Tucson Sunrise Hot Air Balloon Ride

Tour Number

Activity Level

367056


Categories

Other, First Time Visitor, Day Trip / Out of Town, Adventure / Active

Details

Kid Friendly: Yes. Suitable for children at least 4 feet tall.

No smoking on board or near hot air balloons or anywhere on the field.

Restrooms are available on site before and after the flight. Go easy on the early morning coffee - we don't have restrooms on board!

Friendly: No.
You need to be able to climb over a 4 ft. tall obstacle unaided.

Maximum travelers: 10

Language(s)

explanation

English (fluent)

Float over the Sonoran Desert in a hot air balloon with an FAA Certified Commercial Pilot


THIS TOUR CAN BE CUSTOM QUOTED FOR AS FEW AS TWO PASSENGERS. This hot air balloon adventure lasts up to three hours total from start to finish, traveling 5 to 10 miles at altitudes from tree top level to 3, 000 feet above ground. I'm your FAA Certified Commercial pilot and tour guide. We'll fly one half of a mile from - and frequently closer - to the Santa Catalina and Rincon Mountain ranges - Sky Islands that soar up to 9, 135 feet above sea level. Our exclusive flight path departing from La Mariposa Resort provides passengers with superior scenic views and stable flight conditions. I've been flying hot air balloons for over 30 years and have never had an incident or accident. Flights depart only at sunrise.

Itinerary

Sunrise - varies from 0530 to 0830 depending on the month booked: Arrive at La Mariposa Resort for a pre-flight briefing and liftoff

Lift off for approximately a one hour balloon tour

Return from balloon tour

Champagne Mimosa toast post flight

Please understand that hot air ballooning is not an exact science, so flexibility in your schedule is needed, the tour is approximately 3 hours from start to finish.

Hot air ballooning is a weather sensitive sport. No flights will be launched if in the sole opinion of the Pilot In Command conditions are not suitable.

Meeting Location + Tour Duration

Meeting location: La Mariposa Resort
1501 N Houghton Rd
Tucson, AZ 85750

Meet outside next to the polo field at the south end of the parking lot - don't go into the main building. You'll see us out in the field when you arrive.

End location: La Mariposa Resort
1501 N Houghton Rd
Tucson, AZ 85750

Duration: 3 hours

Subject to weather.Hot air ballooning is a weather sensitive sport. No flights will be launched if in the sole opinion of the Pilot In Command conditions are not suitable.

Transportation

FAA Certifed Commercial Hot Air Balloons. Passenger capacity is either 4 or 10 passengers. Passengers may only specify either balloon if they book it to capacity in one booking.

What’s Included

* My services as a professional pilot and private tour guide.

* Approximate one hour balloon flight

* An exclusive wide angle 8 x 12 color portrait taken in flight - thousands of feet above ground - by our remotely mounted professional-quality Nikon camera.

* You'll also be handed a remote control for the camera so you can take your own selfie's at any time during the flight

* Janisson REAL French champagne post flight next to our serene duck pond in chilled Crystal Cuvee flutes. A choice of chilled juice is also available.

* Exclusive airborne video footage of you taken by our drone which shows you entering the basket and lifting off! Our drone will also follow us for the first few minutes of flight.

Estimated Local Cash Needed

25 US Dollars - Should you wish to purchase additional beverages or snacks at our launch site cafe.

What’s Extra

Price is for 10 people. For groups more or less than 10 please inquire for rates and a custom quote

Pickup and return to your hotel/resort is available, please inquire for rates.

Restrictions

My GL 450 luxury SUV 4 wheel drive accomodates 6. My Transit XLT touring van 14. For smaller or larger groups please inquire. Due to physical space limitations on vehicles the maximum weight per passenger is 250 lbs. On aircraft 200 lbs.

Contact this Guide

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Message Ron M.

Web address (URL) of this page: http://www.toursbylocals.com/PrivateTucsonHotAirBalloonTour

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