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Hot Air Expeditions

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At Hot Air Expeditions we pride ourselves on providing hot air ballooning experiences in the Phoenix/Scottsdale, Arizona. We've been operating locally in the Valley of the Sun for over 27 years and rated the "Best Ballooning in Phoenix" by Fodor's...more
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702 W Deer Valley Rd, Deer Valley Airport, Phoenix, AZ 85027-2152
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

My husband and I liked the ride a lot. I compare the feeling of gliding high in the air to zip-lining in the West Virginia mountains. We got to the meeting place at the airport early; while waiting for the company shuttle we were entertained...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed 5 days ago

You only turn 50 once (thank goodness) so my husband wanted to make it special for me. The experience exceeded my expectations and I can't stop myself from smiling every time I think about it. Captain Craig was great - sharing so much interesting information...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank michellemZ6750OZ
HotAirExpeditions, Owner at Hot Air Expeditions, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Greetings Michelle, Woo Hoo! We are so happy that we were a part of your celebration and that you are still smiling! We think that Pilot Craig is great as well. Thank you your contribution to the flight and sharing your thoughts. From all of...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

We had never ridden a hot air balloon and were pleasantly surprised with how peaceful and enjoyable the experience was. We were in the large carriage with a group of about 15, but everyone got great views and plenty of room. Highly recommend. - The...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Sagar S
HotAirExpeditions, Owner at Hot Air Expeditions, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Greetings Sagar S, It is a lovely surprise; how peaceful it is to fly in a hot air balloon. We are so happy that you enjoyed your time with us, viewing the desert from above. It is very important to celebrate a beautiful flight with...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Our hot air expeditions balloon ride was absolutely perfect in every way. My husbnd and I understood there were several companies to choose from but we are convinced no one could have treated us better than captain Craig and Todd. they make a great team...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank jolene d
HotAirExpeditions, Owner at Hot Air Expeditions, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Woo Hoo Ms Jolene, Your experience of safety and satisfaction is why we all work hard everyday, those are the priorities. We must agree with you, it would be difficult to beat the team of Pilot Craig and Todd. Thank you for floating over the...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Having not been on a hot air balloon, I was a little nervous but no need, its such a peaceful experience and the best way to view the desert. Captain Craig and crew we're really informative and fun, would 100% recommend when in Phoenix.More

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

Hello Faye B, We are so happy that you chose us to float over the desert with. It usually does come as a surprise, how peaceful it is to fly in a hot air balloon. We are fortunate to have some of the very best...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

From beginning to end we were well informed and taken care of. The ride was so gentle and peaceful, including the baby “bump” of a landing. It was all just MAGICAL! 10/10 recommend!!More

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

Greetings Dawn, It is magical, there is no better description of a hot air balloon flight. We are so happy that you enjoyed your gentle float over the desert with us. There are many different types of landings and a baby bump landing is one...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I decided it was time to do a hot fire balloon ride. I went by myself and was very comfortable and treated nicely by the crew. It was a very nice trip to capture great photos of the experience. I'm glad I did it and...More

Date of experience: December 2017
Thank grahnl
HotAirExpeditions, Owner at Hot Air Expeditions, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hello Grahnl, We are so happy that you chose us to float over the beautiful desert with. We have some outstanding people working with Hot Air Expeditions and they make all the difference. We would love to see some of your great photos. Thank you...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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
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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

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 3 weeks ago via mobile

Awesome to watch the start to finish of the balloon filling. Gentle rise and landing. Peaceful while your airborne. Great first experience!More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank sarahhX8814PB
HotAirExpeditions, Owner at Hot Air Expeditions, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hello Sarah, We are so happy that you enjoyed hot air ballooning over the Sonoran desert with Hot Air Expeditions! And we have to agree, the inflation is an awesome part of the total experience. It is more peaceful in the air than you would...More

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9 December 2018|
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Response from malcolmh549 | Reviewed this property |
Hi,we were staying at the Hilton Scottsdale where we saw a leaflet and made a booking via the hotel without a problem and got picked up and dropped off there. Hope that helps
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Shilpiee
25 October 2017|
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Response from HotAirExpeditions | Property representative |
Hi there, great question! We tend to recommend the morning flight, as the flights are typically a tad longer, 60-90 minutes for the morning flight vs. 45-60 minutes for the sunset flight. The morning flights typically have... More
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Aleescandonm
21 February 2017|
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Response from HotAirExpeditions | Property representative |
Hi Alejandra, In April we will have one morning flight available, and meeting/pick up timing will vary based on your hotel location. We absolutely offer roundtrip hotel transfers, and would be happy to pick you up from... More
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