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Phoenix Hot Air Balloon Morning Ride

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
From US$179.00
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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.
Reviews (750)
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Could not have asked for a better experience!

Completely exceeded our expectations! Having never experienced a hot air balloon ride, Captain Craig and his crew (Angie, Cloverz and Dan) really made for a spectacular morning. Captain Craig's knowledge of the surround geography was outstanding. Will definitely go again with other family members!More

Date of experience: November 2018
1  Thank Aaron S
HotAirExpeditions, Owner at Hot Air Expeditions, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Greetings Aaron S, Woo Hoo, exceeding expectations is what we strive for everyday and we are so happy that you enjoyed your experience, hot air ballooning with us. We also think that Pilot Craig, Angie, Cloverz and Dan make it better! We thank you for...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile
Best Hot Air Balloon Experience Ever

This was an outstanding excursion. The crew are so friendly and knowledgeable. The entire experience was a blast and Captain Craig's sense of humor made the experience even better. I had a blast and would definitely recommend this to anyone.More

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

Greetings Delliscious, Woo Hoo, we think hot air ballooning is a blast, too. Pilot Craig is a funny guy, how could we not agree? We do have some of the best folks working with us and it makes all the difference. Thank you for floating...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Beautiful morning flight

Balloon ride was originally scheduled for Friday morning, but wind gusts were over 12mph, so they had to cancel. We were offered a flight for the following day and took it. It was a beautiful, perfect morning. Got to the airport at 6am, took a...More

Date of experience: November 2018
1  Thank Eric P
HotAirExpeditions, Owner at Hot Air Expeditions, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Hello Eric, We are just thrilled that you enjoyed your hot air balloon flight with us! It does come as a surprise, how peaceful the experience can be. In following a proud tradition, every beautiful flight must be celebrated with champagne. Thank you for taking...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
So peaceful!

My husband and I went for his 60th birthday. We had such a great time. It's so peaceful and quiet up in the sky. Looking out on the horizon from this vantage point is an amazing experience. A must do!More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Lynnette C
HotAirExpeditions, Owner at Hot Air Expeditions, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Hello Lynette, We are just thrilled that you enjoyed your hot air balloon flight with us! Can't argue with you,viewing our desert from above is an amazing experience. From all of us at Hot Air Expeditions, we wish your husband and you another year of...More

Reviewed 10 November 2018 via mobile
Awesome

I was with contiki group, I wasn’t sure if I should go or not. I’m glad that I signed up. It was amazing experience and the crew is super and friendly. I highly recommend itMore

Thank omermahgoub
HotAirExpeditions, Owner at Hot Air Expeditions, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Greetings! We are so happy that you decided to go, as well. We have to agree, it is an amazing experience to be floating over our beautiful desert as the sun warms us. We have some great crew and it is good to hear that...More

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patann
19 August 2018|
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Response from AlexanderSasha2015 | Reviewed this property |
You have to climb up and over the edge of the basket to get in. It's maybe 4 feet tall, and they provide a step. There were elderly people there when I went, and they managed it okay. I don't know what the weight limit is, I... More
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hayley l
19 May 2018|
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Response from Don G | Reviewed this property |
Ours was close to one and a half hours in the air.
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703lakishah
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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