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“Awesome, Safe, Well Run”

Balloons Above the Valley
Ranked #2 of 24 Outdoor Activities in Napa
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: Get Carried Away! Balloons Above The Valley has been voted Best Balloon Ride in Napa Valley 17 years in a row. Dance with the wind above Napa Valley in a colorful hot air balloon. Celebrate your celestial adventure with a festive champagne brunch where you can reminisce about your journey in a serene wine country setting. May The Winds Welcome You Softly
Omaha, Nebraska
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10 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“Awesome, Safe, Well Run”
Reviewed October 26, 2011

This attraction was well thought out. They keep your safety in mind. Unfortunately, it was foggy in Napa Valley, so we had to drive to another more agricultural location about 40 minutes away, nearer to Sacramento. Bottom line, these guys have your safety in mind always. They key on the weather and set up where it is safe. JP was our pilot and he seemed to be the coordinator of the 3 balloons. If you get lucky, and the fog disperses early, you might get to take the closer trip over the vineyards of Napa Valley. I wish we could have, but I was not disappointed. They set up a great brunch at the Marriott afterwards. This is a must trip. My wife is afraid of heights and she did not have any problems with this ride.

Visited October 2011
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“Amazing!!!”
Reviewed October 19, 2011

Beautiful views, awesome breakfast, great customer service! Bob our balloon pilot was excellent. This is a must do for anyone staying in/around Napa/San Fran area.

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San Jose
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“Incredible Experience - looking down on the Napa wine tapestry”
Reviewed October 17, 2011

From the moment we arrived (at 6:45am), the day was so well organized by Balloons Above the Valley. From arrival and checkin, to the Champagne breakfast everything was just right. Our pilot Bob took us up over the Napa wineries, then over the center of Napa, and we finally touched down alongside the Wine Train. This is not a normal landing location, but Bob handled the slight detour, without any problems. He even managed to throw in a quick "grind" on the rail track - show that to the average Skateboarder!

The peace and quiet above the valley, on a Sunday morning as the world awakens is something to really appreciate - early October the vines are starting to change colour, and the landscape is a patchwork of green, oranges and browns.

This was a weekend away, for just the two of us and my wife and I will remember this trip for a long time - and Balloons Above the Valley did a great job of making this memorable.

Visited October 2011
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Antioch, California
1 review
“AWESOME! There were 8 of us senior women between 64 and 75. They gladly helped us into the basket.”
Reviewed October 3, 2011

This trip could not have been better. Jayson was our pilot and he deserves an A++. There were 8 of us senior women. We all needed help getting into the basket. All of the crew was wonderful and very knowledgeable. We can't wait to do it again. The brunch was wonderful too. Our basket held 12 people. Nothing could have made the experience any better. Thanks for the memories.

Visited September 2011
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“PHENOMENAL EXPERIENCE”
Reviewed October 3, 2011

My husband & I booked our very first Hot Air Balloon Ride with Balloons Above the Valley online. They were very efficient and organized, and always followed up with emails and phonecalls to ensure we were going to be there, arrive on time, and have our details. I suggest you dress in layers as i started the day off really cold and ended up in a tshirt. Dress comfortable. The tour was safe, peaceful, informative and surreal. We went up with sun up and it was just stunning. Took a ton of pictures and video. A MUST DO! it can be a little intimidating at first but once you are up there its truly phenomenal. The Champagne Breakfast following the flight was perfect! WE LOVED IT.

Visited September 2011
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