to view Las Vegas from the sky
Your hot air balloon ride will be an experience that you will treasure for a lifetime! Your package consists of a spectacular hot air balloon ride which can last from 45 minutes to 1.5 hours in the air; followed by a traditional champagne toast. Spectacular views of the Las Vegas Valley and Las Vegas Strip hotels. You should plan to be with us for up to 4 hours in total to allow for the check-in, travel to a launch location, safety briefing, set-up and pack-up of the balloon, as well as, the return drive to our original meeting location.
Please feel free to bring your camera, video camera, or binoculars, as well as a case to protect them during landing.
The pilot will determine the evening before the flight if the flight is a go. The determination to fly is usually made at around 5:00 PM the evening before the flight. The factors considered in making this decision are based on numerous weather and wind resources. It is imperative that you phone the check-in number prior to arriving at the meeting location, or being picked up from your hotel. We don’t want you to miss your flight or waste your time if the conditions are not suitable for ballooning.
For Passengers that choose to rendezvous at the meeting location will need to arrive at approximately 7:00 AM. The meeting location is Starbucks near the corner of West Russell Road and Ft. Apache in the southwest part of the valley. Driving directions can be provided when passenger check in the night before.
Ballooning is extremely weather dependent. We require less than 8 knots of wind, in addition to no impending storms. Your safety is our main concern. Vegas Balloon Rides reserves the right to cancel a flight due to weather conditions or other safety reason such as equipment malfunction, pilot illness or injury that could affect the safety of the flight. A full refund will be issued.
Once you have scheduled a flight, we require at least 3 business days notice for any date changes. If you do not cancel with the proper notice you may forfeit your voucher or you may be charged a reactivation fee. This decision is at the discretion of management and is final. If you do not show up for your scheduled flight date, you voucher will be forfeited.
A signed copy of our standard “Waiver of Liability Exclusion Agreement” must be provided to your pilot before flying. Although hot air ballooning is a safe activity, accidents, incidents, and injury can occur. We want to make sure that you understand that there is always a chance of potential injury, damage to personal property or perhaps death in an extreme situation. Hot Air Ballooning and our safety record are exceptional with hundreds of thousands of passengers taking flight safely around the world every year.
Passengers must be in good physical condition due to the possibility of a rough landing. All passengers must be able to climb in and out of the basket, stand for the entire flight and walk out of a field if necessary. We cannot fly any passenger who has had recent surgery, injuries, hip, back, or knee problems, health concerns, physical limitations, is/or may be pregnant or has severe auditory restrictions. Please note: Children must be a minimum of 10 years of age and accompanied by an adult. Your safety is our main concern. If you are concerned with health or safety issues, please consult with your physician or call our office to discuss the individual situation.
Wear layers. It can be cool in the early morning and can quickly heat up as the sun rises higher. Wear comfortable and sensible footwear. Some fields are rough and appropriate footwear will make your flight more comfortable. No open toed shoes, heels or sandals please. As you will be climbing in and out of the basket, we suggest you wear comfortable, casual clothing. It is recommended that you wear a hat, as the residual heat from the burners can make those who are sensitive to heat mildly uncomfortable.
Family and friends are always welcome to come out and watch your ballooning adventure. It is sometimes, as much fun watching someone you know “Walk the Winds”. Please note – it is not a requirement to have someone follow you during your flight. Our ground crew takes care of the transportation of passengers from our landing location. They will return all passengers to the original meeting location.
While gratuities are not required, they are certainly appreciated by the Pilot and/or Crew. If you enjoyed the experience and were well take care of, please feel comfortable offering a kind word or a gratuity for a job well done!
Tour Times: Varies
Tour Length: Approximately 4 hours (45 minutes to 1.5 hours in the air)
$275.00 per person all inclusive
CONDITIONS & CANCELLATION POLICY:
Your credit card will be charged at the time of booking or upon tour confirmation.
If confirmation is not immediate, an authorization is made with your card, then charged at the time of tour confirmation.
Charges may apply, if you change or cancel your booking.
Cancellations outside 48 hours prior to pick-up time will result in a $35 per person processing fee.
Deposits are non-refundable at any time on all tours except the bus and VIP tours.
For cancellations within 48 hours from pick-up, there will be no refund.
No-shows will be responsible for the entire cost of the tour.
We went on Saturday and totally was pleased with the tour. We are truck drivers and had always wanted to go. We had no ideal that the railway tour had a place to park. I will be passing the info onto other drivers. We were pleased and a job well done by all. Thank you, Deanna
Thank you for helping us to organise the Grand Canyon trip for our large party. It was simply a wonderful experience for us all. The plane ride was amazing and not sure I can fine words to describe what I thought of the canyon itself. It was simply breath-taking. From the transfer drivers, to the ladies on the desk who checked us in, to the wonderful pilots everyone went out of their way to ensure we had a great time. Thanks again, Jenny
Thanks Grand Canyon Tour Company for a wonderful day on the South Rim tour Monday 9th March. I make particular thanks to the driver (bus 1), Mark, whom went above and beyond with the customer service received for this tour. He was an absolute gentleman, who always had a smile, willing to assist and was very knowledgeable! My highlight of the tour was to see and feel snow for the 1st time (back home in Australia, snow is a non event). I couldn't have asked for a better way to see snow then at the Grand Canyon. The Grand Central Cafe was a delight to have lunch with a beautiful selection of food! The tour price was exceptional and value for money!! We look forward to visiting your beautiful city again. Until next time! Thank you and with love,from your Australian visitors
Hi There!! Just a note to tell you how much we enjoyed the trip to the South Rim on Oct. 26. The driver was so well informed & knew all kinds of trivia that he shared with us.George
I just wanted to let you know that the South Rim Bus Tour was absolutey fantastic and well done. I have been to the South Rim before however this was my wife's first trip and I wanted her to have a great experience. She was impressed. Your company did a fabulous job with making that experience a great one. I am sure on my next trip, I will use you company for future tours. Thanks for a job well done. Tony
My husband and I recently took the grand canyon tour through your company. Our pilot and guide was professional, fun and made the trip the favorite part of our visit to Las Vegas! Thank you so much for a wonderful tour. Your company is truly top-notch! I've already recommended your company to friends who plan to travel to Las Vegas later in the year.Donna
I joined to get Williams at Grand Canyon Railway Hotel, got a train, and picked up at Grand Canyon. I miss the time, I was looking for the bus. The bus driver was looking for us and took us to Las Vegas. The driver had a good job to people make comfortable. We could enjoy very much. Thank you very much for our driver yesterday. You really have a good driver. Good job and good conversation. Nobuko
I am writing to say thank you for a wonderful trip my husband and I took yesterday to the Grand Canyon South Rim. We really enjoyed our time, the very nice bus, the driver's comments and knowledge of the area, and information he provided. He had a great sense of humor and overall he provided a great day for us! We would like to make sure he is recognized for the great effort he puts into each trip. He is a first class tour bus driver! Thanks again!!Brandy and Jaime
We had the best trip to the Grand Canyon. We had a wonderful day we will always remember, and will sure recommend your company to anyone we know who want a canyon trip! Thank you so much.Doreen and Rob