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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. Whether you select the sunrise flight followed by Champagne breakfast, or choose a seasonal sunset flight with bubbly and hors d'oeuvres, you’ll experience the perfect start or finish to your day. Each flight lasts 60 minutes, with optional round-trip transport from your hotel.


  • Spectacular views over the Phoenix valley
  • Choice of sunset (seasonal) and sunrise flights
  • Includes a champagne breakfast or gourmet hors d'oeuvres
  • 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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What You Can Expect

Phoenix Hot Air Balloon Ride

Phoenix Hot Air Balloon Ride

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 or sunset, followed by a gourmet breakfast or hors d'oeuvres, depending on which option you select at booking. 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 3.5-hour experience.


Sample Menu (subject to change without notice):

Sit-down, Champagne Breakfast
  • Chilled Champagne
  • Orange juice
  • Southwestern vegetable quiche
  • Warm croissants
  • Soft cheese
  • Seasonal fresh fruit
Sunset Hors d'oeuvres
  • Chilled Champagne
  • Pizza rounds topped with barbecued duck
  • Miniature quiche
  • Miniature lemon tartlets
  • Dark and white chocolate truffles

Customer Reviews

Archie E

5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2016

Great experience! Everyone needs to do this at least once. We had a wonderful relaxing time, and our guide couldn't have been any better.

Michael G

5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2016

One more thing off the bucket list!


5 star rating: Highly Recommended February 2016

Captain Yehaw, and Todd and the crew were great. Had a blast, and can't wait to do it again

Greg R

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2015

Captain Mike and the entire staff were excellent. I am not good with heights but did this hot air balloon ride for my wife's 50th birthday and I am so glad I did. A once in a lifetime type event, I highly recommend it.

Randy United States of ... 

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2015

Had a great time. Ride was nice and smooth and we had an extra special landing. Thanks Mike for the C. All in all it was a great time all the way to the landing and breakfast was great! Thanks everybody. Looking forward to the next time!


5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2015

If you have a bucket list put this at the top , amazing unforgetable morning

Dayle R

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2015

This was a great balloon ride! Capt Mike D and crew Nick, Dean and Joe took very good care of us. Worth getting up early to see the valley from above! Had ages from 7 to 80 in our gondola and all enjoyed it. Think the sunset flight would be good too but not offered in summer due to high temps.

Susan C

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2015

This tour was amazing!

Dave S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2015

Such an amazing tour - a once in a lifetime, bucket list thing to do. John, our guide was very knowledgeable and insightful. Highly recommend this tour!

Patrick M

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2015

Al was a great driver- Tommy was an amazing pilot who really cared. Great experience from start to finish!

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