Sunset Hot Air Balloon Ride Over Phoenix

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Sunset Hot Air Balloon Ride over Phoenix

From $250.00

Select Date and Travelers

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

  • 3 hours 30 minutes (approx.)
  • Mobile ticket
  • Offered in: English


Enjoy a picturesque hot-air balloon flight over the mammoth Sonoran Desert in North Phoenix on this 1-hour sunset flight. Experience breathtaking 360-degree views of the hottest desert in North America and its surrounding landscape while floating effortlessly across the sky at dusk. Then celebrate with a traditional champagne toast and catered food after the flight. Commemorative flight certificate, plus transportation to and from the landing site is included.
  • Experience a hot-air balloon ride over the Sonoran Desert
  • See breathtaking views of surrounding landscape
  • Enjoy a traditional champagne toast and catered food after the flight
  • Fun for the entire family

What's Included

  • Local taxes
  • Champagne
  • Post flight food
  • Live commentary on board
  • Gratuities
  • Souvenir Merchandise (available to purchase)
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off

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

Sonoran Desert National Monument

2 hours Admission Ticket Included

Rainbow Ryders Hot Air Balloon Ride Co.

1 hour Admission Ticket Included

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 flights are weather permitting
  • Children must be 5 years of age or older
  • 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
  • Closed toe shoes
  • 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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What an amazing experience!! The service was professional, the views were spectacular and when we returned, we drank champagne to celebrate......we would highly recommend crossing this off your bucket list.


172 reviews
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great experience
Irv_Z, Feb 2024
well organized and professional. Pilot, Jon was excellent. Crew was also very experienced and helpful throughout.
Extremely enjoyable trip!
Paul_A, Feb 2024
It was wonderful! Our pilot, Patrick was funny and very informative. He did a fantastic job! I will go again when I have a chance!
Blown Up
Jay_J, Feb 2024
I had a great experience, our guide Jon T. Gave us so much knowledge and i highly recommend. 5 stars
Amazing experience!
Dennis_E, Feb 2024
We did the sunset tour and it was fantastic! Our hot air balloon team led by Jesse was very professional and the whole experience was great! The entire voyage was peaceful, the sights were beautiful and it felt very safe the whole ride!
Fun and exactly as promised!
Denise_N, Feb 2024
Great experience and a box checked on my personal bucket list! The team was professional, very informative about the area and the event was exactly as advertised!
A Great Way to Get High!
keith_p, Feb 2024
Sharing stories with people at 7,000 feet. Serene comfortable atmosphere with interesting comments from our pilot. Very knowledgeable about Arizona history, geographic information, and great sense of humor. Very professional and made it a fun event.
Best experience ever
Sharon_M, Feb 2024
Our pilot was Patrick and he was awesome. Everyone should put this on their bucket list as it is totally amazing. Would definitely do this again in the future. We did the afternoon trip .
Loved the hot air balloon tour.
Sandy_m, Feb 2024
Amazing experience…. Totally recommend it Jesse Newcomer was such a good guide. We had so much fun and would recommend it. We had great views and the sunset was spectacular. I loved the whole trip and I would go again.
Be nice
Shanna_M, Feb 2024
Neat experience. Rate is cheaper if you book direct. The guys doing the balloons were rude to pretty much everyone.
Bucket List Must
regals5, Feb 2024
Great experience! Patrick Steven’s was a great pilot! I couldn’t believe we got to 9000’ and we could still see so much on the ground. Would definitely recommend Rainbow Ryders…. Very professional and lots of fun😁
Carla_H, Jan 2024
The balloon was bigger than I thought it would be. Very professional hardworking staff, informative and friendly. Definitely would do it again! Cheers
Sunset Balloon Ride!
Penny_G, Jan 2024
What an amazing experience!! The service was professional, the views were spectacular and when we returned, we drank champagne to celebrate......we would highly recommend crossing this off your bucket list.
A great experience
carolynmgould, Jan 2024
Jon T and his team were great. So organzied and Jon has a great sense of humor which made it a lot of fun. The ride was amazing and I am very afraid of heights.
Great. Will do this again with my kids
Brittany_M, Dec 2023
Great experience, provided a great tour, drinks and snacks available. Alcohol beverages was a bonus.
hot air balloon in Phoenix, AZ
Tony_Z, Dec 2023
First time in a hot air balloon, a great experience. Unfortunately, the balloon did not travel very far.
Great experience! Would...
Kendrick_P, Dec 2023
Great experience! Would definitely do again. The sunset was amazing with the balloons in the backdrop
Exciting voyage
Steven_S, Dec 2023
Captain Jon was incredible, friendly, fun, and very knowledgeable. Landed just feet from the chase vehicle.
Truly amazing experience!
Sharon_L, Nov 2023
Bucket list, check! This was an amazing experience with my family. We thoroughly enjoyed the sites. Jesse was our pilot and was very informative and compassionate! I loved the souvenir choices also. I would highly recommend this tour.
Rainbow Riders
MARY_M, Nov 2023
Patrick was an awesome pilot, the company staff were friendly, we were only flying for 40 min which was a bit of a disappointment but still a fabulous experience, I would highly recommend it!
Its was a memorable...
Christiane_R, Nov 2023
Its was a memorable experience from beginning to end. Our pilot, Jon, was outstanding as well as the whole staff.

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