February 24, 2020

Hot Air Balloon Festival

I’ve been seeing the Hot Air Balloon Festival 2020 on my newsfeed and this reminded me of our first time experience of the festival. Sobrang tagal na nga, it was way back to 2009 when we decided to celebrate Valentine’s Day at the Hot Air Balloon Festival. Since Clark Pampanga is so far from where I live, we decided to book our accommodation at the Oasis hotel.

After check-in, we went straight to the festival.  As I expected, the place was crowded and it’s hard to look for parking space, thank God that we were able to park our car near the entrance. The entrance fee was only P100 but now it’s P500, but don’t worry it’s all worth it because there are so many things that you can do and experience. It is best to arrive early para sulit ang day trip mo, we arrived late na pero madami pa rin naman nagawa.

Photo from Freepik
I will share some of our pictures so you will have an idea of what to expect. Some photos are blurred because I used my cell phone and remember, this was year 2009 pa so hindi pa maganda ang mga camera ng cellhone. hehehe! There are so many activities that you can do depending on your preference budget, in our case doon lang kami sa free at mura like food trip and kite flying activity. Do not forget to bring cap, umbrella, and water, sobrang init.












Fast forward to the year 2020, the 23rd Philippine International Hot Air Balloon Festival will be held in Cavite and for the very first time hindi na siya sa Pampanga. Yes, you’ve read it right. The Flying Carnival 2020 “A Weekend of Almost Everything That Flies” will be held at San Lazaro Leisure Park in Carmona, Cavite on March 6-8, 2020.

Gates open at 4:30AM, events start at 5:30AM
Night Glow at 6:30PM and Fiesta grounds close at 9:30PM

How much is the Entrance Ticket/per Day?

PHP500 - Economy Class Ticket
PHP3,500 - Business Class Ticket
PHP6,500 - First Class Ticket

PHP3,500 - Photographer’s Pass
PHP40,000 - Prenup Pass

You can buy your ticket online, at the Ticketnet, Air Ads Office, or Ticketing Booth at San Lazaro Leisure Park on March 6 to 8, 2020.

*Ticket selling will start at 5 AM to 7PM.
The Fiesta Gates are open from 4:30 AM to 9:30 PM.

And para sa may budget, you can avail the following activities.

PHP25,000 - Hot Air Balloon Ride
PHP4,500 - Tandem Paraglide (10-15minutes)
PHP10,000 - Helicopter Discovery Flight (15 minutes)
PHP20,000 - Tandem Skydive

Schedule of Activities 

Morning

5AM Ticketing Gates Open
5:30AM Balloon Inflation with Paramotors & Dancers
6:30AM Baloon Take Off
7AM Helicopter Take-Off with Sky Divers & Helicopter Rides
7:15 Paramotor Fly-By
7:30 Sky Diving Flag Jump
8AM Paramotor Slalom Race
9AM Electric Airplane Race and Combat
9:15 AM Unified Flyers Philippines Open Bird Show
9:30 AM Winch Tandem Paragliding Ride
9:45 AM Paragliding Spot Landing
10AM Helicopter Take-Off with Sky Divers and Helicopter Rides Aviation Career Seminar (3rd Floor) 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM
10:15AM Jump Dogs Sky Diving Formation Flying
10:30 AM Extreme Motor Sports Exhibition and Rides
11AM First Person View Drone Race Exhibition

Afternoon

12PM Kite Flying Exhibition
1PM Extreme Motor Sports Exhibition and Rides
2PM First Person View Drone Racing Competition
3PM Winch Tandem Paragliding Ride
3:30 PM Paragliding Spot Landing
4PM Extreme Motor Sports Exhibition and Rides
4:30 PM Helicopter Take-Off with Sky Divers and Helicopter Rides
4:45 PM Jump Dogs Sky Diving Formation Flying
5PM Paramotor Slalom Race
5:30 PM Paramotor Fly-By
6:30 PM Balloon Inflation
7PM Night Glow and Paramotors with Dancers
7:30 PM First Person View Drone Night Race Competition
8PM Fireworks (Sat & Sun only)
9:30 PM Fiesta Gates Close

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