Flying a hot air balloon takes more than hopping into a basket and firing the burners. There’s a lot of skill involved in getting the best view of the local landscape.

Although flying a hot air balloon is no easy task, these beautiful aircraft have quite a simple design. It only takes three components to get our hot air balloons floating over Italy.

From the iconic scenes in Around the World in 80 Days to the extraordinary Balloon Adventures falconry experience in Dubai, hot air balloons have been providing travellers with unforgettable experiences for centuries.