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Private hot air balloon ride in Matera

Private hot air balloon ride in Matera

3 hours



From 2 to 8


  • Give the gift of a special emotion and share an unforgettable moment with the people closest to you.
  • Fly over the Sassi di Matera, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, in a hot-air balloon and admire the beautiful landscape from above.
  • Live your exlcusive experience in total safety and privacy: only you and the pilot will be on board.

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Full description

Looking for a unique gift to celebrate animportant occasion or to share anunforgettable experience with the most special people? A private hot-air balloon flight is certainly the right idea to impress.

In absolute privacy and tranquillity, you will fly over the skies of Matera, admiring from above the stupendous landscape offered by the Sassi and the Lucania region, characterised by rugged nature and buildings of ancient charm.

Flying in the direction of the wind and looking out of the wicker basket to observe the world from above, you will experience a unique moment to remember. Choose who to take on the trip and get on board!

What we will do

Ballooning is an activity that is closely linked to weather and wind conditions, so the exact take-off point cannot be determined in advance. But don't worry, the pilot will personally take care of your every need and the day before the flight, after checking the latest weather report, will provide you with the precise address of the meeting place.

When you arrive at the site, you will be welcomed by the staff and will be able to follow all the stages of preparing the hot-air balloon. After lighting the flame that heats the air in the balloon, you will wait for the temperature to rise until you take off.

Once you reach flight altitude, you will be guided by the wind; it will decide the path of the balloon with its currents. You will fly over the Sassi of Matera, that much is certain, but the angle from which you will admire the spectacle will only be revealed at the last moment. The early morning lights will make the atmosphere glow and, if it is a sunny day, the walls of the little houses set in the rock will be coloured a beautiful golden hue.

The experience lasts a total of 3 hours, including 1 hour of actual flight time. Upon landing, the staff will be waiting for you to offer you a homemade aperitif with excellent local products and, finally, they will drive you back to the initial meeting point.

Who it is aimed at

This activity is easy and suitable for everyone from 8 years old and up (with a minimum height of 130 cm). To fly in a hot-air balloon, you only need to be in good health. The only restrictions are for pregnant women, those suffering from serious illnesses incompatible with flying, and those with mobility problems in their lower limbs.

Other information

Attention! Please arrive at the meeting point about half an hour before the departure time.

Important: this activity can be booked all year round, but will only be confirmed if weather conditions are compatible with maximum safety for participants. Should the flight not be confirmed on your requested date, the organiser will propose alternative dates.

The flight takes place in the early morning hours to take advantage of the best currents. The day before the activity, the pilot will confirm the meeting time and give you the exact address.

If you are in a couple,drinks can be taken either on landing or during the flight. Communicate your preference to the pilot after booking.

Recommended clothing

Comfortable seasonal clothing and flat shoes

Don't forget to bring

  • camera
  • binoculars
  • water bottle

What is included

  • Aperitif
  • Return by car to the starting point
  • Aviation insurance

How it works

  • Book
  • Gift
  1. 1
    Send a booking request

    We will only pre-authorise the payment

  2. 2
    Receive confirmation within 48 hours

    In case of confirmation, you will be charged the cost of the activity

  3. 3
    Live your experience

    Enjoy the activity and let us know how it was!

  1. 1
    Buy a gift voucher

    Valid 12 months from the date of purchase

  2. 2
    Choose your preferred date

    Get in touch with the guide with the contact details on the voucher and choose the day for the activity

  3. 3
    Live your experience

    Enjoy the activity and let us know how it was!

Meeting point

Exact location provided after booking

Frequently asked questions

What happens in case of bad weather?

If you have made a fixed date reservation and the weather conditions are not suitable for the safe conduct of the activity (in the expert opinion of the guide), you will be refunded the full amount paid. The guide may suggest an alternative date or time for you to conduct the activity. You can freely choose whether or not to accept these proposals. If you can’t retrieve it, we will process a full refund! If you have set the date for your Gift Voucher and bad weather did not allow the activity to take place, the Voucher remains regularly valid until the expiration date indicated on it.

If I cancel the reservation, can I get a full refund?

For this activity, the cancellation policy is flexible. You get a full refund if you cancel within 5 days from the activity start date. Within 4 and 3 days from the activity start date you will get a 50% refund. You can find the full policies in the Cancellation Policy section.

What payment methods do you accept?

On Freedome, you can pay with any rechargeable credit card or prepaid card (including Postepay) from Visa, Mastercard, American Express, Discover, Diners Club, JCB networks. We also accept debit cards enabled for online payments. You can also use the digital wallets Apple Pay and Google Pay.

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