- 3 hours 30 minutes (Approx.)
- Hotel pickup offered
- Mobile ticket
Take in the beautiful Arizona Sonoran Desert at sunset 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 45-60 minute hot air balloon flight, guests are treated to chilled champagne and gourmet evening hors d'oeuvres in the desert, the perfect end 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
Sunset fights - November 1 to March 31
"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. The balloon tour lasts approximately 1 hour.
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 45-60 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):
• Sunset Hors d'oeuvres
• Chilled Champagne
• Pizza rounds topped with barbecued duck
• Miniature quiche
• Miniature lemon tartlets
• Dark and white chocolate truffles
Hotel pick-up is offered for this tour. Note: if you are booking within 24 hours of the tour/activity departure time, we cannot guarantee hotel pick-up. Once your purchase is complete, we will send you complete contact information (phone number, email address, etc.) for our local operator to organize pick-up arrangements.
- Confirmation will be received at time of booking
- Not wheelchair accessible
- Not recommended for travelers with back problems
- Not suitable for pregnant women
- 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
- This tour/activity will have a maximum of 9 travelers
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
I LOVED this adventure. The Captain was friendly and funny- -yet, I had complete confidence that we were in good hands. The views were stunning . . . especially as the sun began to set. It seemed like every minute I was able to take another picture that was even more colorful than the one before. I would suggest wearing a jacket as it gets pretty cool when the sun goes down. After our thrilling ride, the crew had set up a candlelit dinner complete with a champagne toast, bbq duck pizza, quiche and truffles. I highly recommend!!
A fantastic experience. It was so quiet up there and you could see for miles. The crew were very professional and friendly. The champagne breakfast at the end finished it off perfectly.
I absolutely excellent. The crew and pilot (Bill) were knowledgeable, friendly and patient. The day could not have been better - unless of course bathrooms had been available. But, you can not have everything. Seriously, this was super!
It was fabulous. The tour operator was terrific. They were very professional but fun. We felt safe the entire time. The ride was amazing not scary like I anticipated. It didn't even feel like we were in the air or moving. And the breakfast was beautiful. I would highly recommend this tour.
This Hot Air Ballon Ride was amazing. Had a fabulous time celebrating my sister in laws early 50th Birthday. Picture perfect day for weather. The whole experience was great thanks to Bill the Capitan and his entire crew. Bill made the trip what it was. His humour and wit kept us laughing the entire time. The crew went out of their way when breakfast was served. They could not do enough for us. The experience is something I will remember forever.
Great Experience, all crew was very professional and always thinking on how to make the experience better.
This was great! We met at the Deer Valley Airport to park (that was the only thing not clear since GPS was wrong but they answered the phone and redirected me, so no problem) and then went in a van to the balloon. We watched them fill it and were given good information and history of ballooning. It was quite informative and very interesting and FUN! The breakfast was yummy and too bad I couldn't drink more champagne because I was driving. I highly recommend it!
Had a wonderful time! Highly recommend! The crew was awesome and definitely received great service. Views you definitely have to experience at least once.
Everything was spot on. As a foreigner, the most important thing for me was the hotel pick-up which made it all possible. The nerves jangled furiously during the first 10 minutes, after which I calmed down and enjoyed it immensely. The driver was great, the pilot was amusing, the ground crew were professional and the after flight picnic was easy-going and leisurely.
The Captain and Crew were exceptional, the ballon ride was smooth and very peaceful....
it was the highlight of our trip to Phoenix. We would do this trip again in a heart beat!
It was breath taking and awesome. Wish it could have lasted longer. Very professional group of people.
My first time in a hot air balloon and what a place to do it - Arizona! A thrilling experience that's hard to describe.
Awesome experience! Our pilot was amazing and made everyone feel very safe during the flight. He had a great sense of humor which added to the overall experience. We flew quite high up (just over 8,000 feet) and took in a beautiful desert sunrise!
An amazing experience. This totally lived up to all expectations and more. Our driver and pilot were very helpful and amusing! This is defiantly a tick off the bucket list. The photos you will get from this tour are just breathtaking! Well worth the money - very well organised.
The people who operated this tour were very helpful, friendly and attentive of our needs. We started the morning by seeing how the ballon is inflated and the ride was set up. The pilot and his assistant look after us and served us breakfast in the desert after the ballon trip was completed. The experience was wonderful and I would recommend anyone wanting to try hot air ballon ride to do so with this company