Hot air balloons are great if you want to experience the thrill of flying but are terrified of accidentally touching clouds, which are actually really gooey. Get the right altitude with this Groupon.
Choose Between Two Options
- $129 for hot air balloon ride for one with breakfast and a champagne toast (a $260 value)
- $255 for hot air balloon ride for two with breakfast and a champagne toast (a $520 value)
Passengers and crew convene at Perris Airport for hot drinks and snacks, while the team determines the best launch point by letting tiny latex balloons fly to track wind direction. Once ready, guests head to the site and have the opportunity to help unpack, set up, and inflate the balloon. Then, they take to the skies for a high-soaring adventure that lasts about 30–45 minutes, depending on the wind. The flight experience concludes with a champagne toast and then passengers visit at Bomb Shelter Cafe for a full breakfast. The meeting time is typically between 5:30 a.m. and 6:30 a.m., depending on sunrise and the time of year, and breakfast is usually over around 8:30 or 9 a.m. The entire experience will last approximately three hours.
Adventure Balloon Rides
The staff at Adventure Balloon Rides does more than merely steer giant balloons through the sky. As 38-year veterans of the industry and aerostatic technology experts, they also consult for NASA, certify future pilots in their training school, and even make movies and commercials with the help of their in-house special-effects team. For example, they contributed their skills to Chevrolet's 2011 Super Bowl commercial and episodes of Portlandia.
They built their business around sharing their love for flying, though, which is something they still do every day if the weather permits. Their signature flight includes an opportunity to help set up and inflate a balloon before soaring over stunning Californian vistas. After the journey, a champagne toast concludes the trip before they take their guests to the Bomb Shelter Cafe for a full breakfast.