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Phoenix Hot-Air Balloon Sunset Ride

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Take in the beautiful Arizona Sonoran Desert at sunset like never before! Floating 2,000-5,000 feet over the desert in a hot air balloon, the 360 degree unobstructed views and peacefulness of flight is breathtaking. Following your 45-60 minute hot air balloon flight, guests are treated to chilled champagne and gourmet evening hors d'oeuvres in the desert, the perfect end to the day.
  • Fly with an FAA-licensed pilot during this Phoenix hot-air balloon sunset ride
  • Views of the Sonoran Desert from 5,000 feet (1,524 meters) in the air
  • Relax after your flight with Champagne and hors d'oeuvres
  • Take home a commemorative flight certificate to remember your experience
What to Expect
This sunset hot-air balloon ride in Phoenix meets at Deer Valley Airport. You can choose to upgrade to add on transport to the airport, if you’d like. At the airport, watch as your pilot and crew prepare the hot-air balloon for flight. Once they’re ready, your balloon takes off. Enjoy stunning views over the Sonoran Desert, including areas covered in saguaro cacti. Your flight goes as high up as 5,000 feet (1,524 meters). Back on the ground, sip on Champagne while nibbling hors d'oeuvres. Your tour ends at Deer Valley Airport unless you’ve chosen to upgrade to add transport back to your hotel.
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Important Information
Departure Point
702 W Deer Valley Rd, Phoenix, AZ 85027, USA
3h 30m
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
  • Champagne
  • Gourmet cuisine
  • Commemorative flight certificate
  • Hotel pickup and drop off (if option selected)
  • Gratuities
  • Hotel pickup and drop off (if option not selected)
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
  • Not suitable for pregnant women
  • 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
  • Actual flight time is approximately 1 hour
  • 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 tour/activity will have a maximum of 9 travelers
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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Popular mentions
I booked the Phoenix hot air ballon ride last minute as the ride I was supposed to go on in Sedona was cancelled due to wind and I had to leave the Sedona area. All of the people I came in contact with were friendly and had plenty of one-liners to keep us all smiling. The only
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Response from HotAirExpeditions, Owner at Phoenix Hot-Air Balloon Sunset Ride
Responded 3 weeks ago
Hello Michele, We're happy to hear you enjoyed your balloon experience! Our pilots and crew like to have fun and always make sure everyone is taken care of. Thank you for choosing Hot Air Expeditions for your adventure!
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We had a fantastic time with Pilot Tommy and our crew chief Ken today! Perfect weather and professional crew! Highly recommend!
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Response from HotAirExpeditions, Owner at Phoenix Hot-Air Balloon Sunset Ride
Responded 21 May 2019
Hello Jenndelauder, We love it when everything comes together perfectly! Sounds like you enjoyed a wonderful balloon experience with Tommy and Ken. Thank you for flying with Hot Air Expeditions!
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I am EXTREMELY afraid of heights but wanted to ride in a balloon after my sister rode in one last year and raved about it. I was not disappointed in my experience with Captain Craig and his crew. I never once felt afraid of the heights. The ride is so relaxing and peaceful.
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Response from HotAirExpeditions, Owner at Phoenix Hot-Air Balloon Sunset Ride
Responded 04 Apr 2019
Greetings Dawn, We are so happy that you challenged yourself and flew over the beautiful desert with us. You experienced balloon magic; you rise so slowly and become one with the wind, then the fear fades away and you get to just enjoy. It is much more peaceful than most folks think it will be. We very much appreciate you telling us about your quiche, we apologize for it not being as it should and we will address this issue so that it doesn't happen again. Thank you for sharing a morning with Captain Craig and taking the time to write a review. Cheers!
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We had a great time on our sunset trip. Our private group for 7 people was a perfect company outing after a long week of conference work. We had a few nervous nelly's in our group but once we were in air they felt safe and happy.
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Response from HotAirExpeditions, Owner at Phoenix Hot-Air Balloon Sunset Ride
Responded 27 Mar 2019
Greetings Stacey B, We are so happy to hear that you enjoyed hot air ballooning with us. It's a surprise to most, how peaceful it is once you are in the air. I think that some in your group experienced balloon magic, since you have no perspective, you are able to enjoy without that pesky fear of height. Thank you for sharing your thoughts and a sunset with Captain Mike and the crew/
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OMG! I gave this ride to my wife as a birthday gift. It is BY FAR the best gift I could have given her. She is fun and adventurous which is a perfectly apt description of this ride as well. So, from the beginning: The trip began a little late because some people had to be picked
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Response from HotAirExpeditions, Owner at Phoenix Hot-Air Balloon Sunset Ride
Responded 25 Mar 2019
Greetings Steve C, In reading your review, I felt like I was there with all of you! We are just thrilled that you and your wife enjoyed your hot air balloon flight with the marvelous Captain Craig, Jason and the crew. We feel that the only way to celebrate such an experience is with champagne and under that moon, it must have been just beautiful. Thank you for taking the time to write such a thoughtful review and flying with Hot Air Expeditions. From all of us, we wish your wife another year of adventure and happiness. Cheers!
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