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Northern Light Balloon Expeditions

190 W Hwy 89A, Sedona, AZ 86339
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Rising up to heaven

One of the most adventurous things I have ever done! I'm not to fond of heights but this was such... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
PamDragoniMeadow3242
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Woodbine, New Jersey
Great experience

Very experienced company. I was a little nervous but excited to try it. They pick you up very... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
DeeAnn N
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190 W Hwy 89A, Sedona, AZ 86339
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Reviewed 1 week ago

One of the most adventurous things I have ever done! I'm not to fond of heights but this was such an amazing ride!!

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Very experienced company. I was a little nervous but excited to try it. They pick you up very early due to the heat, balloons can’t fly when it’s too hot. They are very organized and made me feel very safe. Our balloonist was Don who...More

Thank DeeAnn N
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Once in a lifetime experience! Watching the sun rise over the red rocks in Sedona was absolutely beautiful. I actually don’t enjoy flying in airplanes all that much and am way too afraid to try a helicopter, but this was completely different! It was extremely...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The pilots and crew at Northern Balloon Expeditions made our first balloon experience memorable and enjoyable. With a constant eye on safety my husband and I felt secure during the full trip. With an extensive knowledge of ballooning and the Sedona Arizona area we saw...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

What a great way to start the day! Beautiful weather very well informed and planned. From the pick up to the beautiful scenery. Finish with a Champagne and lovely breakfast at the end. Done with class and elegance. Tom our pilot has a wonderful,sense of...More

Thank lhenney
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Reviewed May 14, 2018 via mobile

Just got back from our first hot air balloon ride. Northern Lights Balloon Excursions is the way to go. Pilot Blair Preston and his exceptional crew made this experience one that we will never forget. He is knowledgeable and entertaining and an experienced and capable...More

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Reviewed May 9, 2018 via mobile

From being picked by Tom, our pilot, to our champagne toast and breakfast the trip was amazing. Both Tom and our catcher Jeff were friendly, knowledgeable and each had a great sense of humour. I was personally uncomfortable at first, but was put at ease...More

Thank Kathie H
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Reviewed May 4, 2018

I had never been up in a hot air balloon before and I must admit that I had some trepidation. That trepidation, however, proved to be groundless (no pun intended)... The staff of Northern Light Balloon Expeditions picked us up at our hotel at 5...More

Thank RealHungryMann
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Reviewed May 3, 2018

I had feared doing ballooning in the past, but found that there was absolutely no reason for concern. Our pilot, Danny, was not only quite experienced, but also a grand and amusing source of local information. Our balloon arose gently with the sun and we...More

Thank Jocelyn S
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Reviewed April 23, 2018

My husband and I (from MN) lucked out and got a reservation on the one day in many where the wind was calm. We did our research and Sedona Balloon Flights is one of the best out there. We were also fortunate to have Doug,...More

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Magnus B
July 31, 2017|
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Response from christychristy1 | Reviewed this property |
We stayed at Holiday Inn Express Oak Creek. We were picked up at around 5.00 a.m. last party was picked up around 5.15. Enjoy it was a wonderful ride. We also went in April(2017)
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brittani m
July 18, 2017|
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Response from Daniel K | Reviewed this property |
Yes, I think so. The NLB expeditions take off from the state park (north end). There is another balloon operator that takes off a little bit north. They both travel a bit west and land. If you get to the state park early... More
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edcon
April 30, 2017|
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Response from leslie19732017 | Reviewed this property |
We had a great flight in mid March and also enjoyed going with Blair. We saw Red Rock Balloons while on our flight, and I know that at least one, and maybe two of their baskets held about 12-14 people. We had 6 passengers... More
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