Philippines Hot Air Balloon Fiesta comes to Clark, Pampanga once more in 2012. Fans of Hot Air Balloon Festival in Philippines as well as those who just want to take pictures of these colorful balloons in flight or just the glow when they hover over the grounds of Clark Airfield next to the wine shop named Clark Wine Center, there are ways to avoid the troubles and aggravations that many Balloon fans complained about last year.
One of the biggest problems plaguing this popular event in Clark Philippines is transportation to the Hot Air Balloon site in Clark. Even those who drive to Clark Pampanga have trouble finding a convenient place to park. Aggravations and frustrations with transportation problems have been the bane of previous Philippines Hot Air Balloon Fiestas in Clark Pampanga.
This year a special Hot Air Balloon bus service is available. Participants board the special bus in a designated pickup location in Manila and travel to Clark in comfort, resting up during the 90-minute journey arriving refreshed and ready to enjoy the festivities of the Hot Air Balloon Festival in Clark.
Tickets to this special Hot Air Balloon Fiesta bus service must be purchased in advance. Round-trip ticket price is php750 inclusive of an admission ticket to attend the 2012 Clark Hot Air Balloon Festival(no one-way ticket available). Only a small number of seats are available and once tickets are sold out, no more will be made available. Payments can be made through bank deposits or Paypal.
Ticket holders will board the bus between 6:45 to 7am in Ortigas Metro Manila, opposite the Philippines Stock Exchange Center (Tektite) where there is plenty of public parking. The Hot Air Balloon Festival shuttle will depart promptly so please arrive on time. Those who miss the departure may still board the bus for the return trip from Clark back to Manila. The bus will depart from Clark Wine Center at around 7:30pm expecting to arrive in Manila by roughly 9:30 to 10pm depending on traffic. (Any last-minute schedule adjustments will be communicated to ticket holders via email and/or phone.)
Don’t let problems and inconveniences put a damper on the thrills and excitement of the 2012 Hot Air Balloon Fiesta in Clark, Pampanga. Plan your trip and secure bookings and tickets well in advance and enjoy this famous annual festival in style and comfort.
For hotel reservations, questions on good restaurants and hotels in Clark, please contact:
Yats International Leisure Philippines
Manila Sales Office
3003C East Tower, Phil Stock Exchange Center,
Exchange Rd Ortigas Metro Manila, Philippines 1605
Hot lines for purchasing of tickets to the Hot Air Balloon Fiesta in Clark are:
Smart tourists would probably choose to avoid the weekend and check in on Wednesday or Thursday instead. Although the programs for those two days may not sound as exciting as that on the grand finale Sunday or the penultimate Saturday lead-up, many can probably approach the balloons and the crew with less obstacles on Thursday and Friday. Rooms may still be available but many tourists and local residents travelling north from Manila are booking them fast.
Clearwater Resort and Country Club
Creekside Road near Centennial Expo, Clark Freeport, Pampanga Philippines 2023
(045)599-5949 0917-520-4403 0922-870-5177 Joanne, Jeremy or Marilou
Clark Wine Center, Philippines’ largest wine shop is located in Clark Freeport, at a location that is very near the place where the balloons are parked. This is considered the best vantage point to watch the hot air balloon take off and return to earth. Pre-dawn breakfast is served to the lucky few who got tickets in advance to a ring-side seat at this venue, on Saturday and Sunday morning at 5am to 8am.
Clark Wine Center
MA Roxas Ave corner A Bonifacio Ave, Clark Freeport, Pampanga, Philippines 2023
0922-870-5173 0916-542-6602 Ana Fe
Most of the complaints heard from previous Hot Air Balloon Festivals in Clark Philippines had something to do with bad quality of food and unacceptable facilities to consume the meals. This year, visitors might consider taking time off to enjoy a good meal at these fine restaurants, pubs and cafes in Clark, Pampanga:
Yats Restaurant and Wine Bar
Mimosa Drive past Holiday Inn, Mimosa, Clark Freeport, Pampanga
(045) 599-5600 0922-870-5178 0917-520-4401 (632) 584-4085 Errol, Gladyz or Len
Mimosa Drive past Yats Restaurant, Mimosa Leisure Estate, Clark, Pampanga
(045) 499-1177 0922-870-5176 ask for Glennda
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