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Hot Air Expeditions’ Reviews

Read what REAL guests are saying about our experience! Did you know we earned the “People Love Us on Yelp” Award in 2018, TripAdvisor Hall of Fame Award in 2018 as well as the 2019 TripAdvisor® Certificate of Excellence?

  • I can’t say enough good things about our balloon ride early this morning. It was a beautiful day made even better by the care and concern shown by our captain and crew. From tending to those with nerves to providing detailed explanations to those who were curious, they really went above and beyond. Well worth the 4 am wake-up call!!

    Sstrunk TripAdvisor
  • We had the privilege of experiencing a hot air balloon ride when we were in Arizona to celebrate our vow renewal last Fall. An amazing experience to say the least. The crew is very professional and safety conscious. We thoroughly enjoyed it. We thought it would be a one time experience, but we definitely want to do it again.

    Donna Anger Payne Facebook
  • This was the best! We thoroughly enjoyed the adventure and I would recommend this to anyone that loves the scenic outdoors and the great hospitality of a balloon ride!!!! From start to finish it was awesome!

    Charlene A. Yelp
  • We celebrated our girlfriends' bachelorette party in Scottsdale and went off on a hot air balloon sunrise excursion on our last morning of Memorial Day Weekend. It was by far the BEST part of our long weekend celebration because of the staff and crew, in addition to the breathtaking views we were surprised with as the sun rose above the mountains and desert. We have added hot air ballooing to our list of to-do's on girls' trips in the future as a result of this! The price was great and everything was really simple. It can be a tad chilly while waiting to take off, but put on that sunscreen and have your sunglasses, as the heat from the hot air and the direct sunshine will lead to burns, even at 6:00am! The champagne toasts and breakfast at the end were a great top-off of a fantastic ride. There are several company options, but you should do it with these folk!

    Shree-T TripAdvisor
  • This was our first hot air balloon ride and it was amazing, the pilot Tommy was very knowledgeable and nice which made the ride even better. My husband and I are both afraid of heights but we literally felt no motion. I would highly recommend using this company for this experience. It was our wedding anniversary and this was an awesome way to start off our day.

    Shelby J TripAdvisor
  • We were very pleased with our experience. The entire operation was handled flawlessly. It was reassuring to feel like you were with true professionals. Tommy our pilot was great. It was definitely a bucket list thing to do but now I am ready to do it again. If you have any reservations put them to rest. It was the most relaxing and peaceful thing. Almost no sensation of movement at all. Not even like going up on an elevator. We were 100 feet above the ground before I even realized it.

    Jeff L. Yelp
  • It was on my bucket list, the experience was wonderful as well as the staff. Thank you to Capt Al for showing us a good time. I have to put this back on my list, it was that good.

    Olga Davis Facebook
  • This is a must do. Staff were fun, informative, and competent. Flight was awesome and we always felt safe. The breakfast in the desert was delicious. You must check them out.

    Raymond Deck Facebook
2019 TripAdvisor Hall of Fame Awards Certificate Hot Air Expeditions - Balloon Rides Phoenix Tucson

TripAdvisor Reviews

We are proud to have received over 1,400 5-Star reviews on TripAdvisor, a 2019 Certificate of Excellence, and the TripAdvisor Hall of Fame Award. We cannot thank you, our wonderful passengers, enough for sharing about your ballooning experiences with us. We couldn’t do what we do without you! To read more reviews about Hot Air Expeditions, please visit our page on TripAdvisor.

Family Owned and Operated for over 28 Years

Hot Air Expeditions has been rated the

“Best Balloon Flight in Phoenix”

by Fodor’s Travel for 24 consecutive years.


Hot Air Expeditions has been featured in:
Fodor’s Travel
The Huffington Post
WestJet Magazine
Chicago Daily Herald
Toronto Star
Arizona Republic
Luxury Retreats Magazine
State Forty Eight (Watch a Video!)
Why Arizona Features (Watch a Video!)
PBS Beyond Your Backyard: Scottsdale (Watch a Video!)
And many more!

We have also been featured on the Weather Network Canada, ESPN, KRON-TV and Fox 10 among others.

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