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Hot Air Expeditions

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About Hot Air Expeditions
At Hot Air Expeditions we pride ourselves on providing hot air ballooning experiences in the Phoenix/Scottsdale, Arizona. We've been operating locally in the Valley of the Sun for over 27 years and rated the "Best Ballooning in Phoenix" by Fodor's Travel for 23 years in a row! We provide morning flights daily, year-round and sunset flights are offered seasonally, November through March. All flights include gourmet catered fare from Vincents on Camelback, along with a champagne toast and flight certificate. Come check this off of your bucket list with us!
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Angie was an awesome worker bee she was so pleasant and answered all our questions. Thank you Angie for taking such good care of our breakfast celebration Justin was helpful to all of us Thanks Justin for contributing to our fantastic experience. Robert and Nancy...More

Date of experience: February 2019
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HotAirExpeditions, Owner at Hot Air Expeditions, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Greetings Robert and Nancy, It is wonderful to hear that you enjoyed your experience with Captain Craig, Angie and Justin. We have some exceptional people working with us and you did, indeed, have an A Team. Thank you for flying with us and taking the...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

Craig, Angie, and Justin did a great job this morning. We had a smooth take off and landing and got to go high enough to see all around us! Thank you for making that possible!More

Date of experience: February 2019
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HotAirExpeditions, Owner at Hot Air Expeditions, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Hello MKadventure16, We think that the launch is wonderful as well, it normally is so smooth you don't know the exact moment you left Mother Earth. Floating over the desert in a hot air balloon is the very best way to experience our beautiful desert...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

Our second balloon ride in Arizona. Informative and humourous Captain, kept us informed of what he was ( and wasn't doing). Great service from the entire team including ground crew and driver.

Date of experience: January 2019
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HotAirExpeditions, Owner at Hot Air Expeditions, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Hello Muksamatic, Thank you for floating over the beautiful Sonoran desert with us. We must agree with you, our pilots and crew are very good at what they do. We appreciate you taking the time to share your thoughts.

Reviewed 1 week ago

Top notch ride and super fun experience. I would highly recommend this, best part of our trip to Phoenix. Captain was fun and full of knowledge, meal with champagne at the end was a perfect 10! SO MUCH FUN!!!

Date of experience: January 2019
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HotAirExpeditions, Owner at Hot Air Expeditions, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Greetings Pughjjhs, Thanks for flying over the beautiful Sonoran desert with us! We are thrilled that you enjoyed your experience and we must agree, hot air ballooning is fun! We appreciate you taking the time to share your thoughts. Cheers!

Reviewed 1 week ago

Excellent staff, great and friendly service, safe and pleasurable flight and tasty breakfast. Would do this trip again!More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank chaille D
HotAirExpeditions, Owner at Hot Air Expeditions, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hello Chaille D, We are so happy to hear that you enjoyed floating over the desert with us. We do have some of the best folks working with Hot Air Expeditions. We look forward to your next flight and thank you for taking the time...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Riding high up in the air in a basket was never on my bucket list, but I arrived on one cool February morning with an abundance of apprehension and the knowledge that I don't really have to do this thing. But I did and it...More

Date of experience: February 2019
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HotAirExpeditions, Owner at Hot Air Expeditions, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hello Flavors of Rome, We are so happy that you stepped out of your comfort zone with Pilot Craig. We have to agree, viewing the desert as the sun rises and warms us, is indescribably beautiful. And, one simply must celebrate this with champagne. Thank...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We put hard the sunrise experience to celebrate our 30th Anniversary and it was magical! The scenery was breathtaking, and the champagne breakfast afterward was truly lovely. Our ‘pilot ‘ was quite knowledgeable and charming and I can’t wait to go back.More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Anna W
HotAirExpeditions, Owner at Hot Air Expeditions, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hello Anna, Magical, is by far, the best description of a hot air balloon flight over our beautiful desert! We are so happy that you and your other half enjoyed the flight and company of one of our charming pilots. From all us at Hot...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This was an absolutely amazing ride. Our pilot, Craig Kennedy, was very knowledgeable & humorous. The views were amazing & Craig pointed out landmarks & had stories about the area. His crew was also great! A big shout out to Angie, Anthony B & Jayden....More

Date of experience: January 2019
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HotAirExpeditions, Owner at Hot Air Expeditions, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Greetings Stacey Mitchell, We have to agree with you, Pilot Craig is a funny guy! People do make all the difference and we do have some of the very best working with Hot Air Expeditions. Viewing our beautiful desert from a hot air balloon is...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I can't put into words how magically this experience was! If you are considering it, just book it! Al and flight crew was amazing!More

Date of experience: January 2019
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HotAirExpeditions, Owner at Hot Air Expeditions, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hello Elise Galli, Woo Hoo, we also think that magical is the best way to describe a hot air balloon flight! We are so very happy that you enjoyed your experience with Pilot Al and the crew. Thank you for sharing and floating over the...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Such an awesome time! So glad I conquered my fear and did it! Best decision. It was amazing! No sense of height fear when floating on the balloon. What an experience. I would go again!More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Matthew K
HotAirExpeditions, Owner at Hot Air Expeditions, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Greetings Matthew K, Woo Hoo, here's to you conquering your fear! We call it balloon magic. As you experienced, rising slowly and with the wind, you almost don't feel the balloon leave the ground. And since you have no perspective, like on a balcony, you...More

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December 9, 2018|
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Response from malcolmh549 | Reviewed this property |
Hi,we were staying at the Hilton Scottsdale where we saw a leaflet and made a booking via the hotel without a problem and got picked up and dropped off there. Hope that helps
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Shilpiee
October 24, 2017|
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Response from HotAirExpeditions | Property representative |
Hi there, great question! We tend to recommend the morning flight, as the flights are typically a tad longer, 60-90 minutes for the morning flight vs. 45-60 minutes for the sunset flight. The morning flights typically have... More
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Aleescandonm
February 21, 2017|
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Response from HotAirExpeditions | Property representative |
Hi Alejandra, In April we will have one morning flight available, and meeting/pick up timing will vary based on your hotel location. We absolutely offer roundtrip hotel transfers, and would be happy to pick you up from... More
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