Hot Air Balloon Rides in Phoenix / Scottsdale in Phoenix, AZ

Hot Air ExpeditionsDear Valley AirportPhoenix, AZ 85027
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Total Price: $261.10 (USD)


If you have ever wanted to soar into the sky in a hot air balloon – this is your chance! Be a part of the entire adventure from watching the balloon inflate, to riding along, to touching back down on the ground. Take your ride in an actual hand-crafted wicker basket, with plenty of space to move about. Whether you are a few hundred feet from the ground viewing the desert below or thousands of feet up for a scenic overlook view, you will be amazed during your once-in-a-lifetime flight in Arizona. Finish your adventure with a gourmet dinner in a beautiful setting in the desert and ceremonies that make you an official legendary balloonist.

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Good To Know

  • Roundtrip hotel transfer service in the Phoenix/Scottsdale area.
  • Spend 45-60 minutes on the actual hot air balloon ride.
  • Bring along closed-toed shoes, light jacket, sunscreen, hat, sunglasses, and camera.
  • The temperature in the balloon is about the same as the temperature on the ground.
  • No passengers under 5 years of age or under 48 inches tall.
  • Must be able to stand for 60 minutes – the duration of the flight.
  • No restroom facilities available during the flight.


from Hot Air Balloon Rides in Phoenix / Scottsdale
Breathtaking. Magical. Awe-inspiring.

These are just a few words that have been used to describe Hot Air Expeditions’ ballooning experiences over the beautiful Sonoran Desert. Come and see why Phoenix, Arizona is one of the world's foremost areas for hot air ballooning!

Your journey begins with the viewing of the inflation of the balloon, where you will first get a glimpse of how large the balloons really are up close as they come to life! Upon completion of the inflation process, your pilot, your navigator through the skies, whisks you away in the basket for your approximate one-hour flight. During the breathtaking journey, you will enjoy floating at different elevations, from up to 5,000 feet in the air for a gorgeous overview of the Sonoran Desert, to within feet of the ground and the giant saguaro cacti that scatter the valley of the sun, to catch a glimpse of local wildlife, plant life, and landmarks. It is very common to see jackrabbits, quail, coyotes, and even javelinas.

Upon landing, you’ll toast to the adventure that ensued with a traditional balloonist's ceremony, complete with flutes of chilled champagne, followed by gourmet cuisine catered by the award-winning Vincent’s on Camelback Restaurant, complete with tables, linens, and china in the heart of the desert – truly, a toast to the perfect day. You're sent back to reality with a memento of your time in the sky, a commemorative flight certificate, to take home along with your memories of your time in the sky.

Hot Air Expeditions has been locally and family-owned and operated for 30 years and takes pride in offering the best possible Arizona ballooning experience, with attention paid to even the littlest details of your time with us, ensuring an enjoyable experience. Morning balloon rides are available daily, year-round, and afternoon balloon rides are available seasonally from November to March.

Sit-down Breakfast:
  • Southwestern Vegetable Quiche
  • Warm Croissants
  • Soft Cheese
  • Fresh Fruit
  • Orange Juice
  • Chilled Champagne

Candlelight hors d’oeuvres:
  • BBQ Duck Pizza Rounds
  • Miniature Quiche
  • Miniature Lemon Tartlets
  • Dark Chocolate Truffles
  • White Chocolate Truffles
  • Chilled Champagne

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Frequently Asked Questions about Hot Air Balloon Rides in Phoenix / Scottsdale

When are balloon rides available?

Balloon rides in Phoenix are offered daily, year-round in the morning, taking flight just after the time of sunrise. Afternoon balloon rides are only available seasonally in Phoenix, during the cooler months of November-March.

Are there any age/physical/health/etc. restrictions for this tour?

To ensure a safe and enjoyable hot air ballooning experience, each passenger must comply with the following physical requirements: No pregnancies at the time of flight, No broken bones or recent surgery at the time of flight, Passengers should be able to jump off the second step of a ladder, Must be in good general health, A signed waiver of liability is required for all guests flying and/or riding in the vehicles, There are no passenger weight restrictions for any of the tours, however, they do collect passenger weights at the time of booking, to ensure a safe and comfortable time up, up, and away.

What should I bring?

On any given day we recommend Closed-toe shoes, a light jacket, sunscreen, hat, sunglasses, and a camera.

What should I wear?

Comfortable casual clothing is always recommended on the ballooning excursions, as they are enjoying nature in a desert environment. The temperature in the balloon is about the same as on the ground, so be sure to dress appropriately for the day’s anticipated temperatures.

Where is it located?

Deer Valley Airport, Balloon Ride Parking Area 702 W. Deer Valley Rd. Phoenix, AZ 85027

Is the tour appropriate for children?

Minimum age of 5 years old.

Is transportation included? If so, where is the pick-up spot, or how do I arrange it?

They are happy to offer a roundtrip hotel transfer service in the Phoenix/Scottsdale area for an additional fee. When booking your reservation please advise if you would like to include this option, as well as which hotel you are staying at.

Can I bring my camera?

Yes, lots of great photo opportunities.

How long is the tour?

The total tour time includes your transfers to the desert launch site, the viewing of the inflation of the balloon, the approximate 45-60 minute hot air balloon ride, post-flight champagne toast, and catered cuisine, as well as the presentation of commemorative flight certificates to take home.