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Hot Air Expeditions

702 W Deer Valley Rd, Deer Valley Airport, Phoenix, AZ 85027-2152
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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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702 W Deer Valley Rd, Deer Valley Airport, Phoenix, AZ 85027-2152
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Amazing. It was beautiful. The crew is friendly and really nice. The breakfast was good and they take pictures so u can look for ur pictures on their website the next day.More

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HotAirExpeditions, Guest Relations Manager at Hot Air Expeditions, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Danaise, We are always drawn to the beauty of our Sonoran Desert. Our crew and pilots really make the difference in an ok flight and a great flight. It's fun to see what photos the crew capture. Each team member has their own spin on...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This was our first hot air balloon ride and we loved it! We would definitely do it again when we get back to the area. Our flight crew Anthony and Ken we're awesome and the pilot Tommy was very knowledgeable, funny, did a great job!...More

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HotAirExpeditions, Guest Relations Manager at Hot Air Expeditions, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Sauciers, We are always thrilled to hear from our passengers. Thank you for taking time to let us know what a great flight you had. We must say, we are a bit bias, for we do love our crew teams and pilots. Especially with out...More

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Our trip was amazing from start to finish. Our driver was fun and very safe (sorry I forgot his name). Captain Tommy was wonderful. Very safe, excellent communicator, extremely friendly and knowledgeable. He involved the entire group of 16. The large basket was very comfortable...More

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HotAirExpeditions, Front Office Manager at Hot Air Expeditions, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

We are here 365 days a year as long as the weather lets us we will get you up in the hot air balloon. But for now we are so happy that you had a great time. Regarding Captain Tommy he loves flying and enjoys...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We absolutely loved it from start to finish! The views were breathtaking and the pilot and crews did an amazing job. The champagne toast and light breakfast was a perfect touch!!More

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HotAirExpeditions, Front Office Manager at Hot Air Expeditions, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

We are so happy that you enjoyed the flight, that is our job to make this days unforgettable. So happy that you got to do it with your daughter in a special day. Thank you again for taking the time to share your thoughts. Hope...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

What a wonderful experience! Every moment was smooth and enjoyable. Tommy our pilot and Steve our chase where great hosts. Tommy did an amazing landing almost completely on a back access road. The breakfast after was very good! Tommy and his team were very accommodating....More

Thank Bryan L
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HotAirExpeditions, Owner at Hot Air Expeditions, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hello Bryan, We are so happy to hear that you enjoyed your time with Pilot Tommy, Steven and the crew! Hot air ballooning over our desert is quite the adventure, we must agree! A champagne breakfast is the only way to celebrate a great flight....More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Oh my goodness words can’t even describe how amazing this was. I got to check something off my bucket list! Jim and Bill were excellent guides.

Thank Megan G
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HotAirExpeditions, Owner at Hot Air Expeditions, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Greetings Megan G, Hot air ballooning is amazing, we could not agree more! We are honored that you chose us to help with your bucket list. Thank you for spending a morning with Pilot Bill and Jim and for taking the time to share.

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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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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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Corey R
January 4, 2017|
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Hello Corey, In March we go through some time changes to follow the sunrise and sunset. Through March 10th, our morning flights would meet by 6:30 am, and our afternoon would meet by 4:00 pm, both at the Deer Valley... More
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