Joy Ride – Tethered Hot Air Balloon in Pakistan

Imagine A Hot Air Balloon At Your Special Occasion Or Event!

What Is A Joy Ride (Tethered) Hot Air Balloon Ride?

A tethered ride is simply a short and safe up and down flight inside the balloon basket while the balloon is tied securely to ground support. This allows us to provide an experience for a large amount of people and may be more comfortable for some people than traveling to higher altitudes. It’s a fun experience for many occasions and events!


Each ride can last from as little as 1 minute up to 5 minutes in the air. Once on the ground, the passengers are switched and the next flight lifts off.


A tethered hot air balloon is secured to the ground or structure to provide passenger flights without the balloon flying away. Our team is highly experienced and well-equipped to perform tethered balloon activities for many different environments and conditions. Our experience and tether systems allow us to accomplish successful tethers to provide a safe and pleasant experience.


Our team maintains a perfect safety record to date, liability insurance, and can provide additionally insured certificates upon request.

Perfect For Entertaining Large Groups of People at Events

A tethered hot air balloon is perfect for entertaining large groups of people at events such as wedding receptions, college events, private parties, company picnics and community festivals, just to name a few. Advantages and details of tethering a balloon:


A 75′-85′ tall balloon carries multiple passengers at a time up to 100′ off above the ground

Tethered rides scheduled morning and evenings (within 2 hours of sunrise/sunset) when winds are the calmest

Create a memorable glowing exhibition as tethered rides can continue after sunset

Increase advertising at a grand opening or special promotion with a special banner and tethering at a high traffic location (add link to advertising page)


Tethered Advertising with us at your grand opening, special promotion, or tethered at a high traffic intersection, a hot air balloon will inspire a memorable brand impression. Tethered balloons are capable of being anchored down to the ground or floating above the rooftops. When inflated after dusk, the balloon has it’s own night time illumination, actually lighting up the sky.

Tether Site Requirements

Please review all requirements listed below thoroughly before signing your agreement. If all requirements cannot be met, there may be an alternate solution with advanced notice.


Tether site should be a grassy or paved area, relatively level in slope


Balloon requires a minimum of 150 ft radius of unobstructed tether space


Tether site should be clear of obstructions, such as light poles, trees, buildings, etc


Power lines should be a minimum of 250 feet from the balloon


Balloon tether requires four tie-down anchors around perimeter, such as light pole bases, mature trees or vehicles.


Tether operator may supply either one or two vehicles for tie-downs, depending on agreement


Vehicles must have access to drive on-site


Optimum tether site is in a relatively low-lying area to help minimize the effect of high winds on the balloon


10% non-refundable deposit is required to schedule a tether


Additional Requirements

Two volunteers to assist with security and passenger handling


Table, chairs and water for volunteers


Additional tie-down points for balloon (see image above)


Operator arrives 1-2 hours prior to start of tether to set-up


Tether operator will arrive with a ground crew and commercial pilot to operate the balloon


Set-up usually requires 30-45 minutes once on-site


The ideal set-up is a recently mowed grassy field


Take-down usually requires 30-45 minutes from deflation of balloon

Weather Requirement

All tethers are performed at the discretion of the pilot in command and could be delayed/cancelled on-site due to weather/site conditions


Hot Air Balloons cannot safely carry passengers in winds over 8 mph. Tethered balloon rides are ideal with calm winds not exceeding 6 mph


If winds exceed the maximum for passenger carry, or gusty wind conditions exist, hot air balloons may be able to inflate without passengers for display purposes


Should the event be postponed due to weather or other circumstances prior to balloon team travel, tether may be rescheduled without additional costs (Pilot to consult with client prior to mobilization)


If balloon team mobilizes to the tether site but is unable to tether due to weather or other reasons out of the operator’s control, purchaser is responsible for 50% of the cost of tether, plus travel expenses

Cancelation Policy

Please allow as much advanced notice as possible if you need to cancel your flight. A cancellation fee may be charged for cancellations with less than 72 hours notice or failure to show the day of the flight.

Tethered Hot Air Balloon At ‘Mabali Island’ on ‘World Tourism Day’ Was A Huge Success!


Celebration of World Tourism Day (27 September, 2020) at Mabali Island in joint venture with Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Culture and Tourism Authority.


Principal Secretary to Chief Minister Shahab Ali Shah, KP-CTA Director General Kamran Afridi, senior officials from Tourism Department and a large number of tourists and visitors were present on the event.


Participants enjoyed Tether Hot Air Balloon, RC Plane Shows, Water Sports (Jet Ski, Family Boating, Wake Tubing, Swimming, Kayaking), Zipline, Shooting, Archery, Traditional Music & Magic Show in this joyful excursion for the children to mark the World Tourism Day in a befitting manner. The families also enjoyed the hiking, trekking, musical chair and other fun games during the day long trip at Mabali Island.


World Tourism Day is commemorated each year on September 27. Its purpose is to foster awareness among the international community of the importance of tourism and its social, cultural, political and economic value.