- 3 hours 30 minutes (Approx.)
- Mobile ticket
Take in the beautiful Arizona Sonoran Desert like never before! Floating 2,000-5,000 feet over the desert in a hot air balloon, the 360 degree unobstructed views and peacefulness of flight is breathtaking. Following your 60 minute hot air balloon flight, guests are treated to chilled champagne and a gourmet breakfast in the heart of the desert, the perfect start to the day.
- Choice of several departures throughout the day
- Enjoy fantastic aerial views
- Romantic experience, perfect for couples
- Gourmet cuisine
- Commemorative flight certificate
- Hotel pickup and drop off (if option selected)
- Hotel pickup and drop off (if option not selected)
Deer Valley Airport, Balloon Ride Parking Area
All flight times are approximate and subject to change due to weather conditions and weight restrictions.
Returns to original departure point
Sunrise flights - year round
"A magic carpet ride" and "riding on a cloud" are two phrases that have been used to describe the beauty, exhilaration and gentleness of ballooning.
Even though you travel at speeds of five to six miles per hour, there is virtually no sensation of motion because you are flying with the wind. As you gently leave the ground, you'll be amazed at how light the balloon feels.
Your time up, up and away is approximately 60 minutes. During your breathtaking journey, enjoy floating at different elevations from as high up as 5,000-feet (1524-meters) in the air to within feet of the ground. You'll take in gorgeous views of the Sonoran Desert, the impressive giant saguaro cacti and the other local flora and fauna. Upon landing you'll relish in a ballooning tradition - a toast with chilled champagne! Post-flight you will enjoy cuisine catered by the award-winning Vincent’s on Camelback.
Sample Menu (subject to change without notice):
Sit-down, Champagne Breakfast
• Chilled Champagne
• Orange juice
• Southwestern vegetable quiche
• Warm croissants
• Soft cheese
• Seasonal fresh fruit
- 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
- Actual flight time is approximately 1 hour
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
A great experience. Professional and safe. Picked up on time and all went to schedule. Would recommend this to anyone.
Exceeded our expectations! One of the most memorable experiences we have participated in. Captain and Crew members were engaging and professional! The champagne breakfast following the ride was the icing on the cake! Oh yeah... they served cake in celebration of our celebrations!!!
My experience was amazing. Pilot and crew were awesome. Their knowledge, experience and overall kindness helped make my 1st ballon ride perfect.
Would highly recommend trying this even if you are afraid of heights! Our pilot was experienced and knowledgeable. Breakfast and champagne to follow was a nice inclusion. Would do it again. Thanks Captain John for an unforgettable day!
It was a Wonderful experiance the crew was Great The views were great and the champagne and orderves were great.
The staff was courteous and efficient. I am grateful for the recommendations the rep gave me before the trip dress warm in layers for the morning flight, wear a hat, sunscreen, closed-toe shoes. I would also recommend ear plugs - the burners/jets are loud. I enjoyed it and I thank Jesus for the opportunity to fulfill this dream .
Excellent experience including a lovely champagne lunch after the balloon ride. Highly recommended.
Loved the balloon ride. Had hoped to actually see the sunrise, but was probably able to see more with the time that we left. It was a beautiful ride! Loved our pilot, Al. He was the best and I appreciated that he told his crew that they did a good job in getting the balloon ready. The landing.... Yeah, about that. LOVED IT! Had a wonderful breakfast with mimosas when we landed. Would definitely do this again!
Bucket list. CHECK.
This was an amazing experience. I went alone, as I was visiting the area for business. I would recommend it for everyone who wants to try something new. I'm usually afraid of heights, but you can't even tell how high in the air you are!
My friend Michele was recently visiting me from Paris France and was looking for some out of the ordinary ways to see the beautiful deserts of the Phoenix area so I suggested a Phoenix Hot Air Balloon Ride and boy was I glad we did! Our Captain, Captain Chad and driver Denin made this event joyful, interesting, fascinating, and thrilling as the Balloon raised to heights of 6000 ft and lowered to the point we could almost reach out and touch the plant life below our basket of 12 passengers. The scenery was exhilarating as the balloon followed the slight wind current traveling almost 10 miles in the hour long flight. The Captain pointed out areas of interest, named plant and animal life, explained how Hot Air Balloons operate, and even gave us the history lesson of the very first Hot Air Balloon flight which took place in the 1700s in France! After this delightful cruise through the air currents, the crew served us a fitting breakfast and toasted the success of the trip with Champagne... My friend Michele from France was thrilled as was I. Recommended tour with true Hot Air Balloon professionals at the helm, 10 out of 10 stars!
Check this one off the bucket list! Very nice people running this operation. I was amazed at how big the basket is! and the Balloon. My only negative is that it was too short of a trip. It said an hour ride, but because of the wind/weather conditions it was more like 35 maybe 40 min.
The breakfast was OK...most importantly, it was nice to sit together at the end of this experience to share a little more.
I actually booked this tour for two of my friends and they came back totally ecstatic. Neither had been up in a balloon before and were a bit dubious of what to expect but they both had a ball and would highly recommend it. They said the degree of safety was second to none and the views absolutely amazing.
Everyone should go on a hot air balloon ride at least once! I was a little nervous about what the trip would entail but the excellent staff at Hot Air Expeditions made this an incredible experience for me. I received a phone call the day before my flight confirming the pick up time. The driver Jim picked me up promptly at my hotel the morning of the flight. On the drive out to the launch site, he shared a number of funny stories that made me completely forget that I had been nervous at all about the flight. When we arrived at the site, we got to watch as the crew prepared the balloon for the flight. Our captain Tommy Brown was wonderful. He took us on an smooth, easy flight up to over 6,000 feet. I can't say enough about how safe and relaxing the entire experience felt. It was such a smooth ride, I barely felt like we were moving. But we definitely did! The driver met us at our landing point and had breakfast and champagne ready for us. I'd call it a once in a lifetime experience but I definitely want to do it again!
We had an amazing ride, it was beautiful and exciting! We will never forget our experience, pilot Mikey D was awesome!
We would highly recommend this adventure. Wife said even I get 5 stars for surprising her with this trip.