Cotswold Balloon Safaris

Take an idyllic Cotswold setting and one of the most exhilarating modes of transport. Add a small group of people, give them the promise of an amazing experience in-the-making and let the excitement mount...

The pre-launch buzz is palpable. Everyone’s talking and laughing and can’t wait to get started. And if they’re this excited now – even before we’ve got in the basket – just imagine how much more excited they’ll be when we set off. Or when we rise smoothly up, up and away.

That’s what Cotswold Balloon Safaris is all about. The thrill of the adventure.

We’re here to give you or your loved ones some amazing, life-affirming experiences. Every balloon flight is a unique adventure - with a great mix of people and stunning sights to see. You or your loved ones will enjoy a collection of awe-inspiring moments, jaw dropping vistas and experiences to cherish.

To make it all work, we just need four things: an experienced pilot, a top-quality balloon, a perfect setting and you…

So who’s your pilot?

Find out about one of the world’s most experienced hot air balloon pilots – the man who’s swapped the snow-capped Southern Alps in New Zealand and the majestic Masai Mara for the Cotswolds… It’s Captain Mike.

There may be the odd occasion when Captain Mike is unavailable, in which case Cotswold Balloon Safaris will use another pilot who will be fully qualified and just as much fun to fly with.

The finest balloon in the Cotswolds

Our balloon – our pride and joy, built by Cameron Balloons of Bristol; the world’s leading manufacturer of hot air balloons. Even if you don’t come and join us on one of our flights, be sure to look out for us, floating serenely over the Cotswolds, and give us a wave.

The perfect setting

We wanted a quintessentially English setting... It had to be the Cotswolds. And you can choose from these beautiful Cotswold locations.

Gift packages for all occasions

It wouldn’t be half as much fun without you or your guests. We’ve got flight packages to suit most budgets and timetables. And it’s really easy to choose a flight voucher.

Experience counts

We believe that the quality of your experience depends on the quality of ours. So here’s our promise: we will give you an experience that is totally memorable and totally exhilarating.

Captain Mike is one of the most experienced balloonists in the world. And he’s accrued some 2,000 flying hours  (35,000 balloon miles) all over the world..

You couldn’t be in better hands.

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Taking a flight with us is a journey in more ways than one. A journey in which you’ll make new friends and see the world like you’ve never seen it before.

Your journey can start from a variety of wonderful Cotswold locations; from luxury hotels to tourist visitor attractions.

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Thinking of buying someone a balloon flight voucher as a gift? It’s a very special gift…

Every balloon flight is an amazing experience. Your gift recipient will join Captain Mike and his crew on a unique aerial tour of the Cotswolds in a trip that combines thrilling excitement and absolute serenity.

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A balloon flight is a thrillingly memorable experience – and an amazing way to spend your group outing, to impress your clients, to reward your staff, or to kick off your hen or stag weekend.

There’s nothing samey or stuffy about a balloon flight, it’s a thrilling, bonding experience.

Group & corporate flights

Whether you’ve already given them everything they’ve ever wanted, or they’re bored of all the same-old presents, it’s time to up the ante…

A balloon flight above the Cotswolds – what a wonderfully romantic gesture – it’s an experience for you both to share, or the perfect way to ask that special question…?

Celebrations & occasions