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Napa Valley Hot Air Balloon Ride

Yountville, CA

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Napa Valley - Yountville, CA

Soar over Napa Valley for spectacular California views on a calm, peaceful and beautiful hot air balloon ride!

  • Your balloon operator is Federal Aviation Administration certified
  • Founded in 1980, your ride provider has been featured on the Today Show and the Oprah Winfrey Show
  • Glide above the treetops and beyond for breathtaking views of the land below
  • Complimentary post-flight sparkling wine toast
When Do I Choose A Date?
Either yourself or the lucky recipient can make a booking and select dates once you are in receipt of the voucher. You'll register the voucher, follow the booking instructions and your experience with us begins!
Daily - Sunrise
Essential Information
  • Participants must be at least 8 years of age and be at least 48 inches tall
  • Children must be accompanied by a legal guardian
  • There is a weight limit of 275 lbs per individual
  • Because the basket is designed for a limited number of passengers, individuals weighing more than 250 lbs must contact Virgin Experience Gifts for specific details; additional charges may apply
  • Expecting mothers are not permitted to fly
This experience will be about 4-5 hours total with approximately 1 hour of flight time.
Experience Provider Info
Complete information for your Experience Provider, including contact information, will be included on your booking confirmation email once you or your gift recipient have scheduled the experience. Our Product Management team handpicks top-rated experience providers, removing the guesswork for you and ensuring your peace of mind.
Maximum Participants
The balloon baskets are certified to carry 6, 12 or 16 passengers, but they are rarely filled to capacity in order to leave space for added comfort.
Spectators are allowed but arrangements must be made with your experience provider prior to your flight.
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 shoes you can wear in a field or vineyard. We also recommend dressing in layers and bringing sunglasses and/or a brimmed hat, and don't forget your camera!
Why do you fly so early in the morning?
Balloons fly best in cool, calm, stable air which in Napa is usually just after sunrise.
What are hot air balloons made of?
The envelope is typically constructed with fire-treated nylon or dacron that meet specific manufacturer requirements.  This material is lightweight but very strong.  The baskets are made of rattan, each one individually woven by hand onto a rigid frame.
How high do balloons fly?
Most balloonists enjoy low-level flight.  The typical balloon flight would be anywhere from tree level to approximately 2,000 ft.
Does it get cold in the balloon? What should I wear?
The coldest part of your morning will be on the ground! Come dressed in comfortable layered clothing.  Walking shoes and a hat are also recommended and of course don't forget your camera.
Do passengers ever get sick?

No, becuase the balloon moves at the same speed and direction as the wind, passengers experience no sense of motion.

Do I need to bring anything with me?

Leave bags of any kind behind. Purses, backpacks, camera bags, etc. are NOT permitted on the flight (bring the camera, leave the bag). We recommend your bring a camera with a strap to capture your exciting adventure!

Experience Vouchers that have not been redeemed can be returned hassle-free within 14 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, you may cancel or reschedule with your experience provider a minimum of 72 hours prior to your scheduled flight. In the event your flight is cancelled due to inclement weather, you will have the option of rescheduling your flight or exchanging for another experience through Virgin Experience Gifts.

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