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Hot Air Expeditions

Rated the Best Balloon Flight in Phoenix for 21 years by Fodor's Travel
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Hot Air Expeditions … Fly over the Sonoran Desert!

The Sonoran Desert is one of the foremost areas for hot air ballooning in the entire world. Come and see why! Hot Air Expeditions has been rated the “Best Balloon Flight in Phoenix” for 21 years by Fodor’s Travel.

Your journey begins with the viewing of the inflation of the balloon, where you will first get a glimpse of how large these gentle giants are up close and personal! Upon the conclusion of the inflation, your pilot will whisk you away in the basket for your approximate one hour flight. During the breathtaking journey, you will enjoy floating at different elevations, from up to 5,000 feet in the air for a gorgeous overview of the Sonoran Desert, to within feet of the ground and the giant saguaro cacti that scatter the valley of the sun, to catch a glimpse of local wildlife and plant life. It is very common to see jackrabbits, quail, coyote and even javalinas.

Upon landing you are greeted in the traditional manner with flutes of chilled champagne, and almost magically tables with linens and china appear, right in the heart of the desert – a hint to the treat you are about to enjoy! Post-flight you will enjoy cuisine catered by the award-winning Vincent’s on Camelback, and be presented with flight certificates to take home to commemorate your journey.

Morning flights are available daily, year-round, and afternoon flights are available seasonally, November – March. FAA certified, uniformed, insured. Individuals and groups are welcome, hotel transfers available.

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Hot Air Expeditions: Safety is the #1 Priority

Your safety is always their number one priority, and Hot Air Expeditions is committed to only flying in safe conditions and balloons. They will not launch a balloon when it is too windy, or in unstable weather conditions. Each Hot Air Expeditions pilot has hundreds of hours of hot air balloon flying experience, as well as a Federal Aviation Administration Certified Pilot’s License. So, rest assured, you are in great hands!

Hot Air Expeditions: Book Your Tour

To make a reservation with Hot Air Expeditions, please call 480-502-6999 or 1-800-831-7610 or you can visit them online.  Morning hot air balloon flights are available daily, year-round, and afternoon flights are available seasonally, November – March. Hotel transfers are available so, be sure to let them know what hotel you are staying at.


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