About this experience
Take in gorgeous views of the Sonoran Desert and feel like you’re floating on a cloud during an exhilarating hot air balloon ride from Phoenix. You’ll experience the perfect start to your day followed by Champagne breakfast. Each flight lasts about an hour, with optional round-trip transport from your hotel.
After hotel pickup in Phoenix, you’re transferred to Deer Valley Airport, or make your own way there at your chosen departure time. Once the licensed pilot and experienced crew get your hot air balloon ready for flight, climb inside the basket for the approximate 1-hour ride. You’ll feel almost motionless as your balloon gently leaves the ground, traveling at speeds of 5–6 mph (8–9.6 kph). Float with the wind on an airy ride at elevations as high as 5,000 feet (1,524 meters). During your breathtaking journey, peer out over the Phoenix valley and enjoy a panoramic vista above the impressive saguaros of the Sonoran Desert. Exhilaration comes with the sunrise followed by a gourmet breakfast. Upon landing, take part in a ballooning tradition by toasting your aerial tour with chilled Champagne. Then enjoy cuisine catered by the award-winning French-fusion restaurant, Vincent on Camelback. (See sample menus in Itinerary below.) You’ll receive a commemorative flight certificate and, if you opted for hotel transport, be dropped off in Phoenix to complete your tour.
· Gourmet cuisine
· Commemorative flight certificate
· Hotel pickup and drop off (if option selected)
· Spectacular views over the Phoenix valley
· Watch the pilot and crew prepare the hot-air balloon
· Champagne breakfast
Confirmation will be received at time of booking. This hot air balloon flight over Phoenix is not considered suitable for pregnant ladies or for those who suffer back injuries/problems. You will also not be able to fly in a hot air balloon in Phoenix if you have recently broken bones or have had recent surgery. Please note that passengers must be able to jump off the second step of a ladder onto the ground. The minimum age is 5 years.
Actual flight time is approximately 1 hour.