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.
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 Point + Tour Duration
Meeting Point Options: Hotel, Suggested by Guide: Optional round trip transportation from your hotel or resort is available. Cost is dependent on distance from our launch site on the east side of Tucson.
End Point Options: Hotel
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.
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.
Estimated Local Cash Needed
25 US Dollars - Should you wish to purchase additional beverages or snacks at our launch site cafe.
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.