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Phoenix Hot Air Balloon Morning Ride provided by Hot Air Expeditions

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Phoenix Hot Air Balloon Morning Ride

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Overview
A drive through the Sonoran Desert just doesn’t do it justice—the desert expands over 100,000 square miles (260,000 square kilometers) total. One of the best ways to get the views you’re hoping for is a hot-air balloon ride, and this morning tour from Phoenix gets you up in the air with an FAA-licensed pilot to catch sight of the sunrise. Plus, afterward, you can enjoy a Champagne breakfast by your landing spot.
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You'll start at
702 W Deer Valley Dr
702 W Deer Valley Dr, Phoenix, AZ 85027, USA
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  • Pass by Phoenix Sonoran Desert Preserve
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    Hot Air Expeditions
    Stop: 10 minutes -
    All of our hot air balloon tours check in at the Deer Valley Airport Balloon Ride Parking Area, unless the roundtrip hotel transfers option is selected.
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You'll end at
702 W Deer Valley Dr
702 W Deer Valley Dr, Phoenix, AZ 85027, USA
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Highlights
  • See expansive Sonoran Desert views on this morning hot-air balloon ride
  • Feel safe on your sunrise ride with an experienced FAA-licensed pilot
  • Get the chance to chat about your flight over a Champagne breakfast
  • Upgrade to add hotel pickup and drop-off from Phoenix for convenience
What to Expect
This hot-air balloon ride starts at the time you chose when booking. If you chose to upgrade to add hotel pickup, you’ll be picked up from your Phoenix hotel, otherwise make your own way over to the Deer Valley Airport. Once you arrive, your crew for the day gets your balloon ready to go. Your FAA-licensed pilot makes sure you have a safe ride up in the air. Take off and fly up to take in views over the Sonoran Desert. Catch views of the beautiful landscape, cacti, wildlife, and sun as it rises for the morning. Afterward, back on the ground, enjoy a Champagne breakfast, and chat about your flight experience. Your hot-air balloon ride tour ends with hotel drop-off (if you’ve chosen to upgrade), or right where you are.
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Important Information
Departure Point
702 W Deer Valley Dr, Phoenix, AZ 85027, USA
Duration
3h 30m
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
Inclusions
  • Champagne
  • Gourmet cuisine
  • Commemorative flight certificate
  • Hotel pickup and drop off (if option selected)
Exclusions
  • Gratuities
  • Hotel pickup and drop off (if option not selected)
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Additional Info
  • 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
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled 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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Jenae P wrote a review Mar 2020
5 contributions1 helpful vote
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This is an amazing company! We did the sunrise ride and my family and I were sleepy but they woke us up and entertained us so well. The actual hot air balloon ride was amazing. You see so many beautiful things and it’s not as cold as you would think. They make you feel safe and
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Date of experience: March 2020
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Response from HotAirExpeditions, Owner at Phoenix Hot Air Balloon Morning Ride
Responded 1 week ago
Hello 551jenaep, Thank you for sharing about your ballooning experience with us! The Sonoran desert views are very spectacular this time of year. We are very happy to hear that our team was able to provide you with such a great memorable experience. We would like to thank you again for your feedback, and hope that you'll come fly with us again soon!
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PrairiePaula wrote a review Mar 2020
Denver15 contributions7 helpful votes
Finally booked a morning flight on our 3rd winter visit to Phoenix - on Valentine’s Day. Pickup @ Deer Trail Airport went smoothly but it WAS before sunrise. Glad for the chance to use the airport toilets before the drive north near to Carefree. The transport & crew were in good
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Date of experience: February 2020
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Response from HotAirExpeditions, Owner at Phoenix Hot Air Balloon Morning Ride
Responded 1 week ago
Hello PrairiePaula, Thank you so much for your review! It's fantastic to hear that both captains ensured that your flight was fun and informative. We are always thrilled to hear that our staff makes our guests feel comfortable, and well taken care of. Thank you again, and hope to see you among the clouds again soon!
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Don F wrote a review Mar 2020
2 contributions1 helpful vote
Fantastic trip with outrageous customer service supplied by Jim and Tommy. Don’t be scared to take the trip. Found it relaxing and peaceful. Great to eat in the middle of nowhere!!
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Response from HotAirExpeditions, Owner at Phoenix Hot Air Balloon Morning Ride
Responded 2 weeks ago
Hello Don, It's great to know you had a fantastic experience with us! Captain Tommy and crew member Jim are two of our best and always provide an exceptional tour. Thank you for flying with Hot Air Expeditions!
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JR123 wrote a review Mar 2020
1 contribution
Fantastic experience - crews were organized - efficient ontime - very well organized - Driver was Chris and pilot was Johnathon - informative very conversant - took a grandson with girlfriend - very enjoyable experience
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Date of experience: March 2020
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Response from HotAirExpeditions, Owner at Phoenix Hot Air Balloon Morning Ride
Responded 3 weeks ago
Hello Bob, We're thrilled to hear you had a fantastic balloon experience! Captain Jonathan provides a top notch tour and crew member Chris always makes sure everyone has a good time. Thank you for flying with Hot Air Expeditions!
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Ronda S wrote a review Mar 2020
1 contribution1 helpful vote
I was finally able to check a hot air balloon ride off my bucket list! What an amazing experience! Tommy, the pilot, and Nick, crew, were great! They were on top of everything and worked so hard to make it a meaningful experience. I highly recommend Hot Air Expeditions!
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Date of experience: March 2020
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Response from HotAirExpeditions, Owner at Phoenix Hot Air Balloon Morning Ride
Responded 3 weeks ago
Hello 589rondas, One off the bucket list! It's great to hear how you had an amazing balloon experience. You had an A-list team making sure everyone was well taken care of. Thank you for choosing Hot Air Expeditions for your adventure!
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hoollycow
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Awesome Family Christmas Gift in March
Group of 10 of us ages 5 to 65 enjoyed a magical , sunset Balloon ride into the Sonora Desert two days ago . Having
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Sookeite
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Hot air balloon ride
Well this activity is bucket list material! From climbing into the basket, floating through the air, to champagne a
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stockdeb
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Great Sunset Ride
We had a great Sunset Balloon Ride. The crew-----Chris, Scott, and Pilot Don were all very knowledgeable, professio
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jjander6
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Family fun
This was our second time to do the sunset ride with Hot Air Expeditions and with pilot Mike; but this time we broug
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321betsym
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Awesome
Hot Air Expeditions is a extremely organized outfit. From inflating the balloon to the breakfast with champagne and
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Pascal V
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Worth doing
Very nice experience, can be done with large groups. We were with about 100 people. Breakfast was awaiting us.
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MikeCo55
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Bucket list
Ok, this was one of the coolest thing things ever. Took off and landed in the Sonoran desert. Our pilot was Gary an
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Smilesll
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Hot air balloon
Logistics were long and cumbersome. The flight itself was excellent, but getting to launch was long, lots of waitin
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thellik
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Spectacular crew - especially Don and Chris!
From the booking, to the reminder courtesy call, to Chris, the informative driver, and Don, our amazing pilot...tru
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7jodyp
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Great experience
Loved the balloon ride. The crew, Jonathon, Todd, Mike Johnson and Bri, were very accommodating and friendly. They
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cadenning
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Hot air balloon rides
We had a great group of folks for our stupendous hot air balloon ride. Our pilots Mike and Jonathan were great pilo
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jimmy11932
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Experience of a lifetime!
We had a fantastic ride with our family of 5. Staff was great. Kind and professional. Captain Wright and rest of cr
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wacjac1625
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Exhilarating
Awesome experience as a first timer in a hot air balloon excursion. Friendly, experienced, and outstanding service!
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tracysimon12
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Hot air balloon adventures
Great adventure. Captain Mike was clearly very experienced, extremely knowledgeable and so much fun!
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cominnie
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Valentine ride
Everything was done professionally, efficiently,, & friendly, from info about the tour, the reservation system, pic
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  • Duration: 3h 30m
  • Mobile Ticket Accepted
  • Free Cancellation up to 24 hours in advance
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  • Languages Offered: English
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