Phoenix: Hot Air Balloon Ride with Champagne and Catering

4.8 / 5

32 reviews

Activity provider: Hot Air Expeditions

Phoenix: Hot Air Balloon Ride with Champagne and Catering

Activity provider: Hot Air Expeditions
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From US$ 214.92 per person

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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


  • 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 45-60-minute 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
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned

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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 32 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
  • Transportation
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Guide was hard to hear over the touch but not much you can do about that. It was also extremely hot and people closer to the flame I think were quite uncomfortable at times, I was on the outside corner so it didn’t apply to me but something to consider

June 21, 2022

A superb experience. Wasn't sure what to expect in all honesty but very glad we booked this. Very peaceful floating over the Sonoran desert. Our pilot Bill was very experienced, put everyone at ease from the start and his knowledge and wit during the ride all added to the day. The champagne breakfast at 730am in the desert was unreal. Thank you guys. Ps ,,, watch out for the cacti when wandering around. They are a real pain.

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May 20, 2022

Sunrise hot air balloon ride was a 10/10 experience! As someone who is mildly afraid of heights, I was a little nervous going into this. It was the SMOOTHEST ride and SO relaxing! You don’t even realize how high up you are. The desert beauty is breathtaking. I was actually sad when the ride was over. We finished with a yummy breakfast, a toast and certificate for completing the ride. Our pilot, Bill, was AMAZING! So hilarious and made us feel safe. I can’t stop talking about this. I’m so glad I faced my fears. This is a moment I will never forget. Getting up at 4am was worth it. Thank you Hot Air Expeditions!

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May 5, 2022

Product ID: 398455