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Hot Air Balloon Ride with Champagne + Catered Fare

By Hot Air Expeditions
Price was undefined, price is now $179
Free cancellation available
3h 30m+
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Selective hotel pickup
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  • Soar up to 5,000 feet in the air over the Sonoran Desert

  • Watch the balloon come to life during the inflation process

  • Explore local landmarks, wildlife + plant life from the air

  • Scrumptious bites + champagne served upon landing

  • FAA certified pilots navigate your journey in the sky

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September 2020
















About this activity

What's included, what's not

  • What's included

    Morning or afternoon hot air balloon ride

  • What's included

    Learn about local landmarks, wildlife + plant life during flight

  • What's included

    Chilled champagne + catered fare

  • What's included

    Commemorative flight certificates to take home

  • What's included

    Roundtrip transportation to/from most Phoenix/Scottsdale area hotels

Cleaning and safety practices

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  • Masks required
  • Contactless tickets
  • Vehicles and venues disinfected

Know Before You Book

  • Children 4 and younger are not allowed.

  • You must be 21 years of age and present a valid photo ID in order to consume alcohol.

  • You must be able to climb and descend stairs and jump from the second step of a ladder.

  • You must be able to walk on unpaved or uneven terrain.

  • If you are pregnant, you may not take part.

  • If you have had recent surgery, you may not take part.

  • You must be in good overall health.

  • This activity is not wheelchair accessible.

  • Hotel pickup is available from most centrally located Phoenix hotels. Please arrange pickup from your hotel or a nearby location when you call to confirm your reservation

  • Please be ready and waiting in your hotel lobby 5 minutes prior to your scheduled pick-up time.

  • Check in is 5 minutes prior to the booked tour start time should you choose to self drive.

What you can expect

A magestic hot air balloon ride among the clouds followed by a champagne toast + catered fare in the heart of the desert is the ultimate way to check a hot air balloon ride off of your bucket list.

Your journey begins when you meet your driver at our check in location (or hotel) and shuttle out to the hot air balloon launch site. Once you arrive, watch the multicolored fabric of the balloon start to rise as it swells with air. When the inflation is complete, your FAA Certified Pilot leads you to the basket to prepare for lift off.

As you gently leave the Earth, you’ll be amazed at how light the balloon feels. During the flight you have unobstructed 360-degree views, allowing for breathtaking photographs. Your pilot will explore a variety of altitudes, up to 5,000 feet (1524 m) in the air for a marvelous overview of the valley, to just under 400 feet from the ground where you are able to see the sights and sounds of desert life. Your pilot will point out exotic desert plant life below and descend within inches of trees and cacti, much to everyone’s delight.

Upon landing you are greeted in the traditional manner with a balloonist’s ceremony complete with flutes of chilled champagne. Following your celebratory toast, a scrumptious catered breakfast or evening hors d'ouvres awaits in the heart of the desert, complete with linens and china. Commemorative flight certificates to take home are presented, and you are shuttled back to reality with a check off of your bucket list.

Breakfast Menu

  • Southwestern style vegetable quiche
  • Warm croissants
  • Soft cheese
  • Fresh fruit
  • Orange juice
  • Chilled champagne
  • Sparkling cider
  • Bottled water

Afternoon Menu

  • BBQ duck pizza rounds
  • Miniature quiche
  • Miniature lemon tartlets
  • Dark chocolate truffles
  • White chocolate truffles
  • Chilled champagne
  • Sparkling cider
  • Bottled water

Select the private flight option for a balloon ride with only your group.

Please be aware of our current COVID-19 Health + Safety Procedures:

  • For shared hot air balloon rides, we have limited our hot air balloon + chase vehicle capacity to a maximum of 10 passengers, to provide additional room + distance for our guests.
  • Touchless temperature checks are facilitated for all staff + passengers upon arrival.
  • Post-flight a champagne toast is provided, however our food service has been temporarily suspended.
  • All staff + passengers are to wear masks when it is not feasible to remain 6 feet apart, specifically during transport + in-flight.

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

  • High-touch surfaces cleaned and disinfected
  • Vehicles and venues cleaned with disinfectants
  • Vehicles and venues kept vacant between travelers

Social distancing

  • Contactless ticket redemption

Safety measures

  • Personal protective equipment worn by staff
  • Temperature checks given to staff
  • Temperature checks available
  • Masks required
  • Masks and gloves provided
  • Hand sanitizer provided
  • Individually wrapped food options available

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Activity Location

  • Phoenix Area
  • Phoenix Arizona

Meeting/Redemption Point

  • Hotel Pickup
  • Phoenix Arizona
  • Deer Valley Airport
  • 702 West Deer Valley Road
  • Phoenix Arizona 85027
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