If you have ever wanted to soar into the sky in a hot air balloon – this is your chance! Be a part of the entire adventure from watching the balloon inflate, to riding along, to touching back down on the ground. Take your ride in an actual hand-crafted wicker basket, with plenty of space to move about. Whether you are a few hundred feet from the ground viewing the desert below or thousands of feet up for a scenic overlook view, you will be amazed during your once-in-a-lifetime flight in Arizona. Finish your adventure with a gourmet dinner in a beautiful setting in the desert and ceremonies that make you an official legendary balloonist.
When are balloon rides available?
Balloon rides in Phoenix are offered daily, year-round in the morning, taking flight just after the time of sunrise. Afternoon balloon rides are only available seasonally in Phoenix, during the cooler months of November-March.
Are there any age/physical/health/etc. restrictions for this tour?
To ensure a safe and enjoyable hot air ballooning experience, each passenger must comply with the following physical requirements: No pregnancies at the time of flight, No broken bones or recent surgery at the time of flight, Passengers should be able to jump off the second step of a ladder, Must be in good general health, A signed waiver of liability is required for all guests flying and/or riding in our vehicles, There are no passenger weight restrictions for any of our tours, however, we do collect passenger weights at the time of booking, to ensure a safe and comfortable time up, up, and away.
What should I bring?
On any given day we recommend Closed-toe shoes, a light jacket, sunscreen, hat, sunglasses, and a camera.
What should I wear?
Comfortable casual clothing is always recommended on our ballooning excursions, as we are enjoying nature in a desert environment. The temperature in the balloon is about the same as on the ground, so be sure to dress appropriately for the day’s anticipated temperatures.
Where is it located?
PHOENIX CHECK IN LOCATION: Deer Valley Airport, Balloon Ride Parking Area 702 W. Deer Valley Rd. Phoenix, AZ 85027
Is the tour appropriate for children?
Minimum age of 5 years old.
Is transportation included? If so, where is the pick-up spot, or how do I arrange it?
We are happy to offer a roundtrip hotel transfer service in the Phoenix/Scottsdale area for an additional fee. When booking your reservation please advise if you would like to include this option, as well as which hotel you are staying at.
Can I bring my camera?
Yes, lots of great photo opportunities.
How long is the tour?
The total tour time includes your transfers to our desert launch site, the viewing of the inflation of the balloon, the approximate 45-60 minute hot air balloon ride, post-flight champagne toast, and catered cuisine, as well as the presentation of commemorative flight certificates to take home.