Type: Other Tours, Other
If you always wanted to go up, up and away in a hot air balloon, now is your chance.
Vegas Balloon Rides offers a spectacular bird's-eye view of the Las Vegas valley, including both city and countryside areas. Your hot air balloon adventure begins with pick-up at your hotel or the company office, located at 4390 Polaris Avenue, before heading to the launch site. At the launch site, you'll listen to a brief orientation on the upcoming balloon ride. After, watch with awe as your balloon takes shape right before your eyes. The balloon stands more than 10 stories tall. Once it's fully inflated and ready for take off, climb into the gondola and get ready to fly.
After approximately an hour-long balloon ride, you'll prepare for landing. Once on the ground, listen as your guides share the oldest of ballooning traditions. The tour concludes with a champagne toast and snacks.
For ballooning, Vegas Balloon Rides require light winds, good visibility and no precipitation. The balloon flies approximately 1000 feet high, but will come down to touch the tree tops or skim across nearby fields. Since the balloon flies with the prevailing winds, the flight patterns and landing sites vary due to the changing wind directions.
The flights are approximately one hour in length, but the total adventure (including the orientation and transportation) is about three hours long.
Make sure to dress comfortable, including sensible shoes. Hats are highly recommended.