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Arizona Balloon Safaris

Cave Creek, AZ, USA
About Arizona Balloon Safaris
Join your host, Randy Long for an adventure above it all with a desert discovery tour by hot air balloon. Randy has personally flown over 20,000 delighted passengers since 1986, all with a perfect safety record. He has flown Shakira, Susan St. James and Mr. J.W. Marriott's 80th birthday party. You can be his next celebrity!
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Get idyllic desert sunrise photos from a hot air balloon ride that concludes with a champagne breakfast in the desert. For a unique insight into the hot air balloon, begin your tour by watching the balloon filling process—and even going inside the balloon as it is filling. Then, with a 45 flight, you have ample time to enjoy the ride and capture photographs.
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faleciam1 wrote a review 13 Jun
Glendale, Arizona1 contribution
What an awesome first time experience! It was beyond my expectations from the opportunity to enter the half inflated balloon before take off to the great navigated flight to the flight certificate ceremony and everything in between! Thank you so much for a great experience, can’t wait to do it again!!!
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Date of experience: June 2022
Brandy C wrote a review May 2022
Portageville, Missouri80 contributions6 helpful votes
Our pilot with Mr. Randy and his right hand was Earl. Upon arrival we were greeted given our info and release to sign. Earl is so fun and full of energy. If you aren’t excited when you meet up you soon will be. I’m very anxious when it come to heights but by the time we took off I was at easy some. We went up, had a smooth flight. The views and photo ops are amazing. We landed (now that is something) a little bumpy but not scary. You get to watch and take part in the set up. Walk inside the ballon just to get an idea of how big it actually is. The basket it neat and huge. We got to take part in a landing ceremony. With red carpets, mimosas (or just orange juice for the kids). Really cool and they take pics throughout the process so your whole family will be in them. Breakfast is neat the set it up and you can just enjoy. After getting you certification you load up and the take you back to your vehicle. It is almost 4 hours and there are no bathrooms so be prepared. The ride is a little warm if you are on the side that faces the sun the most. I enjoyed it very much. Mr. Randy was very professional and knowledgeable. He was great Earl is the life of the party. He knows his stuff but his personality it just a breath of fresh air. If they could bottle that energy and happiness they could sell it. So glad we chose this company! It you have the time and the funds DO IT!! It is probably once in a life time!! Live it up!!
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tammlynn wrote a review May 2022
Pensacola, Florida94 contributions107 helpful votes
Fantastic first time balloon ride over the Sonoran desert! Earl was our hilarious guide (who I am so grateful he hasn't found Hollywood yet and left us common people for the big screen) and Randy was our calm level headed Pilot, who gave us a really informative guided tour! We got to watch the whole inflation process as other balloons ascended up above us, a really beautiful site! The whole process was explained, and if you volunteered to help with the inflation you got to pick where you wanted to stand in the balloon first. Which really didn't matter because the balloon rotates and the views are phenomenal. The champagne breakfast was really fun and pretty good! The whole crew worked really hard making sure we had a great experience and they also volunteered to take many photos for us which was greatly appreciated! One idea that one of the crew members might want to try or the company might want to add to the items available for sale would be maybe get a drone that would take videos or photos of the whole balloon experience. I would have definitely bought such a disc or paid for a link to access the photos via the internet! This was a really fun unforgettable experience and is highly recommended!
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Date of experience: May 2022
Gloria B wrote a review May 2022
2 contributions
Great experience. You can participate from the beginning. Nice crew and profesional pilot makes you feel safe and comfortable
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Bart M wrote a review May 2022
1 contribution
Enjoyed it all. Over 1 hour in the air. All very friendly. Better than I expected for a balloon ride.
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Date of experience: May 2022