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Hot Air Balloon Ride in Madrid
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Hot Air Balloon Ride in Madrid

  • 3 hours
  • Hotel pick up

Discover Madrid from the air and enjoy some spectacular bird’s-eye views of some of the city’s main attractions on a hot-air balloon. A unique and memorable experience!


Meet your pilot at the take-off point and watch or participate in the preflight preparation. Marvel at how the colorful envelope comes to life as cold air is blown into it and it contrasts with the rising sun. And this is just the beginning of a wonderful and unforgettable experience!

After you get into the basket, the pilot will explain the route and will explain some of the safety features.

The balloon will take off at 7am in summer and 8am in winter to make the most of the atmospheric stability, which is when it is safest to fly. Softly and almost magically, the balloon will climb up into the air and will carry you through the clouds for an hour.

The pilot will climb to various altitudes searching for the most advantageous air currents, so the journey is even more entertaining. After the one-hour promenade, it’s time to land, the most exciting part of the journey!

To complete this fascinating experience, you’ll be handed a glass of Spanish sparkling wine and you’ll enjoy a light meal. You’ll also receive a diploma attesting the experience.

Flying over Guadarrama

Head to the Parque Regional del Curso Medio del Río Guadarrama for the take-off, very close to El Escorial (municipality of Madrid). You’ll enjoy some of the most fantastic views over the Guadarrama Mountains and of the capital’s skyline. During the flight, you’ll float over groves, meadows and the riverbanks of Guadarrama and Aulencia. From up above, you’ll see deer, boars, foxes and various species of birds.

Flying over Aranjuez

The take-off site is less than 500 meters away from the Royal Palace of Aranjuez. As soon as the balloon rises up into the air, you’ll get great views of the Gardens of Aranjuez, the Royal Palace, adjacent to the Parterre Garden and the Plaza de Armas. You’ll be able to admire the whole of Aranjuez, one of the Royal Estates of the Crown of Spain since 1560.  

Important information

  • Children must be at least 6 years old to take part in this activity.
  • The hot air balloons are different sizes. The largest one can take up to 10 people and the pilot.
  • All the flights are filmed in HD, which will be then sent to the passengers.
  • We will send you an email with the meeting point address before the day of the activity. The tour doesn’t include transfers to and from the meeting point.  

Hotel pick-up

The activity includes a hotel pick-up option if you’re staying in a hotel in the center of Madrid. If your accommodation is not in the center, or if you prefer to get to the location on your own, we will send you an email with the meeting point address before the day of the activity. 


Per person
One-hour ride in Guadarrama
One-hour ride in Aranjuez

One-hour ride in Guadarrama

  • Per person


One-hour ride in Aranjuez

  • Per person


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3 hours.


Hotel pick up and drop off (optional).

Pilot and ground equipment.

All the necessary material.

Retrieve vehicle.

Fuel for the vehicle and the balloon.

Glass of Spanish sparkling wine (Cava).


Participation Diploma.

HD video.

Liability insurance compulsory.

When to book?

Book as soon as possible to guarantee availability, especially during public holidays and festivities.

You can book up to 2 days before (Madrid local time) if there are still places available.


Once your booking has been confirmed, you will receive an email containing your booking voucher. Please print it out or download on your smartphone/tablet to show on the day of the activity.

How to book?

To reserve the activity, choose the date and complete the form on this page. You will receive your confirmation immediately.

Do you have any questions?

Find answers to our most frequently asked questions. If you need help to book an activity or have any enquiries, please contact us.

180 $
No hidden fees or surcharges


Non refundable. You may not cancel this activity.

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