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Hot Air Expeditions

704 W. Deer Valley Rd, Phoenix, AZ 85027
(800) 831-7610
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Ranked #9 of 52 activities in Phoenix
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Owner description: Hot Air Expeditions is proud to provide hot air balloon flights in the Phoenix/Scottsdale area. We've been operating locally in the Valley of the Sun... more » Owner description: Hot Air Expeditions is proud to provide hot air balloon flights in the Phoenix/Scottsdale area. We've been operating locally in the Valley of the Sun for over 22 years and voted the "best ballooning in Phoenix" by Fodor's Travel for 18 years in a row! We provide morning flights daily, year-round and afternoon 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! The check in site is at The Deer Valley Airport (704 W. Deer Valley Road, Phoenix, AZ 85027), or we can pick you up at your hotel! « less
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Olathe, Kansas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014 NEW

Even if you wake up in the wee hours of the morning to make it to the meeting location, only travel 2.8 miles via balloon, like my friend and I did, it is worth the "hang time" in the sky. The views were breathtaking and we had a fabulous time and fun!! The flight crewmen were great--even under the stress... More

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014 NEW via mobile

Fantastic flight over phoenix landscape with captain Tommy well worth the early rise. Gracefully gliding in the air is such a great feeling wished we had done this before now. Champagne breakfast rounded off the flight a must do experience.

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HotAirExpeditions, Manager at Hot Air Expeditions, responded to this review

Thank you so much for joining us up in the air! You said it perfectly - because you float with the wind, there is no sensation of motion, providing ease and calmness up in the air to take it all in! We hope to see you up, up and away the next time you're in town! More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014 NEW

From the moment DEAN picked us up from the hotel to the moment he dropped us back off, my boyfriend and I had an AMAZING time. Captain BILL was very informative, and the whole team was so wonderful. They served us breakfast with champagne after the smoothest landing! I will most definitely be recommending Hot Air Expeditions to everyone I... More

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HotAirExpeditions, Manager at Hot Air Expeditions, responded to this review

We are happy to hear you had a great time, and thank you for sharing this experience with others! Captain Bill is a great pilot with a breadth of knowledge of ballooning! Next time you are in town, we hope to see you up in the air again! More

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

We had an amazing early morning balloon ride with Captain John and crew. Everyone was friendly, knowledgeable, and fun! The balloon ride more than made up for our 4am wake-up call. To say this was “worth it” is a total understatement.

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HotAirExpeditions, Manager at Hot Air Expeditions, responded to this review

We are happy you enjoyed your flight with Captain John! He is an amazing pilot and great person with a breadth of knowledge on ballooning and everything Arizona! More

Park City, Utah
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

The wind took us in a direction of having to navigate a whole lot of power lines. Other than that this was a really fun thing to do. My sister and I both wanted to experience it. So we did! It is just as they say, you don't feel the sensation of height but you are definitely floating and it's... More

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HotAirExpeditions, Manager at Hot Air Expeditions, responded to this review

We are happy to hear you had a great time, and thank you for sharing this experience with others! We hope to see you up in the air again soon! More

Tempe, Arizona
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

My girlfriend has never flown in a hot air balloon before, so we decided to try Hot Air Expeditions based on recommendations. From start to finish, we weren't disappointed one bit. Our flight team was Captain Bill and Ground Crew Chief Al. Both kept us laughing the entire time and even helped educate us as well. The morning flight over... More

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HotAirExpeditions, Manager at Hot Air Expeditions, responded to this review

Thank you soooo much for coming to fly with us! We all adore Al and Bill! The two of them are a hoot! We are happy to hear you had a great time, and thank you for sharing this experience with others! We hope to see you up, up and away the next time you're in town! More

Tucson, Arizona
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

My husband & I received a gift certificate from friends when we moved to AZ about a year ago. The expiration date was upon us so we figured we better go ahead and take the ride! We met early in the morning at the Deer Valley Airport. Our information sheet said, southwest corner of the parking lot. We were unfamiliar... More

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HotAirExpeditions, Manager at Hot Air Expeditions, responded to this review

Thank you for your feedback and patience. We recently moved our meeting spot at Deer Valley airport and trying our best to communicate that to everyone. You said it perfectly - the views from up in the air are terrific! We are happy you enjoyed your flight with Captain John! He is an amazing pilot and great person with a... More

Covington, Kentucky
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

There were a lot of factors working against this flight. We were staying a couple of hours away, flying out the same day, I'm afraid of heights, it was over 100 degrees outside, and we had to arrive very early in the morning. It was so worth it. The ride was so smooth, I could barely tell when we lifted... More

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HotAirExpeditions, Manager at Hot Air Expeditions, responded to this review

Thank you so much for joining us up in the air! You said it perfectly - the views from up in the air are amazing! And because you float with the wind, as you can attest, there is no sensation of motion, providing ease and calmness up in the air to take it all in! We are happy to hear... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2014

Wow, this was so much fun, with a hint of excitement. The views were incredible, the crew and captain were, very professional and made even the mundane safely talk humorous and enjoyable. We felt safe and in very capable hands at all time. Everything ran like clockwork.

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HotAirExpeditions, Owner at Hot Air Expeditions, responded to this review

Thank you so much for joining us up in the air! We are happy to hear you had a great time, and thank you for sharing this experience with others! We hope to see you up, up and away the next time you're in town! More

Durango, Colorado, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2014

My wife and I recently took a hot air balloon ride in Phoenix, AZ. Great ride,crew, captain, views, and post-ride gourmet brunch. I cannot recommend this more. I

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HotAirExpeditions, Owner at Hot Air Expeditions, responded to this review

Thank you so much for joining us up in the air! We are happy to hear you had a great time, and thank you for sharing this experience with others! We hope to see you up, up and away the next time you're in town! More

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