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“Not what they lead you to expect”

Sky Waltz Balloon Safari
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$295.00*
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Hot Air Balloon Flight over Jaipur with Round-Trip Transfer
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: Sky Waltz is India’s first fully licensed and approved Hot Air Balloon Company. Sky Waltz operates under International Safety standards with highly experienced International Pilots. Sky Waltz Balloon Safari’s are available in Jaipur, Pushkar, Lonavala (Maharashtra), Neemrana & Delhi NCR. Experience India from this amazing perspective as you float gently over forts and palaces, scattered mountain ranges, traditional villages and colorful fields in some of India’s most dramatic locations.
Useful Information: Activities for older children, Activities for young children
Reviewed May 7, 2013

From the company's website: "The world famous 'Pink City' is favoured equally for its vibrancy as well as its arresting monuments. Be mesmerised by the city as you fly over and absorb its riotous cocktail of Colours, Forts & Palaces."

Seeing the pink city from the air with the added pink light that happens at sunrise should have been amazing. However, they don't take you anywhere near the city. The take off location is around 40 minutes drive from the city and the ride itself is basically over farm land. We could see one of the forts way in the distance, but that was it. Nothing pink, nothing resembling a "city".

Our family of 5 adults did the Sky Waltz balloon ride "over" Jaipur in March. Every one of us were disappointed. 2 of us had been in balloons before and 3 of us were first timers.

The kicker? The "approximately one hour flight" clocked in at exactly 36 minutes. We were shocked that it was over.

I'm giving this an average rating only because the staff is good and if you have never been in a balloon before, it is a cool experience, but if you are hoping for the magic of the pink city in the early morning light, then you might want to save your money.

4  Thank Jason0209
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SkyWaltzBalloons, Manager at Sky Waltz Balloon Safari, responded to this reviewResponded June 7, 2013

Dear Jason0209,

We are sad to hear that your Balloon Safari experience with Sky Waltz was not as you had hoped and expected. We greatly appreciate your feedback as we feel it is essential in the development of the experience we provide in the future.

It is unfortunate that on the day of your flight that the wind direction was not as we would hope. All of the flights we operate are different, with our flights taking off from a range of different launch sites, all within 30 minutes drive from the centrally located hotels. The selection of the best launch site is based on the weather conditions an hour before the planned take-off time, in particular wind direction and wind speed. Very frequently we are able to fly directly over the top of the Amber Fort, offering guests an amazing and unique view of the Fort. Then there are some of our flights that cross over the northern parts of Jaipur city itself and also other flights which allow our guests to catch a glimpse of the traditional Rajasthani Villages which are hidden on the outskirts of Jaipur and are filled with very friendly and excited locals. The direction and distance we travel on all flights is controlled by the prevailing winds and weather conditions on that day. We do apologize if you found the information on our site somewhat misleading.

With regard to the flight time of your Balloon Safari, some of our flights operated may end up slightly shorter or longer due to the same weather conditions of wind speed and direction. In saying this though, we do plan to fly for approximately one hour. We would be happy to look into this point further and we would like to request that you please contact our office directly so that we can discuss this point in more detail.

We would like to thank you for your positive feedback regarding our Sky Waltz team, we will be sure to pass on your remarks. Also it is great to hear that you enjoyed the unique freedom of flight that only a Hot Air Balloon can offer.

Once again, thank you for your constructive feedback and we look forward to hearing from you.
Kind regards,


Paul Macpherson
Chief of Operations

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Reviewed April 13, 2013

We were picked up early for sunrise. The diriver was very professional and only took his phone calls when he had pulled over. On arrival at the departure site there was tea, juice and biscuits for us while they inflated the balloons. We were very well looked after and the whole trip felt very safe. The pilot gave us our safety instructions and there were only 7 (including the pilot) in the balloon. We could see the elephants walking to the fort and also their accommodation and bathing pools. There was plenty of ground support when we came into land.

Thank mkkk64
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SkyWaltzBalloons, Manager at Sky Waltz Balloon Safari, responded to this reviewResponded June 7, 2013

Dear mkkk64

We would like to thank you for taking a Hot Air Balloon Safari with Sky Waltz and we would also like to thank you for taking the time to let us know what you thought of the experience.

It is great to hear that the professionalism of our team, especially our Drivers and Ground Support Crew is being noticed and appreciated. They do work very hard and we make sure that their training is very thorough and that they enjoy their time working for us. We will be sure to pass on your positive feedback to them.

We look forward to offering the same unique and memorable Hot Air Balloon Safari experience to many other guests in the future.

Kind regards,

Paul Macpherson
Chief of Operations

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Reviewed April 8, 2013

Back in January, I was working on an international corporate conference taking place in Jaipur and was in charge of organizing the optional group activities. We arranged two group balloons through Sky Waltz for 22 guests. Prior to the event, Paul was very helpful with answering all of my questions and returning all documentation required by my agency and/or client, despite working through a 5hour time difference. Sky Waltz were also very flexible as we arranged both a morning and an afternoon activity to coincide with the conference schedule. During the event, the balloon rides were a huge success. Sky Waltz were very professional, timely, and definitely the favourite activity of our guests. This included a gentleman with visual difficulties who said we helped fulfill a bucket-list dream.

The guests enjoyed themselves so much, that following the event my colleagues and I decided to give it a go ourselves. It was the highlight of our post-event 'vacation', and an amazing way to see the Jaipur countryside.

If you are ever arranging a group event in Jaipur, I would definitely recommend Paul and the Sky Waltz team. Thank again guys!

Thank KeiraV_13
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Reviewed April 7, 2013

Took this last minute must try experience during our Feb 2012 Pink City vacation. We were picked up at 5AM from our hotel and drove a good 30 minutes to the take-off site. It was a bit chilly but the team served us cookies and hot Indian tea and coffee to keep us warm. We took turns taking photo of the balloon while the crew blew hot air to the balloons. And in 10 minutes, we found ourselves ready to take off.

Flying over Jaipur and the nearby areas as the Sun start to ray it's glory to the res of the land - melting the fog and setting a beautiful day.

It was an awesome experience. A must try.

Tips: if you can, stay in the middle of the basket for a good photo ops but you need to bear the heat or at least the warmth from the fire that keeps the balloon on air.

Thank humpert
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Reviewed March 29, 2013

I booked and paid in advance for a balloon flight with Sky Waltz in Jaipur on March 9. I received a phone call from Sky Waltz the day before the flight saying it would not be safe to go up due to windy weather. I was told I would receive a full refund within 7-10 days. It is now March 29 and I am still waiting for the money to be refunded to my Paypal account. I gather I am not the first person to have to wait for Sky Waltz to refund flight payments.

3  Thank Rihari899
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