Hot air ballooning is the oldest method of flight. Believe it or not, it is almost two-hundred and fifty years since the first balloon flight on 21 November 1783 by Jean-François de Rozier and François Laurent d’Arlandes in Paris.

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Is there anything quite like a hot air balloon flight to bring out those nostalgic feelings of a bygone era of travel? Here’s our rundown of twenty of the best places to take a flight around the world.

Yarra Valley, Australia  Flickr: Steve

Yarra Valley, Australia Flickr: Steve

Wadi Rum, Jordan  Flickr: Jurriaan Persyn

Wadi Rum, Jordan Flickr: Jurriaan Persyn

Vilnius, Lithuania  Flickr: Antonio Campoy

Vilnius, Lithuania Flickr: Antonio Campoy

Teotihuacan, Mexico  Flickr: David Weekly

Teotihuacan, Mexico Flickr: David Weekly

Serengeti, Tanzania  Flickr: Janet

Serengeti, Tanzania Flickr: Janet

North Pole  Flickr: Christopher Michel

North Pole Flickr: Christopher Michel

Napa Valley, USA  Flickr: Meg Lessard

Napa Valley, USA Flickr: Meg Lessard

Namib Desert, Namibia  Flickr: s9-4pr

Namib Desert, Namibia Flickr: s9-4pr

Marrakesh, Morocco

Marrakesh, Morocco

Masai Mara, Kenya  Flickr: Wajahat Mahmood

Masai Mara, Kenya Flickr: Wajahat Mahmood

Luxor, Egypt  Flickr: Peter Rowley

Luxor, Egypt Flickr: Peter Rowley

Letchworth State Park, USA  Flickr: Larry Neuberger

Letchworth State Park, USA Flickr: Larry Neuberger

Jaipur, India  Flickr: Arun Katiyar

Jaipur, India Flickr: Arun Katiyar

Gstaad, Switzerland  Flickr: Victoria Vasilieva

Gstaad, Switzerland Flickr: Victoria Vasilieva

Dubai, United Arab Emirates  Flickr: Sarah_ackerman

Dubai, United Arab Emirates Flickr: Sarah_ackerman

Colorado Springs, USA  Flickr: mark gallagher

Colorado Springs, USA Flickr: mark gallagher

Cappadocia, Turkey  Flickr: Mr Hicks46

Cappadocia, Turkey Flickr: Mr Hicks46

Canterbury Plains, New Zealand  Flickr: thinboyfatter

Canterbury Plains, New Zealand Flickr: thinboyfatter

Bagan, Myanmar  Flickr: Peter Halling Hilborg

Bagan, Myanmar Flickr: Peter Halling Hilborg

Angkor Wat, Cambodia  Flickr: Dion Hinchcliffe

Angkor Wat, Cambodia Flickr: Dion Hinchcliffe

Albuquerque, USA  Flickr: a4gpa

Albuquerque, USA Flickr: a4gpa