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Watch the sun set over the Sonoran Desert from the vantage point of a hot-air balloon ride and get views you can’t from on the ground. This hot air balloon ride out of Phoenix includes a guide who shares information about local wildlife and history as you ride. Relax with Champagne and gourmet hors d'oeuvres afterward. This experience is perfect for solo travelers, couples, families, and groups.
- Watch the sun set over the Sonoran Desert on this hot-air balloon ride
- Flight location handpicked by your pilot depending on wind conditions
- Champagne and hors d'oeuvres provided after your flight
- Take-home souvenir postcards
What to Expect
Meet for this sunset Sonoran Desert hot-air balloon ride in Phoenix. You and your group enjoy transportation to the launch location, which varies depending on weather. Once your hot air balloon is ready, you board the basket with your group, and launch into the air. Your balloon soars high above the Sonoran Desert for awesome views of the landscape and sunset. Your guide points out flora, fauna, and wildlife as you soar, and dives into the history of the desert. When you touch back down on the ground, enjoy hors d'oeuvres with Champagne before your tour ends where it began in Phoenix. You receive take-home souvenir postcards to remember your trip by.
Happy Valley Towne Center, 2501 W Happy Valley Rd, Phoenix, AZ 85085, USA
Returns to original departure point
- Champagne with gourmet hors d'oeuvres
- Souvenir postcards
- Bottled water
- Souvenir Champagne flute (available to purchase)
- Confirmation will be received at time of booking
- Not recommended for travellers with back problems
- Not recommended for pregnant travellers
- No open toed shoes or high heels
- Dress comfortable to temperature outside with light jacket
- Due to comfort and weight / balance of the aircraft, passengers weighing over 220. will be required to pay additional fees. This is payable directly to the tour operator on the day of the tour.
- 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 11 travellers
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Time of year
We booked for the Feb 9th, Saturday sunset ride and thoroughly enjoyed it! Charlie was our pilot and Murphy was our driver. Check in at the meeting point was easy and quick. An easy drive to the take off spot. There were a lot of balloons taking off that day. We were up in…
Date of experience: February 2020
We had a great time. The pilot and his wife were both nice. 10/10 would recommend. We had a champagne toast when we landed.
Date of experience: December 2019
I went to Phoenix for a sales training and had a late flight so I booked a last minute balloon ride for sunset. It was gorgeous!!! Share the ride with a young couple with 2 girls from Costa Rica. Shane was a great pilot!
Date of experience: November 2019
It was something I never thought about doing and since I'm 80 years old this year, I never expected to do. But visiting relatives invited me to go along and I loved it. Shane and his crew were amazing. I did not feel nervous or worried. We topped out at 10,000 feet which he…
Date of experience: November 2019
1 Helpful vote
My daughter made me take my GF for a balloon ride. I recommend you do the same. Shane was the pilot and really took good care of us.
Date of experience: January 2018
Response from flypanacea, Manager at Sunset Sonoran Desert Hot Air Balloon Ride from Phoenix
Responded 9 Apr 2018
Thank you for your 5 star review ;-) We try very hard to show ourselves as the best in the industry, and maintain perfect safety. Its helps to have customers tell other how they felt we achieve these goals. We look forward to showing your friends and family the same great experience.
About the operator
Don’t take it from us – here’s what people have to say about this operator.
By: Aerogelic Ballooning
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Had a few problems
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Terrible communication and absolute worst customer service- BEWARE
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WORST EXPERIENCE & CUSTOMER SERVICE
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Beautiful Cityscape Ride
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Wanted to do something out of the ordinary for my father in law’s 80 birthday so we went ballooning with Aerogelic …
THIS COMPANY WILL RIP YOU OFF. I PROMISE.
Booked a flight with this company with 4 other people and we each made our own reservations to fly and only one of …
Great experience. Very knowledgeable and safe pilot. I recommend them. My only disappointment was that they do…
A MUST DO!
Aerogelic took me and my bf on both our first hot air balloon experience and it was incredible! I’m really happy I …
Highly recommend. Shane and Jeremy were amazing!!!!!! experience of a lifetime. They both were knowledgeable and …
Awesome experience - except for smoking and push to tip
We had a great time on the balloon ride. The pilot and crew were really nice. Some members of our party were a bit …
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