Our hot air balloon rides in Tucson begin 45 minutes before the sun rises. When you arrive at the launch site, the crew will lay the balloon out for cold inflation. Once Kevin has stood the balloon up, you will be invited on board for your pre-flight briefing and the adventure of a lifetime! You'll ascend into the air and find the thrill of take-off replaced by the peacefulness of floating at the speed of the wind. Many people are surprised to find that there is no sense of motion or swaying in a balloon, since you are moving with the wind. Even people who profess a fear of heights find ballooning to be a peaceful experience. (For more, see our Afraid of Heights page).
Kevin will point out any interesting landmarks and wildlife such as rabbits, deer, fox and coyotes that you may have the pleasure of spying from above. The crew will capture your flight on camera and provide you with your own picture files before you leave. Once you have landed, you'll be regaled with the history of the post-flight champagne toast as you enjoy a delicious brunch with mimosas.
What to Wear
Wear comfortable clothes that you don't mind getting dusty - jeans and sneakers are a great choice. Open toed shoes and high heels are not allowed. Long hair should be tied back or worn under a hat. Be sure to dress for early morning temperatures and "layer" so you can stay comfortable as the day warms up. Hats and sunglasses are recommended.
How many people
We have a four passenger balloon and an eight passenger balloon. Depending on how many people we have booked for a certain day (and their total weight) you will ride in one of these two balloons.. Exclusive private flights are available for an additional fee.