Breathtaking. Magical. Awe-inspiring.
These are just a few words that have been used to describe Hot Air Expeditions’ ballooning experiences over the beautiful Sonoran Desert. Come and see what all the fuss is about and why this is one of the foremost areas for hot air ballooning in the world!
Your journey begins with the viewing of the inflation of the balloon, where you will first get a glimpse of how large the balloons really are up close as they come to life! Upon conclusion of the inflation process, your pilot, and navigator through the skies, whisks you away in the basket for your approximate one hour flight. During the breathtaking journey, you will enjoy floating at different elevations, from up to 5,000 feet in the air for a gorgeous overview of the Sonoran Desert, to within feet of the ground and the giant saguaro cacti that scatter the valley of the sun, to catch a glimpse of local wildlife, plant life and landmarks. It is very common to see jackrabbits, quail, coyote and even javalinas.
Upon landing, you’ll toast to the adventure that ensued with a traditional balloonist's ceremony, complete with flutes of chilled champagne, followed by gourmet cuisine catered by the award-winning Vincent’s on Camelback Restaurant, complete with tables, linens and china in the heart of the desert – truly, a toast to the perfect day. You're sent back to reality with a memento of your time in the sky, a commemorative flight certificate, to take home along with your memories of your time in the sky.
Hot Air Expeditions has been locally and family owned and operated for 29 years, and takes pride in offering the best possible Arizona ballooning experience, with attention paid to even the littlest details of your time with us, ensuring an enjoyable experience. Morning flights are available daily, year-round, and afternoon flights are available seasonally, November - March.
Roundtrip hotel transfers available // FAA Certified // Insured // Uniformed
“Best Balloon Flight in Phoenix” – Fodor’s Travel, 25 consecutive years
As featured on ESPN, Fox 10 Phoenix, Channel 12 News, Arizona Republic, The Huffington Post, Toronto Star, Chicago Daily Herald and more.