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What You'll Get
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.
The Fine Print
Promotional value expires 180 days after purchase. Amount paid never expires. Limit 1 per person, may buy 2 additional as gifts. Limit 1 per visit. Valid only for option purchased. Reservation required. 48hr cancellation notice required. Ride length and launch site subject to change due to weather. Customers given 6-month extension to reschedule for weather cancellations. 325lb weight max. Extra $50 fee for passengers more than 225lb; extra $100 fee for those more than 275lb. Must be in good health and able to stand for 1 hour; not valid for expectant mothers or those who have had surgery in the last 6 months. Must use promotional value in 1 visit. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.
About Adventure Balloon Rides
The skilled pilots at Adventure Balloon Rides do more than merely steer giant balloons through the sky. As veterans of the industry with more than four decades of experience and aerostatic technology experts, they also operate an aircraft repair station and a world-renowned balloon pilot training school, consult for NASA, and even make movies and television commercials with the help of their in-house special-effects team.
They built their business around sharing their love for flying, though, which is something that is done every day, weather permitting. Their signature flight includes an opportunity to help set up and inflate a balloon before soaring over stunning California vistas. After the journey, a champagne toast concludes the adventure before they take their guests to the Bomb Shelter Cafe for a full breakfast with views of colorful parachutes landing in the nearby drop zone.