Arizona Balloon Safaris
Arizona Balloon Safaris
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Join your host, Randy Long for an adventure above it all with a desert discovery tour by hot air balloon. Randy has personally flown over 20,000 delighted passengers since 1986. He has flown Shakira, Susan St. James and Mr. J.W. Marriott's 80th birthday party. You can be his next celebrity!
Phoenix, United States

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Travelers' Choice
2023

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Daniel S
Oak Park, IL2 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Couples
Being in a long, rectangular basket with 8 separate "cubicles" (4 on each side), it seemed like it would be a good idea (everyone more spread out...less likely to block each other's views). Unfortunately the basket never rotated. Our side stayed fixed facing east (nothing to see but flat land and subdivisions), while the west side passengers had continuous, full views of mountains, a reservoir/lake, a marina, and various other points of interest that our pilot pointed out. if we were 6 ft tall we probably could have seen over the heads of the folks on the west side of the basket but being 5'8'' (and my wife 5'2") it was a lost cause. It wasn't the $400 experience I had hoped to give my wife on Valentines Day.
Written February 28, 2024
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Sean M
2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Couples
Excellent experience! Staff was friendly, fun and organized. We departed on time and had about an hour long balloon ride. Went high just like I wanted. 6000 feet above the ground looking across the valley was beautiful and amazing. Really enjoyed watching and taking part in the balloon setup prior to launch. Overall a really fun and positive experience! Highly recommend!
Written February 27, 2024
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Mike D
1 contribution
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Couples
First, I received an email a day or two before our launch day that the meeting spot had changed from one Fry’s to another, I don’t normally check my email daily, but by chance I did the night before launch, had I not checked it, we would have missed it. You should have called not rely on email. Secondly, we did not even go higher than a couple hundred feet, even though other balloons were going high up in the sky. Isn’t that what hot air ballooning is about? Thirdly, you state four hours, but we were up in the air for exactly one hour. We spent more time waiting and eating a microwaved breakfast than we did in the air. Fourthly, we covered exactly 3.8 miles in that hour. The scenery was beautiful, but I expected to fly further than 3.8 miles, I understand the wind has something to do with that but when you average 100 feet altitude you’re not catching the wind. The pilot was more concerned about hitting his landing spot than giving us an aerial tour. I know I wasn’t the only one complaining about this all.
Written February 27, 2024
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Nomad02284424136
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Couples
This was a huge bucket list check! It was so exciting to watch the balloon inflate and climb aboard. It is a very smooth take off. Lovely views. Very knowledgeable pilot! Good breakfast and nice opportunities for souvenirs. Our van driver, Earl, was a crack up. Very entertaining! Highly recommend!
Written February 21, 2024
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Louis R
4 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Friendly knowledgeable staff. Smooth ride with great landing but too short for us. We didn’t seem to get very high either.
Written February 19, 2024
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Guide826400
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Family
The Sunrise Hot Air Balloon Ride in Phoenix with breakfast was spectacular. The tour was organized perfectly. We had a lot of fun. Recommend. Everybody has to try it!
Written February 19, 2024
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Aaron L
1 contribution
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2024 • Couples
The flight is amazing and the balloon is spacious, however the scheduling and customer service is horrible. We had a family emergency that kept us from going the first time we scheduled that involved the police. We offered documentation as an explanation and hoped they wouldn't be predatory. They doubled the price as a "convenience fee" or they would cancel our reservation completely. We didn't sleep in. We were up until almost 2am and still called non stop to ask if we could reschedule. No answer, no follow up. Go with a different company. This one is predatory at best and not worth the risk.
Written February 5, 2024
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Karen L
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Solo
My first time riding a hot air balloon was a great success thanks to the dedication the crew and pilot displayed. I went solo and can definitely recommend this experience. Solo or in a twosome, you're bound to enjoy the experience. The views are incredible. The ride was a breeze. We were floating. It is quite peaceful. We were forwarned about different landings we might experience and landed with a few very gentle bumps. Afterwards you are treated to a simply elegant breakfast consisting of a chef prepared vegetable quiche, a sausage, cresante, some grapes and your choice of orange juice/champagne/mimosa (combination of the two).
Written February 4, 2024
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Teri K
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2023 • Family
Arizona Balloon Safaris is the very best! Captain Scott and Crew Chief Earl are top notch professionals. Caring and knowledgeable, they made my experience in the sky simply amazing. The breakfast in the desert was well laid out and delicious. Topping that off with a Champagne toast, a neat little certificate and cheers from the crew made for a fantastic time that I'll never forget.
Written January 5, 2024
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Carlos A
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2023 • Solo
One of a kind experience in one’s life. The crew was very kin, friendly, prepared and knowledgeable about all procedures. At the end there’s a breakfast to enjoy with the crew and whoever you came with. Truly an experience to repeat!
Written December 30, 2023
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