Ballooning is an exhilarating experience for everyone – from the neophyte adventurer to the seasoned veteran, from the young to the more mature. “A magic carpet ride” and “riding on a cloud” are two phrases that have been used to describe the beauty, exhilaration and gentleness of ballooning. Even though you travel at speeds of five to six miles per hour, there is virtually no sensation of motion because you are flying with the wind. Should you light a candle aloft, the flame would remain motionless – there is no breeze since you match its speed exactly.
Experience the breathtaking beauty of Arizona on this scenic air tour that begins in Phoenix, Arizona. After departing you will see the rugged isolation of the Tonto National Forest and the Mazatzal Wilderness. As you pass over the fire scorched ridge of Pine Mountain you will enter the Verde Valley, home to the ancient’s Montezuma’s Well and of course the red rocks of Sedona. Continuing past the Sedona and Oak Creek area you will view the Mogollon Rim, and the beautiful Sycamore Canyon. You will see the historic copper mining town of Jerome; this unique “vertical” town is nestled in the hills with the main street winding up the hillside. Your air tour will conclude with a view of Lake Pleasant the most recent reservoir in Phoenix, Valley of the Sun.
Enjoy a narrated air tour over some of the most scenic areas of Arizona as your flight takes you from Phoenix to the red rocks of Sedona. Upon landing at the Sedona Airport you will be greeted by your Jeep Tour Guide for an incredible 1½ hour back-country jeep tour. Unwind with 1½ – 2 hours of free time at Tlaquepaque where you can browse the unique shops, galleries and restaurants. At your appointed time your jeep guide will return you to the airport for the return flight to Phoenix. (Lunch is not included on the tour.)
This tour encompasses most of Arizona landscape during your scenic flight over the Tonto National Forest, up the Verde Valley, over the beautiful Sedona area, past the San Francisco Peaks, overflight of the Grand Canyon then continue over Marble Canyon, past the beautiful Vermilion Cliffs and historic Lees Ferry before a brief stop in Page.
Let us take you on a trek through Sedona’s Red Rock Country and Arizona’s most photographed town by offering you all there is to see and do in Sedona and give you the “locals only” treatment.
To be true to the area’s rich history, today’s tour gives a chance to explore Native American history dating back over 1000 years. We feature one of two Indian ruins from an age past. Once a busy trade route for the ancestral people of the area, there are 2 options for exploring 1000 year old Sinagua Indian ruins, at either Tuzigoot or Montezuma’s Castle National Monuments.
Join us for a day on the legendary Apache trail. This is the only tour that will take you 22 miles on a dirt road through the entire trail. Experience the full or half day tour and see Arizona’s first designated “Historic Highway”. Don’t just take our word for it, here is what Theodore Roosevelt had to say about the Apache Trail.
Come along to relive the reality and legends of one of the West’s most famous towns. You can belly up to the bar in Big Nose Kate’s Saloon, visit the museum at the Tombstone courthouse and walk amongst the graves at boot hill.
The City Highlights tour is a half day tour that showcases the most popular areas of this dynamic, growing destination.
Lunch is included in our tour and we always choose a unique Arizona location, something that you won’t find back home. Some of our favorite stops include the Sugar Bowl in Old Town Scottsdale or The Farm at South Mountain. The Farm is a real working farm at the base of South Mountain that dates back to the 1920’s. Lunch is served under the Pecan trees.