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Morning Hot Air Balloon Flight Over Phoenix

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Phoenix, United States

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icon3 hours 30 minutes  (Approx.)
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iconOffered in: English
Good for avoiding crowds

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What you can expect during your visit
Face masks required for travelers in public areas
Face masks required for guides in public areas
Face masks provided for travelers
Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
Gear/equipment sanitized between use
Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
Regular temperature checks for staff
Temperature checks for travelers upon arrival
Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
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Overview

Take in gorgeous views of the Sonoran Desert and feel like you’re floating on a cloud during an exhilarating hot air balloon ride from Phoenix. You’ll experience the perfect start to your day followed by Champagne breakfast. Each flight lasts about an hour, with optional round-trip transport from your hotel.
  • Spectacular views over the Phoenix valley
  • Includes a champagne breakfast
  • Watch the pilot and crew prepare the hot-air balloon for flight
  • Revel in peace, calm and serenity as panoramic views unfold before you
  • Take flight with an experienced FAA licensed pilot
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Champagne
Brunch
Commemorative flight certificate
Hotel pickup and drop off (if option selected)
Gratuities
Hotel pickup and drop off (if option not selected)

Departure Point

702 W Deer Valley Rd, Phoenix, AZ 85027, USA

Return Details

Returns to original departure point
After hotel pickup in Phoenix, you’re transferred to Deer Valley Airport, or make your own way there at your chosen departure time. Once the licensed pilot and experienced crew get your hot air balloon ready for flight, climb inside the basket for the approximate 1-hour ride.

You’ll feel almost motionless as your balloon gently leaves the ground, traveling at speeds of 5–6 mph (8–9.6 kph). Float with the wind on an airy ride at elevations as high as 5,000 feet (1,524 meters). During your breathtaking journey, peer out over the Phoenix valley and enjoy a panoramic vista above the impressive saguaros of the Sonoran Desert.

Exhilaration comes with the sunrise followed by a gourmet breakfast. Upon landing, take part in a ballooning tradition by toasting your aerial tour with chilled Champagne. Then enjoy cuisine catered by the award-winning French-fusion restaurant, Vincent on Camelback. (See sample menus in Itinerary below.)

You’ll receive a commemorative flight certificate and, if you opted for hotel transport, be dropped off in Phoenix to complete your tour.
Itinerary
Pass By:  
Phoenix Sonoran Desert Preserve
All hot air balloon tours check in at the Deer Valley Airport Balloon Ride Parking Area, unless the roundtrip hotel transfers option is selected. Guests will float above the awe-inspiring Sonoran Desert viewing local landmarks, wildlife and plant life from above.
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Camelback Mountain
Enjoy stunning views of iconic Camelback Mountain in the heart of the Phoenix Valley. You pilot will share the history of this fascinating city and will point out local wildlife and plant life.
Pass By:  
Downtown Phoenix
You will be able to see Downtown Phoenix in the distance as you soar over the valley. As you begin to land, you'll see a table complete with linens and china in the heart of the desert, a clue to what you are about to enjoy! You are greeted with a traditional celebration that includes scrumptiously prepared gourmet cuisine from the award-winning Vincent’s on Camelback restaurant. First-time flyers will be treated to the legendary Balloonists Ceremony that balloonists all over the world have been sharing for more than a century.
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not suitable for pregnant women
  • Not recommended for participants with back injuries/problems
  • Not recommended for participants with broken bones or who have had recent surgery
  • Passengers must be able to jump off the second step of a ladder onto the ground
  • Minimum age is 5 years
  • Actual flight time is approximately 1 hour
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
  • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 10 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Hot Air Expeditions Inc

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.

  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.

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The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
Q:
What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during Morning Hot Air Balloon Flight Over Phoenix ?
A:
The policies on face masks and attendee health are:

  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Face masks provided for travelers
  • Temperature checks for travelers upon arrival
See all safety measures taken by Morning Hot Air Balloon Flight Over Phoenix .
Q:
What is the policy on sanitization during Morning Hot Air Balloon Flight Over Phoenix ?
A:
The policies on sanitization are:

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
See all safety measures taken by Morning Hot Air Balloon Flight Over Phoenix .
Q:
What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Morning Hot Air Balloon Flight Over Phoenix ?
A:
The policies on staff health & safety are:

  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
See all safety measures taken by Morning Hot Air Balloon Flight Over Phoenix .
Q:
What is the maximum group size during Morning Hot Air Balloon Flight Over Phoenix ?
A:
This activity will have a maximum of 10 travelers.

See all safety measures taken by Morning Hot Air Balloon Flight Over Phoenix .

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Epic
Kabbiean_C
, Jan 2021
This was epic, really loved the experience & smooth yet safe ride. They are informative, covid protocol are in place . I would definitely do this again!
icon Response from Host , Jan 2021
Hi, Thank you for your review! It makes me so happy to hear that even in these days with everything going on that we were able to help you get out and enjoy a safe and fun adventure. We hope to see you up, up, and away with Hot Air Expeditions again sometime soon.
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star-5
Amazing and great experience
Rodrigo_B
, Jan 2021
Crew are amazing! This expedition is a once in a lifetime experience so for me it’s a highly reccomended dor people who are visiting Phoenix, Arizona...
icon Response from Host , Jan 2021
Hi there, Thank you for your review! It makes me so happy to hear that our team took such great care of you. We hope to see you up, up, and away with Hot Air Expeditions again sometime.
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Really fun!
mindy_g
, Dec 2020
Our driver was incredibly friendly. He did a great job providing us with a description of what to expect and shared fun stories with us. We felt very comfortable with the pilot. Friendly, knowledgeable and easy going. He was able to create a good flight with the conditions provided. The champagne breakfast was very tasty and we so enjoyed being outside. Our only concern was the inconsistent wearing of masks by the crew. With the written guidelines provided by your company we expected strict adherence to the policy.
icon Response from Host , Dec 2020
Thank you so much for taking the time to share your feedback on your time up, up and away! We are happy to hear the pilot and crew members put you at ease, and made for a great experience. We do allow our crew to remove their face masks when doing intensive manual labor (inflating/packing up the balloon), if they are more than 6 feet from any passengers or staff members, otherwise face masks are required. If you experienced face masks being removed in any other circumstance, we would love to hear more so we can properly address this. We can be reached at (480) 502-6999 or Info@HotAirExpeditions.com. Thank you again for your review, we hope to see you among the clouds again in the future!
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star-5
It’s was breathtaking!
SinaiBeatriz_S
, Dec 2020
Excellent!! We were with a pilot who has 35 year of experience! That’s why we felt more comfortable! Good time with my family, because celebrated my sister’s birthday.
icon Response from Host , Dec 2020
Hello, Thank you for your review! It makes me so happy to hear that our team was able to make your sisters special day so memorable. We hope to see you flying the skies with Hot Air Expeditions again sometime soon!
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star-5
Unforgettable experience!
Elvia_A
, Dec 2020
I was impressed on how serious they take all the preparation for the flight. It made me feel safe. It was definitely a great experience and would recommend to anyone.
icon Response from Host , Dec 2020
Hi Elvia, Yes! your safety is our highest priority. So it make me happy to hear that our team were able to make you feel safe. Thank you for your review and we hope to see you up, up, and away with Hot Air Expeditions again sometime!
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Bucket List Item--CHECK!
Tarah_F
, Dec 2020
We started with a pick up from our hotel from Jim who took us straight to the desert where we enjoyed instantly amazing views of hot air balloons ready to take flight. The picturesque view of the desert, the hot air balloons and your best friends is about all that you need in this crazy 2020 world! We boarded the balloon with Captain Don (G not E) and he informed us of the stories of hot air ballooning and how history was created. Initially I think we might have all been nervous to get up in the balloon and then Jim told us you don't feel anything, heights don't matter when you are floating... and dang it Jim... He was right! It was so peaceful! We floated for about 45 minutes and then began to make our descent for either an A,B or C landing. We were told our landing was an A landing. I'm not sure I buy that because it was a BUMPY descent and landing. We had to turn around in the basket and were slightly dragged across the desert until we could get out and kiss the ground we landed on. Our car chaser was a bit behind us on the landing so we enjoyed the desert for a couple of minutes while they set up our breakfast. It was delightfully fun as we learned more about "ballooning". We shared a birthday cake with the couple that was celebrating and the (4) suburban housewives from Minnesota enjoyed themselves immensely. We loved every last minute of this adventure and when I say that if this isn't on your bucket list, it very much should be. I moved to Phoenix in June and my girlfriends from Minnesota visited me and Phoenix REALLY showed up for us. It was a delightful experience and we will take the stories and the laughs with us throughout the rest of our life! Thanks to your team for giving us a bucket list day and for having the best attitudes and you could tell they really enjoyed what they did. From, The Minnesota Girls in their 40's! 
icon Response from Host , Dec 2020
Hi Tarah, I'm so happy to hear that our team took such great care of you and were able to make this a Hot Air Expedition you will never forget!! Thank you for such a great review and we hope to see you flying the skies with Hot Air Expeditions again!
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No social distancing considerations
Diane_O
, Nov 2020
While we enjoyed the experience of the hot air balloon ride, there were no considerations in regards to social distancing. Ten people were put in a fourteen passenger van and there were too many people in the balloon basket to keep family groups together and separated from other groups . No room at the tables for social distancing while we ate breakfast. Two of the four member crew were new and did not know what they were doing which delayed set up and breakdown of the equipment.
icon Response from Host , Nov 2020
Hi Diane, Thank you for taking the time to share about your experience, and provide your feedback. We are disheartened to hear that the hot air ballooning experience did not meet your expectations, as we never want anyone to leave our tours feeling anything less than thrilled. We do mention in our COVID-19 Procedures on our website, on third party listings, and in our booking confirmation + booking reminder emails that with shared hot air balloon rides, it is not possible to remain 6 feet apart from other guests due to the size of the hot air balloon basket and weight and balance requirements. We do require all staff + guests to wear face masks when in confined environments (while in our chase vehicles and up in the air) because of this, and do offer private flights as an alternative option. We do also put no more than 4 guests per 6 foot dining table at our post-flight breakfast, unless the party is traveling together. We do occasionally have new staff members on our team, though this should not impede the experience at all. We would love the opportunity to speak further with you about your experience, in order to gain more insight as to how we can improve, and also provide the opportunity for you to walk away with a smile on your face. Feel free to contact us at (480) 502-6999 or Info@HotAirExpeditions.com. We look forward to hearing from you!
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star-5
Great Experience
Dawn
, Nov 2020
Jonathan and Jim made the trip memorable! Both were amazing as well as the rest of the crew. Will definitely be back with friends and other family members.
icon Response from Host , Nov 2020
Hi Dawn, I am so happy to hear that you had such a great time with us. We hope to see you flying the skies with Hot Air Expeditions again sometime.
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Experience breathtaking views with the upmost experience in service.
Lia_O
, Nov 2020
The staff were so professional, accomodating and very jovial. The balloon pilot gave insight and knowledge as to the surrounding area, and answered guests' questions. The entire flight was so seamless and comfortable. The views were breathtaking. I highly recommend this tour agency for their professionalism in ensuring that each guest enjoyed a once in a lifetime, unforgettable experience.
icon Response from Host , Nov 2020
Hi Lia, Thank you for your amazing review!! I am so happy to hear that our team took such great care of you . We hope to see you up, up, and away with Hot Air Expeditions again sometime.
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Amazing!
Lonnie_B
, Oct 2020
Had a wonderful time. I believe we had the best flight crew and pilot. Chris was very knowledgeable about everything. Our Pilot Mike was full of information and comedy. Scott didn’t say much but he and Chris worked there butts off. There work is unthanked and unseen. So Thank you!
icon Response from Host , Oct 2020
Hi Lonnie, thank you so much for your review! Yes you were in great hands. We hope to see you up, up, and away with Hot Air Expeditions again sometime.
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