Best Time to Ride
Hot air balloon rides in Arizona are the perfect way to experience beautiful scenery. People often ask when the best time to fly is, and the answer is usually a personal preference.
Firebird Balloons, like most companies, offer sunrise and sunset balloon rides since that is when the temperature and weather conditions are best. Our hot air balloon rides are private and personalized, making it a once-in-a-lifetime experience to check off any bucket list.
Sunrise Balloon Rides
Nothing compares to experiencing the Arizona mornings in a hot air balloon with family, friends, or loved ones. Riders get to see the sunrise over the Sonoran desert and other Arizona scenery. Our balloons carry up to 6 people making this experience even more special.
Our sunrise flights are offered year-round because the early morning weather conditions make for the perfect flying atmosphere. Wake up early to catch exhilarating views that can’t be seen anywhere else. Reserve your morning sunrise flight today.
Sunset Balloon Rides
Seeing the sunset up in the air is truly breathtaking, especially when experiencing it with loved ones. We specialize in smaller balloon flights making this adventure even better. Riders get to enjoy the sunset over Arizona landscapes.
Evening flights are only offered at certain times throughout the year because weather conditions are not always safe. Our sunset balloon flights are only offered from November through March, so don’t wait and experience the sunset like never before.
Why Only Sunrise and Sunset Balloon Rides?
Rising and falling with hot and cold air, our hot air balloons can soar up to 7,000 feet just floating with the wind. It takes experts to be able to master steering a hot air balloon. As mentioned before, weather conditions have to be just right to make for perfect balloon flying weather. Rain, thunderstorms, and strong winds can make it dangerous to operate a hot air balloon.
The ideal climate to ride in a hot air balloon is during stable wind conditions and clear skies. In the middle of the day, the sun heats up the Earth sometimes making it too hot for balloons to fly and harder to control. The morning and evening times in Arizona are usually when the winds are the calmest and the temperatures are cooler. Those conditions make it the best time to go up and away.
Firebird Balloons wants to ensure the safest flights, so rides are sometimes canceled because of hazardous weather conditions.
Ready to embark on the journey of a lifetime with sunrise and sunset balloon rides? Schedule your hot air balloon ride by contacting us today! We’ll take you up, up, and away to experience the Arizona landscape like never before.