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Address: 781 Airpark Way, Suite A2, Cottonwood, AZ 86326-4089
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+1 928-399-9833
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Sun - Sat 07:00 - 19:00
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
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Hot air balloon flights are meant to take in panoramic views and vistas of...

Hot air balloon flights are meant to take in panoramic views and vistas of the surrounding natural beauty. That is why Verde Valley Balloons flies in the Cottonwood area, 20 miles south of Sedona, not in the Red Rocks area.

To see the Red Rocks, we suggest taking a jeep tour. There's no better way to get up close and personal with the rock formations. But if you'd like to experience extraordinary views (depending upon the weather and wind direction) of Mingus mountain, the Verde River, the Prescott National Forest, Tuzigoot National Monument, Jerome, Cottonwood, or sites as far away as Sedona and even the San Francisco peaks at the base of the Colorado Plateau near Flagstaff, you will want to fly with Verde Valley Balloons in Cottonwood because you simply can't see those vistas anywhere else!

Additionally, because of the location we fly, we are able to fly more days per year and in more varied directions than our competitors closer to Sedona simply because of the geography of our flying area. This allows us to keep our costs down and allows us to pass those savings on to you.

Of course, you could pay almost $50 more per person to fly closer in to Sedona if you wish, but why do that when you can fly with us to see the vistas from up high, then take a jeep tour of the red rocks area and have a more enjoyable and adventurous day at almost the same price as a balloon ride with our competitors.

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Verde Valley Hot Air Balloon Ride
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As a family of four, with two teens, this was a great adventure. Captain Graham was knowledgeable about the area and shared fun insight about how balloon flight. You have to let... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Meg M
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Wauwatosa, Wisconsin
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Wauwatosa, Wisconsin
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10 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

As a family of four, with two teens, this was a great adventure. Captain Graham was knowledgeable about the area and shared fun insight about how balloon flight. You have to let go and be ok with just landing where the wind takes you because there isn't a way to really steer. Enjoyed the ups and downs and amazing views!

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Thank Meg M
BalloonRideOwner, Owner at Verde Valley Balloons, responded to this review

Hi Meg, Thank you so much for such a great review! While it wasn't a 5 star review, it does look like you had a great time and more importantly to us, a safe time. Those are the most important parts for us. We always want you to have a wonderfully safe experience. You are correct that with ballooning we... More 

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41 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This was something I had always wanted to do. I am happy I made my reservation through this group. The pilot was incredibly skilled, funny and informative. The men who did all the preparation and breakdown of the balloon were also very sociable and competent. My husband and I had a wonderful time! I would highly recommend this company for... More 

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Thank Diane M
BalloonRideOwner, Owner at Verde Valley Balloons, responded to this review

Hi Diane, Thank you so much for such an awesome review! We are SO glad you had such a good time and we were able to help you check this one off of the list! Don is quite the character isn't he? We are grateful every day for him and the crew and their relentless safety focus and their desire... More 

2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 February 2017

The overall experience was great. All our interactions with the staff were very pleasant. Our 'Captain' was awesome! he was very knowledgeable and kept us laughing with his great sense of humor. We were lucky to have fantastic weather to accompany the great views. We would definitely recommend Verde Valley Balloons to others. Very enjoyable experience!

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Thank Evs224
BalloonRideOwner, Owner at Verde Valley Balloons, responded to this review

We are so glad you had such an awesome time! Our goal is always to make sure that from the first call to the completion of the days adventures that you have a perfect experience! We so appreciate the time you spent with us and truly glad we helped you have a great time. If we can ever help again,... More 

Phoenix, Arizona
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3 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 8 February 2017

I elected to not book a tour with them because the two times I spoke with them on the phone (two separate individuals) they were so incredibly rude. I thought maybe one was having a bad day, so I called back another day and I received just the same treatment.

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1 Thank desmara1
BalloonRideOwner, Owner at Verde Valley Balloons, responded to this review

Desmara, As you know, we have tried to reach out to you to find out when this occurred. We really do want to address this if there really was a problem, but without more to go on, there isn't much we can do. We do record all calls and track all caller ID information and have gone back through all... More 

Charlotte, North Carolina
1 review
Reviewed 2 January 2017

With such a short notice, we weren't sure we could get a reservation, but the staff was great in accommodating the 6 of us! The trip was fantastic with great views, accommodating staff and an even better 'balloon' tour guide, Don! He was very knowledgeable, had great stories and was as much fun as the balloon ride itself! We would... More 

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Thank SASTA328
BalloonRideOwner, Owner at Verde Valley Balloons, responded to this review

We are so glad you had such an awesome experience and we truly appreciate the spectacular review. Don is quite the character isn't he? Being able to accommodate guests, even on short notice, is kind of baked into our DNA. Its part of our mission statement to introduce as many people as possible to Hot Air Ballooning. We look forward... More 

Boston, Massachusetts
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9 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 1 January 2017 via mobile

Helpful staff. Nice view if you are lucky with weather. Nice experience overall. Downside: dragged on at the end with them taking more time than we expected to wrap it up.

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Thank gprakashnarayan
BalloonRideOwner, Owner at Verde Valley Balloons, responded to this review

Thank you so much for you review. We are so glad you had such an awesome experience. Come back and join us in the summer when it warms up as well. Everything, including the views, all change with the seasons. It does take about 3 1/2 hours from start to finish, and obviously after the flight, it does take some... More 

1 review
Reviewed 19 December 2016 via mobile

What a trip! Balloon flight was so cool, great views and Don, our pilot, was very fun to be around. We were able to see all the way to the peaks of Flagstaff and lots of cool canyons! Cheese and crackers and fresh fruit was a nice treat to go with the champagne! I would definitely recommend this to others... More 

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Thank Dan C
BalloonRideOwner, Owner at Verde Valley Balloons, responded to this review

Thanks for seeing the sights with us, Dan! I'm happy that Don was both helpful and fun to be around. Next time you're in the area we'd love for you to come up with us again. Happy travels, Keith More 

new jersey
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25 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 November 2016 via mobile

A balloon ride was on my bucket list. It was such a wonderful experience. I would truly recommend. I always felt safe. The crew was terrific. At the end of the balloon ride we had champagne. The pilot told the story of having champagne.

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Thank Jak526
BalloonRideOwner, Owner at Verde Valley Balloons, responded to this review

I'm thrilled we could help you cross that off your bucket list! Safety is definitely a priority, and so is a wonderful experience. We hope you'll fly with us again soon. Until next time, Keith More 

Chattanooga, Tennessee
Level Contributor
42 reviews
19 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 October 2016

I booked another Balloon trip (Northern Lights) and they bumped me 3 days before we were suppose to go. So I called Verde Valley and they got us in. I was so happy. This was a bucket list item that I would never get a chance again. Don and his crew picked us up on time, got us to the... More 

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Thank TONY M
BalloonRideOwner, Owner at Verde Valley Balloons, responded to this review

I'm so thrilled we could help you cross this item off your bucket list, Tony! Thank you for flying with us. Next time you want to see the sights, please keep us in mind. Happy travels, Keith More 

Level Contributor
5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 October 2016 via mobile

This was amazing, well worth getting up early for and spending the $! Memories that will last a lifetime. Don, the pilot and the crew (we think his name was) was very friendly and gave us lots of info. Breakfast was lovely upon landing to! Would highly recommend 🌵🍾

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Thank Sherine R
BalloonRideOwner, Owner at Verde Valley Balloons, responded to this review

I'm thrilled you got to make memories with us, Sherine! I'll make sure to pass your kind words along to the rest of the staff. I know they'll really appreciate it. See you again next time you want to make some more memories. Until then, Keith More 

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