Phoenix: Hot Air Balloon Flight

4.9 / 5

70 reviews

Phoenix: Hot Air Balloon Flight

Likely to sell out
Likely to sell out

From US$ 179 per person

Drift peacefully through the sky, suspended in air as you look over the Arizona desert in a hot air balloon. At least in Phoenix this dream can come true. Come along and, if you want, help inflate the balloon as a member of the crew.

About this activity

Free cancellation
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Covid-19 precautions
Special health and safety measures apply. Learn more
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Duration 3.5 hours
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Live tour guide
Small group
Limited to 6 participants


  • Fly in a first-class hot air balloon
  • See Phoenix and the desert like you have never seen them before
  • Feel safe and secure with our licensed, experienced pilots
Full description
The experience begins even before you rise into the sky. Help our crew inflate the balloon for a real "hands on" adventure, or just relax and take a few pictures as the gentle giant comes alive. Once you gain altitude, enjoy vistas you have to see to believe as you float over the Arizona landscape. Phoenix lies beneath you while desert stretches to the distant mountains. The pilots are FAA-licensed and experienced in navigating with your safety and enjoyment in mind. Your pilot will also answer questions and identify points of interest during your 1-hour flight. A chase crew will follow on the ground and meet you at the landing site. From there a van takes you back to the launch site. Upon your return, enjoy a celebratory toast to cap your unique airborne adventure. You'll also be presented with a flight certificate. With the ground travel and other activities, plan to spend up to 3.5 hours with us in total.
  • First-class hot air balloon with expert, licensed pilot
  • Champagne toast after landing
  • Flight certificate and balloon flight pin
  • Warm clothing (we recommend layers)
  • Pick-up/drop-off
  • Gratuities
Not suitable for
  • Children under 5 years
  • Pregnant women
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All required protective equipment is provided
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned

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Meeting point

Meet the local partner at 715 E Covey Lane #100, Phoenix, AZ 85024

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Important information

Know before you go

  • Anyone who is pregnant or possibly pregnant cannot go on the tour. Children must be at least 5 years old.
  • If Rainbow Ryders has to cancel your flight because of inclement weather, no charge will be made. We will do our best to reschedule your balloon ride to another date.
  • 48-hour cacellation policy. We will charge a 50% deposit for late cancellations or no shows.
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.9 /5

based on 70 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
  • Transportation
  • Value for money
  • Safety

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Granddaughter and I were looking for a new adventure and so we booked a hot air balloon ride for sunrise. It was awesome and our guide Jesse (the very young looking Jesse) was so great. He was professional and experienced but funny and made the ride even better. We had a fun group of people and the ground crew were great too. If you are looking to go hot air ballooning in Phoenix this is the company to use. We loved everything about it and the champagne toast at the end was a nice touch!!

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March 15, 2022

The ride was amazing, the crew were pleasant and accommodating , the amount of passengers a bit much! 12 riders and the pilot In a small basket Packed shoulder to shoulder , Pre Covid I wouldn’t have thought much about it but current Conditions are different. Otherwise I highly recommend it as an adventure

December 9, 2021

We had an amazing hot air balloon ride with Rainbow Riders! The staff was very friendly and very well organized. It was very interesting to watch them setting up the hot air balloon. Our captain Brook did a great job flying the hot air balloon and shared a lot of interesting information about the area we were flying in. The view was awesome as well! At the end we celebrated our safe flight with some Champaign and mimosa, and what’s a better way to start your day right? Overall great experience and would absolutely recommend it!

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November 6, 2021

Product ID: 13063