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Tucson Balloon Rides

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Address: 3079 W. Avenida Cresta, Tucson, AZ 85745
Phone Number: 520-235-5355
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Tucson Hot Air Balloon Rides offers 'Sonoran Sunrise' flights followed by...

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.

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My best friend and I just took our first hot air balloon ride with Kevin as our pilot. It was a magical experience and we were thrilled. Kevin and crew were incredibly... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 6 days ago
Edith A
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

My best friend and I just took our first hot air balloon ride with Kevin as our pilot. It was a magical experience and we were thrilled. Kevin and crew were incredibly professional and made the ride a joy. I did considerable research before booking this ride and based on the research chose Tucson Balloon Rides. I felt safe at... More 

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1 Thank Edith A
Racine, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We just finished our balloon ride this morning and it was so much fun. The day begins early in the morning at a local McDonalds where you meet Kevin and his crew. After using the bathroom at McDonalds (you don't get another chance for about three hours), you are off to the launch site. Kevin is very knowledgeable about ballooning... More 

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Thank Jim B
Laporte, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2015

This group is exceptional for accommodating customers. Recently, we took our daughter and her husband with us on a visit to Tucson. We had things all arranged with another balloon outfit who left us high and dry and Tucson Balloon Rides came to the rescue and the kids got to go up afterall. If was a most memorable adventure for... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2015

We went on the sunrise balloon ride this week, and it was an amazing experience! We were in the air for a little over an hour, flew over the north end of Saguaro National Park, and were amazed by the smooth ride. Kevin made us feel very safe, and the mimosa brunch afterwards was really nice. The air temperature on... More 

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Thank Laurel C
Knoxville, Iowa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2015

We had a group of four friends that gathered in Tucson for a fun fabulous 50s trip. It was the first time in a hot air balloon for all of us and we were a little nervous. The pilot, Kevin and his staff easily calmed our nerves. They were very professional, explained everything to us and gave us an experience... More 

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Tucson, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2015

I booked my ride for me and my boyfriend almost two weeks ago, as I had purchased the Groupon deal for this. You can check their page to see what days are available and easily book it through email with his wife if you purchased the Groupon deal. She will answer all of your questions and is absolutely lovely! We... More 

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Marana, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2015

Kevin is a great pilot! Our family had a most memorable hot air balloon ride during the sunrise. The gentle glide was a magnificent feeling. The decent was smooth and landing was safe and well done. The traditional champagne toast after the ride was a nice touch. Very professional and friendly service.

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Dallas, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2015

We had a group of first time ballooners, and lucky to find Tucson Balloon Rides for a last minute booking. Kevin & Tammy were very responsive, and accommodating as we added two additional passengers at the last minute. We had a wonderful ride over the mountain top, into the valley, over the cotton fields, and observe wildlife from above! Highly... More 

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Sturbridge, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

I'm really glad we decided to book a hot air balloon ride with Kevin- it was great fun! It was very obvious that he and his crew know what they are doing and don't take any risks (letting off a balloon to test the wind at possible take-off locations before deciding which one would be best). The ride itself was... More 

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Sahuarita, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

My wife and I went on the balloon ride Easter morning. I was a bit nervous, but Kevin (our pilot) helped keep things light. We got into the balloon and floated along the desert-- saw lots of animals including jackrabbits, a coyote and a herd of deer. The mountains are beautiful and we had a nearly full moon on one... More 

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