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Balloons Above the Valley

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Address: 603 California Blvd., Napa, CA 94559
Phone Number: 800-464-6824
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8:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Mon - Fri 7:00 am - 7:00 pm
Sat - Sun 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Activities: Group tours/air tour, Hot-air ballooning
Description: Get Carried Away! Balloons Above The Valley has been voted Best Balloon...
Get Carried Away! Balloons Above The Valley has been voted Best Balloon Ride in Napa Valley 17 years in a row. Dance with the wind above Napa Valley in a colorful hot air balloon. Celebrate your celestial adventure with a festive champagne brunch where you can reminisce about your journey in a serene wine country setting. May The Winds Welcome You Softly
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Sunday Morning Flight !

Ballooning is always a wonderful way to experience a destination. It provides a new and fresh perspective, from skimming the treetops to up high at 2000 feet. This experience was... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 3, 2015
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Santa Rosa, California
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Tampa, Florida
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13 reviews 13 reviews
9 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015

After getting up at 3am in San Francisco we packed up our hotel room and were on the road by 4. We arrived in Napa by 5:15 and waited in the parking lot of a hotel while watching the weather and eagerly anticipating our 6 am pickup for "the experience of a lifetime". At 5:45 we were contacted by the... More 

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Santa Rosa, California
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10 reviews 10 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015

Ballooning is always a wonderful way to experience a destination. It provides a new and fresh perspective, from skimming the treetops to up high at 2000 feet. This experience was great. The “Balloons Above the Valley” flight occurred over Winters, CA with its orchards below, and the Sierra Nevada to the East. It was a beautiful sunny Sunday morning at... More 

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Kitchener, Canada
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30 reviews 30 reviews
8 attraction reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015

If you have never done this, you will absolutely love it, however, if you are booking this flight on the premise of flying over vineyards, rethink your decision as you will likely fly over farm fields. That is not to say that the flight isn't scenic and beautiful but if you've flown before, your experience will not be any different.... More 

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14 reviews 14 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015

Was in Napa on a friend's 50th birthday who wanted a balloon trip to check off her bucket list. I had done hot air balloon in Oregon which was awesome. My big complaint was they crammed 24 people into a balloon that clearly should hold about 16. We were packed in 4 across and 2 people deep. I was on... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2015

We were signed up for the sunrise balloon ride. Two days in a row, it was cancelled due to wind. There wasn't a breeze in sight. We had to wait around an hour each time before the call was made to cancel. My husband is a pilot and knows weather patterns - he was checking the reports while we waited.... More 

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Richton Park, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015

This was an awesome trip. Very organized, Very professional staff, Great Brunch after the Baloon ride. A must if you are

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Hamilton, Bermuda
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249 reviews 249 reviews
154 attraction reviews
118 helpful votes 118 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

We did the breakfast sunrise balloon ride and I've never done anything more beautiful. Watching the sunrise in Napa Valley in a hot air balloon is absolutely magical. Dew covers the ground below and there is a peacefulness and stillness with the sound of the balloon making their way through the valley. Below you swoop over vineyard and beautiful houses... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
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84 reviews 84 reviews
28 attraction reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

We booked the balloon experience by phone the day before and received an email confirming it. Strangely we were asked to phone again before 1700 to reconfirm - Lots of confirming so this part of the process could be streamlined We met at the Marriot hotel at 0700 and were treated to coffee and pastries. Unfortunately it was foggy over... More 

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Jakarta, Indonesia
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11 reviews 11 reviews
8 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2014

I can't even begin to recommend these guys enough! All the staff was friendly and knowledgeable, and made safety their first priority. But they also knew how to make it fun! Our pilot was great as well. And when the winds weren’t on our side and made landing a bit challenging, she was able to take us down safely on... More 

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Boynton Beach, Florida
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014

We got up at an ungodly hour and met at the balloon, however it was worth it all!! Our pilot was very experienced and knowledgeable. He took us on an amazing flight and the views were just incredible. Afterwards, we went back to the Marriott and had a wonderful champagne brunch. This was a fabulous excursion on a long weekend... More 

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