Vegas Balloon Rides is the premier hot air balloon operator in the Las Vegas Valley. Sunrise flights depart daily, weather permitting, and take you on the adventure of a lifetime with serene and tranquil views of the Mojave Desert. Experience Western Nevada and Eastern California from soaring heights of 10,000 feet and more!
The Vegas Balloon Rides meet at least 1 hour before sunrise.
The address to the meeting location is 4390 Polaris Ave, Las Vegas, Nevada 89103.
A hot air balloon flight depends on wind speed and direction, so every flight differs in Las Vegas, and the landing sites vary daily.
On average, passenger flights are approximately one hour in length. Some flights can vary from 45 minutes to 1 1/2 hours, depending on the amount of fuel on board. The passenger's combined weight, the temperature of the air, and when the pilot finds a suitable landing field.
Vegas Balloons flies balloons 210,000 cubic ft to 310,000 cubic ft in size. They typically carry 8-12 passengers, making it easy to accommodate families and groups. The large baskets make for more space per person; the balloons have turning vents so the pilot can rotate the balloon during flight, giving everyone a 360-degree view.
The hot air balloons, plus the pilot, carry a maximum of 12 passengers. Our gondolas (baskets) have partitioned compartments for passenger comfort and safety.
There is always plenty to photograph and see both prior to the flight, during, and afterward. You may bring a video camera also. We recommend that you have a suitable soft case, including a carry strap, with you to stow and protect the camera during the landing. Bring extra memory cards and batteries. Panoramic cameras are excellent for scenery.
It is suggested to wear long pants, a light jacket, a hat, and NO sandals or high heels. We do not fly high enough for a temperature change, so plan to dress for the temperature of the day.
Hot Air Balloon passenger flights take place in winds less than 6 knots, with no rain or approaching storms within 100 miles. Flights also require at least 3 miles of visibility and ceilings of at least 3000 feet.
Flights will sometimes have to be canceled as the safety of the passengers, crew, and equipment is of utmost priority. Various factors can cause cancellation, such as weather conditions, equipment malfunction, or pilot injury or illness. Your safety is a concern, and Vegas Balloon Rides will not fly if this is jeopardized. If your flight is canceled, you can reschedule for another flight.
Yes, they are insured by an American-owned, A+-rated insurance company.