Take a magic carpet ride with Hot Air Expeditions as you soar over the gorgeous Sonoran desert in a Hot Air Balloon.
Your Arizona Balloon adventure begins when you meet the ballooning crew at the Deer Valley Airport in North Phoenix. Here you are taken under their wing and shuttled to your desert launch site, which varies daily based on wind conditions. Upon arrival, the hot air balloon has already begun its inflation, where the pilot uses a gas burner to heat the air inside the balloon envelope to about 212 degrees. Because hot air is lighter and less dense than the cooler air around the balloon, the heated air causes the balloon to rise.