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“A Superb Birthday Experience”

Fleur de Tucson Hot Air Balloon Rides
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Owner description: Tucson, Arizona's premier hot air balloon ride company since 1985. First class rides over the beautiful Tucson Mts. Includes delicious champagne brunch and digital pics of entire flight. Personalized for 2-5 people. FAA certified. Perfect Safety Record!! Featured on Animal Planet's Jeff Corwin AZ Experience,on Fodors AZ Travel Guide and Frommer's Guidebook.
Washington DC, District of Columbia
2 reviews
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“A Superb Birthday Experience”
Reviewed January 7, 2013

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

Visited December 2012
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fleurdetucson, Owner at Fleur de Tucson Hot Air Balloon Rides, responded to this review, January 22, 2013
Thank you!! We are so pleased you enjoyed your balloon experience and birthday celebration! We will look forward to seeing you again! :)
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Beverly, MA
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“Excellent adventure - don't miss it!”
Reviewed January 6, 2013

The balloon flight over the desert at sunrise was fantastic. Mike is an entertaining and skillful pilot. We celebrated our flight with Becky's awesome muffins and champagne breakfast with the friendly crew. Surprisingly, there is no fear-of-heights sensation. Don't miss an opportunity for a truly memorable experience. Mike and Becky are the best.

Visited January 2013
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fleurdetucson, Owner at Fleur de Tucson Hot Air Balloon Rides, responded to this review, January 22, 2013
Thank you, John! We very much enjoyed meeting you and sharing the morning with you ballooning and celebrating!
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“The Best!”
Reviewed December 13, 2012

Fleur de Tucson was a wonderful and memorable experience. From the beginning to the end, the Mike, Becky and the team were so friendly and welcoming. It was like you were riding with old friends. Having been living and doing this for so long they were able to tell us so much about the area and history, including other great places to visit while at Tuscan. The picnic was absolutely perfect! It was such a nice touch. And its true, the muffins are to die for! Don't hesitate to choose this company for your hot air balloon experience.

Visited November 2012
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fleurdetucson, Owner at Fleur de Tucson Hot Air Balloon Rides, responded to this review, January 22, 2013
We appreciate your kind review! We enjoyed the ride and spending time with you as much as you did! Glad you enjoyed the muffins! :)
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Frederick, Maryland, USA
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22 reviews
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“Great birthday treat”
Reviewed November 19, 2012

The operators were so kind and thoughtful it made an extraordinary experience even better. Becky's photos gave me a special keepsake for my birthday. You get what you pay for--except that sometimes you get even more--if you are thinking of a balloon flight you could not do better than this company.

Visited November 2012
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Los Angeles, California
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4 reviews
“Breathtaking and so welcoming”
Reviewed November 17, 2012

We celebrated a friend's birthday with a hot air balloon ride. Mike, Becky and thier team made it a very special occasion. The sunrise ride was both peaceful and exhilrating. Mike pointed out nuances of the Arizona desert and mountains while Becky and the crew chased us from below, talking photos all the way.

After landing, they hosted us to a lovely breakfast and birthday celebration, complete with mimosas and the most AMAZING cinnamon muffins - homemade by Becky. By the time we parted company, I felt that I had made some new friends. Thier warm, and obvious joy for hot air ballooning made us all feel like family.

Thank you for a wonderful experience! There needs to be a higher rating than just "excellent".

Barbara

Visited November 2012
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fleurdetucson, Owner at Fleur de Tucson Hot Air Balloon Rides, responded to this review, January 22, 2013
Barbara, Thank you for the review....it is so appreciated! We, too felt like friends by the end of the ride! Thanks!
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