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Hot Air Expeditions

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Address: 702 W Deer Valley Rd, Deer Valley Airport, Phoenix, AZ 85027-2152
Phone Number: 480.502.6999
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Hot Air Expeditions is proud to provide hot air balloon flights in the...

Hot Air Expeditions is proud to provide hot air balloon flights in the Phoenix/Scottsdale area. We've been operating locally in the Valley of the Sun for over 25 years and rated the "Best Ballooning in Phoenix" by Fodor's Travel for 21 years in a row! We provide morning flights daily, year-round and afternoon 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!

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Phoenix Hot Air Balloon Ride

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First time Hot Air Balloon Experience

I have always wanted to do this. Afraid of heights I was concerned about being able to fully enjoy the experience. I was assured I would not be bothered by the height as the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 4 weeks ago
sandinmyshoes21212
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Baltimore, Maryland

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Baltimore, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I have always wanted to do this. Afraid of heights I was concerned about being able to fully enjoy the experience. I was assured I would not be bothered by the height as the balloon rises slowly. This was absolutely accurate. Even at 2700 feet looking out I was perfectly fine. I never felt unsafe and it was obvious safety... More 

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HotAirExpeditions, Owner at Hot Air Expeditions, responded to this review

Hello there, Thank you for choosing to fly with us at Hot Air Expeditions :) We are so glad to hear to you had a wonderful time on your expedition! Isn't it just magical? The motion of you being lifted up by the wind is less than that of an elevator! It's like you're a cloud! We hope to see... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

With Captain "Yee Haaw" as the pilot, we enjoyed a peaceful and informative adventure into the skies of Phoenix. Toasted the experience with a nice Brut. Memorable experience

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Thank FLukic
HotAirExpeditions, Owner at Hot Air Expeditions, responded to this review

Hi there, Thank you for flying with us at Hot Air Expeditions :) We are delighted to hear you had a great time with Captain Yee Haw. He's a hoot here in the office as well! We hope to see you up, up, and away again soon! More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

i have nothing but good things to say about this company! all of the workers were friendly and were very knowledgeable about the balloons (Walter and Al). We did this trip for my boyfriends birthday and they had a big sign on the balloon saying "Happy Birthday"! we were treated with breakfast after which was so yummy! Everything was so... More 

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Thank Rachel D
HotAirExpeditions, Owner at Hot Air Expeditions, responded to this review

Hello Rachel, Thank you for flying with us at Hot Air Expeditions! We are delighted to hear that you had a wonderful time on your special day and that you had a great time with captain Walter and crew chief Al :) We hope to see you in the skies again with us. More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Most amazing exhilarating experience floating 5000 ft above the dessert surrounded by other balloons in the air. So cool ! The pilot Walter was both professional , experienced and entertaining. We finished with a beautiful champagne breakfast in the dessert. A definite must do ! For those of you who are afraid of heights not to worry as once you... More 

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HotAirExpeditions, Owner at Hot Air Expeditions, responded to this review

Hello, Thank you for choosing to fly with us at Hot Air Expeditions and share your experience with others :) Isn't it just magical? You are exactly right, you don't get the fear of heights because you don't have the perception like you do when you are on top of a building! It's just calm experience and we are so... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2016 via mobile

FANTASTIC !! Tommy Brown, Steven, Seth and the entire crew are true experts in what they do! We had an exciting and scenic flight and would highly recommend this company, Tommy Brown and his crew to everyone interested in the experience

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HotAirExpeditions, Owner at Hot Air Expeditions, responded to this review

Hello Diane, Thank you for flying with us and sharing your experience with others! :) We are delighted to hear you had a fantastic time with Captain Tommy and his crew! We hope to see you in the skies again with us! More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2016

Steven was our driver slash tour guide, and Tommy was our pilot for this exhilarating experience! It was 8:30 a.m. when we returned to the resort hotel and already we had floated at 7,000 feet above the Sonoran desert, watched a brilliant, molten sunrise, had a catered breakfast, toasted each other with ice-cold champagne, had a piece of anniversary cake,... More 

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Thank Boedicea
HotAirExpeditions, Owner at Hot Air Expeditions, responded to this review

Hi there, Thank you for choosing to fly with us at Hot Air Expeditions. We are happy to hear you had a great time with Steven & Tommy! A hot air balloon ride is such a great way to start off a morning and a great way to meet new people as well :)! We hope to see you up,... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2016 via mobile

Captain Mike was unbelievable and amazing. He mad the trip so memorable and was funny and entertaining while still giving us a perfect flight. I could not have imagined a better pilot. I downloaded this app just to give him 5 stars. Thanks Captain Mike!

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Thank Kevin G
HotAirExpeditions, Owner at Hot Air Expeditions, responded to this review

Hi Kevin, Thank you for flying with us and sharing your experience with others :) We are happy to hear you had a great time with Captain Mike! We hope to see you up, up, and away again soon with us! More 

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4 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2016

Thank you Hot Air Expeditions for another amazing ride! As Lead Navigator/Concierge at the Renaissance Phoenix Downtown Hotel I have had the privilege in experiencing first hand what many companies do for their customers. This time around I had the pleasure of having a fellow co-worker from JW Marriott LA Live join me on this adventure. We both were amazed... More 

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HotAirExpeditions, Owner at Hot Air Expeditions, responded to this review

Hello Irma, Thank you for sharing your experience with others! We are so delighted to hear that you and your co-worker had a wonderful time on your expedition :) Ballooning is our passion and not only do we want you to enjoy your time with us but we love to educate you on what we love to do as well!... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2016 via mobile

This experience was amazing! So happy I found them on Trip Advisor and followed instructions to book a flight! Everything was well informed and organized! Really enjoyed having breakfast in the desert and riding in a hot air balloon in the early morning. It's worth the price, drive and early morning wake-up call! Once in a lifetime experience! 😊

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Thank Alicia E
HotAirExpeditions, Owner at Hot Air Expeditions, responded to this review

Hi Alicia, Thank you for flying with us at Hot Air Expeditions and sharing your experience with others :) We are always delighted to hear that you had an amazing time on your expedition! We hope to see you up, up, and away again in the future! More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2016 via mobile

The sunrise hot air balloon ride was the perfect way to start a day. The views were outstanding and our pilot was very knowledgable. The breakfast at the end in the desert was phenomenal. Wonderful experience overall!

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Thank Victoria R
HotAirExpeditions, Owner at Hot Air Expeditions, responded to this review

Hi Victoria, Thank you for choosing us at Hot Air Expeditions and sharing your experience with others! We are always pleased to hear you had a wonderful time on your expedition. Isn't that breakfast catered by the award winning Vincent's on Camelback Rd. great? So yummy! Thank you once again and we hope to see you up, up, and away... More 

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