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Morning Hot Air Balloon Flight Over Phoenix

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icon3 hours 30 minutes  (Approx.)
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iconOffered in: English
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Overview

Take in gorgeous views of the Sonoran Desert and feel like you’re floating on a cloud during an exhilarating hot air balloon ride from Phoenix. You’ll experience the perfect start to your day followed by Champagne breakfast. Each flight lasts about an hour, with optional round-trip transport from your hotel.
  • Spectacular views over the Phoenix valley
  • Includes a champagne breakfast
  • Watch the pilot and crew prepare the hot-air balloon for flight
  • Revel in peace, calm and serenity as panoramic views unfold before you
  • Take flight with an experienced FAA licensed pilot
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Champagne
Brunch
Commemorative flight certificate
Hotel pickup and drop off (if option selected)
Gratuities
Hotel pickup and drop off (if option not selected)

Departure Point

702 W Deer Valley Rd, Phoenix, AZ 85027, USA

Return Details

Returns to original departure point
After hotel pickup in Phoenix, you’re transferred to Deer Valley Airport, or make your own way there at your chosen departure time. Once the licensed pilot and experienced crew get your hot air balloon ready for flight, climb inside the basket for the approximate 1-hour ride.

You’ll feel almost motionless as your balloon gently leaves the ground, traveling at speeds of 5–6 mph (8–9.6 kph). Float with the wind on an airy ride at elevations as high as 5,000 feet (1,524 meters). During your breathtaking journey, peer out over the Phoenix valley and enjoy a panoramic vista above the impressive saguaros of the Sonoran Desert.

Exhilaration comes with the sunrise followed by a gourmet breakfast. Upon landing, take part in a ballooning tradition by toasting your aerial tour with chilled Champagne. Then enjoy cuisine catered by the award-winning French-fusion restaurant, Vincent on Camelback. (See sample menus in Itinerary below.)

You’ll receive a commemorative flight certificate and, if you opted for hotel transport, be dropped off in Phoenix to complete your tour.
Itinerary
Pass By:  
Phoenix Sonoran Desert Preserve
All hot air balloon tours check in at the Deer Valley Airport Balloon Ride Parking Area, unless the roundtrip hotel transfers option is selected. Guests will float above the awe-inspiring Sonoran Desert viewing local landmarks, wildlife and plant life from above.
Pass By:  
Camelback Mountain
Enjoy stunning views of iconic Camelback Mountain in the heart of the Phoenix Valley. You pilot will share the history of this fascinating city and will point out local wildlife and plant life.
Pass By:  
Downtown Phoenix
You will be able to see Downtown Phoenix in the distance as you soar over the valley. As you begin to land, you'll see a table complete with linens and china in the heart of the desert, a clue to what you are about to enjoy! You are greeted with a traditional celebration that includes scrumptiously prepared gourmet cuisine from the award-winning Vincent’s on Camelback restaurant. First-time flyers will be treated to the legendary Balloonists Ceremony that balloonists all over the world have been sharing for more than a century.
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not suitable for pregnant women
  • Not recommended for participants with back injuries/problems
  • 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
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
  • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 12 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Hot Air Expeditions Inc
You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.
  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.

Learn more about cancellations.

The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
Q:
What is the policy on sanitization during Morning Hot Air Balloon Flight Over Phoenix ?
A:The policies on sanitization are:

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
See all safety measures taken by Morning Hot Air Balloon Flight Over Phoenix .
Q:
What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Morning Hot Air Balloon Flight Over Phoenix ?
A:The policy on staff health & safety is:

  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
See all safety measures taken by Morning Hot Air Balloon Flight Over Phoenix .

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Reviews

5.0
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1,201 Reviews

Reviews by Viator travelers

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star-5
Excellence!
Thuan_V
, Dec 2021
This is once in a life time that we have been experienced on the hot air balloon. It's great. Thank you.
star-5
Peaceful view from the sky
Richard_B
, Nov 2021
Bucket list item which proved to be very enjoyable. The crew and balloonist were great. Although the winds were calm so we made an unusual landing, the sights were unbelievable. Great time.
star-1
Tour cancelled because ONLY our ballon couldn’t take off
Elena_M
, Nov 2021
My experience was very disappointing! The tour was cancelled due, according to what our guide and pilot said, the wind. However all other balloons were in the air while we were left on the ground!! Immagine how disappointing this is after waking up at 5am with all the excitement to get on a hot air balloon. I could perhaps be a bit more understanding if during all of this mess they would have kept us informed and talked to us a bit more, but they didn’t at all! So we had to ask all the time what was going on! At some point the driver made a U turn on our way to the take-off point and didn’t say a word! And already the sunrise was gone! But apparently they don’t take off until the sun is already out ( however I saw other balloons in the air while the sunrise was happening so other companies must do!). Overall I felt the people were not competent enough to make us enjoy our tour and that’s why we didn’t fly. So I guess I was unlucky, since all the other balloons were in the air! The experience does look amazing though so I would highly reccomend it, but NOT with this company!
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star-5
Best day yet!!!
Kathleen_V
, Nov 2021
The staff - John and Marcus!!! Awesome team!! The take off and the landing so smooth. The views spectacular. The desert breakfast such special touch!! And the surprise cake for our anniversary topped it all!! Can’t wait to do it again!! Thank you!!
star-4
They were great to work with
Cynthia_D
, Nov 2021
Unfortunately, my ride was canceled the night before due to high wind in the area. Of course, l was disappointed but totally understand - safety first!! However, I came out here to say that while Viator customer service was difficult to work with, the actual provider/owners of the Hot Air Balloon company were awesome! I called them directly to get some information after booking and they kept in contact with me via text right up through the cancellation. Like most companies, they take payment quickly but are slow to refund (5-7 days). Other than that, I will definitely try to book with them again if I’m back in the area.
star-2
No way to properly rate
Amal_B
, Nov 2021
Unfortunately, the winds were too high for a flight. We were told that it would not be safe to take off or land. There were other balloon tours that we saw go up but ours said they don’t take those kinds of risks. We appreciate that. We drove around for about 2 hours. From the meeting site, to a bathroom, and then out to a potential take off site. Then, we were told that it wasn’t possible and were driven back to the meeting site.
star-5
Everyone was so nice!! I...
sadie_k
, Nov 2021
Everyone was so nice!! I would so do it again when I come back!! Thank you so much!! Captain Morgan was super nice and very funny.
star-5
Fabulous bucket list experience
Cathy_M
, Nov 2021
This was just a phenomenal experience. From the van driver Andi who drove us to the launch site to the crew who took pictures of us and set everything up to our pilot Captain Bill. It was just so fantastic. Bill was hilarious and knowledgeable and gave us a perfect ride including a very smooth landing. I just can't say enough good things about it. Loved every minute.
star-5
Great experience
Capricia_S
, Nov 2021
Overall we had an amazing time. So glad to be able to check it off my bucket list. The service was very organized. The crew was great as well and hands on. Our driver Michael was exceptionally and very helpful.
icon Response from Host , Nov 2021
Hey there! Thank you very much for your kind review! We're so thrilled to hear you checked an item off your checklist with us and that our driver Mike was able to provide you with exceptionally service!
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Patrons of the US
Jorja_H
, Nov 2021
This was really great including the toast at the end. Our ride did not go as high as other balloons with same company not sure why but we did not ask.
icon Response from Host , Nov 2021
Hi Jorja, Thank you so very much for flying with us, and for sharing about your hot air ballooning experience with others. We appreciate it! In regards to the difference in how high or low balloons fly at certain points during the flight, this will depend on the wind speeds and directions each pilot obtains at different elevations. A pilot may stay lower during the flight to catch a certain wind direction or speed, or alternately cruise higher to catch different conditions to get you to the desired landing site. As you may have noticed, there is no steering wheel in the balloon, so much of what we do is at the mercy of Mother Nature. We hope that helps to clarify things for you, and are thrilled you had a wonderful time with us!

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