$175 for a Hot Air Balloon Ride from Hot Air Expeditions

Deer Valley

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Fodor’s calls Hot Air Expeditions “the best ballooning in Phoenix. Flights are long, the staff is charming, and the gourmet snacks, catered by the acclaimed Vincent restaurant, are out of this world.”

Seven TripAdvisors 4.5 stars: > * They did an excellent job - prompt start, good narrative while we were over the mountains, well organized when we landed, and very good champagne breakfast – DaveAZ7 > * The skies were clear, photos were amazing and the view was second to none – kymbir

Hot Air Expeditions

Though a pilot mans each of Hot Air Expeditions balloon flights, the excursions are really guided by Mother Nature. The colorful balloons simply follow the wind, hovering above the cacti and coyote that call the Sonoran desert home before gently climbing breezes to give passengers a full view of the surrounding mountains and lakes. Groups can take morning flights year-round or afternoon flights from November through March, both of which offer spectacular photo opportunities, as well as time-sensitive challenges to any still-life painters on board.

The mutable nature of the flights mean they last anywhere from 45–90 minutes, after which, passengers will enjoy chilled champagne and gourmet catered cuisine from the award-winning Vincent’s on Camelback Restaurant, complete with tables linens and china in the heart of the desert. Each guest is awarded an official flight certificate as a memento of their aerial journey before boarding a courtesy van that returns them to the launch point. Though the actual flights last up to 90 minutes, groups should allow up to four hours for the entire trip.

Customer Reviews

226 Ratings

Loved the flight & the pilot, John B, & the crew were awesome. Al was our van driver from the airport & was very personable. The flight was great, pilot was friendly & informative. The breakfast after flight was very nice. A great experience & we are telling our friends about it.
Jim K. · August 16, 2013
Great time! Pilot was a trained professional! I enjoyed being the only native AZ on the trip and giving perspective of AZ's beautiful landscape to the out-of-town visitors. I'm looking forward to doing it again! Cheers!
MARIA ELENA C. · July 20, 2013
Great time! Friendly pilot and staff and a beautiful, and peaceful flight.
Justin S. · June 21, 2013
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