Frequently Asked Questions

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Where is destination balloon rides located?

Phoenix Arizona (October-May)
Destination Balloon Rides is proud to offer hot air balloon flights in Phoenix, Arizona. When it comes to the starting location for our flights, this does vary – and you will be notified of the exact address of the starting location. However, all of our flights take place in North Phoenix (October-May).

Driggs Idaho (June-Sept)

How long is the actual hot air balloon flight?

45-60 minutes
Of course, you’re going to want to spend as much time in the air as possible. More than our competitors, Destination Balloon Rides does everything we can to ensure you’re flying through the clouds for as long as possible. Your entire experience will last longer, as you can help ready the balloon for flight.

How high does the hot air balloon go?

1,000-5,000 feet
Every flight is different, but you can always find us in our balloons at least 1,000 feet above the ground. We do not soar above 5,000 feet, which is plenty high enough for most people anyway. If you’re afraid of heights, no worries. We take the time to ensure everyone feels comfortable at any height.

How do we get back to the starting location?

Chase Crew
On every flight, we have a chase crew which observes our hot air balloon carefully from the ground. They’re always right behind us. When we land the chase crew will then back up the hot air balloon and basket while you enjoy your drinks. We then drive back to the starting location.

How many other people will be in the basket with me?

It depends
If you book this type of hot air balloon ride we can take up to 6 people at a time. If this doesn’t sound like something you want to do, we also offer a private flight for 1 or 2 people. If you have more than 6 people, please call us at 302-236-7425.

What should I wear?

Comfortable clothing and footwear
You know how comfortable you are in any given weather, so dress appropriately so that you are comfortable while we’re flying in the balloon. If need be, dress in layers so that you can easily adjust your clothing needs. Also, we highly recommend that you wear closed-toe shoes to ensure your comfort and safety while around the hot air balloon.

Can I avoid the 4.2% credit card charge?

Yes. You can avoid the 4.2% credit card charge by paying in cash.

Where do we meet and at what time?

You will be given meeting instructions via email or text.

Can kids go on a balloon flight?

We welcome children as long as they are at least 5 years of age. That is the minimum age required to join us on a flight.

What if I have a bum knee or limited mobility?

We are one of the only balloon ride companies in the Western US with a balloon basket that has a door.

Yes I said a door!! So boarding will is just as easy as walking through it. Of course if you want the challenge we still have the foot holes in the front of the basket for climbing up over the side of the basket.

Can I join a balloon flight if I am pregnant?

We don’t recommend you fly in a balloon if you are pregnant due to possible bumpy landings.

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