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Phoenix Hot Air Balloon Morning Ride

From US$179.00
Highlights
  • See expansive Sonoran Desert views on this morning hot-air balloon ride
  • Feel safe on your sunrise ride with an experienced FAA-licensed pilot
  • Get the chance to chat about your flight over a Champagne breakfast
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Phoenix Hot Air Balloon Morning Ride
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Overview
A drive through the Sonoran Desert just doesn’t do it justice—the desert expands over 100,000 square miles (260,000 square kilometers) total. One of the best ways to get the views you’re hoping for is a hot-air balloon ride, and this morning tour from Phoenix gets you up in the air with an FAA-licensed pilot to catch sight of the sunrise. Plus, afterward, you can enjoy a Champagne breakfast by your landing spot.
What to Expect
This hot-air balloon ride starts at the time you chose when booking. If you chose to upgrade to add hotel pickup, you’ll be picked up from your Phoenix hotel, otherwise make your own way over to the Deer Valley Airport.

Once you arrive, your crew for the day gets your balloon ready to go. Your FAA-licensed pilot makes sure you have a safe ride up in the air.
Take off and fly up to take in views over the Sonoran Desert. Catch views of the beautiful landscape, cacti, wildlife, and sun as it rises for the morning.

Afterward, back on the ground, enjoy a Champagne breakfast, and chat about your flight experience.

Your hot-air balloon ride tour ends with hotel drop-off (if you’ve chosen to upgrade), or right where you are.

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Reviewed 1 week ago
Magical Sunrise Balloon Ride

We rose into the air just as the sun was rising over the eastern edge of Phoenix. The views were breathtaking and the pilot was a wealth of information! He shared his knowledge of the area, the history of ballooning, and his love of the...More

Thank lford3616
HotAirExpeditions, Owner at Hot Air Expeditions, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Greetings! Perfection is what we strive for everyday. We have some of the best working for Hot Air and we are so excited to hear that you enjoyed your ballooning experience with us. Floating over our beautiful desert with a gracious pilot is a wonderful...More

Reviewed 1 week ago
Mother's Day Ride over the desert

Gary was our driver and "Altitude Al" was our pilot. Neither of them disappointed! We learned a lot about the hot air balloon "business", the workings of the balloon and all our questions were answered. It was a perfect day to fly and we were...More

Thank l8yk8y
HotAirExpeditions, Owner at Hot Air Expeditions, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Greetings, We are just thrilled that you enjoyed your time with Pilot Altitude Al, Gary and the crew! It is fascinating to learn about how a hot air balloon works and to experience a beautiful float over the desert, we could not agree more. Thank...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile
Fantastic Mother’s Day Weekend Experience

We had a great balloon ride with Tommy and Gary was the perfect host! Definitely a recommended trip if you can get up in the morning!More

Thank Mwatson32
HotAirExpeditions, Owner at Hot Air Expeditions, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Greetings M Watson, We are so happy to hear that you enjoyed your hot air ballooning experience with Pilot Tommy, Gary and the crew! We understand what a challenge it can be to get up so early but it is worth it, we could not...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile
Balloon Adventure Extraordinaire!

Our ride was a bucket list adventure that exceeded all expectations! The pilot Michael was experienced, knowledgeable, and entertaining. Only a little grumpy.... lol ( inside joke). And apparently, quite charming as one of his guests invited him to be a cabin mate on a...More

Thank sendr77
HotAirExpeditions, Owner at Hot Air Expeditions, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Greetings! We are so happy that we could help with that bucket list item and that you enjoyed your time with Pilot Michael and the crew! It is surprising how time and space fade away and you are able to really enjoy your flight without...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Perhaps I had my expectations set too high

Like many others, this was on my bucket list. It is a pricier experience, but we went for it. Our pilot Tommy and crew chief Alex were fine and made us feel safe, but I just can't give the trip anything higher than a 3...More

Thank AllisonW_0918
HotAirExpeditions, Owner at Hot Air Expeditions, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hello Allison, Thank you for taking the time to share your feedback regarding your ballooning experience with us. We are saddened to hear that your excursion did not fully meet your expectations, as it is our goal to have every single guest who flies with...More

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hayley l
19 May 2018|
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Response from alwags100 | Reviewed this property |
The actual ride was prox. 45 minutes not counting the ride to the deployment site and inflation and basket loading time. Then there was landing, deflation, and champagne breakfast set up time. All great to watch and enjoy!
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Lakisha H
6 May 2018|
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Response from Michael P | Reviewed this property |
Yes, you can take pictures from the air. And the crew will take pictures when on the ground!
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Michelle M
24 April 2018|
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Response from Don G | Reviewed this property |
We had four passengers plus the pilot in our balloon. We didn't request this but it just worked out that way. Lots more private that way and will request that setup next time we fly.
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