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Phoenix Hot Air Balloon Morning Ride

  • 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
Phoenix Hot Air Balloon Morning Ride
From US$179.00
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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 (758)
1 - 5 of 712 reviews
Reviewed yesterday

My daughter and I had such a great time. Bill, the pilot, was excellent and it was truly a magical experience. The look on my daughters face told it all. Thanks again!!!More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Tom E
HotAirExpeditions, Owner at Hot Air Expeditions, responded to this reviewResponded today

Greetings Tom E, Floating over our desert is a beautiful thing and we are so happy that you and your daughter enjoyed hot air ballooning with us. Bringing a little magic into someone's world is why we all do what we do. Thank you for...More

Reviewed 4 days ago
Could have been incredible

Got up in the air came down and that was it, all the others were moving across the desert low altitude ,going up and down,crossing the hyway but we got up stayed there and came down:could have been incredible but final was boring.

Date of experience: January 2019
Reviewed 6 days ago
Very good experience but not long enough

Everyone we were in contact with at the company was tremendous from the phone reservation, to the flight crew, to Captain Craig. The experience of riding in the ballon was excellent although it is a little tight in the bucket. The only negative is that...More

Date of experience: January 2019
1  Thank jeff f
Reviewed 1 week ago
Bucket List accomplished

Would definitely recommend them and do the sunrise ride again. Captain Craig was awesome. The adventure was on my mom's bucket list, which she is 75 and loved every bit of it. The tasty breakfast was a really nice way to end the trip while...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank marjoriefrank
HotAirExpeditions, Owner at Hot Air Expeditions, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hello MarjorieFrank, We are so happy that we could help with that bucket list. We must agree, Captain Craig is awesome. And, one simply must celebrate a beautiful morning float over our desert with champagne and breakfast. Here's to your mom and her next adventure!...More

Reviewed 1 week ago
First time and right up there as one of the best experiences ever!

We were Traveling to Phoenix and I searched comments for a good Hot Air balloon company. Well search no more! From instructions sent to us regarding what to expect and bring and where to meet them through the entire flight with our expert crew and...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank darbrown30
HotAirExpeditions, Owner at Hot Air Expeditions, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Greetings DarBrown30, Woo Hoo, your experience is just what we strive for and we are thrilled that you enjoyed your time with Nick and Pilot Al. We also think that the inflation and take down of the balloon is incredible to watch. Thank you for...More

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19 August 2018|
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Response from Marco O | Reviewed this property |
Hello there, getting in the basket is not so difficult. One of the reps will have a step ladder to climb into the basket. There is a weight limit which is listed on their website. The landing was the most shocking. It can be... More
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.
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!