Las Vegas

Las Vegas Hot Air Balloon Ride

Las Vegas, United States

From US$299.99

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Free cancellation
Up to 24 hours in advance.
  • 5 to 6 hours (approx.)
  • Mobile ticket
  • Offered in: English


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!

What's Included

  • FAA Certified Pilot
  • Post-flight Champagne, orange juice, or mimosa
  • Commemorative flight certificate
  • Gratuities
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off (bookable at additional charge locally, if required)

Meeting And Pickup

Meeting point

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

Start time

03:30 AM

End point

This activity ends back at the meeting point.

What To Expect

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 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 departure.

Las Vegas (Pass By)


1 hour 30 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking, unless booked within 8 hours of travel. In this case confirmation will be received as soon as possible, subject to availability
  • All passengers must be 6 years of age or older. Age 6-17 requires parent or guardian to fly.
  • 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
  • Back, Neck, Knee, Hip, Joint, Bone, Osteoporosis or Similar Physical issues within 2 years
  • Inability to walk unassisted or stand for one hour unassisted. Canes / Walkers / Wheel-chairs / Scooters not permitted
  • Recent Surgeries or Other Medical Conditions that may be aggravated during flight and landing
  • 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 16 travelers

Cancellation Policy

You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.

  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.

Frequently Asked Questions

The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.

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Q:Where do we meet for the Las Vegas Hot Air Balloon Ride Over Mojave Desert?

A:Our departure address is 4390 Polaris Ave, Las Vegas, NV 89103

Apr 2021

Q:When should I arrive for the Las Vegas Hot Air Balloon Ride Over Mojave Desert?

A:Please be ready at the departure location at least one hour before sunrise. Be sure to call the phone number on your ticket at least 24 hours prior to your tour date for the exact meeting time.

Apr 2021

Q:Why is the Las Vegas Hot Air Balloon Ride Over Mojave Desert so early in the morning?

A:Because of the wind and thermal variances, the best time for a hot air balloon ride is sunrise. The views are also pretty awesome!

Apr 2021

Q:How high do we fly during the Las Vegas Hot Air Balloon Ride Over Mojave Desert?

A:When you are aloft in the balloon, heights reached can range anywhere from treetops up to 2,500 feet above the earth, and that’s what makes those views so fantastic!

Apr 2021

Q:How far will we travel during the Las Vegas Hot Air Balloon Ride Over Mojave Desert?

A:The balloon travels at the same speed as the wind. An average flight is approximately 7 miles in distance.

Apr 2021

Q:How long are we in the air during the Las Vegas Hot Air Balloon Ride Over Mojave Desert?

A:You will be in the air 45-60 minutes or longer depending on the weather. Please allow approximately 6 hours in total to return to the meeting location.

Apr 2021

Q:How many people fit into one balloon during the Las Vegas Hot Air Balloon Ride Over Mojave Desert?

A:The hot air balloons carry a maximum of 12 passengers plus the pilot. Our gondolas (baskets) have partitioned compartments for passenger comfort and safety.

Apr 2021

Q:Can I bring my child with me on the Las Vegas Hot Air Balloon Ride Over Mojave Desert?

A:Children must be at least six years old to fly.

Apr 2021

Q:How is the balloon steered during the Las Vegas Hot Air Balloon Ride Over Mojave Desert?

A:Hot Air Balloons can not be steered like a plane or helicopter. Balloons travel only in the direction of the wind. There may be different wind directions at different altitudes that the pilot may use to maneuver the balloon.

Apr 2021

Q:What will we see during the Las Vegas Hot Air Balloon Ride Over Mojave Desert?

A:Shortly after the sun rises, we will lift off for a peaceful journey over the gorgeous desert and mountainous surroundings lasting approximately one hour.

Apr 2021

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Featured review
Totally worth it!!! We were blessed to enjoy this wonderful experience just before the Vegas Coronavirus shutdown. They drove us 1 hour from Vegas. Our pilot Daniel was very friendly and knowledgeable. We went up to 10,000 feet and it was absolutely beautiful!


719 reviews
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ashley_p, May 2023
It was an amazing experience, the crew that that took us out was very friendly. They provided champagne & water for us. He gave us a little history background of what was what once we were up there which I liked as well. Amazing first experience, would definitely do it again. The view was phenomenal.
Fly High Baby!!
Pauline_R, May 2023
Jeff and his crew were amazing!! Friendly, informative, and just super!! The weather was perfect!! The whole experience was spectacular!!! We would tell everyone to go on the Las Vegas Hot Air Balloon Ride!!!
Ethereal Balloon Ride
James_C, May 2023
My favorite adventure here in Vegas. Beautiful and serene. The crew and pilot were very funny and informative. Definitely recommend and would do again. It’s worth the early wake up.
They told me they would...
Katy_S, Apr 2023
They told me they would pick me up at 4:30am and they never showed up. Waited an hour and 15 mins...
Superb experience!
Richard_B, Apr 2023
Awesome! Staff was phenomenal! Smooth and expertly done! Timely and exciting, the views of the Strip were amazing!
Didn't happen
Chad_S, Mar 2023
Canceled. Welcome to Vegas. It's a gamble if your going or not. There's not much more to say about it.
Response from Host, Apr 2023
Hello, I am sorry you were weathered out of your flight. It also sounds like you have not received a refund. Please contact us at
Rip off
Delores_W, Jan 2023
You got to have something better in the air if it's only music and a snack a toast of champagne up there in the air! It's the boringest ride I ever been on! And everywhere else that I checked for a hot air balloon ride was only no higher than $85 it is too expensive.
Response from Host, Jan 2023
Delores, we are sorry to hear you didn't enjoy your ride with us. We do not offer music in the air as most of our customer are joining the ride to enjoy the absolute calm of the sky. Regarding the champagne in the basket while flying, it is absolutely prohibited by federal law and therefore impossible here. Then, you are mentioning balloon rides at $85, and even though we've never heard about a company offering such a low price, we wouldn't advise you to book such a ride. Our prices are set to include the highest and newest quality of equipment, as well as world ranked pilots. We do not believe safety is an element our passengers want a discount on.
Thank you 🙏
RUSLAN_B, Dec 2022
The best adventure ever! We felt safe and comfortable all the time and guys were so friendly and professional! And we really liked pilots stories🔥Thank you! Will definitely come back next time 🔥🔥🔥
Awesome experience. The...
Wandelyn_M, Dec 2022
Awesome experience. The flight crew were the best. We had a good time. The view was spectacular. We recommend it.
The Best of the Best
Jose_L, Oct 2022
For my family and I was just an amazing adventure. Thank to all the Hot Air Balloons teams members. Everything was sharp on time.
Amazing experience
GEORGE_H, Oct 2022
Absolutely worth getting up early, the team are amazing and the flight is so peaceful and not scary at all - definitely a bucket list experience 👍👍👍
Bucket list- Hot air balloon …check!! Awesome experience❤️
Lisa_B, Oct 2022
This experience was so awesome. The owner Jeffs stories skills and his passion for hot air balloons made this journey worth every minute!!!!
Stay in the Basket - LoL
Sandy_C, Oct 2022
The whole experience was memorable. From the 3am van ride to seeing the sunrise over the mountains to landing in the middle of the road. It was absolutely the best ride/experience. The flight crew was great, but the pilot was hilarious and very personable. Book this trip you wont regret it! Cheers
Do this! You won't be disappointed
Stephen_W, Oct 2022
If like is you're looking for something different from helicopter trips to rhe canyons, then this is it! Pick up from our hotel was on time and the drive to the launch site is around an hour or so. Jean François is the pilot and has a great sense of humour, along with telling the history of ballooning and pointing out sites as we flew. Our flight was just over an hour and our experience matched the description perfectly. Recommended!
A Must Try Experience!!!
Zishen_F, Oct 2022
Great trip and very friendly staff. Our pilot Jeff was super funny and very professional. The balloon ride was very smooth and time had gone by so quick, we even had someone propose on our balloon ride which made the whole experience even more memorable! Although the start is super early in the morning but rest assured it is well worth it.
Family memories made
ian_o, Sept 2022
Celebration of a sons 21st with all the family. Was an fabulous experience for us all to share. Memorable from the early start seeing the sun rise to landing with a surprise. Memories are what we share with each other. Thank you and all your team. Would highly recommend.
They had to cancel due to...
Kimberly_O, Aug 2022
They had to cancel due to weather. Not their fault. Awaiting a refund. Hopefully we'll be able to try again next time we're in Vegas.
Incredible experience
JessicaGarner, Jul 2022
My niece's 12th birthday 🎂 🥳 will be one she will never forget! We had the most incredible experience ❤️ thank you very much!
Would recommend
Leta_B, Jul 2022
Great experience, staff were very friendly and organised. Pilot made the journey a great trip. Saw a lovely sunrise and everything went smoothly
Amazing hot air balloon rides
Lisa_C, Jul 2022
It was totally amazing journey. The owners were so awesome. It’s a must do on your bucket list. Thank you guys you made our trip .

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