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Hot Air Ballooning Travel Insurance

Hot Air Ballooning Travel Insurance

We compare Travel Insurance covering Hot Air Ballooning including accident, medical emergency, repatriation, loss of earnings and personal accident policies.

  • Ballooning can be covered as a fare-paying passenger
  • No cover for personal accident or personal liability whilst ballooning
  • Up to £10k cancellation cover
  • Annual and Single Trip Policies with no upper age limit
InsureandGo Ballooning travel insurance


Voyager Plus Travel Insurance
  • Hot air ballooning as a passenger is covered as standard under their policies
  • Option to add cover for more hazardous pursuits
  • Up to £10 million emergency medical expenses cover
  • Single trip policies with no upper age limit
Voyager Plus Travel Insurance - Ballooning


Explorer Travel Insurance
  • Hot air ballooning as a passenger is covered without having to pay an additional premium
  • If you are taking part in other activities there are a number of optional activity packs you can add on,
  • Many pre-existing medical conditions covered
  • Single trip policies with no upper age limit
Explorer Travel Insurance - Hot Air Ballooning


JS Insurance
  • Specialist travel insurance to include hot air balloon trips
  • Special upgrade required click through to link to add the activity
  • No Personal Accident or Personal Liability Cover whilst ballooning
  • Annual or Single Trip Policies
  • Can cover pre-existing medical conditions
JS Insurance - Hot air balloon travel insurance


Post Office
  • Highly Competitive Travel Insurance
  • Hot air ballooning as a passenger is one of over 90 sporting activities included as standard.
  • All cover areas remain in force whilst ballooning
  • Annual, Single Trip, Extended Trip & Backpacking Policies
Post Office - Hot air balloon travel insurance


MoneyMaxim Life Insurance
  • Remember your Life Insurance or Income Protection may not cover ballooning
  • Call our team on 0118 321 8197 to cover your loved ones whilst on your break
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Hot air ballooning is where you are transported through the air in a gondola or a wicker basket with a bag, which is commonly known as an envelope, that is able to contain heated air. The heated air is generated often from an open flame. Hot air ballooning is one of the oldest types of aviation and is often used as a romantic trip. Hot air ballooning is very popular in places such as Kenya, France and Disneyworld in Florida where the views are spectacular. It is important to find insurance which covers hot air ballooning because, although it is seen as relatively safe, there are still some risks.

As with all insurance policies it is important to ensure that all aspects of your trip are covered and not just the hot air ballooning. To ensure that your insurance policy does cover your whole trip it is important to read the terms and conditions and remember that you do have a 14 day cooling off period if you are unhappy with any policy. If the hot air ballooning is a one off experience, it may be worth considering single trip policies instead of the annual travel insurance policies.

What our Experts say

"Are you a thrillseeker? Many standard travel insurance policies will not cover more adventurous sports or activities. If you want to be able to bungee jump, or take a hot air balloon ride or just take part in a spontaneous activity that may be a little on the riskier side then opt for a travel insurance policy which includes or allows you to add on additional cover for more adventurous pastimes. That way you are more likely to be able to say yes!"

Sally Wilson Moneymaxim Insurance Expert

Hot Air Ballooning Travel Insurers

Post Office - Hot Air Ballooning Insurance

The Post Office offer hot air ballooning cover under their normal travel insurance for no extra charge, however, it is essential to note that this is only for licensed operations and piloting is not covered by this policy.

JS Insurance - Hot Air Ballooning Insurance

JS Travel Insurance specialises in many sports and activities including hot air ballooning within their travel insurance. Hot air ballooning can be a spectacular way to see sights and enjoy the landscape so it is well worth doing if you get the chance! It is a relatively safe activity, though there can be accidents these are generally due to poor weather.

Suffering from a pre-existing medical condition doesn’t necessarily mean that you are unable to get an insurance quote as JS Travel Insurance also specialise in this area, so enquire with them to see whether you can still be covered.

Other Things to Consider When Hot Air Ballooning

Many of the injuries from hot air ballooning occur from bad weather blowing the balloon off course, so it is important to check the weather conditions before travelling. If you have booked through a reputable company then they should take care of this and you should always ensure a professional is with you at all times. The main dangers are crashing into electrical poles, landing at high speeds, landing in the sea or having a mid air collision.

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This content was last reviewed on 03/04/2024