$125 for a One-Hour Sunrise Hot Air Balloon Ride from Asheville Hot Air Balloons ($235 Value)


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In a Nutshell

Riders drift up to 2,000 feet above the tree line during sunrise air balloon flights, which last an hour and end with a traditional toast

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Expires Sep 10th, 2014. May buy multiples. Reservation required. Subject to weather conditions. Subject to availability. 72hr cancellation notice or fee up to Groupon price may apply. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

Hot air balloon rides shatter the stork community's monopoly on carrying humans in baskets. Democratize the skies with this Groupon.

$125 for One-Hour Sunrise Hot Air Balloon Ride ($235 Value)

Pilots and passengers inflate a hot air balloon together before climbing into the basket for a flight over Pisgah National Forest. Steered by the wind, the balloon gives riders panoramic views of the Smoky Mountains during a one-hour trip between 500 and 2,000 feet above the ground. Chasers help to land and pack up the balloon, and a traditional toast celebrates the flight.

The total experience lasts approximately 2.5 hours. This Groupon is good for one admission for one person, though up to 10 people may ride at one time. Click here for frequently asked questions.

Asheville Hot Air Balloons

According to many Asheville residents, the best place to propose marriage is about a mile above the trees, with mountains in the background and a good grip on the ring. Such engagement flights might even lead to a midair wedding party comprising four colorful balloons all tethered together as they ferry well-wishers through the clouds. When the baskets touch down, a traditional champagne toast pays homage to the journey and the bond shared by its passengers.

Asheville Hot Air Balloons' pilots also helm more casual sunrise flights seven days a week. Each expedition takes them over Pisgah National Forest according to the whims of the breeze and the severity of the moon's allergies. The wind's unpredictable path ensures that the last leg of the trip is always exhilarating—"chasers" must tail and land the balloon in the nearest suitable space by securing ropes thrown from its basket. Spring, summer, and fall flights all arrest riders with their own brands of scenery, from woodland greenery to fiery tableaus of autumn leaves.


The views were incredible and the feeling of peace and tranquility while floating above the mountains will be forever remembered.

gatravelgal, 8/22/12

Thank you Debi and Thank you to Rick and Asheville Hot Air Balloons for an unbelievable dream to fly like a bird and float like a cloud.

Rick FK, 7/11/12


98% of 181 customers

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  • “Our best Groupon to date, awesome adventure and an amazing flight with Asheville Hot Air Ballons!”

  • “Great experience...knowledgeable pilots, informative, and entertaining. The calm, quiet and beauty will exhilarate you!”

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