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Morning Hot Air Balloon Flight Over Phoenix

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icon3 hours 30 minutes  (approx.)
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iconOffered in: English
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Overview

Take in gorgeous views of the Sonoran Desert and feel like you’re floating on a cloud during an exhilarating hot air balloon ride from Phoenix. You’ll experience the perfect start to your day followed by Champagne breakfast. Each flight lasts about an hour, with optional round-trip transport from your hotel.
  • Spectacular views over the Phoenix valley
  • Includes a champagne breakfast
  • Watch the pilot and crew prepare the hot-air balloon for flight
  • Revel in peace, calm and serenity as panoramic views unfold before you
  • Take flight with an experienced FAA licensed pilot
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Champagne
Brunch
Commemorative flight certificate
Hotel pickup and drop off (if option selected)
Gratuities
Hotel pickup and drop off (if option not selected)
702 W Deer Valley Rd , 702 W Deer Valley Rd, Phoenix, AZ 85027, USA
This activity will end right where it started.
After hotel pickup in Phoenix, you’re transferred to Deer Valley Airport, or make your own way there at your chosen departure time. Once the licensed pilot and experienced crew get your hot air balloon ready for flight, climb inside the basket for the approximate 1-hour ride.

You’ll feel almost motionless as your balloon gently leaves the ground, traveling at speeds of 5–6 mph (8–9.6 kph). Float with the wind on an airy ride at elevations as high as 5,000 feet (1,524 meters). During your breathtaking journey, peer out over the Phoenix valley and enjoy a panoramic vista above the impressive saguaros of the Sonoran Desert.

Exhilaration comes with the sunrise followed by a gourmet breakfast. Upon landing, take part in a ballooning tradition by toasting your aerial tour with chilled Champagne. Then enjoy cuisine catered by the award-winning French-fusion restaurant, Vincent on Camelback. (See sample menus in Itinerary below.)

You’ll receive a commemorative flight certificate and, if you opted for hotel transport, be dropped off in Phoenix to complete your tour.
Itinerary
Pass By:  
Phoenix Sonoran Desert Preserve
All hot air balloon tours check in at the Deer Valley Airport Balloon Ride Parking Area, unless the roundtrip hotel transfers option is selected. Guests will float above the awe-inspiring Sonoran Desert viewing local landmarks, wildlife and plant life from above.
Pass By:  
Camelback Mountain
Enjoy stunning views of iconic Camelback Mountain in the heart of the Phoenix Valley. You pilot will share the history of this fascinating city and will point out local wildlife and plant life.
Pass By:  
Downtown Phoenix
You will be able to see Downtown Phoenix in the distance as you soar over the valley. As you begin to land, you'll see a table complete with linens and china in the heart of the desert, a clue to what you are about to enjoy! You are greeted with a traditional celebration that includes scrumptiously prepared gourmet cuisine from the award-winning Vincent’s on Camelback restaurant. First-time flyers will be treated to the legendary Balloonists Ceremony that balloonists all over the world have been sharing for more than a century.
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not suitable for pregnant women
  • Not recommended for participants with back injuries/problems
  • Not recommended for participants with broken bones or who have had recent surgery
  • Passengers must be able to jump off the second step of a ladder onto the ground
  • Minimum age is 5 years, minimum height of 48 inches
  • Actual flight time is approximately 1 hour
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
  • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 12 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Hot Air Expeditions Inc
You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.
  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.

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The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
Q:
What is the policy on sanitization during Morning Hot Air Balloon Flight Over Phoenix ?
A:The policies on sanitization are:

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
See all safety measures taken by Morning Hot Air Balloon Flight Over Phoenix .
Q:
What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Morning Hot Air Balloon Flight Over Phoenix ?
A:The policy on staff health & safety is:

  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
See all safety measures taken by Morning Hot Air Balloon Flight Over Phoenix .

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1,342 Reviews

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star-5
Wow !
Dave_V
, Jul 2022
One of the best experiences I have done while traveling ! The ride was smooth with breathtaking views ! We had a safety instruction when we started. We ended with breakfast and mimosas! It’s a bucket list adventure! This company did an amazing job!
star-5
One of a kind adventure
Erica_G
, Jun 2022
Amazing from start to finish! John was a great captain and made our experience so fun. Everyone involved from the drivers to the crew were very informative, friendly and helpful. Bucket list item checked off in the best way.
star-5
Fascinating
Carrie_G
, Jun 2022
Beautiful way to spend the day. Fascinating Science behind an extremely peaceful day. Definitely recommend!
star-5
Hot Air Balloon Ride
Tonya_B
, Jun 2022
We had a great time. Mike the pilot was awesome and his crew was even better. Champagne breakfast was a very nice touch to complete this outstanding experience.
star-5
Great adventure
Susan_G
, Jun 2022
We had a great time. Captain Bill was great. He is so knowledgeable about the landscape and has some good stories about flying balloons around the world. Michael was helpful in setting our nerves and getting us ready to fly. A couple of us are afraid of heights and we did great. Fun morning!
icon Response from Host , Jun 2022
Good morning, Thank you for sharing your overall experience with our Pilot Bill and his crew member, Michael! It's wonderful to hear our crew made you feel comfortable and excited about your flight! Once again, thank you Susan, we hope to see you up, up and away soon!
star-5
Great!
Jacqueline_P
, Jun 2022
Mike was so great! So knowledgeable, very safe, very experienced! Got a little certificate too! The breakfast they provided was really cute and good!
icon Response from Host , Jun 2022
Hi Jacqueline, Thank you for your positive feedback! We love to hear you enjoy every last touch of your excursion! Once again, thank you for sharing your experience with us all, we can't wait to see you up, up and away soon again.
star-5
Good way to get away
Christopher_H
, Jun 2022
Don was an amazing pilot, the information he provided in the on board commentary was a 10/10. Would recommend.
icon Response from Host , Jun 2022
Hi Christopher! Thank you so very much for flying with us, and for sharing about your hot air ballooning experience with others. We appreciate it! 🙂
star-5
Great morning awesome experience
Julie_M
, Jun 2022
I loved this experience. It was my first time in a ballon and it was a thrill. The team from pick up to the celebratory lunch were great!
icon Response from Host , Jun 2022
Thank you so very much for flying with us, and for sharing about your hot air ballooning experience with others Julie. We appreciate it! 🙂
star-5
Girls Trip Bucket List Adventure
Kimberly_G
, Jun 2022
This was a GREAT bucket list experience for our Girls Trip! Every employee that we encountered was professional and paid close attention to detail. Captain Bill and our driver, Joy were the BEST and set a great tone right out of the gate for our advendventure. I would definitely do this again. Book them! You won't regret it!!
icon Response from Host , Jun 2022
Hi Kimberly, Thank you for checking off an item of your bucket list with us! We're so happy to hear you and your girl friends had a wonderful time up in the clouds with our Pilot Bill and that his crew member, Joy, made you all feel welcome and safe! Once again, thank you Kimberly, we greatly appreciate your feedback!
star-5
Bucket List Experience!
Doris_G
, Jun 2022
What an amazing experience! Definitely checked off a bucket list item with this tour. Johnathan was a great captain and really made the ride fun. Erica, Rosie and crew did a great job getting everything set up and organized from start to finish. The views from the balloon were simply breathtaking, and the ride was pleasant the whole time. The picnic at the end was a lot of fun and really well done. Highly recommend this activity to anybody thinking about it, you won’t be disappointed!
icon Response from Host , Jun 2022
Hi Doris, How wonderful to hear that you got to check off an item of your bucket list with us! We're so glad to hear our Pilot Jonathan and his crew members, Erica and Rosie, were able to provide you with such a breathtaking experience! Thank you for your review, Doris, we greatly appreciate it!
star-5
So fun and worth getting...
KONI_H
, Jun 2022
So fun and worth getting up so early. Staff was friendly and knowledgeable. Watching the set up process was very interesting
icon Response from Host , Jun 2022
Thank you so very much for flying with us, and for sharing about your hot air ballooning experience with others Koni. We appreciate it! 🙂
star-5
Amazing Experience!
Ashley_L
, May 2022
Captain Mike was amazing! The team really made my husband’s birthday special. The view was breathtaking. I would certainly do this again!
icon Response from Host , May 2022
Hi Ashely, We're so glad to hear our Captain Mike was able to make your husband's birthday extra special up, up and away! Thank you for sharing your experience with us all and we hope to see you among the clouds soon again!
star-5
Me and my wife visited...
Austin_L
, May 2022
Me and my wife visited Arizona on our honeymoon and saw that we could go on a hot air balloon and just had to do it! Our experience was great! It was beautiful seeing everything from up above, 10/10 would recommend!
icon Response from Host , May 2022
Hi Austin, Thank you for celebrating your special morning among the clouds with us! We greatly appreciate your hot air ballooning experience with others and we hope that you will cruise the skies with us again soon!
star-5
What Goes Up…Get HIGH and Find Out!
Anita_B
, May 2022
Genuinely FABULOUS and unique Birthday experience! Staff was super skilled, filled with humor, licensed private pilots, full awareness and care of safety, and soooo personable. LOVED this “something-new-to-do” adventure. Looking forward to another flight with Ronny and Bill (akaMike, lol). Highly recommend🤗.
star-5
Fun Experience, Well Done
Michelle_G
, May 2022
This was a well-run tour, very fun and informative, and our pilot Mike E was fantastic! Beautiful scenery, so magical watching the sun come up over the mountains as we floated above the desert. Breakfast afterward was excellent, too. Highly recommend!
icon Response from Host , May 2022
Hello Michelle, How lovely that you were about to experience such a beautiful scenery from miles above with our Captain Mike England! Thank you for your positive feedback and we can't wait to see you up, up and away soon again!
star-4
Good, a bit short of our expectations
Santhi_N
, May 2022
Good for first ride. Smooth pickup & landing. - ve:Balloon stayed mostly low except once for 5 mins.
icon Response from Host , May 2022
Hello, and thank you for taking the time to share about your experience! We are so happy to hear your first hot air balloon ride was a memorable one. One of the unique aspects of hot air ballooning is that your pilot must navigate the everchanging wind speeds + directions in order to get you to a safe landing location. Some days you may float high for a good portion of the ride, and some days you may float lower, just depending on the day's conditions, as well as available launching + landing locations. Everything that we do is with your safety and enjoyment in mind. We hope that your ride was still a fun one, and we hope to see you up, up and away another time!
star-5
Great time!
Jay_K
, May 2022
Our guide John was very good. The flight crew was very professional as well. We really enjoyed the experience.
icon Response from Host , May 2022
Hi Jay, Thank you so very much for flying with us, and for sharing about your hot air ballooning experience with our Pilot John. We appreciate it! 🙂
star-5
One of the best experiences
Tracey_C
, May 2022
The views were amazing and breathtaking. The sunrise view was unbelievable and definitely bucket list worthy. The entire staff was on time, professional and friendly. They even provided a small breakfast on the desert at the end. It had a little bit of everything for a nice small bite to eat. The ride itself was smooth, calm and relaxing. There were no issues with getting motion sickness and although we were high up, it wasn’t as scary as you'd think it would be. This is a must do activity and I already have recommended it to someone looking for a group event.
icon Response from Host , May 2022
Hi Tracey, Thank you for your lovely review. We greatly appreciate you taking the time to share your experience with us all. Thank you once again and we hope to see you up, up and away soon again!
star-5
Great experience
Lana_M
, May 2022
Great service, would use again. Friendly pilot and it was great to see the wildlife from above. Would recommend.
icon Response from Host , May 2022
Thank you so very much for flying with us, and for sharing about your hot air ballooning experience with others  Lana. We appreciate it! 🙂
star-5
Enjoying an adventure...
Anonymous
, May 2022
Enjoying an adventure with my daughter....making memories! Enjoyed learning more about Idaho and meeting new people.
icon Response from Host , May 2022
Hi there! We're so glad you were able to share this memorable experience with your daughter and meet new people along the way! We greatly appreciate your feedback and we hope to see you among the skies sometime soon!

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