In a vacuum, everything from dust bunnies to unlucky Lego men fall at the same rate: gravity. Outside the airless confines, everything rises at the same rate: anti-gravity. Experience the airy floating world with today's Groupon for one hot air balloon tour with SoCal Hot Air Balloon Tours. Choose between the following two tour options:
- $90 for a 60-minute, semi-private sunrise flight (up to $165 value)
- $125 for a winery tour package, which includes a continental breakfast and two-hour winery tour post-flight ($210 value)
Each Groupon covers one person's flight, so couples, triplets, and ventriloquists need to purchase one Groupon per rider. Though pricing for the sunrise flight varies throughout the week, this Groupon is valid any day including weekends. Participants in the winery tour need to be 21+ with valid ID, and the age minimum for the sunrise flight is five years old. Both journeys lift off from Maurice Car'rie Winery in Temecula.
The hour-long sunrise flight offers an unobstructed view of surrounding scenery that enchants lovers, inspires youngsters, and moderately impresses migratory birds. Peer down at the patchwork ground below in an untethered levitation limo and toast to a new day with complimentary chilled champagne and orange juice. After your basket returns to earth, you'll receive a certificate commemorating your first flight and have the opportunity to share atmospheric epiphanies over a glass of wine at Maurice Car'rie Winery; all hot air balooners receive a two-for-one tasting ticket and a 10% gift-shop discount at the winery. Those who purchase the winery package will also receive a continental breakfast and two-hour wine tour post-flight. The tour starts at 10 a.m. and includes three to four local wineries.
Confidently coast the skies with Thomas Brundage, an inflatable floatable veteran, who has been passionately flying hot air balloons with a squeaky-clean flight log for the past 27 years. Thomas and his wife Kami give friendly folks the chance to soar like a penguin strapped to a heavy-duty kite, while collaborating with guests to provide an adventure worthy of talking up around the water cooler or around the world for 80 days or more. Call ahead to reserve your aerial odyssey.
Yahoo! Local users give SoCal Hot Air Balloon Tours a four-star rating:
- Customer service was beyond and the ride was one of the best things we have ever done. – Hooked on ballooning
- The first class pilots and crew were very nice and helpful...and boy can Kami put out a nice breakfast and goooood mamosas (champagne & orange juice)go fly with them great people. – Will come back soon