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Hot Air Expeditions

702 W Deer Valley Rd, Deer Valley Airport, Phoenix, AZ 85027-2152
+1 480-502-6999
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At Hot Air Expeditions we pride ourselves on providing hot air ballooning experiences in the Phoenix/Scottsdale, Arizona. We've been operating locally in the Valley of the Sun for over 26 years and rated the "Best Ballooning in Phoenix" by Fodor's Travel for 22 years in a row! We provide morning flights daily, year-round and sunset flights are offered seasonally, November through March. All flights include gourmet catered fare from Vincents on Camelback, along with a champagne toast and flight certificate. Come check this off of your bucket list with us!
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  • Average2%
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702 W Deer Valley Rd, Deer Valley Airport, Phoenix, AZ 85027-2152
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Had a great trip with Captain Mike!! First time on a hot air balloon. The crew was efficient and friendly. Captain Mike was very good and informative throughout the trip. The champagne breakfast at the end of the trip was amazing!! Thank you for a...More

Thank bschmidt05
HotAirExpeditions, Owner at Hot Air Expeditions, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

We feel so honored that you chose us for your first trip ballooning. We know that sometimes; the first time can be either the most wonderful experience where you want to go again and again, or sadly, where you never want to do it again....More

Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

We took this trip to be a highlight of our road trip - it certainly was. Pilot Steve was interesting entertaining and reassuring. The ground crew were friendly and the added champagne breakfast made this a great event - thank youMore

Thank cloudpurple
HotAirExpeditions, Owner at Hot Air Expeditions, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Cloudpurple, What an honor, to be the highlight of your trip. Thank you for allowing us to have such a part of your Arizona memories. That is why we do what we do. To help wonderful people make those once in a lifetime memories. Thank...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is a once in a lifetime experience and I'd recommend Hot Air Expeditions to take you on it. The balloon operator/ tour guide was very informed and funny. The views were gorgeous and they provided us with a nice breakfast. The food was a...More

Thank Vanessa F
HotAirExpeditions, Owner at Hot Air Expeditions, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi Vanessa, Thank you so much for sharing about your experience with us! We are thrilled to hear that you enjoyed the ballooning experience, aren’t the views stunning? We will pass your compliments along to our staff regarding their funny yet informative demeanor. If you...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Had a great time!!! Very punctual, clean and friendly crew Decent meal and champagne were also served. Would definitely use againMore

Thank dolly9793
HotAirExpeditions, Owner at Hot Air Expeditions, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dolly9793, We are very thankful that you decided to spend part of your birthday with us. We love being a part of celebrations. Another great reason to have Champagne with breakfast. We are pleased you took the time to let us know you had "great...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I made a reservation for a sunrise flight for two in May 2017. We were told to meet at 5am, and were put into a van with eight other people (all couples) that would take us to the launch site. Two couples showed up late,...More

Thank Melissa T
HotAirExpeditions, Owner at Hot Air Expeditions, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Melissa, I understand how frustrating it is to have wonderful plans and Mother Nature just takes it all away. Our first and main concern is the safety of our passengers. Sadly, sometimes, we do have to cancel out in the field when the pilots can...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had such an amazing time today on our ride. The crew and Staff were overly amazing! Pilot Craig Kennedy shared so many wonderful stories with us and the staff of Alex and Scott were amazing. The breakfast and champagne after made the whole experience...More

1  Thank hgritton
HotAirExpeditions, Owner at Hot Air Expeditions, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

HGritton, We are so glad that we were able to help your father celebrate his 70th birthday. What a way to grow another year older, watching the beautiful desert wake up, having a wonderful breakfast with champagne. We hope that you will let us celebrate...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Amanda, Barbara, Steve and Craig - They really helped me take my proposal to my now fiance to the next level. I rate this place 15/10! I highly recommend them, I promise you won't be disappointed.More

Thank tysonkennedy
HotAirExpeditions, Owner at Hot Air Expeditions, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hello Tyson, We are so pleased that your successful proposal and flight was with us! How romantic is a hot air balloon flight over the desert just after the sun has risen? Thank you for taking the time to share your thoughts. Congratulations from all...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had a great time with our captain tommy and crew chief Alex. We were picked up and greates warmly. Our flight was gorgeous. Then we finished with a great breakfast. Well worth what we paidMore

Thank ginamellon
HotAirExpeditions, Owner at Hot Air Expeditions, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hello Ms Gina, Captain Tommy and Alex, what a treat! Flying over the Sonoran desert is quite the beautiful experience and we are so glad that you flew with us. Thank you for taking the time to tell us about your experience. We hope to...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This was a fabulous experience! The ground crew was friendly and Captain Bill was funny and comforting along our trip. The flight was peaceful and calm and the views were stunning. After we landed, the food and champagne were both lovely and we had some...More

Thank hwalker2017
HotAirExpeditions, Owner at Hot Air Expeditions, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hwalker2017, We are glad to know you enjoyed your flight with us. I still find it hard to believe you can be in the basket with strangers and become friends in such a short time; and still be alone with nature when flying. We love...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

From the moment we got into the van I knew this was going to be everything I had hoped it would be for my granddaughter. Nick the crew chief who drove us to the launch site was great and Craig our pilot was excellent. Loved...More

Thank Judith M
HotAirExpeditions, Owner at Hot Air Expeditions, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hello Judith, We are thrilled that you and your granddaughter enjoyed your time with us! Professional and charismatic pilots and crew, really do make all the difference. Thank you for sharing your thoughts with us. Your kind words are very much appreciated by all of...More

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Aleescandonm
21 February 2017|
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Response from HotAirExpeditions | Property representative |
Hi Alejandra, In April we will have one morning flight available, and meeting/pick up timing will vary based on your hotel location. We absolutely offer roundtrip hotel transfers, and would be happy to pick you up from... More
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Corey R
4 January 2017|
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Response from HotAirExpeditions | Property representative |
Hello Corey, In March we go through some time changes to follow the sunrise and sunset. Through March 10th, our morning flights would meet by 6:30 am, and our afternoon would meet by 4:00 pm, both at the Deer Valley... More
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GreenEyes120112
28 November 2016|
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Response from HotAirExpeditions | Property representative |
Thank you for your question regarding our sunset ballooning experience! Throughout the month of December, our sunset flights check in at the Deer Valley Airport at 3:00pm. You can expect to be in-flight for approximately... More
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