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Trakai Hot Air Balloon Tours

Trakai, a charming town located on the water and surrounded by lakes, offers a unique perspective for visitors who want to experience the beauty of the area from above. One of the most thrilling ways to do this is by taking a hot air balloon ride.

Soar above Trakai - experience unforgettable hot air balloon flight

Hot air balloon flights over Trakai

Trakai is the loveliest town for a hot air balloon flight in Lithuania, according to our team. This magical place provides an escape from the hustle and bustle of the city and the monotony of daily life, offering a peaceful retreat for the mind. The natural landscape is breathtaking, with numerous lakes and the historic Trakai Castle at its heart. the historic Trakai Castle at its heart.

During the flight over Trakai, every pilot tries to fly his passengers as close as possible to the famous castle, but it is not easy, as it largely depends on weather conditions, such as wind speed. In pursuing the best view, it can sometimes be surprising that we select non-conventional starting locations.

Unparalleled scenic beauty:

Trakai’s natural splendor is unrivaled, and a hot air balloon flight is the perfect way to immerse yourself in its breathtaking beauty. As you ascend into the sky, marvel at the pristine lakes that surround Trakai, their crystal-clear waters mirroring the enchanting landscapes below. From the soaring turrets of Trakai Island Castle to the verdant forests stretching as far as the eye can see, every moment of your balloon flight will be filled with awe-inspiring vistas that will leave you spellbound.

Historical castle and cultural heritage:

Trakai is renowned for its rich history and magnificent castles, and what better way to appreciate their grandeur than from a hot air balloon? As you drift gently through the air, catch glimpses of the medieval Trakai Island Castle, proudly standing on its own island. Take in the architectural marvels of the Peninsula Castle and the magnificent ruins of the Upper Castle, all while relishing the sense of timelessness that surrounds Trakai’s cultural heritage.

A sense of adventure and tranquility:

The serene skies of Trakai create an atmosphere of tranquility and serenity, making hot air balloon flights an escape from the hustle and bustle of everyday life. Feel the rush of excitement as the balloon gently ascends, offering you a sense of freedom and adventure. Whether you’re a thrill-seeker or seeking a peaceful retreat, this experience will captivate your senses and provide a unique perspective on the beauty that Trakai has to offer.

Your Hot Air Balloon Adventure

Embark on an unforgettable journey with these three simple steps:


Book Online

Reserve your spot with ease through our convenient online booking system.


Rise & Float

Lift off and float gracefully through the skies, taking in breathtaking scenery.


Land Safely

Touch down safely, knowing you've experienced something truly extraordinary.

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Breathtaking Views

The hot air balloon ride offers a unique opportunity to capture stunning photographs of Trakai's natural beauty. The changing colors of the sky during sunrise or sunset create a magical atmosphere, adding to the enchantment of the experience.

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Professional Pilots

Safety and comfort are our top priorities. Our experienced and certified pilots will guide your hot air balloon adventure with precision, ensuring a smooth and unforgettable journey. Whether you're a first-time flyer or a seasoned adventurer, you're in capable hands.

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Year-Round Excitement

Imagine soaring through the sky, gently floating in a hot air balloon, and taking in the breathtaking views of the Trakai Castle and the surrounding bodies of water. The picturesque landscape of Trakai is even more stunning when seen from a bird's-eye view.

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.

Our Clients

Don’t just take our word for it

Highly recommend and big thanks to pilot Juozas and his team for making the nervous attendees feel comfortable and safe. Juozas and his team made us, that were very nervous about the flight, feel very comfortable. The flight turned out not scary at all and was beautiful. The views were amazing and we even saw some wild deer (and another group some wild boar). The landing was a little rough for the nervous attendees, but the pilot guided us through it perfectly.
Laima S
Laima S
Very good Amazing experience flying with the air baloon! Pilot Vytas was very funny and professional. I really recommend for everyone to try this experience!!!❤️
Aurelija U
Aurelija U
Wonderful experience with wonderful Smile Baloons Wow to the flight over Trakai! Best recommendations to choose Smile Baloon! From the beginning till the end it was enjoyable and safe! Very professional Pilot! P. S. Great pick up&drop off service, very convenient
Chris S
Chris S
Hot air balloon ride!! Very professional and it was super peaceful and beautiful. Amazing time and great scenery! There drone footage was amazing!
Jens Tore S
Jens Tore S
Helt fantastisk luftballongflyvning. Heldig med været, meget bra opplegg ved henting og bringing til hotellet, Suverent hyggelige operatører, fin utsikt. Vilnius er en av få,om ikke den eneste hovedstad/storby i Europa,man kan fly over med luftballong.
Fantastic once in a lifetime experience Both the driver and pilot were kind and professional and we had a fantastic time. We flew over Trakai and the views were stunning and also had several other balloons around us which was very cool! Even if you’re afraid of heights this is possible because it starts and lands super slow and doesn’t seem that high.
Manel I
Manel I
Flying over Vilnius in the summer A unique experience in good hands by a fair price. Definitely would recommend this enterprise. All smooth.
Oksana L
Oksana L
Очень понравилось Большое спасибо,море впячетлений.Наш пилот Альбертос и остальная команда,были потрясающие и очень дружелюбными людьми.Хотелось бы в будущем повторить.
Stephan C
Stephan C
Highlight Ein Highlight unseres Städtetrips. Wir haben uns sehr wohl und sicher gefühlt. Muss man mal gemacht haben. Sehr zu empfehlen.
Hot Air Balloon ride Smile Balloon picked us up from our hotel in Vilnius before sunrise and transferred us to Trakai for the Hot Air Balloon ride. We were 7 (including the pilot). We had a great ride with magnificent views and I would do this optional again in a heartbeat if I ever had the chance. Highly recommend it.

Why Choose Us?

Choose Smile Balloons for your hot air ballooning adventure and let us turn your dreams of soaring through the skies into an unforgettable reality. Choose from a variety of convenient flight times to suit your preferences and enjoy the skies on your terms.

Useful Ressources

Plan Your Visit

For more about Trakai and upcoming events, visit the Trakai visit website. Plan your trip to the capital, gather insights, and create a memorable experience.

Travel Guide

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