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    Phoenix Sunrise Hot Air Balloon Ride

    On this hot air balloon ride, you'll beat the sun to its place in the sky -- ensuring that you'll get to watch it slowly rise as the animal life of the gorgeous Sonoran Desert slowly wakes up! With the help of a licensed professional, you'll have the chance to get involved in the inflation process, making you a "hands on" crew member. Then, you'll take off just before the sun comes up, with more than enough time to reach a perfect vantage point to see the sun make its daily debut. Once you land, you'll enjoy a post-flight toast, light snacks, and a certificate commemorating your experience that you can take home with you! Who says you can't be a morning person every once in awhile? Sign up today!
    Phoenix Sunrise Hot Air Balloon Ride

    715 E Covey Lane, Phoenix

    • Experience a breathtaking sunrise balloon ride over the gorgeous scenery of the Sonoran desert
    • Enjoy the company of a certified professional and ground crew who will give you the chance to help inflate the balloon, and then will operate your balloon, ensuring your safety
    • After you land, enjoy a celebratory toast, post-flight refreshments, and a certificate commemorating your experience
    • Catch breathtaking bird's-eye views of the Southwest from a truly unique aerial perspective
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    Sedona Helicopter Tour

    See Sedona's most popular natural landmarks on this deluxe 35-minute helicopter tour of Red Rock Country! On your helicopter flight, soar south from the Sedona airport over Cathedral Rock, Bell Rock and Courthouse Butte before passing Chicken Point within Broken Arrow. Fly past the Three Nuns at the Chapel of the Holy Cross, Snoopy Rock and more! After pickup at your Sedona hotel, board a state-of-the-art helicopter at the Sedona airport and head south past Cathedral Rock, one of the most famous rock formations in Sedona. You'll see Bell Rock, which has an elevation of 4,816 feet (1,468 meters), located just west of Courthouse Butte.

    Next, your aerial tour takes you to the Three Nuns rock formation, which stands guard by the Chapel of the Holy Cross. This remarkable church rises 250 feet (76 meters) out of a massive red rock but blends in with its surroundings, appearing as a natural formation.

    Then, soar past Snoopy Rock, which resembles the lovable Peanuts character, before continuing to Schnebly Hill Road toward Wilson Mountain, where Steamboat Rock sits. As you fly to Sterling Pass, be sure to watch for native wildlife such as elk, deer and wild javelinas among the rugged Red Rock Country landscape.

    Before heading back, see if you can spot the Secret Canyon, located within the Red Rock'Secret Mountain Wilderness. Then see Bear Mountain, Red Canyon and Boynton Canyon, and admire the ancient cliff dwellings of the Sinaguan people, who lived in the area from 500 AD to 1425 AD.

    After your thrilling ride, you'll be taken back to your hotel.
    Sedona Helicopter Tour

    Downtown, Sedona

    • Discover "Red Rock Country" during a helicopter tour over Sedona's famous landmarks
    • Get the bird's'eye view of the Chapel of the Holy Cross, Snoopy's Rock, the Bell Rock and Chicken Point within Broken Arrow
    • Enjoy expert commentary, air-conditioned comfort, and endless photo opportunities from the sky
    • Relax with convenient pickup and drop'off from your hotel
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    Air and Land Tour to Grand Canyon with Lunch at El Tovar

    Go grand or go home right? The massive gorge known as the Grand Canyon is a must-see destination if you're vacationing in the west, and this tour does it in a big way! You'll begin your day with a pick-up at your hotel and enjoy a scenic ride all the way to Grand Canyon National Park. En route, you'll learn about northern Arizona from your guide, setting the stage for what's to come. Arriving at your destination, you'll board a helicopter for a 30-minute ride that will actually take you inside the Central Canyon and Dragon Corridor! As you fly, you'll enjoy narration and dramatic music through your headset to enhance the experience. Setting down, you'll return to the Grand Canyon Village, where you'll have free time to explore historic buildings, visit the gift shops, and walk the South Rim trail. You'll also enjoy a casual lunch at El Tovar and an IMAX movie all about the canyon. Afterwards, you'll be transported to the East Rim, where you'll visit some of the best overlooks in the region. Then you'll drive along the scenic Little Colorado Gorge, stopping at the Navajo Nation's Historic Cameron Trading Post, which offers handcrafted arts and souvenirs for purchase. On your way back to your resort, you'll take a scenic drive through the Painted Desert. Nope, nothing little about this tour! Except that you might be a little tired afterwards.
    Air and Land Tour to Grand Canyon with Lunch at El Tovar

    P.O. Box 2608, Sedona

    • Head to Grand Canyon National Park for a day of sightseeing and exploration
    • Take flight during a thrilling 30-minute helicopter ride over the Grand Canyon
    • Spend some free time at the Grand Canyon Village and enjoy lunch at El Tovar
    • Visit East Rim overlooks and head into Navajo Nation for a trip to a trading post
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    Mountains and Ancient Sights Helicopter Tour

    On this helicopter tour from Sedona, see the region's mountain highlights and ancient attractions. Fly over the Red Rock-Secret Mountain Wilderness to see where locals play in the great outdoors, and admire the stunning beauty of natural attractions like Secret Canyon. Then see the ancient cliff dwellings of the Sinaguan people, who lived in the area between 500 AD and 1425 AD. After pickup from your hotel, head to the Sedona airport to board your helicopter and fly west toward the Red Rock-Secret Mountain Wilderness, passing over the Dry Creek area.

    One of the Sedona area's most popular destinations for hiking and other mountain activities, the wilderness is surrounded on three sides by high red cliffs that are split by many deep and hidden canyons, including Secret Canyon, which you'll see.

    Next, fly over Rattlesnake Mesa and into Boynton Canyon to see the ancient cliff homes of the Sinaguan people, a pre-Columbian group that occupied the Verde Valley region from 500 AD to 1425 AD. Their incredible homes have stood the test of time and are some of the most interesting sights on your helicopter tour.

    On your way back to the airport, fly over Bear Mountain, Fay's Arch and Doe Mesa.
    Mountains and Ancient Sights Helicopter Tour

    Downtown, Sedona

    • Fly over the Red Rock-Secret Mountain Wilderness and the Dry Creek area in a helicopter tour from Sedona
    • Admire natural landmarks like Secret Canyon, Fay's Arch, and the ancient cliff dwellings of the Sinaguan
    • Learn the history of the region and landmarks with expert commentary from your professional pilot guide
    • Relax in comfortable round-trip transportation from your Sedona hotel
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    Sedona Helicopter Tour: Red Rocks and Chapel of the Holy Cross

    At just 15 minutes, this helicopter tour allows you to get a quick taste of the Sedona area's famous red rock formations and stunning attractions. You'll fly past Lee Mountain and soar over the Chapel of the Holy Cross, a famous chapel built in the 1950s that rises dramatically from the red rocks. See the Three Nuns rock formation and then fly past more natural sights, including Snoopy Rock, Steamboat Rock, Bear Wallow Canyon and Schnebly Hill Road. After you've been picked up from your Sedona hotel and have boarded your helicopter, your thrilling 15-minute journey starts as you fly past Lee Mountain and head to the Chapel of the Holy Cross, an impressive Catholic chapel that was built in 1956 on Coconino National Forest land and is one of Sedona's most popular attractions. The chapel rises 250 feet (76 meters) out of a massive red rock formation and blends in wonderfully with its natural surroundings. Catch a glimpse of the Three Nuns, a red rock formation that looks like three nuns praying outside.

    Next, soar past Snoopy Rock, named because it resembles the loveable Peanuts character, and Steamboat Rock before flying over Bear Wallow Canyon. Then look down on Schnebly Hill Road, an old stagecoach route from the late 1800s that was named after Sedona Arabelle Miller Schnebly, Sedona's namesake and the city's first postmaster.
    Sedona Helicopter Tour: Red Rocks and Chapel of the Holy Cross

    Downtown, Sedona

    • Fly over beautiful Lee Mountain and the Chapel of the Holy Cross on a scenic helicopter ride
    • Learn about the fascinating history and geology of Sedona from your professional pilot
    • Snap pictures of well-known rock formations like Snoopy Rock and Steamboat Rock
    • Relax with included hotel pickup and drop-off
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    Cirrus Intro Flight

    Ever dream of getting into one of the most technologically advanced planes on the market today? Well, now you can! This isn't training like when you were 16 and taking behind-the-wheel lessons in a car obnoxiously labeled, "Student Driver." Look cool while you're gearing up for that pilot's license! For 30 sweet minutes, you'll receive flight training while soaring through clear, blue Phoenix skies. Look down at the desert below and relish in the freedom of flight!
    Cirrus Intro Flight

    4710 E Falcon Dr, Mesa

    • Experience the most technologically advanced general aircraft on the market
    • Hit the skies with a certified Classic Air instructor
    • Be inspired by the open sky and the beautiful view from above
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    Hot Air Balloon Photography

    Picture this: a class conducted on a hot air balloon! During this unique workshop, you'll learn to take stunning photographs from up on high, as you embark on an aerial adventure with a professional photographer. Together, you'll use a DSLR camera to take awe-inspiring panoramic photographs of the surreal vistas formed by the Sonoran Desert. Whether you've got some experience with the camera, or don't know the first thing about digital photography, your instructor will proceed at a pace you're comfortable with. If only high school calculus had been conducted at several thousand feet in the air...
    Hot Air Balloon Photography

    702 W Deer Valley Rd, Phoenix

    • Learn to capture panoramic photos while flying in a hot air balloon
    • Enjoy tailored instruction from a professional photographer
    • Capture stunning aerial photographs that will be a highlight of your album
    • Experience a high-flying lesson that you'll never forget
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    Hot Air Balloon Flight

    We know you've been itching to cross "Hot Air Balloon Ride" off your bucket list for a while now. Well, here's your chance! Ride high above the beautiful Sonoran desert in an intimate Firebird Balloon. It seats three plus the pilot, so every Firebird fight is personalized! You'll see Arizona in a completely different light and experience a newfound sense of adventure and love for the world's beauty. Book a Firebrand flight today to commemorate a birthday, anniversary, or any other special occasion!
    Hot Air Balloon Flight

    21507 N 19th Ave, Phoenix

    • See Arizona like you never have before -- from the comfort of a colorful hot air balloon!
    • Decide when you want to embark on your adventure -- sunrise, blue skies, or sunset -- to personalize your experience
    • Commemorate a birthday, anniversary, or other special occasion
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    Group Champagne Balloon Flight

    Cottonwood, Arizona has some spectacular desert vistas and, in this tour, you'll find out that a hot air balloon trip is the ideal way to view them. Floating in the warm, crisp Arizona air is a great way to relax and take in the world's natural beauty. After spending an hour in flight, you'll have a champagne and sparkling cider toast and get a flight certificate. Although you can use your time in the air to unwind and zone out, the pilots at Verde Valley Balloons make your safety their top priority. The pilots are FAA certified, have years of experience, and take an exam every two years to maintain their ratings.The equipment requires a full FAA inspection annually or every 100 hours (whichever comes first), and flights do not take place in unsafe conditions.
    Group Champagne Balloon Flight

    2003 E Rodeo Dr, Cottonwood

    • Take a group flight over Cottonwood, Arizona
    • Spend an hour in flight, then get a flight certificate and a champagne toast afterwards
    • View breath-taking sights and take in the serene weather and warm desert wind
    • Fly with a company that puts your safety as its top priori
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    Air and Land Tour to Grand Canyon with Lunch at Maswik Lodge

    Go grand or go home right? The massive gorge known as the Grand Canyon is a must-see destination if you're vacationing in the west, and this tour does it in a big way! You'll begin your day with a pick-up at your hotel and enjoy a scenic ride all the way to Grand Canyon National Park. En route, you'll learn about northern Arizona from your guide, setting the stage for what's to come. Arriving at your destination, you'll board a helicopter for a 30-minute ride that will actually take you inside the Central Canyon and Dragon Corridor! As you fly, you'll enjoy narration and dramatic music through your headset to enhance the experience. Setting down, you'll return to the Grand Canyon Village, where you'll have free time to explore historic buildings, visit the gift shops, and walk the South Rim trail. You'll also enjoy a casual lunch at the Maswik Lodge and an IMAX movie all about the canyon. Afterwards, you'll be transported to the East Rim, where you'll visit some of the best overlooks in the region. Then you'll drive along the scenic Little Colorado Gorge, stopping at the Navajo Nation's Historic Cameron Trading Post, which offers handcrafted arts and souvenirs for purchase. On your way back to your resort, you'll take a scenic drive through the Painted Desert. Nope, nothing little about this tour! Except that you might be a little tired afterwards.
    Air and Land Tour to Grand Canyon with Lunch at Maswik Lodge

    P.O. Box 2608, Sedona

    • Head to Grand Canyon National Park for a day of sightseeing and exploration
    • Take flight during a thrilling 30-minute helicopter ride over the Grand Canyon
    • Spend some free time at the Grand Canyon Village and enjoy lunch at the Maswik Lodge
    • Visit East Rim overlooks and head into Navajo Nation for a trip to a trading post
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