Vegas Balloon Rides in Las Vegas, NV

Vegas Balloon Rides4390 Polaris AveLas Vegas, NV 89103
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Vegas Balloon Rides is the premier hot air balloon operator in the Las Vegas Valley. Sunrise flights depart daily, weather permitting, and take you on the adventure of a lifetime with serene and tranquil views of the Mojave Desert. Experience Western Nevada and Eastern California from soaring heights of 10,000 feet and more!

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Good To Know

from Ashley, one of our Las Vegas Travel Experts
  • Bring your camera, video-camera, and/or your binoculars!
  • We don't go high enough for the temperature to drop, so the temperature will be the same or hotter than the ground air.
  • Balloons travel only in the direction of the wind. There may be different wind directions at different altitudes that the pilot may use to maneuver the balloon.
  • We fly approximately 2,500 at the highest point.
  • Do NOT wear sandals or high heels.


from Vegas Balloon Rides
Passengers will meet their pilot and crew approximately 90 minutes prior to sunrise. While that does make for an early morning, launching in a hot air balloon while the morning sun simultaneously continues to make its way above the peaks of the desert mountains, is an experience like none other!

Guests will be transported from the Vegas Balloon Rides check-in office to the launch field in Pahrump, just an hour west of the Las Vegas Strip. During your flight, which lasts approximately 45-60 minutes, you will have a spectacular birds eye view of the Spring and Nopah Mountain Ranges, expansive and breathtaking views of Death Valley, and far-reaching sights into Eastern California. As you drift silently and peacefully over the countryside, you can watch for desert wildlife, take that all-important selfie, and talk with envious onlookers down below. Upon landing, passengers participate in a traditional Champagne toast, hear the story of how hot air ballooning began, and how it led to modern day aviation as we know it.

Hot air ballooning is truly a bucket list item, and something you must do during your visit to Las Vegas. Get away from the hustle and bustle of the Strip and join us on a journey that will simply take your breath away!

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Frequently Asked Questions about Vegas Balloon Rides

What time are the balloon flights?   

We meet at least 1 hour before sunrise. 

Where do we meet?   

The address to our meeting location is: 4390 Polaris Ave Las Vegas, Nevada 89103. 

Where will the balloon land?  

A hot air balloon flight is dependent on wind speed and direction, so every flight we make in Las Vegas is different and our landing sites vary from day to day.

How long are flights? 

On average, passenger flights are approximately one hour in length. Some flights can vary from 45 minutes to 1 1/2 hours depending on the amount of fuel on board, the passengers combined weight, the temperature of the air and when the pilot finds a suitable landing field.

How big is the hot air balloon? 

Vegas Balloons flies balloons 210,000 cubic ft to 310,000 cubic ft in size. They typically carry 8-12 passengers, making it easy to accommodate families and groups. The large baskets make for more space per person and our balloons have turning vents so the pilot can rotate the balloon during flight, giving everyone a 360 degree view.

How fast do you fly? 

The balloon travels the same speed as the wind. An average flight is approximately 7 miles in distance.

How high do you fly? 

Though the altitude record for hot air ballooning is 90,000 feet, the height of passenger flights range anywhere from treetops up to 2,500 feet.

How many people are in the balloon?  

Our hot air balloons carry a maximum of 12 passengers plus the pilot. Our gondolas (baskets) have partitioned compartments for passenger comfort and safety.

Can I take a camera and/or binoculars?  

Absolutely, there is always plenty to photograph and see both prior to the flight, during and afterwards. You may bring a video camera also. We recommend that you have a suitable soft case, including carry strap, with you to stow and protect the camera during the landing. Bring extra memory cards and batteries. Panoramic cameras are nice for scenery.

What type of clothing should we wear? 

We always suggest practical wear, such as long pants, a light jacket, a hat and NO sandals or high heels. We do not fly high enough for a change in temperature so plan to dress for the temperature of the day.

What type of weather conditions are needed to fly? 

Hot Air Balloon passenger flights take place in winds less than 6 knots, with no rain or approaching storms within 100 miles. Flights also require visibility of at least 3 miles and ceilings of at least 3000 feet.

What can cause a cancellation of a flight? 

As safety of the passengers, crew and equipment is of utmost priority, flights will sometimes have to be cancelled. Various factors can cause cancellation such as weather conditions, equipment malfunction or pilot injury or illness. Your safety is our concern and we will not fly if this is jeopardized. If your flight is cancelled you can simply reschedule for another flight.

Are we insured?  

We are insured by an American-owned, A+ rated insurance company.