Take in the beauty of the scenic Sonoran Desert as you soar through the southwestern skies on your one hour flight. Perfect for groups of any size, welcome the day with a sunrise flight year round or join a picturesque Arizona sunset flight November through March ... More info ›
Take in the beauty of the scenic Sonoran Desert as you soar through the southwestern skies on your one hour flight. Perfect for groups of any size, welcome the day with a sunrise flight year round or join a picturesque Arizona sunset flight November through March. Your three hour experience will begin with a ride to a desert launch site where you are surrounded by local flora and fauna including the iconic Saguaro Cacti, Arizona's State tree the Palo Verde and much more. Every tour is unique, while floating over the serene landscape of the most diverse desert in the world keep your eyes peeled for wildlife. Your once in a lifetime experience will be completed with a celebratory toast, delightful snack and a camera full of stunning photos to share with your friends and family.
Passengers will park their cars and meet us in the same location to check in, sign waivers and use the restroom one last time before heading for the launch site. Make sure to arrive 15 minutes before the meet time which varies based on the time of year and flight booked. i.e. sunrise or sunset. The pilot and crew will transport all passengers to the launch site, that is chosen based on the weather of the day. Once at the launch site, passengers will take part in a safety briefing led by their pilot. After the briefing, stay close to the balloon as it inflates right before your eyes. When ready, your pilot will ask all passengers to board the basket safely before it's time to launch. As the balloon begins to take flight, your pilot will be in constant contact with the crew on the ground to make sure they are there for your landing. During your one hour flight, your pilot will share fun facts about the surrounding area and will answer any questions you may have. Every flight is unique, you can see a variety of animals to include jackrabbits, mule deer, horses, coyotes, javelina, hawks and more. The most diverse desert in the world is the Sonoran Desert, your pilot will point out all of the flora you will be flying over and provide more information on it all. It is recommended that guests relax and take in the quiet nature of floating through the sky. Upon landing, your chase crew will pack up the balloon while you enjoy a celebratory toast and light snacks. Billing will be taken care of before you load the vehicle and head back to the meeting site. The transfer time from the landing site to the original meeting point varies based on the weather of the day. Small backpacks or purses are okay to bring with you. You may be asked to leave them in the van due to space availability in the basket, your items will be safe. We recommend dressing for the weather of the day, temperatures will drop slightly as the balloon ascends. Remember to wear sunscreen, bring sunglasses and your camera. Your flight will be confirmed via e-mail, unless you have a voucher you will just need your ID. All guests must be able to withstand the impact of jumping from a chair. Pregnant women and children under the age of 5 are not permitted to fly.