Hot Air Expeditions

Hot Air Expeditions


This was our first Hot Air Balloon ride, it was awesome. I would definitely go with this group again, Hot Air Expeditions. Even had a celebratory breakfast afterward. Jonathon was very knowledgeable.
Congratulations to Mr. & Mrs. Roy Nichols. Danielle Jones & Roy Nichols were married in a Hot Air Balloon (Hot Air Expeditions) at 6:30 a.m., Saturday, October 10, 2020 in Phoenix, AZ. Wedding Officiant: Larry James, Scottsdale, AZ.
Celebrate Love aloft! How about a mile-high intimate Hot Air Balloon Wedding with a few special friends? It's truly a "romantic" adventure! Check #LarryJames' availability for your "Romantic" Wedding, Renewal of Vows ceremony or Commitment ceremony @ ~ ‪#‎CelebrateIntimateWeddings‬ ‪#‎Weddings‬ ‪#‎CelebrateLove‬ Read "Rave Reviews” @ More Hot Air Expeditions Wedding Info:
Jim Suckow: February 18th, I went on a great balloon ride. Jonathan, Todd, Mike, and Bree made it a wonderful experience. We had fantastic weather, beautiful views, and informative guides. I highly recommend Hot Air Expeditions to anyone wanting to take a balloon ride while in Phoenix, I give them 5+ stars.
We live in Sonoran Mountain Ranch, at the edge of the desert and enjoy seeing the balloons!
12/22/19 Cruising down Carefree Highway. (Video from my backyard porch)
It was exciting recently to watch balloon launchs in the W. Carefree Hwy area, and (try to😉)capture some photos of it. There was lots of smiles and professionalism.
Caught this perfect shot near New River Rd last evening.
We want to thank Kyle, Eric and Hot Air Expeditions for making the morning flight the best experience and the weather was perfect to enjoy the view of the Sonoran desert.
Thank you for keeping us safe. It sucks that the weather kept us grounded. We appreciate you looking out for our safety. Looking forward to when we can get up in the air for our first ride! Christopher M Harris
i've got to try this
Fantastic balloon ride with Captain Mike England of Hot Air Expeditions! Safety first, champagne last! A beautiful day...

Hot Air Expeditions offers daily hot air ballooning experiences over the stunning Sonoran Desert. Come make memories with your local ballooning experts!

Click the Book Now link to make your reservation. At Hot Air Expeditions, we provide daily upscale hot air ballooning experiences year round. Operating locally in the Valley of the Sun for over 26 years, we pride ourselves on providing memories our guests will cherish for a lifetime. We have been rated the "Best Ballooning in Phoenix" by Fodor's Travel for 22 years in a row, come see why! We can't wait to see you up, up and away!

Operating as usual

Afternoon rides are ending soon 🌄

Our afternoon hot air balloon ride season in Phoenix/Scottsdale, AZ comes to a close at the end of March when the desert heat creeps back in 🔥

Don't miss your chance to snooze your alarm + cruise the Arizona skies with the setting sun ☁️

Book your afternoon hot air balloon ride at before they're gone for the season 🎈

For those determined to fly, having no wings is just a little detail 🎈

This is your reminder that nothing is impossible + you can handle whatever this week throws your way ✨

Happy Monday ☀️

Saturday mood 😎

The best part about hot air ballooning? Leaving your cares on the ground ☁️

Wishing you an incredible weekend from 5,000 feet 🎈🌵

Wedding goals 💍

Watching couples say "I do" among the clouds is one of the most special things we get to do ☁️

There is noting quite like committing to forever from 5,000 feet + we are humbled to be a part of these magical moments ✨

Drop a 💙 below to wish these newlyweds a lifetime of happiness together!

𝗕𝗮𝗹𝗹𝗼𝗼𝗻 𝗥𝗶𝗱𝗲 𝗕𝗼𝗼𝗸𝗶𝗻𝗴 𝗧𝗶𝗽𝘀 ⬇️

📅 Allow for a backup date
We always recommend booking early on in your stay if you're visiting, or to allow for a backup date if you're local, just in case Mother Nature interferes with your original flight date.

✔️ Book early
Flights have been filling up quickly, so we recommend reserving your balloon ride as soon as your plans are set! We just have a 24 hour change/cancellation policy + don't collect payment up front, so you can book worry-free.

📱 Have a question? Text us!
We're happy to answer any questions you may have regarding the hot air ballooning experience. Don't be shy, text your questions to us at (480) 502-6999.

🎈 Check out our specials
We run specials + promotions from time to time, so before booking make sure to check out our Specials webpage to make sure you're getting the best deal! We might just have one up right now for Arizona locals...

View current specials + book your balloon ride at 👍🏼

In Arizona we salt margaritas, not sidewalks 🍹

Looking for a break from the cold? We've got you 👌🏼

With high temperatures in the 70's + lows in the 40's Arizona might just be the warm up you're looking for ☀️

Plus, we've got a big flame up above to keep you cozy 🔥

So leave your parka at home + let's fly! Book your Phoenix or Tucson, AZ balloon ride at 🎈🌵

"People forget years and remember moments" - Ann Beattie ✨

Don't forget to make time for something that fills your heart up this week 💕

Whether it's a new adventure, some quality time with friends or a long walk with your fur baby, make sure to take care of the one and only YOU 💛

Wishing you a wonderful week ahead ☀️

Happy Birthday Arizona 🎉

1️⃣0️⃣9️⃣ looks good on you 😍

Valentine's Day is also Arizona's birthday, so there is lots to celebrate on this special day 💕

𝗛𝗲𝗿𝗲 𝗮𝗿𝗲 𝘀𝗼𝗺𝗲 𝗳𝘂𝗻 𝗳𝗮𝗰𝘁𝘀 𝗮𝗯𝗼𝘂𝘁 𝘁𝗵𝗲 𝗴𝗿𝗲𝗮𝘁 𝗦𝘁𝗮𝘁𝗲 𝟰𝟴:
🌼 The state flower is the saguaro cactus blossom
🔨 The Capitol building in Phoenix, AZ contains enough copper to make 4,800,000 pennies
☀️ Arizona is the 6th largest state at around 114,000 square miles
🔥 The hottest day ever recorded in Arizona was 128 degrees in Lake Havasu City

Now get out there and celebrate love + our beautiful state today! 💛

📸 cred: @hoveringheartphotography

We're looking forward to a balloon filled sky this weekend 🔥

If you're on the ground, don't forget to look up 👀

Valentine's Day + weekend is one of our busiest + favorite times of year! We love celebrating love in the air whether it's a couple, family or galentine's adventure, we love them all the same 🎉

Thank you for celebrating with us among the clouds 🎈

PS we had a few last-minute spots open up for our 3:30pm flight this afternoon in Phoenix, AZ! Book 'em up before they're gone at ☁️

Need a last-minute Valentine's Day gift? We've got you covered! 🎁

Our hot air balloon rides are booked up on Valentine's Day, but there's still a way to give the gift of adventure to your hunny 💕

➡️ We've got hot air balloon ride e-gift certificates available starting at $179 per person 🎈

➡️ Our Valentine's Day Gift Box is still available with free in-store pick up for $449 to make sure your sweetie gets it in time for the big day 💛

View all of our gift options at ☁️

📸 cred: @hoveringheartphotography

"Checked something off my bucket list for my 26th birthday. I’ve wanted to ride in a hot air balloon for as long as I can remember and I finally did it. Surprisingly enough, I wasn’t scared. Like, at all. I’ve been more fearful of getting a TB shot than floating thousands of feet in the air. Lol. This past year has been all types of foolishness. I’m thankful I was able to do a little something for myself. Thankful for the dope folks over at Hot Air Expeditions for making this such a memorable experience."
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We hear all the time how surprised passengers are with the peacefulness + calmness of floating among the clouds in a hot air balloon 🎈🌵

Trust us, there is nothing to be afraid of! ☁️

What questions about hot air balloon rides can we answer to put your mind at ease? Drop 'em in the comments ⬇️

"Be a rainbow in someone else's cloud" - Maya Angelou 🌈

Wishing you a beautiful Monday + week ✨


Good morning from the desert ☀️

Tag someone you'd like to catch this view with ⬇️

Cheers to 30 years 🍾

2021 marks our 30th year cruising the Arizona skies ☀️

We are beyond honored + humbled to enter our 3rd decade of making memories together among the Arizona skies 💛

We are proud to be a local, female-owned small business, and will continue to put 110% into making your time with us unforgettable 🎈🌵

We would not be here without you, and cannot thank you enough for your support over the years.


PS keep your eyes peeled for some fun 30th anniversary giveaways + promotions we have coming your way!

Adventure awaits ✨

Sometimes being off the grid is just what the doctor ordered 📍

Want to spice up your weekend? We've got space available all weekend-long to soak up the fresh air + Arizona sunshine from 5,000 feet ☁️

Post-flight catered fare + bubbly are always included 🥂

Check out our Flight Calendar at for hot air balloon ride check in times, pricing + availability 🎈🌵

Valentine's Day is 1️⃣1️⃣ days away!

We've got two fun options to make this special day one for the books 💕

➡️ Add our Love in the Air Package to your reservation on Valentine's Day (or any day!) to take home two champagne flutes etched with the Balloonist's Prayer + two of the cutest hot air balloon cookies you've ever seen from local fave @ruzecakehouse for just $29 🥂

➡️ Give your hunny the ultimate gift with our Valentine's Day Gift Box! This one of a kind gift box includes a customized Valentine's Day greeting card, a gift certificate for two for a Phoenix Shared Morning or Afternoon Balloon Ride, two hot air balloon cookies + two etched champagne flutes for $449 🍾

There's still time to snag both of these options! Get more info on both options below ⬇️

"It doesn't matter where you are going, it's who you have beside you." - Anonymous ✨

As we enter the month of love, our hearts are filled with warmth, joy + gratitude for all of the people in our lives who make life great 💕

Tag someone that lights your heart on fire 🔥⬇️

That croissant though...😍

It's National Croissant Day today, because this flaky pastry deserves a day all to itself 🥐

Our post-flight breakfast includes scrumptious, melt-in-your-mouth croissants from local favorite @vincentsoncamelback 🤤

Learn more about our post-flight catered fare among the saguaros at 🍳🍾🌵

Dress for ballooning success 🎈

Wondering what to wear up, up + away? We've got you covered ⬇️

👕 Keep clothes comfy + casual
👟 Throw on some tennis shoes or boots
🧥 Dress for the day's anticipated temps at flight time
🧢 Wear a hat to keep the burner heat off of your head
🕶️ Keep your eyes protected with sunnies
🧴 Keep skin burn free with sunscreen

Have other questions about joining us among the clouds? Check out our FAQ's page at www. ☁️

⭐ We were recently named Best Valley Adventure Experience 2021 by @bestofourvalley ⭐

The Best of Our Valley contest asks locals to vote on their favorite Valley people, places, things to do + more, and is answered with thousands of votes, with winners chosen by the people 🗳️

From the bottom of our hearts, thank YOU for voting us as the Best Valley Adventure Experience! 🙏🏼

See what our owners had to say about taking home this award at 🎈🌵

Galentine's Day up, up + away 👯‍♀️

All a girl needs in life are good friends, incredible adventures, and some bubbly doesn't hurt...🍾

You bring your gals and we'll provide the rest! 🎈🌵

Tag your BFF's who you'd like to go on a balloon ride with ⬇️

When is the last time someone told you to plan a vacation? 🤔

If you need an excuse to plan some time away, this is it ☀️

Today is National Plan For Vacation Day ✈️

Why plan a trip?
➡️ American workers on average left 33% of their PTO unused last year
➡️ 71% report feeling greater energy knowing they have a trip scheduled in the next six months
➡️ American workers who plan for vacation are happier with their job + wellbeing

Now go get planning a getaway! 🌴

"We didn't realize we were making memories, we just knew we were having fun." - Winnie the Pooh ✨

This is your reminder that you are allowed to have fun, even on a Monday! ☀️

Yes, we said it so it's true, now go do something that makes you smile 😊


What a wild week of weather we've had ☁️

Our pilots are getting cabin fever + are so ready to fly, but only when it is safe to do so 🎈

Your safety is always our #1 priority, and we will never do anything to jeopardize that 👍🏼

Drop a ☀️ in the comments + send some sunny weather our way!

Arizona sunrises just hit different 🌅

Views like this make setting your alarm early so worth it ⏰

Ready for a dose of adventure + incredible views of the Sonoran Desert? Book your hot air balloon ride at 🎈🌵

🚨 Arizona Locals 🚨

We cannot express how much we appreciate your support over the last year. We have done our very best to make our hot air balloon tours as safe + sanitary as possible, and cannot begin to thank you enough for trusting in us, and supporting our small local business through all the craziness that was 2020 🙏🏼

To say thank you, we are extending our local love special through 8/31/21, which takes $2️⃣0️⃣ per person off of all hot air balloon rides taken by the end of August for Arizona locals ☀️

All you have to do is use promo code LOCALLOVE at + show your Arizona ID on your flight date to redeem 🎈🌵

Adventure is calling this Valentine's Day 💕

This Valentine's Day treat your other half to a hot air balloon ride over the Sonoran Desert, complete with incredible views, post-flight bubbly + bites, and of course, a bucket list check ✔️

Private + shared, morning + afternoon rides are currently available, but these will fill up! 🎈🌵

Book your spot at + get ready for the most epic Valentine's Day ever 🍾

📸 cred: @hoveringheartphotography

It's going to be a little wet this week 🌧️

Not being able to fly breaks our hearts, but knowing the desert is getting some much needed hydration makes us feel a little better 🌵

Did you know Phoenix, AZ on average receives 9 inches of rain per year, while the national average is 38 inches of rain per year? The desert can definitely use all the hydration it can get 💧

Our pilots are closely monitoring the weather conditions this week, and we will contact you if we need to cancel/re-schedule your ride due to poor weather ☔

We so appreciate your patience! 💛

📸 cred: @hoveringheartphotography

"The quality, not the longevity, of one's life is what is important." - Martin Luther King Jr. ✨

No truer words have ever been said 🌠

Happy MLK Day ☀️

The perfect date doesn't exi...

Trust us, a hot air balloon ride over the Sonoran Desert followed by post-flight bubbly + bites among the saguaros is the most epic day date or date night 💕

Tag your boo + let's fly! 🎈🌵

Cloud hoppin' on a Saturday ☁️

Happy weekend from 5,000 feet ☀️

Want to add some adventure to your long weekend? Space is still available for morning + afternoon balloon rides in Phoenix tomorrow + Monday 🎈🌵

Book now ➡️

This is what bachelorette dreams are made of 💕

You + your besties ✔️
Stunning sunrise ✔️
Matching outfits ✔️
Hot air balloon ride ✔️
Post-flight mimosas ✔️

We love celebrating love up, up + away, and bachelor/bachelorette parties are no exception! If you're looking for a fun, unforgettable outing for you + your squad THIS IS IT ✨

Get more info + start planning your bachelor/bachelorette party among the clouds at 🍾

"AMAZING experience!!!!! I've been wanting to do a hot air balloon flight for a while and finally got the chance to do it. Bree was extremely nice over the phone when I called to book the reservation. We had Jonathon as our pilot and he was phenomenal. He made the experience awesome and took pictures of me and my boyfriend while we were in the air. The entire experience was magical. I would def recommend. The food and cake at the end for celebrations was the icing on the cake. I was sad it was over."
-Cierra, Tripadvisor

Literally this is what we live for ⬆️. Creating magical bucket list memories fill our hearts + sets our souls on fire 🔥

We are honored for each + every review, and feel so privileged to be in the @Tripadvisor Hall of Fame + be a Traveler's Choice pick 🙏🏼. Check out what fellow adventurers are saying about their time up, up + away at 😎

Looking for some fun in the valley of the sun? ☀️

Look no further! @Essence recently visited Scottsdale, AZ and is sharing all there is to do + see for a socially distant staycation or weekend getaway in Scottsdale 🌵

Check out "Get Lost: A Socially Distant 72 Hours In Scottsdale" ⬇️

Adventure got you hungry? 🍾

We think sitting down, savoring the moment with friends + munching on some delectable treats among the saguaros is the perfect ending to your time up, up + away ☁️

Post-flight catered fare from Vincent on Camelback is served after each and every flight, featuring:

𝗕𝗿𝗲𝗮𝗸𝗳𝗮𝘀𝘁 𝗠𝗲𝗻𝘂
🍳 Southwestern style vegetable quiche
🥐 Warm croissants
🧀 Soft cheese
🍎 Fresh fruit
🥂 Champagne + sparkling cider
🍊 Orange juice

𝗘𝘃𝗲𝗻𝗶𝗻𝗴 𝗛𝗼𝗿𝘀 𝗗'𝗼𝗲𝘂𝘃𝗿𝗲𝘀 𝗠𝗲𝗻𝘂
🍕 Mini BBQ duck pizza round
🍳 Mini vegetable quiche
🍋 Lemon tartlet
🍫 Dark + light truffles
🍎 Fresh fruit
🥂 Champagne + sparkling cider

Learn more about what it is like to fly + dine with us ⬇️

Our Story

At Hot Air Expeditions, we provide daily upscale hot air ballooning experiences year round. Operating locally in the Valley of the Sun for over 27 years, we pride ourselves on providing memories our guests will cherish for a lifetime. We have been rated the "Best Ballooning in Phoenix" by Fodor's Travel for 23 years in a row, come see why! We can't wait to see you up, up and away!

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Tuesday 04:00 - 18:00
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