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Tucson Balloon Rides

#4 of 38 Tours in Tucson
Certificate of Excellence
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Address: 3079 W Avenida Cresta, Tucson, AZ 85745-1023
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+1 520-235-5355

Tucson Hot Air Balloon Rides offers 'Sonoran Sunrise' flights followed by...

Tucson Hot Air Balloon Rides offers 'Sonoran Sunrise' flights followed by a delicious champagne brunch. Flights are an hour long and include beautiful mountain & desert panoramas, post flight champagne brunch, pictures of your flight and free pick-ups/drop-offs from all Tucson resorts and hotels.

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Frst Balloon Ride-Fantastic!!

This was the first balloon ride we have ever taken. It was professionally run with every attention to detail and safety. Wonderful views. Would highly recommend. Great Job!!!

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
Chicago, Illinois
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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

This was the first balloon ride we have ever taken. It was professionally run with every attention to detail and safety. Wonderful views. Would highly recommend. Great Job!!!

Thank gesint49
Tucson, Arizona
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

A larger basket than most and fun from the beginning of the ride to the end...with brunch! All of this was memorable and worth ever penny. My wife want to do this every year on our anniversary and with the same company. Thx for the memories.

Thank mhoward1456
Oelwein, Iowa
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7 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

My husband and I have talked about doing this for years. I am afraid of heights so always talked him out of it. Shared this ride with 2 other couples and found it the most enjoyable experience. No fear at all. Thanks Kevin and crew for a great trip.

Thank Dianna M
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My Dad and I really enjoyed our hot air balloon ride. Initially, we were both a little wary of hot air ballooning, especially my Dad as he is afraid of heights. However, it seemed like something unique to do in Tucson, and a good way to see nature. I actually came on Tripadvisor a few days before the ride and... More 

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Tucson, Arizona
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 January 2017

Having done a hot air balloon ride previously, we knew what to expect -- amazing views, tranquility (virtually silent except for the occasional roar of the burner and a sporadic dog bark), feeling that one is stationary and the world is revolving below us. It was that and more. Due to the unique air currents in Avra Valley, we traveled... More 

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Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 December 2016

My husband and I went on a ballon ride on our vacation. It was a great time. We had a blast our ride was just over an hour long. The staff was great, nice, friendly, and professional. They took pictures of us before we took off and also while we were in the air. They took some great pictures and... More 

1 Thank 106nicole
Pineville, Missouri
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 December 2016

It was all I expected and I had watched UTubes of this start to finish experience. So we got in the gondola and up we went enjoying the great view and the silence, save the occasional blast of hot air and the barking dogs from below. It was beautiful, never scary and we went several miles and were gone an... More 

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tucsonballoon, Front Office Manager at Tucson Balloon Rides, responded to this review

Yes, our crew guys left the camera on the windshield as they drove off. :( More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 November 2016

It was a wonderful time! We had a great experience. It felt so good to be traveling through the air at such a dream like speed. Watching the set up and inflation was also a great visual trip. Highly recommended.

1 Thank Bradford T
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 November 2016 via mobile

A much overdue gift from my wonderful hubby! Spur of the moment decided to go for it and buy and book our balloon ride! Kevin and crew were great and explained everything, the process of setting up, our flight plan, landing. Answered all our questions. Allowed us to just take it all in and enjoy the peacefulness of floating along... More 

Thank Allysia E
Bristol, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 September 2016 via mobile

This was the most lovely trip to go on. Kevin our pilot was fab along with all the ground crew. An hour up in the air felt like ten minutes, I was sad to know we were landing. The brunch in the park afterwards was a really lovely touch and featured some home made goodies too which were yummy. I... More 

Thank Emma N

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