Las Vegas

Las Vegas Hot Air Balloon Ride

Badge of ExcellenceLas Vegas, USA
  • 5 to 6 hours
  • Mobile ticket
  • Offered in: English


Fly over the Pahrump valley in a colorful hot air balloon on this exciting tour. Get a bird's-eye view of the stunning desert and mountain scenery, located about an hour away from the Las Vegas Strip. Soar as high as 10,000 feet—one of the highest flights available in the area—for unparalleled views. Upon landing, enjoy a Champagne toast to commemorate your scenic flight.
  • Hot air balloon flight over the Pahrump region
  • Flight certificate and Champagne toast upon landing
  • Unobstructed bird's-eye views of the desert and mountains
  • Balloon flies over the Pahrump Valley, not the Las Vegas Strip

Why Travelers Choose This Tour

You should book your balloon ride on day one or two of your Vegas trip as this tour is dependent on weather. Booking early in your trip gives you maximum flexibility if your tour needs to be rescheduled, then you won't miss out on this amazing trip!

What's Included

  • Sunrise Balloon Flight
  • FAA Certified Pilot
  • Post-flight Champagne, Orange Juice or Mimosa
  • Commemorative Flight Certificate
  • Gratuities
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off

Meeting and Pickup

Meeting point

  • Vegas Balloon Rides
    4390 Polaris Ave, Las Vegas, NV 89103, USA

Start time

03:30 AM

End point

This activity ends back at the meeting point.

What To Expect

Enjoy pickup at select hotels on the Las Vegas Strip (additional cost) or make your own way to the departure point for the approximate 45-minute drive to the launch location.

Upon arrival in Pahrump, listen to a short safety briefing from your pilot and guide, then climb into the basket and set off. Soar over Pahrump’s residential areas and the Pahrump Valley; and enjoy unobstructed views of the desert landscapes and mountains.

After the flight, your pilot guides the balloon toward earth. On touchdown, enjoy a Champagne toast and receive a flight certificate.

Following this, return to Las Vegas for drop-off.

Bonus: During the winter months, you are able to choose between a sunrise departure.

Las Vegas (Pass By)


1 hour 30 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking, unless booked within 8 hours of travel. In this case confirmation will be received as soon as possible, subject to availability
  • All passengers must be 6 years of age or older. Age 6-17 requires parent or guardian to fly.
  • Maximum weight per passenger cannot exceed 280lbs / 127 Kilograms / 20 stone, passengers may be asked to be weighed for accuracy at check-in
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • It is strongly recommended that someone in the party be able to communicate in English
  • Back, Neck, Knee, Hip, Joint, Bone, Osteoporosis or Similar Physical issues within 2 years
  • Inability to walk unassisted or stand for one hour unassisted. Canes / Walkers / Wheel-chairs / Scooters not permitted
  • Recent Surgeries or Other Medical Conditions that may be aggravated during flight and landing
  • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
  • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 16 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.

Frequently Asked Questions

The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.

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Q:Where do we meet for the Las Vegas Hot Air Balloon Ride Over Mojave Desert?

A:Our departure address is 4390 Polaris Ave, Las Vegas, NV 89103

Apr 2021

Q:When should I arrive for the Las Vegas Hot Air Balloon Ride Over Mojave Desert?

A:Please be ready at the departure location at least one hour before sunrise. Be sure to call the phone number on your ticket at least 24 hours prior to your tour date for the exact meeting time.

Apr 2021

Q:Why is the Las Vegas Hot Air Balloon Ride Over Mojave Desert so early in the morning?

A:Because of the wind and thermal variances, the best time for a hot air balloon ride is sunrise. The views are also pretty awesome!

Apr 2021

Q:How high do we fly during the Las Vegas Hot Air Balloon Ride Over Mojave Desert?

A:When you are aloft in the balloon, heights reached can range anywhere from treetops up to 2,500 feet above the earth, and that’s what makes those views so fantastic!

Apr 2021

Q:How far will we travel during the Las Vegas Hot Air Balloon Ride Over Mojave Desert?

A:The balloon travels at the same speed as the wind. An average flight is approximately 7 miles in distance.

Apr 2021

Q:How long are we in the air during the Las Vegas Hot Air Balloon Ride Over Mojave Desert?

A:You will be in the air 45-60 minutes or longer depending on the weather. Please allow approximately 6 hours in total to return to the meeting location.

Apr 2021

Q:How many people fit into one balloon during the Las Vegas Hot Air Balloon Ride Over Mojave Desert?

A:The hot air balloons carry a maximum of 12 passengers plus the pilot. Our gondolas (baskets) have partitioned compartments for passenger comfort and safety.

Apr 2021

Q:Can I bring my child with me on the Las Vegas Hot Air Balloon Ride Over Mojave Desert?

A:Children must be at least six years old to fly.

Apr 2021

Q:How is the balloon steered during the Las Vegas Hot Air Balloon Ride Over Mojave Desert?

A:Hot Air Balloons can not be steered like a plane or helicopter. Balloons travel only in the direction of the wind. There may be different wind directions at different altitudes that the pilot may use to maneuver the balloon.

Apr 2021

Q:What will we see during the Las Vegas Hot Air Balloon Ride Over Mojave Desert?

A:Shortly after the sun rises, we will lift off for a peaceful journey over the gorgeous desert and mountainous surroundings lasting approximately one hour.

Apr 2021

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Totally worth it!!! We were blessed to enjoy this wonderful experience just before the Vegas Coronavirus shutdown. They drove us 1 hour from Vegas. Our pilot Daniel was very friendly and knowledgeable. We went up to 10,000 feet and it was absolutely beautiful!


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Absolutely perfect experience
Lauren_G, Apr 2024
What an amazing experience. Jeff was a wonderful pilot. Funny, charming and full of knowledge and stories of growing up flying balloons. It’s such a peaceful and serene morning and the champagne at the end was a lovely touch. Definitely recommend to anyone even considering trying it out. You will only regret not going!
Bucket list check
Carla_G, Apr 2024
The whole experience was amazing! I didn’t have to worry about anything except having fun! Our driver and our Pilot were very entertaining, informative, and well prepared even with a flat tire on the way! A 10 out of 10!!
Jessica_B, Apr 2024
AMAZING! Highly recommend! The crew was incredible how well they work together and made the flight very relaxing safe. The whole experience is something you’ll never forget… catch the cork!!!
Good air baloon flight experience. Unbelievable, no photos or videos available, having a lot of people to do that
EDUARDO_H, Apr 2024
I can't believe that having so many people on earth, the air baloon company did not video lift and landing, or use some drones to record the experience while flying. Everybody would be so thankful for having the experience recorded, and obviously, would pay for that material. Our photos are imposible to show the baloon lifting, flying or landing, as they must be taken from outside the passenger basket, and at some distance. As an air baloon ride, it was excellent. As an experience to show our children and grandchildren, no photos, no videos, an incredible disappointment
Nfinitedestinationz, Apr 2024
I had an awesome time! This was fun!! We took off so smoothly and it was just beautiful! I would definitely do this again!
It’s was a such a nice...
Lina_G, Apr 2024
It’s was a such a nice experience, great view, great team, I can’t wait in the future bring my all family and do it again. The most important, all crew was so nice and make you feel comfortable and secure. Thank you.
Hot air balloon sunrise
Wendy_R, Apr 2024
What an experience, loved every minute. The team were brilliant and so helpful, and the pilot was so experienced and knowledgeable. Felt completely safe. Just a lovely start to the day and a big tick on the bucket list. Would highly recommend
Sarith_E, Apr 2024
Wonderful new experience, friendly staff and team and special appreciation to the pilot Jeff and his crew
Great experience!
Ireneusz_Z, Apr 2024
Loads of fun, flight was very enjoyable. Crew has great energy, enthusiasm and professionalism, highly recommend.
Massimo_S, Feb 2024
Mat and his crew went above and beyond to make us feel comfortable and safe so we ended up having truly a blast. One of the best experiences you can have in Vegas!
Deepali_K, Feb 2024
Great experience superb crew very professional very efficient very knowledgeable would definitely recommend
Las Vegas hot air balloon ride
Moira_G, Feb 2024
This was a great experience to see the Nevada desert and mountains at sunrise from on high - excellent host and pilot in Matt and his crew
I took a special trip to do the Hot Air Balloon ride and Vegas didn’t deliver and lied about the reason. I’ll get it don
Steven_S, Jan 2024
I didn’t have an experience because the balloon ride was cancelled and that is why I came to Vegas so I could experience the hot air balloon ride . The weather was perfect for the ride but it was canceled due to weather . Vegas sucked and I m easy to please!
Vegas Hot Air Balloon
Kimberly_O, Jan 2024
Loved the experience! 1st time in a hot air balloon and they tour guide guys made this a memorable experience!
Experience of a lifetime
Allien_M, Jan 2024
This was an experience of a lifetime. This was on my bucket list. The staff was so friendly and informative. I truly enjoyed myself.
Best thing to do
Elizabeth_G, Jan 2024
It was a great experience For our first time the team was great and made the whole experience fun and unforgettable I def learned a lot of balloon riding
Good Crew. Good Views. Amazing Experience
ricardo_f, Jan 2024
Matt and his crew were amazing. Great service and the balloon ride was beautiful. It was definitely a memorable experience.
an experience of a lifetime
Marie_K, Jan 2024
From the moment I walked into the office I felt the positive energy. This truly was the highlight of my trip to Las Vegas. I saw Nevada from approximately 2500 feet above the ground. the view was spectacular. I wanted to go and experience a hot air balloon ride your several years. Thanks to Matt and his crew for allowing me to have so many breathtaking and phenomenal moments. They were amazing
robbie_c, Nov 2023
Staff was knowledgeable. Very helpful and friendly. Had a good time. I wish we went a little farther away on the balloon ride
Sunrise balloon flight
Jill_M, Nov 2023
The set-up and inflating the balloon was a fascinating experience. The crew was professional and fun. We could tell the pilot was experienced and enjoyed piloting the balloon. He and the crew made the whole experience enjoyable.

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