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Las Vegas Hot Air Balloon Ride

Las Vegas, United States

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icon5 to 6 hours  (Approx.)
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iconOffered in: English
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What you can expect during your visit
Face masks required for travelers in public areas
Face masks required for guides in public areas
Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
Gear/equipment sanitized between use
Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
Guides required to regularly wash hands
Regular temperature checks for staff
Temperature checks for travelers upon arrival
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Fly over the Pahrump valley in a colorful hot air balloon on this exciting tour. Get a bird's-eye view of the stunning desert and mountain scenery, located about an hour away from the Las Vegas Strip. Soar as high as 10,000 feet—one of the highest flights available in the area—for unparalleled views. Upon landing, enjoy a Champagne toast to commemorate your scenic flight.
  • Hot air balloon flight over the Pahrump region
  • Flight certificate and Champagne toast upon landing
  • Unobstructed bird's-eye views of the desert and mountains
  • Balloon flies over the Pahrump Valley, not the Las Vegas Strip

Why Travelers Choose This Tour

You should book your balloon ride on day one or two of your Vegas trip as this tour is dependent on weather. Booking early in your trip gives you maximum flexibility if your tour needs to be rescheduled, then you won't miss out on this amazing trip!
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FAA Certified Pilot
Scenic hot-air balloon flight
Champagne toast
Light snacks
Commemorative flight certificate signed by your pilot.
Hotel pickup and drop-off (bookable at additional charge locally, if required)

Departure Point

Vegas Balloon Rides, 4390 Polaris Ave, Las Vegas, NV 89103, USA

Departure Time

Suppliers and travelers coordinate start times within the given time periods.
5/1/2020 - 12/31/2022
Monday - Sunday:03:00 AM - 04:30 AM

Return Details

Returns to original departure point
Enjoy pickup at select hotels on the Las Vegas Strip (additional cost) or make your own way to the departure point for the approximate 45-minute drive to the Pahrump launch location.

Upon arrival in Pahrump, listen to a short safety briefing from your pilot and guide, then climb into the basket and set off. Soar over Pahrump’s residential areas and the Pahrump Valley; and enjoy unobstructed views of the desert landscapes and mountains.

After the flight, your pilot guides the balloon toward earth. On touchdown, enjoy a Champagne toast and receive a flight certificate.

Following this, return to Las Vegas for drop-off.

Bonus: During the winter months, you are able to choose between a sunrise or sunset departure.
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Las Vegas
Meet at the starting point for a ride by van to nearby Pahrump.
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Upon arrival in Pahrump, watch the crew blow up the balloon before you ascend into the sky. Being in the Pahrump valley allows you to reach a higher altitude than you can in the Vegas valley. Feel the serenity as you enjoy picturesque 360-degree views for approximately one hour with the finest pilots. After your flight, partake in a traditional Champagne celebration before returning to Las Vegas.
Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking, unless booked within 2 days of travel. In this case confirmation will be received within 48 hours, subject to availability
  • Due to the nature of this tour and the safety of all guests, the tour operator reserves the right to refuse service to passengers who are intoxicated or show signs of intoxication. If, as a result, your tour is canceled, you will not be entitled to a refund.
  • Ballooning is dependent upon favorable weather conditions. If conditions are not favorable for a safe flight, the pilot may reschedule or cancel the flight.
  • Children must be at least 6 years old to participate.
  • Maximum weight per passenger cannot exceed 280lbs / 127 Kilograms / 20 stone, passengers may be asked to be weighed for accuracy at check-in.
  • It is strongly recommended that someone in the party be able to communicate in English.
  • This activity is not appropriate for pregnant travelers, those with recent surgeries or broken bones, or those who have had hip or knee surgeries in the past two years
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
  • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 15 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Vegas Balloon Rides

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.

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The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during Las Vegas Hot Air Balloon Ride?
The policies on face masks and attendee health are:

  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Temperature checks for travelers upon arrival
See all safety measures taken by Las Vegas Hot Air Balloon Ride.
What is the policy on sanitization during Las Vegas Hot Air Balloon Ride?
The policies on sanitization are:

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
See all safety measures taken by Las Vegas Hot Air Balloon Ride.
What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Las Vegas Hot Air Balloon Ride?
The policies on staff health & safety are:

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
See all safety measures taken by Las Vegas Hot Air Balloon Ride.

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Traveler Tips

  • "We had to get up very early in the morning, but worth it to see the sun come up over Mt Charleston." See review
  • "It was so worth having to get up at 2:30 in the morning." See review
  • "Don't hesitate - jump right into the basket and fly - simple as that." See review


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Amazing birthday
, Feb 2021
Las Vegas hot air balloon was the most memorable experience. Totally worth the early hours! :) the crew made it so fun and safe beginning to end. The sunrise views were priceless 🥰 and the toast in the end was nice & knowledgeable. If you're in Vegas or visiting I recommend it, definitely gna have to experience this again!!
Loved it!!!
, Feb 2021
Amazing experience! Loved it!! The crew and pilot was great!! We would do it again in a heartbeat!! ❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️
Up, Up and Away
, Jan 2021
Initially, we were booked for one day(my husband’s birthday), but Mother Nature forced us to have to rebook for the next day. The company communicated well about the possibility and the next steps, which I appreciated. However, once we were able to ride, it was UP from there. Our pilot, Jeff from France, was AMAZING and funny! The entire team was wonderful and customer focused! Whew who knew the amount of work these guys put into ensuring we have the experience of a lifetime!! Hats off to the entire crew! The views were superb, despite it being a very cold morning. And yes, there is champagne to celebrate your successful flight at the end! Thanks again for our Up, Up and away experience!
Not what we were expecting
, Jan 2021
Very difficult to rate this. It was a great balloon ride, however, it was not at all what we were expecting. Was it good, yes! However, we expected a Vegas, sunrise, balloon ride. It was only one of the three of those. It was a balloon ride, a very good one. It was not a Vegas balloon ride. It was also not at sunrise, despite meeting the shuttle at 4:15am. The ride was a loooong drive away from Vegas, on the other side of the mountain. That's all good, if that is what you are expecting. We were expecting to see the Vegas sights from a balloon. We saw desert. We were expecting to see the sunrise from the balloon. What we saw was the sunrise from the ground as they were setting it all up. It would have been the same ride anytime of the day. The pilot of the balloon was fantastic. Very informative and entertaining. He is obviously a skilled balloon pilot. He made the trip great. We opted for the shuttle service to and from the hotel. This was a huge disappointment. We were the first to be picked up and the last to be dropped off. We were told to expect 4 to 4 1/2 hours for the entire experience. It was well over six hours which cost us checking out of our hotel on time. Of the over six hours, 45 minutes were spent in the balloon, the rest of the time was spent in a very run down shuttle bus. The ride back from the ballooning destination took us back to the office. In the shuttle van was us, a group of three and a single individual. The single individual wasn't planning on shuttle service but was upsold when we got back to the office for $10. So instead of us getting back to our hotel, she was the first dropped off, in the exact opposite direction of our hotel, then the group of three and finally us. From the time we got back to the office, to getting dropped off at our hotel (less than a mile away), it took 45 minutes. We figured if we were the first to be picked up, we would be the first to be dropped off. Instead, we got bonus time in the shuttle van. We even got to wait to leave one of the drop offs while the shuttle driver stood outside of the van replying to his text messages. What we pictured was a peaceful sunrise morning balloon ride over Las Vegas. What we got was a very long period of time in the back of a shuttle bus with a brief break getting to ride in a balloon. Had this been the expectation, we probably still would have done it, and been happy with it. However, when the expectation was set and that was not what we got, honestly, it was disappointing. You can't see Vegas from that far away, you can't see the sunrise when it's already up. A Vegas vacation is not where I get up at 3:30am without a good reason. Seeing the sunrise from that vantage point would have been a good reason. We were told in the van on the way out to the site that they aren't even allowed to take off until after sunrise anyways. If you plan on going, set a realistic expectation and make your choice based on full research and definitely, don't utilize their shuttle service. This review is based on the entire experience. The balloon ride itself and the pilot were wonderful. Breaking down the review would have been 5 stars for the flight, 1 star for the rest.
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Exciting Ride
, Jan 2021
What a surreal flight that was! Loved to see the mountains from that altitude... 10/10 will be doing again when I return
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Five star experience from above
, Jan 2021
Such an amazing experience. Must do! Casey, our pilot was the best. Highly recommended. Awesome experience and knowledgeable staff a
Amazing !!
, Dec 2020
The whole experience was amazing and Jeff was great and funny. He made the whole experience memorable.
Never again
, Dec 2020
Nothing was good. People were rude. This company will never be recommenced. You have seen the last of us.
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Great experience
, Dec 2020
Jeff was amazing and great host! Everything went smooth, couldn’t have asked for a better first experience.
Unique moment
, Dec 2020
It was a spectacular and unique experience, We loved everything, the organization, punctuality, the sunrise view

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