Hot Air Balloon Ride
Launch sites in North Phoenix and Chandler, AZ
December through March:
Daily - Sunrise and Sunset*
April through November:
Daily - Sunrise
*Pending weather and pilot availability
Embark on the adventure of a lifetime as you soar above the Arizona landscape in the basket of a beautiful Hot Air Balloon!
- Help the crew prepare the balloons for launch
- Provider has been in business with a perfect safety record since 1976
- Embrace the serenity as you float effortlessly thousands of feet above the ground
- Followed by a traditional Champagne toast and pastries brunch
- For a romantic ride for two, check out our Private Hot Air Balloon Ride!
Picture yourself drifting over the serene Arizona desert with nothing but the occasional blast of the balloon's burners to interrupt the peace!
Help the crew set up for launch, then climb into the basket for the ride of a lifetime. After landing you can help the crew pack the balloon away or simply relax before receiving a celebratory glass of Champagne and pastries brunch.
Your provider has been in operation for over 25 years and has safely flown thousands of passengers. With the best safety record in the state, your FAA-certified pilots will help you to enjoy your flight to the fullest.
An unparalleled experience you will remember forever!
Participants must be at least 5 years of age. Those under 18 must be accompanied by an adult. Please contact Cloud 9 Living if you are over 220lbs 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.
6-8 participants will fly in each balloon.
Family and friends may follow the chase vehicle in their own car.
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.
For this experience, it is recommended to request bookings at least 7 days in advance.
Prior to scheduling/booking a date for this experience, Cloud 9 Living's standard return and exchange policy shall apply. 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.
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.
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"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."