From the hot air balloon, visitors can view the desert, lakes, rivers, fields, villages, beaches, forests and crowded urban areas within an hour’s flight.
Hot air balloon tours are quite popular in Vietnam recently, mainly on some occasions in Hue, Hoi An, Da Nang, Hanoi, Ho Chi Minh City and Moc Chau. Guests can book this service more easily on any day of the year when the weather is favorable.
According to experts, Phan Thiet is the ideal place to fly balloons. “This place is known as the paradise of surfers, but the amazing thing here is that the winds are very quiet in the early morning, so it’s safe to fly the airship,” said Arturas, a hot air balloon pilot. On the picture is a fishing boat parked closely together on the branch of Ca Ty river viewed from a height of 300 m.
There are 2 types of 6 or 8 balloons, costing 7 million VND per guest. Depending on the direction of the wind, the balloon may come from one of two points, in the early morning.
The first point comes from Nguyen Tat Thanh square, the balloon will reach 300-500m high for panoramic city views at dawn, then fly along the coast to welcome the sunrise at the sea and watch the sunrise and fishing boats returning .
The second point starts at the Hoa Thang gas station in Hong Lam commune, the balloon will fly on the surface of Bau Ong, Bau Ba and slides on the sand hill at Bau Trang, finally landing at White Sand Hill.
The journey will last for one hour in the air and land at 7am. After landing, the traditional ritual for the first-time traveller will be organized. Total flight time is 3 to 4 hours.