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Northern Light Balloon Expeditions

P.O. Box 1695, Sedona, AZ 86339
(800) 230-6222
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Ranked #39 of 122 activities in Sedona
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Tours
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014 NEW

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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Sunnyvale
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

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
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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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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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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

Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2014

From the moment we were picked up it was an adventure. Our pilot, Blair, had a great personality and sense of humor. He also had such precision in controlling the balloon. We went up up and away, floated so high we could see forever. Then we gently swooped into the canyon and floated above a desert forest before taking off... More

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New York City, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2014 via mobile

I had never been in a balloon before and thought Sedona would be a great place. The team at Northern Lights were wonderful. It was great but not as awesome as I was hoping for. We didn't go near the canyon, we kind of hovered over the water treatment facility for an hour. I did see other balloons nearer the... More

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Trinity, FL
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2014

I'm conflicted. This was the best hot-air balloon ride I have been on; a great pilot, lot's of banter, good overflight of the National Forest. BUT . . . when you think Sedona, you think Red Rocks, We didn't go near them . . . and it was extremely disappointing to see a couple of balloons from the other company... More

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