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Sunset Sonoran Desert Hot Air Balloon Ride from Phoenix provided by Aerogelic Ballooning

Sunset Sonoran Desert Hot Air Balloon Ride from Phoenix

Sunset Sonoran Desert Hot Air Balloon Ride from Phoenix
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About
Watch the sun set over the Sonoran Desert from the vantage point of a hot-air balloon ride and get views you can’t from on the ground. This hot air balloon ride out of Phoenix includes a guide who shares information about local wildlife and history as you ride. Relax with Champagne and gourmet hors d'oeuvres afterward. This experience is perfect for solo travelers, couples, families, and groups.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 4h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
English
Highlights
  • Watch the sun set over the Sonoran Desert on this hot-air balloon ride
  • Flight location handpicked by your pilot depending on wind conditions 
  • Champagne and hors d'oeuvres provided after your flight 
  • Take-home souvenir postcards
What to expect
  • Meet for this sunset Sonoran Desert hot-air balloon ride in Phoenix. You and your group enjoy transportation to the launch location, which varies depending on weather. Once your hot air balloon is ready, you board the basket with your group, and launch into the air. Your balloon soars high above the Sonoran Desert for awesome views of the landscape and sunset. Your guide points out flora, fauna, and wildlife as you soar, and dives into the history of the desert. When you touch back down on the ground, enjoy hors d'oeuvres with Champagne before your tour ends where it began in Phoenix. You receive take-home souvenir postcards to remember your trip by.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 4h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Available languages
English
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Highlights
  • Watch the sun set over the Sonoran Desert on this hot-air balloon ride
  • Flight location handpicked by your pilot depending on wind conditions 
  • Champagne and hors d'oeuvres provided after your flight 
  • Take-home souvenir postcards
What to expect
  • Meet for this sunset Sonoran Desert hot-air balloon ride in Phoenix. You and your group enjoy transportation to the launch location, which varies depending on weather. Once your hot air balloon is ready, you board the basket with your group, and launch into the air. Your balloon soars high above the Sonoran Desert for awesome views of the landscape and sunset. Your guide points out flora, fauna, and wildlife as you soar, and dives into the history of the desert. When you touch back down on the ground, enjoy hors d'oeuvres with Champagne before your tour ends where it began in Phoenix. You receive take-home souvenir postcards to remember your trip by.
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 18161P4
Call +44 12 2492 8241
Important information
Inclusions
  • Champagne with gourmet hors d'oeuvres
  • Souvenir postcards
  • Bottled water
  • Beverages
Exclusions
  • Souvenir Champagne flute (available to purchase)
  • Gratuities
Duration
4h
Departure details
  • Happy Valley Towne Center, 2501 W Happy Valley Rd, Phoenix, AZ 85085, USA 2501 W. Happy Valley Rd., Phoenix, AZ. Starbucks is located across the parking lot of Lowes Home Improvement
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not recommended for travellers with back problems
  • Not recommended for pregnant travellers
  • No open toed shoes or high heels
  • Dress comfortable to temperature outside with light jacket
  • Due to comfort and weight / balance of the aircraft, passengers weighing over 220. will be required to pay additional fees. This is payable directly to the tour operator on the day of the tour.
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Travellers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • No recent surgeries
  • Not recommended for travelers with hip, leg,knee, foot issues
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 11 travellers
Inclusions
  • Champagne with gourmet hors d'oeuvres
  • Souvenir postcards
  • Bottled water
  • Beverages
Exclusions
  • Souvenir Champagne flute (available to purchase)
  • Gratuities
Departure details
  • Happy Valley Towne Center, 2501 W Happy Valley Rd, Phoenix, AZ 85085, USA 2501 W. Happy Valley Rd., Phoenix, AZ. Starbucks is located across the parking lot of Lowes Home Improvement
Duration
4h
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not recommended for travellers with back problems
  • Not recommended for pregnant travellers
  • No open toed shoes or high heels
  • Dress comfortable to temperature outside with light jacket
  • Due to comfort and weight / balance of the aircraft, passengers weighing over 220. will be required to pay additional fees. This is payable directly to the tour operator on the day of the tour.
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Travellers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • No recent surgeries
  • Not recommended for travelers with hip, leg,knee, foot issues
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 11 travellers
Travel safe during COVID-19
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Gear/equipment sanitised between use
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Gear/equipment sanitised between use
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitised
Itinerary
  • You'll start at
    Happy Valley Towne Center
    2501 W Happy Valley Rd, Phoenix, AZ 85085, USA
    2501 W. Happy Valley Rd., Phoenix, AZ. Starbucks is located across the parking lot of Lowes Home Improvement
    See address & details
  • Pass by
    Camelback Mountain
    McDowell Mountain Regional Park
    Aerogelic Ballooning
    Aerogelic Ballooning
  • You'll return to the starting point
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4.0
13 reviews
Excellent
9
Very good
1
Average
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Poor
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Terrible
2

Curious Traveler
New England137 contributions
Not a good experience...Safety Concerns
You can only hope this was a bad day for the company, but all signs point to a company in need of customer service training, safety training for staff and updated equipment. Our experience has too many red flags to share. Please do your research before choosing a ballooning company. We learned that the best price does not equal quality and safety. Proceed with extreme caution if you choose this company.
Written 10 May 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Mitzi H
Miami, FL1 contribution
Disappointment
Honestly we were super excited about this experience and it was all disappointment. I reached out to the team via messages from trip advisor to make sure were all set as I saw other reviews that did have their reservation wasn’t correct. As I didn’t hear from them. I then called them multiple times to verify, I constantly got their voicemail. finally I got a call back from heather who completely got me confused with another person trying to book a reservation, she continuously kept saying we’re booked solid when I had a confirmation. Finally, we were able to come to the same conclusion that I’m my ticket was valid and I was all set.

Now today of our hott air balloon adventure, I get a call saying our trip was cancelled due to weather issues “apparently too windy”. I missed the phone call and received this in voicemail. In the voicemail they also notified me to call them back to reschedule. I called back maybe 15 times since my missed phone called and received a message that the voicemail was full. As you can imagine that’s extremely frustrating as hott air balloons aren’t cheap and I am unable to get a hold of anyone or leave a voicemail.

After a few hours had passed and over 15 phone calls, faith from the hott air balloon called back and insisted nothing was wrong with voicemail being full and their was nothing for them to do. Just to call trip advisor and get a refund.

Overall, terrible customer service for an adventure we were so excited to embark with them. If I have any suggestions, please use a different company.
Written 21 March 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Aerogelic1
I’m sorry there was confusions on our end. You had never mentioned you had booked with a third party which is why I was confused. Unfortunately there are also other customers we have to help when canceling flights as well so we can’t always answer the phone. We have been running into a voicemail problem since we are so busy when the deleted mail gets full even though the inbox is empty it won’t let customers leave a message. We have notified all staff of this issue now and hopefully it won’t happen again! Unfortunately we can’t control the weather and it is always an issue You need to take into consideration when booking a Hot Air Balloon flight. We would love the opportunity to make this better anyway we can. Thanks
Written 22 March 2021
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Steff-la-cheff
Geneva, Switzerland4 contributions
Like hell - COMME L’ENFER
If you want to put your life and wellbeing of your family on the line and pay for it, this is the place to go. The combination of disregarding the simplest safety rules, coupled with aggression and arrogance of the team turns your stomach at the sight of the material. The handling of criticism and failure to provide service makes this company truly unique in Arizona. Welcome to hell! Alternatively take another company in the area of Phoenix. There are professionals too offering safety, pleasure and service for the same price.
Written 9 March 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Aerogelic1
You never even came and flew with us... we never had the opportunity to provide our service to you... So how can you possibly say such horrible things about our service and company, if you never even tried what we offer?
Written 10 March 2021
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Delaney C
10 contributions
Check that off the bucket list!
Jan 2021 • Couples
A breathtaking (literally) experience! Went up 5,000 feet in the balloon with the crew and 10 other people. Amazing to see the process and fly through the air.

The team really seemed to know what they were doing and the champagne toast afterward was delightful. Beautiful views of the desert + downtown and the sunset.
Written 11 January 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Amanda B
1 contribution
Amazing!
Jan 2021 • Solo
Fantastic group, real down to earth talk! Awesome time! Just remember, its up to the wind to determine your flight!
Written 7 January 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

FazeyinAZ
Tucson, AZ3 contributions
WOWzers! Awesome!
Feb 2020
We booked for the Feb 9th, Saturday sunset ride and thoroughly enjoyed it! Charlie was our pilot and Murphy was our driver. Check in at the meeting point was easy and quick. An easy drive to the take off spot. There were a lot of balloons taking off that day. We were up in the air in no time! Murphy does take great pics of us in the gondola as we are lifting off. Charlie gave us great instructions for take off and landing. He also infotains while in the air.
We're glad we took the tour! Yes! Absolutely --Do this! Live it up! The smiles and great vibes last beyond the time in the air. Great memories and quite an exhilarating time! A grand way to celebrate a birthday and welcome home from Afghanistan. Live it up! Smile and laugh it up!
Written 11 February 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Alex
2 contributions
Balloon ride
Dec 2019 • Family
We had a great time. The pilot and his wife were both nice. 10/10 would recommend. We had a champagne toast when we landed.
Written 19 January 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Grisel P
5 contributions
Great experience, one less of my bucjket list!
Nov 2019
I went to Phoenix for a sales training and had a late flight so I booked a last minute balloon ride for sunset. It was gorgeous!!! Share the ride with a young couple with 2 girls from Costa Rica. Shane was a great pilot!
Written 21 November 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Janice P
1 contribution
Absolutely awesome!
Nov 2019
It was something I never thought about doing and since I'm 80 years old
this year, I never expected to do. But visiting relatives invited me to go
along and I loved it. Shane and his crew were amazing. I did not feel
nervous or worried. We topped out at 10,000 feet which he said was
the highest for this year so far. With 2 hip replacements and a knee
replacement, they were concerned that the landing might be too much
for me, but it was no problem. The views were beautiful and the
champagne toast afterwards with Shane, Missy, and crew was the perfect ending.
Written 18 November 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Matt L
Fair Oaks, CA157 contributions
First Balloon up, last one down!
Jan 2018 • Couples
My daughter made me take my GF for a balloon ride. I recommend you do the same. Shane was the pilot and really took good care of us.
Written 2 April 2018
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Thank you for your 5 star review ;-) We try very hard to show ourselves as the best in the industry, and maintain perfect safety. Its helps to have customers tell other how they felt we achieve these goals. We look forward to showing your friends and family the same great experience.
Written 9 April 2018
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

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samanthasM5470WH
samanthasM5470WH
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Awful. Disappointed.
Unfortunately we misunderstood the listings on the website and thought we paid for a private ride, but once realizi
938waltf
938waltf
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You can do better
Ride itself was great however the operator of the balloon was vulgar multiple times on his radio for all customers
gregpN53KW
gregpN53KW
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Amazing experience a must do!
Aerogelic Ballooning was a great company to go with and Shane our pilot and his helpers Rick and Daniel were all VE
jaycionv
jaycionv
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Horrible
I’m very upset with this because first they canceled the day before due to weather saying rain… but absolutely no r
ADWL91
ADWL91
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Awesome company
This company is awesome. My daughter wanted to marry in a hot air balloon and they worked with us to make her day
tonyfP2857LE
tonyfP2857LE
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Very fun and exciting!
Did a Valentine's day flight and we had tricky winds. The best part was because the flight crew was local we saw al
1lionking
1lionking
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Dragged 100 Yards, But Was Safe
I was excited to go on a hot air balloon ride with my child. We met at Starbucks. There was another couple riding w
Resort305184
Resort305184
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Horrible experience!
Wow! Where to start? This was such a bad experience from the very beginning cramped van ride smelling of cigarettes
torrieb896
torrieb896
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Birthday Blues
My husband book the tour for my 50 birthday as a bucket list check off. We were told to arrive at 5:00 am we arrive
F6347UFjeffs
F6347UFjeffs
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Had a few problems
We enjoyed our hot air balloon ride. The pilot was very friendly, we had a long flight and a smoothe landing. We
aleenaluisier
aleenaluisier
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Amazing Scenic Ride, A Must-Try Experience!
Very friendly and professional crew! I was a little nervous before the trip as this was my first time ballooning, b
Ron H
Ron H
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Terrible!!
If you want to spoil your holiday, contact this company. Otherwise, look for other businesses to fulfill your dream
Sherpa155862
Sherpa155862
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God awful customer service with Misi. I was rescheduled twice, then called a third time to be rescheduled again aft
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_Val_000000000000000
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Terrible communication and absolute worst customer service- BEWARE
I booked a Sunrise balloon ride for my husband's Christmas present. We were visiting AZ from out of town and our ri
shanem44
shanem44
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WORST EXPERIENCE & CUSTOMER SERVICE
My wife planned a wonderful Christmas surprise and gave me a sunrise hot air balloon tour over Phoenix as my gift.
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