As you float up in the sky, the hues along the horizon begin to transform into beautiful shades of yellows and oranges. Depending on which direction you are facing, you will see the Arabian sun rising behind the Hajar mountains over the desert dunes. 4,000ft in the sky is one of the best places in the world to witness the beauty of the sunrise. Look out for Arabian oryx, gazelles, or wandering camels in the sand dunes below. Every balloon flight is approximately 1 hour long.
The balloons land somewhere different in the desert everyday depending on the wind. Everyone will attach the clips of their belts to the basket and embrace the landing position a few minutes before the balloon touches the ground. After landing, the Pilot will let you know when its the right time to climb out the basket. Watch as the other balloons land and how the ground crew professionally roll up the balloon envelope.
The adventure doesn't end there. After your once-in-a-lifetime experience of the desert from up above, get ready to travel through the dunes in vintage Land Rovers to an authentic Heritage camp in a Royal desert retreat. These 1950's Land Rovers were the first motorized vehicles introduced to the desert and have been restored to their former glory.
New adventures always work up an appetite. Arrive at an authentic Heritage camp to enjoy a 5-star breakfast in the heart of the desert. Relax in this beautiful setting and enjoy a delicious spread of eggs Benedict, shakshuka, salmon, caviar, halloumi cheese, fresh fruit, cold cut platters, and more. At the camp you can experience the thrill of a camel ride and take photos with a falcon on display. Also, explore the authentic camp built out of natural materials like stone, wood, and goat hair or sit back and relax in the traditional majlis. When you are ready your driver will take you back to the city.