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Phoenix Hot Air Balloon Ride at Sunrise provided by Rainbow Ryders Hot Air Balloon Ride Co.

Phoenix Hot Air Balloon Ride at Sunrise
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Phoenix Hot Air Balloon Ride at Sunrise
By Rainbow Ryders Hot Air Balloon Ride Co.
Recommended by 97% of travelers
This number is based on the percentage of all Tripadvisor reviews for this product that have a bubble rating of 4 or higher
Phoenix Hot Air Balloon Ride at Sunrise
By Rainbow Ryders Hot Air Balloon Ride Co.
Recommended by 97% of travelers
This number is based on the percentage of all Tripadvisor reviews for this product that have a bubble rating of 4 or higher
Most Sonoran Desert off-roading tours may take you off-the-beaten path, but they still don’t offer 360-degree views of the stunning desert landscape. During this hot air balloon ride from Phoenix, take to the air for the best vantage point of the area. And, as a bonus, see the sunrise, too. After your flight, reminisce about the beauty of the Sonoran Desert over a Champagne breakfast.
from
$179.00
per adult
from
$179.00
per adult

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Ages 5-99, max of 6 per group
Duration:
4h
Start time: Check availability
Ticket type:
Mobile
English

Highlights
  • Catch sight of the Sonoran Desert sunrise during this hot air balloon ride
  • Chat about your flight afterward over Champagne and breakfast hors d'oeuvres
  • Everyone can enjoy this ride—perfect for solo travelers, couples, and families
  • Round-trip transport from central Phoenix to the flight location is included

  • Hot-air balloon flight
  • Local taxes
  • Champagne toast
  • Live commentary on board
  • Option of helping crew inflate the balloon
What's not included
  • Gratuities
  • Souvenir Merchandise (available to purchase)
  • No Hotel Pick Up service

Meet for this Sonoran Desert sunrise hot air balloon ride in central Phoenix. Your guide drives you to the launch site. Listen to a short safety briefing before your trip and then climb aboard the basket with your other group members. Your pilot flies up into the air as you enjoy 360-degree views over the Sonoran Desert. Learn about the wildlife and history of the desert from your guide. Once you land back on the ground, sit down at picnic tables and fill up on breakfast hors d'oeuvres, accompanied by Champagne. Your Sonoran Desert sunrise hot air balloon ride ends with a ride back to the original meeting spot.

Departure details
  • 715 E Covey Ln, Phoenix, AZ 85024, USA
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point

  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
If you have questions about accessibility, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 6746P3

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • All flight are weather permitting
  • Children must be 5 years of age or older
  • Pregnant women are unable to fly
  • Must be able to stand for 60 minutes unassisted
  • Must be able to sustain the impact of jumping off a chair
  • Minimum drinking age is 21 years
  • Light layered clothing
  • Close toed shoes
  • Sunscreen and hats recommended
  • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
  • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • 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 6 travelers

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

What you can expect during your visit
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Face masks provided for travelers
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
  • Contactless payment for gratuities and add-ons
  • Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.

How much is Phoenix Hot Air Balloon Ride at Sunrise?
Phoenix Hot Air Balloon Ride at Sunrise price starts from $179.00. Discover and book Phoenix Hot Air Balloon Ride at Sunrise on Tripadvisor
What is the Phoenix Hot Air Balloon Ride at Sunrise cancellation policy?
Phoenix Hot Air Balloon Ride at Sunrise cancellation policy: For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience. Discover and book Phoenix Hot Air Balloon Ride at Sunrise on Tripadvisor
Which company provides Phoenix Hot Air Balloon Ride at Sunrise?
Phoenix Hot Air Balloon Ride at Sunrise is hosted by Rainbow Ryders Hot Air Balloon Ride Co.. Read reviews, discover additonal experiences or contact Rainbow Ryders Hot Air Balloon Ride Co. on Tripadvisor. Discover and book Phoenix Hot Air Balloon Ride at Sunrise on Tripadvisor
How much time do I need for Phoenix Hot Air Balloon Ride at Sunrise?
On average, this experience will take approximately 4h. Discover and book Phoenix Hot Air Balloon Ride at Sunrise on Tripadvisor

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: 6746P3

Itinerary
  • You'll start at
    715 E Covey Ln
    715 E Covey Ln, Phoenix, AZ 85024, USA
    See address & details
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    Rainbow Ryders Hot Air Balloon Ride Co.
    Stop: 4 hours
    We meet at our office and drive out to our launch site from there (which does vary day-to-day depending on the wind directions/speed)
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  • You'll return to the starting point
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About the operator

Don’t take it from us – here’s what people have to say about this operator.

angieboatner
angieboatner
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Colorado Springs Sunrise Hot Air balloon ride
We did a sunrise ride in Colorado Springs.. the entire trip was so awesome! The crew did an amazing job of explaini
Mike S
Mike S
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Nice calm morning ride but…
Wife and I had a wonder time, but I have to totally agree with a previous reviewer almiami that at the end of the r
Jonathan C
Jonathan C
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Wonderful experience, our pilot was Jesse N. Really provided a great experience overall. Highly recommend!
Great experience, pilot was Jesse N. Highly recommend. Smooth ride great views. Had family of 6 with us made s
Donnac2009
Donnac2009
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Bucket List Item checked off!
This was an amazing experience and a bucket list item for our family! Our pilot Jesse Newcomber was fabulous. We ha
rainup2014
rainup2014
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Amazing sunset from the air
Highly recommend ballooning to see the Phoenix Sonoran desert. Sunset gave us amazing colors against the rocks and
Philip B
Philip B
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Wonderful Experience
While this wasn't a "bucket list" thing for me, it could have been. Had a great pilot. The flight was very gentle a
brittneyrae8
brittneyrae8
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BEST anniversary experience
We had the BEST experience for our 10 year anniversary with rainbow ryders. It was fun and our pilot Jon (who had 4
AndreaL374
AndreaL374
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The Winds have welcomed you with a soft landing and a glass of champagne.
I have nothing but wonderful things to say about Patrick and Rainbow Ryders. From the moment our Group walked into
Michael C
Michael C
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Group trip
Great views and awesome flight. Pilot was knowledgeable and friendly. Safe and bumpy landing so it was fun
tessaboe54
tessaboe54
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Perfect Experience of a Lifetime!
Absolutely amazing and worth every penny! Our pilot Kyle was the best and so engaging and kind. The champagne at th
Kent K
Kent K
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Beware, could ruin your plans
The company called us on Wednesday, trying to push us to a Friday evening flight. Then on Thursday around noon they
gailm239
gailm239
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Rainbow Riders is the BEST!
My family was in town for a belated birthday. We all wanted to take a hot air balloon ride. We had an excellent t
mgl0993
mgl0993
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Amazing sunset balloon ride
The whole experience was very well organized from start to finish and the staff were welcoming and confident in the
Dan O
Dan O
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Not really a sunrise flight. Less than one hour in flight
Rainbow riders is a professional outfit, but it all felt rushed. We had to arrive at their building by 5:30am. su
W7450DYrandyd
W7450DYrandyd
00
Hot air Ballooning in Albuquerque
First time in a hot air balloon. I didnt know what to expect and was a little nervous. The pilot was Alfred Salazar
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Donna Y
Boston, United States2 contributions
Definitely a bucket list item! These flights are completely weather dependent, so don't be surprised if your trip gets cancelled the day prior. Fortunately the weather today was perfect! Our pilot, Patrick was wonderful, funny and made the experience worthwhile. Rainbow Ryders have experienced pilots and there is a reason they are the number one hot air balloon company in the SW. There was another hot air balloon company out at the same time and it seems they were having difficulty navigating their balloons. They offer snacks and beverages at the end of the trip. I would highly recommend Rainbow Ryders if you would like to book a hot air balloon ride!
Written August 4, 2022
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Danielle C
1 contribution
Friends
AMAZING! Best experience and worth the money! The crew was super nice and made the trip memorable!!!
Written August 3, 2022
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Jason P
Tampa, United States11 contributions
Excellent Birthday Trip - Kyle and his crew were awesome .. smooth flying and they made it fun !! A must do experience ! Thank you all.
Written August 3, 2022
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Trent_Futrell
Knoxville, TN83 contributions
Unfortunately the weather decided to not play nice and it was cancelled. The staff was very friendly and gave us a full refund since we weren't able to rebook (we were leaving that afternoon). Hope to use them in the future. Just wanted to note how professional they were about the whole situation. Hope we can return and get to go.
Written July 4, 2022
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Nicola V
Thank you for the kind review, Trent! We apologize that we were unable to get you up for a flight with us, but look forward to flying with you in the future!
Written July 13, 2022
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Stefanie S
2 contributions
An experience not to be missed. Booked this for a bachelorette party experience and was wow'ed by it. Rainbow Ryders is organized and the protocol was seamless and easy. Our coordinators and pilot, Jacob, Jen, and Austin, were great and I highly recommend them. Answered all of our questions and made it fun. The views are incredible and worth waking up at 3AM for. Would love to go again if I could!
Written June 27, 2022
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Nicola V
We are very happy to hear that you enjoyed your flight with Jacob and his crew and that they were able to be apart of your bachelorette party experience! They love what they do and enjoy sharing their passion for hot air ballooning with our passengers. The wake up call is early, but most certainly worth it! We hope to fly with you again soon!
Written July 4, 2022
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TJ
2 contributions
It was such an easy and smooth process and ride. Even the landing was smooth. Our pilot Jessie was hilarious and his flight team had everything together. The process was seamless and they had everything together. Amazing experience and definitely checked off a box on my bucket list.
Written June 22, 2022
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Nicola V
We are very pleased to hear that you enjoyed your flight with Jesse and his crew! They are great at what they do and enjoy providing our passengers with bucket list worthy experiences. We hope to fly with you again soon!
Written July 4, 2022
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Amalia V
2 contributions
This was an amazing and unforgettable experience! Jon was our pilot and he made the morning so memorable! We can't wait to do this again in Colorado Springs this summer and we will be requesting Jon again as our pilot!
Written May 31, 2022
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Nicola V
We are so happy to hear that you enjoyed your flight with Jon. He is an awesome pilot and really enjoys sharing his passion for hot air ballooning with his passengers. We look forward to seeing you in Colorado Springs!
Written June 10, 2022
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C beam
Pittsburgh, PA2 contributions
Jacob our pilot was fantastic great ride and informed us every step of the process and gave us a little history lesson of hot air ballons. Would absolutely do it again
Written May 24, 2022
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We are so happy to hear that you enjoyed your flight with Jacob! He is a great pilot and loves providing our passengers with the most memorable experiences possible. We look forward to flying with you again soon!
Written May 26, 2022
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travelwhere
Modesto, CA2,394 contributions
We had a wonderful time this morning with Rainbow ryders. We had no idea how humongous the balloons really were. The whole thing was a big well orchestrated operation. Our pilot, Alan, had 27 years of ballooning experience. He gave us lots of interesting information & made it fun for us. The ride itself was peaceful. There were times we were drifting & times we were going so slow we felt suspended in the air. All so enjoyable on a beautiful day. I had read about really bumpy landings & I was concerned. It was a little bumpy but nothing concerning. Our pilot even landed us on a dirt road for pickup.

We got up at 3am & was there before the 4:30 am requirement. About 5am, We rode in a van about 20 minutes to a bare field. There are no bathrooms there. We waited awhile until the wind conditions were favorable. Patience is required. Everything depends on the wind & weather. There are times that they need to cancel, so we were fortunate. It was the only day we were in town to celebrate our grand daughters college graduation.

It was a wonderful thing to do. We throughly enjoyed it & would recommend this company.
Written May 12, 2022
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We are very pleased to hear that you enjoyed your flight with Al! Our pilots strive to provide each and every one of our passengers with the safest and most memorable experiences possible, and we are happy to hear he was able to do that for you! Please come back and fly with us again soon!
Written May 18, 2022
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maireadhowley
Westport, CT7 contributions
Family
Awesome experience. If this is on your bucket list, this is a great company to work with. From arrivals to office, to drive to launch site, the ride itself all so professional. Jesse R. Was our pilot. He was very experienced and very professional and very knowledgeable of what we could see. I was a little nervous as we launched but he made us all feel so comfortable. He invited our 2 boys (14 & 13 ) to help set up abs hold the balloon while the air was blown in! The views at sunrise were beautiful. He was very clear on how the landing would work and it was seemless. They had drinks for us on landing and snacks when we got back to the office. Great experience over all!
Written April 23, 2022
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Hannah K
Thank you for the five star review! We are so happy to hear that you enjoyed your first hot air balloon flight with us and that we were able to make your experience family focused. We are also very pleased to hear that despite the initial nerves at launch, your experience with us was memorable and fun! We look forward to flying with you again soon!
Written April 25, 2022
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