Sunset Sonoran Desert Hot Air Balloon Ride From Phoenix

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Key Details

  • Mobile Voucher Accepted
  • Duration: 4 Hrs
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  • Departure Time :
    2.5 hours before official sunset
  • Departure Details :
    Starbucks, 2501 W Happy Valley Rd, Phoenix, AZ 85085, USA
  • Return Details :
    Returns to original departure point
  • Cancellation Policy :
    This activity is non-refundable Tours booked using discount coupon codes will be non refundable.


This scenic hot air balloon ridetakes you over the Sonoran Desert at sunset. Majestic views include McDowell Mountain Regional Park, Camelback mountain, and the surrounding Phoenix metro valley.At the end of your 1-hour aerial tour, celebrate with a traditional post-flight Champagne toast and gourmet hors d'oeuvres.


Ideal choice for families

Romantic experience, perfect for couples

Treat a loved one on a special occasion

Champagne breakfast included

Informative, friendly and professional guide

Qualified and professional pilot

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Two hours before sunset, meetyour guide at a central location in Phoenix and board your off-road hot air balloon 'chase vehicle' to the launch site the location will be determined by thatevening'swind conditions.Take in the the beauty of the Sonoran Desert while the hot air balloon is inflated and prepared for launch.

You'll soarintothe wild blue for about 1 hour. During this time, learn from your pilot-guide about Arizona history and the area's wildlife, including more than 1,000 species of flora and fauna.At altitude, look down atdowntown and metropolitan Phoenixand hear tales of the locallifestyle.

Just before landing the balloon, cast your gaze over the landscape against a vivid Sonoran Desert sunset while floating aboveMcDowell Mountain Regional Park, Camelback mountain, and more.

After landing and whilethe colorscontinue spreading over the mountains,your guide will pull out picnic baskets and tables for aChampagne toast and gourmet hors d'oeuvres. Once the crew has packed up the balloon and you have enjoyed this age-old tradition, you will be takenback to your meeting point.


Champagne with gourmet hors d'oeuvres

Souvenir postcards

Bottled water



Souvenir Champagne flute (available to purchase)


Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking

Not recommended for travelers with back problems

Not recommended for pregnant travelers

No open toed shoes or high heels

Dress comfortable to temperature outside with light jacket

Due to comfort and weight / balance of the aircraft, passengers weighing over 220. will be required to pay additional fees. This is payable directly to the tour operator on the day of the tour.

Not wheelchair accessible

Near public transportation

No recent surgeries

Not recommended for travelers with hip, leg,knee, foot issues

Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level

This experience requires good weather. If its canceled due to poor weather, youll be offered a different date or a full refund

This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If its canceled because the minimum isnt met, youll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund

This tour/activity will have a maximum of 11 travelers

Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff

Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas

Gear/equipment sanitized between use

Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized

Guides required to regularly wash hands

Regular temperature checks for staff

Traveler Reviews

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  • 09-Aug-2022

    Not customer friendly at all. Not responsive to messages in a timely manner. Complete rip-off. I was very disappointed with the service.

  • 19-Feb-2022

    How quite it was being up 6500 feet. Our pilot had alot of information. It was just amazing didn't seem like we were moving at 20mph. Just floating along.

  • 19-Feb-2022

    The most memorable part of the trip was how quiet and peaceful it was. The desert was also beautiful in the evening with the long shadows. Desert wildlife was easily visible and more numerous than imagined. Breathtaking, exhilarating and relaxing are the best words to describe our experience. Shane and his crew did an awesome job and helped make it an amazing day!! Thanks guys!!!

  • 13-Feb-2022

    We had an amazing time. Awesome views and very friendly and helpful people. Would definitely do it again.

  • 12-Feb-2022

    Took my husband on a sunset flight over Gilbert as a Christmas present. The pilot was very unprofessional as he was smoking prior to takeoff. Their equipment needs to be updated and the transportation van was incredibly filthy and its brake pads were grinding at each stoplight. The pilot complained that their company gets sued at least was once a month based on fraudulent injuries. He also mentioned that there is no money in this business and that is why the equipment is so old. Is this really something to be discussing with customers? They did not offer a small step ladder to assist elderly clients to get in the basket each section had between four and five people cram together. The pilot flew our basket solo over homes in Gilbert that I was embarrassed for the privacy intrusion. There was a large tree that I was certain our basket had touched. We hovered so low right above residential areas for quite a bit during this costly expedition. I do understand that changes in wind can create a difficult landing. The pilots son was doing his best by driving the van around below us looking for an appropriate landing. Unfortunately the pilot began belittling his son over the radio and criticizing him. Off of the radio he continue to complain that his son has been doing this his whole life and he should know better. His son was only 16 years old. This pilot is aggressive and very arrogant and this leads me to question his years of pilot experience. Out of his control, we landed on reservation property. The reservation police arrived. This was quite stressful for all of us customer standing in the dark. It was disappointing that the pilot did not prepare and explain how the last two passengers who were in their 70s were supposed to get out of the basket. The basket needed to tip over but with the elderly people in it? Are you kidding me! My husband ran over to help them crawl out of the basket in the weeds on the reservation. The tipping point was the pilots aggressive arrogance which determined that he got zero of a tip. We gave his 16-year-old son a generous tip for being the most professional and calm employee of this entire process. I would give this company -10 stars if possible. This was an awful experience.

  • 27-Jan-2022

    The equipment used by this company is old. The van had cracked windshield and the balloon pilot complained that other companies had newer equipment. The ride Lasted 45 minutes and we landed in a remote location. The Van arrived to pick us up and after loading the balloon and basket on a trailer behind the van, we champagne toast and snacks(a bag of oranges and apples dumped on the table). We then departed in the van for a ride across the desert. Our van got stuck and we were asked to disembark so the driver and 2 assistants could try to dislodge the van. That didn’t work and the van wheels just became imbedded in the sand. We were in sight of a major road but the driver never offered to send for a van to take us back, to unhook the trailer or to call ubers for us. We just stood in the cold, dark waiting until a truck came with a wench and was able to free us. Never a I’m sorry or any apology for the inconvenience or the scary situation we were put in standing in a dark desert with snakes and wildlife. I called the following day and no apology and no offer of compensation just a what did you expect and when I answered that question Heather said well you were perfectly safe. I would not recommend this company. After discussing this with our concierge(we booked this ourselves not with her help, she said There are others that are more professionally run. Please do not make the mistake we made.

  • 09-Jan-2022

    It was such a fun an unique experience! Our guides were very knowledgeable, and it was very reassuring that they’ve been doing this for 20 years and knew the area very well. We loved the tour, and the champagne toast at the end was fun!

  • 06-Jan-2022

    Friendly staff, balloon ride was fantastic. Champagne toast at the end was a nice way to end the experience.

  • 23-Dec-2021

    We had a great sunset balloon ride. Shane was a great pilot. He took time to point out landmarks. The views were amazing! Great birthday gift for my sister.

  • 18-Dec-2021

    The experience was made more memorable by getting some hands on during the set up and landing! Very knowledgeable pilot and was great explaining what was going on and what we were looking at.

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