Phoenix: Hot Air Balloon Ride with Champagne and Catering

4.8 / 5

49 reviews

Activity provider: Hot Air Expeditions

Phoenix: Hot Air Balloon Ride with Champagne and Catering

Activity provider: Hot Air Expeditions

From US$ 236.52 per person

Take a hot air balloon ride over Phoenix, Arizona. See views of nature and Phoenix from 3000 feet in the air.

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Duration 3.5 hours
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Live tour guide
Pickup optional
You will be picked up directly from your accommodation. The activity provider will contact you the day before the tour to confirm the exact pickup time.


  • Marvel at expansive Sonoran Desert views during your hot air balloon ride
  • Feel safe on your ride with an experienced FAA-licensed pilot
  • Enjoy a celebratory glass of champagne
  • Learn about local wildlife and plant life
Full description
Enjoy a 45-60-minute hot air balloon ride above Phoenix, Arizona. See the expansive mountain ranges and desert wildlife below as your hot air balloon reaches heights of 3000 feet. During the flight, your pilot will point out different landmarks and points of interest. See Downtown Phoenix, Camelback Mountain, Lake Pleasant, and State Farm Stadium from the air. Upon landing, enjoy a catered fare prepared by the award-winning Vincent’s on Camelback restaurant, right in the heart of the desert. A traditional balloonist’s ceremony follows with commemorative flight certificates to take home.
  • Shared hot air balloon ride
  • Post-flight champagne toast and balloonist's ceremony
  • Catered breakfast or evening hors d'oeuvres (depending on option selected)
  • Commemorative flight certificates to take home
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off (if option selected)
  • Gratuities
Not suitable for
  • Children under 5 years
  • Pregnant women
  • Wheelchair users
  • People with recent surgeries

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Meeting point

When entering the Deer Valley Airport at 7th Ave. and Deer Valley Rd., turn left at the T in the road. Follow the 3 blue signs marked “Balloon Ride Parking” down towards the Civil Air Patrol Building. Turn right at the CAP building and park at the end of the lot in the spots marked “Balloon Ride Parking”.

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Important information

What to bring

  • Sunglasses
  • Hat
  • Camera
  • Sunscreen
  • Jacket
  • Closed-toe shoes

Not allowed

  • Sandals or flip flops

Know before you go

  • Afternoon balloon rides seasonally from November - March
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.8 /5

based on 49 reviews

Review summary

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This tour was awesome! All the guides had very fun personalities. The balloon set up was effective and interesting to watch. Our balloon was one of the last to go up, so it was really interesting to see everyone load-up first. When we took off, everything felt safe. Our guide, Phil, appeared to be very skilled. We believe we had one of the best rides of the night. The landing was the scariest part, but it was still incredibly fun!

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March 23, 2023

My husband and I went for my birthday, both first timers. It was fantastic!! The guide was very experienced and we felt very safe. The staff was also amazing, the went out of their way and made me feel very special with a birthdate cake after breakfast. Would definitely recommend.

March 23, 2023

Phoenix Hot Air Balloon Ride is a great company, Always a prompt and courteous reply to questions, no matter how many you may have. Hotel Pick-Up was on time and Mike our driver was helpful, courteous and professional. On our ride to the location where the balloon takes off he filled us in on local history, events and many other items about the area we were traveling through. Mike would also make a great tour guide. Our pilot was Michael a many year veteran of piloting balloons. Unfortunately we did not get to experience the ride itself. Michael tried desperately to find the right location to launch but due to wind conditions he was not taking the chance. He was more than apologetic and was just as disappointed as the group that was to be on the ride (12 in total). Michael's saying is "Better to be safe on the ground than Sorry in the air! Thank you Michael, we truly appreciate your efforts. We would highly recommend Phoenix Hot Air Balloon Ride. Hope to try again!

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March 23, 2023

Product ID: 398455