is no longer the largest balloon company but we are the best and
have the most fun! Your ballooning adventure will include the most
flight teams in the west and custom
designed balloons and baskets unlike
any others in the business.
highest flight levels you will experience the panorama of the desert
and mountain terrain stretching out for 100 miles in all directions.
Changing altitude brings different wind currents used to "steer"
the balloon. We float close to the ground to skim over the unique
plant life such as the giant Saguaro cactus and Palo Verde Trees.
We often see coyotes, jack rabbits, desert mule deer, and even javelinas...
animals that are normally too shy to let you approach when you are
walking on the ground.
one can be the Best! And the Best is Unicorn Balloon Co.
With 36 years of ballooning experience Unicorn is unmatched in the
ballooning industry in experience. Our equipment is the best as well. Aerostar is our preferred
balloon system. Aerostar is the only manufacturer to back up their
product with manufacturers' liability. Book a ride with Unicorn
and you will get to meet these incredible people.
Balloon Flight Package options...
Enjoy the world famous hot air balloon flight over the Sonoran Desert. The
crisp morning air in The Sonoran Desert provides for the best flight
opportunities. Flights are typically 1 hour in duration if not longer
and are cancelled less frequently than the PM flights. An
Exclusive ride compartment is reserved for you and your special
someone or family. After the flight you will enjoy a champagne
celebration with continental breakfast and presentation of a first
flight certificate suitable for framing. A flight video is also recorded
and posted on Unicorn's Youtube website for you to send to all your
friends. Dawn flights available year-round.
Hotel Pick Up available from most major
hotels by prior arrangement.
Star Sunrise Flight,
child ages 12 & under,
Exclusive Compartment guarantee.
Flight time approximately 1 hr, Total activity time approximately
3-4 hrs. (4 to 12 persons
per basket) Sunrise flights meet 30 minutes prior
the world famous hot air balloon flight over the Sonoran Desert
at a reduced rate. Not all of our customers require or want
hotel pick up, flight videos and breakfast. This flight package
includes a slightly shorter balloon flight, 45 minutes, and the
famous Balloonist Prayer Champagne Toast.
$155.00 child ages 12 & under,
Flight time 45 minutes to one hour 1 hr, Total activity time approximately
3-4 hours. (6 to 12
persons per basket) Sunrise flights meet 30 minutes
prior to sunrise. 6 person minimum.
Mid November through February
The evening flights in Scottsdale are second to none. The soft warm
light that fills the Arizona sky provides for the perfect sunset
experience in the Senoran Desert. Our flights meet about two hours
before sunset. Flights range from 45 minutes to one hour, often
times the evening flights are shorter in duration than the morning
flights due to FAA flight restrictions. Gentle landings and spectacular
sunsets are the norm. Your chase crew will provide a scrumptious
picnic and flight certificate ceremony in the desert following the
not miss out on this fantastic experience.
Flights: $225.00/ adult $200.00/ child
ON SALE $159.00
Weight restrictions may apply.
October to April
Ultimate Sonoran Desert Experience!
Our balloon flights combine the beauty of a flight with the spirit
of a western Jeep adventure to provide the best possible hot air
balloon experience in Arizona.
fun starts right at the front door when you are picked up in a Jeep
specially equipped for the desert, Your cowboy guide will entertain
you all along the way with tall tales and true stories of Arizona
and your upcoming desert adventure.
you are "headin" out to the desert, the balloon pilot
and crew are preparing the balloon for your arrival. Your pilot
will select unique take-off and landing places that provide the
most beautiful flight possible each day. You will experience the
best of the Sonoran desert from the sky above and on the desert
the flight your guide will take you on an extended desert tour discussing
plant life and desert survival. You may even get a chance to eat
a cactus like the Native Americans did. Your tour concludes with
a return trip to your hotel.
Did you know?
All balloon flights are subject to the whims and fancy of mother
nature. Rain, sleet, hail, fog, winds in excess of 10 knots and
other nasty conditions prevent safe flight...safety comes 1st. For
35 years we have been watching the weather and flying safely with
it. As a result, we have found about 20% of all flights may be
to weather. The Balloon and Jeep Safari package will ensure
you and your guest have a great desert adventure regardless of the
Package includes, Approximately
1 hour flight,
champagne celebration, first flight certificate,
and Jeep tour. Pick up from select hotels.
Available on AM flights only.
Total activity time 4-5 hours depending on hotel and flight locations.
the balloon flight portion of the activity is cancelled due to weather, guest
will receive a Jeep adventure for $85.00 per person.
Friends or family members who do not
wish to fly in the balloon are welcome to join in the fun of the
Jeep and food portion of the activity for
/ adult, $235 / child
Jeep tour only:
$85 / person
restrictions may apply.
A private flight for two or your whole family
can be a very memorable way to celebrate a birthday, anniversary
or a special day with a friend. The champagne celebration is included
with presentation of your flight certificate. Use your imagination
and we will make it happen. Dawn
flights available year-round and evening flights during the winter
$1000/ per couple
hour flight, champagne celebration, flight
certificate, certificate. Van
transportation from major hotels can be included for an additional
charge, $50.00. Total activity time 3 - 4 hours.
Additional guests can ride along at the individual retail rate listed
above. PM Flight times are usually shorter
due to atmospheric conditions, around 45 minutes in the air.
Have you always
dreamed of a magnificent outdoor wedding?
We have the ceremony for you.
vows is a memorable
and meaningful event that should occur in a special place. Imagine
the romance and excitement of being married in a Hot
Air Balloon. Picture gently floating over spectacular Colorado
or Arizona scenery while confirming your love and devotion. As compared
to a traditional wedding this is cheaper, more fun and more memorable.
ARIZONA WEDDING FLIGHTS $1000 / per couple,
includes minister & Video.
For more details on our
wedding flights click
Marriage Licenses -- Maricopa County 602.506.6307
What to expect
on your Balloon Experience?
First and foremost, a safe memorable
The most personable, professional, uniformed and
experienced in the valley.
Clean Modern Vehicles and Quality State of the Art Balloons.
air ballooning is not suitable for pregnant women or those with
recent injuries. Landings can be rough!
The temperature in the balloon basket is no colder than the temperature
on the ground if not warmer. The balloon moves with the wind so
there is not any wind chill factor.
We recomend an athletic shoe, NO SANDALS, HEELS or FLIP FLOPS. Our
flights are out in the desert full of rocks, dirt, cactus, sticks
and other things that can hurt your feet. Sometimes guests get all
dressed up for this elegant excursion. The balloons are dusty and
you will get a little dirty. We recommend you dress in layers as
if you were going on a day hike. Sunglasses, a sweatshirt and a
baseball hat is sufficient. Some guests say the radiant heat from
the burners is warm on their heads.
Plan to meet us at the appointed time. Please do not be late and
there is no need to be early. Your balloon ride will be 45 minutes
to 1 hour and fifteen minutes in the air. We always try to fly for
1 hour. Depending on the day we land when it is most prudent for
safety reasons. Total activity time is 3 to four hours. This includes
transportation time to and from the field, time to assemble and
inflate the balloon, flight time, pack up of the balloon, party
in the field and transport back to your cars. Most flights are done
in 3 hours but can take as long as 4 hours.
Number of Guests
on each flight
The balloons hold between 4 and 12 guests depending on bookings
and guest weights. You will be asked to provide approximate weights
of all passengers. We do have a four guest minimum on the Five Star
flight package and a 6 guest minimum on the Basic Flight Package
in order to fly. Most parties book in groups of two. Most days this
is not an issue although we do recommend you book early as some
days do sell out. Flights may be cancelled at our discretion as
late as the night before if we do not meet our minimum.
All flights are confirmed and paid for 48 hours in advance.
Balloon and Jeep safari packages
are billed $85.00 at time of booking. This is fully refundable up
until 48 hours prior to flight time.
A credit card number, Cell phone
number or telephone number where we can reach you at 3:00 in the
morning are required.
on the time of the year, the time of day or other unforeseen circumstances,
we are not always able to offer all tours every day. All tours require
a minimum number of passengers. We will make every effort to accommodate
all guests, but may ask for some flexibility on your part by having
alternate days/times available.
you for your business and we look forward to providing your best...