Balloon animals may look cute, but even the inflatable ponies are nearly impossible to ride. Mount a more buoyant beast with today’s Groupon to Vegas Balloon Rides. Choose between the following options:
- For $249, you get a sunrise hot air balloon flight for two Monday–Thursday (a $550 value).
- For $295, you get a sunrise hot air balloon flight for two Friday–Sunday (a $590 value).
Vegas Balloon Rides offers bird’s-eye views of the majestic Red Rock Mountains and the neon-trimmed Vegas Strip from heights of up to 1,000 feet. The one-hour sunrise flight begins a half hour before sunrise, with a brief briefing about dirigible dos and don’ts. Passengers can watch the modest balloon’s ego inflate to over 10 stories tall and then climb aboard the gondola to anxiously await takeoff. Airborne adventurers drift silently over the city and float high above the calm countryside, keeping eyes peeled for people who look like ants and silos that look like people. Upon anchoring, grounded passengers can enjoy one of the oldest balloon-borne traditions with a champagne toast to windward travel. Flight patterns and landing sites can vary depending on the prevailing winds, so allow up to four hours for the entire adventure.
Vegas Balloon Rides
The hot air balloon has been in use since the 18th century, and the pilots of Vegas Balloon Rides enjoy introducing the public to humankind's oldest form of air travel. Customers hover into the Las Vegas airspace on traditional ballooning flights manned by FAA-certified pilots, which end with celebratory champagne toasts and the balloon silently blushing from all the compliments. The flights tour Las Vegas and its surrounding wilderness in rainbow-patterned inflatables composed of durable rip-stop nylon ideal for safe flying. Coasting along at the same speed as the wind, pilots steer their propane-powered flying machines an average of 10 miles per ride.