Hot air balloon rides shatter the stork community's monopoly on carrying humans in baskets. Democratize the skies with today’s Groupon: for $112, you get a one-hour hot air balloon experience from Balloon Rides Online, which has locations in Temecula, Del Mar, and Indio (a $225 value). The experience includes:
- One spot on a one-hour hot air balloon ride
- Champagne, mimosa or orange juice toast for one upon landing
- Commemorative certificate and souvenir photo
The professional pilots at Balloon Rides Online facilitate lasting memories during hot air balloon rides with scenic vistas over Southern California terrain. After meeting at a predetermined rendezvous point, pilots and five or more passengers travel to the launch site, where they watch in awe as the majestic balloon inflates with air and a backup balloon inflates with water to prepare for midair water-balloon battles. Employing a FAA-approved basket and a pilot who has completed at least 500 flight hours, passengers float over mountains, valleys, and streams of caramel for one hour, and then safely return to the ground. After landing, passengers and crew celebrate with a champagne, mimosa or orange-juice toast—an important tradition in hot air ballooning and preparing for inevitable hovercraft uprisings.
Balloon Rides Online
Across the nation, the skies are filled with giant, kaleidoscopically colored balloons languidly soaring over snowcapped peaks and green valleys. This is partly due to Balloon Rides Online, whose network of nationwide hot-air balloons paints the sky each day. Employing a FAA-approved basket and a professional pilot who has completed at least 500 flight hours, the company floats passengers over mountains, forests, and streams of caramel for one hour. While gliding with the ease of a cloud, pilots encourage guests to snap photos of sprawling landscapes and capture the moment. After landing, crew members and passengers celebrate with a champagne, mimosa or orange-juice toast—an important tradition in hot-air ballooning and preparing for inevitable hovercraft uprisings. With passengers' safety in mind, Balloon Rides Online also keeps a minimum insurance liability of $100,000 per guest.