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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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702 W Deer Valley Rd, Deer Valley Airport, Phoenix, AZ 85027-2152
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Please do your research on hot air balloon rides. There are many other companies in and around Phoenix that offer more intimate rides. Hot Air Expeditions crammed 20 people into a basket and charged each person over $160. I later found out I could have...More

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Reviewed 6 days ago

Very friendly and knowledgeable office staff, great first impression on the phone. Instructions are very clear. Over all experience very nice finishing with the Champagne breakfast. Would have loved to see more wildlife and more scenery, but the balloon is controlled by the wind (other...More

Thank John316Wisconsin
HotAirExpeditions, Owner at Hot Air Expeditions, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Hello John, It truly is a group effort to make your time with us a pleasant experience. Even though the wind did not take you too far, we hope that you were pleased with the veiw of the desert from above. We are so happy...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Summer vacation traveling with four kids age 17, 15, 13, and 10. Arrived at the meeting location at 5am. We did have about a 25 minute wait due to one group canceling and they had to rearrange the customers due to weight. Loaded a transport...More

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

Thank you! To be part of what makes a family memory special is why we do what we do. We are so glad that you enjoyed your time with John and Kyle, it really makes a difference when people truly enjoy what they do! Your...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

5 stars - great fun. Mike England was the best pilot. Beautiful desert scenery, floating above the Sonoran Desert with wildlife below. Super champagne breakfast after. Great way to start the day!More

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

We are so glad that you started your day with us! It is a wonderful way to see the beautiful Sonoran landscape and how can one go wrong with chilled champagne and quiche out in the desert. Thanks for joining us and taking the time...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

BEST EXPERIENCE EVER!!!!! Thank you to our incredible captain Mike for all his knowledge & kindness. HIGHLY recommend! Worth every penny. From booking the trip (the staff is amazing) to ending it all with a delicious breakfast in the desert. Wish I could do it...More

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

Hi Biana, It is quite the experience and we are so pleased to hear that Captain Mike made it even better. We all work hard so that it feels effortless and brings a smile to your face. We hope that we can do it all...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Captain Tommy, Kyle and crew thank you for a great experience, great hospitality, amazing views of pleasant lake, pyramid peak, wild burros, jackrabbits, pretty relaxing and neat scenery! Wonderful yummy breakfast with champagne toast ! :)More

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

Gabriella, We are so pleased that you had such a great experience. That is what we truly strive for. It is just such a different perspective of an often seen landscape. What day doesn't seem better with a wonderful champagne toast?! Thank you for the...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We had a great time and highly recommend this company and taking a hotair balloon ride. Our entire experience was amazing ---from our driver/ chase crew member Jeremy to our Captain Mike---everything was perfect. The post flight champagne toast and breakfast were delicious ! Thank...More

Thank gingerm0m
HotAirExpeditions, Owner at Hot Air Expeditions, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

We are so pleased that we could add something special to your celebration! It is hard to beat a hot air balloon flight with our staff and pilots and champagne in the beautiful Sonoran desert. Thank you so much for flying with us, we hope...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Cap't Tom, Jeremy, 'n crew, thanks for the spectacular balloon ride and breakfast ! Also appreciated the little nuggets of information about the desert flora and fauna, balloon technology.More

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

We are so happy to hear that you enjoyed your experience with Cap't Tommy, Jeremy and the rest of the crew! We have some wonderful people working here that truly make the difference between a balloon flight and an experience that you will always remember....More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Wonderful time. Bill was our Captain, very experienced and very funny. We didn't go as high as I expected (only about 2000 feet) but was able to see everything that I could have wanted. Lots of information, plenty of quiet time just floating in the...More

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

Thank you so much for joining us! We find it magical to just float and take in all that is our desert home. And, flying with Captain Bill can certainly add to the experience, as it did for you. The wind can be a difficult...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We had a great time from start to our fab finish :) Jeremy is a pro at easing all your flight fears ;) and Captain Tommy made it a great flight!! Thanks so much for our adventure. Breakfast and mimosa's. Perfect sunrise!!More

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

Sherry, Thank you for the wonderful words. We know we have an exceptional crew but it seems to be mean more when one of our passengers feel the same. A nice mimosa and breakfast in the desert along with the views, certainly make up for...More

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Aleescandonm
Hello we are planning to do this attraction on April with my kids, can you tell me if you have pick up at the hotel and how long does it lasts ? From the begging to the end? Thanks Alejandra
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
My wife and I are planning a trip to Phoenix in March 2017 and wanted to ask what is the start time for a morning balloon ride and how long is it?
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
What time does the sunset hot air balloon ride start? Husband and I are thinking about going on one and trying to figure out timing. It won't be till December 20-22..not sure what day.
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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