From Las Vegas: Mojave Desert Sunrise Hot Air Balloon Ride

4.7 / 5

11 reviews

Activity provider: Vegas Balloon Rides

From Las Vegas: Mojave Desert Sunrise Hot Air Balloon Ride

Activity provider: Vegas Balloon Rides
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From US$ 299 per person

Likely to sell out

Take this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to fly in a hot air balloon over the Mojave Desert. Experience Western Nevada and Eastern California as you soar at heights of 10,000 feet and more.

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Duration 5 hours
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Live tour guide


  • Board a hot air balloon for an inspiring and peaceful experience
  • Take this unique chance opportunity to experience this beautiful setting of natural beauty from a bird's-eye-view
  • Enjoy fantastic views of Pahrump, the Mojave Desert, and the mountains in the distance
Full description

Discover the Mojave Desert from a new perspective as you glide overhead in a hot air balloon. Glimpse wildlife down below and enjoy birds-eye views of Death Valley and the Nopah Mountain Range. Partake in a traditional champagne toast at the end and learn about the history of hot air balloons.

Meet your pilot and crew approximately 90 minutes prior to sunrise. It's an early start, but seeing the sunrise and scenery from a hot air balloon is an experience like none other. From the local partner's check-in office, transfer to the launch field in Pahrump, an hour west of the Las Vegas Strip. Upon take-off, there is no sensation of movement, rather one of the ground dropping away. During the flight, which lasts 45-60 minutes, get spectacular birds-eye views of the Spring and Nopah Mountain Ranges, Death Valley, and Eastern California in the distance.

As you drift silently and peacefully over the countryside, watch for desert wildlife, snap photos and even talk with envious onlookers down below. Upon landing, participate in a traditional champagne toast, hear the story of how hot air ballooning began, and how it led to modern-day aviation as we know it. Plan to be away for up to 6 hours in total, allowing for check-in, travel to the launch location, a safety briefing, set-up and pack-up of the balloon as well as the return drive back to your original meeting location.

  • 1-hour balloon flight
  • Champagne toast
  • Local taxes and fees associated with the tour purchase
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Tips
Not suitable for
  • Children under 5 years
  • Pregnant women
  • People with back problems
  • People with mobility impairments
  • Wheelchair users
  • People with recent surgeries
  • People over 280 lbs (127 kg)

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Meeting point

Check-in with staff at Vegas Balloon Rides 90 minutes prior to sunrise for your balloon ride over the Mojave desert

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Important information

What to bring

  • Passport or ID card
  • Sunglasses
  • Hat
  • Water
  • Comfortable clothes
  • Closed-toe shoes

Not allowed

  • High-heeled shoes
  • Sandals or flip flops
  • Baby strollers
  • Smoking
  • Luggage or large bags
  • Intoxication
  • Alcohol and drugs
  • Open-toed shoes
  • Loose clothing
  • Skirts

Know before you go

  •  Flights take place once daily year-round (please dress appropriately). Temperatures may change significantly during the flight
  •  The pilot will determine the evening before the flight if it is happening. The decision is weather dependent and usually made around 8:00 PM. To check the status of the flight, call the activity provider after 8:30 PM the day before. You must also call them prior to arriving at the meeting location to reconfirm
  •  All passengers must be able to climb in and out of the basket, stand for the entire flight, and walk out of a field if necessary. People who have had recent surgery, injuries, hip, back, or knee problems, are pregnant, or have severe auditory restrictions are not permitted
  •  Children must be 6 years of age or older and accompanied by an adult
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.7 /5

based on 11 reviews

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OMG! This was bar FAR the best thing that I have ever spent money on!! Our flight got cancelled on the original day that it was scheduled, but we were able to move it to the next day, which went off without a hitch!! The entire crew was a GREAT bunch, but especially the pilot, Geoff! We got to go up to almost 6000 feet, which when I booked this, it was my hope that we would get to go high, and they did not disappoint!! If I ever go back to Vegas, I will definitely go back for another ride! THANK YOU SO MUCH for being such awesome, gracious hosts!!

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February 11, 2023

This was an amazing experience everyone was helpful and knowledgeable the whole process was so interesting and the ride itself was incredible I’m so happy we went PS Jeff w was great!!!

November 22, 2022

Amazing experience, if you’re looking to have a once in a lifetime adventure.

November 18, 2022

Product ID: 13220