Hot air ballooning only really took off after wicker baskets replaced the original conveyance: cast-iron cauldrons. Take flight with this Groupon.
Choose From Three Options
- $129 for a 30-45-minute hot air balloon ride with full breakfast for one ($260 value)
- $255 for a 30-45-minute hot air balloon ride with full breakfast for two ($520 value)
- $499 for a 30-45-minute hot air balloon ride with full breakfast for four ($1,040 value)
Passengers arrive in the early morning, then have the choice of helping inflate the balloon alongside the experienced team or enjoying a hot beverage while the balloon is prepped. The balloon flight sends clients soaring over the countryside above the world’s busiest sky diving land zone near the Perris Airport. After the flight, everyone is treated to a full breakfast at the Bomb Shelter Café at Perris Airport, during which they can look out the window and watch skydivers landing on the field outside.
California Balloon Rides
In 1782 the Montgolfier brothers launched their first hot air balloon into the sky, where it rose to great heights before exploding. More changes were made—and promises to their father they would not personally fly in it—before they made their next attempt. A year later, three unlikely substitutes boarded the silk balloon: a sheep, a duck, and a chicken. The flight, witnessed by King Louis XVI, was a success, and the passengers returned safely. From that point on, countless inventors would make modifications until hot air ballooning became the safe and scenic trip it is today.
California Balloon Rides continues the tradition in balloon rides over Temecula, Perris, Del Mar and Palm Springs. Passengers simply show up at the designated time—typically early morning—and help prepare the balloon and basket, then sit back and enjoy the trip above the beautiful Southern California landscape. A “chase crew” picks clients up at the end of the flight and returns them to the launch site for a champagne toast.