entirely,” said Swandarini.
With multiple flights
scheduled at dawn, in the late afternoon/early evening and just
after moonrise, each experience takes off with a maximum of two
adults and two children under 12, as well as a certified pilot,
though total guest weight cannot exceed 230kg.
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