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Experience another world. Lift off into the Andean sunrise for a spectacular balloon flight across the Atacama desert. Live a magical dawn as the sun rises behind the Licancabur Volcano and paints the Cordillera de la Sal in dramatic light. From...more
Suggested duration: More than 3 hours
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San Pedro de Atacama 1410000, Chile
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Reviewed 1 November 2017 via mobile

It was just perfect. The crew, the pilot, everybody involved was super polite and very experienced. The ride was stunning. We saw the sun rise across de andes from the balloon. After the ride we had a delicious breakfast under the shadow of a tree,...More

Date of experience: November 2017
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Maaike B, Owner at Phaway Atacama Ballooning Experience, responded to this reviewResponded 4 January 2018

Hi Renata, thank you for your review, we agree that a flight in a hot-air balloon is a stunning way (and time of the day) to see the desert landscape.

Reviewed 20 October 2017

A few days ago, and before returning to the U.S. I had the opportunity of taking a hot air balloon ride over the Atacama Desert. It was an amazing experience unequaled, even if I compare to other flights I took in Egypt and Park City,...More

Date of experience: October 2017
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Maaike B, Owner at Phaway Atacama Ballooning Experience, responded to this reviewResponded 4 January 2018

Hi Carlos, thank you very much for your review, we're glad you enjoyed your flight with us. The landscape around San Pedro really is like nowhere else, and seeing it from a hot-air balloon basket really gives you the most amazing overview, doesn't it?

Reviewed 16 October 2017 via mobile

Run by lovely and professional people. The flight was a wonderful experience and the breakfast was really delicious. Thanks!

Date of experience: October 2017
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Maaike B, Owner at Phaway Atacama Ballooning Experience, responded to this reviewResponded 4 January 2018

Thank you for your review, we're glad you enjoyed your flight with us.

Reviewed 4 October 2017 via mobile

Fabulous ballooning experience this morning over the Atacama with Phaway Atacama Ballooning, really personable couple running the operation, Paul & Maake ... from Australia, they set up full operations here about year ago, after coming here from a successful operation in Melbourne about three years...More

Date of experience: October 2017
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Maaike B, Owner at Phaway Atacama Ballooning Experience, responded to this reviewResponded 4 January 2018

HI Peter, thank you for your great description of one of our flights, we're glad you had such a wonderful time and enjoyed watching the display of light (and shadow) over this incredible landscape.

Reviewed 26 September 2017

Such a good way to experience San Pedro de Atacama Desert and its environs. Sunrise is the best. It is such a beautiful landscape. Paul, Maaike and the whole crew were so competent, helpful, friendly and knowledgeable. I cant wait till the next time. 🏔🌄

Date of experience: September 2017
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Maaike B, Owner at Phaway Atacama Ballooning Experience, responded to this reviewResponded 4 January 2018

HI Linda, We agree, the sunrise is the best, and the landscape is like no other! Maybe we'll see you again the next time you're in San Pedro.

Reviewed 22 September 2017

If you do only one trip in Atacama, it has to be a balloon flight with Phaway. I've never been in a balloon and I was a bit nervous but the team put us all at ease. We were collected from our hotels and driven...More

Date of experience: September 2017
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Maaike B, Owner at Phaway Atacama Ballooning Experience, responded to this reviewResponded 4 January 2018

Thanks for your great review, Gillian, we're glad you managed to overcome your nervousness and enjoyed the flight and breakfast.

Reviewed 18 September 2017 via mobile

Only six weeks after our first ballooning experience at home in Switzerland we got inspired by Javier from Phaway and our guide Urs Sommer from Patacama. Right the next morning we took off with Paul Gibbs, an Australian professional with an undoubted flight and safety...More

Date of experience: September 2017
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Maaike B, Owner at Phaway Atacama Ballooning Experience, responded to this reviewResponded 4 January 2018

Thank you very much for your review. We're glad that you had such a great time with us so close after your first ever balloon flight, and we apologise if we have started a new ballooning addiction!

Reviewed 27 August 2017

We took a flight with Phaway as the grand finale to a year spent traveling and it was indeed a grand finale. Great people, great views, great feeling being up there above the desert floating along. And a great breakfast, too! Highly recommended. We traveled...More

Date of experience: June 2017
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Maaike B, Owner at Phaway Atacama Ballooning Experience, responded to this reviewResponded 4 January 2018

Hi Justin and Bianca, We're glad your balloon flight with us was a worthy finale to your year-long trip, thank you for your review.

Reviewed 24 August 2017

Unforgettable sunrise over the Licancabur, a different and original way to see the desert, and a very warm and welcoming team to make it all the best it could be. AND a mimosa with delicious French croissants to top it off. A huge thanks to...More

Date of experience: August 2017
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Maaike B, Owner at Phaway Atacama Ballooning Experience, responded to this reviewResponded 4 January 2018

Thank you very much for the review, we're glad you had a great time.

Reviewed 21 August 2017

Seeing the sunrise over the desert scenery in a hot air balloon is a truly magical experience. What made this tour exceptional was the degree of professionalism and expertise shown by Paul and Maaike, the company owners. From the very beginning they were quick to...More

Date of experience: August 2017
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Maaike B, Owner at Phaway Atacama Ballooning Experience, responded to this reviewResponded 4 January 2018

Thank you so much for your great review, our team works hard to 'get it right' for each flight, so it's great that you've had such a lovely experience.

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Carole s
29 November 2018|
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Response from maaikeb13r | Property representative |
Hi Stuart, We do not know whether or not we will be up and running again at that stage, what we can do is keep your reservation on a 'pending' basis. Please send us an email if this is what you would like to do.
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Mdurian
10 November 2018|
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Hi Michael, we always fly at dawn due to the wind conditions in San Pedro. And yes, we would consider taking your five-year-old as well, as long as they are closely supervised by an adult, and keep their feet on the bottom... More
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