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“Birthday Celebration”

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!
Useful Information: Activities for older children
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“Birthday Celebration”
Reviewed April 26, 2014

Our week in Arizona was fabulous, but our balloon ride with Hot Air Expeditions was the highlight.
Our pilot, Walter was informative and funny, brunch afterward in the desert was delicious. Even acknowledged my husband's birthday with a banner and cake. I highly recommend this company and would go up with them again when we visit beautiful AZ.

Visited April 2014
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HotAirExpeditions, Owner at Hot Air Expeditions, responded to this review, June 11, 2014
Thank you for joining us up in the air! We are happy you enjoyed your flight with Walter, he is an amazing pilot and great person with a breadth of knowledge on ballooning and everything Arizona!

Again, we appreciate you joining us and sharing your experience. We hope to see you up in the air again soon!
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Arlington, Virginia
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“Great experience”
Reviewed April 8, 2014

Took a sunrise balloon ride - bucket list experience was awesome. Crew explained the process, balloon, flight, landing in great detail and answered all questions. Breakfast in the desert after landing was fabulous. Extra touches were great (able to purchase special souvenir; birthday acknowledgements, etc.)

Be sure to bring your camera - many other balloons went up at the same time as we did. Please note there are no restroom facilities available - tour lasted about 3-3.5 hours!

Visited April 2014
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Minnesota
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 96 helpful votes
“Great Ride Great Brunch”
Reviewed March 28, 2014

There were 15 balloons that went up around the same time that we went. What a sight. There were 13 of us in our basket. The baskets are "sectioned" so you are with who you come with. Peg and I had it best because there were only two of us so got a section to ourselves. The two families of four each had four in their sections...still plenty of room. Our pilot did a good job. We requested to be picked up at our hotel ($30 extra), because we had no car. It worked out very well. We save a few rabbits and several wild pigs....forget what they are really called.

The brunch when we got out of the basket was really nice. They set up tables right where we landed. They put cloth tablecloths down, real forks and cute real plates with hot air balloons on them. We were served orange juice and/or champagne, freshly cut apple wedges, croissants and wonderful cheese and a vegetable quiche. It was really nice. As we were leaving in our van, we spotted about 10 wild donkeys really close to us. That was fun. We were picked up around 5:30AM and returned to our hotel around 10:45AM.

I would highly recommend this company...very professional. We

Visited March 2014
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HotAirExpeditions, Owner at Hot Air Expeditions, responded to this review, May 11, 2015
Hi Maggie!

Thank you so much for the positive feedback! We are glad that you enjoyed your experience with us. Thanks for sharing your experience with others and we look forward to hopefully having you back in the skies with us soon!
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Goodyear, Arizona
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“Another Beautiful Flight”
Reviewed March 23, 2014

Another perfect day for ballooning! This was my 2nd balloon ride with Hot Air Expeditions. They never dissapoint, and my out of town guests love it. The customer service staff, pilot, and crew are some of the best in the businness. I've enjoyed both a morning and sunset flight. Each flight offers it's own unique experience. Gorgeous views of the Senoran desert north of Phoenix.

Visited March 2014
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HotAirExpeditions, Owner at Hot Air Expeditions, responded to this review, May 11, 2015
Hello Jean!

Thanks for such a great review! We are glad to see you returned to fly with us! We are happy to hear that the crew and pilot made your experience great and thanks for sharing your experience with others. We hope to see you for a third time in the skies sometime soon :)
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Rapid City, South Dakota
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“Impressed!”
Reviewed March 22, 2014

The captain and flight crew were friendly and kept us informed, as well as laughing with their humor. Their humor aside, it was clear the staff of Hot Air Expedition had our safety & comfort as top priority. The ride was an awesome and unforgettable experience that I can cross off my bucket list. I would definitely go again! Its been a week since I went up in the air and I'm still floating with glee (metaphorically) about the flight. The sunrise and the view of the AZ desert & mountains were breathtaking. The champagne breakfast in the quiet desert was another delightful experience to top off the journey. Everyone was laughing & pleased with the experience as we raised our champagne glasses in kindred familiarity for a toast. A huge thank you to Captain Brown & his crew for the exciting adventure!

Visited March 2014
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HotAirExpeditions, Owner at Hot Air Expeditions, responded to this review, May 11, 2015
Thank you for the great review! We are happy to hear that our crew made your experience great! Tommy is an amazing pilot and great person with a breadth of knowledge on ballooning and everything Arizona! We hope to see you back in the skies soon!
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