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Sunset Hot Air Balloon Ride over Phoenix

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    What to Expect
    Upon meeting at the check-in office, your pilots and crew will transport you to the launch site location, where you will have the option to become hands on and help the crew, or take in the view as the gentle giant comes to life. Before loading into the basket, the pilot will conduct a safety briefing, so make sure to listen carefully! Then you are up, up and away into the beautiful Arizona sky.

    During your hour-long flight over the famous Sonoran Desert, you will have a 360-degree view no matter where you stand in the basket. The pilot will be your tour guide in the sky, explaining what you are looking at, how far you are going and how high you are ascending.

    Upon landing, you will be greeted with a celebratory toast (a tradition dating back to the 1800's), post flight food catered for you by locally renowned Wildflower Bread Company, and each passenger will receive a commemorative flight certificate. Once the balloon is packed up and all passengers are ready to go, the pilot and crew will bring you back to the check-in point where you can purchase souvenirs to commemorate your aeronautical adventure. A great experience to check off your Bucket List!
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    Important Information
    Departure Point
    715 E Covey Ln, Phoenix, AZ 85024, USA
    Return Details
    Returns to original departure point
    • Local taxes
    • Champagne
    • Post flight food
    • Live commentary on board
    • Gift for inflation process (option of helping crew inflate balloon)
    • Gratuities
    • Souvenir Merchandise (available to purchase)
    • Hotel pickup and drop-off (available for an additional fee)
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    Additional Info
    • Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
    • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
    • All flights are weather permitting
    • Children must be 5 years of age or older
    • Must be able to stand for 60 minutes unassisted
    • Must be able to sustain the impact of jumping off a chair
    • Minimum drinking age is 21 years
    • Light layered clothing
    • Closed toe shoes
    • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
    Cancellation Policy
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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    Popular mentions
    So this is as expensive thing to do but, worth every penny. You arrive at 2:45 for the sunset trip, and at 3 they have you board a van for a 20-minute ride to the launch area. Once at the launch pad, we watched as they filled the balloon and uprighted the basket. We took off
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    This was our first time in a hot air balloon and it was a very memorable experience. We opted for the hotel pick-up and kudos to Dante for the great conversation both ways. We had Captain Patrick as our pilot and he was excellent, hilarious and shared facts about the history of
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    Very organized, great staff. Couldn't have been more pleased. It was a beautiful day in Phoenix. Would recommend.
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    Response from RainbowRyders1, General Manager at Sunset Hot Air Balloon Ride over Phoenix
    Responded 25 Nov 2019
    Thanks for the review! Our staff work hard to make your time with us fun, safe, and memorable. We hope you enjoyed your flight with us and we’d love to fly with you again!
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    Awesome experience! Would highly recommend. We have had many experiences world wide and this rated one of the best. AZ provided the perfect conditions.
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    Response from RainbowRyders1, Public Relations Manager at Sunset Hot Air Balloon Ride over Phoenix
    Responded 18 Nov 2019
    Thank you so much for the compliment, wow what an honor! You are right that Arizona does provide great flying conditions. Hope to fly with you again someday.
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    For my daughters 18th birthday we did a hot air balloon ride through rainbow riders . We were very happy with the experience. They were very professional and we felt very relaxed throughout the experience. Highly recommend them
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    Response from RainbowRyders1, General Manager at Sunset Hot Air Balloon Ride over Phoenix
    Responded 23 Oct 2019
    Thanks for choosing us to celebrate your daughter’s 18th birthday with! We hope that you enjoyed your experience from start to finish!
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    About the operator
    By: Rainbow Ryders Hot Air Balloon
    982 reviews
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    Birthday balloon ride
    My wife and I took a hot air balloon ride for my birthday with Rainbow Ryders balloon company. It was an amazing
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    Phil W
    Washington DC, District of Columbia
    Floating over the Desert
    Rainbow Riders provided the exact experience I was hoping for. Our pilot, Al, was friendly and had a great sense
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    Walnut Creek, California
    Wonderful experience
    The operation was very professional. Everyone knew what they were doing and we left right on time. We (two
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    Fantastic trip and easy to arrange
    This group is very professional - and nice - AND funny. I arranged a first-trip for my husband. Easy to do all
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    Rainbow riders hot air balloons
    It was amazing! I thought we would not make the sunrise but we did. Very efficient and professional staff that
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    Phoenix, Arizona
    A gift that will last a lifetime!
    The ride was a gift from my son and I’ll treasure the experience forever! Incredible views, the crew thoughtful of
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    Chicago, Illinois
    Sunrise Hot Air Balloon Ride
    My husband and I enjoyed the ride. We stayed in a hotel in Scottsdale and the crew picked us up at our hotel. The
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    Jane T
    Denver, Colorado
    Great trip
    So this is as expensive thing to do but, worth every penny. You arrive at 2:45 for the sunset trip, and at 3 they
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    Sugar Land, Texas
    Beautiful morning trip!
    We enjoyed a gorgeous morning flight with our pilot, Al. He is extremely experienced and professional and made us
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    Celebrating 7,200 ft in the sky!
    This was our first time in a hot air balloon and it was a very memorable experience. We opted for the hotel
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    Steve F
    Minneapolis, Minnesota
    A Phoenix Vacation Highlight!
    Our family took a sunrise balloon ride while on vacation in Scottsdale and highly recommend it! Our pilot Jesse
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    Jersey City, New Jersey
    A fantastic experience for the family!
    We booked a sunrise ride about a week in advance of our trip to Phoenix for Christmas. There had been crappy
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    Family Ballon Ride
    Rainbow Ryders does a great job with their professional pilots and great customer service. This is our second ride
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    Fantastic Sunrise Ride over the Desert
    Totally worth the money. We had a really great sunrise above the desert and an amazing view. Our pilot Jesse was
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    Diamond Bar, California
    Exciting hot air baloon ride
    We did not know what to expect when we reached their office well before sunrise. The staff and the pilot were very
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