The most scenic hot air balloon rides in the world

Revel in 360-degree views of Earth’s most scenic landscapes, hovering high and low on a thrilling hot-air balloon ride. Only the adventurous need apply. Check out the full list here:
  1. Serengeti National Park, Tanzania
    Nowhere on Earth merits a hot air balloon POV quite like Tanzania’s Serengeti National Park, where you’ll spot lions, hippos, and giraffes wandering through the acacia-strewn plains. Photo courtesy: Getty
  2. Maasai Mara National Reserve, Kenya
    Maasai Mara National Reserve, Kenya Hot air balloons in Kenya’s Maasai Mara National Reserve have served as the ultra-romantic backdrop of nearly every East Africa safari brochure since the early years of luxury tourism (we’re looking at you, Micato Safaris). Photo courtesy: Getty
  3. Napa Valley, California
    Push pause on the Napa Valley wining and dining to enjoy the region from an entirely different perspective with Napa Valley Aloft. You’ll take off from one of three launch points—either Yountville, Pope Valley, or Paradisa, depending on weather conditions—and will soon be privy to panoramas of vineyards and rolling hills. Photo courtesy: Getty
  4. Sossusvlei, Namibia
    The world’s tallest collection of sand dunes, Sossusvlei, in Namibia’s Namib Desert, impresses from any angle. Gawk over hues of red, rust, and orange, punctuated by bare tree trunks, and framed by pure blue skies. Photo courtesy: Getty