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Northern Light Balloon Expeditions

#19 of 91 Tours in Sedona
Certificate of Excellence
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Address: 190 W Hwy 89A, Sedona, AZ 86339
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+1 800-230-6222
09:00 - 17:00
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This was an amazing experience from start to finish. I really enjoyed watching the process of setting up the balloons. Captain Ron was very entertaining.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This was an amazing experience from start to finish. I really enjoyed watching the process of setting up the balloons. Captain Ron was very entertaining.

Thank Hillde1
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I know how important Trip Advisor was when I was making a decision between Red Rocks Balloons and Northern Light Ballon Expeditions. I ended up choosing Northern Light due to the fact that they had great reviews, were less commercial, and had smaller baskets, and I did not even for a second regret the choice. In the morning, we were... More 

Thank Martyna T
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 January 2017

We were hooked from the time they laid out the balloon, starting filling it and told us to climb into the basket. We slowly climbed over the gorgeous views of the Sedona Red Rocks...watched the sun rise over the rocks and got a birds eye view of the gorgeous surroundings provided by mother nature! I now understand why we are... More 

Thank Jo B
Oakville, Canada
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 November 2016

Booked Northern Light Balloon Expeditions, picked up promptly and taken to launch field. Exciting to watch balloons getting ready. Doug with 42 years experience and an owner took us up. While the other balloons soared by reaching different levels, our balloon stayed pretty much over the highway moving yes, but circling the same spot mostly. We didn't get much info... More 

Thank Kathryn K
New Brunswick
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 November 2016

Having never been on a hot air balloon we looked forward to this experience with a degree of trepidation. But, from the moment we were picked up at our hotel by Captain Ron any concerns we had were immediately removed by his calm demeanour. And as for the flight, it was better than expected. We were blessed with particularly good... More 

Thank Masterrunner
Gaithersburg, Maryland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 November 2016

For years I have wanted to go up in a hot air balloon. My husband always said no. This was our 30th wedding anniversary and I really wanted to take in the magical sites of Sedona. He finally said yes. It was sooo worth it. My husband loved it. We were picked up at our bed and breakfast before dawn.... More 

Thank JMonvacation
Painesville, Ohio
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 November 2016

My husband and I did a hot air balloon ride with Northern Lights Balloon expeditions on Friday October 25. I wasn't sure what to expect, but it was fabulous! The pick up time at our motel,was 5:30am. Dan, our pilot was right on time. He was professional, informative and courteous. Our basket had 6 people, including Dan. It made for... More 

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Chattanooga, Tennessee
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2016

I booked a trip 3 weeks + on advanced. I fly into Sedona. My only trip here. My hot air flight was to be this Friday. They call me on the Wednesday before to tell me that because people from Wednesday were cancelled they were rescheduled on my day,Friday. So I get screwed. Then when I tried to ask a... More 

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NLBE, General Manager at Northern Light Balloon Expeditions, responded to this review

Having looked up your reservation paperwork initiated by you on Sep. 15th, 2016 we verified that your reservation with us was for Thursday Oct. 20th, NOT Friday Oct.21st. You were called by our office personnel early on Wednesday, Oct. 19th to inform you that your flight for the following day, Thursday, was cancelled due to high winds. We have to... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016 via mobile

Our first hot air balloon ride was fantastic. The crew was efficient and knowledgeable. Captain Ron gave us the ride of a lifetime.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2016

I have always wanted to go Hot Air Ballooning. Our pilot, "Captain Ron", was excellent. Made us feel very comfortable. Had to wake up and be picked up by 6:05 am. Was not very happy about that. It was well worth it. There was a feeling of piece and happiness up above the cloud. Clear day. Then after the flight,... More 

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