Sedona, Arizona is home of some of the world’s largest and most beautiful cliffs and red rocks. Just being in Sedona, the views are unbelievable, but you have not experienced Sedona until you have seen it from 3000 feet in the air, at sunrise, from a hot air balloon. Red Rock Balloon Tours turns that dream into a reality. They run hot air balloon tours over Sedona National Park 365 days of the year, weather permitting.
Rise and shine in the best way
Red Rock Balloon Adventures fly strictly at sunrise, so the day will begin early, at about 5:00am PST. Your balloon crew will pick you up at a designated destination and drive you to the launch site. Your pickup time will vary depending on the time of year, but take off will usually take place before or around sunrise. Once you get to the launch site you get to observe the inflation process from start to finish. Instructors and ground crew members shall unwrap the balloon and straighten it out. They then fill it with as much air as possible with an industrial fan before turning up the heat and filling it with propane to begin liftoff.
Each balloon can hold between six and twelve people depending on the basket size. Every basket will include a certified balloon pilot who will steer the balloon from start to finish, while providing a very unique monologue about the different views below. The duration of the flight can last 60 - 90 minutes between take-off and landing.
Relax and absorb the natural beauty
Your balloon will become one with the wind, carrying you over Sedona National Park and the surrounding national forest. Each balloon pilot is an expert on the area and will narrate the experience. You will experience views like never before as you soar up to 3,000 ft in the air, depending on the winds that day. The strength of the winds will also determine the length and total distance of the ride. Once the balloon uses up most of it’s fuel, the pilot will assess your location and decide on a landing point. The landings are very peaceful, although unpredictable, considering the winds can be unpredictable. Balloons may land miles away from their projected landing site, however each balloon has a ground crew following their balloon on the ground, to pick you up wherever you land.
Unplug and unwind
After landing, enjoy a commemorative picnic with the pilots and chase crews and learn all about the history of hot air ballooning while sipping on champagne and enjoying a light Arizona breakfast. Sedona is the perfect place to unplug from the outside world, and discover the beauty of untouched land and wide open spaces. No matter where you are in Sedona, you will be faced with breathtaking views and unbelievable occurrences of nature. While in Sedona, take in all that the town has to offer including its spiritual energy and colorful native american influence. Being surrounded by red rocks and beautiful national forests, it is difficult not to find your inner peace and appreciate the beauty of nature.
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Take your adventure to new heights
You can take a hike through the canyons and experience the wildlife, or you can think big and see Sedona like never before. You will never forget this once in a lifetime opportunity to see some of the most spectacular views in the midwest with a sunrise balloon adventure with Red Rock Balloon Adventures.
Red Rock Balloon Adventures caters to adventurers of all ages, however all passengers must be at least 48" tall to ride. Prices of packages will vary by season but costs are roughly 250 USD per rider, which includes all ground transportation, your balloon experience, and a commemorative breakfast in the national park.
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