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Hot Air Expeditions

704 W. Deer Valley Rd, Phoenix, AZ 85027
(800) 831-7610
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Ranked #10 of 51 Activities in Phoenix
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Type: Tours
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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Riverview, Florida
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014 NEW

My wife and I had a great time on our first hot air balloon ride. I was not sure if I was going to like it since I am afraid of heights, however I felt really comfortable on the basket. The pilot was really good, he taught us some history, which was interesting. At the end we had a nice... More

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

We are happy to hear you and your wife 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014 via mobile

From the moment i was picked up my journey began , being driven to the site and witnessing the actual setting up of the bollon itself was fascinating. Then we all were invited to climb aboard that was interesting :) pretty soon we were of! Our Captain the gracious Mr. Tommy was very informative and made everyone at ease. It... More

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

We are happy you enjoyed your flight with Captain Tommy; he is an amazing pilot and great person with a breadth of knowledge on ballooning. Thank you for sharing this experience with others! We look forward to ballooning with you again! More

Worcester, Massachusetts
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8 reviews 8 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

Loved it! Would recommend to anyone visiting the area. Staff made the experience all the better. Our pilot, John, was fun and made you feel very comfortable and safe. Thank you. The entire experience was top notch from take off to landing and celebration after.

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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! We are happy you enjoyed your flight with John! We hope to see you up, up and away the next time you're in town! More

Tempe, Arizona
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12 reviews 12 reviews
8 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014

Took my daughter on an epic balloon ride adventure and it was awesome. Had to get up really early but it was definitely worth it. Between the time we arrived and the time we departed the entire staff was professional, friendly and engaging. It was evident they all really enjoyed their job and wanted everyone to have a great experience.... More

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

We are happy to hear you and your daughter had a great time, and thank you for sharing this experience with others! 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, up... More

London, Canada
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

My husband and I always wanted to do a hot air balloon trip and on our last visit to Phoenix we finally did it. We booked an evening take off and it was well worth the wait. It took three tries to finally go up in the air but I'm glad they are so safety conscious. It's great to see... More

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

We are happy to hear you and your husband had a great time, and thank you for sharing this experience with others! We agree- the views of Phoenix up in the air are great! Next time you are in town, we hope to see you up in the air again! More

Montgomery Count, MD
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

Did a hot air ride this morning what an enjoyable experience! We were picked up at our resort right on time at 5am which I appreciated. Taken to the first potential take off location where it was explained to us why everyone was looking and pointing to the sky. They were reviewing wind conditions. Dissatisfied they drove us to a... 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! We are happy to hear you had a great time, and thank you for sharing this experience and suggestions with others! As you said, Captain Bill is a great pilot with a great sense of humor! Next time you are in town, we hope to see you up in... More

Olathe, Kansas
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

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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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 breathtaking! 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! Next time you are in... More

Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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9 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014 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

1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

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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3 reviews 3 reviews
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

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