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Morning Hot Air Balloon Flight Over Phoenix
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Morning Hot Air Balloon Flight Over Phoenix

By Hot Air Expeditions
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About
A drive through the Sonoran Desert just doesn’t do it justice—the desert expands over 100,000 square miles (260,000 square kilometers) total. One of the best ways to get the views you’re hoping for is a hot-air balloon ride, and this morning tour from Phoenix gets you up in the air with an FAA-licensed pilot . Plus, afterward, you can enjoy a Champagne breakfast by your landing spot.
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Ages 5-99, max of 12 per group
Duration: 3h 30m
Start time: Check availability
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English

Highlights
  • See expansive Sonoran Desert views on this morning hot-air balloon ride
  • Feel safe on your morning ride with an experienced FAA-licensed pilot
  • Get the chance to chat about your flight over a Champagne breakfast
  • Upgrade to add hotel pickup and drop-off from Phoenix for convenience

  • Champagne
  • A warm, sit down breakfast provided by local favorite Vincent's on Camelback Restaurant
  • Commemorative flight certificate
  • Hotel pickup and drop off (if option selected)
What's not included
  • Gratuities
  • Hotel pickup and drop off (if option not selected)

This hot-air balloon ride starts at the time you chose when booking. If you chose to upgrade to add hotel pickup, you’ll be picked up from your Phoenix hotel, otherwise make your own way over to the Deer Valley Airport. Once you arrive, your crew for the day gets your balloon ready to go. Your FAA-licensed pilot makes sure you have a safe ride up in the air. Take off and fly up to take in views over the Sonoran Desert. Catch views of the beautiful landscape, cacti, wildlife, and sun as it rises for the morning. Afterward, back on the ground, enjoy a Champagne breakfast, and chat about your flight experience. Your hot-air balloon ride tour ends with hotel drop-off (if you’ve chosen to upgrade), or right where you are.

Start:
  • 702 W Deer Valley Rd, Phoenix, AZ 85027, USA
End:
This activity ends back at the meeting point.

    • Not wheelchair accessible
    If you have questions about accessibility, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 5095HOT

    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Not suitable for pregnant women
    • Not recommended for participants with back injuries/problems
    • Not recommended for participants with broken bones or who have had recent surgery
    • Passengers must be able to jump off the second step of a ladder onto the ground
    • Minimum age is 5 years, minimum height of 48 inches
    • Actual flight time is approximately 1 hour
    • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
    • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
    • Most travelers can participate
    • 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 experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
    • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 12 travelers

    • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

    Is parking available at the departure point?
    Yes - complimentary parking is available at the Deer Valley Airport parking area.

    If you have questions about this tour or need help making your booking, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 5095HOT

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    Itinerary
    • You'll start at
      702 W Deer Valley Rd
      702 W Deer Valley Rd, Phoenix, AZ 85027, USA
      See address & details
    • Pass by
      Phoenix Sonoran Desert Preserve
      Camelback Mountain
    • You'll return to the starting point
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    About the operator
    Hot Air Expeditions
    2,229
    Phoenix, Arizona
    Joined in September 2008

    #15 of 125 Outdoor Activities in Phoenix
    • rthumann1
      rthumann1
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      Awe inspiring views
      Our driver Josh was courteous and helpful. Our pilot Mike was knowledgeable about the terrain we flew over and was a smooth driver. Of course it is nature's views that make it wonderful. You need to take this trip!
    • jaslewis542
      jaslewis542
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      Hot Air balloon ride
      I must say this is the best company to fly with while in Arizona. We had a hiccup in the beginning but they did everything in their power to make it right and for that I am very grateful. Their staff was amazing and our pilot was very informative. I must say the breakfast with the mimosa was a great finishing touch. I wanna thank the staff again for going above and beyond to make sure I had a great experience.
    • Katie S
      Katie S
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      Hot Air Expeditions was Awesome!
      We had such a fun experience with Hot Air Expeditions! The meet up location was very easy to find thanks to their detailed instructions in the confirmation email. The staff was warm and friendly. Everything was quite timely, it took as long as they said it would. I was a bit nervous about the hot air balloon ride going into this, but I soon saw that nothing was scary! Our pilot, Grant, was hilarious, appropriate, and knowledgeable! My husband and I felt that being up in the air like that was surreal! The breakfast at the end was fun and actually really yummy! The whole experience was wonderful, ten out of ten!
    • Companion60795151067
      Companion60795151067
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      Outstanding experience!
      If you have never been on a hot air balloon, you want to go with these guys!!! Jonathan was our captain and he was amazing and entertaining; but the rest of the crew were also very special. Everyone felt safe and had a great time!!!
    • mckennaec04
      mckennaec04
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      Nice trip!
      Got to see the desert at sunrise while flying over North Phoenix and enjoyed a nice breakfast and drinks after.
    • Jessewilcox
      Jessewilcox
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      Bucket List Ride
      We went on the sunrise hot air balloon ride as part of our honeymoon and it couldn’t have been a more magical experience! The staff was exceptional and kept us well informed as to what was going on before during and after the flight! They were very kind and friendly! The flight was gorgeous with spectacular views! Highly recommend!
    • Donna H
      Donna H
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      Sunrise Hot Air Balloon Ride in Scottsdale, Must Do!
      Did the hot balloon ride in Scottsdale, AZ with our friends who recently moved here. Fantastic experience from start to finish from Captain Johnathan and Cassidy (driver). Not only does Johnathan have a wealth of experience, he is witty, welcoming, and really into each person having a wonderful time! The ride itself was beautiful and the breakfast that followed was lovely (will not give away specifics). Great event to plan for a special bday (we had many on our ride) or simply to enjoy the sights from up above! If you can climb into a basket, you too can enjoy the flight!
    • Grace122803
      Grace122803
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      Once in a lifetime experience
      This was absolutely amazing and I would recommend every one to do it. The crew is so friendly and amazing. Can't say anything but good about this experience.
    • MaggieD770404
      MaggieD770404
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      Great Experience!
      Our trip was great! The pilot, Jonathan, was amazing and the crew took care of everything. A very easy and enjoyable experience!
    • Samantha8494
      Samantha8494
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      Amazing Birthday Ride
      I went on this ride to celebrate my birthday and it was amazing. We were able to see the sunrise. The whole ride went smoothly. The staff and the pilot were amazing with great customer service. I will recommend to all my family and friends!
    • Ambra20004116
      Ambra20004116
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      First class flight and first class crew 10 out of 10
      The crew was amazing and the ride was spectacular. You can tell the staff and pilot go out of the way to make sure your experience is incredible and it was. Jonathon was amazing and was hilarious. We really enjoyed his fun personality. All of the crew was exceptional Jonathan, Joy, Kassidy , James and Nick, thank you for your hard work ! The champagne toast, and the cool history of ballooning was a real nice touch 😃
    • CindyDott1
      CindyDott1
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      Exceptional experience
      It was a great experience. Entire crew was wonderful!! Highly recommend. Pilot Jonathan was fun. Liked the additional champagne celebration this hot air balloon expedition did. Nice touch.
    • Regalad0
      Regalad0
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      Birthday with Balloon and Tunes
      Best birthday present ever! The captain and crew were entertaining and very friendly. We purchased the Ballon and Tunes package and were pleasantly surprised at what a great time we had. Excellent desert views and a desert sunrise. The crew driver provided us with a pick-up and drop-off service. He was very professional and prompt. We recommend Hot Air Expeditions if you are looking for a wonderful time. 5 stars!
    • Misty B
      Misty B
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      Amazing experience
      I booked a trip for my son's birthday and they made it the best experience. Our pilot John was awesome and it was worth the extra money to be picked up and dropped off at our hotel.
    • MartinMartinez7396
      MartinMartinez7396
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      Great experience
      Wonderful time John was the best captain/ guide we could've asked for definitely will come back!!!!!
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    Guy N
    1 contribution
    Sep 2023 • Couples
    Had a great time-- however the balloon operator did not balance out the basket very well. We had 7 people on our side and the other side only had 4 people on it so we were pack in there pretty tight. Probably 5 people on each side would be ok. Thank goodness it was only a 1 hour ride. We were ready to get out when it landed.
    Written September 30, 2023
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    Joseph B
    1 contribution
    Sep 2023 • Couples
    What an experience! Start to finish, this was a truly amazing experience. We arrived at the Deer Valley Airport and were greeted by the team checking everyone in. From there, a short van ride to a field where the crew (and several other ballon crews) were filling the balloon. Watching these massive balloons fill with air, then heat, and slowly rise above the desert floor was awesome. Climbing into the masssive, 16 person basket was easy and teh basket feels very safe/well made. After a short tutorial, the pilot began adding heat to the balloon and soon we softly drifted into the air. It was very calm/relaxing, and out pilot was fantastic - explaining where we were, pointing out different scenic/photography opportunities and then we ascended to a height of about a mile above sea level. The views were amazing, and you can hardly even feel the balloon moving as we traveled. When we began our decent, it was incredible to see this very experienced pilot steer the aircraft to a landing spot, where we touched down almost as gently as we initially took off. The ground crew was awaiting our arrival, and shortly after landing, we were greeted with champagne, orange juice and breakfast. In all, a very memorable and enjoyable experience.
    Written September 28, 2023
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    Gentry C
    2 contributions
    Sep 2023 • Family
    We got up at 4:30am, traveled to the airport, got in a van and went to the launch site. All the other 10 or so balloons took off. There was a slight breeze. The ornery pilot barely talked to us at all. We were told to get into the van by other guests, so we did not understanding what was going on. Then we started to drive without any communication at all. I know the company can do better but this particular pilot needs to go. He basically said it wasn’t safe. One of the other guests heard him say he wasn’t even supposed to be working that day. No communication or information.
    Written September 27, 2023
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    Navigate66984997357
    McKinney, TX3 contributions
    Sep 2023 • Family
    Didn’t know your could recommend a pilot. Ask for Grant to be your pilot. Guys were great! Breakfast was great. Would do again!
    Written September 23, 2023
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    HotAirExpeditions
    Thank you for flying with us and for sharing about your experience! We are happy to hear that Captain Grant took such great care of you while soaring over the desert, and we're also glad that you enjoyed the champagne breakfast after your flight out in the desert. Thank you again for joining us up in the sky, we hope to have you up, up, and away again soon!
    Written September 29, 2023
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    Frances B
    7 contributions
    Sep 2023 • Couples
    Took a bit for the wind to cooperate but once we were in the air it was very peaceful. I would highly recommend a hat and a light long sleeve shirt that can be easily removed. While it starts out cool in the morning, it gets very warm in the balloon as you are directly under the burners which get really hot on your bare skin. The champagne breakfast was the perfect ending! Thanks to Mike E and Joy for a very memorable experience!
    Written September 21, 2023
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    HotAirExpeditions
    Thank you so much for flying with us Frances and thank you for sharing about your experience! We are so happy to hear that you had a great time soaring the skies with Captain Mike and his crew, and that thankfully the wind was able to cooperate. We appreciate you sharing such great tips with fellow passengers and agree that a hat and a light long sleeve shirt or jacket is perfect attire! We're also very glad that you enjoyed the champagne breakfast after your flight as well. Thank you again for flying with us, we hope to see you up, up, and away again soon!
    Written September 29, 2023
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    LisaGaeta
    New Canaan, CT13 contributions
    Wow! Just Wow! From getting our ride to the field by Cassidy to our professional, engaging, very capable captain, Jonathan, a good time was had by all! Our balloon ride couldn’t have been better; we flew quite high and felt comfortable in his hands. And the landing…as though we had landed on a cushion!! Not kidding…perfect! AND…then we had a terrific light brunch of quiche and croissant with ample mimosas! Couldn’t have been better! Booking for next time already! Please give it a go…..GREAT company and GREAT people!
    Written September 17, 2023
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    HotAirExpeditions
    Thank you so much for flying with us Lisa and thank you for sharing about your experience! We are so happy to hear that you had a great time floating through the desert with Captain Jonathan and his crew. We also love that you were able to get that perfect landing followed by a yummy breakfast to welcome you back to Earth. Thank you again, we can't wait to see you for your next flight!
    Written September 18, 2023
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    Vicki B
    2 contributions
    Sep 2023 • Friends
    We scheduled with this professional superb company for an unbelievable sunrise balloon ride .. Our pilot Jonathan was funny and so accommodating. Every employee we encountered, Nick the crew chief and the young lady who picked us up at our hotel couldn’t have been nicer . We had a gourmet breakfast with champagne and a bistro set table ending with celebratory birthday cake .
    Written September 16, 2023
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    HotAirExpeditions
    Thank you so much for joining us up in the air Vicki and thank you for sharing about your experience. We're happy to hear that you had a great time with Captain Jonathan and his crew from start to finish. We're also so happy to have been able to be a part of your special day, and we're glad that you enjoyed your birthday breakfast with champagne to celebrate after the flight. Thank you again for soaring the skies with us, we hope to see you up, up, and away again soon!
    Written September 18, 2023
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    natasha b
    1 contribution
    Aug 2023 • Solo
    The team was GREAT! Bella, reception person did calm me down /explain very well( my English is second language). The crew was unbelievable: hard work, pick me from the hotel (so convenience), friendly, nice people. The Captain Jonathan is MASTER: knowledgeable, brave, REAL MAN!
    The breakfast with shampagne was very nice!
    Written September 5, 2023
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    HotAirExpeditions
    Thank you so much for soaring the skies with us Natasha and thank you for sharing about your flight! We're so happy to hear that you had a great experience, from the booking process to the roundtrip hotel transportation to the champagne breakfast afterwards. We're also happy to hear that Captain Jonathan was able to take you on an exciting and fun flight. Thank you again for flying with us and thank you for your kind words. We hope to have you up, up, and away again soon!
    Written September 11, 2023
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    Nicolas M
    Paris, France8 contributions
    Oct 2022
    Good experience to enjoy the morning in this area. Pilot was very kind, experienced and helpful. The view is awesome. We really like the experience
    Written August 26, 2023
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    HotAirExpeditions
    Thank you for joining us up in the air Nicolas and thank you for sharing about your experience! We are happy to hear that you had a good time with our captain and his crew while soaring the early morning skies. We agree that floating through the air is a great way to see the views and get to experience the desert in a unique way! Thank you again for flying with us and for sharing about your experience, we hope to have you up, up, and away again soon!
    Written August 28, 2023
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    Sabrina R
    1 contribution
    Captain and the crew made you feel welcome from the moment you are picked up till you are dropped off!! Polite group of young men. The breakfast and champagne are on point
    Written August 24, 2023
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    HotAirExpeditions
    Thank you so much for flying with us Sabrina and thank you for sharing about your experience! We are thrilled to hear that our captain and his crew took such great care of you from start to finish! We're glad that you enjoyed the roundtrip transportation as well as the breakfast and champagne toast. Thank you again for sharing your kind words and joining us up in the sky! We hope to see you again soon!
    Written August 28, 2023
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