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Sunrise Hot Air Balloon Ride in Phoenix with Breakfast provided by Arizona Balloon Safaris

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Sunrise Hot Air Balloon Ride in Phoenix with Breakfast

Sunrise Hot Air Balloon Ride in Phoenix with Breakfast
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Tour snapshot
Soar above the Arizona desert on a hot air balloon ride 
Duration:
4h
Group size:
20
Ticket type:
Mobile
Free cancellation
  • Duration:
    4h
  • Group size:
    20
  • Ticket type:
    Mobile
  • Free cancellation
About
Get idyllic desert sunrise photos from a hot air balloon ride that concludes with a champagne breakfast in the desert. For a unique insight into the hot air balloon, begin your tour by watching the balloon filling process—and even going inside the balloon as it is filling. Then, with a 45 flight, you have ample time to enjoy the ride and capture photographs.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 4h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
English
Highlights
  • The pilot points out desert wildlife and plants that are easy to spot from the air
  • The wicker riding basket is divided into sections so you are not over-crowded 
  • First-time riders are rewarded with a traditional initiation ceremony
What to expect
  • Begin your adventure by meeting your crew just north of Phoenix about 30 minutes before sunrise for this 4-hour experience. Take a short van ride to the launch area for this scenic flight. After you arrive, experience the inflation of the balloon by motorized fans as it grows to an enormous 11 stories tall. If the winds are favorable, you may get to go inside the balloon as it is inflated to get some amazing photos. Once the envelope is filled with air, the propane burners are ignited to heat the air inside. It takes about thirty minutes before you are ready for flight. Join your pilot in the hand-crafted, oversized wicker basket with plenty of room for everyone to enjoy the 45-minute ride. As you takeoff, admire how light the balloon feels. During the flight, you have an unobstructed view to take excellent photographs. Flying close to the ground, hear and see the sights and sounds of desert life. Jackrabbits, quail, roadrunners, and coyotes are commonly spotted. Your pilot will point out the exotic desert plant life below and descend to within inches of trees and cacti. Upon landing, be greeted with flutes of champagne and breakfast. First-time riders will be treated to the legendary ceremony that balloonists all over the world have been sharing for more than two centuries. Finally, be inducted into the ballooning society and awarded the Certificate d'Ascension en Machine Aereostatique.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 4h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Available languages
English
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Highlights
  • The pilot points out desert wildlife and plants that are easy to spot from the air
  • The wicker riding basket is divided into sections so you are not over-crowded 
  • First-time riders are rewarded with a traditional initiation ceremony
What to expect
  • Begin your adventure by meeting your crew just north of Phoenix about 30 minutes before sunrise for this 4-hour experience. Take a short van ride to the launch area for this scenic flight. After you arrive, experience the inflation of the balloon by motorized fans as it grows to an enormous 11 stories tall. If the winds are favorable, you may get to go inside the balloon as it is inflated to get some amazing photos. Once the envelope is filled with air, the propane burners are ignited to heat the air inside. It takes about thirty minutes before you are ready for flight. Join your pilot in the hand-crafted, oversized wicker basket with plenty of room for everyone to enjoy the 45-minute ride. As you takeoff, admire how light the balloon feels. During the flight, you have an unobstructed view to take excellent photographs. Flying close to the ground, hear and see the sights and sounds of desert life. Jackrabbits, quail, roadrunners, and coyotes are commonly spotted. Your pilot will point out the exotic desert plant life below and descend to within inches of trees and cacti. Upon landing, be greeted with flutes of champagne and breakfast. First-time riders will be treated to the legendary ceremony that balloonists all over the world have been sharing for more than two centuries. Finally, be inducted into the ballooning society and awarded the Certificate d'Ascension en Machine Aereostatique.
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 50339P1
Call +1 855 275 5071
Important information
Inclusions
  • All taxes, fees and handling charges
  • Driver/guide
  • Champagne breakfast
  • Bottled water
  • Landing and facility fees
Exclusions
  • Souvenir items
  • Gratuities
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
Duration
4h
Departure details
  • 29834 N Cave Creek Rd, Cave Creek, AZ 85331, USA We meet in the Safeway Center parking lot at 29834 N Cave Creek Rd. Look for two Ford vans and a Ram truck and trailer directly across from the Safeway store near the Bank of America. Check-in begins 15 minutes prior to tour time and we leave the parking lot promptly at scheduled tour time.
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Minimum drinking age is 21 years
  • Minimum age is 6 years
  • The breakfast menu is set and any special dietary needs cannot be met
  • Comfortable walking shoes are recommended
  • A maximum of 12 people per booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 20 travelers
Inclusions
  • All taxes, fees and handling charges
  • Driver/guide
  • Champagne breakfast
  • Bottled water
  • Landing and facility fees
Exclusions
  • Souvenir items
  • Gratuities
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
Departure details
  • 29834 N Cave Creek Rd, Cave Creek, AZ 85331, USA We meet in the Safeway Center parking lot at 29834 N Cave Creek Rd. Look for two Ford vans and a Ram truck and trailer directly across from the Safeway store near the Bank of America. Check-in begins 15 minutes prior to tour time and we leave the parking lot promptly at scheduled tour time.
Duration
4h
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Minimum drinking age is 21 years
  • Minimum age is 6 years
  • The breakfast menu is set and any special dietary needs cannot be met
  • Comfortable walking shoes are recommended
  • A maximum of 12 people per booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 20 travelers
Popular mentions

5.0
251 reviews
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ShakiraM_77
Mesa, AZ20 contributions
Decided to check off a buckle list item to start off the new year and so glad I went with these guys. All of the crew members were awesome but I have to give a special shootout to Earl. His energy, his passion, his personality was EVERYTHANG.

Not only does this business have the world's largest hot air balloon ride in the Western Hemisphere that can hold up to 28 people, they allowed us to take photos in the hot air balloon, were willing to take photos for everyone and were just very welcoming.

I refuse to try another hot air balloon ride business after getting such quality and top notch service. They even provide champagne and breakfast upon landing and gave us all a cool certificate.

I absolutely can not praise these guys enough. If this is something you have always wanted to do, do it here!!
Written January 3, 2022
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

John D
1 contribution
Dec 2021
Earl was super and a great addition to the balloon ride. The ride was very smooth and a fantastic experience. My Wife can check this off her bucket list.

Thank you very much. Well worth the money.
Written December 21, 2021
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Andrea
1 contribution
Dec 2021 • Couples
such a great experience! seriously the crew is fantastic + fun! The breakfast quiche was honestly so good. The closing ceremony was a sweet way to close it!
Written December 14, 2021
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Randy L
So happy you enjoyed it!
Written December 15, 2021
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

sdmomto2
Brandon, SD18 contributions
I had planned a surprise balloon ride to celebrate my sister's 50th birthday. Earl, our van driver, was great. When we got to the first take off location, there were other balloons preparing to take off. Some were struggling with the light breeze. It was decided that the balloon ride would be canceled since the pilot was not 100% confident in the weather conditions. While we were disappointed that we didn't get to take the ride, I appreciated that he put the safety of others first. Within an hour, I was refunded for the balloon ride. Keep in mind, if you book through Groupon, you will not be refunded; you have a year to reschedule.
Written December 12, 2021
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Araine M
4 contributions
Dec 2021
The host was very pleasant, knowledgeable, and funny. The best part was all the surprises included. I wont spoil it, but it was worth every penny. I had an amazing time. 10/10 highly recommend!
Written December 4, 2021
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Larry M
1 contribution
The whole trip was excellent. The crew were above superb. This was something that the wife and i wanted to do for sometime but our jobs kept getting in the way. We truly recommend anyone who hasn't had the experience to try it they will not regret it.
Written December 4, 2021
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N S
1 contribution
Nov 2021 • Friends
To the person who left the review titled Disorganized, left disappointed - I completely agree. I felt the exact same. I understand the logistics and I get the issues but almost all of it could have been prevented had someone on the team checked prior to every paying customer starting the "adventure". We spent more time in the vehicle as well as more time waiting for the balloon to go up than we actually spent in air. Floating over the roads wasn't site seeing. I left at 5a to get to the destination point on time (even early) to be fully prepared so I would have appreciated the same courtesy. There was no sunrise from the sky. Just a blistering AZ sun. I've spent nearly as much on helicopter rides with champagne and strawberries - if you're wanting an adventure I'd refer people to go that route. Also, this trip had been cancelled by The crew numerous times before so I had high expectations since this time everything seemed to go through. The crew all had good attitudes and were kind but the overall experience was underwhelming and practically a waste in money.
Written November 30, 2021
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Lisa
1 contribution
Nov 2021
We had an enjoyable day filled with wonderful memories. I would say the experienced did live up to our expectations. We were fortunate enough to take off from our first stop; however I agree with another person reviewing, why wouldn't the crew check the wind and weather beforehand. Why does this have to be part of our experience? We were expecting a Sunrise as well and like another reviewer mentioned, many balloons were already up and experiencing the sunrise while we were still driving to our location. We traveled 7 miles and ironically ended up near our home which was kind of cool; other than I had to drive back to Cave Creek and then back home. It is a full morning.
The guides and pilot were great! Kept us informed and made the whole adventure fun! We were very happy with the overall experience but just a few things could have made it even better.
Written November 29, 2021
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Randy L
Thank you. We are happy you enjoyed your experience. In answer to a few of your comments, we make clear in the FAQ's on our website that you will NOT see the sunrise from the balloon. This is not a responsible practice and our safety protocols prohibit it. In answer to why don't we check the wind before? Well, we most certainly do! Here is a more complete answer taken from the FAQ's on our website: I heard that we will drive around looking for a launch site. Why don’t you pick one in advance? We are at the mercy of the wind since we have no engine, propeller or steering wheel. Especially in a major metropolitan area like Phoenix, we need to choose a launch site where the winds will lead us to a good and safe landing area with abundant open space. We obtain a weather briefing and check numerous weather sites for the most up-to-date conditions but the fact remains that weather is not an exact science. Mother Nature will do what she wants to do! The winds will typically change as the sun rises and heats the surface of the Earth and may be quite different than what we saw just 15 minutes earlier. We may stop at several places to check the winds to help determine the best launch site for your flight. We have been flying for over 30 years and there is no shortcut to this process. It is all part of the ballooning experience.
Written December 1, 2021
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Arizona
Goodyear, AZ1 contribution
I hesitated writing this but it needs to be addressed so that other people are aware and don’t get left feeling cheated out of their money. My partner and I drove an hour out to the destination to meet by 6:30AM. We promptly boarded the vans and headed to what we were told was going to be our “1st stop”. We were in the middle of no where, and were told that the team needed to assess the winds to be sure it was a good take-off spot. Multiple tests done by the team “for safety”. Ok. That’s fine. 1st stop didn’t work out, we drive off to the 2nd… that didn’t work either, not even the 4th… and finally the 5th!!! attempt at a take-off spot we found ourselves hungry, tired and already 3 hours into the day. It took a long time for the team to get the balloon ready for boarding - which makes sense considering it is giant. We boarded at 9AM. Keep in mind, this experience is meant to be for “SUNRISE”. The sun had risen 2 hours prior. We missed it. We board the balloon and think great finally we made it to what we’ve been waiting for… aaaand then 40 minutes later it was over. We HARDLY got anywhere. Literally we were so low to the ground we could still see every detail of the dirt under us. We made it *MAYBE* 1 mile down the road from where we took off. And yes, I do understand the logistics about hot air balloon rides and the affect the weather/time of day/winds has on the flight — but SO SHOULD THE PILOT. I do not understand why they can’t have the crew out in the fields, conducting the tests and finding their ideal take-off spot BEFORE the passengers arrive??? Instead of hauling a group of 18 in 2 vans all over the cave creek dessert terrains??? We paid a hefty amount of money for a measly, disappointing experience. There were at least a dozen other balloons out in the air an HOUR after we arrived. They made it out in time for the sunrise and were up muuuuch higher in the air — as it is meant to be!!! Almost all the balloons were landing by the time we were barely boarding the balloon. Ours was the last to take off… and guess what? We weren’t even’t the last to come back down. The experience was 2/5. Honestly the only reason i’m even providing 2 stars is because the crew members were nice and the mimosas were good. But the ride itself was so disappointing I don’t even feel like I can cross it off my bucket-list. I’m going to pay to ride with a different company. To the crew and the pilot, i’m sorry but get it together. No one is impressed about the balloon being the largest of the bunch if ya’ll can barely get it off the ground. Your extensive knowledge and years of experience in the industry should be sufficient to know better than to be this disorganized. Good luck.
Written November 28, 2021
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Randy L
Thank you for your comments. We are at the mercy of the wind since we have no engine, propeller or steering wheel. Especially in a major metropolitan area like Phoenix, we need to choose a launch site where the winds will lead us to a good and safe landing area with abundant open space. We obtain a weather briefing and check numerous weather sites for the most up-to-date conditions but the fact remains that weather is not an exact science. Mother Nature will do what she wants to do! The winds will typically change as the sun rises and heats the surface of the Earth and may be quite different than what we saw just 15 minutes earlier. So coming out early to check as you suggest is futile. We may stop at several places to check the winds to help determine the best launch site for your flight. We have been flying for over 30 years and there is no shortcut to this process. It is all part of the ballooning experience. Additionally we have very limited places to legally launch and land. Much of the land we have previously been able to use in prior years is now off-limits for many different reasons including the sale of our major parcels by the State Land Dept. On your particular flight, the winds were extremely light and variable in most areas yet windy in others making it difficult to select a launch site which will allow us to negotiate to a landing area where we have legal access. However we were successful! Most other balloons flying that day were not. Those that launched before us left from privately owned land without permission. Local balloon companies have accumulated over $30,000 in fines from the Phoenix Police Department over the past several months for landing or launching in places without a permit. We launched from and landed where we have valid permits for access on State Trust Land. The fact of the matter is every single balloon flight will be different. Some are shorter or longer in duration. Some will travel ¼ mile and other will go 15 miles. Some will ascend to 5000’ and others 500’. You get want Mother Nature gives you. We specifically state in our FAQ’s that you WILL NOT see the sun rise from the balloon flight. We are far from disorganized. We would best be described at CAREFUL. As your pilot, I have personally flown over 5000 flights and 50,000 passengers over the past 35 years. We have consistently won numerous awards including Top ten balloon flights in the USA by Fodor’s Travel Guide, Best of Groupon, Travelers Choice and Certificate of Excellence from TripAdvisor. Our entire professional crew works hard to provide the best experience possible.
Written November 29, 2021
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Jim
Phoenix, AZ4 contributions
Great adventure. Guides and hosts were awesome. Highly recommend if on your bucket list. Earl and Ray were a blast and very informative
Written November 13, 2021
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Arizona Balloon Safaris was Awesome!!!
Arizona Balloon Safaris was an amazing adventure. It was the biggest Hot Air Balloon in the North America’s so we h
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Let down. Again.
This is the second time they have canceled. The first time they canceled the night before. This time they drove us
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Absolutely amazing!
Arizona Balloon Safari’s was an amazing experience for me and my daughter for her birthday during my last visit to
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Awesome trip
Awesome experience from start to finish. The entire crew was very friendly. I would recommend to anyone that wants
Mbrasier27
Mbrasier27
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Great Adventure!
Randy and his team are the best. First balloon for my wife and I and we had a great time. They treated us so good a
imacer1993
imacer1993
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Awesome Experience For an Early Morning!
The whole experience was just wonderful, waking up at 3:45am was only hard part. The ride was great Randy was an ex
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Nice Experience, the stuff very nice and funny, Randy the pilot very professional, the breakfast was good!!
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Awesome
It was a gift from our kids and we were going to be in the area for a short time. Our first date was canceled due t
Regina C
Regina C
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Class act!
This was an amazing adventure. The whole experience was so interesting - watching the set up and tear down was just
Freefarmin
Freefarmin
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Great early morning adventure
Arizona Balloon Safaris gave us a wonderful and safe experience. After watching some of the other balloon pilots wh
elgranjustino
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This was the highest I've been outside in a long while!
This is a must do adventure for AZ. I love the desert and seeing it from above in the silent skies was quite a tre
ysolorio
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Great crew=Great experience!
The whole crew made sure everyone was happy and entertained, from the van driver making sure we were warm, cozy and
AbigailSD
AbigailSD
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Great Experience
I bought this as a Christmas present for my sister and her boyfriend. It was the perfect way to start off our Chris
diselsgirl
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Fun and Fantastic
This is one of those bucket list items and this company was A+++++ all the way. Definitely recommend!
idclaire
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Breathtaking views
I am afraid of heights. However, this did no scare me at all. As a matter of fact, it was really cool because we
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