Flying is the only way to get close enough to a cloud to milk it or to visit your secret sky family. Break free from earthly bonds with this Groupon.
Choose from Three Options
- $129 for a hot air balloon flight with champagne breakfast (a $259 value)
- $258 for a hot air balloon flight with champagne breakfast for two (a $518 value)
- $459 for a hot air balloon flight with champagne breakfast for four (a $1,036 value)
Before the flight, passengers go through a quick briefing that covers the balloon's operation. The FAA–certified pilot then inflates the balloon and helps passengers into the wicker basket. As the sun rises, the giant vessel elevates up to 3,000 feet in the air, while passengers enjoy 360-degree views of the Sonoran Desert and snap photos of the area's coyotes and roadrunners as they shoot their latest rom-com. The wicker basket then floats inches above trees and cacti as the pilot points out exotic plant life. After traveling five to seven miles, the balloon returns to earth, where pilots and passengers meet up with the ground crew. Groups celebrate with flutes of champagne, and passengers take home a Certificate d'Ascension en Machine Aerostatique. The whole experience typically lasts three hours.
Arizona Balloon Safaris
Since he took his first flight more than 25 years ago, Arizona Balloon Safaris' CEO and FAA–certified pilot, Randy Long, has lifted more than 20,000 passengers into the sky—including celebrities such as Shakira. Though Mr. Long has flown hot air balloons across both states and parallel dimensions, he calls the Sonoran Desert his home base. As the sun paints an orange glow across the desert's rocky bluffs at dawn, Mr. Long and his passengers ascend up to 3,000 feet into the air. From here, the pilot points out the desert's plants and wildlife, such as coyotes, roadrunners, and jackrabbits. He ends each flight the same way; back on the ground, he pours his passengers some champagne, congratulates them on earning their wings, and starts thinking about the next day's adventure.