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Sunset Hot Air Balloon Ride Over Phoenix provided by Rainbow Ryders Hot Air Balloon Ride Co.

Sunset Hot Air Balloon Ride Over Phoenix

Sunset Hot Air Balloon Ride Over Phoenix
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from €173.16 per adult
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from €173.16 per adult
Free Cancellation up to 24 hours in advance
Travel safe during COVID-19
Last updated: 18 Jun 2020
A note from Sunset Hot Air Balloon Ride Over Phoenix
Clear, protective vinyl has been hand-made to fit each of our shared baskets to increase the separation of passengers and the number of passengers in each basket has been significantly lightened to help with distancing.
What you can expect during your visit
Regular temperature checks for staff
Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
Temperature checks for tour participants upon arrival
What you can expect during your visit
Regular temperature checks for staff
Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
Temperature checks for tour participants upon arrival
Guides required to regularly wash hands
Hand sanitizer available to travellers and staff
Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
Contactless payment for gratuities and add-ons
Face masks required for guides in public areas
Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
Gear/equipment sanitized between use
Face masks required for travellers in public areas
Face masks provided for travellers
About
See the Sonoran Desert awash in the colors of sunset on an unforgettable, hour-long hot air balloon flight near North Phoenix. Watch the mesas and plains transformed by golden light, and look for wildlife including scurrying jack rabbits and coyotes as an experienced pilot navigates over the landscape. Upon landing, celebrate your flight with a glass of bubbly and catered dinner.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 3h 30m
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
English
Know before you go
  • Duration: 3h 30m
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Available languages
English
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Highlights
Take in panoramic aerial views of the Sonoran Desert from a hot air ballon
Enjoy a champagne toast and dinner back once back on solid ground
Great alternative to sunrise tours for those who prefer to sleep in
Romantic experience is perfect for couples, or makes great family memories
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 6746P4
Call +44 12 2492 8241
Important information
Inclusions
Local taxes • Champagne • Post flight food • Live commentary on board • Gift for inflation process (option of helping crew inflate balloon)
Exclusions
Gratuities • Souvenir Merchandise (available to purchase) • Hotel pickup and drop-off (available for an additional fee)
Duration
3h 30m
Departure details
715 E Covey Ln, Phoenix, AZ 85024, USA
Inclusions
Local taxes • Champagne • Post flight food • Live commentary on board • Gift for inflation process (option of helping crew inflate balloon)
Exclusions
Gratuities • Souvenir Merchandise (available to purchase) • Hotel pickup and drop-off (available for an additional fee)
Departure details
715 E Covey Ln, Phoenix, AZ 85024, USA
Duration
3h 30m
Return details
Returns to original departure point
Additional information
Confirmation will be received at time of booking
Not recommended for pregnant travellers
All flights are weather permitting
Children must be 5 years of age or older
Must be able to stand for 60 minutes unassisted
Must be able to sustain the impact of jumping off a chair
Minimum drinking age is 21 years
Light layered clothing
Closed toe shoes
Not wheelchair accessible
Near public transportation
Not recommended for travellers with back problems
No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
Most travellers can participate
This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
This experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
This tour/activity will have a maximum of 6 travellers
Itinerary
  • You'll start at
    715 E Covey Ln
    715 E Covey Ln, Phoenix, AZ 85024, USA
    See address & details
  • 1
    Sonoran Desert National Monument
    Stop: 2 hours - Admission included
    See details
  • 2
    Rainbow Ryders Hot Air Balloon Ride Co.
    Stop: 60 minutes - Admission included
    See details
  • You'll end at
    715 E Covey Ln
    715 E Covey Ln, Phoenix, AZ 85024, USA
    See address & details
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Chelsey J
Fort Ransom, ND10 contributions
Best thing ever!!!
Mar 2021 • Friends
Wish I could give more than 5 stars. One of the most memorable experiences of my life. Every single thing about this experience was perfect. Jesse R was so fun and made us feel so comfortable. The weather was amazing and I will never forget today as long as I live!!!!
Written 20 March 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
We are very happy to hear that you enjoyed your flight with Jesse R! He is a great pilot and enjoys providing our passengers with the most unforgettable experiences possible. We hope to fly with you again soon!
Written 15 April 2021
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

t0mtur
Buford, GA2 contributions
Vacation
Well organized and a wonderful experience. Guide was knowledgeable and crew did a good job setting up.

Written 9 March 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
We are very pleased to hear that your experience with our company was a pleasant one! We hope to fly with you again soon!
Written 15 April 2021
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Karen
2 contributions
Awesome adventure
Feb 2021 • Friends
Very personal and accommodating. Fun group of people! Pilots were great, especially Troy! I would recommend a different conformation method, maybe email with a link to confirm booking instead of a phone call.
Written 20 February 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
We are very pleased to hear that you enjoyed your flight with Troy! He is great at what he does and enjoys providing our passengers with the most memorable experiences possible. Thank you for your feedback. We do have a check-in link in our confirmation emails that are sent at the time of booking, to give our passengers the option to check-in online as well as over the phone.
Written 25 February 2021
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

girltechy
2 contributions
Amazing Experience
Ballooning with Rainbow Ryders was amazing. The whole event was well organized, educational, and fun. The views are phenomenal from above and the descent was fun and gave us a little thrill.

Jesse was our pilot and he was awesome. He made us feel safe with his knowledge, experience, and continuous training.

Book it. You won’t regret it.
Written 19 February 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
We are very happy to hear that you enjoyed your flight with Jesse! He is a great pilot and enjoys providing our passengers with the most memorable and safe experiences possible. We hope to fly with you again soon!
Written 25 February 2021
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Sucheta Marathe
India33 contributions
Excellent experience in hot air balloon...calm, quiet!!!
Feb 2021 • Couples
This was our first hot air balloon ride. We had booked a tour for four of us. I,my husband, daughter and son-in-law. It was a great experience. We were super excited with a thought to be in the air. It was a great feeling. Very calm, quiet once up in the air ...exactly similar when under water in the deep sea. Staff was very cooperative, well trained and entire activity was extremely well planned. Personally I felt that ,had the coordinator with us in the balloon explained or gave a brief information about the area below then it would have been more interesting. Getting in the basket and landing is not very easy, specially if you are not young or your body is not flexible. It’s just a caution as from the ground balloon ride looks attractive, but in the end, it’s a sport which needs to be kept in mind before booking.
Overall it was a great experience and a day to remember for ever!!!
Written 12 February 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
We are very pleased to hear that your family enjoyed their first hot air balloon flight with us! We are also pleased to hear that our staff was able to provide you with a pleasant experience. We hope to fly with you again soon!
Written 25 February 2021
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Sarah K
1 contribution
Amazing hot air balloon ride
Feb 2021 • Couples
It was amazing! Something I always wanted to do. I’d definitely do it again.The scenery was beautiful. I thought they were going to have appetizers afterwards, that’s what the website said. The champagne was a very nice treat to end the day.
Written 3 February 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
We are very pleased to hear that you enjoyed your first hot air balloon flight with us! We do apologize that the website may have been a bit misleading, with COVID-19, we have modified our after flight offerings to be smaller, prepackaged goods to reduce contact between or crew and passengers. We hope to fly with you again soon!
Written 25 February 2021
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Sagar K
Chicago, IL46 contributions
A new kind of experience !!!
Dec 2020
This was our first ballon ride experience and we really enjoyed a lot. We were scared a bit before we started the journey but the ride was so smooth, effortless and safe. Its a totally different experience from an airplane ride. The setup (opening and filling up the ballon) at the start of trip and wrap up at the end is an add-on experience. Our pilot was an amazing person and kept us engaged with his expertise and sense of humor. Champagne at the end was a nice touch. The company is really great to work with, the online booking process is pretty quick and they answered all our queries at the time of check in. Would definitely recommend if you are in the area.
Written 30 December 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
We are very pleased to hear that you enjoyed your first hot air balloon ride with us, despite your initial fears! ur pilots enjoy providing our passengers with the most memorable experiences ever and we are happy to hear they were able to do that for you! We hope to fly with you again soon!
Written 12 January 2021
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Andrea M.
3 contributions
A great experience
Nov 2020
My boyfriend surprised me with a hot air balloon ride while we were on vacation in Scottsdale/Phoenix. I must admit, I was scared and a little unsure if I wanted to go! However, the crew and pilots made us feel safe the whole time and answered all the questions we had before we took off. Jacob was our pilot and he was amazing. We did a couples ride and my boyfriend proposed! It was a wonderful time. Jacob and crew got us down safely and had champagne waiting for us so we could celebrate.
Written 30 November 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
We are very pleased to hear that you enjoyed your flight with Jacob! We are also very happy to hear that, despite the initial fears, your flight was a memorable experience and ended with a lovely surprise. Congratulations on your engagement! We hope to fly with you again soon!
Written 6 January 2021
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

TGS1969
Tampa, FL23 contributions
Amazing sunset balloon ride
Nov 2020
My husband and our kids (ages 14 and 11) did the sunset balloon ride over Phoenix and it was amazing. Our pilot, Patrick, kept it very entertaining with his expertise and some terrible balloon pilot jokes. The trip is very dependent on the weather (especially the prevailing winds), so you should try to book a trip on your first day in the Phoenix area in case you have to reschedule. Highly recommended!
Written 29 November 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
We are very happy to hear that your family enjoyed their flight with Patrick! He is an amazing pilot, even with his subpar ballooning jokes, and works very hard to provide our guests with the most memorable experiences possible. We hope to fly with you again soon!
Written 1 December 2020
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

deb
3 contributions
The Best
Mar 2020 • Family
Top to bottom, we had a fantastic sunset ride. I would highly recommend this company to anyone. We felt safe, and they were informative and friendly all along the way. Champagne at the end was a nice touch.
Written 5 March 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
We appreciate you choosing to fly with us. We pride ourselves in customer service and are delighted to hear that you had such a great time with one of our pilots!
Written 14 March 2020
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

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By: Rainbow Ryders Hot Air Balloon Ride Co.
Robert D
Robert D
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GREAT EXPERIENCE!
We loved our experience with Rainbow Ryders! Our pilot was Kyle and he and his crew were friendly and entertaining
veniag2019
veniag2019
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Wonderful experience
Just fabulous time got me hooked want to do more balloon rides Jesse was our captain and did a wonderful job of mak
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sarahbD2318AE
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Amazing experience
We selected Rainbow Ryders for our hot air balloon experience and they did not disappoint! Upon arrival our check i
Sweettravels818
Sweettravels818
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Best experience ever!!
Best experience! Rainbow Ryders had the best customer service and was truly so amazing! Our pilot was Jessie Newcom
Itsmehere34
Itsmehere34
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Awesome trip. Checked off bucket list item!
Entire process was great. Loaded up at their facility and had about 20 minute ride to launch site. Really neat to s
smalig
smalig
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Felt safe.
We had 2 families with 5 kids ages 9-17. We felt very safe the entire flight and our pilot was knowledgeable, conf
525dmc
525dmc
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Worth it!
There were four of us in our group and not everyone enjoyed the same level of excitement in anticipation of this ex
andreabeckwell
andreabeckwell
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Perfect excursion to experience a hot air balloon
Seriously one of the best excursions my son and I have ever done. These guys were awesome. And they work darn har
guesses11
guesses11
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Sunrise .........says it all!
Entire adventure was amazing, but I thoroughly enjoyed the take off... I was afraid to climb in the basket due to a
Shelton_ICU
Shelton_ICU
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If you have ever wanted to - GO!!!
This was truly a once in a lifetime experience. It's affordable and I believe you will be thrilled. Jess and Ryan
Extraordinary656497
Extraordinary656497
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Helium
Patrick was OUTSTANDING! We had a blast and absolutely would recommend this company!!! The sunrise was beautiful!
MSN-Travelers
MSN-Travelers
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Great way to start your day!
The entire operation was first class from the moment we walked through the office door. My wife has a morbid fear o
amanda h
amanda h
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My favorite color is sunrise
Where do I even begin with this review. If I could give it more than 5 stars I definitely would. The moment we arri
M6867QTannag
M6867QTannag
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Awesome balloon ride
Rainbow Ryders at Albuquerque was amazing and with no reason they are still open in spite of the COVID-19 restrict
hoppernancyf
hoppernancyf
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A very Majestic experience! Be thankful and grateful for all things!
Definitely you should have this on your Bucket list. The most relaxing, peaceful thing I've done in along time.
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