Soar high above the Sonoran Desert landscape on a morning or afternoon balloon flight from Hot Air Expeditions, which Fodor's calls "the best ballooning in Phoenix." For $95 per person, regularly $179, this 45- to 60-minute ride includes a hot breakfast or hors d'oeuvres after landing.
Why we love it
"Best ballooning in Phoenix," according to Fodor's
4.5-star TripAdvisor rating from more than 200 users
360-degree views of the Sonoran Desert and wildlife
Book a flight for 2 ($189) or 4 ($359) and save more
June 27, 2013 - Dec. 20, 2013
Hot Air Expeditions
Deer Valley Airport 704 W. Deer Valley Rd. Phoenix, AZ 85027
Pilots vary altitude throughout the course of the flight, giving passengers unobstructed, bird's-eye views of the scenery from high above, then closing in on treetop-level for close-up views of desert flora and wildlife like coyotes, deer and roadrunners.
Afterward, celebrate with a commemorative flight certificate and gourmet food catered by the acclaimed Vincent on Camelback restaurant. Depending on flight time (morning or afternoon), selections might include croissants, quiche, seasonal fruits, cheeses, pizza rounds, truffles, OJ and sparkling cider.
Two can fly for $189 (reg. $358), or four can go for $359 (reg. $716).
The fine print
Vouchers can be redeemed Friday, June 28, through Dec. 20, 2013. Afternoon flights are available October-March only. Reservations required; subject to availability and weather. Not valid Oct. 1-14 or Nov. 28-Dec. 1. A 48-hour cancellation policy applies. Must be 5 or older and weigh 250 lbs. or less. Limit 1 voucher purchase per person; additional may be purchased as gifts. See Terms and Conditions for full details.
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Vouchers can be redeemed Friday, June 28, through Dec. 20, 2013. Afternoon flights are available seasonally October-March only. Reservations are required and subject to availability. Valid during merchant's operating hours; not valid Oct. 1-14 or Nov. 28-Dec. 1. Voucher is subject to forfeiture if you cancel or reschedule your reservation with less than 48 hours’ notice. Must be at least 5 years old or older and weigh 250 lbs. or less to participate. In the interest of safety, this is not valid for pregnant women or those who have had recent back surgery. Subject to weather conditions. Limit 1 voucher purchase per person; additional vouchers may be purchased as gifts. Gratuity and tax, if applicable, are not included. This deal cannot be combined with any other offer. Must be used in 1 visit.