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Phoenix Hot-Air Balloon Sunset Ride

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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.
  • Fly with an FAA-licensed pilot during this Phoenix hot-air balloon sunset ride
  • Views of the Sonoran Desert from 5,000 feet (1,524 meters) in the air
  • Relax after your flight with Champagne and hors d'oeuvres
  • Take home a commemorative flight certificate to remember your experience
What to Expect
This sunset hot-air balloon ride in Phoenix meets at Deer Valley Airport. You can choose to upgrade to add on transport to the airport, if you’d like. At the airport, watch as your pilot and crew prepare the hot-air balloon for flight. Once they’re ready, your balloon takes off. Enjoy stunning views over the Sonoran Desert, including areas covered in saguaro cacti. Your flight goes as high up as 5,000 feet (1,524 meters). Back on the ground, sip on Champagne while nibbling hors d'oeuvres. Your tour ends at Deer Valley Airport unless you’ve chosen to upgrade to add transport back to your hotel.
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Departure Point
702 W Deer Valley Rd, Phoenix, AZ 85027, USA
3h 30m
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
  • Champagne
  • Gourmet cuisine
  • Commemorative flight certificate
  • Hotel pickup and drop off (if option selected)
  • Gratuities
  • Hotel pickup and drop off (if option not selected)
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Additional Info
  • 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
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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Reviewed 12 May 2019 via mobile

We had a fantastic time with Pilot Tommy and our crew chief Ken today! Perfect weather and professional crew! Highly recommend!

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank Jenndelauder
HotAirExpeditions, Owner at Hot Air Expeditions, responded to this reviewResponded 22 May 2019

Hello Jenndelauder, We love it when everything comes together perfectly! Sounds like you enjoyed a wonderful balloon experience with Tommy and Ken. Thank you for flying with Hot Air Expeditions!

Reviewed 3 April 2019

I am EXTREMELY afraid of heights but wanted to ride in a balloon after my sister rode in one last year and raved about it. I was not disappointed in my experience with Captain Craig and his crew. I never once felt afraid of the...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank M5800HMdawnw
HotAirExpeditions, Owner at Hot Air Expeditions, responded to this reviewResponded 5 April 2019

Greetings Dawn, We are so happy that you challenged yourself and flew over the beautiful desert with us. You experienced balloon magic; you rise so slowly and become one with the wind, then the fear fades away and you get to just enjoy. It is...More

Reviewed 26 March 2019

We had a great time on our sunset trip. Our private group for 7 people was a perfect company outing after a long week of conference work. We had a few nervous nelly's in our group but once we were in air they felt safe...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Stacey B
HotAirExpeditions, Owner at Hot Air Expeditions, responded to this reviewResponded 28 March 2019

Greetings Stacey B, We are so happy to hear that you enjoyed hot air ballooning with us. It's a surprise to most, how peaceful it is once you are in the air. I think that some in your group experienced balloon magic, since you have...More

Reviewed 23 March 2019

OMG! I gave this ride to my wife as a birthday gift. It is BY FAR the best gift I could have given her. She is fun and adventurous which is a perfectly apt description of this ride as well. So, from the beginning: The...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Steve C
HotAirExpeditions, Owner at Hot Air Expeditions, responded to this reviewResponded 26 March 2019

Greetings Steve C, In reading your review, I felt like I was there with all of you! We are just thrilled that you and your wife enjoyed your hot air balloon flight with the marvelous Captain Craig, Jason and the crew. We feel that the...More

Reviewed 19 March 2019

We had a beautiful day for this experience. We learned so much about hot air ballooning from our pilot, Craig. He made the experience so much fun with simple tools like a child’s toy plastic parachutist. Blowing bubbles at 3,000 feet was so cool watching...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank unzbarb
HotAirExpeditions, Owner at Hot Air Expeditions, responded to this reviewResponded 21 March 2019

Hello UnzBarb, We are so happy to hear that you enjoyed floating over the beautiful desert with Pilot Craig. Blowing bubbles at 3,000 feet from a hot air balloon is something you get to remember for a very long time. From your pilot, crew and...More

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16 March 2019|
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Response from Cynthia G W | Reviewed this property |
About an hour. It depends on the prevailing winds.
Huss H
29 January 2019|
Response from Casa295 | Reviewed this property |
There were nine passengers in our balloon basket, so don't think there should be a problem. Talk to the person at the balloon company, and they will let you know if the basket is large enough for your group.
Bill F
22 November 2018|
Response from Casa295 | Reviewed this property |
It is cooler, so we wore light jackets. If you do a morning ride, It will be quite cool while you're waiting for the balloon to inflate, etc. I prefer the afternoon rides -- I'm not an early riser. And, yes, the burner... More
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