Balloons Over Atacama
In August 2016 EASTERN SAFARIS, THE TEAM BEHIND BALLOONS OVER BAGAN IN MYANMAR, LAUNCHED an exciting new product in the Atacama Desert of Northern Chile. For the very first time “Balloons over Atacama” will offer visitors a unique and exciting journey flying over the desert landscapes in a hot air balloon.
Our sunrise flights throughout the year drift slowly over multi coloured and spectacular rock formations against a backdrop of distant snowcapped Volcanoes. Ordinarily flights are planned to last 45 minutes. However, the entire experience will last about 2½ – 3 hours. On landing, our fully trained local ground crew will pack the balloon whilst passengers enjoy a light champagne breakfast. The company IS be fully licensed and approved by the Department of Civil Aviation of Chile to operate commercial passenger balloon rides in that area. ‘Balloons over Atacama’ IS insured with US$ 10,000,000 third party and passenger liability FOR EACH BALLOON, through Lloyds of London.
The Balloons and all aircraft equipment have been supplied new to ‘Balloons over Atacama’ by ‘Cameron Balloons’ of Bristol, England, the ‘world’s largest and finest balloon manufacturer’. Our commercial pilots and Air worthiness inspectors and maintenance engineers are all qualified and currently licensed in the UK, EUROPE and Australia. Drawing on our long years of experience operating over the temples of Bagan in Myanmar, our team is well poised to deliver an exciting and superior product to enhance your Desert Experience. With brand new equipment and the capacity to cater for larger groups as well as FITs, we will have the flexibility and resources to tailor make programs that suit your existing itineraries out of San Pedro de Atacama.
Our online booking and reservation system is NOW ready to confirm bookings. For further information, please contact us directly or through our local office in Santiago.