My wife gifted me a hot air balloon ride courtesy of Fleur de Tucson and it was exceptional. Early morning start, and a front-row seat to see just how a ride is set up. Once we are aloft, it was strangely quiet with a spectacular view of the mountains and the desert. Mike was our pilot and easily drifted us through small valleys and over mountains, eagerly pointing out wildlife - even the enigmatic, never seen, but always a good joke, the Jackelope! An extended tour of Marana saw us landing at an intersection, appropriately at a "STOP" sign. Locals came out to watch us pack away everything and head to a local park for some great mimosas and food. And for me, a great little birthday cake and a signed picture by the crew! Finally, Becky was kind enough to give us all a memory stick of pictures from the ride.
There are other hot air balloon service providers, but we will only use Fleur de Tucson.
Shella and Chris