Verde Valley Hot Air Balloon Ride - Phoenix

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Key Details

  • Mobile Voucher Accepted
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 1 Hrs
  • Departure Time :
    Departs at sunrise - Please follow instructions on voucher to confirm exact departure time.
  • Departure Details :
    Walmart in Cottonwood
  • Cancellation Policy :
    • If you cancel within 3 calendar days (72 hours) of the scheduled departure time, the cancellation charge will be 100% of the undiscounted tour price.
    • If you cancel between 4 to 7 Calendar days before scheduled tour departure,the cancellation charge will be 50% of the undiscounted tour price.
    • If you cancel at least 8 calendar days in advance of the scheduled departure time, there is no cancellation fee. You will receive Full Refund for the paid amount.
    • Please note that in case of No show, the cancellation charge will be 100% of the listed tour fare.
    • Please note tours booked using discount coupon codes will be non refundable.


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.


  • Enjoy fantastic aerial views
  • Ideal choice for families
  • Pickup from a centrally located meeting point
  • Romantic experience, perfect for couples
  • Qualified and professional pilot

Know More about this tour

We fly most mornings at sunrise, weather permitting. Our meet time is generally about hour before sunrise. We begin by meeting you at the either at the Java Love Caf in Sedona or the Wal-Mart in Cottonwood, whichever is closer to you. From there we transport you to our launch site, which is about a 20 minute drive from Sedona. Once at the launch site, we will inflate the balloon and fly about 1 hr. We launch about mile away from the Verde River. If the winds are just right the Pilot may be able to maneuver the balloon over the water, possibly skimming the surface. Even though we cant guarantee it, many times there is wildlife in and along the river that you can see. Then, we typically fly above some small canyons and arroyos as we float over the Prescott National Forest. Remember a forest in the high desert is not the same as a forest in the other parts of the country. After that the Pilot always takes you as high as the winds will allow so you get to see Sedona about 15 miles off in the distance, and usually all the way up to the San Francisco Peaks in Flagstaff.Our Ground Team follows us and is there at the landing site, packs up the equipment and transports you back to the meeting site for a post flight celebration consisting of a champagne toast and a light snack. (Non-alcoholic alternatives are always available as well) Each person that flew will also receive a commemorative flight certificate to celebrate their adventure.The whole duration of the adventure is about 4 hours.


  • Bottled water
  • Glass of Champagne
  • Hot air balloon flight


  • Gratuities (optional)

Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking

Maximum weight per passenger of 270 pounds

All passenger weights MUST be advised at time of booking

Children must be accompanied by an adult

Minimum drinking age is 21 years

Not recommended for participants with back problems

Not recommended for participants with heart complaints or other serious medical conditions

Not recommended for pregnant women

A small amount of walking is involved

Due to uneven surfaces, this tour is not recommended for those with walking disabilities or using a wheelchair