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“Spectacular!”

Hot Air Expeditions
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$179.00*
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Phoenix Hot Air Balloon Ride
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Owner description: 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 26 years and rated the "Best Ballooning in Phoenix" by Fodor's Travel for 22 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 May 16, 2013

Who knew hot air ballooning could be so much fun? The experience with Hot Air Expeditions completely exceeded my expectations. The entire team was great - from the ground crew to our pilot Captain Patrick who kept everyone laughing and having a great time. We went from quietly gliding over the desert and checking out the wildlife to soaring to 9000 feet and enjoying spectacular views. Our landing was incredibly smooth and was followed by a great champagne breakfast. Highly recommend you go with Hot Air Expeditions!

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Reviewed May 14, 2013

Wonderful time !!! Captain Walter was great ~ even turned the balloon to allow both sides to take pics easier. Smooth easy glide thru Gods canvas where Mother Earth really shows out. We would do again! Our basket actually had someone afraid of heights and they did fine. .... Do be on time for the van pick-up to be considerate of others in your basket ... HAE will wait on you

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Reviewed May 14, 2013

Like many, I was concerned I would be terrified going up in a hot air balloon, but agreed to do it for my husband as an anniversary present. It was great! The crew was friendly, our captain (Tommy) was great fun, but instilled total confidence, and there was zero fear. The company hung a "Happy Anniversary" banner for us & another anniversary couple, plus a birthday banner for another rider. The breakfast afterwards was great & gourmet, and we all enjoyed making mimosas with our champagne & OJ. I ended up loving the entire morning! Highly, highly recommend it to anyone visiting the valley.

Thank eberkshire
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Reviewed May 13, 2013

Wow! Hot Air Expeditions really does a great job! The idea of going up a few thousand feet in a basket was a bit scary at first, but the whole experience was super professional, giving us a great sense of security that we were in great hands. It was fascinating to watch the crew prepare the balloon for flight and Capt. Tommy was very clear in his instructions to ensure our safety...from how to get in the basket to preparing for a landing. Once we took off, Capt Tommy's sense of humor did too...and he had lots of fun delighting us with laughter, but also giving us all a chance to enjoy the peacefulness of floating high across the desert. Once we landed, the crew went into high gear preparing our breakfast in the desert, complete with a champagne toast and balloonist prayer recited with aplomb by our captain. All the little touches made this a very special occasion and I highly recommend Hot Air Expeditions!

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Reviewed May 8, 2013

I am extremely pleased w/ Hot Air Expeditions. Every crew member from scheduling to end of our journey went above & beyond Kristen in scheduling helped me make this Surprise Mother;s Day gift for my mom & godmother possible!!! Tommy our Pilot had a good sense of humor & was very knowledgeable. In short, we all recommend this company, & will be coming back!

Thank familialuna2003
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