Otavalo: Sunrise Hot-Air Balloon Ride Over Lago San Pablo

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Fly in a hot-air balloon over Lago San Pablo near Otavalo. Marvel at bird's-eye-views of the Andes and volcanoes as you soar at heights of over 1,000 feet. Enjoy the peace of sunrise and a wine toast.

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  • Board a hot air balloon for an inspiring and peaceful experience
  • Unique experience with beautiful setting of natural beauty from a birds-eye-view
  • Enjoy fantastic views of the Andes, San Pablo Lake and volcanos around


Discover the Lago San Pablo and Volcanos around from a new perspective as you glide overhead in a hot air balloon. The lake landscape down below and enjoy birds-eye views and the Imbabura Volcano. Partake in a traditional wine toast at the end and learn about the history of hot air balloons. Meet your pilot and crew approximately 20 minutes prior to sunrise. It's an early start, but seeing the sunrise and scenery from a hot air balloon is an experience like none other. The launch field is located at the lakes shore. 15 min away from Otavalo city or 1 hour 20 minutes from Quito city. Transfers available with a cost. Upon take-off, there is no sensation of movement, rather one of the ground dropping away. During the flight, which lasts 30-45 minutes, get spectacular birds-eye views of the San Pablo Lake and volcanos around such as Imbabura, Cotacachi and Mojanda volcanos, indigenous communities around, and Otavalo city in the distance. As you drift silently and peacefully over the countryside, watch for native trees and farms, snap photos and even talk with envious onlookers down below. Upon landing, participate in a traditional wine toast, hear the story of how hot air ballooning began, and how it led to modern-day aviation as we know it. Plan to be away for up to 4 hours in total, allowing for check-in, travel to the launch location, a safety briefing, set-up and pack-up of the balloon as well as the return drive back to your original meeting location.


30- 45 minutes balloon flight Wine toast Breakfast

Important Information

  • - Flights take place once 6am normally (please dress appropriately with warm clothes). - The pilot will determine the evening before the flight if it is happening. The decision is weather dependent and usually made around 8:00 PM. To check the status of the flight, call the activity provider after 8:30 PM the day before. You must also call them prior to arriving at the meeting location to reconfirm. - All passengers must be able to climb in and out of the basket, stand for the entire flight, and walk out of a field if necessary. - People who have had recent surgery, injuries, hip, back, or knee problems, are pregnant, or have severe auditory restrictions are not permitted. - Children must be 4 years of age or older and accompanied by an adult. Ask the provider if you have younger children.

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