We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Sunrise Hot Air Balloon Ride in Phoenix with Breakfast

Highlights
  • Large baskets beneath the balloon hold up to 20 people comfortably

  • See desert wildlife and the unique Sonoran plant life from above

  • Enjoy a lavish champagne breakfast in the desert

More
Sunrise Hot Air Balloon Ride in Phoenix with Breakfast
From US$135.50
Check Availability
  • Overview
  • What to Expect
  • Important Information
  • Reviews
  • Q&A
Select Date and Travellers
6:45am DepartureMost Popular
Tour departs at 6:45am
From US$135.50
7am Departure
Tour departs at 7am
From US$135.50
6:30am Departure
Tour departs at 6:30am
From US$135.50
Show 7 more
Overview

Float over the Sonoran Desert in a hot air balloon! Depart before daybreak to get incredible views of the desert sun as it rises. Be a part of the action as the balloon is inflated to the height of an 11-story building. If the wind is right, you can go inside for amazing photos. Following the flight, be greeted on the ground with breakfast in the desert.

What to Expect
Begin your adventure by meeting your crew just north of Phoenix about 30 minutes before sunrise for this 4-hour experience. Take a short van ride to the launch area for this scenic flight.

After you arrive, experience the inflation of the balloon by motorized fans as it grows to an enormous 11 stories tall. If the winds are favorable, you may get to go inside the balloon as it is inflated to get some amazing photos. Once the envelope is filled with air, the propane burners are ignited to heat the air inside. It takes about thirty minutes before you are ready for flight.

Join your pilot in the hand-crafted, oversized wicker basket with plenty of room for everyone to enjoy the 45-minute ride. As you takeoff, admire how light the balloon feels. During the flight, you have an unobstructed view to take excellent photographs.

Flying close to the ground, hear and see the sights and sounds of desert life. Jackrabbits, quail, roadrunners, and coyotes are commonly spotted. Your pilot will point out the exotic desert plant life below and descend to within inches of trees and cacti.

Upon landing, be greeted with flutes of champagne and breakfast. First-time riders will be treated to the legendary ceremony that balloonists all over the world have been sharing for more than two centuries. Finally, be inducted into the ballooning society and awarded the Certificate d'Ascension en Machine Aereostatique.
Reviews (96)
1 - 5 of 95 reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago
Great Experience, Learned a Lot!

An experience of a lifetime! We arrived at the meetup and were seated in some vans to drive around and check the wind at various locations. This took close to an hr as the crew is well trained and will only fly in the perfect...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank sylviafishh
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile
Great first-time experience

We had a great time yesterday as we experienced this adventure on our bucket list. We felt very safe with Randy and his staff. Would definitely recommend!

Thank Mamagoose5
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile
Excellent experience:)

This was one of the activities on our bucket list and we glad we did it with Randy and his friendliest crew:) Right from the pick up till the drop off the experience was truly amazing. Randy is a very experienced pilot and he flew...More

1  Thank drfsid
Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Amazing Hot Air Balloon Ride, Great Staff!

My boyfriend and I had the most AMAZING time on the hot air balloon ride, the little pods in the basket made the experience 10 times better as we didn't get cramped or claustrophobic. The crew was simply awesome, from taking our photos, to letting...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank TrailBlazer527033
Reviewed 5 November 2018
Crew was super friendly, funny and attentive

The entire experience was wonderful. The crew worked like a well oiled machine. Randy was a competent, informative and amusing pilot. Watching the assembly and inflation of the balloon was interesting. The flight was soft and I was never scared. Wish we could have seen...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Excursion02599922238
View more reviews
Questions & Answers
Ask a question
annonline
5 July 2018|
Answer
Response from tmmock | Reviewed this property |
No, you meet at a local area shopping center in the parking lot early in the morning.
0
Votes