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Morning 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
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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 10 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Hot Air Expeditions Inc

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

  • 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 face masks and attendee health during Morning 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 Morning Hot Air Balloon Flight Over Phoenix .
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 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 Morning Hot Air Balloon Flight Over Phoenix .
Q:
What is the maximum group size during Morning Hot Air Balloon Flight Over Phoenix ?
A:
This activity will have a maximum of 10 travelers.

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

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  • "Would highly recommend trying this even if you are afraid of heights!" See review

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No social distancing considerations
Diane_O
, Nov 2020
While we enjoyed the experience of the hot air balloon ride, there were no considerations in regards to social distancing. Ten people were put in a fourteen passenger van and there were too many people in the balloon basket to keep family groups together and separated from other groups . No room at the tables for social distancing while we ate breakfast. Two of the four member crew were new and did not know what they were doing which delayed set up and breakdown of the equipment.
icon Response from Host , Nov 2020
Hi Diane, Thank you for taking the time to share about your experience, and provide your feedback. We are disheartened to hear that the hot air ballooning experience did not meet your expectations, as we never want anyone to leave our tours feeling anything less than thrilled. We do mention in our COVID-19 Procedures on our website, on third party listings, and in our booking confirmation + booking reminder emails that with shared hot air balloon rides, it is not possible to remain 6 feet apart from other guests due to the size of the hot air balloon basket and weight and balance requirements. We do require all staff + guests to wear face masks when in confined environments (while in our chase vehicles and up in the air) because of this, and do offer private flights as an alternative option. We do also put no more than 4 guests per 6 foot dining table at our post-flight breakfast, unless the party is traveling together. We do occasionally have new staff members on our team, though this should not impede the experience at all. We would love the opportunity to speak further with you about your experience, in order to gain more insight as to how we can improve, and also provide the opportunity for you to walk away with a smile on your face. Feel free to contact us at (480) 502-6999 or Info@HotAirExpeditions.com. We look forward to hearing from you!
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star-5
Great Experience
Dawn
, Nov 2020
Jonathan and Jim made the trip memorable! Both were amazing as well as the rest of the crew. Will definitely be back with friends and other family members.
icon Response from Host , Nov 2020
Hi Dawn, I am so happy to hear that you had such a great time with us. We hope to see you flying the skies with Hot Air Expeditions again sometime.
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Experience breathtaking views with the upmost experience in service.
Lia_O
, Nov 2020
The staff were so professional, accomodating and very jovial. The balloon pilot gave insight and knowledge as to the surrounding area, and answered guests' questions. The entire flight was so seamless and comfortable. The views were breathtaking. I highly recommend this tour agency for their professionalism in ensuring that each guest enjoyed a once in a lifetime, unforgettable experience.
icon Response from Host , Nov 2020
Hi Lia, Thank you for your amazing review!! I am so happy to hear that our team took such great care of you . We hope to see you up, up, and away with Hot Air Expeditions again sometime.
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star-5
Amazing!
Lonnie_B
, Oct 2020
Had a wonderful time. I believe we had the best flight crew and pilot. Chris was very knowledgeable about everything. Our Pilot Mike was full of information and comedy. Scott didn’t say much but he and Chris worked there butts off. There work is unthanked and unseen. So Thank you!
icon Response from Host , Oct 2020
Hi Lonnie, thank you so much for your review! Yes you were in great hands. We hope to see you up, up, and away with Hot Air Expeditions again sometime.
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Bucket list - ✅
Bill_S
, Oct 2020
Beautiful weather. Well organized. Because the wind shifted we did not see the tables set up as coming down. For someone afraid of heights, I would do again. Captain Don was great
icon Response from Host , Oct 2020
Hi Bill, I am so happy to hear that you were able to conquer your fear of heights and let us take such good care of you. We look forward to seeing you up in the air with us again sometime..
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Sunset balloon ride
Fallon_N
, Oct 2020
Chris and Marcus were great and very helpful. I would definitely return. The views were amazing. Fun!
icon Response from Host , Oct 2020
Hi Fallon, thank you for your review! I am happy to hear that our team took such great care of you.. We cant wait to see you up, up and away with us again soon..
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Great start to 3 week triple
Timothy_C
, Oct 2020
Wonderful experience. 90 minutes in the air. Mike great pilot. Interesting to see the inflation . Great breakfast afterwards quiche, croissant and apples. Champaign. Chris and Markus crew entertaining. Great scenery
icon Response from Host , Oct 2020
Hi Timothy, Thank you for a great review! We hope to see you up, up, and away with us again sometime..
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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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