Hot Air Balloon Ride

Phoenix, AZ
Chandler, AZ

Item #: AIR-PHX-0024
From: $199
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Embark on the adventure of a lifetime as you soar above the Arizona landscape in the basket of a beautiful Hot Air Balloon!

  • Provider has been in business with a perfect safety record since 1976
  • ​Help the crew prepare the balloons for launch
  • Embrace the serenity as you float effortlessly thousands of feet above the ground
  • Followed by a traditional Champagne toast and pastries brunch
  • Create a special memory floating above the the Arizona beauty!
Launch sites in North Phoenix and Chandler, AZ
When Do I Choose A Date?
If giving as a gift, your recipient can choose a date at their convenience; otherwise, you can choose one after checkout.

Daily - Sunrise

Essential Information
  • Participants must be at least 5 years of age. Those under 18 must be accompanied by an adult.
  • Please contact Virgin Experience Gifts if you are over 220 lbs as additional fees apply
  • Flights out of Chandler provide spectacular views of Phoenix, while flights from the North Phoenix launch site include magnificent views of the desert with Phoenix skyline in the distance
3 hours total, with approximately 1 hour of flight time.
Experience Provider Info
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Maximum Participants
6-8 participants will fly in each balloon.
Family and friends may follow the chase vehicle in their own car.
Weather Dependent
This experience is weather dependent. Always contact the experience provider with any questions regarding weather conditions.
What To Wear
Wear comfortable clothing appropriate for weather conditions and closed toed shoes. No heels. Hats are strongly recommended.
How do you steer a hot air balloon?
The balloon goes wherever the wind takes it. However, the winds at different altitudes may blow in different directions and at different speeds. Pilots can steer by climbing or descending to an altitude where the wind is blowing in the direction they want to go.
How high will the balloon go?
Most balloon flights are between 500 and 1,000 feet above the ground, but balloons can be flown much lower or much higher. The record for altitude in a Hot Air Balloon is 64,997 feet!
How fast will the hot air balloon go?
The speed of the balloon is determined by the speed of the wind.
What am I likely to see on my Hot Air Balloon Ride?
Wind conditions determine the exact sights you'll see, but some of the favorite sights are the Phoenix skyline, the Sonoran Desert, the Scottsdale businesses, the Superstition Mountains, the San Tan Mountains, the gorgeous landscape around Scottsdale and some of the lakes and waterways scattered around the area.

Experience Vouchers that have not been redeemed can be returned hassle-free within 30 days. All refunds will be made to the original purchaser.
Experience Vouchers that have not been redeemed can be exchanged for anything else in our marketplace at any time.  If you choose to exchange for an experience that costs more, you'll simply have to pay the difference. If you choose to exchange for an experience that costs less, you'll have a credit towards your next booking with Virgin Experience Gifts.

Cancellation Policy

Once you have scheduled a date and received a booking confirmation, no refunds will be given. Rescheduling is allowed up to 5 days prior to your experience, failure to appear on your booked date or to reschedule at least 5 days prior to your booked date will result in the loss of the value of your experience. In the event your experience is cancelled due to inclement weather you will reschedule your experience directly with your experience provider.

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Customer Reviews

This experience has a customer rating of 5
based on 3 reviews.
The Pilot and his assistant were great! When we arrived the booking was mixed up and it said only 1 person was going, when the reservation that I made and our gift voucher was clearly for 2 people . Someone made a typo sent to the actual balloon people because of the 3rd party nature of this booking, i think? The balloon guys accommodated us by going back and getting a larger balloon to fit the total of 7 people who rode, not 6. They were great, and we had a terrific experience!
Response from Virgin Experience Gifts
Hi Sharon, thank you for taking the time to write in about your experience. I'm sorry that the mix up even happened in the first place but we are so glad that our balloon company was able to accommodate you despite the disconnect! It's great to hear that you still had a terrific experience even after all that and we hope we will see you again at some point for more fun-filled adventures! Best, Kelsey
Had a fantastic time. Very professional people focused on the safety of its passengers.
Response from Virgin Experience Gifts
Good Morning Aaron,  Thank you for your fantastic review! Our pilots will enjoy hearing what a great time you had! It sounds like is was a beautiful flight spent with great company.  Have a fantastic rest of your week!  Chelsea 
We had a great time on our early morning hot air balloon ride. The staff was very friendly and knowledgeable. They answered any and every question we had, and made the experience a memorable one. The balloon ride was very pleasant. I would highly recommend this experience, and I will be booking again.
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