Southern Arizona Balloon Excursions
537 W. Grant Rd., Tucson
HOURS: Daily, weather permitting
COST: $175 pp
For more than 25 years this local family-owned company has been taking people high into the blue, cloudless skies over Tucson for a glimpse of the desert from above. For the hour-long rides, offered every day that weather permits (no rain and no strong winds), they’ll fill their big balloons for a drift over the Tucson Mountains and the Avra Valley.
Depending on the day, you will likely be in a basket with just a few other people or up to eight. The price includes a champagne brunch upon landing, a certificate, and two pictures. Make sure to bring a hat. Calling ahead to make a reservation is a must.
© Tim Hull from Moon Tucson, 1st Edition