Phoenix Hot Air Balloon Ride at Sunrise

Glendale, United States
Sunrise Hot Air Balloon Ride from Phoenix

From $209.00

Select Date and Travelers

up to 24 hours before the experience starts (local time)

  • 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

  • 7934 N Glen Harbor Blvd
    7934 N Glen Harbor Blvd, Glendale, AZ 85307, USA

End point

This activity ends back at the meeting point.

What To Expect

Rainbow Ryders Hot Air Balloon Ride Co.

4 hours Admission Ticket Free

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • 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
  • 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
  • Unable to fly anyone who is pregnant
  • This is a shared basket flight, there will be anywhere from 10-16 total passengers in each basket
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 12 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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Experiencing the hot air ballooning from beginning to end was amazing. Watching the pros inflating the ballon getting it ready for us and then breaking everything down at the end was very interesting. The view was amazing so calm and peaceful ❤️


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Above and Beyond!!
Johnnie_F, Feb 2024
Morgan was our pilot and did great! Excellent smooth ride and landing. I loved that his crew were all concerned about safety and took time to photograph us with our cell phones.
Justin_C, Feb 2024
Our OPERATOR & GROUND CREW WERE AWESOME!!!! EXCELLENT 5 STAR EXPERIENCE. Mr Newcomer our balloons pilot has 9 YEARS at the controls and it was obvious he loves his job, and does it well. TRIP WAS SAFE AND FUN, AND TOTALLY ENJOYABLE. MY GRATTITUDE TO ALL INVOLVED. my only regret was not haveing enough cash on me to TIP as much as I would have. So if you and this come prepared, these guys are totally worth it- and they can't possibly be paid enough for what they do. It's your LIFE that they are protecting. Be patient and follow directions , you'll have one of the most unexpected and exciting adventures possible on Viator. 💯 % RECCOMEND RAINBOW RYDERS A
Aleena_T, Feb 2024
Wow ! This experience was amazing. First of all the staff are soo friendly and have over 10 years of experience flying so I felt safe. Staff are welcoming and explained everything. The facility is clean and very well maintained. There were complementary snacks after the ride and it was a mind blowing experience. I believe the guides name was John and he's been riding balloons since he was 15 so you are in good hands 👍
Great experience
Margaret_F, Jan 2024
It was a worry free and peaceful experience. It was so amazing to be able to just look down on the world as you float along. The team was very friendly and efficient.
Candace_H, Jan 2024
What a wonderful experience. Jon, our tour guide, was professional, informative, and entertaining. From check in to the very end, everything was well planned. I would highly recommend the experience!!
shaileshkumar_D, Jan 2024
Pilot is very experienced guy and very professional. Everything was good but actual flight time was very less compared to the time given and price paid.
Barbara_F, Jan 2024
I am afraid of heights and I felt calm and relaxed the entire experience! Loved looking at familiar sites from above!
Underwhelming and Overpriced
Saurav_D, Jan 2024
I had an amazing hot air ballooning experience in Virginia's Shenandoah with a different company last year, so I was excited to share a similar adventure with my family in Arizona. Unfortunately, the Arizona experience fell way short of my expectations, proving very UNDERWHELMING and not worth even a fraction of the hefty $1000 ticket cost. Essentially, we ascended and hovered over a barren desert with no topographical features, remaining stationary for 45 minutes, unlike the dynamic journey I enjoyed in Virginia with its scenic landscapes. A refund to the passengers would have been more appropriate than the tip request by staff upon our departure. Here is a tip for the company: choose launch sites with better surroundings and ensure a more dynamic flight (as opposed to stationary hovering) to avoid disappointing passengers. If negative stars were an option, I'd give this place and experience just that. Stay away!
Everything was great 👍!...
OLEG_M, Jan 2024
Everything was great 👍! From the start till the end 🍾 Our ride was very professionally, We finished exactly by 10 a.m.
One off the bucket list
joseph_a, Dec 2023
This experience is a must do bucket list dream. Jon our pilot was amazing. He made us feel so safe. Just do it!!!
Bucket List Accomplished
Jennifer_P, Dec 2023
A bucket list item accomplished! It was a very serene, peaceful and beautiful ride. Loved every minute of it.
Memories of a lifetime.
LeRoy_T, Nov 2023
Wonderful time - memories of a life time! Scheduling was easy; arrival information was great; and we can only say positive things!
Just do it!
sue_h, Nov 2023
Absolutely wonderful experience! Beautiful sunrise and gorgeous views. Champagne toast to bucket list check mark!
patricia_w, Nov 2023
The whole experience of gliding in the air and sharing it with my son and granddaughters. Watching a magnificent sunrise.
A wonderful experience from start to finish.
Cherrelle_D, Nov 2023
Excellent experience. From watching the balloons inflate to landing. I’d recommend this to anyone who is able to participate.
Sara_B, Nov 2023
Patrick and DJ were amazing guides. Patrick had the group chuckling the entire ride. The views were stunning, i definitely shed a few happy tears from how beautiful this experience was. I couldn’t recommend it enough, and I can 1000 percent see myself doing this again and again. Thanks rainbow ryders and thank you Patrick and DJ for an unforgettable experience.
Must Do Bucket list activity
Benito_K, Nov 2023
The wind was very mild and the view was wonderful. Whenever possible will look for the opportunity to do it again in a different place.
Best ride ever
Chiquetta_P, Nov 2023
The smooth quiet ride into the sky. The pilot was knowledgeable, nice and funny. The entire team worked safely and efficiently
One off the bucket list
Charde_P, Sep 2023
Our group had JACOB. He was amazing along with his crew that assisted us to get up in the air as well as having a safe landing . This was one off the bucket list completed . Great experience and beautiful sunrise you will never forget .
Best 35th anniversary gift!
Effren_B, Sep 2023
Exhilarating experience! Very smooth ride,. Feels like your gliding. Smooth takeoff & landing. This was a great experience for my 35th anniversary. I’m so glad my wife book this! HIGHLY RECOMMEND & Brooke our guide was terrific.

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