Helium Balloon Ride in Lapu-Lapu, Philippines





Considered as the first of its kind not only in Cebu but also in the entire Philippines, the “Helium Balloon Ride“, which is found in Hadsan Resort in Barangay Agus, Lapu-Lapu City, is the newest attraction in the island. Aside from the classic Balloons in Lapu-Lapu City, this Helium Balloon Ride is the perfect family getaway adventure during the weekend.

Formally launched on August 15, 2014, with the attendance of Mayor Paz Radaza and Korean owner Jack Song, this helium balloon is safe because it passed international safety standards. The facility personnel coordinates with the CAAP (Civil Aviation Authority of the Philippines) and PAGASA Weather Bureau to avoid any untoward incidents.

Helium Balloon Ride at Lapu-Lapu City

Helium Balloon Ride at Lapu-Lapu City

Hydrogen and Helium, which are gases used in inflating ordinary balloons for birthdays can make this Balloon Ride fly up in the air. Unlike Helium, Hydrogen is an explosive gas making it impossible to use in this huge balloon, which can carry up to 30 persons at one time. Helium is the only gas safe for this balloon, which is obviously why they named it as such.

The Helium Balloon Ride can fly to as high as 150 meters, which is enough to give you a panoramic view of the whole island, including parts of mainland Cebu. It has a diameter of about 23 meters and a total height of 34 meters, from base to the topmost part of the balloon. The design of the Helium Balloon Ride is almost similar to the Hot-Air Balloon but the huge difference between the two is that most of the Hot-Air Balloon Ride can fly freely, unlike the Helium Balloon, which has a control cable that can handle up to 45 tons and it is analogous to a kite or a parasail because of the string used to make it go further up or go down.

Lisa in a Parachute Ride

Lisa in a Parachute Ride

Open from 9:00am to 9:00pm daily, the Helium Balloon ensure harmless flights. For more than 15 years in operation in 20 different countries, the Helium Ride has been operating without accident. The Helium Balloon, also known as the AERO30NG is made by France Aerophile, which has an almost 20 years of experience in making high-quality commercial balloons.

Locals and foreigners pay a different rate. Filipino adults pay P1,000/each while children 2 to 12 years old is at P700/each. Foreigners are charged $50 for adults and $30 for children.

Several well-trained pilots who operate the balloon ride and determine if the wind or weather condition is too much to handle or it is in “flying condition”, makes sure all the guest enjoy their ride and not panic. Perimeter lights and CCTVs will soon be available in the venue. There will also be a tourist police to secure the area.

For bookings and reservations of the helium balloon tour, the operator can be reached at 0916-281-1234 and 0921-994-1234.

P.S. We really love heights and the adrenaline rush it gives us. We hope we can ride this Helium Balloon very soon but because of the price, it will probably take us a few weeks or months to save money for it.

You can also check this HD video of Lisa below to see our experience in Danao’s Plunge. We just simply love heights… we love adventures… we love balloons.

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This page is last updated on Aug 19, 2014 @ 10:22 am
  1. nikkita angela ponce says:

    please pray the hot air balloon will back to cebu philippines
    papakits liloan and marigold street eastland estate block 8 lot 18 yati,liloan,cebu philippines

  2. nikkita angela ponce says:

    i want to ride an air balloon,parashot,big kite and para celling this January 18,2017

  3. Richard says:

    People don’t like to be charged more because you look at their skin and determine that they should pay more based on that alone. It is easy to stop being racist. Just simply require a local ID to avail a discount no matter what their skin color is. If they can show proof then let them have the discount. And you can say instead of Filipino race, any ‘local’ and instead of saying Foreigner (anyone other than Filipino decent) you can say ‘tourist.’

    “Everyplace around the world does the same”

    I’ve never seen that in the United States. And I am pretty sure any restaurant or tourist activity/resorts in USA would be shut down immediately and sued for millions if it charged Blacks, Asians and Latinos double the price for its services, because the cashier looked at their skin and said pay more.

  4. Macy Sy says:

    Idiots. Every tourist spot has different rate for people who live out of the country. Even America does that. It’s a cost of living. We do taxes & all the other payments required for living here while the rest are visitors.

    PLEASE EDUCATE YOURSELVES ABOUT ECONOMY THIS HAS NOTHING TO DO WITH RACIAL DISCRIMINATION. If you people were smart and well-traveled enough you’d know that EVERY PLACE AROUND THE WORLD DOES THE SAME. Stop proving to people that Filipinos are idiots with all your tackles thinking.

  5. sam says:

    By locals, they meant Filipinos in general and the reason why we pay a lower rate is because of our cost of living. There’s a reason why we’re considered a third world country. It has nothing to do with racial discrimination..

  6. mel says:

    this is just wrong to have the diff rate for foreigners. did the Philippines forget who saved there s.

  7. Marcus says:

    When you say foreigners will be charged $50 (2250 pesos) and locals charged 1000 pesos is very biased and I thinking about trying this but I will not for you are gouging tourists and I am not a tourist I live here in Bohol ….. Wake up!

  8. Scott says:

    Foreigners get to pay more? Gee, what a smart marketing idea! (NOT!!!)

  9. jmr says:

    Imagine going to Disneyland and people of a diffferent skin color are charged a higher rate. Shameful!!!!

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