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Address: 781 Air Park Way, Suite A2, Cottonwood, AZ 86326
Phone Number:
+1 928-399-9833
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07:00 - 19:00
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Sun - Sat 07:00 - 19:00
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
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Hot air balloon flights are meant to take in panoramic views and vistas of...

Hot air balloon flights are meant to take in panoramic views and vistas of the surrounding natural beauty. That is why Verde Valley Balloons flies in the Cottonwood area, 20 miles south of Sedona, not in the Red Rocks area.

To see the Red Rocks, we suggest taking a jeep tour. There's no better way to get up close and personal with the rock formations. But if you'd like to experience extraordinary views (depending upon the weather and wind direction) of Mingus mountain, the Verde River, the Prescott National Forest, Tuzigoot National Monument, Jerome, Cottonwood, or sites as far away as Sedona and even the San Francisco peaks at the base of the Colorado Plateau near Flagstaff, you will want to fly with Verde Valley Balloons in Cottonwood because you simply can't see those vistas anywhere else!

Additionally, because of the location we fly, we are able to fly more days per year and in more varied directions than our competitors closer to Sedona simply because of the geography of our flying area. This allows us to keep our costs down and allows us to pass those savings on to you.

Of course, you could pay almost $50 more per person to fly closer in to Sedona if you wish, but why do that when you can fly with us to see the vistas from up high, then take a jeep tour of the red rocks area and have a more enjoyable and adventurous day at almost the same price as a balloon ride with our competitors.

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Verde Valley Hot Air Balloon Ride
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Great Christmas Get away!

With such a short notice, we weren't sure we could get a reservation, but the staff was great in accommodating the 6 of us! The trip was fantastic with great views, accommodating... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
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Charlotte, North Carolina
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Charlotte, North Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

With such a short notice, we weren't sure we could get a reservation, but the staff was great in accommodating the 6 of us! The trip was fantastic with great views, accommodating staff and an even better 'balloon' tour guide, Don! He was very knowledgeable, had great stories and was as much fun as the balloon ride itself! We would... More 

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Thank SASTA328
BalloonRideOwner, Owner at Verde Valley Balloons, responded to this review

We are so glad you had such an awesome experience and we truly appreciate the spectacular review. Don is quite the character isn't he? Being able to accommodate guests, even on short notice, is kind of baked into our DNA. Its part of our mission statement to introduce as many people as possible to Hot Air Ballooning. We look forward... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Helpful staff. Nice view if you are lucky with weather. Nice experience overall. Downside: dragged on at the end with them taking more time than we expected to wrap it up.

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Thank gprakashnarayan
BalloonRideOwner, Owner at Verde Valley Balloons, responded to this review

Thank you so much for you review. We are so glad you had such an awesome experience. Come back and join us in the summer when it warms up as well. Everything, including the views, all change with the seasons. It does take about 3 1/2 hours from start to finish, and obviously after the flight, it does take some... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

What a trip! Balloon flight was so cool, great views and Don, our pilot, was very fun to be around. We were able to see all the way to the peaks of Flagstaff and lots of cool canyons! Cheese and crackers and fresh fruit was a nice treat to go with the champagne! I would definitely recommend this to others... More 

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Thank Dan C
BalloonRideOwner, Owner at Verde Valley Balloons, responded to this review

Thanks for seeing the sights with us, Dan! I'm happy that Don was both helpful and fun to be around. Next time you're in the area we'd love for you to come up with us again. Happy travels, Keith More 

new jersey
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 November 2016 via mobile

A balloon ride was on my bucket list. It was such a wonderful experience. I would truly recommend. I always felt safe. The crew was terrific. At the end of the balloon ride we had champagne. The pilot told the story of having champagne.

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Thank Jak526
BalloonRideOwner, Owner at Verde Valley Balloons, responded to this review

I'm thrilled we could help you cross that off your bucket list! Safety is definitely a priority, and so is a wonderful experience. We hope you'll fly with us again soon. Until next time, Keith More 

Chattanooga, Tennessee
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2016

I booked another Balloon trip (Northern Lights) and they bumped me 3 days before we were suppose to go. So I called Verde Valley and they got us in. I was so happy. This was a bucket list item that I would never get a chance again. Don and his crew picked us up on time, got us to the... More 

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BalloonRideOwner, Owner at Verde Valley Balloons, responded to this review

I'm so thrilled we could help you cross this item off your bucket list, Tony! Thank you for flying with us. Next time you want to see the sights, please keep us in mind. Happy travels, Keith More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2016 via mobile

This was amazing, well worth getting up early for and spending the $! Memories that will last a lifetime. Don, the pilot and the crew (we think his name was) was very friendly and gave us lots of info. Breakfast was lovely upon landing to! Would highly recommend 🌵🍾

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Thank Sherine R
BalloonRideOwner, Owner at Verde Valley Balloons, responded to this review

I'm thrilled you got to make memories with us, Sherine! I'll make sure to pass your kind words along to the rest of the staff. I know they'll really appreciate it. See you again next time you want to make some more memories. Until then, Keith More 

Carolina, Puerto Rico
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 August 2016

We made the trip with my father and sister, was tremendous trip, well quiet. The balloon operator was very pleasant in conversation , when we went down we had a table set with a small brunch. And even he gave us a certificate for our flight

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Thank iris092015
BalloonRideOwner, Owner at Verde Valley Balloons, responded to this review

I'm thrilled your family thoroughly enjoyed their flight with us! Thanks so much for taking the time to leave your feedback here -- I hope you'll be back soon. Warm regards, Keith More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 August 2016

A dear friend of ours visiting from Virginia mentioned that taking a hot air balloon ride was on her "bucket list." I had also wanted to do it, so I did some research. Initially, I had leaned toward the hot air balloon company that operates down by Deer Valley Airport. But, a little research showed that Verde Valley Balloons is... More 

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BalloonRideOwner, Owner at Verde Valley Balloons, responded to this review

Dale, I'm glad you chose us! It's wonderful to hear our views, location, and service impressed you. Thanks so much for leaving your feedback here. I hope you'll fly with us again soon! Warm regards, Keith More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 July 2016

Don and his crew Douge,Olli,and Keven were awesome. My husband and i had such a great time in the Hot Air Baloon. You can tell the team workes really well together. Great job guys, and we hope to see you all again.

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Thank SaraswainTrevino
BalloonRideOwner, Owner at Verde Valley Balloons, responded to this review

I'm glad you and your husband enjoyed the flight! Thanks for the kind words about the team -- I'll be sure to pass them along. Come back soon! Warm regards, Keith More 

Algonquin
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 June 2016 via mobile

My husband and I have always wanted to go on a hot air balloon. While visiting AZ for our first anniversary I decided it would be perfect to surprise my husband and go! The day started at 5:00 in the cute town of cottonwood and my husband was so excited when I gave him a card with the brochure inside.... More 

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BalloonRideOwner, Owner at Verde Valley Balloons, responded to this review

I'm glad you chose us for your first flight! It was wonderful to celebrate your anniversary with you. I'm thrilled you and your husband had an excellent time with us, and I hope you'll be back again soon. Warm regards, Keith More 

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