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This hot-air balloon ride starts at the time you chose when booking. If you chose to upgrade to add hotel pickup, you’ll be picked up from your Phoenix hotel, otherwise make your own way over to the Deer Valley Airport.

Once you arrive, your crew for the day gets your balloon ready to go. Your FAA-licensed pilot makes sure you have a safe ride up in the air.
Take off and fly up to take in views over the Sonoran Desert. Catch views of the beautiful landscape, cacti, wildlife, and sun as it rises for the morning.

Afterward, back on the ground, enjoy a Champagne breakfast, and chat about your flight experience.

Your hot-air balloon ride tour ends with hotel drop-off (if you’ve chosen to upgrade), or right where you are.
Locations visited
Sonoran Desert National Monument
Hot Air Expeditions
A drive through the Sonoran Desert just doesn’t do it justice—the desert expands over 100,000 square miles (260,000 square kilometers) total. One of the best ways to get the views you’re hoping for is a hot-air balloon ride, and this morning tour from Phoenix gets you up in the air with an FAA-licensed pilot to catch sight of the sunrise. Plus, afterward, you can enjoy a Champagne breakfast by your landing spot.
  • See expansive Sonoran Desert views on this morning hot-air balloon ride
  • Feel safe on your sunrise ride with an experienced FAA-licensed pilot
  • Get the chance to chat about your flight over a Champagne breakfast
  • Upgrade to add hotel pickup and drop-off from Phoenix for convenience
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Reviewed yesterday
Amazing Experience!

My girlfriend and I got the awesome opportunity to fly with Hot Air Expeditions for a morning flight. The parking location was very easy to find and the crew was right on time to pick us up in the morning. Al was our captain and...More

Thank Nick S
Reviewed 3 days ago
celebrating our 15th wedding anniversary

We have a great time. Would do it again w/ this company. Great people, great pilot, wear a hat! Drink lots of water! cool experience.More

Thank Explorer19935
HotAirExpeditions, Owner at Hot Air Expeditions, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Greetings Explorer 19935, It is so good to hear that you enjoyed your morning flying over our beautiful desert. We have to agree, it is a cool experience and we look forward to your next flight. Thank you sharing your thoughts. From all of us...More

Reviewed 3 days ago
An Amazing Way to Watch the Sunrise in Phoenix!

Our group was up before the sun to take the transfer to our launching spot. The balloons were majestic as they were filled with air and seemed to come to life. Our flight was smooth, serene and we enjoyed brilliant views of the sunrise on...More

Thank Heather L
HotAirExpeditions, Owner at Hot Air Expeditions, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Hello Heather L, We are thrilled that you enjoyed a beautiful flight over the desert with Pilot Tommy! We have to agree with you, watching the balloons come to life is a site to be experienced. And, watching the sun rise and warm the desert...More

Reviewed 3 days ago
Great Experience!

My friends and I decided to go Hot Air ballooning and it was a great experience! We were lucky enough to have Gentle breezes & soft landings, Captain Craig and crew: Steven, Nick & Cloverz. Steven even picked us up from our Airbnb, which was...More

Thank Diane N
Reviewed 4 days ago
Peaceful-Bucket List Item

Mike was our captain and he was very knowledgeable of the areas we flew over. It was a smooth take off and a smooth landing. The champagne breakfast was tasty and the whole experience was very simple from the booking, the transportation, and the actual...More

Thank K3164EJlisa
HotAirExpeditions, Owner at Hot Air Expeditions, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Greetings J Lisa, We are so happy to hear that you enjoyed your hot air ballooning experience with us! It does take a team to bring this expedition together and our goal everyday is to make it simple and enjoyable for you! The burners, that...More

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August 18, 2018|
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Response from AlexanderSasha2015 | Reviewed this property |
You have to climb up and over the edge of the basket to get in. It's maybe 4 feet tall, and they provide a step. There were elderly people there when I went, and they managed it okay. I don't know what the weight limit is, I... More
hayley l
May 19, 2018|
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Response from Don G | Reviewed this property |
Ours was close to one and a half hours in the air.
Lakisha H
May 6, 2018|
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Response from Michael P | Reviewed this property |
Yes, you can take pictures from the air. And the crew will take pictures when on the ground!
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