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12020 US-20 Sky Soaring Airport, Hampshire

$208 for 3.5-Hour Hot Air Balloon Ride Experience from Chicago Balloon Rides Off ($275 Value)

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Enjoy scenic countryside views and maybe spot the city skyline during balloon rides from FAA-certified pilots

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mikutop reviewer helpful reviewer
26 ratings19 reviews
3 days ago
This has been a bucket list item for years! The rescheduling was a bit painful, the first reschedule link came within 12 hours of the cancellation, the next 3 I had to email, text and leave a VM. They sometimes don't get back to you right away, but it seems like a little operation. The morning of the flight, they sent me a text confirming the flight. The time on my original confirmation was a couple hours off when the actual flight took off. I was rescheduled 3 times (4th time we flew) in almost 2 months. I was afraid I wouldn't get to fly this season since there were a while bunch of cancellations. Call into the flight hotline a few days or weeks beforehand to see around what time your actual flight will take off. Even though it's called the 'sunrise' flight, they do not fly at meteorological sunrise. Things I would have done differently for my mid October sunrise flight: wear boots, the ground is dewy and my socks got wet when walking the first 20'. If you're tall, wear a hat, the burner gets a bit warm. Wear a jacket your don't really care about. We landed in a mucky corn field and got a bit muddy. Things to keep in mind: make sure you're comfortable standing for 40 min to 1 hour in the basket. Not recommended for claustrophobic people. I think our basket was at capacity with 6 people and the pilot. There's barely any room to turn. Try not to go dehydrated; I was afraid I might need to pee so did not drink mich but could feel a dehydration (or maybe it was an altitude headache) headache coming on. Probably not the best adventure for someone afraid of heights. When you look directly down, the view is breathtaking but could be terrifying for those that don't like heights. The turn to get into the field is really really easy to miss. It's not labeled at all. Thankfully, it's easy to turn around. The pilot was super chill and the ground crew was very helpful and friendly. The flight was smooth and enjoyable. The silence brought a special kind of serenity that is especially unique. Would recommend this experience at least once in a lifetime.
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William
2 ratings1 reviews
September 27, 2021
Great experience. Staff was extremely helpful and accommodating Would take this trip again. Beautiful views and an overall wonderful adventure.
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John
2 ratings1 reviews
August 26, 2021
Excellent fun experience!!
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lashree
3 ratings2 reviews
July 24, 2021
Awesome!
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Sherri
1 ratings1 reviews1 photos
March 2, 2021
We took this adventure for our 29th wedding anniversary. It was amazing! The crew absolutely rocked & our ride partners - well we were blessed to have the best! One of our best dates ever...Alan’s we’ve had many after 35 years together. So incredibly fun!
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Bindhyatop reviewer helpful reviewer
14 ratings10 reviews
July 13, 2020
Breathtaking experience! Although we had to reschedule once due to thunderstorm ( which was very well communicated in the website on expectations) , we got to do this on a beautiful summer day! Went up to 6000 ft and had a great time floating in the air, peaceful and calm. Would definitely do it again.
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Lisa
1 ratings1 reviews
October 22, 2020
It was beautiful. City of chicago skyline looked like emerald city. Was so peaceful & serene.
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Athena
1 ratings1 reviews
October 20, 2019
The owner and the pilot were very nice people - explaining everything as we went along - very educational and so peaceful up there. I only wish it was a longer flight.
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About This Deal

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The Deal

  • $208 for a 3.5-hour balloon ride experience for one person, valid Monday–Thursday ($275 value)

The experience includes a tour of the balloon equipment, gliders, and fixed wing aircraft in the airport hanger. Sunrise flights include a champagne, mimosa, or non-alcoholic toast, and fresh baked pastries. Sunset flights include a champagne or non-alcoholic toast with hors d’oeuvres.

Fine Print

Promotional value expires 120 days after purchase. Amount paid never expires. Must be 6 or older. 250 lbs. max weight. Must sign waiver. Younger than 18 must have guardian-signed waiver. Reservation required, 7 day advance booking encouraged. This is a purchase for a flight ticket to be used towards option purchased and does not guarantee a specific date. If flight is cancelled due to weather, customer must reschedule flight within 30 days of cancellation. All flight tickets are transferable, but non-refundable. Limit 6 per person. Merchant's standard cancellation policy applies (any fees not to exceed voucher price). Subject to availability. Valid only for option purchased. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

About Chicago Balloon Rides

Floating high above the earth makes your troubles seem a world away—up there, it's just you and the breeze as you gaze out on Illinois's rolling farmlands and spot the Chicago skyline in the distance. Thanks to Chicago Balloon Rides and its fleet of vibrant hot air balloons, you can experience life as a bird or a very cautious cloud. The FAA-certified pilots lift off with groups of up to six passengers, and also helm private tours for two made even more romantic with champagne, fresh-baked pastries, and chocolate-covered strawberries.