Soar above the beautiful Illinois countryside on a peaceful and romantic Private Hot Air Balloon Ride near Chicago!
Your experience will begin with an introduction to your friendly pilot and crew, who will answer any questions you may have and provide you with the history and traditions of ballooning, as well as the mechanics.
Assist with the balloon and basket set-up if you'd like or sit back, relax and prepare for your flight.
After a gentle take off, you'll float over 1,500 feet above the beautiful and picturesque Chicagoland countryside for approximately 45 minutes.
Following your flight, indulge in pastries and complimentary champagne, a tradition dating back to 18th century ballooning.
A personalized Private Hot Air Balloon Ride is a unique, romantic and perfect adventure for you and that special someone to enjoy together!
Mid-May through October:
Daily - Sunrise & Sunset
This experience is very weather dependent and often has to be rescheduled. It is not recommended for those visiting the Chicago area as refunds will not be given in the event of a weather cancellation. Only rescheduling is allowed.
Most passengers do not have problems with their fear of heights and passengers with even the most severe cases of motion sickness do not experience problems. You will not experience rocking or swinging and the flight will be stable and smooth. The balloon rides are very gentle with a perfectly balanced balloon in the air.
Gratuity is not included in the price but is appreciated if the experience is enjoyed.
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