Get the
Inside Scoop

Privacy Policy

Call (888) 651-9785

Hot Air Balloon Rides

By Viator, May 2013

For a very different view of life on the ground, fly up, up and away in a hot-air balloon!

A unique alternative to regular sightseeing joy flights, hot-air balloon rides provide bird’s-eye views of cities like Quebec, Las Vegas, Melbourne and Phoenix.

The views are unparalleled floating above horizon-spanning countryside like the Dubai desert or Australian Outback. Balloons can also put a different perspective on ancient monuments like the Mexican pyramids or pharaohs’ temples lining the River Nile in Egypt.

Flying where the wind takes you is an unforgettable experience, giving a new meaning to the concept of smooth sailing as you soar to heights of up to 3,000 feet (900 meters) and distances of up to 18 miles (30km). When the burners are off, the sense of quiet tranquility is astounding.

The optimum time to float through the air in a hot-air balloon is sunrise, when the all-important winds are most stable and consistent. Sunset flights are possible in some locations when weather conditions are stable and the air is cool.

Hot-air balloon trips are usually followed by a celebratory champagne breakfast or supper. The tradition of serving champagne goes right back to the earliest balloon flights launched in France in the 18th century.

Pilots and their balloons are certified, registered and licensed, with regular checks ensuring airworthiness. For maximum comfort, wear warm clothing and flat shoes, and don’t forget your camera. You might also like to bring sunglasses and a hat.

Trips are weather dependent – there’s no point going up if it’s raining – and young children may not be allowed to fly. The landing site is usually dependent on the prevailing winds.

Tours & Tickets

See all

Napa Valley Hot-Air Balloon Ride with Sparkling Wine Brunch, Napa & Sonoma, null
TVRM_SORTED : false ESSENTIAL : ADMISSION :

Napa Valley Hot-Air Balloon Ride with Sparkling Wine Brunch

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 178 Reviews

Take to the skies at sunrise on an incredible hot-air balloon ride over Napa Valley! After a pre-flight snack at Domaine Chandon Winery, hop aboard your ...  Read more

Location: Yountville, California
Duration: 4 hours (approx.)

From USD $239.00
Las Vegas Hot Air Balloon Ride, Las Vegas, Balloon Rides
TVRM_SORTED : false ESSENTIAL : ADMISSION :

Las Vegas Hot Air Balloon Ride

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 219 Reviews

This scenic hot air balloon ride is a romantic way to fly over Las Vegas. Soar over Las Vegas neighborhoods, see gorgeous views of Red Rock Canyon and travel ...  Read more

Location: Las Vegas, Nevada
Duration: 3 hours 30 minutes (approx.)

From USD $199.99
$274.99 Save $75.00
Yarra Valley Balloon Flight at Sunrise, Melbourne, Balloon Rides
TVRM_SORTED : false ESSENTIAL : ADMISSION :

Yarra Valley Balloon Flight at Sunrise

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 72 Reviews

Greet the morning sun as you take flight over the Yarra Valley and its vineyards on a Yarra Valley hot air balloon flight. You'll fly for approximately one ...  Read more

Location: Melbourne, Australia
Duration: 4 hours (approx.)

From USD $280.64
Atlas Mountains Hot Air Balloon Ride from Marrakech with Berber Breakfast and Desert Camel ... 
TVRM_SORTED : false ESSENTIAL : ADMISSION :

Atlas Mountains Hot Air Balloon Ride from Marrakech with Berber Breakfast and Desert Camel Experience

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 111 Reviews

A must for Marrakech visitors, this morning tour takes you soaring over the foothills of Morocco’s Atlas Mountains on a sunrise hot air balloon ride. Touch ...  Read more

Location: Marrakech, Morocco
Duration: 5 hours (approx.)

From USD $227.68
Hot-Air Balloon Ride over Toledo or Segovia with Optional Transport from Madrid, Madrid, Balloon ... 
TVRM_SORTED : false ESSENTIAL : ADMISSION :

Hot-Air Balloon Ride over Toledo or Segovia with Optional Transport from Madrid

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 22 Reviews

See the sun rise around you on an exciting hot-air balloon ride over one of Spain’s gorgeous medieval cities: Toledo or Segovia! Choose the city you want to ...  Read more

Location: Madrid, Spain
Duration: 3 hours (approx.)

From USD $170.76
Orlando Sunrise Hot-Air Balloon Ride, Orlando, Balloon Rides
TVRM_SORTED : false ESSENTIAL : ADMISSION :

Orlando Sunrise Hot-Air Balloon Ride

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 71 Reviews

Make your childhood fantasies come true with a sunrise flight over Orlando in a hot-air balloon. You’ll float effortlessly over the forests, orchards and ...  Read more

Location: Orlando, Florida
Duration: 3 hours (approx.)

From USD $164.99
$194.99 Save $30.00
Hot Air Balloon Flight Over Catalonia, Barcelona, Balloon Rides
TVRM_SORTED : false ESSENTIAL : ADMISSION :

Hot Air Balloon Flight Over Catalonia

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 146 Reviews

Leave the hustle and bustle of Barcelona behind and join this early-morning hot-air balloon flight. A hot-air balloon ride is the best way to capture ...  Read more

Location: Barcelona, Spain
Duration: 5 hours (approx.)

From USD $193.53
Tuscany Hot Air Balloon Flight, Florence, Balloon Rides
TVRM_SORTED : false ESSENTIAL : ADMISSION :

Tuscany Hot Air Balloon Flight

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 18 Reviews

See for miles over the beautiful Tuscan countryside on a 1-hour hot air balloon flight, taking place from the village of San Casciano in Val di Pesa. Soaring ...  Read more

Location: Florence, Italy
Duration: 1-3 hours

From USD $284.60
Phoenix Hot Air Balloon Ride, Phoenix, Balloon Rides
TVRM_SORTED : false ESSENTIAL : ADMISSION :

Phoenix Hot Air Balloon Ride

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 61 Reviews

A hot-air balloon ride over Phoenix is an exhilarating experience, whether at sunrise or sunset (seasonal). After your flight, enjoy a gourmet champagne ...  Read more

Location: Phoenix, Arizona
Duration: 3 hours 30 minutes (approx.)

From USD $178.99
Dubai Hot Air Balloon Flight, Dubai, Balloon Rides
TVRM_SORTED : false ESSENTIAL : ADMISSION :

Dubai Hot Air Balloon Flight

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 116 Reviews

Glide up, up and away in a hot air balloon over Dubai Desert Conservation Revservation! After traveling from your central Dubai hotel to Margham by minibus, ...  Read more

Location: Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Duration: 4 hours (approx.)

From USD $261.00

See all

Viator uses cookies to improve your experience on our website. Learn more about how we use cookies and how to change your cookie settings | Close message