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This sunset hot-air balloon ride in Phoenix meets at Deer Valley Airport. You can choose to upgrade to add on transport to the airport, if you’d like.

At the airport, watch as your pilot and crew prepare the hot-air balloon for flight. Once they’re ready, your balloon takes off.

Enjoy stunning views over the Sonoran Desert, including areas covered in saguaro cacti. Your flight goes as high up as 5,000 feet (1,524 meters).

Back on the ground, sip on Champagne while nibbling hors d'oeuvres. Your tour ends at Deer Valley Airport unless you’ve chosen to upgrade to add transport back to your hotel.
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Traveling the Sonoran Desert by ground just doesn’t give you the same views an aerial vantage point can. Take to the skies during this Phoenix hot-air balloon ride at one of the most stunning times of day: sunset. Along with a flight led by an FAA-licensed pilot, you can enjoy Champagne and hors d'oeuvres after your time in the air.
  • Fly with an FAA-licensed pilot during this Phoenix hot-air balloon sunset ride
  • Views of the Sonoran Desert from 5,000 feet (1,524 meters) in the air
  • Relax after your flight with Champagne and hors d'oeuvres
  • Take home a commemorative flight certificate to remember your experience
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Reviewed 17 April 2018
Birthday Balloon Ride Huge Success!!!

For my husband's 59th I thought what a perfect way to start the day but with a sunset balloon ride! Gorgeous sunrise, Jim was fantastic and Captain Al made the ride so enjoyable! Gave us lots of area info mixed with humor! We felt very...More

Thank Winnie T
HotAirExpeditions, Owner at Hot Air Expeditions, responded to this reviewResponded 17 April 2018

Hello Winnie! It really is worth rising early to fly over our desert, we could not agree more! We are also happy to hear that you enjoyed your time with Pilot Al, Jim, and the crew, we do have some of the best! A champagne...More

Reviewed 23 March 2018
Outstanding Sunset Views and Champagne to Top It Off

Captain Mike and the entire crew were a pleasure to fly with on this amazing sunset hot air balloon ride. It was a slightly windy day, and we waited until it was safe to take off. Captain Mike is a very experienced balloonist and once...More

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HotAirExpeditions, Owner at Hot Air Expeditions, responded to this reviewResponded 29 March 2018

Greetings Restless in Brookfield, We are so pleased that you enjoyed your sunset flight with Pilot Mike. We do have some of the most beautiful sunsets around! There is no better way to top off floating over our beautiful desert than with champagne and delightful...More

Reviewed 21 March 2018
Up, Up and Away with Captain Tommy!

I thought Hot Air Expeditions did a great job in making us feel safe and secure. Alex took care of us at the airport and got us to the launch site. I flew in 1996 and came back to Hot Air Expeditions to take my...More

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HotAirExpeditions, Owner at Hot Air Expeditions, responded to this reviewResponded 24 March 2018

Hello Jo Ann, We are so happy to hear that you all enjoyed your time up in one of our beautiful balloons with Pilot Tommy! It is balloon magic that makes it possible for those of us with a fear of heights to enjoy a...More

Reviewed 14 March 2018 via mobile
Mike England does it all well

The experience was fun from start to finish and Mike and Jesse were always in control. Jesse drove us to the launch site where we met Captain Mike and all helped inflate the balloon. The winds were a bit tricky at the start but Mike...More

Thank John S
HotAirExpeditions, Owner at Hot Air Expeditions, responded to this reviewResponded 16 March 2018

Greetings John, Pilot Mike is quite experienced and we are thrilled that you enjoyed your time with him. Isn't the inflation amazing? And, the only way to complete a hot air ballooning experience is with champagne. Thank you spending some time floating over the desert...More

Reviewed 14 March 2018 via mobile
Beautiful and Fun Sunset Ride

We had Captain Mike England as our pilot. He told us many facts as well as being very funny. The sunset ride was terrific. I was surprised that once you lift up that it is so smooth and quiet and the scenery from up is...More

Thank Bev S
HotAirExpeditions, Owner at Hot Air Expeditions, responded to this reviewResponded 16 March 2018

Greetings Bev, Thank you for spending some time with Pilot Mike, Jesse and the crew. It truly is surprising how quiet and peaceful flying in a hot air balloon is. And, after a fabulous sunset flight, is there any other way to wrap it up...More

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