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Flying through the Alentejo

From landing point to takeoff

Duration:
+/- 1 h

When:
365 days

Children:
> 5 years old

PT | EN
FR | ES

Transportation: Included, from landing point to take-off point

Flight duration: +/- 1 h
Duration of the experience: +/- 3 h

When to fly:
365 days/year weather permitting

Children:
From age 5 and up

Languages:
PT | EN | FR | ES

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Where we fly

Portugal: Por onde voamos

Authenticity, genuineness, uniqueness, and heterogeneity are the characteristics that best define what you will see from up there. Enjoy the patrimonial and landscape richness of the Alentejo.

Have a differentiating and quality experience. Flying in a hot air balloon over the Alentejo's landscape is an experience not to be missed. The hot air balloon flight has over the years filled the imagination of thousands of people. If this is your case, wait no longer. Embark with us in the adventure of a lifetime.
In this experience you will have the opportunity to contact nature in its essence.

Taste an unmassive space, the sound of silence, and feel the breeze and the smells of the Alentejo.

Price

190€

Pax

Minimum 4 persons

How the booking is processed:
After sending the proof of payment,
FlyDreams Alentejo will confirm the flight.

Fly in the historical village of Terena

Transportation: Included, from landing point to take-off point

Flight duration: +/- 1 h
Duration of the experience: +/- 3 h

When to fly:
365 days/year weather permitting

Children:
From age 5 and up

Languages:
PT | EN | FR | ES

From landing point to takeoff

Duration:
+/- 1 h

When:
365 days

Children:
> 5 years old

PT | EN
FR | ES

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Terena, also known as São Pedro de Terena, is a picturesque Alentejo town in the municipality of Alandroal.
Authentic and owner of a rich historical and cultural heritage, being able to fly over it in a hot air balloon will be a complete and unique experience.
From above, the immense landscape reveals the exuberance of our Alentejo, with its characteristic and vast "montado", its cultivated fields, as well as the cattle grazing on the fields.
The 360º view also has as a contemplative scenario the harmonious landscapes over the Lucifecit dam's reservoir and, in the distance, the imposing Alqueva dam.
Get to know and fall in love with this region through an unmissable and exciting hot air balloon ride that will leave you completely surrendered.

Price

175€

Pax

Minimum 4 persons

How the booking is processed:
After sending the proof of payment,
FlyDreams Alentejo will confirm the flight.

Fly in Monsaraz - Alqueva

From landing point to takeoff

Duration:
+/- 1 h

When:
365 days

Children:
> 5 years old

PT | EN
FR | ES

Transportation: Included, from landing point to take-off point

Flight duration: +/- 1 h
Duration of the experience: +/- 3 h

When to fly:
365 days/year weather permitting

Children:
From age 5 and up

Languages:
PT | EN | FR | ES

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To fly in Monsaraz is to take off near the slopes of the exuberant Village of Monsaraz. With all its grandeur in terms of geography and landscape is one of the oldest Portuguese Historical Villages.
Made of schist and whitewashed walls, it is defended by medieval walls and guarded by a majestic castle.
Having at its foot the imposing Alqueva Reservoir with all the charm of the immensity of its waters and its small islands formed by it.
A memorable experience where the serenity of the landscape and the privileged view of the Alentejo fields transport us to a journey of unique emotions.
Embark on a surprising and panoramic Hot Air Balloon trip and discover Monsaraz and the paradisiacal view over the "Great Lake" surrounded by a breathtaking natural landscape.

Price

190€

Pax

Minimum 4 persons

How the booking is processed:
After sending the proof of payment,
FlyDreams Alentejo will confirm the flight.

Fly in Vila Viçosa

From landing point to takeoff

Duration:
+/- 1 h

When:
365 days

Children:
> 5 years old

PT | EN
FR | ES

Transportation: Included, from landing point to take-off point

Flight duration: +/- 1 h
Duration of the experience: +/- 3 h

When to fly:
365 days/year weather permitting

Children:
From age 5 and up

Languages:
PT | EN | FR | ES

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Vila Viçosa, nicknamed the "Princess of the Alentejo", is an authentic "Museum-Village" with a vast and enviable heritage, counting in its past with some important historical moments for the history of the country.
Endowed with a horizon abundant in monuments, countless marble quarries, and the characteristic features of the Alentejo landscape make each Hot Air Ballooning trip unique and unrepeatable.
Every corner of this town hides captivating details to be discovered through a tranquil and impressive Hot Air Balloon Trip.

Price

190€

Pax

Minimum 4 persons

How the booking is processed:
After sending the proof of payment,
FlyDreams Alentejo will confirm the flight.

Flight Packages

Shared balloon flight

Exclusive Balloon Flight

Flight to suit your dream

Balloon flight and picnic

Captive hot air balloon flight

Romantic Flight

Balloon flight with history

Team building

Balloon flight + accommodation

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Recipe for a memorable experience:

Gather friends.

Don't forget your camera.

The Experience

Schedule the day

01

Show up on the agreed day, time and place

02

We inflate the balloon

03

Take off

04

We return to the starting point

08

We pack the balloon

07

We land

06

Wow... Enjoy the scenery. Take pictures and be happy.

05

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Who Can Fly

Yes, children can fly in a hot air balloon, and we advise them to participate from the age of 5, duly accompanied by their parents or legal guardians.

To avoid risks to the baby and/or the mother, for safety reasons, and for the success of the activity, whether early or late in the pregnancy, pregnant women cannot and should not fly.

The maximum number of people who can fly simultaneously varies depending on the capacity of each hot air balloon.
In the world of ballooning there are hot air balloons of varying sizes that can accommodate from 2 to 32 passengers in the basket.

Hot Air Balloon flight is an experience for everyone and for all ages.
We advise children over 5 years old to participate (authorized and accompanied by parents or legal guardians) and adults with no age limit, provided they have no health or medical limitations.

No, to fly in a hot air balloon there is no age limit, although at older ages it is necessary for passengers to be physically fit and strong enough to do the activity.
It is very important that passengers are able to stand for 1 hour.

Bookings and cancellations

Payment for the hot air balloon trip is by bank transfer.
The flight reservation will only become effective after the proof of payment is sent to our e-mail address.

In case of flight cancellation due to weather conditions not permitting, the flight will be rescheduled at no additional cost.
Passengers have 1 year to reschedule for a new date.

To carry out a hot air balloon flight all safety conditions must be met, and the weather conditions must be ideal such as: favorable winds, good visibility and no precipitation
or thunderstorms
Otherwise, the flight will be automatically canceled.
We emphasize that our maxim is the well-being and safety of all.

The booking or reservation of flights should be made as far in advance as possible in order to avoid constraints or lack of availability by FlyDreams Alentejo.

The accomplishment of hot air balloon flights is always subject to the existence of favorable weather conditions and the fulfillment of all safety rules, otherwise the decision to cancel the flight is solely and exclusively up to the Hot Air Balloon pilot, since he has the power to evaluate and decide on all issues and conditions necessary for the accomplishment of the flight.
For everyone's safety and the success of the activity, your orders and directions must be followed.

The Flight

The maximum height of each flight is dependent on the weather conditions of each day and the place you fly over.
Thus, there is no standardized maximum height to be reached during a hot air balloon flight. The prevailing wind of each day will dictate the pilot's actions, who will look for the currents that are most favorable in each particular case.

In order to fly safely, hot air balloons need cool and stable conditions. And the dawn or afternoon period (in the milder season) best meets these conditions.

In total the whole process of the experience takes about 3 hours:

1. Balloon preparation
– Briefing de segurança
- Balloon Insufflation
- Takeoff

2. Flight: about 01h duration (depending on the weather and morphological conditions of the terrain).

3. Landing
- Get-together at the landing site
- Storing the material

4. Return to the takeoff site

All hot air balloon flights last about 1 hour depending on the weather conditions of the day and the morphological conditions of the terrain being flown over.
However, each flight is a particular case. Thus, and depending on the characteristics of the day of each flight, the pilot can make the decision to land before reaching 1 hour of flight time or to extend it a little longer. All with the aim of finding the safest conditions for the flight and landing.

The landing site is never certain, as it is always dependent on wind direction and intensity, because the hot air balloon flies with the wind, which makes each flight unique, unusual, and unrepeatable.
The Pilot navigates and controls the flight direction to choose the most suitable landing site and land safely.
This way we have a rescue team that always accompanies us by jeep over the ground throughout the flight bringing us back to the take-off point.

After evaluating the weather conditions, the wind directions and intensities, the pilot chooses the take-off time and place "meeting point" by sending all this information to you the day before the flight.
On the day of the flight you must be at the place and time previously defined and agreed upon by the Pilot.

The kilometers flown vary depending on wind direction and intensity and the pilot's assessment of the terrain conditions.

Mainly throughout the high and low Alentejo.
– Terena
– Alandroal
– Monsaraz
– Reguengos de Monsaraz
– Vila Viçosa
– Estremoz
– Monforte
– Alter do Chão
– Montargil
– Ponte de Sor
– Avis
– Évora

The hot air balloon is manned by a qualified, duly certified and accredited Pilot.
O Piloto do balão de ar quente tem de ter um certificado de medicina aeronáutica válido (European Union Class 2/LAPL) e uma licença de piloto EASA (European Aviation Safety Agency).
Each hot air balloon must be registered with the ANAC (National Civil Aviation Agency), have a certificate of registration and airworthiness, and have aircraft insurance.

Yes, in the summer season we sometimes need to take off before sunrise.

Os balões de ar quente são muito sensíveis às correntes térmicas e turbulências que ocorrem durante o período em que o Sol aquece a Terra e como as temperaturas no Verão são mais elevadas, assim que nasce o sol as temperaturas rodam logo os 20° e tal graus, começando rapidamente a aquecer a atmosfera e o solo. Esse calor gera todos os tipos de movimentos no ar e correntes térmicas.
That is why this time of day brings together the best conditions: such as a milder, more constant wind and milder temperatures.

The best atmospheric conditions for hot air balloon flight are mild, dry, stable temperatures with low winds.

Just like the path during the flight, the landing site is also undefined, at the mercy of the wind direction.
The hot air balloon being quite unlikely to land where it took off from.

Transfer

Yes, we have an agreed upon transfer service available, requested in advance and at an additional cost.

Clothing

Passengers should dress as comfortably as possible, however with clothing appropriate to the season.
It is advisable to wear comfortable, practical, and easy-to-move clothes, preferably pants, and flat, closed shoes like sneakers or sneakers.
But for the warmer months we recommend the use of sunscreen and hats.
Salientamos que balonismo é uma atividade outdoor em que aterramos sempre no campo e a entrada e saída do cesto do balão requer alguma liberdade de movimentos.

For the hot air balloon flight you should take only the essentials: a good mood and a cell phone/photo camera to register the moment.
Avoid carrying purses, backpacks, or wallets that will only bring you worry and can/should be safely left on the ground with our rescue team.

Flydreams Alentejo

You should choose FlyDreams Alentejo to fly in a hot air balloon because we are a company that loves what we do and have an experienced, dedicated and motivated team.
We know all the territory we fly through, its fauna and flora, we like to transmit knowledge and share the history of every place, more than "just" flying in a hot air balloon, we value a complete and enriching experience.
Our main mission is to make dreams come true, to provide unforgettable moments and awaken unique emotions in the passengers who fly with us, always striving for the highest level of quality, customer satisfaction, and safety for all.

We fly all year round as long as the weather conditions allow.

The hot air balloon

Hot air balloons fly due to the difference in density of the cold air outside and the warm air trapped in their envelope.

For this to happen, it is necessary to heat the air inside, so burners are used to increase the temperature of the air.

As the temperature of the interior increases, the air inside the balloon envelope expands decreasing its density.
Since the air trapped in the envelope of the hot air balloon is lighter and less dense than the cold air outside it starts to fly.

In Portugal, thanks to its climate and excellent atmospheric conditions, you can fly in a hot air balloon all year round. Even in the coldest winter months, we can fly. The temperature will not be a hindrance to the flight.

Only wind, precipitation, and fog may limit flights.

In a hot air balloon essentially 3 elements stand out:


- Envelope: This is the fabric part of the balloon that holds the hot air so that we can fly. Due to its size, its colors, special shapes and all its beauty it is the part that stands out the most in the hot air balloon.

- Burners: are fueled with propane gas and provide the flame that heats the air inside the balloon envelope. The pilot controls the altitude by heating the hot air balloon.
The burners attract a lot of attention because of their characteristic noise and the beauty of their flame when fired.

- Basket: is made of wicker, a material that ensures good flexibility, durability, and resistance, thus guaranteeing safety to its occupants. Its functionality is to transport the passengers, the gas bottles, and the necessary material for the flight.

The process of inflating the hot air balloon works as follows:


- At the takeoff site we choose the place to put the basket;


- We assemble the burners, connect the gas cylinders, and test the burners;


- We spread out the envelope of the hot air balloon on the ground;


- We do all the connections and wiring between the basket, burners, and envelope;


- We open the envelope fabric;


- We turned on the fan and started filling the envelope with cold air;


- When the envelope is completely filled with cold air, we activate the burners so that they heat all the air trapped inside;

- The hot air balloon thus gains sustainability and is ready to start flying.

The fuel used is propane gas. Propane is stored in liquid form in gas cylinders suitable for aeronautics, in this case for ballooning, in the basket of the hot air balloon.

In the world of ballooning there is a wide variety of sizes of hot air balloons, from smaller balloons capable of only carrying 1 person to large scale balloons with huge dimensions capable of carrying 32 passengers.
In other words, the height of each balloon varies according to its capacity.