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Tucson Balloon Rides

Address: 3079 W. Avenida Cresta, Tucson, AZ 85745
Phone Number: 520-235-5355
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Ranked #3 of 27 Sightseeing Tours in Tucson
Type: Balloon rides, Sightseeing Tours, Outdoor Activities
Owner description: Tucson Hot Air Balloon Rides offers 'Sonoran Sunrise' flights followed by a delicious champagne...
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Type: Balloon rides, Sightseeing Tours, Outdoor Activities
Owner description: Tucson Hot Air Balloon Rides offers 'Sonoran Sunrise' flights followed by a delicious champagne brunch. Flights are an hour long and include beautiful mountain & desert panoramas, post flight champagne brunch, pictures of your flight and free pick-ups/drop-offs from all Tucson resorts and hotels.
Useful Information: Activities for older children

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015

We had our wedding ceremony in the basket with the minister prior to the ride. Our wedding was awesome we had a professional photographer but Kevin's crew took some pictures also and posted on their website. We had a great time and everyone really enjoyed the experience. The weather was perfect for a balloon ride that morning. Our family and... More 

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Tucson, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015

The little bit of apprehension I felt before takeoff completely disappeared as we gently lifted. I was pleasantly surprised to learn I had no fear of height as I looked over the basket at the scene passing below us. Our pilot, Kevin Wilbur, explained what was happening throughout the ride and had wonderful explanations of the things we were seeing.... More 

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Tucson, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

We had a great time. The plot was very inform and pass it on to all. Watching them put it all together..Getting to take pictures the whole time.They make you feel very comfortable. Landed was the best..Banana bread was the best ever.

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North Reading, Massachusetts
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3 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2015 via mobile

My wife and I took a ride last week and the experience was wonderful. Kevin and his team were excellent , talented and fun. Kevin is a very experienced pilot and knows the area very well. The trip was a great tour of the Tucson area as well. We took off from the same place as two other balloon companies,... More 

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Tucson, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015

We were totally "blown away" with the wonderful flight and incredible knowledge of Kevin, our pilot! I have a fear of falling phobia, and was quite surprised to find the flight much easier than I was expecting. As we flew just above Saguaro National Park, it was a special treat to see all the wildlife below (hawks, coyotes and several... More 

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Eugene
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

This was truly a fantastic "bucket list" fulfillment. Our pilot, Kevin and crew, met us and shuttled us to the launch site in the dark of early morning. Watching the set-up and inflation of the balloon was very interesting, but the fun really began when we boarded the basket. The crew took photos from boarding to landing. Best of all,... More 

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Tucson, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2014

Excellent experience. Canadian friend of mine wanted to cross it off bucket list. I decided to go along although I have a fear of heights. Everyone should do this at least once in their lifetime. Kevin is really a professional pilot and I never feared for my safety once we were in the air. Very hard to explain but very... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2014

Definitely recommend Tucson Balloon Rides! They went above and beyond to treat us to the balloon ride we were all looking forward to taking. Due to the wind, they had to inflate the balloon not once, but twice! They kept our safety in mind and gave us an experience of a lifetime. They were professional and fun! I have been... More 

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Tucson, Arizona
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014

I haven't taken the balloon ride - but I see these guys fly by my backyard almost every day this time of year. It looks like a blast! A couple years ago my family (two little boys) were able to go over to a balloon fest in Marana and were able to "help" the crew launch the balloons. The balloonists... More 

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Olympia, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2014

It met our high expectations. The crew was friendly and professional. We enjoyed the flight path. The banana bread was delicious.

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