Simple steps to get the unforgettable trip
During the flight
We can pick you up and take you to the starting point
We will explain how to behave during the flight
You’re going to enjoy the most spectacular views
After a safe landing we will bring you back to your hotel
Choose the perfect tour
Our flight programs
Enjoy balloon flight with your friends over the Lassithi plateau. Included in the price: Champagne and breakfast after landing, souvenir and certificate from VIVA let’s fly to remember your flight
You and the small group of your friends will fly over Lassithi plateau, enjoy champagne and breakfast in cretan taverna, you will get souvenir and certificate from VIVA let’s fly to remember your flight.
Romance for two
It can be any occasion, wedding anniversary or proposal in the sky. You will get the decorated balloon basket, romantic music, champagne, sweets and souvenirs.
Celebration in the sky
Birthday, proposal, anniversary or any other special event. Our offer: excursion, champagne & breakfast, souvenir & certificate by «VIVA let’s fly» to remember your hot air balloon flight.
Frequently Asked Questions
Can we take children with us?
Children are allowed to fly only if they are older than 6 years old. Important: kids have to follow all of the safety rules in order to make this flight safe for them.
How many people the balloon basket can take?
The balloon basket can take maximum 12 people.
Can we bring our own photographer?
We cooperate with several professional photographers who have the specific experience of photoshooting in the sky.
If you insist on taking your own photographer, we don’t mind, but you will have to pay for him as for a participant of the flight (if there is a free place this day).
If you want to take your own photographer on an individual program, please remember to leave a place for him in the balloon basket when you are planning the quantity of the participants of the flight.
When do you arrange flights?
The flights are arranged all year round. Of course your safety is owr priority, that’s why we plan the flights without any risk for you.
The safety of the flight depends on the weather, that’s why we cancel flights during the bad weather (when it’s raining or it’s too windy).
The best seasons for balloon flights are spring and autumn, when it’s not that hot
We arrange flights either in the morning at dawn, or in the evening before the sunset.
Where do you arrange flights?
The flights are arranged on the east part of Crete over the Lassithi plateau, which is situated 850 meters high above the sea level. This place is breathtaking, here you can take amazing photos.
How can I prepare myself for the balloon flight?
There are not many people who get sick during the flight, but we would recommend you to don’t eat fatty foods and dont drink alcohol.
If you often get sick in transport, it would be better if you take some medicine.
Also we recommend not to drink a lot of liquid before the flight, because the flight duration is 50 minutes and there is no toilet on board.
What to wear during the flight?
The participants of the flight usually choose to wear comfortable sport style clothes. Your clothes should be comfortable for active mooves. It is better for ladies not to wear skirt, because the balloon basket has high boards so it will be more comfortable to wear pants to get in the basket.
During the flight you will be standing, that’s why your shoes should be also comfortable without high heels, for example, sneakers.
Also we recommend you to wear a hat to protect your head from the active sun.
The temperature decreases to 1°С every 1000 meters, so it will not be cold. But the wind can bother you, so we recommend you to take some sweatshirt / hoodie.
What should we take on board?
We recommend our guests to take sunglasses (the bright sunlight can be the obstacle to enjoy the view).
If you want to take pictures with your camera or smartphone it’s better to use chain or some string in order not to drop it.
How will I get to the takeoff point?
We organize transfer from any hotel on Crete by mini van or mini bus (depends on the type of the chosen program).
How is the flight arranged?
1. If you’ve booked the transfer, we will pick you up from any hotel on Crete by mini van or minibus ( depends on the type of the chosen program). If you haven’t book the transfer, we will send you the time and information with the takeoff spot’s geolocation.
2. After your arrival to the takeoff place, we will conduct the briefing and explain how to act during the flight, which is necessary in order to have an absolutely safe flight.
3. The balloon takes off approximately at 6.00 AM in the morning and 7.00 PM in the evening. Flight duration is 40-50 minutes (depends on the program).
4. After landing you will be served with champagne and breakfast (for morning programs) or sweets (for romantic trips), participant’s of the flight certificate and souvenir (different for each program).
5. If you’ve booked the transfer, we will bring you back to your hotel. If you haven’t book the transfer, you will return to hotel by yourselves.
Can we seat in the balloon basket?
There are no benches in the balloon basket, so it is impossible to seat. But anyway you would not be able to see anything if you’re seating.
What is the duration of the flight?
Flight duration is 40-50 minutes (depends on the program and weather).
What is going to happen after landing?
The flight ends differently in every program.
Morning programs (mini-group flights with 6 and 12 participants, private programs and celebration in the sky) end with traditional cretan breakfast and the glass with champagne. Every participant will get certificate and souvenir from «VIVA let’s fly» (for each program we offer different souvenirs).
After the evening romantic program we offer champagne, sweets and some special romantic souvenirs for our sweet couples.
If you ordered a transfer, after the flight we will take you back to the hotel in a comfortable minivan or minibus, the size of the transport depends on the chosen program. If not, you get to the hotel on your own.
What are the reasons why the flight can be cancelled?
The flight’s safety depends on the weather. If it’s rainy or windy weather, we will have to cancel the flight.
How can I book the flight?
You can book the flight through: our website; the phone; social media account.
How can I cancel the booking?
If it’s impossible to arrange the flight because of the weather and you are leaving Crete before the next date of the flight, we will cancel the booking and return money.
In all other cases (you decided not to fly, you were late and missed the flight etc) we will not return money for the flight.
If it’s impossible to fly because of the weather, the date of the flight will be rescheduled.
Can I get a discount?
We offer 10% discount for all the participants who are flying with us not the first time.
We often have special offers, so follow us on social media to get those special offers first.
Is the flight safe?
The hot air balloon flights are piloted by the professional certificated pilots, who plan the route and the duration of the flight according to the weather. We will not start the flight until the weather isn’t ideal.
Do you have flight’s permission / documents?
Yes, our pilots graduated from European aeronautic school. We have the license which allows us to organize the hot air balloon flights.
How should you behave in flight?
Before the start of the flight, the pilot will explain in detail about the safety rules during the flight.
The main thing to remember is that you must not touch the internal equipment of the balloon (ropes, hoses, valves), you must not hang overboard or sit on it, you must not climb or get out of the basket without the permission of the pilot.
During the flight, you can hold on to special rope loops on the sides of the basket. When the ball lands, you need to slightly bend your knees and sit down.
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