Anantara Angkor Resort: Hot-air balloon over Cambodia’s spectacular sights

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Experience luxury and adventure at Anantara Angkor Resort: Hot-Air Ballooning Over Angkor Wat from November to March.

Anantara Angkor Resort invites avid travellers to experience luxury in their Khmer-inspired suites. They’ve partnered with Cambodia Balloon Adventures, the country’s first licensed hot-air balloon company, to offer an exciting addition to guests. 

Here’s what to expect:

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Between November and March, you can get onboard a hot-air balloon to witness a remarkable perspective of Angkor Wat. Here’s the view from up there: rice paddies and ancient aqueducts seldom seen by visitors.

Your adventure starts just before sunrise, as the sun gently rises behind the sacred Phnom Bok mountain. You and your fellow travellers hop aboard the serene hot-air balloon. The slow ascend into the sky will reveal the beautiful Cambodian landscape lit with warm, fiery colours. 

After witnessing the picturesque ruins of the 12th-century Banteay Samré temple, guests can witness farmers tending to their rice fields, and buffaloes seeking refuge under the towering toddy palms. Imagine a postcard image of life frozen in time in rural Cambodia – this is what you’ll get to see, live! 

Your ticket to uncovering Cambodia’s culture, history and cuisine starts with this article.

All the deets:

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Anantara Angkor’s hot-air ballooning adventure comes at a rate of USD $350 per person. This price tag covers: 

  • roundtrip hotel transfers
  • refreshments
  • a safety briefing
  • a delightful celebratory drink following the landing
  • a flight certificate signed by your pilot. 

Duration – The flight duration typically ranges from 35 to 60 minutes, and you have the option to choose between sunrise and sunset schedules. 

Worried about safety: Anantara Angkor has got you covered. All balloons are registered under the UK Civil Aviation Authority, insured through Lloyds of London, and operated by pilots holding commercial licences from the UK, EU, and the US.

Make it… luxury

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Guests also have the option to enhance their hot-air balloon experience by selecting the exclusive ‘Angkor Ultra Luxury’ stay package. This package starts at USD $950 per night for two people sharing and includes: 

  • picturesque countryside bicycle rides
  • thrilling quad and Vespa excursions
  • vintage jeep adventures
  • kayaking through the enchanting floating villages of Tonle Sap Lake
  • horseback expeditions suitable for all levels
  • rounds of golf at one of the three nearby world-class golf courses
  • engaging cooking classes featuring Anantara’s signature Spice Spoons experience
  • indulgent Khmer massage therapies, and more.

In essence, this package is for you if you’re looking to be fully pampered during your stay at Anantara. 

Are you ready to elevate your Cambodian adventure with the captivating hot-air balloon experience? With a backdrop of ancient temples and a touch of luxury, you’ll be ensured an unforgettable and immersive exploration of Cambodia’s cultural and natural wonders.

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