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Northern Light Balloon Expeditions

P.O. Box 1695, Sedona, AZ 86339
(800) 230-6222
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Ranked #36 of 123 activities in Sedona
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Tours
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100 reviews 100 reviews
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22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014 NEW

What a fabulous experience.... We were picked up early for a sunrise accent ( sadly that did't work out perfectly but was the only glitch) Everything about this experience was a first for me and absolutely fascinating. The balloons and baskets were in the truck when we were picked up and brought to the launch site where they broke us... More

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Duluth, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 NEW

The balloon ride was augmented by a set of grandchildren who were so excited to be up in the basket that their enthusiasm was contagious. Dan, our pilot, had great information and patiently explained much of the process to the boys, who may return to Ohio and become balloon pilots some day. The advice to wear warm clothing was probably... More

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pittsburgh, pa
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014 NEW

What an experience for our family of six (ages 9 - 76)! We were picked up while it was still dark and driven to our launch site. The filling of the balloon was fascinating but could not compare with the early morning sights of the glorious rock formations of Sedona in the morning light. We felt totally safe and well... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014

It was an incredible journey... A definite bucket list adventure. We had amazing views... Wonderful picture opportunities and a smooth adventure from take off to landing. Our pilot was fun, informative and responded to every question we asked. Plus he always made us feel safe. When we were done we had wonderful mimosas, strawberries with a yummy sugary dip and... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

Our flight was good... the pilot Blair was informative. Our landing was bit running rough... as just when we were about to get down, a draft of air toppled our basket. Blair and the ground crew managed it the best they could and we got out safely. My only wish was that we should have flown near the Red rocks.... More

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Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
5 reviews 5 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

WE had adventure from soup to nuts back in April! Our pick up was on time, and the drive to the take off grounds was short. Winds almost knocked us out of the opportunity to fly, but the able crew put us on course. My twenty-seven year old autistic son was ecstatic for awhile, but as we rose higher, the... More

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Illinois now, moving to MO soon
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58 reviews 58 reviews
25 attraction reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

We tried booking with another company but they were booked solid. So we gave Northern Lights our business and boy, were we glad we did! Excellent service from start to finish. Over a 1 hour ride 1 mile up! And yes, THEY FLY BETWEEN, OVER AND AROUND THE RED ROCKS of Sedona. Our pilot, Dan was wonderful, very informative about... More

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Huffman, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

This was out first hot air balloon trip!! What an amazing adventure!! Our pilot Blair was awesome! Not only was he funny but a very experience pilot!! He made us feel very safe! His staff that helped us get up was fun too!! There were several other balloons going up when we were up. We stayed up the highest the... More

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Munster, In
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2014

There are other balloon companies in Sedona, but I recommend Northern Lights. They are the most experienced, and have smaller balloons (about 6 passengers), which makes for better views and picture-taking opportunities. They pick you up at your hotel before daybreak. This is because the winds are calmer in the morning. As a consequence, you need to dress warm. I... More

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Midlothian, Virginia
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4 attraction reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2014

We went for our ride with Northern Lights on Friday, Feb 13th. There were two NL balloons that went up. The other balloon had a family with 3 smaller children and the pilot. We had 6 adults and the pilot. In other words, this was a cramped basket that we could not move around in. Where you were was where... More

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NLBE, Owner at Northern Light Balloon Expeditions, responded to this review

Thank you for your review, and for posting your beautiful pictures. It is nice to see evidence on TripAdvisor that your balloon flew the closest to the red rocks. We endeavor to give everyone the best flight possible, so were disheartened to read you and your wife feel gypped. Consequently, we have thoroughly investigated your review. First and foremost, we... More

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