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Phoenix Hot Air Balloon Morning Ride

Highlights
  • 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
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Phoenix Hot Air Balloon Morning Ride
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Overview
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.
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Reviewed 6 days ago
Fantastic

My daughter surprised me with a hot air balloon ride this morning for my birthday and it was fantastic. The service was great from start to finish. Tommy the captain was excellent, he shared his knowledge with us. The landing was smooth. The breakfast afterward...More

1  Thank dianeb2211
HotAirExpeditions, Owner at Hot Air Expeditions, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Hello Diane B, We are so happy to hear that you enjoyed your birthday surprise with us! We must agree that time with Pilot Tommy, Steven and the crew is time well spent. We hope that you were able to partake in champagne and cake....More

Reviewed 1 week ago
Bucket List

We traveled with another couple to Arizona and a balloon ride was on all of our bucket lists, so we booked the Hot Air Expeditions morning ride. It was an amazing experience with views that were unrivaled. We rose to 3000 feet above the ground....More

Thank lollygal
HotAirExpeditions, Front Office Manager at Hot Air Expeditions, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hot Air Expeditions will like to thank you for sharing your experience with us and we are so exited to be the chosen on for that check mark on your bucket list. We are the company with the best post flight experience and always like...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Awesome experience

We enjoyed this ride very much. It is a unique view and way to travel. Our pilot Bill was fun and knowledgeable. The breakfast was very good. The reason for 4 stars is our balloon did not have heat shields like the other one flying...More

Thank Sue C
HotAirExpeditions, Owner at Hot Air Expeditions, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Hi Sue, Thank you for taking time to share your experience with us, we are happy to hear that overall you had a nice time up, up and away! We are happy that you enjoyed Pilot Bill, he is a wonderful pilot with a wealth...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Breathtaking Views

Overall the ride was unforgettable! Breathtaking views of the desert and unique Arizona topography. Captain Al was friendly and provided us with bits of history about hot air ballooning and bits of information about desert plants and characteristics of the desert we were viewing. The...More

Thank Rosemary O
HotAirExpeditions, Owner at Hot Air Expeditions, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Hi Rosemary, Thank you for taking the time to share your feedback with us and your fellow travelers! We are happy to hear that you enjoyed Captain Al and his knowledge of the Sonoran Desert and plant life. There is so much to learn about...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Amazing Experience

Everyone was so friendly. The flight was so smooth and relaxing. I really enjoyed the breakfast and getting a chance to meet nice people.More

Thank sricksger
HotAirExpeditions, Owner at Hot Air Expeditions, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hello Sricksger, We have some wonderful people that love hot air ballooning working here. We are so happy that you enjoyed your morning with us and got to meet some new friends. A champagne breakfast is the only way to follow up a flight over...More

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hayley l
19 May 2018|
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Response from alwags100 | Reviewed this property |
The actual ride was prox. 45 minutes not counting the ride to the deployment site and inflation and basket loading time. Then there was landing, deflation, and champagne breakfast set up time. All great to watch and enjoy!
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Lakisha H
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!
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Michelle M
24 April 2018|
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Response from Don G | Reviewed this property |
We had four passengers plus the pilot in our balloon. We didn't request this but it just worked out that way. Lots more private that way and will request that setup next time we fly.
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