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Sunrise Temecula Balloon Flight provided by California Dreamin' Balloon Adventures

Sunrise Temecula Balloon Flight

Sunrise Temecula Balloon Flight
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96% of travellers recommend this experience
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Tour snapshot
Watch the sun rise above the wineries of Temecula from the air
Duration:
3h 30m
Taking Covid-19 safety measures
Group size:
50
Ticket type:
Mobile
  • Duration:
    3h 30m
  • Taking Covid-19 safety measures
  • Group size:
    50
  • Ticket type:
    Mobile
About
Take flight in a hot air balloon as the sun rises on this trip that leaves from a winery in Temecula, Calif. Glide over citrus groves and vineyards and look across the horizon at mountains while floating in your balloon. An FAA-licensed, fully certified pilot serves as your guide. After landing, you return to the vineyard to enjoy a light breakfast with mimosas in a private rose garden.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 3h 30m
  • Mobile tickets accepted
Cancellation policy
  • All sales are final and incur 100% cancellation penalties.
Available languages
English
Highlights
  • Hot air balloon ride is a good activity for couples
  • Relax with a light breakfast on the vineyard grounds
  • Choose an alternate date or full refund if canceled due to poor weather
What to expect
Head to Vindemia Winery in Temecula’s wine region for this hot air balloon adventure. There, watch the crew inflate your hot air balloon before you board the basket with an FAA-licensed, fully certified pilot. During this early morning ride, gently float among the clouds above the area’s abundant vineyards and rolling hills, while catching the sun rise over the mountains. Then, touch down a few miles away from your starting point and be driven back to the private vineyard for a light breakfast with mimosas in an on-site rose garden. If the ride is canceled due to poor weather, you are given the option of an alternate date or full refund of the ride.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 3h 30m
  • Mobile tickets accepted
Available languages
English
Cancellation policy
  • All sales are final and incur 100% cancellation penalties.
Highlights
  • Hot air balloon ride is a good activity for couples
  • Relax with a light breakfast on the vineyard grounds
  • Choose an alternate date or full refund if canceled due to poor weather
What to expect
Head to Vindemia Winery in Temecula’s wine region for this hot air balloon adventure. There, watch the crew inflate your hot air balloon before you board the basket with an FAA-licensed, fully certified pilot. During this early morning ride, gently float among the clouds above the area’s abundant vineyards and rolling hills, while catching the sun rise over the mountains. Then, touch down a few miles away from your starting point and be driven back to the private vineyard for a light breakfast with mimosas in an on-site rose garden. If the ride is canceled due to poor weather, you are given the option of an alternate date or full refund of the ride.
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 12452P1
Important information
Inclusions
  • All taxes, fees and handling charges
  • Glass of Champagne
  • Orange Juice
  • Entry/Admission - California Dreamin' Balloon Adventures
Exclusions
  • Gratuities
Duration
3h 30m
Departure details
  • 33133 Vista Del Monte Rd, Temecula, CA 92591, USA You will see a sign that says California Dreamin' Balloon Adventures and Vindemia Winery on your left. Pull in to the parking lot and follow the signs for check in at Vindemia Winery Tasting Area.
Additional information
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Minimum drinking age is 21 years
  • For safety reasons, one person cannot exceed 300lbs,
  • It is recommended that you wear casual, dark clothing
  • Unable to accommodate individuals with severe physical limitations
  • Unable to accommodate pregnant women
  • When booking, it is important to provide a working cell phone number, rather than a home phone number, in case there are last minute changes due to changing weather conditions
  • Not recommended for travellers with back problems
  • Not recommended for pregnant travellers
  • Most travellers can participate
  • 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 50 travellers
Inclusions
  • All taxes, fees and handling charges
  • Glass of Champagne
  • Orange Juice
  • Entry/Admission - California Dreamin' Balloon Adventures
Exclusions
  • Gratuities
Departure details
  • 33133 Vista Del Monte Rd, Temecula, CA 92591, USA You will see a sign that says California Dreamin' Balloon Adventures and Vindemia Winery on your left. Pull in to the parking lot and follow the signs for check in at Vindemia Winery Tasting Area.
Duration
3h 30m
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point
Additional information
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Minimum drinking age is 21 years
  • For safety reasons, one person cannot exceed 300lbs,
  • It is recommended that you wear casual, dark clothing
  • Unable to accommodate individuals with severe physical limitations
  • Unable to accommodate pregnant women
  • When booking, it is important to provide a working cell phone number, rather than a home phone number, in case there are last minute changes due to changing weather conditions
  • Not recommended for travellers with back problems
  • Not recommended for pregnant travellers
  • Most travellers can participate
  • 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 50 travellers
Travel safe during COVID-19
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Face masks required for travellers in public areas
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Face masks required for travellers in public areas
  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
  • Face masks provided for travellers
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitised
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
Itinerary
  • You'll start at
    33133 Vista Del Monte Rd
    33133 Vista Del Monte Rd, Temecula, CA 92591, USA
    You will see a sign that says California Dreamin' Balloon Adventures and Vindemia Winery on your left. Pull in to the parking lot and follow the signs for check in at Vindemia Winery Tasting Area.
    See address & details
  • 1
    California Dreamin' Balloon Adventures
    Stop: 3 hours - Admission included
    See details
  • 2
    Vindemia Estate Winery
    Stop: 45 minutes
    See details
  • You'll return to the starting point
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Sweet&Salty
Orange County, CA827 contributions
Who knew that flying a hot air balloon was so intricate in many levels? Not only is it necessary to start in the wee hours of the morning when the winds are the calmest in a day and temperatures mild, it also requires a whole crew to set up and find the right spot to take off. What determines that perfect location is figuring out the direction of the wind and that in itself takes serious skill and years of experience.

We were a bit nervous that morning due to strong winds in the forecast but we were assured our flight was a go. After checking in at Vindemia Winery before sunrise, we all boarded our coaster van while lugging behind us all the equipment for this adventure we were about to embark on. A few stops were made until the captain decided on the ideal location to set up for our flight. And as all of that unraveled before our eyes, we were all in awe of the whole operation especially when we started seeing other balloons take flight before us. Alas, our turn has come and off we went up, up, and away. It felt like a dream as I saw everything shrink below our basket. The view up there was breathtaking.

It was a good hour until we landed. It wasn't the easiest landing due to the wind but somehow our captain made it happen, maybe less smooth than usual with our basket almost tipping over but the adrenaline rush and mimosa in the end made up for it. Wow, what a ride!
Written 1 May 2022
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

SGailM
Grand Cayman37 contributions
Mar 2020
A hot air balloon ride has been a dream of mine for years, but I didn't think my husband would ever agree to join me. For our 30th anniversary, he suggested we try it out. We decided to splurge on the private balloon ride for two and after reading the reviews, we chose California Dreamin'.
We started out early with Joe picking us up at our hotel to take us to Vindemia winery. He was friendly and informative and by the way, I hope you did well on your private balloon pilot license exam, Joe!
At the winery we were introduced to our pilot, Josh, and away we all went with Joe to find a good launch spot. We coordinated with the big group and their pilot to find a good spot and we had chosen a challenging day for winds.
Everyone assured my husband that his fear of heights wouldn't be a problem. Just look at the horizon! They were right. He enjoyed the trip as much as I did. It was truly a beautiful experience, floating through the air! Josh communicated with the other pilot and with Joe on the ground, while always telling us what he was doing and why. He pointed out points of interest and patiently answered our questions.
We felt completely safe the entire trip and at the end he showed us the stats, which his phone had tracked, of our trajectory, elevation and time in the air. He was not only a pilot, but a superb tour guide.
The team worked very well together to launch both balloons and again on our descent, like a well oiled machine.
I had my camera and my phone for photos, but that's all you need. You won't need a purse.
Dress warmly for the early morning sunrise flights, as it's very chilly before the sun comes up. I felt warmer in the air than on the ground. They gave us blankets for the time we were waiting in the cold to get launched.
Wear shoes that are comfortable to stand in for at least an hour!
We were given champagne while the crew packed up the equipment, and again at the champagne breakfast at the winery.
For an anniversary gift we were given a bottle of lovely red wine that was made by one of the pilots who is also a winemaker. I thought that was a nice touch!
I highly recommend California Dreamin' Balloon Adventures and the Temecula sunrise flight!
Written 11 March 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Wow! Thank you so much for this kind and detailed review of our staff and team. We do work hard on each and every adventure to make sure our guests are completely happy and have the time of their lives! Please be sure to visit us again someday soon!
Written 15 March 2020
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Alan M
Tarpon Springs, FL55 contributions
Aug 2021
This was not the first balloon ride I have taken, but it was the first one for my wife, my son and his wife. My wife has always wanted to take a balloon ride and this was a good opportunity while we were in California. My wife and son are both leery of heights, but they had no difficulties in the balloon basket. Getting in and out of the basket was not exactly simple for my wife since she had a knee replacement back in December, but she managed. Actually getting out was more difficult than getting in. The last ride I took was in the desert of Arizona and had somewhat more interesting landscape since we traveled a distance and watched some of the desert animals. The ride in Temecula was great, but the landscape was not the most interesting, especially since we did not travel any great distance while we were up. We were fortunate to have a great pilot that is also an instructor. We went as high as 2,000 feet and it was literally like floating on air. Everyone in the group enjoyed the ride and it was worth getting up so early since we got to see a magnificent sunrise. California Dreamin' did a great job and I would not hesitate to use their service again.
Written 13 August 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Mariam S
1 contribution
May 2021 • Couples
I appreciate how educated our pilot was regarding the weather conditions and navigating the hot air balloon. He explained the whole process to us which eased my anxiety regarding flying. We met up at 5AM and I would highly recommend making sure you have enough time for coffee in the morning. Our flight was an hour long with complimentary mimosas afterwards. It was my birthday celebration so they gifted me with a bottle of wine from the owners winery which was very very sweet! Overall amazing experience and I would highly recommend them for anyone else interested in going on a hot air balloon ride in Temecula.
Written 31 May 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Amin S
1 contribution
Jul 2020
They are many people here writing reviews about not getting a ride and not getting their money back either. WARNING please AVOID this place. They charged me $420 and they didn't give me a ride. They told me they put me on standby list but I read reviews about people who were in standby list for a YEAR until they got their ride. They are really nice when they want to charge you but they become really rude when you try to reschedule another time
Written 6 July 2020
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GailBradley
We were so sorry that you missed your flight on July 4th. We had those seats available for you and they were empty when we flew our balloon that morning. We know that things happen, but also turned away a lot of passengers for those seats. According to our policy, which you confirmed, we do not offer refunds for no-shows. We did offer you a stand-by for a future flight to be understanding in these trying times. The flight was beautiful that day and we wish that you had made it, as you confirmed over the phone with me the day before that you would.
Written 8 July 2020
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

AshleyCircus
Palm Springs, CA3 contributions
May 2022 • Friends
What an unforgettable experience! I spent a VERY long time researching options before booking with California Dreamin' and I am so glad I did. This company is everything you should be looking for when making the decision to try this once in a lifetime experience. They are 100% safety-oriented while being personable, reassuring and even more importantly, they know how to share their passion with you and you can feel their love for ballooning (and top notch customer service) in everything they do.

There is a huge team involved in getting every balloon off the ground and then landing them again safely and each and every person you come in contact with is friendly, welcoming and passionate.

I can't say enough good things about Dillon, our pilot. He was wonderful - from chauffeur to pilot to bartender and storyteller, he knows his stuff and has a way about him that would make even the most nervous participant feel safe and comfortable. Thank you for all of your kindness and all of the interesting information you shared throughout the trip.

The views are stunning, the feeling of peacefulness is overwhelming and the overall experience is one you will never forget. If you are still hesitating, don't! California Dreamin' may not be the least expensive choice but they are absolutely worth every penny spent. Thank you for the unforgettable, magical memories!
Written 10 May 2022
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David B
All of us here at California Dreamin' are so glad that we could give you such a memorable experience. I'll be sure to let Dillon know how much you appreciated his service and stories! Thank you for sharing with us and we hope to see you up in the sky again.
Written 12 May 2022
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Bob M
3 contributions
May 2021
My wife and I went up on May 4th and thoroughly enjoyed the flight. Our pilot was extremely knowledgeable about the history of ballooning and of the surrounding area. He is very experienced and shared more than I can remember. He is the owner of the company.
From the crew to the staff booking the flight to the pilots they are very professional.
They are very concerned with safety. We originally were booked for March 31st, but due to high winds we could not go up, then again on April 3rd, but the fog was too thick to be safe. We held off to try again until we thought the weather was better and had a great time!
We had champagne served after the flight which was totally unexpected.
Everyone that went up that day loved the experience!
I highly recommend California Dreamin’ Hot Air Balloon Tours for a great way to view the wine country of Temecula. Sincerely, Bob Manning
Written 6 May 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Jennifer T
Tucson, AZ82 contributions
Aug 2021
Annivesary balloon ride, could not have been a better time. Dylan the pilot (also owner's son) was very calm and knowledgeable and I was confident in his skills after speaking with him. Entire process from t he 5 am show time to the traditional champagne toast was smooth. The balloon staff who blew up and took down the balloon worked with precision to get us up for the lovely sunrise. And we got a free bottle of wine due to our anniversary along with photos by the staff. Can I give this 6 stars?? Highly recommend. Yes its a little pricy but its a once in a lifetime experience for me so its definitely worth it. NOTE: someone on our basket got a little peaked mid-flight, it does get a little hot if you are under the burner so make sure you are hydrated (like maybe dont drink a bunch of wine the night before) or if you think you are going to be air sick take a position away from right under the burner.
Written 31 August 2021
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Maricruz C
Los Angeles, CA4 contributions
Jan 2021 • Family
My favorite part of the balloon ride was the amazing views of Temecula Valley, the sunrise was breathtaking, my 11 year old daughter, my friends and I really enjoyed it! Plus, the service we got from David the owner of the company was totally and absolutely unique. We were the highest balloon up in the sky, he was flying in between the olive trees, and he was telling us about the history of Temecula. He’s a very knowledgeable guy and that made the ride more fun! Completely worth it!
I highly recommend to get a private fly!
Written 11 January 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

SushiPatrick
9 contributions
Oct 2020
Great, friendly experience. This was my second time in a hot air balloon; the previous time I took my grandma up in one for her 80th birthday over Del Mar. This time, however, I was able to see exactly how the tarps are laid, the balloons are inflated, and how they are guided via landing lines once the ride is over. Josh was our pilot, and he made everyone happy when he replied "13 years" to my query of "How long have you been doing this?" We had a great flight, though didn't move to far from our takeoff site, because the winds were very mild; but then again, we didn't want too much wind blowing us all over the place! The ground crew really earn their pay, and everyone was friendly. We also met some cool people, enjoyed some mimosas & extra champagne after the flight. Lastly, we took advantage of 2-for-1 wine tasting tickets, and returned to the Windemia Winery around noon, and did some more tasting!
Written 9 October 2020
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David B
So glad you were able to spend your day with us! We love what we do. Thanks so much for the kind words.
Written 10 October 2020
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TravelGypsy2019
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Amazing ride!
We had an incredible experience. It was amazing how we gracefully lifted off the ground and the landing was just as
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Wonderful experience!
We enjoyed flying with California Dreamin' Balloon Adventures so much the first time that we just went back again f
agdimercesr
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Amazing
Beautiful, fantastic and amazing!!! David and his staff did a great job! Beautiful sight and the best weather
mightyjoevu
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Easter weekend
We had a great experience on our ballon ride. Our pilot was very knowledgeable about the history of Temecula and of
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Hot air balloon
I decided to celebrate my birthday like that! You feel a chill in your stomach and a lot of peace at the same time
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Amazing Experience
This was a great experience! We had a stunning day with blur skies for miles. Plus the whole event was a family aff
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Christmas gift from the kids
We highly recommend taking a balloon ride with California Dreaming. Dylan was our captain and he did a terrific job
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Highlight of our Trip!
We loved our flight with California Dreamin and highly recommend them for anyone who is thinking of taking a hot ai
Groze17
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Excellent Adventure and Service
Wonderful experience exactly as advertised. Prompt pick up at 5:05am and transport to the family winery to meet oth
Pam B
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Fabulous trip!
We had a wonderful experience with California Dreamin balloon Rides. We launched before sunrise and were able to e
Joe V
Joe V
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An Amazing Experience for my Family and I
As I recently retired form the Navy I wanted to take my family to one of my old Duty stations so we traveled to San
Mark G
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top of the world
Excellent trip! would do it again. showed family the valley and surroundings. beautiful day. Very proffessional.
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Fabulous Balloon Ride
My husband booked a morning trip while his 17 year-old granddaughter was visiting. They loved everything about the
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Flying High!
Everything about this experience was fantastic. I highly recommend booking with this company!! Safety is their #1
womanking
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Bucket list item checked off!
My mom and I had a fantastic experience! It’s definitely an early day, but so worth it. Everything went smoothly fr
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