If you are looking for a unique way to do some sightseeing while on your Tahoe vacation, a ride in a hot air balloon could be just the thing. Lake Tahoe Balloons offers two kinds of rides, Lake Tahoe Flights and Carson Valley Flights. The Lake Tahoe Flight inflates, launches and lands on the upper deck of the Tahoe Flyer (the world’s only USCG certified balloon launch and recovery aircraft carrier vessel). Flying from lake level to approximately 8,000-10,000 feet above sea level provides breathtaking, undisturbed views of the entire Lake Tahoe Basin and the Sierra Nevada mountain range including Emerald Bay, Fallen Leaf Lake, Cascade Lake and the Desolation Wilderness. The package includes complementary transportation to the launch site, deluxe continental breakfast, pleasurable boat cruise, approximately one hour flight, traditional champagne toast celebration and a special logo souvenir! They recommend wearing layers due to the flight beginning just after sunrise and warming up with the propane heaters, and comfortable walking shoes. And don’t forget your camera! The total trip time takes approximately 4 hours.