There is no hotel pick up for your magical Sunrise Vegas Balloon Ride. Instead you should make your way to the meeting point at the Starbucks 6105 S. Fort Apache Road Southwest Las Vegas between 05:00am and 07:00am, where you will meet a vehicle to take you to the launch site.
The travel time from pick up to launch site will vary according to the launch site selected on that particular day. The launch site chosen each day depends on the wind direction.
Your adventure begins on arrival at the desert launch site. You will receive a 'pre-flight briefing', where you'll learn more about hot-air balloon flight and the history of hot-air ballooning. The crew will begin the inflation process and once the envelope is filled with air, the propane burners are ignited to heat the air inside.
Once the balloon is inflated, you will join your pilot in the beautiful hand-crafted wicker basket. The luxurious, over-sized basket has plenty of room to allow everyone to enjoy the ride to the fullest.
As you gently leave the Earth, you'll be amazed at how light the balloon feels. During the flight you have an unobstructed 360-degree view of Las Vegas and the gorgeous landscape that surrounds it.
The flight will start in the southwest valley. You will enjoy scenic views of some of the residential areas – the renowned Las Vegas Strip to the east and the majestic Red Rock Mountains and Red Rock Canyon to the west.
The flight time varies from 45 to 75 minutes depending on the time of year and temperature.
Back on the earth, you will find that the ground crews have tracked your progress over desert lanes and roads, so they can be ready and waiting for you on your landing. This is always a gala occasion. You are greeted in the traditional manner with flutes of champagne and scrumptious finger food. Soft drinks are also available.
At the end of your thrilling balloon adventure, you will be dropped of back at the pick-up point.