Phoenix Hot Air Balloon Ride at Sunrise

Phoenix, United States

From $209.00

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Free cancellation
Up to 24 hours in advance.
  • 4 hours (approx.)
  • Mobile ticket
  • Offered in: English


Enjoy a picturesque hot-air balloon flight over the mammoth Sonoran Desert in North Phoenix on this sunrise flight. Experience stunning 360-degree views of the hottest desert in North America and its surrounding landscape while floating effortlessly across the sky at dawn. Then celebrate with a traditional champagne toast and breakfast after the flight. Transportation to and from the landing site is included.
  • Scenic hot-air balloon ride, departing from Phoenix
  • Experience a hot-air balloon ride over the Sonoran Desert
  • See spectacular views of surrounding landscape
  • Enjoy a traditional champagne toast and breakfast after the flight

What's Included

  • Hot-air balloon flight
  • Local taxes
  • Alcoholic Beverages
  • Live commentary on board
  • Option of helping crew inflate the balloon
  • Gratuities
  • Souvenir Merchandise (available to purchase)
  • No Hotel Pick Up service

Meeting And Pickup

Meeting point

  • 715 E Covey Ln
    715 E Covey Ln, Phoenix, AZ 85024, USA

End point

This activity ends back at the meeting point.

What To Expect

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • All flight are weather permitting
  • Children must be 5 years of age or older
  • Pregnant women are unable to fly
  • Must be able to stand for 60 minutes unassisted
  • Must be able to sustain the impact of jumping off a chair
  • Minimum drinking age is 21 years
  • Light layered clothing
  • Close toed shoes
  • Sunscreen and hats recommended
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Most travelers can participate
  • Unable to fly anyone who is pregnant
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 6 travelers

Cancellation Policy

You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.

  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.

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Featured review
This experience was AMAZING! Highly recommend and Patrick is the best. Extremely professional and so funny. The balloon ride was magical and memorable. Bucket List ✅
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Professionalism to the end
DLisa_S, Mar 2023
While the balloon rides were canceled due to weather issues, Viator promptly processed a full refund. I appreciate the professionalism of this group.
Marquita_P, Mar 2023
Verified that the ride was a go at 11am the day before. Then at 5 pm got an email canceling. So much for my surprise anniversary gift to my guy.
Response from Host, Mar 2023
We're sorry to hear that your flight with us was cancelled. However, Mother Nature often has plans of her own that will not allow us to fly. It's not unusal that a flight is still a go at 11am and then cancelled by 5pm, which is why we notify our passengers everywhere that hot air ballooning is extremely weather dependent, and to have backup dates available. We hope that you'll give hot air ballooning another try, as it is quite a breathtaking experience.
Hot air balloon ride - don’t wait!
Sue_K, Mar 2023
What a delightful ride. The pilot was knowledgeable and put us all at ease. Everyone made the process easy and enjoyable. Highly recommend!
If you are visiting the...
Clint_H, Mar 2023
If you are visiting the Phoenix area…Rainbow Ryders are just the Best! Book your flight today, you won’t regret it😎
Well worth it
Oliver_G, Mar 2023
Amazing experience. Pilot and crew very friendly. Beautiful views over Sonoran desert. Champagne after landing was very appreciated.
Fun way to see Phoenix
CASEY_J, Mar 2023
The entire experience was streamlined and efficient, thanks to John and the rest of the crew. Our journey had great weather and no issues and was very enjoyable. John was very funny and easygoing. I highly recommend if it you’re in the Phoenix area; great for kids and elderly (as long as you can step into the basket).
Magical sunrise balloon ride!
Rosalyn_G, Mar 2023
The whole experience was absolutely amazing but the best part for me was taking up to the skies and having that birds eye view of all the landscape. It was very peaceful and felt completely safe in the hands of our experienced pilot, Alan. Would love to do another one, one day and next time a sunset balloon ride.
Amazing adventure
Patricia_G, Mar 2023
Amazing adventure. Staff was friendly and competent. The views were amazing and I felt completely safe the whole time
First balloon trip
Chris_O, Mar 2023
First balloon trip. Felt safe and secure. The team was knowledgeable, funny and helpful. The scenery was beautiful. Highly recommend!
Great Experience
Mitchell_M, Mar 2023
Jon was our pilot and it was a wonderful experience. The sunrise was amazing and we had a smooth landing. The crew was friendly and nice. The entire process of booking the event and showing up was very smooth. Recommend 10/10
Beautiful, safe, exciting, fun, and adventurous!
Kimberly_H, Feb 2023
Jeff was awesome! The ride was fantastic. There were the cutest pups waiting for us when we got back - Moxy and Raider! Best ending to the best ride!
Morgan was a Great Pilot....
Melinda_H, Jan 2023
Morgan was a Great Pilot. This was my second flight & my friends first. They were totally impressed. We may be back every year in Jan. For Birthdays
Up, Up, Up & Away
Johnett_S, Jan 2023
Kyle was our pilot and he is what made the experience so amazing. He was calm, patient, fun, and knew his stuff about Air Ballooning. Thank Kyle
Amazing time!
Hannah_M, Jan 2023
We had Patrick as our pilot- he was the best! We had such a good time! We went with friends at sunset and it was beautiful
Flying High Together
Ricardo_B, Dec 2022
This was my first time experiencing such a moment. Just being in the air and enjoying the sites as well as experiencing the Ballooners prayer
Response from Host, Dec 2022
We are so happy to have been a part of first hot air balloon experience! The balloonist prayer is one of our favorite parts of the experience, and we are pleased to hear that you enjoyed it as well. Thank you for choosing Rainbow Ryders, we hope to fly with you again soon!
Sarah_S, Dec 2022
Such a nice view watching the sunrise. Jeff did amazing, especially with the landing. I’m definitely coming back with my kids!
Response from Host, Dec 2022
We are so happy to hear that you enjoyed your sunrise flight with Jeff! We can't wait to fly with you again soon, make sure to request Jeff as your pilot!
One of a kind
Eva_K, Dec 2022
An amazing solo adventure. Met such great people, it's easy bonding when you're so close to each other a couple thousand feet up in the air! Haha. Super knowledgeable and nice staff. Definitely recommend
Response from Host, Dec 2022
We are very happy to hear that you enjoyed your flight with us in Phoenix! We are also happy to hear that you had a great experience with your group, we love hearing of the new friendships made through hot air ballooning. Thank you for choosing Rainbow Ryders, we hope to see you again soon!
The experience was...
Ashlee_K, Dec 2022
The experience was wonderful! The guides make u feel comfortable & safe So thankful to scratch off my bucket list 🙌🏾💯👏🏾😮‍💨
Response from Host, Dec 2022
We are so happy to hear that you enjoyed your sunrise flight with us in Phoenix and that we were able to provide you with a safe and memorable bucket list experience. We hope to fly with you again soon!
Overall experience was...
Rashida_R, Dec 2022
Overall experience was great Staff were friendly and professional Would do it again Jesse was a great pilot
Response from Host, Dec 2022
We are very pleased to hear that you enjoyed your sunrise flight with Jesse! We appreciate you taking the time to leave us a review about your experience and look forward to flying with you again soon!
Great time!
Robin_K, Dec 2022
Super fun experience with breathtaking views! Crews were very efficient and pilot was great! Everyone enjoyed themselves!
Response from Host, Dec 2022
We are very happy to hear that you enjoyed your flight with us! Our pilots and crew love what they do and work hard to ensure each and every one of our passengers leaves with a lasting memory, which is seems they were able to do for you. Thank you choosing Rainbow Ryders, we hope to fly with you again soon!