Balloon animals may look cute, but even the horses are incredibly hard to ride. Board a more buoyant balloon with this Groupon.
Choose from Six Options
- $150 for a hot-air balloon ride for one on a weekday morning (a $250 value)
- $175 for a hot-air balloon ride for one on a weekday evening (a $295 value)
- $195 for a hot-air balloon ride for one anytime (up to a $325 value)
- $295 for a hot-air balloon ride for two on a weekday morning (a $500 value)
- $335 for a hot-air balloon ride for two on a weekday evening (a $590 value)
- $375 for a hot-air balloon ride for two anytime (up to a $650 value)
Seasoned pilots guide passengers through the air for about 1 hour, departing either a half-hour before sunrise or 2.5 hours before sunset. However, customers should expect the full experience to last up to 4 hours, including time for check-in, travel to the launch location, a safety briefing, setup and packing, and return to the meeting location. Customers may add flying partners by purchasing additional Groupons. Upon registration, each flier receives an information packet and the flight's meeting location. In the event of poor flying conditions, Sundance Balloons reschedules rides for future fair-weather mornings or evenings.
This offer does not expire until summer 2014, so Groupons may be purchased as holiday gifts, and then redeemed in the spring, when the weather warms.
Sundance Balloons' vibrant hot-air balloons float adventurous passengers over scenic landscapes at sunrise and sunset. Each one-hour journey commences as sojourners greet their flight crew at a pre-determined location, receive a briefing on what to expect during the excursion, and observe their balloon as it swells to more than 10 storeys in height. Morning flight teams convene 30 minutes before sunrise.
The woven gondolas glide 1,000 feet above the ground but can sometimes gently skim treetops or cornfields when wandering over the countryside. Since balloons drift with prevailing winds, there is no wind chill and travellers feel only a slight sensation of movement. As is tradition for ballooning, explorers of the appropriate age end their flight with a champagne toast to tranquility, beauty, and neighbourhoods that appear as giant smiley faces only visible from the air.