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Phoenix Hot Air Balloon Morning Ride

  • See expansive Sonoran Desert views on this morning hot-air balloon ride
  • Feel safe on your sunrise ride with an experienced FAA-licensed pilot
  • Get the chance to chat about your flight over a Champagne breakfast
Phoenix Hot Air Balloon Morning Ride
From US$179.00
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A drive through the Sonoran Desert just doesn’t do it justice—the desert expands over 100,000 square miles (260,000 square kilometers) total. One of the best ways to get the views you’re hoping for is a hot-air balloon ride, and this morning tour from Phoenix gets you up in the air with an FAA-licensed pilot to catch sight of the sunrise. Plus, afterward, you can enjoy a Champagne breakfast by your landing spot.
What to Expect
This hot-air balloon ride starts at the time you chose when booking. If you chose to upgrade to add hotel pickup, you’ll be picked up from your Phoenix hotel, otherwise make your own way over to the Deer Valley Airport.

Once you arrive, your crew for the day gets your balloon ready to go. Your FAA-licensed pilot makes sure you have a safe ride up in the air.
Take off and fly up to take in views over the Sonoran Desert. Catch views of the beautiful landscape, cacti, wildlife, and sun as it rises for the morning.

Afterward, back on the ground, enjoy a Champagne breakfast, and chat about your flight experience.

Your hot-air balloon ride tour ends with hotel drop-off (if you’ve chosen to upgrade), or right where you are.
Reviews (746)
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Reviewed today
So peaceful!

My husband and I went for his 60th birthday. We had such a great time. It's so peaceful and quiet up in the sky. Looking out on the horizon from this vantage point is an amazing experience. A must do!

Thank Lynnette C
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

I was with contiki group, I wasn’t sure if I should go or not. I’m glad that I signed up. It was amazing experience and the crew is super and friendly. I highly recommend it

Thank omermahgoub
Reviewed 6 days ago
Fantastic experience!

We booked an early morning excursion as none in my party had done this before and we wanted to start our day with the sun rise. It was wonderful and we all had a great time. Highly recommend moving past your fear and embracing the...More

Thank barbfedy
HotAirExpeditions, Owner at Hot Air Expeditions, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Hello Barb, Woo Hoo, so happy that we could help out with that bucket list! Hot air ballooning over our lovely desert can take your breath away, we can't argue that. Thank you for your trust in us and sharing a sunrise. Cheers!

Reviewed 1 week ago
Loved it!

Our pilot Craig was awesome! It was super fun and I can't wait to get back up in the air again and to take my wife back!More

Thank Sherpa41847611573
HotAirExpeditions, Owner at Hot Air Expeditions, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Greetings Sherpa, We are so happy that you and your lovely wife had fun hot air ballooning with us! We think that Pilot Craig is awesome as well. Thank you for sharing your thoughts and we hope to see you up, up and away again...More

Reviewed 1 week ago
Bucket list super trip!!

We had a great trip! Craig was so informative on what was happening, plus the area was beautiful. Just happened that the owners and a camera crew were along which just added to the interchanges and feeling of togetherness with our group. The captain's knowledge...More

Thank Terry F
HotAirExpeditions, Owner at Hot Air Expeditions, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hello Terry, Woo Hoo! We are very happy to hear that the owners and camera crew added to your good experience flying with Pilot Craig. We have to agree, the science and history of ballooning is fascinating. Thank you for sharing a beautiful morning and...More

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19 August 2018|
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Response from AlexanderSasha2015 | Reviewed this property |
You have to climb up and over the edge of the basket to get in. It's maybe 4 feet tall, and they provide a step. There were elderly people there when I went, and they managed it okay. I don't know what the weight limit is, I... More
hayley l
19 May 2018|
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Response from Don G | Reviewed this property |
Ours was close to one and a half hours in the air.
6 May 2018|
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Response from Michael P | Reviewed this property |
Yes, you can take pictures from the air. And the crew will take pictures when on the ground!