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Overview
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 to catch sight of the sunrise. Plus, afterward, you can enjoy a Champagne breakfast by your landing spot.
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You'll start at
702 W Deer Valley Dr
702 W Deer Valley Dr, Phoenix, AZ 85027, USA
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  • Pass by Phoenix Sonoran Desert Preserve
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    Hot Air Expeditions
    Stop: 10 minutes -
    All of our hot air balloon tours check in at the Deer Valley Airport Balloon Ride Parking Area, unless the roundtrip hotel transfers option is selected.
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You'll end at
702 W Deer Valley Dr
702 W Deer Valley Dr, Phoenix, AZ 85027, USA
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Highlights
  • See expansive Sonoran Desert views on this morning hot-air balloon ride
  • Feel safe on your sunrise 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
What to Expect
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.
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Important Information
Departure Point
702 W Deer Valley Dr, Phoenix, AZ 85027, USA
Duration
3h 30m
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
Inclusions
  • Champagne
  • Gourmet cuisine
  • Commemorative flight certificate
  • Hotel pickup and drop off (if option selected)
Exclusions
  • Gratuities
  • Hotel pickup and drop off (if option not selected)
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Additional Info
  • 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
  • Actual flight time is approximately 1 hour
  • 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 9 travelers
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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Ashleigh H wrote a review Jun 2020
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I’m not sure the money is worth the half-a$$ experience I got. We woke up at 4am drove out into the desert with a tourist group. Our balloon wasn’t even setup yet, so we missed flying at sunrise. Sure, we got to see the sunrise, from the ground (which I could’ve done for free)
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Response from HotAirExpeditions, Owner at Phoenix Hot Air Balloon Morning Ride
Responded 3 days ago
Hi Ashleigh, Thank you for your feedback. Though it hurts our hearts to hear that your hot air ballooning experience did not meet your expectations, we appreciate all feedback so we can improve operations and make the situation right. On our website at HotAirExpeditions.com we try to be as clear and up front as possible with both our COVID-19 procedures as well as the fact that we do not fly at the time of sunrise (we fly just after the time of sunrise as the wind directions change with the rising sun). When booking through a 3rd party, many of these operators have limited or no opportunity to update our listings with COVID-19 procedures at the moment, and in some cases we have limited control over the editorial that is used, which could have caused some confusion. We reduced our cancellation policy from a 48 hour cancellation policy to a 24 hour cancellation policy as of March 2020 as to be extremely flexible with our guests, as we understand that plans can change, and to provide the opportunity to cancel, should you have booked through a 3rd party that does not provide updated information on our COVID-19 procedures. Though we hope this provides more insight for you, we truly hate to see anyone walk away from one of our hot air balloon rides with a bad taste and would love the opportunity to speak with you via phone (480-502-6999) or email (info@hotairexpeditions.com) to rectify the situation. Thank you again for your feedback, we look forward to speaking with you soon.
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Van K wrote a review Jun 2020
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Came for a surprise birthday present and for someone who is afraid of heights the experience was nothing short of legendary. The crew, Toby, Jonathan and Gideon, were not only knowledgeable but entertaining as well. Thank you for making my day!
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Date of experience: June 2020
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Response from HotAirExpeditions, Owner at Phoenix Hot Air Balloon Morning Ride
Responded 5 days ago
Hello 658vank, What a fantastic birthday surprise! We strive to provide a safe and memorable experience every time and are happy to hear that our team took good care of you. Thank you for sharing your special celebration with Hot Air Expeditions!
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Madi wrote a review Jun 2020
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Justin is like a little weasel, popping up out of be where to help start and stop the balloons, he was honestly the coolest along with Don
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Date of experience: June 2020
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Response from HotAirExpeditions, Owner at Phoenix Hot Air Balloon Morning Ride
Responded 1 week ago
Hello irrelevanti2020, Crew guy Justin is one of our top guys and knows how to get things done! We're glad to hear you enjoyed your experience with him and Captain Don. Thank you for flying with Hot Air Expeditions!
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Maddie S wrote a review Jun 2020
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This was an amazing experience! We had such a fantastic time and will definitely be back. Our ride was very smooth and the toast afterward was very fun! Jonathan and Chris were great
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Date of experience: June 2020
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Response from HotAirExpeditions, Manager at Phoenix Hot Air Balloon Morning Ride
Responded 1 week ago
Hello F3197NVmaddies, We're thrilled you had an amazing balloon experience! Captain Jonathan and crew member Chris truly enjoy showing people a good time. We'll look forward to hearing from you again. Thank you for flying with Hot Air Expeditons!
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John S wrote a review Jun 2020
Phoenix, Arizona1 contribution
Jonathan, Chris and the crew were awesome! Couldn't ask for a better time! I would highly recommend!
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Date of experience: June 2020
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Response from HotAirExpeditions, Owner at Phoenix Hot Air Balloon Morning Ride
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Hello JohnsA9125NV, We're happy to know you had a great time with your balloon tour. Captain Jonathan and crew member Chris are always crushin' it out there and love having fun with everyone. Thank you for flying with Hot Air Expeditions!
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About the operator

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weentrim
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A must sunrise experience
We did a Tucson Sunrise flight with Captain Mike and his crew help set us off and land safely. Beautiful experienc
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rocketsmom
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Awesome experience and wonderful staff
This trip was a lot of fun. It was so peaceful and I learned a lot about hot air ballooning. Captain Don had SO m
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hoollycow
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Awesome Family Christmas Gift in March
Group of 10 of us ages 5 to 65 enjoyed a magical , sunset Balloon ride into the Sonora Desert two days ago . Having
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Sookeite
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Hot air balloon ride
Well this activity is bucket list material! From climbing into the basket, floating through the air, to champagne a
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stockdeb
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Great Sunset Ride
We had a great Sunset Balloon Ride. The crew-----Chris, Scott, and Pilot Don were all very knowledgeable, professio
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jjander6
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Family fun
This was our second time to do the sunset ride with Hot Air Expeditions and with pilot Mike; but this time we broug
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321betsym
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Awesome
Hot Air Expeditions is a extremely organized outfit. From inflating the balloon to the breakfast with champagne and
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Pascal V
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Worth doing
Very nice experience, can be done with large groups. We were with about 100 people. Breakfast was awaiting us.
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MikeCo55
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Bucket list
Ok, this was one of the coolest thing things ever. Took off and landed in the Sonoran desert. Our pilot was Gary an
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Smilesll
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Hot air balloon
Logistics were long and cumbersome. The flight itself was excellent, but getting to launch was long, lots of waitin
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thellik
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Spectacular crew - especially Don and Chris!
From the booking, to the reminder courtesy call, to Chris, the informative driver, and Don, our amazing pilot...tru
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7jodyp
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Great experience
Loved the balloon ride. The crew, Jonathon, Todd, Mike Johnson and Bri, were very accommodating and friendly. They
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cadenning
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Hot air balloon rides
We had a great group of folks for our stupendous hot air balloon ride. Our pilots Mike and Jonathan were great pilo
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jimmy11932
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Experience of a lifetime!
We had a fantastic ride with our family of 5. Staff was great. Kind and professional. Captain Wright and rest of cr
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wacjac1625
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Exhilarating
Awesome experience as a first timer in a hot air balloon excursion. Friendly, experienced, and outstanding service!
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Key Details
  • Duration: 3h 30m
  • Mobile Ticket Accepted
  • Free Cancellation up to 24 hours in advance
  • Instant Confirmation
  • Languages Offered: English
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