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Tucson Balloon Rides

#4 of 39 Tours in Tucson
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Address: 3079 W Avenida Cresta, Tucson, AZ 85745-1023
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+1 520-235-5355
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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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Wonderful Way to See Tucson from the AIr

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... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 days ago
regradyjr
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Tucson, Arizona
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Tucson, Arizona
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25 reviews
13 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

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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12 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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 

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Pineville, Missouri
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417 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 184 helpful votes
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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
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.

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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 

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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 

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Tucson, AZ
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28 reviews
6 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 March 2016

I had always wanted to go in a hot air balloon and was thrilled to have such a fun experience once I finally did. The people in charge were friendly and explained everything well so we felt safe. I'd highly recommend it!

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9 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 March 2016 via mobile

If you have adventure in your blood and think you've taken a lot of risks in life up to this point, try this out. The anticipation will keep you awake the night before, you will worry it will be too much but it all disappears as soon as you become airborne. What an absolute thrill. Words can't describe the feeling;... More 

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Oakville, Canada
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27 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 March 2016 via mobile

On our planned visit to Tucson I surprised my wife and 21 year old daughter with a sunrise hot air balloon ride. We had to get up early but it was worth it. Left the ground around 645 and landed around 815. Glided westward over some amazing desert scenery. Saw coyotes, rabbits and great terrain. Kevin was our pilot and... More 

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Lincoln, Nebraska
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 March 2016

I have never been on a ballon ride before and was uncertain about how I would handle the experience. Kevin, our pilot, was an amazing source of information and perspective. He patiently answered all of our questions with great insight. He guided us through every step of the process, explained what he needed us to do and then helped us... More 

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