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Hot Air Expeditions
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Owner description: 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 Travel for 23 years in a row! We provide morning flights daily, year-round and sunset flights are offered seasonally, November through March. All flights include gourmet catered fare from Vincents on Camelback, along with a champagne toast and flight certificate. Come check this off of your bucket list with us!
Useful Information: Activities for older children
Reviewed 6 April 2018 via mobile

My family and I really loved our experience! The best part of course was the views but also the crew! Our Pilot Al was knowledgeable, funny and made sure we all had a good time and I can’t leave out the driver Alex! He kept my hubby company in the chase car and got us to and from safely!

If I had to make a complaint it would be that they forgot to communicate my diatery restrictions to the team but Al did the best he could to make it right! I love my new wine glass!!!

I would definitely recommend this company and the experience:)

Thank jennifer29rogers
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HotAirExpeditions, Owner at Hot Air Expeditions, responded to this reviewResponded 7 April 2018

Hello Jennifer,
We are so happy to hear that you enjoyed your time with Pilot Al, Alex and the crew. Al is the best at making things right, please accept our apologies concerning your dietary restrictions. Enjoying our beautiful desert from a hot air balloon is the best, we could not agree more! Thank you for sharing your morning with us and taking the time to write a review. Cheers!

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Reviewed 4 April 2018

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Reviewed 4 April 2018 via mobile

This is a MUST DO!! Professional and courteous, the entire staff made our morning amazing. Our day began with our hotel pick up at 5:10am with our awesome driver, Steven, who was very informative and a pleasure to talk with.
Capt Al made us feel safe as he was very informative every step of the way, in his own humorous way!! Worried about climbing in the tall basket?....no worries here; Capt Al helped get my 77 yr old mom, my teenage daughter and I in the basket while on its side, so my mom would not have to climb in. Genius! and so much fun!!!!!
We had the largest balloon, 20 passengers. and Capt Al. We preferred the larger basket, as we did not feel crowded at all and enjoy the company of others. The views were spectacular. Hit 6000ft(7000ft above sea level). Coming in for the landing was a treat.
Loved every minute!! Champagne breakfast was excellent and had Birthday cake too!! Thank you to our awesome crew for exceeding our expectations.

Thank Sherri P
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HotAirExpeditions, Owner at Hot Air Expeditions, responded to this reviewResponded 5 April 2018

Greetings Sherri,
We are just thrilled to hear that you and your family enjoyed your time with Pilot Al, Steven and the crew! We think that they are amazing as well. You enjoyed our beautiful desert from the best possible vantage point. Thank you for joining us for champagne in the desert. Cheers!

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Reviewed 1 April 2018 via mobile

Very professional, courteous and fun crew provided a fantastic experience. Todd was a wealth of ballooning and argiculture knowledge. Captain Al was a great pilot and explained every step of our experience. The desert breakfast of quiche, cheese, apples, bread and champagne was the perfect ending to a great flight. The land be beautiful from 5,000 feet! Highly recommend.

Thank Donna G
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HotAirExpeditions, Owner at Hot Air Expeditions, responded to this reviewResponded 4 April 2018

Hello Donna,
Indeed, the land be beautiful from 5,000 feet, well stated! We are so happy to hear that you enjoyed your time with Pilot Al, Todd and the crew! Breakfast in the desert is the only way to wrap up a lovely float over our desert. Thank you for flying with us and taking the time to write a review.

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Reviewed 1 April 2018 via mobile

The best way to go up up and away !
Be sure to go up with Todd and Tommy
Their the greatest!
To Infinity and Beyond !
(5000 ft up and counting )

Thank David S
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HotAirExpeditions, Guest Relations Manager at Hot Air Expeditions, responded to this reviewResponded 2 April 2018

David S.

We are thrilled that you choose Hot Air Expeditions for your flight. Todd and Pilot Tommy are indeed very good with our passengers. We thank you for your kind words and for taking time from your valuable vacation time to express those words.

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