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Morning Hot Air Balloon Flight Over Phoenix

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  • 3 hours 30 minutes (approx.)
  • Mobile ticket
  • Offered in: English
  • Good for avoiding crowds


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. You’ll experience the perfect start to your day followed by Champagne breakfast. Each flight lasts about an hour, with optional round-trip transport from your hotel.
  • Spectacular views over the Phoenix valley
  • Includes a champagne breakfast
  • 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

What's Included

  • Champagne
  • Brunch
  • Commemorative flight certificate
  • Hotel pickup and drop off (if option selected)
  • Gratuities
  • Hotel pickup and drop off (if option not selected)

Departure & Return

Departure Point

  • 702 W Deer Valley Rd, 702 W Deer Valley Rd, Phoenix, AZ 85027, USA

Return Details

This activity will end right where it started.

What To Expect

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 followed by a gourmet breakfast. 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 tour.

Phoenix Sonoran Desert Preserve (Pass By)

All hot air balloon tours check in at the Deer Valley Airport Balloon Ride Parking Area, unless the roundtrip hotel transfers option is selected. Guests will float above the awe-inspiring Sonoran Desert viewing local landmarks, wildlife and plant life from above.

Camelback Mountain (Pass By)

Enjoy stunning views of iconic Camelback Mountain in the heart of the Phoenix Valley. You pilot will share the history of this fascinating city and will point out local wildlife and plant life.

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not suitable for pregnant women
  • Not recommended for participants with back injuries/problems
  • Not recommended for participants with broken bones or who have had recent surgery
  • Passengers must be able to jump off the second step of a ladder onto the ground
  • Minimum age is 5 years, minimum height of 48 inches
  • Actual flight time is approximately 1 hour
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
  • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 12 travelers
Operated by Hot Air Expeditions Inc

Cancellation Policy

You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.

  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.

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Frequently Asked Questions

The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.

Q:What is the policy on sanitization during Morning Hot Air Balloon Flight Over Phoenix ?

A:The policies on sanitization are:
  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized

Q:What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Morning Hot Air Balloon Flight Over Phoenix ?

A:The policy on staff health & safety is:
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms

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Great time!
Jay_K, May 2022
Our guide John was very good. The flight crew was very professional as well. We really enjoyed the experience.
One of the best experiences
Tracey_C, May 2022
The views were amazing and breathtaking. The sunrise view was unbelievable and definitely bucket list worthy. The entire staff was on time, professional and friendly. They even provided a small breakfast on the desert at the end. It had a little bit of everything for a nice small bite to eat. The ride itself was smooth, calm and relaxing. There were no issues with getting motion sickness and although we were high up, it wasn’t as scary as you'd think it would be. This is a must do activity and I already have recommended it to someone looking for a group event.
Great experience
Lana_M, May 2022
Great service, would use again. Friendly pilot and it was great to see the wildlife from above. Would recommend.
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Anonymous, May 2022
Enjoying an adventure with my daughter....making memories! Enjoyed learning more about Idaho and meeting new people.
The balloon ride was so...
DONALD_V, May 2022
The balloon ride was so enjoyable, and having a gourmet breakfast in the desert was an added unique experience for us!
Lien_P, May 2022
It’s great experience, and it’s amazing seeing the seeing the sun rise. My only complaint - Wish they would have extended the cover all the way to the end of each side, so when the pivot pulled the flame/fire , it would not be that hot on the top and back of our head.
Brittany_F, May 2022
They cancelled it last minute and couldn’t reschedule, so I didn’t even get to experience this on my trip. Very upsetting.
Response from Host, May 2022
Hi Brittany, we are so sorry about the cancellation of your hot air balloon ride due to poor weather. Sometimes Mother Nature gives us ample notice that weather conditions will be poor, and other times does not. Our #1 priority is always your safety, and we will never do anything to jeopardize that. Thank you for your patience, we hope to see you up, up and away another time!
Was cancelled due to...
Sharon_C, May 2022
Was cancelled due to weather. Not able to reschedule during this trip to Arizona. Will have to do later
Response from Host, May 2022
Hi Sharon, we are so sorry about the cancellation of your hot air balloon ride due to poor weather. Our #1 priority is always your safety, and we will never do anything to jeopardize that. We so appreciate your patience and hope to see you up, up and away another time!
Would do it again!!
Kellie_C, May 2022
It was my husband and I’s very first time, and the flight crew made it so memorable and easy for us!! We got a tour of the beautiful Arizona, a balloon ride, AND some delicious food all in one!! Worth every penny!!
Response from Host, May 2022
Thank you so very much for flying with us, and for sharing about your hot air ballooning experience with others Kellie. We hope to see you among the skies soon again!
Would Recommend to EVERYONE!
Imoni_B, May 2022
Hot Air Ballooning was on my bucketlist & today I got to check it off with the best flight crew ever. I chose the hotel transport option, our driver was Gary who was super nice and friendly. We then met our pilot John who was also amazing and really funny. This was my favorite part of visiting AZ, the crew was great, breakfast was light yet delicious, champagne was amazing, the views were breathtaking & the flight was smooth and really a great time. The crew gave very good instructions for how to get in and out of the balloon and gave a lot of information about the area we were flying over. Very informative and fun experience would recommend to EVERYONE!
Response from Host, May 2022
Hi Imoni, How wonderful you were able to mark an item of off your bucket list with our Captain John and his crew! We're thrilled to hear Gary and the rest of his crew were able to provide you all with a breathtaking experience. Thank you for your positive feedback, Imoni, we can't wait to see you up, up and away soon again!


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