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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.


Customer Reviews


5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2017

I actually booked this tour for two of my friends and they came back totally ecstatic. Neither had been up in a balloon before and were a bit dubious of what to expect but they both had a ball and would highly recommend it. They said the degree of safety was second to none and the views absolutely amazing.

Kerri C United States of ... 

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2016

Everyone should go on a hot air balloon ride at least once! I was a little nervous about what the trip would entail but the excellent staff at Hot Air Expeditions made this an incredible experience for me. I received a phone call the day before my flight confirming the pick up time. The driver Jim picked me up promptly at my hotel the morning of the flight. On the drive out to the launch site, he shared a number of funny stories that made me completely forget that I had been nervous at all about the flight. When we arrived at the site, we got to watch as the crew prepared the balloon for the flight. Our captain Tommy Brown was wonderful. He took us on an smooth, easy flight up to over 6,000 feet. I can't say enough about how safe and relaxing the entire experience felt. It was such a smooth ride, I barely felt like we were moving. But we definitely did! The driver met us at our landing point and had breakfast and champagne ready for us. I'd call it a once in a lifetime experience but I definitely want to do it again!

Leslie M

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2016

Awesome...friendly and most interesting...highly recommend !

Terese B

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2016

We had an amazing ride, it was beautiful and exciting! We will never forget our experience, pilot Mikey D was awesome!

Karen M

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2016

Excellent crew!!! Tommy and Ted.

Michael M

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2016

We would highly recommend this adventure. Wife said even I get 5 stars for surprising her with this trip.

Kathleen H

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2016

Excellent experience. The staff were great. Todd our driver and John our pilot were top notch. Would definitely recommend for others and we will do it again in the future.

Michael H

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2016

Great Experience! Everything was awesome! Crew team: Tommy and Colton did an outstanding job!

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!

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