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Hot Air Expeditions

702 W Deer Valley Rd, Deer Valley Airport, Phoenix, AZ 85027-2152
+1 480-502-6999
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At Hot Air Expeditions we pride ourselves on providing hot air ballooning experiences in the Phoenix/Scottsdale, Arizona. We've been operating locally in the Valley of the Sun for over 26 years and rated the "Best Ballooning in Phoenix" by Fodor's Travel for 22 years in a row! We provide morning flights daily, year-round and sunset flights are offered seasonally, November through March. All flights include gourmet catered fare from Vincents on Camelback, along with a champagne toast and flight certificate. Come check this off of your bucket list with us!
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  • Very good7%
  • Average2%
  • Poor1%
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702 W Deer Valley Rd, Deer Valley Airport, Phoenix, AZ 85027-2152
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

I was fortunate to have an adventure yesterday with this company. I travel a great deal and was struck by the genuine warmth I experienced with everyone I encountered from this company. I called just 24 hours before to book and had a lovely conversation...More

Thank NFGal
HotAirExpeditions, Owner at Hot Air Expeditions, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

NFGal, After all your wonderful words, thank you seems not quite adequate. We are so glad you decided to come out and fly with us as a woman visiting the city alone. It's always nice to hear such kind words about our Crew and Pilots...More

Reviewed 3 days ago

My husband and I were given a gift certificate for hot air expeditions from our close friends as a wedding gift. The balloon ride and sunrise breakfast in the desert was a highlight of our trip. Mike and Kyle were so informative and make the...More

Thank Amanda G
HotAirExpeditions, Owner at Hot Air Expeditions, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Amanda, We are so pleased that you enjoyed your gift as much as we enjoyed having you. We hope your life together lasts as long as your memories of your time with us. Wouldn't it be nice to wake up every day to such a...More

Reviewed 5 days ago

I was travelling with my daughter and looking for unique things to do around the Scottsdale area. Decided to try a hot air balloon ride and my hotel recommended Hot Air Expeditions. We arrived at the meeting location at 5am. We were loaded into a...More

Thank Margot W
HotAirExpeditions, Owner at Hot Air Expeditions, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Margot, We always love hearing from our passengers. We are thrilled that you got to get up close and somewhat personal with our Sonoran Desert wildlife. We are pleased that you understood about how we have to work with what Mother Nature gives us in...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

On vacation I decided it was time to mark something off "the list"--in the Phoenix/Sedona area it was a hot air balloon flight. I chose Hot Air Expeditions upon the recommendation of the concierge at the vacation resort. It was a great experience! If you...More

Thank deannamorrow53
HotAirExpeditions, Owner at Hot Air Expeditions, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Deanna, We are pleased that you choose Hot Air Expeditions to cross something off "the list". Even more so, that you had such a great experience. Our drivers are part tour guide and part comedian, trying to make sure everyone feels involved and excited about...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

I love hot air ballooning and have flown in many different states. Our home here in AZ blesses us with views of the balloons everyday. Our daughter had never flown in a hot air balloon before, so it was definitely time for this special experience....More

Thank Sheila W
HotAirExpeditions, Owner at Hot Air Expeditions, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Sheila, First off, thank you for your kind words. Secondly, for letting us know how much you enjoy watching us, in your words "a private balloon festival". We are pleased that you choose us of all the local companies to take you and your daughter...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Tommy our pilot and Nick our driver were awesome! They have this down to a science and want to make it a great experience for you! Our top height was 7200 Feet! Tommy took great care getting us our best views. While Nick and others...More

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
HotAirExpeditions, Owner at Hot Air Expeditions, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Tommy and Nick are pretty amazing! Tommy is one of our top pilots and he does enjoy his job. Nick is also such a great team member from picking up our passengers to making sure the balloons get up and down, to assisting with that...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

What a great way to start the day. Don't miss out on this adventure, sailing over the Arizona dessert in the early morning. The day begins at 5am, gathering with fellow flyers ready to be whisked off to the launch site where you watch as...More

Thank vinculum
HotAirExpeditions, Owner at Hot Air Expeditions, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

We are so pleased to know that you had such a wonderful experience with Hot Air Expeditions, Pilot Tommy and Crew Chief Nick. When we hear such stories, as yours, we know that we are doing our best to give our passengers the most wonderful...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Our pilot, Tommy, made everyone feel comfortable and was very friendly throughout the flight. And our driver, Steven, was also very helpful and friendly. We had a great time!More

Thank Brenna D
HotAirExpeditions, Owner at Hot Air Expeditions, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Brennna, We thank you for giving us your feedback. We love hearing that our pilots and crew make your pre-flight and flight as wonderful as possible. They also help take away that little case of nerves. We hope that we can take you up, up...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We had an amazing flight today with Captain Tommy and our driver, Todd. We saw coyotes, jackrabbits, and burrows from the air. Very knowledgeable and professional team!More

Thank kylar27
HotAirExpeditions, Owner at Hot Air Expeditions, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

We thank you for taking time from you day to let us know what a wonderful time you had. I agree, it is pretty amazing to watch the wildlife from above. Captain Tommy has been doing this just a "little while", so he is very...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

It was an extremely fun and beautiful ride. Stephen was our driver and ensured our comfort. He stopped at an extremely clean restroom on the way to the field we're the balloon was. In the basket we were given towels and water and baseball caps...More

Thank Micki H
HotAirExpeditions, Owner at Hot Air Expeditions, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Micki, Sounds like you hit the jackpot with a wonderful flight, Steven your driver, Captain Tom and helping others celebrate with cake. This is exactly what we wish for each and every guest who fly's with us; some truly great memories to take home with...More

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Aleescandonm
21 February 2017|
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Response from HotAirExpeditions | Property representative |
Hi Alejandra, In April we will have one morning flight available, and meeting/pick up timing will vary based on your hotel location. We absolutely offer roundtrip hotel transfers, and would be happy to pick you up from... More
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Corey R
4 January 2017|
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Response from HotAirExpeditions | Property representative |
Hello Corey, In March we go through some time changes to follow the sunrise and sunset. Through March 10th, our morning flights would meet by 6:30 am, and our afternoon would meet by 4:00 pm, both at the Deer Valley... More
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GreenEyes120112
27 November 2016|
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Response from HotAirExpeditions | Property representative |
Thank you for your question regarding our sunset ballooning experience! Throughout the month of December, our sunset flights check in at the Deer Valley Airport at 3:00pm. You can expect to be in-flight for approximately... More
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