Scottsdale / Phoenix Balloon Flights

ARIZONA, Scottdale and Phoenix 480-502-6999
Unicorn is no longer the largest balloon company but we are the best and have the most fun! Your ballooning adventure will include the most experienced flight teams in the west and custom designed balloons and baskets unlike any others in the business.

Flight Description

At 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.

Phoenix Balloon Flights








Only 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.

Arizona Balloon Flight Package options...

5-Star Sunrise Flight,
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.

5 Star Sunrise Flight,
$225/ adult

$200/ 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 to sunrise.

Basic Flight Sunrise,
Enjoy 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.

Adult/ $185.00
Child/ $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.

Sunset Flight: Premiere Flight Package
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 flight.
Do not miss out on this fantastic experience.

Sunset Flights: $225.00/ adult $200.00/ child ON SALE $159.00

Weight restrictions may apply.

Balloon and Jeep
Desert Safari
October to April

The 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.

4 guest minimum

The 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.

While 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 floor.

Following 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 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 cancelled due to weather. The Balloon and Jeep Safari package will ensure you and your guest have a great desert adventure regardless of the weather.

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.

If 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 Scottsdale Balloon Ridesand food portion of the activity for $85.00.

$275 / adult, $235 / child 5 -12yrs,

Jeep tour only: $85 / person

Weight restrictions may apply.


Exclusive Balloon flight
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 months.

$1000/ per couple   Approximately 1 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.


Wedding Flights

Have you always dreamed of a magnificent outdoor wedding? We have the ceremony for you. Exchanging 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 here.

Marriage Licenses -- Maricopa County 602.506.6307

What to expect on your Balloon Experience?
First and foremost, a safe memorable experience.

The most personable, professional, uniformed and experienced in the valley.
Clean Modern Vehicles and Quality State of the Art Balloons.

Hot 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.

Cancellation and Booking
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.

Depending 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.

Thank you for your business and we look forward to providing your best...Scottsdale Balloon Flights





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