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Sunrise Sonoran Desert Hot Air Balloon Ride from Phoenix provided by Aerogelic Ballooning

Sunrise Sonoran Desert Hot Air Balloon Ride from Phoenix

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AU$222.66
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What you can expect during this experience
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Face masks required for travellers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Hand sanitizer available to travellers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
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Updated 19/07/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Updated 19/07/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Overview
This hot-air balloon ride from Phoenix gives you a view of the sunrise over the Sonoran Desert that you can’t get from down below on the trails. The tour includes a guide who tells you about the wildlife and history of the area during your flight and Champagne and breakfast hors d'oeuvres afterward. This tour works for solo travelers, couples, families, and groups.
Itinerary
  • You'll start at
    2501 W Happy Valley Rd
    2501 W Happy Valley Rd, Phoenix, AZ 85085, USA
    Starbucks is located directly across the parking lot from Lowes home improvement
    See address & details
  • Pass by
    Camelback Mountain
    Aerogelic Ballooning
    McDowell Mountain Regional Park
  • You'll end at
    2501 W Happy Valley Rd
    2501 W Happy Valley Rd, Phoenix, AZ 85085, USA
    Starbucks is located directly across the parking lot from Lowes home improvement
    See address & details
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Highlights
  • Aerial views of Sonoran Desert sunrise on a hot-air balloon ride
  • Learn about area wildlife and history from your guide as you soar
  • Relax over Champagne and breakfast hors d'oeuvres after your flight 
  • Bottled water included
What to Expect
Meet for this sunrise Sonoran Desert hot-air balloon ride in Phoenix, and get ready for a thrilling experience. Relax as your pilot and crew prepare your hot-air balloon. Once it’s time to go, board the basket with your group, and launch into the air. Your balloon rises high above the Sonoran Desert for awesome views of the landscape and sunrise. As you soar, your guide points out flora, fauna, and wildlife, and dives into the history of the desert. When you touch back down on the ground, enjoy a Champagne breakfast before your tour ends where it began.
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Important Information
Departure Point
2501 W Happy Valley Rd, Phoenix, AZ 85085, USA
Duration
4h
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
Inclusions
  • Champagne and fresh fruit
  • Bottled water
Exclusions
  • Gratuities
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not recommended for pregnant travellers
  • Not recommended for travellers with back problems
  • No open toed shoes or high heels
  • Dress comfortable for the outside weather
  • Due to comfort and weight / balance of the aircraft, passengers weighing over 220 lbs. will be required to pay additional fees. This is payable directly to the tour operator on the day of the tour
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 12 travellers
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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Antoñia Briseñad wrote a review Dec. 2020
6 contributions2 helpful votes
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I was excited to go on a hot air balloon ride with my child. We met at Starbucks. There was another couple riding with us. I noticed that they were following behind another company that I did not choose because they were more expensive. One of the guys even mentioned that if the
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Date of experience: November 2020
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Resort305184 wrote a review Nov. 2020
Phoenix, Arizona2 contributions2 helpful votes
Wow! Where to start? This was such a bad experience from the very beginning cramped van ride smelling of cigarettes to the ending “champagne breakfast” in a dirt field. Our pilot was extremely rude and smelled like an ash tray and had a cigarette in his mouth at every
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Date of experience: November 2020
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Torrie wrote a review Sep. 2020
Phoenix, Arizona1 contribution1 helpful vote
My husband book the tour for my 50 birthday as a bucket list check off. We were told to arrive at 5:00 am we arrived at 4:50 am. Tour operators did not arrive until 5:20. After sitting almost 30 minutes we were told that we were not on the list of patrons. However I had a
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Date of experience: September 2020
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Jeff S wrote a review Feb. 2020
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We enjoyed our hot air balloon ride. The pilot was very friendly, we had a long flight and a smoothe landing. We were disappointed in the lack of communication though. We weren't sure of the time we needed to meet for our sunrise cruise. The only thing we saw, when we booked
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Date of experience: February 2020
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Aleena Luisier wrote a review Feb. 2020
California29 contributions6 helpful votes
Very friendly and professional crew! I was a little nervous before the trip as this was my first time ballooning, but I felt so safe flying with these guys. It was a much calmer flight than I imagined it would be, the views were incredible and our pilot and fellow passengers
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Date of experience: February 2020
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About the operator

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By: Aerogelic Ballooning
935delaneyc
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Check that off the bucket list!
A breathtaking (literally) experience! Went up 5,000 feet in the balloon with the crew and 10 other people. Amazing
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U9286LJamandab
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Amazing!
Fantastic group, real down to earth talk! Awesome time! Just remember, its up to the wind to determine your flight
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fazeola
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WOWzers! Awesome!
We booked for the Feb 9th, Saturday sunset ride and thoroughly enjoyed it! Charlie was our pilot and Murphy was ou
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Ron H
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Terrible!!
If you want to spoil your holiday, contact this company. Otherwise, look for other businesses to fulfill your dream
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Grimieal
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Balloon ride
We had a great time. The pilot and his wife were both nice. 10/10 would recommend. We had a champagne toast when we
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Sherpa155862
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If you like verbal abuse book here
God awful customer service with Misi. I was rescheduled twice, then called a third time to be rescheduled again aft
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Grisel P
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Great experience, one less of my bucjket list!
I went to Phoenix for a sales training and had a late flight so I booked a last minute balloon ride for sunset. It
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Janice P
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Absolutely awesome!
It was something I never thought about doing and since I'm 80 years old this year, I never expected to do. But vis
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MsRae28
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Beautiful Cityscape Ride
We chose the ride that lifts off from Gilbert because getting to Phoenix for the Sonoran Desert was not convenient.
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153pauln
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80 Birthday Ballooning
Wanted to do something out of the ordinary for my father in law’s 80 birthday so we went ballooning with Aerogelic
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Catalina L
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THIS COMPANY WILL RIP YOU OFF. I PROMISE.
Booked a flight with this company with 4 other people and we each made our own reservations to fly and only one of
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Briannavia
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A MUST DO!
Aerogelic took me and my bf on both our first hot air balloon experience and it was incredible! I’m really happy I
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DanaT209
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OMG!!!!!!
Highly recommend. Shane and Jeremy were amazing!!!!!! experience of a lifetime. They both were knowledgeable and
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Liz F
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Amazing experience with exceptional staff
Hot air ballon ride has been on my bucket list for a few years. Today it got a huge check mark. From the minute we
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Renee H
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The ride itself was wonderful!, the logistics could have been better
We took the sunrise ride. We were told to arrive by 6AM, the van with the balloon got there about 6:30. We went t
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Key Details
  • Duration: 4h
  • Mobile Ticket Accepted
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  • Languages Offered: English
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