Start your early morning at Palm Springs area balloon adventures meet at Café Italia and begin with a continental breakfast. During November to February, the winter season between evening flights is also available. After every short ride in the shuttle van to the launch site, you will watch the ground crew inflate the balloons to 7-stories high.

There are many various size balloons that can accommodate one to twelve guests, plus the pilot. You may charter a balloon for your party only or with others.  A pilot will apply hot air with the powerful balloon engines and the balloon will effortlessly lift off to float with the gentle breeze. California is one of the best places for Hot air Ballon ride.

Most of the flight path often takes guests over natural deserts, lush country club golf resorts, Date Palm groves and polo clubs. A Pilots will point out interesting sites and wildlife during the approximately one-hour tour. We follow all rules with ballooning and toast the adventure with Champagne or sparkling juice, and your pilot will present you with flight awards.

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Plan your trip to spend about 2 ½ hours with us total time. This hot air balloon activity is suitable for all ages and abilities. We recommend that you dress casually and wear closed flat shoes, please no high heels or sandals. Do dress in layers in the morning, it may be cool, however, it will be warmer in the balloon. Suppose, If you are tall or have thinning hair, you may wish to wear a hat or cap.

The good ways to appreciate the panoramic desert of the Greater Palm Springs area is to literally get above it takes in the expanses of citrus trees and palms date, the sagebrush, the spring wildflowers, and even the 100-plus manicured golf courses from a hot air balloon, with the San Jacinto and Santa Rosa mountains as a backdrop.

Many operators do hot-air balloon rides in the Coachella Valley, primarily in the high season of November through May, with sunrise and sunset being the most popular times of the day for tours.


Operators will typically come to pick you up at your hotel for the trip and tours are fairly small anywhere from two to 10 of you along for the ride. Balloons Above, Fantasy Balloon Flights, and  Hot Air Balloons all use FAA-certified pilots and embrace the centuries-old tradition of offering up some sparkling wine after your voyage. Expect to be in the air anywhere from 40 to 90 minutes.

Some operators will let you get pretty hands-on. They let passengers help set up and take down the balloon before and after their flights, while Balloons Above is happy to arrange lessons on how to fly a hot air balloon yourself. On the ride in Fantasy Balloon Flights tour of Palm Springs, the pilot will point out spots like the San Andreas Fault, the Salton Sea, and even celebrity homes.


The fastest and most inexpensive way to get to experience the thrill of a Palm Springs hot air balloon ride is to embark on a shared aerial tour. This is the most popular balloon ride option that we offer. It allows just about anyone to get to feel the sensation of floating through the skies. The weather in Palm Springs is perfect for hot air ballooning.

The warm, dry heat makes for a comfortable setting and a clear view throughout our sunrise and sunset aerial tours of the city. The balloon baskets can hold people from 2 to 10 people depending on the size of the gondola. Your Shared balloon ride will be filled to capacity.

The number to guests will determine which balloon you will be going up in. Our partner’s balloons are the most technologically advanced and comfortable hot air balloons available on the market today.

We offer aerial tours all year round, but the high season runs from April through November. Book a Shared balloon ride and get to experience the skies of sunny California with a group of like-minded people. The feeling of hot air balloon ride in California is unimaginable.

You can even make new friends with your companions. If you prefer to enjoy this shared experience with your friends, you can invite them to share a ride with you. Your flight will last for about an hour once you are up in the air. You should plan to spend about half of the day for setup and transportation to and from the launch site.

After your flight has concluded, you will be transported back to the main site in an air-conditioned van. At this point, people tend to start sharing their photos with others in the group. The photos you will take during this magical adventure will be breathtaking. On your visit to California should go and experience this fantastic ride.