Tours and Tickets

Temecula Shared Hot Air Balloon Ride provided by Amazing Adventures

LIKELY TO SELL OUT*

Temecula Shared Hot Air Balloon Ride

Temecula Shared Hot Air Balloon Ride
4
Book in advance
from
$189.00
per adult
Reserve now & pay later: Save your spot free of charge with flexible booking.
Free cancellation
Not sure? You can cancel this reservation up to 24 hours in advance for a full refund.
Tour snapshot
Duration:
2h 30m
Taking Covid-19 safety measures
Group size:
15
Ticket type:
Mobile
Free cancellation
  • Duration:
    2h 30m
  • Taking Covid-19 safety measures
  • Group size:
    15
  • Ticket type:
    Mobile
  • Free cancellation
About
Know before you go
  • Duration: 2h 30m
  • 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
What to expect
Know before you go
  • Duration: 2h 30m
  • 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.
What to expect
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 49563P10
Important information
Inclusions
  • Champagne or Mimosas
  • Individually wrapped breakfast items as part of a continental breakfast
  • Bottled water
  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • Free souvenir pictures and a commemorative flight certificate
  • Two for one wine tasting tickets to 6 local Temecula wineries
Exclusions
  • Gratuities
  • Weight fuel surcharge of $25 if over 225 lbs., $50 if over 255 lbs.
Duration
2h 30m
Departure details
  • 31963 Rancho California Rd, Temecula, CA 92591, USA We meet in the Meadows Village shopping center parking lot. 31963 Rancho California Road, Temecula, CA 92592. Please park between CVS and Wells Fargo and check in at the vans with balloon trailers.
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • 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 15 travelers
Inclusions
  • Champagne or Mimosas
  • Individually wrapped breakfast items as part of a continental breakfast
  • Bottled water
  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • Free souvenir pictures and a commemorative flight certificate
  • Two for one wine tasting tickets to 6 local Temecula wineries
Exclusions
  • Gratuities
  • Weight fuel surcharge of $25 if over 225 lbs., $50 if over 255 lbs.
Departure details
  • 31963 Rancho California Rd, Temecula, CA 92591, USA We meet in the Meadows Village shopping center parking lot. 31963 Rancho California Road, Temecula, CA 92592. Please park between CVS and Wells Fargo and check in at the vans with balloon trailers.
Duration
2h 30m
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • 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 15 travelers
Travel safe during COVID-19
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Temperature checks for tour participants upon arrival
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Temperature checks for tour participants upon arrival
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
  • Contactless payment for gratuities and add-ons
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Face masks provided for travelers
Itinerary
  • You'll start at
    31963 Rancho California Rd
    31963 Rancho California Rd, Temecula, CA 92591, USA
    We meet in the Meadows Village shopping center parking lot. 31963 Rancho California Road, Temecula, CA 92592. Please park between CVS and Wells Fargo and check in at the vans with balloon trailers.
    See address & details
  • Pass by
    Temecula
  • You'll return to the starting point
+
Detailed Reviews: Reviews order informed by descriptiveness of user-identified themes such as cleanliness, atmosphere, general tips and location information.
Popular mentions

4.0
10 reviews
Excellent
7
Very good
1
Average
0
Poor
0
Terrible
2

lemommy4768
6 contributions
Everything was perfect. The pilot Eric, and Kate his wife catered to making my daughter’s 21st birthday the best memory. This is a fairly new family business so the special touches with mimosas and cupcakes at the end of the flight was nice. Eric is a skilled pilot. Our landing was soft and smooth.
Written August 29, 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
B R Guest B
thanks.
Written August 30, 2021
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Karen L
3 contributions
Apr 2022 • Friends
Absolutely fantastic! The ride was peaceful and amazing! Our pilot was phenomenal! The entire experience from the ground to the sky was perfect! Kudus to our awesome crew!
Written April 29, 2022
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
B R Guest B
Thank you for your kind words!
Written April 30, 2022
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Chrisrina Matta
Barstow, CA2 contributions
Apr 2022
This was a beautiful experience! The views are amazing and it is a once in a lifetime trip! They did a great job making it a great experience. Thank you!
Written April 17, 2022
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
B R Guest B
Thank you!!
Written April 23, 2022
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Nancy S
1 contribution
Mar 2022 • Couples
Horrible company and customer service. We were coming from Florida and my daughter inadvertently booked this one month prior to the actual date. My daughter spoke to the pilot that morning about the mistake and rebooked it. They charged a no show fee anyway despite her calling the company that morning about the error. The actual date of the trip was cancelled due to the weather. They still charged 200 dollars for the original error in booking and did not deliver the service they promised. I would not recommend them to anyone.
Written May 2, 2022
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
B R Guest B
This review is unfortunate but it is akin to booking a non-refundable airline ticket for the wrong day and then calling the airline after you missed your flight (even though you received confirmations and reminders) and telling the airline they should reschedule you for free. The customer booked a discounted fare online, in advance, and received and read their email confirmation and reminders. (Our system tracks when they click on the link.) The customer failed to show up for their ride on the scheduled date and only realized their error when our pilot called them that morning wondering if they were running late. Typically, when a customer fails to show up for a ride and does not give advance notice, the fare is forfeit and no considerations are offered. Our industry suffers from being both high cost and severely capacity constrained. . However, instead of losing her money entirely, we offered to reschedule the guests with a rebooking fee to cover the hard costs we endured due to their missed flight. The guest cites $200 to make the rebooking fee seem usurious. The rebooking fee included multiple guests and was nominal. Moreover, the fee was less than the difference between our regular fare and their original discounted purchase. I presume the customer has lost her credit card dispute and resorted to writing a bad review. Pro tip: When you book online, read your confirmation emails and reminders and make sure the information is correct. We can do magic before the scheduled event, but our hands are tied when it is after.
Written May 3, 2022
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Adventureseeker0428
7 contributions
Jun 2021 • Couples
Said sunrise hot air balloon ride. They make you shuttle over to a field which takes a while. They are so unorganized. Screaming at each other cursing the entire set up process. We all have to watch them set up the hot air balloons from 5:30am till 7:10am standing in the desert sun. While you wait the 2 hours while getting bombarded by a man selling a drone video footage experience of your hot air balloon ride. They could of easily started the setting up process before they got to us and had some of them stay back at the field with the set up baskets. They don’t provide you water or a breakfast sandwich as said online. Our pilot had 1 water bottle and said to us “we have to conserve it!!” Lol

The worst part is it’s advertised as an hour ride at least. We were in the sky for exactly 40 minutes. Totally blown. We watched other balloons in the sky fly an hour plus but our pilot just wanted to get the ride over with from the beginning. The pilot was really mean and not welcoming the entire ride. Just a mean sole.

There are so many other hot air balloon ride companies in Temecula right next to them that’ll actually do as advertised. This place is all about making more money. Stay away at all cost.
Written June 28, 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
B R Guest B
6/28/2021 OK. Let's start with meeting times and sunrise. In the United States, the FAA has a rule that says balloons cannot take off until after official sunrise and they must land by official sunset. No one is taking off before official sunrise. If you think you want to see the sunrise in the air in the balloon, we have a package called the "Dark into Daylight" flight where we use special lighting equipment and get permission to launch before sunrise. The meeting time for that package is 4 AM. Are other balloons launching before we do? Yes, by intent. I've been flying since 1987 and I've learned a few things. We meet 45 minutes to an hour later than our competitors as a convenience to our customers. Would you rather meet at 4:30 AM? 5:00 AM? 5:30 AM? We meet at 5:30 AM. The other guys just have you get there earlier. The waiting time is the same for everyone. 5:30 AM is too early as it is!. Also, we want to have brightly lit colored balloons downwind in the background of our passenger's pictures. The guys who take off first get pictures of fewer balloons in the air. The pictures they do take of balloons are upwind as silhouettes or dark dots in the sun. We don't know our launch site ahead of time because it depends on the wind and weather conditions that morning. We have to pick our launch site with our landing site in mind. This means knowing the actual weather conditions at check-in time. Usually, we are able to launch in the parking lot, but Sunday's heatwave meant we had to move everyone to a different launch site. Besides, many of our guests want to watch the process and take pictures in front of the balloons as they are being blown up. (Er, we call that inflating the balloon.) Our website says "This early morning tour package includes a premium champagne, juice or mimosa toast, a selection of individually wrapped breakfast items, free digital souvenir pictures, complimentary celebratory banners, a commemorative flight certificate, and 2 for 1 wine tasting vouchers to local Temecula wineries (a $100 savings) and other discounts." - We have never offered a "breakfast sandwich". We do recommend that you bring a hat, sunscreen, sunglasses, WATER, and something to take pictures with on your balloon ride. The pilot may have water on board for emergencies, but it is a balloon basket and the supply is limited. We do provide water when we land as part of our post-flight celebration, but at that point, most people want champagne instead. The flight time of Eric's balloon ride was 49 minutes of movement according to the onboard GPS log. We tell our customer's that the ride is approximately an hour on our website. Eric assumed approximate means more than an hour. We aren't going to pass up our intended landing site to squeeze another 5 minutes of flight time in and end up landing in a bad spot. Eric's 40 minutes statement is just an exaggeration. Two of our balloon pilots missed the field and ended up over grapevines. They had to fly much longer than an hour to try to get to a safe place to land. So yes, some balloons flew longer than an hour, but believe me it wasn't a good thing. (Especially after the NWS issued an extreme heat warning for that Sunday). Regarding your pilot, I am balancing your perceived interaction with him against other guests that flew with him that day. They seemed to have a good time and his reported tips that morning was the highest of our 4 balloons that flew. If everyone in your balloon had a bad time, I think it would have been reflected in the tip count. Military Mike is a former naval aviator. You can take Michael out of the military, but you can't take the military out of Michael. He is also a very skilled and safe pilot and the only one of the 4 pilots that landed in the exact field we called before we took off. (Me included - and I am the sponsored race pilot of the group!) That being said, Michael is direct and assertive and doesn't suffer fools much. Some people mix with him like oil and water. So I take your point about Military Mike. I'll speak to him about it. I'm sorry if you two didn't mix well. Pro tip: Don't threaten to write bad reviews if you aren't going to get your refund demands met. That is a poor form of extortion. It will shut people down and make them defensive. Start with this is what happened and what can you do for me about it? Pilot Denni - the celebrity balloonist
Written June 29, 2021
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Superblonde
Dubrovnik, Croatia3 contributions
We had such a fabulous flight with Phil! Very informative and funny! He answered all of our questions and made everyone feel so comfortable!
Written March 27, 2022
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
B R Guest B
You are amazing
Written March 28, 2022
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

alexa a
1 contribution
Feb 2022
Had one of the best experiences of my life! Totally worth it and something I will always remember. Shout out to Denny who had lots of insight for my boyfriend and I, and JF who was an awesome pilot and truly made our experience awesome! would give this and JF 100 stars if I could
Written February 22, 2022
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
B R Guest B
Thank you, Alexa. Are you two married yet? The two of you were the only thing more romantic than our hot air balloon that day! - You are AWESOME!
Written February 23, 2022
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Remberto Arnand... A
1 contribution
Oct 2021 • Couples
On the time I purchased my tickets it said breakfast and wine testing included non of that happen so to me it's i lie why post something when it's not true
Written October 11, 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
B R Guest B
Both breakfast items and two for one wine tasting tickets were included with your package. The Temecula flight includes the balloon ride itself, a champagne, juice, or mimosa toast, a selection of individually wrapped breakfast items, free pictures, a commemorative flight certificate, and two for one wine tasting tickets to 6 local Temecula wineries as well as other discounts. I have confirmed with our staff that you received all of these items Reimberto. Perhaps your expectation of breakfast was different, but due to COVID-19, all our food items must be individually wrapped at this time.
Written October 12, 2021
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

trish o
River Ridge, LA11 contributions
Sep 2020 • Couples
Our pilot was funny and flew ballon great. Skill and luck. Explaining where we were flying over aa well. Landing was clutch. We used winery coupons as well.
Written September 14, 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
B R Guest B
Thank you!
Written September 15, 2020
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Terry W
1 contribution
Jan 2020
It was a fabulous experience, especially to see how the basket, balloon and rigging was assembled. The take-off and landing was really smooth - I felt comfortable and safe during the entire ride. Great experience, I will do it again!
Written January 21, 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
B R Guest B
What made this day fabulous was having you as our guest. Some experiences are two way streets, and when your client shows up so joyful and enthusiastic, that positivity just infects everyone else. Thank you for making our day!
Written January 22, 2020
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
*Likely to sell out: Based on Viator’s booking data and information from the provider from the past 30 days, it seems likely this experience will sell out through Viator, a Tripadvisor company.
About the operator

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

By: Amazing Adventures
mistyp994
mistyp994
00
Classy and Professional
We really enjoyed this experience! There were 10 family members and the checkin process, initial meeting of what to
chrissie13
chrissie13
00
Sunrise ballon ride
We were held up a bit for people arriving late so we were the last balloons to launch but once airborne it was a gr
Jean S
Jean S
00
Hot Air Balloon
Used a livingsocial.com voucher to go on this flight. What a great deal! The flight was fantastic and our pilot, Fe
Robert T
Robert T
00
There is a difference - Let me tell you why
I bought a Groupon to go with friends on a balloon ride. Little did I know that my Groupon was with a different com
Kim T
Kim T
00
MAR-VEL-OUSSSS!
I took the evening flight in Del Mar. It was MARR-VEL-OUSSS! Denni checked us in and Ferrel was our pilot. Mr. C
Frequently Asked Questions about Temecula Shared Hot Air Balloon Ride

Temecula Shared Hot Air Balloon Ride price starts from $189.00. Discover and book Temecula Shared Hot Air Balloon Ride on Tripadvisor

Temecula Shared Hot Air Balloon Ride cancellation policy: For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience. Discover and book Temecula Shared Hot Air Balloon Ride on Tripadvisor

Temecula Shared Hot Air Balloon Ride is hosted by Amazing Adventures. Read reviews, discover additonal experiences or contact Amazing Adventures on Tripadvisor. Discover and book Temecula Shared Hot Air Balloon Ride on Tripadvisor

On average, this experience will take approximately 2h 30m. Discover and book Temecula Shared Hot Air Balloon Ride on Tripadvisor