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Hot Air Expeditions

Phoenix, AZ, USA
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About Hot Air Expeditions
Hot Air Expeditions has been making memories with guests in sunny Arizona, providing hot air ballooning experiences locally for over 30 years. Family owned + locally operated, we take pride in offering hot air ballooning experiences in both Phoenix/Scottsdale and Tucson, Arizona. Morning hot air balloon rides are available daily, year-round and afternoon hot air balloon rides are offered seasonally, November through March in Phoenix/Scottsdale only. All tours include post-flight catered fare + bubbly from Vincent's on Camelback restaurant and frameable commemorative flight certificates to take home. We can't wait to check a hot air balloon ride off of your bucket list!
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Morning Hot Air Balloon Flight Over Phoenix

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.
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3 hours 30 minutes
from $214.92

Afternoon Hot Air Balloon Flight Over Phoenix

Traveling the Sonoran Desert by ground just doesn’t give you the same views an aerial vantage point can. Take to the skies during this Phoenix hot-air balloon ride at one of the most stunning times of day: sunset. Along with a flight led by an FAA-licensed pilot, you can enjoy Champagne and hors d'oeuvres after your time in the air.
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3 hours 30 minutes
from $236.52

Morning Hot Air Balloon Flight Over Tucson

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3 hours 30 minutes
from $275.40
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Sherri Woodham wrote a review 12 Aug
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma4 contributions
The entire experience was great - from the trip to the site, driven by Jim the Crew Chief, throughout the balloon inflation, flight, and landing, directed by Bill the Captain. An experience to remember!
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Date of experience: August 2022
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gngrsu wrote a review Jul 2022
Saint Louis, Missouri12 contributions
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We had an AWESOME experience! Captain Mike E and Crew Chief Mike P were professional and very knowledgeable. We got to fly over the lock and dam, which was a rare route due to the wind patterns. It was absolutely beautiful! The breakfast was just as advertised, delicious and posh with real linens. The champagne flowed freely and Captain Mike’s recitation of the “Balloonist Prayer” was a special touch! We felt very safe and attended to during the ride. We took tons of pictures and it was an experience we never will forget. Don’t hesitate!
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Date of experience: July 2022
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APalser wrote a review Jul 2022
Larned, Kansas1 contribution
It was an awesome experience! The crew was great! The weather was perfect. We felt safe and secure with our pilot!
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Date of experience: July 2022
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Response from HotAirExpeditions, Owner at Hot Air Expeditions
Responded 4 weeks ago
Hi there! We're so glad to hear our team made you feel comfortable and excited about your flight! Thank you so very much for flying with us, and for sharing about your hot air ballooning experience with others. We appreciate it! 🙂
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Erinu1 wrote a review Jul 2022
Chesapeake, Virginia3 contributions
This tour is amazing! The staff is very organized and communicative. They sent messages during every step leading up to the tour and arrived on time for pickup. The ride itself was beautiful with awesome views of the sunrise. Weather was great because it was early (even though there was a heat warning later in the day). Jim and Tommy were fun and easy to work with. You can’t go wrong with mimosas at the end. Highly recommend this tour!
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Date of experience: July 2022
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Response from HotAirExpeditions, Owner at Hot Air Expeditions
Responded 4 weeks ago
Hi Erin! We're so glad to hear you had an overall amazing time! Our Captain Tommy and crew member Jim are both a lot of fun to fly with They both have a wealth of knowledge and experience about the area and ballooning. Thank you for your feedback, Erin, we look towards seeing you among the skies soon again!
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Suga1975 wrote a review Jul 2022
Grayson, Georgia2 contributions
The views were amazing! The fire was the only thing that would make me NOT want to do it again. There is a cover closer to the pilot that if you could get under, would help; I wasn't so lucky. Nevertheless, other than that, it was truly a beautiful experience. The breakfast afterwards was a nice touch.
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Date of experience: July 2022
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