Hua Hin Up up in the Air at the Balloon Festival

Hua Hin Up up in the Air at the Balloon Festival
Hua Hin Up up in the Air at the Balloon Festival

This upcoming summer in Hua Hin will never be the same as the city is organizing a balloon festival to promote its tourism during the high season. Initiated by the Rest Detail Hotel in Hua Hin in collaboration with the Stafford Edison Co. Ltd., the Classic Event Group, the Hua Hin Hill Vineyard Group and the Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT), the balloon festival features a skywards trip in hot air balloons at the Hua Hin Hill Vineyard. The trip, started at 7 a.m. and taking about 1 hour, allows 4-5 passengers in a balloon with an experienced balloonist. Up in the air, the passengers got to admire scenic landscape of the mountain ridge at the Hua Hin Hill Vineyard.

The balloon took them to the south of the Hua Hin city for an international breakfast with live jazz. Then, the passengers could take pictures with the balloon and receive a certificate. The balloon trip is 15,000 baht for those who do not stay at the Rest Detail Hotel, 400 US Dollars for those who stay one night at the Hotel and 1,167 US Dollars for 2 persons who stay 2 nights at the Hotel.

The Hua Hin balloon festival is taking place until 6 March to celebrate the upcoming summer holiday in Thailand. An innovative event of Hua Hin, the festival is originated in France by the balloonist and the vineyard owner. According to Mr. Chakri Rujirat, the General Manager of the Rest Detail Hotel, the balloon festival will certainly promote good images of Hua Hin in terms of tourism as the city will be the only one in Thailand that organizes this event.

Once the festival is favored by visitors, local authorities of Hua Hin and hotel and guesthouses entrepreneurs should work together and promote it as one of the best choices for travelling to Hua Hin.