Adren­a­line Ad­ven­tures

The Chedi Club Ubud is the first re­sort in Bali to fly guests over the high­land’s lush land­scapes in a hot-air bal­loon

Indonesia Tatler - - Life -

R ound they rise gen­tly into the dark­en­ing Ba­li­nese sky. First is the full moon in its sil­very full­ness, fol­lowed by the colour­ful hot-air bal­loon, giv­ing its pas­sen­gers a new way to ex­pe­ri­ence the beau­ti­ful Is­land of the Gods in a slow, lin­ger­ing still­ness. Ex­clu­sively pro­vided for guests of The Chedi Club Ubud in Bali, the flight pack­age is com­pleted with a spe­cial din­ner made by Ex­ec­u­tive Chef Khairudin “Dean” Nor. The bal­loon flight is also avail­able on two other sched­ules with break­fast to com­plete the sun­rise as­cent and teatime snacks per­fect for the late af­ter­noon.

For fam­i­lies, this un­for­get­table ex­pe­ri­ence is ex­tended to fit two chil­dren in the bas­ket as long as the to­tal doesn’t ex­ceed the 230kg max­i­mum weight—tak­ing into ac­count that the flight in­cludes an ex­pe­ri­enced pi­lot. Float­ing 50 me­tres high for five to seven min­utes on a tether over­look­ing Bali’s fer­tile high­lands, from its green paddy fields to Mount Agung in the dis­tance and the whole five acres of the Chedi Club—which be­longs to ar­chi­tect-cum-col­lec­tor Hen­dra

Hadiprana—guests will be left want­ing for words upon touch­down on the downy grass.

Given the two main sea­sons in this trop­i­cal par­adise, the re­cently launched flights are avail­able from June to Novem­ber. Dur­ing the other six months, guests are spoilt for choice in ways to ex­plore Bali, ei­ther by foot to roam the paddy fields and in­dige­nous vil­lages led by a per­sonal but­ler, or via a pri­vate car ser­vice to visit tem­ples, mar­kets, and gal­leries— among other choices. To see the full list of the Chedi Club Ubud’s ex­ten­sive Club Ben­e­fits, room se­lec­tions, and other hos­pi­tal­ity de­tails, visit ghmho­­jah.

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