Verde Valley Balloons
Cottonwood, Arizona
Most popular balloon rides

We fly year round - Come join us!

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Scenic Balloon Rides in Cottonwood!

Our site seeing hot air balloon tours depart daily, year round at sunrise.

Your Verde Valley Balloons adventure begins bright and early. Our experienced crew and experienced FAA certified pilots are personable, knowledgeable and entertaining.

Riding the soft desert wind in a hot air balloon is the perfect way to celebrate your special occasions with friends, family or when romance is in the air, and there is no better place to enjoy it than here in Cottonwood, Arizona. Our Champagne balloon flights provide guests beautiful panoramas followed by the traditional Champagne (or sparkling cider) toast where you'll be presented your official Flight Certificates. The memories will last a lifetime.

All balloon flight options are listed below

Champagne balloon rides

Champagne Flights

Adults: . . . . . . . $199 $169
Kids 6 - 14: . . . $125

Duration: Allow 3.5 hoursFrom the time we meet until we return to the meeting location.
Flight Time: 45 min. - 1+ hour You will be in the air 45-60 minutes or longer depending on weather.
Occupancy: 12 max.
Champagne / Sparkling cider
Light refreshments and snacks
Commemorative flight certificate

Champagne balloon rides

Champagne Flight Voucher

Adults: . . . . . . . $199 $169
Kids 6 - 14: . . . $199 $169

Duration: Allow 3.5 hoursFrom the time we meet until we return to the meeting location.
Flight Time: 45 min. - 1+ hour You will be in the air 45-60 minutes or longer depending on weather.
Occupancy: 12 max.
Champagne / Sparkling cider
Light refreshments and snacks
Commemorative flight certificate

If you'd prefer to book by phone, please call 928-399-9833 where a customer service agent will be happy to help.

* Kids pricing ONLY available when purchasing from verdevalleyballoons.com.
* Anyone under 18 years old must be accompanied by a fare paying adult.
* Kids Discount and Special Offers can not be combined with any other specials, discounts, or 3rd party offers.

POLICIES

Passenger Limitations

All passengers must be able to climb in and out of the basket, stand for the entire flight, and possibly walk out of a field if necessary. We cannot fly any passenger who has had recent surgeries or broken bones, hip or knee replacements in the past two years, is pregnant, or is unable to stand for the duration of the flight. Children must be a minimum of 6 years old and any passenger under the age of 18 must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian. Maximum individual weight is 280 pounds / 127 Kilograms / 20 stone. Your safety is our main concern. If you are concerned about any health issues, please consult with your physician prior to scheduling or call our office to discuss your individual situation.

Flight Certificate Delivery

All flight certificates are emailed within 24 hours of order receipt. If you are unable to receive and/or print the flight certificates via email, please call us and we will mail the certificates via US Postal service. When US Postal Service delivery is requested, we will ship them within 48 hours of order receipt.

Scheduling Flight Certificates given as gifts

Simply present the flight certificates and other paperwork to whomever you intend to give the ride, and have them contact us to schedule, or they may schedule on our website using the codes on the flight vouchers. Since we will not know to whom they have been given, we will not contact you to schedule. It is your responsibility to make sure the recipient contacts us to schedule their ride. Please ask the recipient to have a calendar handy when calling so we can pick a mutually agreeable time. If we are unable to fly the first opportunity for any reason, they can contact us to reschedule at their convenience.  Flight Certificates issued by us do not expire unless they are forfeited or were donated by us for a charitable donation.  Any charitable donation certificates will expire 1 year after the issue if no expiration date is on the certificate.

Flight status hot line

Once your reservation is completed, and you have received a confirmation from us, you are confirmed for that specific day's flight. The email confirmation will include the flight status line number to call before your flight.  You are required to call that number at the time indicated in the email to get the status of your scheduled flight.  The flight line will inform you of three options: 1. that the flight is a go, 2. on a weather hold, or 3. canceled.  It will also provide instructions about how to proceed based upon the flight status.  If the flight is on, it will include the meeting time at our welcome center, the address of our welcome center, and hotel pickup information for those who reserved round trip hotel pick up transportation. Please note hot air ballooning is weather dependent and that we do expect all guests to be in the local area prior to your flight; to avoid being late or missing your flight please make necessary preparations. Orlando Balloon Rides will not be responsible in the event you do not arrive for your flight. This is true even if the flight is placed on a weather hold.  If something changes on our end, such as weather, we will amend the flight status line, so please check the flight status line one more time in the morning prior to leaving for the welcome center.  It is your responsibility to ensure we have a valid contact phone number and you are available. Please arrive at the given meeting location on time. We will leave for the launch site approximately 10 minutes after the meeting time. If you are not present, you will be considered a no-show. Please see the policy below on no-shows. If the weather is unsafe to fly, we will work with you to reschedule your flight.

No-Show Policy

A "No-show" is anyone who fails to show up for a flight after scheduling a flight. No-shows have a substantial impact on our business. As a result of no-shows we either flew an aircraft only partially full, or we didn't fly at all. Either way we incurred the same expense to fly whether we were able to fly you or not, therefore a no-show will result in a forfeiture of your flight fee, certificate, voucher or deposit and we will consider our obligation for that flight to be fulfilled. No refund will be possible since we incurred the cost of the flight in your absence. Please make sure to allow sufficient time for arrival at the meeting location, and call us if you are running late. If you are using a third party certificate of any type to pay for your flight, that voucher will be redeemed and considered used and you will not be entitled to a refund from that third party agency.  Should you manage to get a refund from them, we will charge the card you provided us at scheduling for your flight fee. There are no exceptions to this policy under any circumstances.

Weather Cancellation Policy

Weather is always a concern and does force cancellations and rescheduling of flights. If it clearly isn't going to be safe to fly on your date and time, the flight status line will announce this as soon as the decision is made before the flight.  Please call us the next business day to reschedule your adventure. If the flight is on, we will provide specific meeting times and locations for the morning's adventure.  If the weather forecast isn't clear for the next morning, we will place the flight on a weather hold and ask everyone to call about 1 hour before the morning's expected meeting time to get an updated forecast.  At that time we will let you know for sure if the flight is on. If we must cancel your flight due to weather, simply call us to reschedule your flight.  If you are unable to reschedule, and you paid us directly for your flight, please call us for your options.

Cancellation Policy

If you cancel at least 48 hours prior to your scheduled flight, there is no penalty and you may reschedule. If you cancel with less than the required notice, or fail to show up the morning of your flight, we will charge the full amount to the card on file as a cancellation fee, or your flight certificate, voucher or prepayment will be considered forfeit and you will not be allowed to reschedule that reservation. No credit will be given in any way for cancelling with less than the required notice or for no-shows.

Refund Policy

All flight certificates and prepaid flights purchased directly from Verde Valley Balloons are fully refundable within one (1) year from the date of purchase as long as either no flight has been scheduled, or you cancel your first scheduled flight at least 48 hours prior to flight time. All refunds will be issued to the original purchaser in the original purchase method (credit card purchases will be refunded via the same credit card) if possible. If not, a refund will be issued via company check. No refunds will be issued to no-shows, those that show up intoxicated, or anyone whose flight certificate, flight, or voucher has been forfeited for any reason. No refund will be granted after one (1) year from sale. Even if the certificate is not refundable, as long as it hasn't been forfeited or used, it can still be used.  There are no exceptions to this policy.

f you are eligible for a refund, we will process the request within 7-10 business days.  If your flight was purchased through any third party, you will have to discuss any refund request with them.  We are not able to provide refunds for any third parties for any reason.

Payment Options

We are pleased to accept MasterCard, Visa, Discover, American Express, and cash. We do not accept checks as a form of payment. 

FAQs

Are we insured?
We are insured by an American-owned, A+ rated insurance company.
What time are the balloon flights?
We meet about 30 min. before sunrise. The exact meeting time will be included with your balloon ride confirmation.
Where do we meet?
The address to our meeting location is: 2003 East Rodeo Drive, Cottonwood, AZ 86326.
Where will the balloon land?
A balloon flight is dependent on wind speed and direction. Every flight is different and our landing sites vary.
What should I wear?
Ballooning is an outdoor sport activity, so you should wear whatever you feel comfortable in and the type of clothing that you would expect to wear for a walk in the countryside on the day you fly. For women, climbing into the gondola will be very awkward in a dress or skirt. It is strongly recommended that all shoes worn should have flat soles. Please do not wear flip-flops or open-toed shoes.
Can I take a camera?
Absolutely, there is always plenty to photograph both prior to the flight, during and afterwards. You may bring a video camera also. We recommend that you have a suitable soft case, including carry strap, with you to stow and protect the camera during the landing. Bring extra memory cards and batteries. Panoramic cameras are nice for scenery.

Professionalism and Safety

Verde Valley Balloons rides in Cottonwood
928-399-9833

Our FAA certified commercial/instructor pilots are seasoned, professional experts in hot air balloon flight. Each Verde Valley Balloons pilot has an excellent FAA safety record. In keeping with FAA regulations, which hot air balloon pilots are required to do, each pilot undergoes a rigorous training program in order to earn his/her pilot license through the FAA. Each pilot must then "renew" their ratings every two years by taking a required Flight Review (exam) administered by an FAA commercial balloon pilot. We value our passengers' safety as well as our own, and thanks to strict federal regulations, hot air ballooning is one of the safest forms of aviation today.

Why Fly with Verde Valley Balloons

  • We are fully licensed and insured. All of our pilots are FAA certified commercial pilots with many, many years of experience. Our pilots are some of the safest in the industry and as a result, we are proud to say we have a perfect safety record. We can emphatically make a statement like this because we are very conservative in our flight decision making, and if the weather conditions aren't right, we will cancel the flight. We have a very strict operations guide that all of our pilots must follow that defines what we will fly in and what we won't. This ensures there is no ambiguity in flight decision making and ensures your safety remains our top priority in everything we do.
  • We focus on you to ensure you have the highest quality experience possible. We could be bigger, but we don't want to lose the personal attention that it takes to deliver a World Class experience.
  • We also have an A+ rating with the BBB, are members of the Balloon Federation of America and the Professional Ride Operator Division.
  • We carry the best insurance available in the industry. If you would like to see a copy of our policy, please call us and we will gladly email you a copy of our insurance.

Verde Valley Balloon's commitment to safety is always foremost.

  • Verde Valley Balloons is a zero tolerance workplace. All of our pilots, crew and office staff are subject to random drug screenings.
  • We will not fly in unsafe conditions.
  • Our equipment requires a full FAA inspection annually or every 100 hours (which ever comes first) by FAA certified aircraft inspectors.
  • Before every flight our Pilot and ground crew inspect the balloon, envelope, rigging and gondola.
  • Watch us prepare for flight and you'll see the many safety checks we make.
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Balloon Flight Vouchers

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Give the gift of flight!

Flight Vouchers make the perfect birthday, Christmas, anniversary, wedding, Mothers Day, Fathers Day, graduation or Valentine gift. They are emailed within 24 hours, and are fully refundable at any time prior to check-in for your first scheduled flight.

Champagne Flight Vouchers and Private Flight Vouchers are emailed within 24 hours of order receipt. If you are unable to receive and/or print the flight certificates via email, please call us and we will mail the certificates via US Postal service. When US Postal Service delivery is requested, we will ship them within 48 hours of order receipt.

All of our flight certificates are fully refundable at any time prior to check-in for your first scheduled flight. All refunds will be issued to the original purchaser in the original purchase method (Credit card purchases will be refunded via the same credit card) if possible. If not, a refund will be issued via company check. No refunds will be issued to no-shows, those that show up intoxicated or anyone who has forfeited their flight certificate for any reason covered in these policies. Additionally, no refund will be granted after one (1) year of no contact either from the time of initial sale, or for one (1) year after a cancellation of a flight. This does not mean the flight is forfeited, even if you call us after not hearing from you for more than 1 year, we will still schedule the flight and honor the certificate. It is just no longer eligible for a refund. Please note though that we dispose of all records after ten (10) years. Flight certificates are considered abandoned and are discard after ten (10) years of no contact and are then considered forfeited.

In short, just stay in touch with us so we can get your ride accomplished. We want to fly someone for every certificate sold and will work with you however possible to make it happen, but honestly, after 10 years of not hearing from you, we are going to give up.

Once you have your flight certificates, present the flight certificates and other paperwork to whomever you intend to give the ride to and have them contact us to schedule. Since we have no clue who you give them to, it is your responsibility to make sure the recipient contacts us to schedule their ride with a calendar handy. If we are unable to fly the first opportunity for any reason, they can contact us to reschedule at their convenience.

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Meeting Location

We will meet you at the Cottonwood Walmart (in the south east corner of the parking lot) located at: 2003 East Rodeo Drive, Cottonwood, AZ 86326

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