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Balloon Ride in Vilnius

Vilnius is one of the most beautiful European capitals. It is among the very few allowed spots for hot air balloon flights.

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Flight Over Trakai

Trakai is a town on the water surrounded by lakes. From above, you can take in stunning views of the castle and surrounding bodies of water.

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Family Flights

Hot air balloon Vilnius or Trakai flights for your whole family! Long-lasting memories and breahtaking views from the above.

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Romantic (Private Flight VIP)

Embark on a romantic adventure with a VIP hot air balloon tour over Trakai. Enjoy a private ride with your partner and experience the breathtaking views from above.

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Hot Air Balloon as a Gift

The breathtaking site makes an excellent gift for your loved ones. Hop on hot air balloon Vilnius or Trakai for some long-lasting memories through a lifetime experience.

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Vilnius or Trakai Rides for Groups

A chance to enjoy a ride in the company of friends. Enjoy guaranteed beautiful moments and unforgettable experiences! Ready to enjoy it with your friends and family?

Gift the Skies: Create Unforgettable Moments

Offer lasting memories with Smile Balloons' hot air balloon gift vouchers. Surprise your loved ones with an exhilarating ride, complete with a special baptism tradition and flight certificates. Give the gift of wonder today!

Get Ready for Your Trip!

  • You’ll typically meet at a designated launch site, which will be provided by our flight coordinator the day before your flight.
  • The meeting time varies depending on the sunrise or sunset schedule, but it’s usually around 5:30 – 7:00  in the morning or 18:00 – 19:00 in the evening.
  • We will provide you with the exact meeting time and location details in advance of your scheduled flight. It’s important to arrive on time to ensure a smooth and timely take-off.
  • A hot air balloon flight usually lasts from 45 minutes to an hour, depending on weather conditions. 
  • The entire experience, including pre-flight setup and post-flight celebrations, can take several hours.

We offer shared and private flight options.

Shared flights are a great way to enjoy the experience with other passengers, while private flights provide a more intimate and romantic setting for couples.

You can often discuss your preferences with us when making your booking and choose the option that best suits your needs.

Yes, you can typically bring your camera or smartphone on the flight. Just be sure to secure your devices during the flight to prevent any accidental drops.

  • Safety is a top priority, and flights may be canceled or rescheduled due to adverse weather conditions like strong or soft winds, storms, rain, or fog.
  • We will work with you to find a suitable alternative date and time for your flight.
  • Typically, meteorological conditions are forecast and checked in advance, but they are sometimes inaccurate or incomplete.
  • Therefore, even on arrival at the starting point, cancellation is still possible in order not to compromise safety.

Dress comfortably for the weather and wear layers, as temperatures may change during the flight.

  • Light jacket or sweater is often recommended.
  • In the morning, the grass is usually wet, closed-toe shoes are advisable.
  • In the evenings, mosquitoes can be trouble at the landing site, so it is a good idea to wear a long-sleeved shirt.
  • Hat and sunglasses for sun protection.

While hot air balloon rides are generally considered safe, it’s essential to consult with your healthcare provider if you are pregnant. They can provide guidance based on your specific circumstances and advise whether a hot air balloon flight is a suitable activity during pregnancy. Your safety and comfort are the top priorities. Passengers must inform the pilot of any health problems or pregnancy.

Hot air balloons work on the principle that hot air is lighter than cold air. The balloon envelope is filled with heated air, which makes it buoyant. As the air inside the envelope heats up, it becomes less dense than the surrounding, cooler air, causing the balloon to rise. The pilot can control the ascent and descent by adjusting the temperature of the air inside the balloon, making hot air balloons a fascinating and simple yet effective mode of air travel

Before the flight, you’ll typically meet your pilot and crew at the launch site.

They’ll provide a safety briefing and may involve you in the inflation process, giving you a chance to see how the balloon is prepared for flight.

Hot air balloon rides are generally safe.

Professional pilots undergo rigorous training and certified, and the balloons are well-maintained. Safety measures include pre-flight safety briefings, regular equipment checks before each fly, and recertified by the Air Navigation Authority at least every 100 hours of fly or 12 month, and adherence to weather conditions for safe flying.

  • We have a minimum age requirement, it’s 5 years old.
  • Depending on air conditions and the total weight of all passengers, there may be a restriction for individuals weighing over 100 kg. If you are flying with other passengers, please make sure to provide the total weight of all passengers, including yourself, when making your booking. Our flight coordinator will then be able to clarify availability for you.

It’s crucial to be aware that the use of strong alcoholic drinks, drugs, and psychotropic substances is strictly prohibited throughout the pre-flight and in-flight phases of a hot air balloon ride. This policy is in place to ensure the safety of all passengers and to maintain a responsible and controlled environment during the entire balloon experience. Safety is paramount, so please adhere to these restrictions.

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Explore Our Balloons

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Our LY-CGL balloon boasts a capacity of 7 passengers plus the pilot, with a voluminous 4500 m³. Manufactured in 2022 and last inspected in 2023, it represents our commitment to safety and quality.

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Our LY-BTS balloon offers seating for 7 to 8 passengers plus the pilot, with a generous volume of 5100 m³. Manufactured in 2022 and last inspected in 2023, it ensures a comfortable and secure flight.

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The LY-OFK balloon accommodates 6 to 7 passengers along with the pilot, featuring a voluminous 4150 m³. Manufactured in 2005 and last inspected in 2023, it combines experience and reliability for your ballooning pleasure.

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