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Hot Air Expeditions

702 W Deer Valley Rd, Deer Valley Airport, Phoenix, AZ 85027-2152
+1 480-502-6999
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At Hot Air Expeditions we pride ourselves on providing hot air ballooning experiences in the Phoenix/Scottsdale, Arizona. We've been operating locally in the Valley of the Sun for over 26 years and rated the "Best Ballooning in Phoenix" by Fodor's Travel for 22 years in a row! We provide morning flights daily, year-round and sunset flights are offered seasonally, November through March. All flights include gourmet catered fare from Vincents on Camelback, along with a champagne toast and flight certificate. Come check this off of your bucket list with us!
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  • Average2%
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702 W Deer Valley Rd, Deer Valley Airport, Phoenix, AZ 85027-2152
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Reviewed 15 July 2017

On vacation I decided it was time to mark something off "the list"--in the Phoenix/Sedona area it was a hot air balloon flight. I chose Hot Air Expeditions upon the recommendation of the concierge at the vacation resort. It was a great experience! If you...More

Thank deannamorrow53
HotAirExpeditions, Owner at Hot Air Expeditions, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Deanna, We are pleased that you choose Hot Air Expeditions to cross something off "the list". Even more so, that you had such a great experience. Our drivers are part tour guide and part comedian, trying to make sure everyone feels involved and excited about...More

Reviewed 13 July 2017

I love hot air ballooning and have flown in many different states. Our home here in AZ blesses us with views of the balloons everyday. Our daughter had never flown in a hot air balloon before, so it was definitely time for this special experience....More

Thank Sheila W
HotAirExpeditions, Owner at Hot Air Expeditions, responded to this reviewResponded 14 July 2017

Sheila, First off, thank you for your kind words. Secondly, for letting us know how much you enjoy watching us, in your words "a private balloon festival". We are pleased that you choose us of all the local companies to take you and your daughter...More

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Reviewed 6 July 2017 via mobile

Tommy our pilot and Nick our driver were awesome! They have this down to a science and want to make it a great experience for you! Our top height was 7200 Feet! Tommy took great care getting us our best views. While Nick and others...More

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HotAirExpeditions, Owner at Hot Air Expeditions, responded to this reviewResponded 7 July 2017

Tommy and Nick are pretty amazing! Tommy is one of our top pilots and he does enjoy his job. Nick is also such a great team member from picking up our passengers to making sure the balloons get up and down, to assisting with that...More

Reviewed 6 July 2017

What a great way to start the day. Don't miss out on this adventure, sailing over the Arizona dessert in the early morning. The day begins at 5am, gathering with fellow flyers ready to be whisked off to the launch site where you watch as...More

Thank vinculum
HotAirExpeditions, Owner at Hot Air Expeditions, responded to this reviewResponded 7 July 2017

We are so pleased to know that you had such a wonderful experience with Hot Air Expeditions, Pilot Tommy and Crew Chief Nick. When we hear such stories, as yours, we know that we are doing our best to give our passengers the most wonderful...More

Reviewed 1 July 2017 via mobile

Our pilot, Tommy, made everyone feel comfortable and was very friendly throughout the flight. And our driver, Steven, was also very helpful and friendly. We had a great time!More

Thank Brenna D
HotAirExpeditions, Owner at Hot Air Expeditions, responded to this reviewResponded 3 July 2017

Brennna, We thank you for giving us your feedback. We love hearing that our pilots and crew make your pre-flight and flight as wonderful as possible. They also help take away that little case of nerves. We hope that we can take you up, up...More

Reviewed 30 June 2017 via mobile

We had an amazing flight today with Captain Tommy and our driver, Todd. We saw coyotes, jackrabbits, and burrows from the air. Very knowledgeable and professional team!More

Thank kylar27
HotAirExpeditions, Owner at Hot Air Expeditions, responded to this reviewResponded 30 June 2017

We thank you for taking time from you day to let us know what a wonderful time you had. I agree, it is pretty amazing to watch the wildlife from above. Captain Tommy has been doing this just a "little while", so he is very...More

Reviewed 29 June 2017 via mobile

It was an extremely fun and beautiful ride. Stephen was our driver and ensured our comfort. He stopped at an extremely clean restroom on the way to the field we're the balloon was. In the basket we were given towels and water and baseball caps...More

Thank Micki H
HotAirExpeditions, Owner at Hot Air Expeditions, responded to this reviewResponded 30 June 2017

Micki, Sounds like you hit the jackpot with a wonderful flight, Steven your driver, Captain Tom and helping others celebrate with cake. This is exactly what we wish for each and every guest who fly's with us; some truly great memories to take home with...More

Reviewed 29 June 2017 via mobile

Not only were we on one of the biggest hot air balloons in the U.S., but Tommy was such a fun, funny and great captain! Additionally, they served us breakfast, which is not offered by the other companies! Best anniversary surprise from my hubby!!!More

Thank Andreaanddonovan
HotAirExpeditions, Owner at Hot Air Expeditions, responded to this reviewResponded 30 June 2017

Andrea and Donovan, Happy belated Anniversary from all us at Hot Air Expeditions. We are so glad that we got to share such a personal celebration with you. Don't forget to go to our HotAirExpeditions.com web page to check out the pictures we captured of...More

Reviewed 25 June 2017

This was our first hot air balloon ride. This is a very professionally run organization. They picked us up at our hotel and we "staged" with other customers at the Deer Valley Airport. They then drove us to our launch set for the day. It...More

Thank Keith B
HotAirExpeditions, Owner at Hot Air Expeditions, responded to this reviewResponded 26 June 2017

We are so glad you were able to experience your first hot air balloon ride with us. We know our team is very professional yet they have a way to put everyone at ease. It's good to know that our passengers feel the same way....More

Reviewed 23 June 2017 via mobile

Please do your research on hot air balloon rides. There are many other companies in and around Phoenix that offer more intimate rides. Hot Air Expeditions crammed 20 people into a basket and charged each person over $160. I later found out I could have...More

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HotAirExpeditions, Owner at Hot Air Expeditions, responded to this reviewResponded 26 June 2017

We are sorry that you did not enjoy your ride with us. Please give us a call or email, we would like to speak with you in regards to your experience. We try to make each and every flight as fun yet as safe as...More

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Aleescandonm
21 February 2017|
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Response from HotAirExpeditions | Property representative |
Hi Alejandra, In April we will have one morning flight available, and meeting/pick up timing will vary based on your hotel location. We absolutely offer roundtrip hotel transfers, and would be happy to pick you up from... More
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Corey R
4 January 2017|
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Response from HotAirExpeditions | Property representative |
Hello Corey, In March we go through some time changes to follow the sunrise and sunset. Through March 10th, our morning flights would meet by 6:30 am, and our afternoon would meet by 4:00 pm, both at the Deer Valley... More
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GreenEyes120112
28 November 2016|
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Response from HotAirExpeditions | Property representative |
Thank you for your question regarding our sunset ballooning experience! Throughout the month of December, our sunset flights check in at the Deer Valley Airport at 3:00pm. You can expect to be in-flight for approximately... More
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