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Hot Air Expeditions

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At Hot Air Expeditions we pride ourselves on providing hot air ballooning experiences in the Phoenix/Scottsdale, Arizona. We've been operating locally in the Valley of the Sun for over 27 years and rated the "Best Ballooning in Phoenix" by Fodor's...more
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Suggested duration: More than 3 hours
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702 W Deer Valley Rd, Deer Valley Airport, Phoenix, AZ 85027-2152
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Reviewed yesterday

We were traveling with friends and decided to take the morning hot air balloon ride. Tommy was our pilot and he was great. We enjoyed great views and a wonderful breakfast. I would highly recommend this trip.

Thank TeresaC7278IM
HotAirExpeditions, Owner at Hot Air Expeditions, responded to this reviewResponded today

Hello Teresa, So happy to hear that you decided on us! The views of our desert from a hot air balloon are great, we must agree. Thank you for spending a morning with Pilot Tommy and the crew. Cheers!

Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Wonderful, exciting, once in a lifetime experience! Pilot Kyle and crew Steve made everything amazing! Private trips are the way to go! Pictures don’t do it justice.

Thank Jana H
HotAirExpeditions, Owner at Hot Air Expeditions, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Greetings Jana, Floating over our beautiful desert is an exciting, wonderful experience, we could not agree with you more! We think that Pilot Kyle and Steve are amazing as well. Thank you for sharing a morning and making a memory with us! Cheers!

Reviewed 5 days ago

I have to admit I was a bet afraid due to my fear of heights. But this entire experience was so peaceful and relaxing! Tommy the captain was fun, informative and very much a true professional. We saw coyote, fox, jack rabbits and the beautiful...More

Thank _kimtinker61
HotAirExpeditions, Owner at Hot Air Expeditions, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Greetings Kim, Wow! You got the extra special critter viewing flight, some days they are shy. We are just thrilled to hear that you challenged your fear of height with us and enjoyed it! We also think that floating over our desert is peaceful and...More

Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Loved hot air balloon ride. So peaceful drifting above the hustle and bustle. Our pilot, Tommy, and crew were great. I’m a little afraid of heights but I felt safe, secure. After flight was delicious. A definite to do adventure!!More

Thank Kathi M
HotAirExpeditions, Owner at Hot Air Expeditions, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Hello Kathi M, You experienced balloon magic; rising slowly and with the wind, you get to just enjoy while that fear of height fades away. We do have some of the very best pilots and crew around and it is wonderful to hear you enjoyed...More

Reviewed 5 days ago

This was our first hot air balloon ride and it was fantastic. Everything is spot on. Alex picked us up at our hotel. He communicated how they determine where to start our flight, etc. We met Craig, our pilot, he gave us more flight details....More

Thank lamlar
HotAirExpeditions, Owner at Hot Air Expeditions, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Greetings Lamlar, It is fantastic and magical, we must agree! And, we are so happy that you enjoyed your morning with us, it is hard to beat the team of Pilot Craig and Alex. One simply cannot fly over our beautiful desert without celebrating with...More

Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

The sunrise ride with Tom as our pilot was amazing. The day started out overcast but turned beautiful. A hot breakfast was served at the landing site. I would highly recommend this tour.More

Thank Ardel H
HotAirExpeditions, Owner at Hot Air Expeditions, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Greetings Ardel, You flew on a day that the desert was truly showing off and we have to agree about the beauty. Pilot Tommy is amazing and we are so happy to hear that you enjoyed your time with us. A champagne breakfast is the...More

Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

My husband and I took our two children ages 9 and 7. It was our first time in a balloon. At first my husband wasn’t thrilled going on the balloon but he loved the experience!! Expensive for the 4 of us but worth it!! Would...More

Thank ap4309
HotAirExpeditions, Owner at Hot Air Expeditions, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Hello! We are so happy that you chose us for your first balloon flight. Your husband experienced balloon magic, it seems intimidating but once you become one with the wind, it is all good! I know the cost seems high, but it does take a...More

Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Crew was exceptional and flight fantastic. Other outfitters did not fly due to possible weather, however we waited and were able to get up. Highly recommended

Thank Cruiser87375
HotAirExpeditions, Owner at Hot Air Expeditions, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Greetings Cruiser, We have to agree with you, flying over our desert with some cloud cover is absolutely fantastic and we do have wonderful crew! Thank you for hanging in there with us and sharing your thoughts. Cheers!

Reviewed 1 week ago

We had a great time. I highly recommend Hot Air Expeditions. Captain John was a fantastic pilot. We will be back.

Thank turner423
HotAirExpeditions, Owner at Hot Air Expeditions, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Greetings Turner, We are just thrilled that you enjoyed your hot air ballooning experience with us. We think that Pilot John is fantastic as well. We look forward to your next flight. Thank you for flying with us and taking the time to share. Cheers!

Reviewed 1 week ago

Pilot was funny and informative, they seemed to be a bit short handed on that day but it was impressive how they hustled through and kept it fun and professional.More

Thank davideman00
HotAirExpeditions, Owner at Hot Air Expeditions, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Greetings David, We are so happy that you enjoyed your hot air ballooning experience with us. We think it is fantastic as well! We have some of the very best piloting and crewing for Hot Air Expeditions and they are true professionals, it is so...More

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Shilpiee
25 October 2017|
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Response from HotAirExpeditions | Property representative |
Hi there, great question! We tend to recommend the morning flight, as the flights are typically a tad longer, 60-90 minutes for the morning flight vs. 45-60 minutes for the sunset flight. The morning flights typically have... More
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Aleescandonm
22 February 2017|
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Response from HotAirExpeditions | Property representative |
Hi Alejandra, In April we will have one morning flight available, and meeting/pick up timing will vary based on your hotel location. We absolutely offer roundtrip hotel transfers, and would be happy to pick you up from... More
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Corey R
5 January 2017|
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Hello Corey, In March we go through some time changes to follow the sunrise and sunset. Through March 10th, our morning flights would meet by 6:30 am, and our afternoon would meet by 4:00 pm, both at the Deer Valley... More
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