Rising gently into the sky in your Phoenix hot air balloon ride, your view of the Arizona desert expands as the land shrinks away. A 360-degree view is a great opportunity for photographs. Flying close to the ground, you can see the sights and sounds of desert life.
You may see jackrabbits, quail, roadrunners and coyotes, or even deer, javelina and other desert animals. The pilot will point out exotic desert plant life and may descend to within inches of trees and cacti for a closer view. It's an amazing ride! At the conclusion of your flight, enjoy a traditional Champagne toast and delicious gourmet treats from one of the Valley's top restaurants.
Duration: Flight time is approximately 60 minutes (adjustments may be required due to weather conditions).
Departs: Phoenix/Scottsdale - Deer Valley Airport; actual launch site will vary.
Includes: Balloon flight, and candlelight hors d'oeuvres.
Cost: $199/adult; $149/children ages 5-12. Transportation available for an additional $20/person. Private tours are available for $395/person on weekdays and $495/person on weekends.
Season: These tours are only available November through mid-March due to extreme afternoon temperatures.
Skill level: None
Notes: Minimum age 5. Passengers may not be pregnant at time of flight or have had recent back surgery. Transportation for Morning Flights departs 30 minutes prior to sunrise; Evening Flights depart 3 hours prior to sunset. **PREGNANT WOMEN ARE NOT PERMITTED. We recommend that you dress in layers for ultimate comfort, and bring sunscreen and a hat. Don't forget your camera!
Cancellation Policy: All half and full day tours have a 72-hour cancelation policy. If your plans change for any reason, please be sure to call at least 72 hours prior to the day of your tour to avoid charges.