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Sunrise Hot Air Balloon Flight Over Phoenix

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Phoenix, United States

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icon3 hours 30 minutes  (Approx.)
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iconOffered in: English
Good for avoiding crowds

Keeping you safe during COVID-19
What you can expect during your visit
Face masks required for travelers in public areas
Face masks required for guides in public areas
Face masks provided for travelers
Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
Gear/equipment sanitized between use
Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
Regular temperature checks for staff
Temperature checks for travelers upon arrival
Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
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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
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.
The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
Q:
What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during Sunrise Hot Air Balloon Flight Over Phoenix ?
A:
The policies on face masks and attendee health are:

  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Face masks provided for travelers
  • Temperature checks for travelers upon arrival
See all safety measures taken by Sunrise Hot Air Balloon Flight Over Phoenix .
Q:
What is the policy on sanitization during Sunrise 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 Sunrise Hot Air Balloon Flight Over Phoenix .
Q:
What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Sunrise Hot Air Balloon Flight Over Phoenix ?
A:
The policies on staff health & safety are:

  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
See all safety measures taken by Sunrise Hot Air Balloon Flight Over Phoenix .
Q:
What is the maximum group size during Sunrise Hot Air Balloon Flight Over Phoenix ?
A:
This activity will have a maximum of 9 travelers.

See all safety measures taken by Sunrise Hot Air Balloon Flight Over Phoenix .

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Traveler Tips


  • "I am grateful for the recommendations the rep gave me before the trip dress warm in layers for the morning flight, wear a hat, sunscreen, closed-toe shoes." See review
  • "Would highly recommend trying this even if you are afraid of heights!" See review

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Awesome.
Jason_A
, Jun 2020
From meeting the Shuttle driver in the morning to boarding the balloon it was a super fun experience. The crew was great. The pilot was engaging. The scenery was beautiful. I would definitely recommend this.
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Great experience
Kyle_P
, Jun 2020
Pilot did a fantastic job communicating and explaining. Was a very easy and gentle ride. All my fears went away. Thank you!
icon Response from Host , Jun 2020
Hello Kyle, It's nice to know you had a great balloon tour! Our pilots have been doing this for many years and are really good at easing fears. Thank you for choosing Hot Air Expeditions for your adventures!
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Spectacular and exhilarating expedition
Sharon_O
, Jun 2020
From the moment we met at meeting place at 4:45 a.m. till ride was over, the entire team was great !! Chris and Tom were so professional and personable at the same time! They first checked our temperatures before we could begin the flight, so as to make sure we or other passengers were not sick. We all were given the coolest mask decorated with hot air balloons ! We were transported to our departure station. We were given instructions before we lifted, as to how to prepare for our landing ! I, being somewhat apprehensive about heights, was a little skeptical as to whether I would be able to do it! As we begin to lift off, all the fears disappeared! The beauty was breathtaking and so serene to be at 4800 ft. In the air overlooking the valley and capturing many sunrise photos along with the other balloons flying in and around us. The morning was perfect temperature! The Captain, Chris was so informative and comical also ! Before we knew it, we were landing in an open area almost spot on from the great networking amongst Tom on the ground and Chris the pilot! Upon landing, which by the way was very smooth, a little jerk a skip, another few feet and then coming to a stop! We all followed the 4 instructions that were given to us in the beginning. We were given flying certificates and mimosas after we were told the history of how and when hot air balloons began. We toasted to a beautiful prayer for balloonists! We then loaded and were taken back to meeting site. It was everything and plus more than I expected it to be! I can now cross this off of my bucket list !
icon Response from Host , Jun 2020
Hello Sharon, This is so wonderful! We are happy to hear how much you enjoyed your balloon tour. We hear often from people who are a bit apprehensive about heights, but come back saying how they ended up having the best time. Our team always strives to provide a safe and memorable experience. Thank you for flying with Hot Air Expeditions!
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Great trip
MarkB183
, Mar 2020
Absolutely loved the trip!! Awesome views, awesome crew, awesome pilot!! Pilot was very informative, answered any and all questions. Ask for Jonathan for your pilot if you can.
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Breathtakingly Beautiful
Suzanne
, Feb 2020
This was on my bucket list and I am so glad I did it! Great experience altogether. Loved the brunch too. I did not give it 5 stars only because by the time we left, we missed the sunrise.
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Great balloon ride excursion.
Jeremy_O
, Feb 2020
Mike and Mike gave us a great experience. We did the sunrise ride and the views were amazing. The breakfast afterwards exceeded our expectations.
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Great experience
Terika_G
, Feb 2020
It was a great experience. The accommodation was great and the staff was exceptionally nice. I do recommend people to book a hot air balloon ride.
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No expérience the flight has been cancelled
Pierre_J
, Feb 2020
The flight has been cancelled and No return from the agency and no refund news We are expecting news at least on Monday
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Phoenix Hot Air Balloon Morning Ride
William T
, Dec 2019
The Pilot Jonathan was very skilled and entertaining. Ask for this Pilot. A great Balloon experience followed by a true gourmet brunch by Vincents in the field you land in. First class.
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Fantastic experience!!
Cruiser269554
, Nov 2019
Our balloon ride was fantastic. Would recommend it highly. No hiccups whatsoever. Todd our driver and part of the balloon crew was very knowledgeable. Tommy the pilot with 14 years of flying experience put my fears to rest. The ride was so smooth and uneventful but the experience is everlasting!!

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