$179 for a Hot Air Balloon Ride with Champagne Toast from Sonoma Valley Balloons ($360 Value)

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Bird's-eye vistas of vineyards and distant mountains come into view as FAA-certified pilots whisk passengers away in a hot air balloon

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Promotional value expires 120 days after purchase. Amount paid never expires. Limit 10 per person, may buy 5 additional as gifts. Each Groupon is valid for 1 person. Reservation required. Must sign waiver. Must be 6 or older. Subject to weather. Not valid for transportation fees and taxes; additional $32.40 fee applied for customer ground support transport to launch/landing sites by licensed commercial carrier. Call before purchase to ensure availability. Upon redemption, no refunds within 72 hours of scheduled flight. Weather-related balloon flight cancellations must be rescheduled for another date. May be repurchased every 30 days. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services. Offer is not eligible for Groupon promo codes or other discounts.

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$179 for a Hot Air Balloon Ride with Champagne Toast ($360 Value)

After watching the hot air balloon’s inflation and soaring over the Sonoma Valley and Hidden Valley amid early morning views of vineyards, rivers, and distant mountains, passengers—who must be 6 years old or older to ride and 21 or older to drink—clink glasses for a toast with their host and pilot, who describes the rich history of hot air balloon flight. The full balloon ride experience lasts from three -four hours and includes balloon set-up, a nearly hour-long flight, and deflation, followed by a champagne toast.

Sonoma Valley Balloons

With its sprawling, emerald vineyards, slate-colored lakes, and winding rivers, the Sonoma Valley seems unfairly intended for birds. However, Sonoma Valley Balloons' FAA-certified balloon pilots with more than 30 years of experience rebelling against gravity of Mother Nature, lifting their hot air crafts from the ground and navigating them along the morning sky's gentle air currents with little sensation of motion and wind. Because of this, passengers have commented that they didn't realize the balloon had lifted off the ground, and that they had no perception of height as there is nothing connecting them to the ground.

As the aerostat soars over the picturesque valley and Russian River with the sight of the Pacific coast to San Francisco Bay, geysers, and giant redwood trees in the distance on clear days, passengers can merely gaze in awe at the views or finally retrieve their long-lost frisbees. All pilots are fully insured and licensed by the California Public Utilities Commission and United States Department of Transportation, ensuring a safe, professional flight.

Customer Reviews

Great pilots and beautiful scen
Joe R. · November 10, 2016
I loved doing this. The crew is fantastic, the pilot--I met both Jeff and Scott, but Scott was the pilot who took me up in the air--was wonderful, and the view was absolutely beautiful. Here's my advice: wear layered clothing. You have to start out early, the colder the better, so clothing is important. Firing up the hot air balloon is also sort of loud, so maybe a pair of earplugs (Scott was wearing some). Other than that, enjoy yourself! Tip well, have some champagne, listen to the history of ballooning, and soak in the world around you. You're in for a fantastic experience. It's so beautiful and calm, so far up in the air, and so romantic! My brother is convinced he'll have a wedding up there someday.
Brenna S. · June 27, 2016
Great experience, great crew, We had really good weather and a great time.
Dawn S. · September 21, 2013
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